Nepal - 2.3.18 Border Crossing of Birgunj  




Birgunj Customs is located in Birgunj Municipality, ward no 19, Inarwa. After the promulgation of the Customs Act in 2019 BS, the customs have been functioning as a modern custom having two functional branches, main office at Birgunj as Birgunj Office and another office in Birgunj ICP Customs Office at Alau. The customs office mainly imports vehicles and their spare parts, petroleum products, coal, iron rods, pipes, cement clinker, readymade garments, soft drink concentrates, industrial machinery and raw materials, feed supplements, sports shoes. Good including juice jam, khudo, aluminum rods, jamboth cloth, CR seat, handbag, iron sheet, hat and copper goods are being exported.  


There are 11 small customs offices under this customs office including Matiarwa, Sirsia, Piparpati, Simraungadh, Bhiswa Amritdhara (Thori), Avhi, Kacharwa, Alou, Gadhparsauni, and Janaki Tola. 

In terms of revenue, the Birgunj Customs Office has 1st position in collecting country's total customs revenue. 


Border Crossing Location and Contact 

Name of Border Crossing 


Nepal: Birgunj  

India: Raxual  

Province or District 

Madhesh Province/ Parsa District 

Nearest Town or City with Distance from Border Crossing 

Town Name: Birgunj Ghantaghar city, Nepal, 4 km distance away from it.  


Distance 2 km away from the Raxaul, Bihar border of India  





Managing Authority / Agency 

Birgunj Customs Office, Parsa 

Contact: 051-22220 


Contact Person 

Mr. Dila Ram Panthi 

Customs Officer 


Office Mob:9855034634 


Travel Times 

Nearest International Airport 

Raxaul Airport India  
Distance: 4 km via Krishna Market Rd India  
Truck:  30 hrs  
Car: 20 min  

Nearest Port 

Name: Birgunj Dry port, Jhapa 

Distance: 2 km 

Truck Travel Time:  8 Min 

Car Travel time:  5 hrs 


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

Name: Raxaul Market, Bihar, India 

Distance: 1.5 km 

Truck Travel Time: 16 min 

Car Travel time: 8 min 

Other Information 


4078 hector area, with 70 Rooms, weighing machine, 2 warehouses, link 


Hours of Operation 


Trucks/Goods: 6:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 6:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 6:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 6:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 6:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 6:00 – 22:00 


Trucks/Goods: 6:00 – 22:00 

National Holidays 


Generally, 3 days during Dashain, Tihar-3 days, Chhat –1 day, Holi-1 day (Nepal national festival) and up to another 7 days / year at Government’s discretion and on 15 Jestha (28 or 29 April) Customs procedure is closed due to the new Fiscal Budget Announcement.  

Passengers checking and immigration procedure is not available at this point. 
Note: Will open 24 / 7 for emergencies   

Seasonal Constraints  

Rainy season 


Daily Capacity 

  • 500-600 trucks,  

  • Clearance hour: 2:30 hours (max.) 



Terminal Clearance Office, TRS Himalayan Logi Park (P) Ltd. 


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 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  


Customs inspection Building Area 

Potential delays or restrictions:  

  1. Congestion inside the yard and customs clearance processing time may cause delays. 

  1. Both unbearable heat in Terai and landslides in mountain, accidents along the highway and road construction work may cause delays in vehicle movement.  

  1. And Lab testing may delay the clearance process which needs time for new imported items through this customs only. 

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





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