Airport and Ocean Clearance | Customs Clearing Requirements Before your Goods is Out

Clearing in Lagos Airport- Major Advantage

Our 35 years experience in customs clearance of goods in Lagos airport Has earn us a global recognitions. As a professional customs clearing agent, we advise importers who have time sensitive cargo to ship into Nigeria to use the airport as it offers the quickest delivery processes and releasing from Nigeria customs service. We process customs clearance in 2 – 3 days through NAHCO and SAHCOL warehouses of Lagos Airport. Enquire more about us here.

What is Airport Customs Clearance

This is the activity of processing required documentation and interfacing with relevant Government port agencies and authorities in order to release inbound shipment on behalf of a consignee or importer.

Valuehandlers provides a seamless and cost effective cargo clearance procedure that guarantees the security and safety of your shipment upon arrival in Lagos.

How Many Days It takes To Clear Cargo in Lagos Airport?

Airport clearance is the fastest method to process and release time sensitive cargo in Nigeria. We process customs clearance in 2 – 3 days through NAHCO and SAHCOL warehouses of Lagos Airport.

Required Documents to Clear Cargo In Lagos Airport

With the exception of consolidated shipments, all cargoes arriving Nigeria will require the following documents to scale through customs and other relevant port agencies-

  1. Purchase Invoice (Proforma/Final Invoice)
  2. Airway bill (AWB)
  3. Certificate of Origin
  4. Authorisation Letter or Power of Attorney

Customs Restriction in Lagos Airport

There are no restrictions to what you can clear in Nigeria, provided they are goods that are permitted for importation into Nigeria and are not prohibited.

Valuehandlers processes clearance of the following packages/items out of Lagos Airport

Engineering equipment


Raw materials,


Phones, laptops and computers

Home appliances,

Oil rig equipment,

Medical equipment,

Leather Products,

Battery Related Goods,

Dangerous goods; among others. Request for Clearing Quote

Customs Clearing Services in Nigeria include;

  • Documentation, including Form M and PAAR Processing 
  • Filling through customs processing Unit
  • Assessment collection from Customs
  • Payment of customs Duty
  • Releasing from Customs offices / units
  • Payment of Handling Charges in Nahco or Sahcol Warehouses
  • General Clearing from other Port agencies


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