Nepal - 2.3.22  Minor Border Crossing – Lagma Jatai, Dhanusha   


Lagma Jatai Customs office in Jatahi, Dhanusha is situated in the heart of Janakpur city,18 km away from the nearest land border with India.  

​Lagma Jatahi Customs Office, is one of sub-customs office of Janakpur Customs Office and currently major customs services are providing from this border crossing point. Since the railway cargo from Janakpur is closed, the Janakpur Customs office is not busy customs office and major customs services are conducted from Lagma Jatahi Sub-Customs Office.  

There are 8 sub-offices of Janakpur Customs Office, (Lagma-Jatahi, Einrwa, Bhadaria, Khajuri-Mahuwa, Khajuri-Station, Mahinathpur, Vaidehi, Kathal, and 3 out of 8 (Lagma-Jatahi, Einrwa, Bhadaria) are working.  

​Currently, the major work of the main customs office is being conducted from Lagma-Jatahi Sub-customs office.  

​Lagma Jatahi Janakpur is a minor border crossing, rated no.17 of 27 border crossings in terms import share, 0.08% of total country import share value during Mid-July 2022-Mid July 2023.  

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​​Aerial View of Lagma Jatahi Customs Office.​  


​​Border Crossing Location and Contact​  

​​Name of Border Crossing​  



​​Nepal: Lagma Jatahi   
India: Pipran, Bihar, India 

​​Province or District​  

​Madhesh Province​, Dhanusha  

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

​​In the City, Janakpur    

​Distance: 3.5 km  





​​Managing Authority / Agency​  

​​Department of Customs​  

​​Contact Person​  

​Mr. Rajendra Basnet 

​​Janakpur Customs Office​  

​​Janakpur Municipality Ward No. 1, Station Road, Dhanusha​  

​​Tel: 041-520166  

​Official Mob: 9854029589​  

​Email ​:​  



​​Travel Times​  

​​Nearest International Airport​  

​​Tribhuvan International Airport​  

​​220 km via B.P. highway​  

​​Truck Travel Time: 10 hrs​  

​​Car Travel time: 6 hrs​  


Darbhanga Airport, India 

Distance: 56 km 

Truck Travel Time: 2 hrs 

Car Travel Time: 1:30 hrs  

​​Nearest Port​  

​Jaleswar Custom office, Maliwara, Mahottari  
​ ​​22.5 km​  

​​Truck Travel Time: 1:45 hrs​  

​​Car Travel time: 1 hrs​  

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

​​Janakpur City is at a distance and   

​Buspatti, Jayanagar is the biggest market in Bihar,   

​Distance: 56 km​  

​​Truck Travel Time: 3 hrs.  

​​Car Travel time: 2 hrs 

​​Other Information​  


​​Janakpur Railway Station is in the distance of 4 km ​  


​​Hours of Operation​  


​​6:00 am to 10:00 pm​ for passengers 

9:00 am to 10:00 pm for truck 

​​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 the Government’s discretion. The Customs procedure 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, Also the custom is right in the heart of the city thus the movement of vehicles leads to traffic congestion. ​  


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.   

  • 4-5 trucks daily.  


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  


Other Relevant Information  

The entry point of Jayanagar- Janakpur is also at the customs point. Track upgrading and scaling up the track is ongoing.  Since the Janakpur customs office is 18 km away from the border, the sub-customs office at Lagmajatahi acts as a major entry point for the goods.  The major Customs service is provided by the Lagma Jatahi Customs Office, Dhanusha.  


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