Customs Release Permit for Telecom Devices

Service Description

Through this service, TDRA issues customs release permits for telecommunications equipment in the UAE.

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To view technical standards, Click here

Service Steps
Expected Time

One working hour


Free of charge

SDGs Goal

Industry, Innovation And Infrastructure

Target Audience

- Individuals

- business

- government entities

Service Channels


Mobile Application

Service Conditions

For individuals: Device is compatible with the technical requirements approved by TDRA and published on its website

For companies: Company must be registered with TDRA / approved device by TDRA

Complication Level


Service Package


Service outcome

Issuing custom release permit

Service Remark

FAQs: What are the types of custom release permits? - Customs release permit for commercial purposes - Temporary customs release permit - Customs release permit for telecommunication equipment imported for personal (non-commercial) use. - Permanent customs release permit.

Service Limitation

Service may be requested by: - Individuals who are interested in importing telecommunications equipment for personal use. - Manufacturers and suppliers of telecommunications equipment in the UAE registered with TDRA. - International and local companies attending exhibitions in the UAE

Linkage to Other Services

For companies: Register telecom supplier/Equipment Registration

Required Documents

For individuals:

  • Customs documents for the shipment.
  • Technical specifications of the devices

For companies:

  • Type Approval under the company profile.
  • Customs Declaration.
  • Bill of landing
  • Packing list or invoice.

International or local companies attending exhibitions in UAE should submit the following documents to TDRA:

  • A letter from the organizer stating the company concerned will participate in the exhibition, including the name, date, location of the exhibition, and the stand number of the company.
  • A letter of undertaking from the company addressed to TDRA stating that the devices will be returned to their source after the end of the exhibition

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14/02/2024 21:35

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