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Sarlahi Customs Office Overview 

Sarlahi Customs Office is at Malangwa Municipality and oversees 7 entry points in the district.  

Sarlahi is a minor border crossing, rated no.15 of 23 border crossings in terms import share, 0.09% of total country import share value of July 2018 - May 2019.  

The top three land border crossings in Nepal in terms of import and export value, are (1) Birgunj (prov.2); 34.64% of import share, (2) Bhairahawa (Prov.5); 16.92 % of import share, (3) Biratnagar (Prov.1); 12.25% of import share value during July 2018-May 2019 (ref:

Aerial view of Sarlahi Customs Office 


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Nepal: Malangwa 
India: Sonbarsa

Province or District 

Province 2, Sarlahi 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Malangwa 3 km N 





Managing Authority / Agency 

Department of Customs 

Contact Person 

Sarlahi Customs Office 

Malangawa Municipality Ward no. 5, Sarlahi 

Tel : 046-520141  



Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Tribhuvan International Airport 

204 km 

Truck Travel Time: 11 hrs 

Car Travel time: 6.5 

Nearest Port 

Sirsiya Dry Port 

115 km 

Truck Travel Time: 5-6 hrs 

Car Travel time: 3 hrs 

Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity 


3 km 

Truck Travel Time: 15 mins 

Car Travel time: 10 mins 


Hours of Operation 


6:00 am to 11:00pm 

National Holidays  

Seasonal Constraints  

Rainy seasons due to flood inundation.  


Daily Capacity 

Private cars are not provided the separate lane. The road is double lane; lane for incoming vehicle and an adjacent lane for outgoing vehicles.  

Customs Clearance 

Compulsory Document for custom clearance. 

  • D & T Exemption Certificate  
  • Invoice 
  • AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents 
  • Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates 
  • Packing list 
  • Letter of credit 
  • Certificate of origin 
  • Certificate of insurance 
  • Bill of Lading / Airway Bill 
  • Industry Registration Certificates 
  • Permanent Account Number (with VAT Registration and Income Tax Registration if not exempt)