Nepal - 2.3.13 Minor Border Crossing - Sarlahi/Malangawa

​​Customs Office Overview​ 

Sarlahi Customs Office is at Malangwa Municipality-8 and oversees 7 entry points (Sangrampur, Parsa, Tribhuvanngar, Bhadsar, Fenha, Bara, and Balara Sub-custom Office, except Balara Sub-custom office, other six are closed) in the district. Sarlahi is a minor border crossing,  0.14%  of total country import share value as of the statistics of 2022/23.  



​​Aerial View of Sarlahi Customs Office.​ 


​​Border Crossing Location and Contact​ 

Name of Border Crossing 


Nepal: Malangawa / Sarlahi  
India: Sonbarsa 

Province or District 

Madhesh Province , Sarlahi 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Malangwa 2  km N 





Managing Authority / Agency 

Department of Customs  

Contact Person 

Mr. Naresh Shah (Custom Officer) 

Sarlahi Custom Office 

Tel: 046-520154 

Mob: 9854030125 

Official Mob:9854042144 


​​Travel Times​ 

Nearest International Airport 

Tribhuvan International Airport 

206   KM 

Truck Travel Time: 11 hrs 

Car Travel time: 6:35 hrs  

Nearest Port 

Sirsiya Dry Port 

118  Km 

Truck Travel Time: 5-6 hrs 

Car Travel time: 3 hrs 

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

Malangwa  2  KM 

Truck Travel Time: 4 hrs  mins 

Car Travel time: 2:34  mins 

Other Information 


Bank facilities within the office premises for revenue filing, office for export and import at a distance of 1 km, animal quarantine, plant quarantine office and food quarantine 40 km at Jaleshwar. 


​​Hours of Operation​ 


6:00 am to 11:00 pm 

National Holidays 


Generally, 3 days during Dashain (Nepal national festival, 3 days for Tihar, 1 day for Chhat pooja and 1 day Holi) and up to another 7 days / year at Government’s discretion. The Customs office is closed on Jesth 15 (28 or 29 April every year) on account of New Fiscal Budget Announcement day. 
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.  

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 government contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Government Contact List


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