Nepal - 2.3.10 Minor Border Crossing - Mahottari/Jaleshwor 


Jaleshwor Customs office in Mahottari district oversees six sub-customs/entry points in the district. Jaleshwor customs Office, Maliwara border crossing, rated no.12 of 27  border crossings in terms of import share, 0.52% of total country import share value of mid-July 2022 -Mid-July 2023. 
Ref: Barsik Pragati Bibaran 2079-80 Final file for WEB.pdf ( 


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Nepal: Jaleswar 

India: Bhitamore (Sursand) 

Province or District 

Madhesh Province, Mahottari 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Jaleshwor, 4 km NE 





Managing Authority / Agency 

Department of Customs 

Contact Person 

Amit Paudel 

Chief Custom Officer 

Official M: 9854030815 

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​​Travel Times​ 

​​Nearest International Airport​ 

Tribhuvan International Airport 

232 km 

Truck Travel Time:  6:30 hrs 

Car Travel time:  6 hrs  

​​Nearest Port​ 

Birgunj Dry Port, Nepal 

Distance: 163 Km 

Truck Travel Time: 4:30 hrs 

Car Travel Time: 3:35 min 

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

Nepal: Jaleshowar 

India: Sursan, Sitamodi, 36 Km 

Truck Travel Time: 2:15 mins 

Car Travel time: 1 hour  

​​Other Information​ 


 4 lane Jaleshwor Road to Janakpur is operational. The main objective of this road is to connect the capital city, Kathmandu with the Eastern Terai and hence linking to neighbouring cities in India. 


​​Hours of Operation​ 


7:00 am – 8:00 pm for truck and 8:00- 17:00 for passengers 

​​National Holidays​ 


Generally, 3 days during Dashain (Nepal national festival, 3 days for Tihar, 1 day for Chhat pooja and Holi-1day) and up to another 7 days/year at the Government’s discretion. The Customs service and procedure is closed on Jestha 15 (28 or 29 April every year) on account of the New Fiscal Budget Announcement but the services for passengers and immigration remain to continue. 
Note: Will open 24/7 for emergencies.  

​​Seasonal Constraints ​ 

Rainy Seasons Due to Flood Inundation.  

Daily Capacity 

  • Private cars are not provided a separate lane.  

  • Passenger Clearance: 5000 passengers on average. 

  • Trucks Clearance: 60-70 trucks daily. 

  • Clearing hour: 1-2 hour. 

  • Infrastructure: Goods shed- 1, Weighing bridge- 2 with 1& 80 mt capacity. 

  • Food and Plant Quarantines are available. 

  • No of Yard: 2. 

  • Parking Area: 4680 m2, -Truck Parking capacity: 50 trucks. 

Customs Clearance 

Compulsory Document for custom clearance.   

  • D & T Exemption Certificate   

  • Performa invoice 

  • Invoice  

  • AWB/BL/Other Transport Documents- Freights 

  • Donation/Non-Commercial Certificates  

  • Packing list  

  • Letter of credit  

  • Mode of payments (IC/TT/Draft) 

  • Certificate of origin  

  • Certificate of insurance  

  • Bill of Lading/Airway Bill for 3rd country imports 

  • Industry Registration Certificates  

  • EXIM Code. (EXIM Code is mandatory for Commercial trading and not mandatory for humanitarian support goods. 

  • Bill of Entry from Indian Customs Office 

  • Exit Note 

  • VCTS 

  • Recommendation letter 

  • Tariff will be imposed on imported goods as per the Integrated Customs Tariff 2080/081 for FY 2080/81 (FY- 2023/024) 

  • GST Bill 


For more information on customs in Nepal, please see the following link: 1.3 Customs Information.   

Other Relevant Information 

This border point is proposed to expand to ICP and is in the process of expansion. 

For more information on government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List




 Parking Yard 




Jaleshwor Customs Office Entrance 



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