Customs fees and taxes can now be paid via the National Portal, bahrain.bh without the need to physically visit service centres, the Ministry of Interior’s (MoI) Customs Affairs announced.
Beneficiaries of the new service include customs brokers; importers with Bahraini or GCC citizenships; Bahrain or GCC commercial registration holders; governmental and non-governmental entities; international organizations, military missions, embassies and consulates; universities, schools, and other academic, professional, and technical training institutions accredited by the Ministry of Education; and Bahrain Customs itself.
Payments can be made via credit or debit cards by visiting bahrain.bh and selecting ‘Pay Customs Fees and Taxes’. Users should then enter their Customs Declaration Numbers and Importer Identity Numbers.
To view importer identity types, users can select ‘Help’ or ‘Continue’, which will display the details of the customs declaration including the Declaration Number, Importer Identity Number, total fees in Bahraini Dinars, and other details of due fees and taxes.
Applicants should enter personal contact details such as phone numbers or emails and make their payments to complete their transactions.
Once done, payment details will be automatically displayed, showing the payment receipt, the customs declaration, fees, and the applicant’s details. Beneficiaries must keep a copy of the receipt either by printing it or having it emailed to them.