Janakpur Customs Office Overview
Janakpur Customs Office in Janakpur, Dhanusha is situated in the heart of Janakpur city, 14 km away from the nearest land border with India. Border crossing is officially known customs office or customs check post in Nepal.
Janakpur is a minor border crossing, rated no.16 of 23 border crossings in terms import share, 0.09% of total country import share value during 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: https://www.customs.gov.np).
Aerial view of Janakpur Customs Office
Border Crossing Location and Contact
Name of Border Crossing
Province or District
Province 2, Dhanusha District
Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing
In the city, Janakpur
Managing Authority / Agency
Department of Customs
Janakpur Customs Office
Janakpur Municipality Ward No. 1, Station Road, Dhanusha
Tel : 041-520166
Nearest International Airport
Tribhuvan International Airport
Truck Travel Time: 10 hrs
Car Travel time: 6 hrs
Sirsiya Dry Port
Truck Travel Time: 6-7 hrs
Car Travel time: 4 hrs
Nearest location with functioning wholesale markets, or with significant manufacturing or production capacity
Janakpur Railway Station is a distance of 110m
Hours of Operation
6:00 am to 11:00pm
Does not affect
Rainy seasons due to flood inundation. Moreover, the customs office is right in the heart of the city thus the movement of vehicles leads to traffic congestion.
Private cars are not provided a separate lane. The road is double lane; lane for incoming vehicle and an adjacent lane for outgoing vehicles.
Compulsory documents for custom clearance:
- D & T Exemption Certificate
- 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)
Other Relevant Information
The entry point of Jayanagar-Janakpur is also at the customs point. Track upgrading and improving is ongoing.
Since Janakpur custom office is 18 km away from the border, the sub customs office at Lagmajatahi acts as a major entry point for the goods.