Telecommunication Equipment Importation

About the service:

This involves importing the type approved telecom equipment into the Kingdom of Bahrain for (use, sale, distribute, etc.)

Process of the service:

Step 1: obtain a direct access to Bahrain custom “OFOQ” system to apply for TRA’s approval

Step 2: Customs Affairs will create for you an account (username & password) to facilitate your access to “OFOQ” system upon completing and submitting the online form along with a copy of your CR & a copy of the Smart Card of the intended user/s to

Required document of the service:

  • TRA Type Approval Certificate
  • To fill the online application form with full details. Click here
  • Features and technical specifications of the imported equipment (if needed).
  • Shipment details (e.g. Airway Bill, Bill of Loading, Shipment Invoice Number)
  • Port of entry.


When applying, please bear in mind the following:

  • Our Key performance indicator (KPI) period to process each application is 3 working days. You can follow up with your request in 3 days time of the requested date or you can easily check via OFOQ system.
  • To consolidate all the required supporting documents in a single file when uploading the same into “OFOQ” system.
  • A guidance manual is online to walk you through the applying steps in “Ofoq” system.

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