Nepal - 2.3.9 Minor Border Crossing - Dhanusha/Janakpur


Janakpur Customs office in Janakpur, Dhanusha is situated in the heart of Janakpur city,14 km away from the nearest land border with India. Border crossing is officially known Customs office or Custom check post in Nepal. Under this Customs Office, there are 8 sub-offices (Lagma-Jatahi, Einrwa, Bhadaria, Khajuri-Mahuwa, Khajuri-Station, Mahinathpur, Vaidehi, Kathal, and 3 out of 8 (Lagma-Jatahi, Einrwa, Bhadaria) are working. Along with the operation of railway service from Jayanagar in India to Janakpur in Nepal, it is proposed to upgrade the Enrwa Chhoti customs office and make it the main customs office. At present, the work of the main customs office is being conducted from Lagma-Jatahi Chhoti customs office. 

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. 



​​Aerial View of Janakpur Customs Office.​ 


​​Border Crossing Location and Contact​ 

​​Name of Border Crossing​ 



Nepal: Janakpur Custom office 

India: Bhitthamode 

​​Province or District​ 

Madhesh Province 

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

In the City, Janakpur   

Distance: 1.5 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 

Email : 

Official Mob: 9854029589 


​​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, Bihar, India 

Distance: 80 km 

Truck Travel Time:  3 hrs 

Car Travel Time: 2 hrs 

Nearest Port 

Jaleswar Custom Office Mahottari 
Distance: 18 km 

Truck Travel Time: 0:45 hrs 

Car Travel time: 0:30 hrs 

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

Janakpur City is at a distance of 110 mtr only and is the biggest market in India and has railway access. 

Distance: 34 km 

Truck Travel Time: 2hrs. 

Car Travel time: 1:10 hrs. 

Other Information 


Janakpur Railway Station is in the distance of 110m   


​​Hours of Operation​ 


6:00 am to 11:00pm 


6:00 am to 11:00pm 


6:00 am to 11:00pm 


6:00 am to 11:00pm 


6:00 am to 11:00pm 


6:00 am to 11:00pm 


6:00 am to 11:00pm 

​​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, 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. Railway cargo train is not operational therefore this customs office not busy in customs services. 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 improving is ongoing. Since Janakpur custom office is 18 km away from the border, the sub customs office at Lagmajatahi acts as a major entry point for the goods.  


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