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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 

Nepal: 
India: 
 

Province or District 

Province 2, Dhanusha District  

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

In the city, Janakpur   

Latitude 

26.733426 

Longitude 

86.935561 

Managing Authority / Agency 

Department of Customs 

Contact Person 

Hemchandra Sharma 

Janakpur Customs Office 

Janakpur Municipality Ward No. 1, Station Road, Dhanusha 

Tel : 041-520166 

E-mail: janakpur@customs.gov.np 

 

Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Tribhuvan International Airport 

220 km 

Truck Travel Time: 10 hrs 

Car Travel time: 6 hrs 

Nearest Port 

Sirsiya Dry Port 

161 km 

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 City 

Other Information 

 

Janakpur Railway Station is a distance of 110m   

 

Hours of Operation 

Weekdays 

6:00 am to 11:00pm 

National Holidays 

Does not affect 

Seasonal Constraints  

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.  

Daily Capacity 

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

Customs Clearance 

Compulsory documents 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) 

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 major entry point for the goods.