Customs Going Overboard


I have recently been complaining about package delays from Customs but it seems it has gone to another level. You can forget that half the people aren’t going to work because they have decided to strike until they get the salary of a CEO in a billion dollar investment company with all the benefits. There are new regulations in customs that EVERY package has to be searched and ANY media goes to ministry of information.

I spoke too soon about my limited edition Gears Of War 3, I should have just picked it up from here instead of the craziness that I now face with them. My package has been transfered to the Ministry of Information because they don’t trust my translation for video game and they said all media has to be searched by Customs not some. I thought customs was an issue before but this has been taken to another level, I went to the Ministry of Information to see what is going on. They told me that it takes 4 days to process and if its clear it is sent back to customs at the airport and then you clear it there. So basically another 7 to 10 days for the whole process to go through on top of the two and half weeks it has been in Kuwait. I will see what will happen next.

A guy who is just trying to enjoy life!


  1. And I just placed an order yesterday from Amazon, Damn.

  2. What do you expect from a country that is going down the drain and don’t fire government employees! I’ve passed by customs a few times to pick up my packages, the government hire illiterate lazy ass employees just for the sake of giving them a job.

  3. Mr. Fred Who Som1 Drove on His Head

    That’s seriously messed up :/ 7aiwanat.

  4. 3azeez

    بدال لا تضيع وزارة الاعلام وقتها على رقابة طلبيات الناس، خل تراقب الفضائيات الكويتية وغيرها من وسائل الاعلام اللي مشرشحتنا!

    انا شخصيا اعتقد ان هدفهم الاوحد هو تطفير المواطن وتكريهه عيشته.

    كل المخالفات، كل التجاوزات, كل البلاوي.. كل المشاكل اللي بالبلد من اجل عيون كم شخص، والمواطن ياكل تبن سواء انترنت، تلفون، كتب، علاج، دراسه وغيره وغيره.

    واخر شي راتبنا ناخذه منيي ورايح في جيوب شركات ممثلين الامة وحكومتها!

  5. 3azeez


  6. that sucks.. big time.. at this rate where we gonna end up.. everything takes long time to process, most of the Gov. employees don’t even know the way to their ministries, and yet they ask for a raise.. WTF!

  7. Lazilae

    Yeah I went twice to MOI and they are totally messed up ! My PS3 games and blue rays on the hands of Om-khalid and Bo-3abdalla !! A typical government Bureaucracy employes. What weird is the shipment take 2 days from the US to Kuwait , and 2-3 weeks weeks to get from showikh to my Home !

  8. I wish they worked enough to deserve the raises that they want. Everyone seems to think that its their right of birth to get paid a crap-load to do jack shit.

    It’s really sad.

  9. I have packages in Customs for over 3 weeks hell some a month and still not yet out :/ This is getting insane!

    Ridiculous! We need customs to be privatized or something because this isn’t cutting it anymore!

  10. This is against international trade laws and free markets ,,, Their goal is clear they don’t us to buy online they want us to buy everything from local traders so their money continue to grow

  11. @N – Its getting ridiculous!

    @id – I think they should all be fired and privatize it and see the difference!

    @essa k alessa – ur kidding that would be ridiculous and probably against the law!

    @Mr. Fred Who Som1 Drove on His Head – 7adhum!

    @3azeez – Very true this is the least of our problems! They want to make our lives a living hell!

    @Kal – At this rate we will want everything delivered digitally! Seriously this will be hell!

    @Lazilae – I know that is ridiculous! I went through the same process as well!

    @Abdul-Aziz -Very ridiculous!

    @elwehbi – Very true! They want compensation for nothing! Let me be there boss for a month and see what happens!

    @Jacqui – It was never cutting it in the first place!

    @Bo6baila – I highly doubt they care about the traders inside of Kuwait! They are doing the same thing to them!

  12. Bittersweet68

    Lucky only 10 days. I waited 4 months for a magazine and was decorated with perfect footprints and this wasn’t the first time. I don’t order any more.

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