Quickly Send a Parcel from Singapore to Pakistan with these easy tips!

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Pakistan is a South Asian country and is Asia’s 8th largest exporter of textile goods. The major component of the country's economy is trade and services. In fact, according to the World Bank's collection of development indicators, Pakistan's imports of goods and services (as a percentage of GDP) were 16.63% in 2020. Having said that, the country needs a dependable courier service for sending other essential goods and services. DHL Express can be of great assistance in this situation.

Shipping from Singapore to Pakistan is now easy, thanks to DHL’s on-time, expedient and door-to-door delivery service. Here is a comprehensive guide on shipping a package from Singapore to Pakistan, including all the relevant information on customs regulations.

Customs guidelines for Pakistan

Tea, seeds

  • Consignee must present a plant protection certificate (Phytosanitary Certificate/Quarantine) at the time of clearance.
  • In about 4-5 days, formal clearance will be granted.

Drugs: prescription

  • Consignee must submit a doctor's prescription for personal use, and the commodity must be in limited quantity.
  • The consignee must produce a health certificate from the Director General of Health (Government of Pakistan) at the time of clearance for company usage and in commercial quantities.
  • Formal clearance will be granted in 4-5 days.


  • Customs will confiscate the goods if the content is deemed offensive to the country.

Textile articles

  • Worldwide Parcel Express (WPX) to and from India is not permitted.

Chemicals, non-hazardous, media storage device, transparencies

  • Material safety data sheet (MSDS) will be required and formal clearance will be given in three days

Industrial equipment

  • Brewery machinery is prohibited for entry into Pakistan.

Ship, parts of (gib, bearing)

  • For ship parts in transit, the delivery order must be forwarded to the shipping agent mentioned on the AWB for self-clearance.
  • The following must be stated on the AWB:

a.  The name and location of the shipping agent

b.  The name of the vessel

c. Ship spares in transit.

  • Expect a delay of 2-3 days for clearance.

Electronic equipment, mobile phones, accessories & component

  • A No Objection Certificate (NOC) or a type approval certificate from PTA (Pakistan Telecommunication Authority) is necessary for clearance of all communication equipment, including gateways, GPRS/Wi-Fi modems, mobile phone handsets, iPhones and tablets (commercial, noncommercial or gift).
  • On the shipper invoice, the IMEI (International Mobile Station Equipment Identity) number must be stated.
  • In Pakistan, used electronic or telecommunication equipment, as well as mechanical parts, are prohibited. If these goods arrive in Pakistan, customs will seize them, and they will not be eligible for Return to Origin (RTO).
  • Mobile phones will be subject to a levy tax as detailed below:

o   If the declared value plus duty/taxes (DV + D/T) is between PKR 1,000 and PKR 10,000, no levy tax is applicable.

o   If DV+D/T = PKR 10,001 to PKR 40,000, a PKR 1,000 levy tax is imposed.

o   If DV+D/T = PKR 10,001 to PKR 40,000, a PKR 1,000 levy tax is imposed.

o   If DV+D/T = PKR 40,000 to PKR 80,000, a PKR 3,000 levy tax is imposed.

o   If DV+D/T exceeds PKR 80,000, a PKR 5,000 levy tax is imposed.

Shipping Guide from Singapore to Pakistan

  • First, get a DHL Express AWB. It will assist in relaying any transportation-related instructions and information about the contents and features of your consignment.
  • After that, start preparing your commercial invoice. It is another necessary document required for your delivery to pass through customs and arrive in Pakistan securely. Remember that all your paperwork must state accurate and complete information about your parcel.

For instance, paperwork required for clearance of company shipments include – a) Detention receipt, b) Authority letter from consignee, c) SRO benefit (if applicable), d) Copy of sales tax registration (GST) certificate, e) Copy of National Tax Number (NTN) Certificate, f) WEBOC ID and login, g) EIF (Electronic import form)

Paperwork required for personal shipments are – a) Detention receipt, b) Authority letter from the consignee, c) CNIC copy of consignee, d) Proof of payment/invoice, e) Details of shipment contents, f) Original passport (required for personal effects shipments), g) Gifts must be person-to-person shipment with declared value less than 20,000 PKR

Paperwork needed for repair and return shipments are – a) Bill of entry of first import, b) Original shipping bill with part number, c) Export Invoice with part number, d) Import invoice with part number, e) Shipper and consignee correspondence, f) Repair charges invoice, g) Copy of valid Sales Tax Registration Certificate, h) Copy of National Tax Number Certificate (NTN).

  •  After you’ve done the necessary paperwork formalities, pack your own shipment. Find out more about how to pack your shipments the right way.
  • Then, you will have to schedule a date for your shipment collection. You can either schedule a pickup from MyDHL + or call our customer service or lodge it at any DHL Express retail store. Once your shipment is in our care, you can start tracking it using our tracking tool.

Benefits of Using DHL Express for Sending a Parcel from Singapore to Pakistan

  • A diverse selection of international shipping options are available, including door-to-door delivery.
  • DHL Express owns about 87% of the international air express market share in Pakistan.
  • Our knowledgeable in-house customs team in Karachi is available to assist you and your customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week. As a result, the cargo clearance process never comes to a halt. This quality of service is unmatched by any other courier services.
  • In Pakistan, DHL Express customer support is available from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, including public holidays.
  • We offer flexible delivery options to our customers, allowing them to choose the time and place of their shipment’s delivery.
  • Our shipping tools such as MyDHL+, MyBill, and ODD (On-Demand Delivery) services make the international shipping process much easier.
  • DHL Express Pakistan is ISO 9001:2015 certified, assuring the highest standards of quality management.
  • Customers can also get real-time information on the progress of their shipments.

And there you have it: a list of products that you can now easily ship from Singapore to Pakistan. You can also contact our customer care staff directly for additional information on other goods and services.