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In order to aid you in moving to Nigeria we have gathered customs information. We advise you to carefully review the information relating to moving to Nigeria. You may find more up to date information at your local consulate or embassy. Please note, customs regulations are subject to change at any time. GEM Relocations cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.


Documentation Required
  1. Passport (original)
  2. Visa
  3. Work Permit
  4. Residence Permit and personal bank account must be obtained by the customer while in Nigeria in order to apply for Form"M"
  5. Certificate of Residence Change
  6. Customs and Excise Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration
  7. Form Sale 48
  8. Inventory (in English)
  9. PUBD Form must be completed after customer arrives in Nigeria
  10. Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
Customs Regulations
  2. Used personal effects and household goods are generally duty-free, if owned a minimum of six months, not for resale, and are for the owner's continued use
  3. Returning Nigerians must have been abroad for no less than nine months
  4. Shipment must arrive within two months of Customer
  5. Shipments 100% inspected
Dutiable and Restricted Items
  1. Alcohol and tobacco products do not require an import permit if they are included as part of the household goods shipment and are in reasonable quantity, but are subject to import duties
  2. Perfume
  3. Jewelry
  4. Appliances limited to one of each type
  5. All films, videotapes, video discs, publications, audio tapes, gramophone records, computers and compact discs have to be examined by Customs and duties apply
Prohibited Items
  1. Air pistols
  2. Airmail photographic printing paper
  3. Base or counterfeit coin of any country
  4. Beads composed of inflammable celluloid or other similar substances
  5. Blank invoices
  6. Coupons for foreign football pools or other betting arrangements
  7. Cowries
  8. Exhausted tea or tea mixed with other substances. For the purposes of this item, "exhausted tea" means tea which has been deprived of its proper quality, strength or virtue by steeping, infusion, decoction or other means.
  9. Implements appertaining to the reloading of cartridges
  10. Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, books, cards, engravings or any indecent or obscene articles
  11. Manilas
  12. Matches made with white phosphorous
  13. Materials of nay description with a design which, considering the purpose for which any such material is intended to be used, is likely in the opinion of the President to create a breach of the peace or to offend the religious views of any class of persons in Nigeria.
  14. Meat, vegetables or other provisions declared by a health officer to be unfit for human consumption
  15. Piece goods and all other textiles including wearing apparel. Hardware of all kinds crockery and china or earthenware goods bearing inscriptions (whether in Roman or Arabic characters) from the Koran or from the traditions and commentaries on the Koran
  16. Pistols disguised in any form
  17. Second-hand clothing
  18. Silver or metal alloy coins not being legal tender in Nigeria
  19. Spirits--according to the regulations
Motor Vehicles
  1. Vehicles must be for owner's continued use and not for resale or other disposal
  2. Vehicles eight years old or older are prohibited
  3. Duty applicable
  4. Documents required:
  5. Proof of ownership
  6. Original logbook or Registration Certificate
  7. Insurance papers
  8. Original passport
  9. Invoice of purchase
  10. Certificate of Road Worthiness (if used vehicle)
  11. Make, model and serial number of auto
Animals and Pets
  1. Birds of parrot family not allowed
  2. Import Permit, Certificate of Good Health and Inoculation required for all pets
  3. Quarantine applies
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