Nepal - 2.3.11 Minor Border Crossing - Rautahat/Gaur


Gaur Customs is the main customs office in the Rautahat district. Gaur is a minor border crossing, rated no.7 of 27 border crossings in terms of import share, 0.07% of the total country import share value during July 2022 - June 2023. Besides the Gaur customs office, there are 5 other entry points in the district; Bangkul, Brahmapuri, Aurahiya, Rampur Khap, and Mathiya, which are even smaller and not listed separately in the Nepal customs statistics.  



​​Aerial View of Gaur Customs Office.​ 


​​Border Crossing Location and Contact​ 

​​Name of Border Crossing​ 


Nepal: Gaur 
India: Bairgania 

​​Province or District​ 

Madhesh Province, Rautahat 

​​Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing​ 

Gaur 1 km N 





​​Managing Authority / Agency​ 

Department of Customs 

​​Contact Person​ 

Amindra Shingh  

Gaur Customs Office 

Gaur Municipality Ward No. 2 , Rautahat 

Tel: 055-520110, 9855044220 



​​Travel Times​ 

​​Nearest International Airport​ 

Tribhuvan International Airport 

197 KM 

Truck Travel Time: 10 hrs 

Car Travel time: 6 hrs 

​​Nearest Port​ 

Sirsiya Dry Port, Birgunj 

64.5 Km 

Truck Travel Time: 3  hrs 

Car Travel time: 1:45  

Darbhanga Airport, Bihar, India 

Distance: 122 Km 

Truck Travel Time: 5 hrs 

Car Travel Time: 3 hr 50 Min 

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

Gaur, Chandranigahapur, Jaleswar, Birgunj   

Truck Travel Time:   - 1 – 2 hrs 

Car Travel time:  1 hr 

Bairgirniya, Bihar, India 

Distance: 5 km 

Truck Travel Time: 30 min 

Car Travel Time: 17 min 

​​Other Information​ 


Voter card, Aadhar Card and PAN card are the required document for Indian to cross the border. Certain restrictions are enforced on many edible and electronic products, and they are properly checked before allowing them to cross 


Hours of Operation 


6:00 am to 9:00 pm 

For Passenger 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. 



6:00 am to 9:00 pm 

For Passenger 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. 


6:00 am to 9:00 pm 

For Passenger 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. 


6:00 am to 9:00 pm 

For Passenger 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. 


6:00 am to 9:00 pm 

For Passenger 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. 


6:00 am to 9:00 pm 

For Passenger 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. 


6:00 am to 9:00 pm 

For Passenger 6:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

National Holidays 


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

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. Daily 10 to 12 trucks passes through this checkpoint.  


The parking area is under construction in a 2675.61 Sqm area.  

Quarantine- 1 Animal quarantine 

A weighing bridge is not available. 


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 (LC/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 

There is no parking space or yard for the trucks withheld for further inspection purposes. There are no warehouses, but 4 small rooms are present for storage purposes. Road condition to the border crossing point from India is double lane and is in good condition also the road leading away from the border point into the country is double lane and is blacktopped. The main import goods from this border point are mainly raw sugar, coal, marble tiles, clothes, and fancy goods items and export goods are PVC pipes. 


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


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