The Carnet de Passages en Douane, or CPD,
is the international customs document which covers the temporary admission of
motor vehicles. It is accepted as a customs declaration which makes it possible
to identify a motor vehicle temporarily imported. It also incorporates an
internationally valid guarantee to cover import duties and taxes and secures
their payment should the vehicle not be re-exported.
The CPD is still required today in numerous
countries around the world for the temporary admission of private automobiles,
commercial vehicles or other categories of motor vehicles. It allows free
movement and unencumbered access between foreign countries. Most countries, but
not all, allow this option.
A Carnet is valid for one year from the date of
issue. The carnet is available either to TACI Members and non- members resident
in Iran or to others who have a car registered in Iran. Others must apply to
the auto club or carnet issuer in their country of residence.
The Triptych is a bilateral customs document
that also covers the temporary admission of motor vehicles. This document is
also used in accordance with the provisions of the U.N. Customs Conventions of
1954 and 1956 and issued in Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Mines,
In contrast to the CPD, it is used for the
temporary importation of a vehicle into one country only and may be used up to
10 times to visit that country.
Tourists, foreign passengers or Iranians residing abroad (at least for one
year), the last six months uninterrupted can import their motor vehicles while
traveling to Iran provided that they obtain CPD from touring clubs or national
Automobile Association of the origin country .
Passengers mentioned above can use their automobile inside Iran at most for 3
months and it is possible for them to exit and enter the country via allowed
borders several times.
Persons who temporarily import their vehicles
into the Islamic Republic of Iran must agree to obey the laws and regulations of
the country and particularly the conditions of temporary importation.
is the only authorized issuer of the FIA Carnet to the Islamic Republic of