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Aerial view of Border crossing at Sunauli, 1. Customs Office 2. Bhairahawa ICD

Overview

Sunauli is 95 km north of Gorakhpur (India) and 5 km south of Bhairahawa. The Indian side is Sunauli and Nepal side is Belahiya.

The Border Crossing being official entry point for heavy and light vehicles tends to be busy and congested all year round. Immigration Office at Belahiya is present, to efficiently cater to the 2nd busiest border crossing in Nepal, with 16.61% share of total import value (ref: Dept of Customs, 2019/20).

During the 2015 earthquake emergency response, cargo emanating from and transiting through India used the temporary logistic hub at Bharatpur, which lies on a cross roads 120km from Belahiya and 125km from Birgunj.

Border Crossing Location & Contact

Name of Border Crossing

Sunauli

Province or District

Lumbini Province, Rupandehi

Nearest Town or City

Bhairahawa

Latitude

27.47611

Longitude

83.47000

Managing Authority/Agency

Bhairahawa Customs Office, Immigration Office Belahiya, Armed Police Force

Customs Contact

Kamal Kumar Bhattarai

Siddharthanagar Muncipality ward no. 1, Belahiya, Rupandehi

Mob: 9851096051

Tel: 071-418003

Fax: 071-418026

E-mail: bhairahawa@customs.gov.np

Immigration Contact

Giriraj Khanal (Office Chief)

Immigration Office Belahiya

Belahiya, Bhairahawa

Mob: 9857063991

E-mail: grk.khanal45@gmail.com

Travel Times

Nearest International Airport

Gautam Buddha Int’l Airport
Distance: 8 km
Truck: 20 minutes
Car: 20 minutes

Nearest Port

Calcutta
Distance: 910 km
Truck: Travel Time unknown
Car: Travel Time unknown

Nearest Major Market

Bhairahawa (Nepal) / Sunauli (India)
Distance: 5 km
Truck: 10 minutes
Car: 10 minutes

Other Information
 

Weighbridge
Integrated check point (ICP) with India planned

Hours of Operation

Mondays

09:00 - 17:00

Tuesdays

09:00 - 17:00

Wednesdays

09:00 - 17:00

Thursdays

09:00 - 17:00

Fridays

09:00 - 17:00

Saturdays

09:00 - 12:00

Sundays

09:00 - 12:00

National Holidays

Generally, 3 days during Dashain (Nepal national festival) and up to another 7 days / year at Government’s discretion.
Note: Will open 24 / 7 for emergencies 

Seasonal Constraints

 None

Daily Capacity

Up to 400 Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) per day in both directions.

Customs Clearance

Please see the Government directives regarding waiver of duty when a State of Emergency is declared. Under these circumstances, the DG will designate a specific area for clearance of aid cargo.

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

For more information on government agency contact details, please see the following link: 4.1 Nepal Government Contact List.