Nepal - 2.3.17  Border Crossing of Bhadrapur, Jhapa 


Bhadrapur Customs Office is located on the west side of Mechi River, Bhadrapur Municipality, Ward No. 7, Jhapa District, Koshi Province of Nepal. Bhadrapur Border Crossing is near Nepal's eastern border at Kishangunj District, Bihar, India. There is a border crossing to Galgalia town with a customs checkpoint. Indian and Nepalese nationals cross without restriction. This customs office has been operating as the main customs office since 2018. There are 5 small customs offices under this office, which include Pathamari, Panthapada, Gherwari, Kechna, and Jhapa Kumarkhod small customs offices. Out of which only Jhapa Kumarkhod Sub-Customs is currently in operation.  


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Nepal: Bhadrapur  

India: Galgalia 


Province or District 

Koshi Province/Jhapa 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town Name: Chandradagi Lekhnath Chowk, mani city, Nepal, 4 km distance away from it.  

Distance 1.4 km away from the Galgaliya, West Bengal border of India  





Managing Authority / Agency 

Bhadrapur Custom Office, Jhapa 

Contact: 023-523039 

Contact Person 

Mr. Amit Tiwari 

Customs Officer 

Mob: 9852030559 

Official Mob: 9852620622 


Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Baghdogra, India  
Distance: 37 km via Naxalbari NH 327 Rd India &  38 via Mechi Hwy/HO7, Nepal 
Truck: 1 hr 20 min/  
Car: 40 min  

Nearest Port 

Name: Kakarvitta Dry port, Jhapa 

Distance: 20.7 km 

Truck Travel Time:  46 min 

Car Travel time:  35 min 

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

Name: Galgaliya Market, West Bengal, India & Kisangunj/Bihar, India 

Distance: 1.5 km 

Truck Travel Time: 16 min 

Car Travel time: 1 hr 

Other Information 



Hours of Operation 


Trucks/Goods: 8:00 - 17:00 

Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00  


Trucks/Goods: 8:00 - 17:00 

Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00  


Trucks/Goods: 8:00 - 17:00 

Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00  


Trucks/Goods: 8:00 - 17:00 

Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00  


Trucks/Goods: 8:00 - 17:00 

Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00  


Trucks/Goods: 8:00 - 17:00 

Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00  


Trucks/Goods: 8:00 - 17:00 

Passengers: 06:00 – 22:00  

National Holidays 


Generally, 3 days during Dashain, Chhat-1 day and Holi- 1 day (Nepal national festival) and up to another 7 days / year at Government’s discretion. No any customs procedure is conducted on 15th Jestha (28 or 29 April) due to new tariff is announced through New Fiscal Budget of the year but immigration and passenger checking remains continue. 
Note: Will open 24 / 7 for emergencies   

Seasonal Constraints  

Winter months, rainy season, etc. 


Daily Capacity 

  • Trucks: 10- 20 per day. 

  • Parking capacity: 5 trucks only. Future planned of parking area for 200 trucks. 

  • Weighbridge of 200 kg (2) and 100 kg (1) 

  • Quarantine facility: Animal/Plant & Lab 

  • Warehouse- 1 with a capacity of 75 MT.  



Customs office premises of Bhadrapur,         Warehouse                                          Yard 


There is no export taking place through this point as there is no customs office at the India border point. There is only a check post in India. Vegetables, packaged tea, clothes, and raw materials of plywood factories are the main import items from this border point.   


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 for import from 3rd country 

  • Industry Registration Certificates  

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

  • Bill of Entry from the Indian Customs Office 

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

  • GST Bill 

  • Exit Note 

  • VCTS 

  • Recommendation letter 


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

Other Relevant Information 

There are three warehouses in this office, out of which one has been used for litigation purposes and two for other purposes. 


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