Nepal - 2.3.12 Minor Border Crossing - Saptari/ Rajbiraj


Rajbiraj Customs Office located in Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality of Saptari district is one of the minor border crossings between Nepal and India. These minor crossings play a crucial role in facilitating trade, movement of people, and cultural exchanges between the two neighbouring countries. Despite being a minor border crossing, it holds significance for the local communities on both sides of the border. It facilitates cross-border trade, contributing to economic activities in the region.  

The Rajbiraj Customs Office has seven sub-customs offices which are Belhi, Kushaha Pato, Gobindapur, Kodarkatti, Banainiya, Hanuman nagar and Swarnapatti. Among the seven sub-customs office, four are close and only Belh, Kushaha Pato and Gobindapur are functional. 


Border crossing is officially known Customs office or Customs check post in Nepal. The border town of this customs office is Kunauli Bazar in Supaul district of Bihar state, India. The land customs office of India is about 1 km from this customs office. There is a small river called Khado Khola/Jita that separates this customs office from Kunauli town in India. Rajbiraj is a minor border crossing, rated no.17 of 27 border crossings in terms import share, 0.01% of total country import share value during 2022/23




Aerial View of Rajbiraj Customs Office. 


​​Border Crossing Location and Contact​ 

​​Name of Border Crossing​ 


Nepal: Rajbiraj  
India: Kunauli  

​​Province or District​ 

Madhesh Province, Saptari District  

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

Rajbiraj 11.6 KM North  





​​Managing Authority / Agency​ 

Department of Customs 

​​Contact Person​ 

Mr.  Shatya Narayan Shingh 

Rajbiraj Customs Office 

Belahi, Saptari 

Official Mob: 9852821466 



​​Travel Times​ 

​​Nearest International Airport​ 

Durbhanga, Bihar, 

India (Follow NH 27 to Bhawanipur - Pratapganj Rd/SH 91 in Bhimpur 

Tribhuvan International Airport 

302 km 

Truck Travel Time: 12-13 hrs 

Car Travel time: 8:24 hrs 

​​Nearest Port​ 

Biratnagar Customs Office 

82 KM 

Truck Travel Time: 5-6 hrs 

Car Travel time: 2.5 hrs 

Sunsari Customs Office 

22 KM 

Truck Travel Time: 2 hrs 

Car Travel time:  0:40 hrs 

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

Rajbiraj City 

8 km 

Truck Travel Time: 1 hr 

Car Travel time:  30 mins 

Niramali Market 


Other Information 


No goods are exported to India from this customs office. 

Sunday is closed due to the weekend in the Indian Customs Office. 


​​Hours of Operation​ 


Trucks/Goods 10:00 am to 18:00pm 


​​National Holidays​ 


Generally, 3 days during Dashain (Nepal national festival, Chhath- 1 day and Holi Festival- 1 day) and up to another 7 days / year at Government’s discretion.   
Note: Customs clearance services remain continue for 24/7 in times of emergencies. 

Customs procedure is closed on 15 Jestha (on 28 or 29th April of the year) on account of New Fiscal Budget Announcement where the tariff may change for the coming up fiscal year of the country. 

Note: Customs remains open 24 /7 for emergencies  

​​Seasonal Constraints ​ 

Rainy Seasons due to Flood Inundation. Tilathi Koiladi may face challenges related to infrastructure development, customs procedures, and security. Efforts are continually made by both Nepal and India to address these issues and enhance the efficiency of cross-border operations. 

Daily Capacity 

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


Daily Capacity: 

Trucks 30 to 40 trucks per day 

Operating hours can be extended from 6:00 to 22:00 for exceptionally high truck traffic if required. 

Average clearing time: 2:30 hrs 

There is no backlog. 


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 is compulsion. 

  • Bill of Entry from Indian Customs Office 

  • GST Bill 

  • Exit Note 

  • VCTS 

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

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

Other Relevant Information 

Major imported goods through this custom are clothes, motor parts, cosmetic goods, and household goods. One needs to cross the border town where the border army checks all the visitors at the checkpoint. For Indian nationals can get permission based on a Voter card, Adhaar card, or PAN card. Security is provided by Tilathi Koiladi BoP of APF in this customs office location. For banking purposes, Prabhu Bank Ltd is in operation in its location area. 

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



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