Moving to Egypt

Peace of Mind Comes from Knowing What to Expect

Moving from China to Egypt? Shipping Furniture & Personal Effects to Egypt?
RapidWorld Relocations is a leading international moving company in China with offices in Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai. 

Are you moving to Egypt from China?

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Egypt - Egypt
The Pyramids of Giza in Egypt are among the largest and oldest surviving structures of humanity. You are on the western edge of the Nile Valley, about eight miles southwest of the city of Giza. They are about 15 km from Cairo city center and are located directly on the Pyramid Street (Sharia al-Ahram). They are the only surviving of the Seven Wonders of the World. Since 1979, the Pyramids of Giza are among the world cultural heritage.

RapidWorld Relocations is the go-to international company for international moves from and to any location worldwide. For all those relocating to Egypt, we have extensive experience as a moving company to Egypt. We have an international moving network, experience and know-how to help you every step of the way; planning, coordinating and tracking your overseas move to perfection! As a highly regarded overseas moving company, RapidWorld Relocations understands that moving to Egypt may seem a bit daunting, however, we will ensure that your experience is as smooth, stress-free and successful as possible. If you’re looking for an overseas moving company worthy of your trust, contact RapidWorld Relocations today and receive a FREE quote!

While Egypt may not be the first destination that comes to mind for expats relocating to further their professional career or entertain business interests, the country is a cultural hub in the Arab world and is certainly enticing in this manner. As a focal point for regional politics and a traditional epicentre of education, expats moving to Egypt will experience a country as exciting and interesting as ever.

That being said, expats considering moving to Egypt should pay special attention to the country’s safety and political situation. Though not characteristically unsafe, riots and violence have become a problem in the country since 2011. 

When it comes to moving from China to Egypt, there is a process that is long established and RapidWorld is able to help you resolve any issues. From arranging visas, finding properties and school places, to helping you decide what to take, packing it and shipping it to your new home, you won’t be alone. Our services cover whole China span including Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Wuhan, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Guilin, Guiyang, Xiamen, Jinan, Nanchang, Changchun, Harbin, etc. We can move you to everywhere in Egypt including Cairo, Alexandria, Giza, Luxor, etc. Here below are some important information regarding moving personal used household goods and effects to Egypt. Please feel free to contact us should you have any question.

If you have any questions regarding moving overseas or you wish to begin scheduling moving to Egypt, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

The following is not permitted into Egypt and if included in shipments will result in seizure of all prohibited items and possible legal penalties against the shipper:
 -Perishable products
-Drugs of any kind including DHEA’s, narcotics, hallucinogens, amphetamines, barbiturates, tranquillizers and steroids.
-Weapons including firearms or parts, ammunition, replica firearms, spring bladed knives, daggers, knuckle dusters, swords and martial arts equipment.
-Exposed cinematographic (movie) film or videotape depicting death or pornographic material involving children or animals.
-Medicines (whether prescribed by a medical practitioner or not) including herbal.
-Military uniforms of any kind
-Wireless phone
-Remote control airplane or similar devices

-Scanner, fax, printer
-Foodstuffs, beverages and other consumables
-Books, CD & DVD’s, Paintings (maybe required for extensive inspection)
-Electrics and electronics (brand, make, serial numbers need to be provided and declared)

 -Passport copy (original maybe required)
-Residence Permit /work permit
-Employment statement to verify employment in Egypt
-Packing list
-Authorization letter stamped by his/her bank in Egypt or notarized from the Notary Public department in Egypt.

 -Passport copy (original maybe required)
-Packing list
-Authorization letter stamped by his/her bank in Egypt or notarized from the Notary Public department in Egypt.

 -Copy of consignee Passport stamped from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.-Authorization letter signed and stamped from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.-Authorization letter notarized from the Notary Public department in Egypt if the shipment contains Car or Motorcycle.-Packing list and invoice stamped from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.-Form 4DE (Diplomats).-Letter of Guarantee / if there is a car in the shipment only.

 1 – The customs clearance process in Ports usually takes about 7-12 working days after we have received all the required documents. It is not unusual for the process to take slightly longer.2 – All items are subject to custom duty and taxes. (60 % + 14%).3 – All audio visual goods “ tapes, video, DVD, CD ROMS, antiques, Statues, Computers, Printers, toners, phones, books and Paintings will be inspected, viewed, read by Customs and released no sooner than 2 weeks after import, So we prefer not to include these items in the shipment to avoid more demurrage and extra inspections fee.4 – The Inventory must state the model, brand, size and content (e.g., Sony 40” Television) for all electrical and electronic items.5 – All private shippers not having a Letter of Guarantee must pay duties and taxes in cash.6 – The Letter of Guarantee states an amount of money corresponding to the amount of duties and taxes to be paid these funds are placed into a bank account and released to the shipper when moving out of Egypt; at that time, shipment will be fully unloaded and the customs will inspect and register every item with model and description, all items must be re- exported when moving out; otherwise taxes and fines will be paid on each missing item.7 – The Guarantee can only be obtained with a Work Permit and Work Visa.8 – Extra charges may be applied for the inspection of special items, including: alcohol, food, phones and paintings, etc.9 – All shipments, from private to half-diplomatic are subject to customs inspection.10 – Diplomats may be exempted from customs duties and inspection provided they apply for and are granted Form 4DE (Protocol). / Customs clearance procedures will takes 2-3 working days.11 – Wooden crates in air or sea shipments must be fumigated.12 – Container demurrage charges are common because of limited free time, so 21 days free time is preferable.

-Customs clearance times

Air ShipmentsSurface Shipment (FCL)Surface Shipment (LCL)
5-7 working days21-25 working days21-25 working days
Above times are estimates only and on the basis that all required documents are available and in order. Actual time for customs clearance may be subject to change. For more information please contact destination office.

Customs and quarantine procedures 
There is no quarantine required for used household goods and personal effects. 

Above times are estimates only and on the basis that all required documents are available and in order. Actual time for customs clearance may be subject to change.  For more information please contact RapidWorld.

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