CUSTOMS REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR CLEARING
SEA SHIPMENTS PERSONAL EFFECTS
The following documents are required by Customs to clear Sea freight shipments upon arrival in Nigeria:
- Original International Passport of Consignee
- Original resident permit/ green card (non-Nigerians)
- Consignee’s signature on the original Bill of lading (OBL) and a Letter of Authority
- Packing list
There will be duty payable on cars and new items, as advised by Customs. The log book and any other relevant vehicle papers will be required for Customs verification clearance.
- A Pre Arrival Assessment Report (PAAR) will be required. To process this document, the following would be required:
- A valid approved Form M
- CCVO (Combined Certificate of Value and Origin)
- Packing list
- Manufacturers Certificate
- Air Waybill (AWB) for Air shipments; OBL for sea shipments
FORM M PROCESSING
- Completed form M
- Proforma Invoice
- SONCAP Product Certificate ( if applicable )
- Insurance (Marine)
These are shipments consigned to Diplomats and High commissions; or Organization with diplomatic status in Nigeria. Such shipments are duty-free and are not physically examined by Customs here in Nigeria (Diplomatic Immunity).
The following documents are required to clear diplomatic shipments:
- Original Bills of lading duly endorsed by the consignee, stamped by the applicable Embassy and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Form CC1 and/or CC2 and/or CC3 duly stamped by Customs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the applicable Embassy. Form CC1 applies to personal effects, CC2 to food & Beverage and CC3 to vehicles.
- Packing list stamped by the Embassy.
- Vehicle papers (if applicable).
- Consignee’s passport page (for individual diplomat)
- Letters of Authority from the Embassy, each addressed to NCS (Nigeria Customs Service), the applicable shipping company and others Federal Government Agencies allocated to the Customs Command.
“Please note that the above Customs requirements, regulations and procedures are subject to change, we would therefore keep you apprised of new developments.”