Deliver documents to Kef Customs Agent 1 week before arrival date of shipment. Shipments do arrive early, and you will incur fees if documents are not ready.
Container-- You should arrive in the country 1-2 weeks before your shipment.
Smaller shipments (LCL) using rights-- Arrive in the country a few days before your shipment. Supply a clear copy of your Teudat Zehut before it arrives at port in order to avoid expenses.
Click on and print out the Customs forms. Sign both pages in Hebrew at (X). Bring originals to our clearer's offices, where they will be filled in. You may be called to a clearer's office to finalize documents.
Customs Form (for download)
Translation (for download)
Tax rights-- If you never cleared a tax-free shipment-- or need an extension after army, full-time study, or 6+ months travel-- sign in at the local Customs office. Bring what you have-- current passports (not kids), teudat zehut, and teudat oleh.
Oleh (or Katin Chozer) with NBN-- Register at local Customs office; scan/send to Kef.
Oleh/Katin without NBN
1st. Get Teudat Oleh from Misrad Haklita (10 days)
2nd Get a Teudat Zehut from Misrad HaP’nim (2 weeks)
3rd Register with Customs.
1st. Register at Misrad HaKlita (the Ministry of Absorption)
2nd. Reigister with Misrad HaP’nim (Ministry of the Interior)
3rd. Register with Customs (see below).
Customs Offices, Sun-Thu, 8am-1:30pm:
Bring to Kef Customs agent (not customs itself):
Customs Inspection At the airport, inspections are the rule. At sea ports for spot-checks or for cause, Customs usually X-rays’ about 1 in 25. See rates.
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