Iran Import Regulations

Iran Flag
Country Code+98
Time Difference-4 Hours and 30 minutes (GMT+4:30)
PortBandar Abbas and Bushehr
Shipping Line---
CurrencyIranian rial
DocumentsProof of Insurance, Permit

Age Restrictions

Vehicles over three years old are prohibited. Importation of diesel engines is prohibited in the country.

Shipping Port

The common shipping ports in Iran are port of Bandar Abbas, port of Bushehr.

Left-Hand Drive Vehicles

Importation of left-hand drive vehicles is allowed in Iran. Vehicles with right steering wheel are prohibited in the country.

Duties and Taxes

Vehicles imported in Iran are subjected to duties and taxes. Importation of vehicles by diplomats can be duty-free with exemption from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran.

Required Documents

  • Permit from the Ministry of Commerce
  • Bill of Lading
  • Vehicle Title / Registration
  • Proof of Insurance

Temporary Importation

Import of used automobile to Islamic Republic of Iran is allowed when a certificate has been obtained from cabinet. Iranian nationals residing abroad are not allowed to import their automobile when returning. However, temporary import of vehicle by foreigners and Iranian residents abroad is allowed by receiving the carnet de passage or tripque booklets from the motoring centers in the original country. Automobiles imported must be re-exported from Iran when the permitted period i.e. 3 months is over. Iranian returning residents importing a used vehicle must have resided outside Iran for at least 6 months.
Those who could not get the carnet de passage or triptique booklets in the country of origin, should get the temporary admission license in the entrance frontier by giving deposit or a bank bond on security.
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