Moving to Saudi Arabia


All games of chance including chess, dice, backgammon, etc., weapons (whether real or ornamental), firearms, military uniforms and equipment, fireworks, any alcoholic beverages/wine including kits or books relating to the manufacturing of such drinks, all food stuffs, narcotics, all types of communications equipment or high wave radios, binoculars or telescopic equipment, statues, figurines, object or image which could be constructed as a graven image or contrary to Islamic morality, pornographic literature or any materials which contain sexual reference (this includes items such as fashion magazines which show women wearing undergarments or swimsuits), political or military literature, Christmas Trees and decorations and stuffed animals.

Items subject for review/censorship: Phonograph records, tapes, CDs, photographs, books magazines, periodicals and other printed matter. Medicines with prescription only, exposed films of any type and telefax machines.


Documents required

Original AWBL or Ocean Bill of Lading.
Original Inventory or packing list / Original valued Inventory
Authorization letter in Arabic to clear shipment. This letter should be attested from local chamber of commerce.
Shipping instructions with full details.
Consignee should provide authorization letter in Arabic to clear shipment. This letter should be attested from local chamber of commerce which will be obtained from the consignee.
If consignee is not present in Saudi Arabia for the clearance, consignee must provide authorization letter, copy of residence permit and copy of passport for clearing the shipment through customs
In the absence of a residence permit, shipment can be cleared if consignees employer provides a letter in Arabic stating that the consignee is employed by their company and their residence permit is under process. This letter is to be signed and stamped by consignee’s employer.
Copy of Passport/Iqama.
Certificate of Insurance.
Transmittal Letter, with consignee information and Billing instructions .

General Cargo

Original AWBL or OBL.
Commercial Invoice (Legalized).
Certificate of Origin (Legalized).
Packing List.
Insurance certificate.
Shipping instructions with full details.


Consign all shipments to: name of owner c/o Shippers Co.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Orbit International Logistics LTD. cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Saudi Arabia customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

Moving to Saudi Arabia

When moving from Canada to Saudi Arabia it is very important to choose the best overseas moving company. Orbit International Moving Logistics is the best international moving company in Canada. With our extensive experience with international relocations to Saudi Arabia, Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Saudi Arabia and finding the right international relocation companies and choosing the best international moving service overseas moving companies. We have listed below helpful ideas and tips that can help you plan you’re moving to Saudi Arabia. Shall you prefer to talk with an International moving consultant, please call (416) 661-4228.

The Best Overseas Moving Companies

There are many overseas moving companies who claim to be the best mover and best relocation company in the country. Of course this cannot be true because then, all the international shipping companies would be the best.

To help determine which overseas moving company is right for you, Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd has gathered some vital points for you to consider.

The best tip – a recommendation from a friend.
Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
Make sure that you are performing an equal comparison between the quotes of the various companies. You compare international relocation rates from the overseas moving companies based on shipping an equal volume of goods and contracting the same exact shipping service on the same dates. Pay special attention to the “EXCLUDES” of each quote to insure that you are not overlooking any hidden fees.
Check the overseas moving company’s referrals and reputation. Ask each company for testimonials from past clients. A reputable overseas moving company should have some for you to review.

Visit the physical office of the overseas moving company you are considering. Never trust an international moving company without a physical address!. In this day and age anyone can have an office in their basement.
Make sure that the overseas shipping company you choose has reputable overseas forwarding agents who can assist you in the same manner that you are getting from the company moving you from Canada.

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd was established by 2 long time family friends who had experienced moves with mixes results. However, none have satisfied the quality of service needed during such an emotional and straining event. We have extensive experience relocating customers worldwide by Ocean Freight and Air Cargo as we are an international shipper. Our rates are always All-inclusive. What sets us apart is the level of service we offer our customers. We provide free, no-obligation estimates, listen to your concerns, and find the solutions best suited to meeting your removal and relocation needs – whether you’re moving your family.(i.e. door-to-door, door to port, full containers, RO-RO, custom crates, etc.) We offer free consultations with one of our relocation specialist and assist you in planning moving to Norway and choosing the right overseas moving services.