Do You Want To Ship To Saudi Arabia From The US?

In this guide, you will find all the information needed for the shipping package from the USA to the SA (Saudi Arabia).

If you are interested in specific sections only (VAT, delivery time, etc.), use our navigation below.

Saudi Arabia guide
Saudi Arabia guide

Country abbreviation: SA
Currency: Saudi Riyal/SAR
Capital: Riyadh
Language: Arabic

Shipping Price And Time From The USA To Saudi Arabia

Prices for the shipping from the US to the SA are very affordable. For smaller packages, the price starts on dozens of dollars. The estimated postage and delivery time can be calculated using our postage calculator.

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The price of the shipping depends mainly on the dimensions of the package, its weight, and delivery method you choose. To lower the price to a minimum, choose slower delivery methods.

We send the packages to Saudi Arabia using carriers such as USPS, DHL, FedEx, Aramex or Planet Mail. The delivery usually takes 3–4 days with express methods and 5 to 10 days with cheaper, economy methods.

Duty & TAX

The following part covers Customs Duty and VAT in Saudi Arabia.

Customs Duty

Saudi Arabia has a de minimis value on duty. This means that you have to pay customs duty from every package that is above this value. The value of the package consists of the value of goods, shipping costs, and insurance.

– De minimis for Duty 1000 SAR
– De minimis for Tax 1000 SAR

For more information about import & export check official Saudi Arabia customs page.


All imported packages are subject to a 5% VAT from the total value of the package. Our shipping rates don’t cover this fee. If you will need help with the customs clearance process, let us know to a [email protected].

Important information is that the customs declaration is the responsibility of each customer. If you do not know how to do this, read our guide How to fill out the customs declaration.

Prohibitions & Restrictions On Goods Imported To Saudi Arabia

There are also some restrictions on some goods. Each carrier has its own list of prohibited items. So what you cant ship from the USA to Saudi Arabia? You can read the terms of each carrier under the following links:

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The most important information for you is that you can not import the following items from the US to Saudi Arabia:

WeaponsPornographic materialsSculptures
AlcoholDistillery equipmentPork and pork products
NarcoticsRetreated or used tiresUsed clothing

You need special approval if you want to import the items below:

Agricultural seedsChemicals and harmful materialsNatural asphalt
Live animalsPharmaceutical productsArchaeological artifacts
Periodicals, movies, and tapesWireless equipment
and radio-controlled airplanes
Religious books and tapesProducts containing alcohol (incl. perfume) 

If you are not sure whether some restrictions apply to your goods, please visit Saudi Arabia import and export website, review the above terms of each carrier or contact us at [email protected].

Why Choose Planet Express?

✔️ We offer the best prices on the market.
✔️ We provide excellent customer support.
✔️ We have great customer reviews.

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Useful Information For Purchase And Package Forwarding From The USA To The SA

Read our blog, where we regularly publish tips for different kinds of goods. Also, make sure you visit our following page where you can tutorials on how to order from the most popular US stores.

We deliver to all parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia – from Riyadh, Mecca, Abha, Hofuf, Dammam, to Tabuk, Qatif… We cover almost 100 % of the cities in Saudi Arabia. You can manage everything from the comfort of your home.

Take Advantage Of Some Of Our Other Services

Planet Express is not just about forwarding packages. We also offer our customers additional services such as consolidationfulfillment or Shop For Me service.


Calculate the Postage Price in Advance

You can easily calculate the postage price in advance. Take advantage of our postage calculator. Just fill in some details and you will get an estimate of the price and delivery time.

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Let Us Shop For You

Don’t you have time to shop, or does the business not accept your preferred payment methodTell us what and where you want to buy and we will do the work for you.

Use Shop For Me


Save Up To 80% With Consolidation

f you order more pieces of goods from different stores and you want to save on postage, we recommend using the consolidation serviceYou can save up to 80%.

More about Consolidation

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Do You Have Any Other Wish?

Do you need to scan documents, remove invoices from the package, check the status of the goods, fill customs declaration or something else? Just make a special request.

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Our fulfillment center services are used by those who want to save on storage costs. We offer the opportunity to rent storage space in the California warehouse. In addition, we will handle logistics for you, your only concern being the marketing of your business and the administration. For individual calculation, please contact us at [email protected]

How Does Package Forwarding Work?

Package forwarding from the US to Saudi Arabia may sound complicated. But it is easy to understand! Especially with our video below.

Planet Express Package Forwarding Explained