Worldwide Moving – Nigeria

PROHIBITED AND RESTRICED GOODS
Firearms, explosive, dangerous chemicals, narcotics, ivory, live/dead poultry, vegetables including tomato puree and paste, textiles, fabrics, fruits, wines and liquor.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS
The customs regulation demands that prior to moving to Nigeria, shipper must make sure that a resident permit will be granted to them. Please note that pre-shipment inspection at the port of loading for household goods have been abolished. Only general cargos still pass through pre-shipment inspection at the port of loading. After the physical inspection of the shipment, Clean Report of Inspection (CRI) will be issued in respect of the general cargo.
Please note however that effective from June 2002, destination inspection will be reintroduced for all goods coming into Nigeria. Details are currently being worked out by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Household Goods, Personal effects

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
Nigerian Customs and excise unaccompanied Baggage Declaration, Asycuda, Bill of Lading / Airway bill and Clear inventory of household goods (in English), Passport, OBL, Residence Permit.

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS REGARDING IMPORTATION
Personal and Household effects, the property of a passenger landed at any Customs Port, Customs Airport / Customs Stations within two months of the arrival of the passenger within such further periods as the Minister may allow to the extent permitted by the Minister and subject to any conditions imposed by it and provided the ‘Baggage’ shall not be interpreted to include any vehicle or any goods intended for sale, barter/exchange.

AVERAGE CLEARANCE TIME
10 Working days from the date of discharge.
CUSTOMER PRESENCE REQUIRED FOR CLEARANCE
Together with the original international passport

REMARKS / RECOMMENDATIONS
Consignee should have a Residence Permit, valid for at least two years. If this has not been obtained at the time of clearance, the consignee may produce a letter from the Ministry of Internal Affairs stating that the Residence Permit is being processed.

Diplomatic Removal
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED

(1) OBL or AWB (2) Inventory of household goods (in English)
CUSTOMS REGULATIONS REGARDING IMPORTATION
Exemption from Duties Form CC1, CC11 and CC111 to be solicited from the Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pets, Animals
DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED
Health and Vaccination Certificates. Animals to be inspected by a vet immediately after arrival and transportation to Quarantine. Need full details of pets and animals in advance to apply for permit.

DOCUMENTATION AND SHIPMENT INFORMATION
Documentation

The following documentation’s are essential for the smooth clearance and delivery of used household goods or personnel effect shipments. If demurrage charges occur due to lack of documentation or incorrect consignment information, all costs will be billed back to the origin agent. All documents should be mailed to shipper.
Please forward the following documents:
1. Original Air Waybill or Ocean Bill of Lading
2. Original packing list or inventory
3. Certificate of insurance (if applicable)
4. Transmittal Letter (Advising consignee information, billing Instruction)

Pre-shipment Advice
Immediately upon departure of any shipment E-mail/Fax with the following information:
1. Full name of Owner (as written in passport)
2. Full name of Company (Shipper’s Employer)
3. Name and Telephone number of contact person
4. Airway bill or Ocean Bill of Lading number
5. Flight or vessel information
6. Number of pieces and weight of shipment

WARNING:
Making a false or misleading statement to the Authorities is an offence and may involve heavy penalties. Drug trafficking is against the law and severe penalties apply.

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Sea & Air International cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use. As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Australian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

What our Customers say:

We’ve finally moved into our house in Sydney and received our goods from storage. It’s been a long 5 months but very happy to be settling into our family home.

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– Sean and Kristen Miller