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NIGERIA
(Country code: NG)

SERVICE RATE
CODE
MAX.
WEIGHT (KG)
OVERSIZE
AVAILABILITY
MAX.
COVERAGE
Priority™ Worldwide (Delivery Standards)   07   30   NO   $1000
International Parcel™ (Air)   210   30   NO   $100
International Parcel™ (Surface)   410   30   NO   $100
Small Packet™ (Air)   10   2   NO   N/A
Small Packet™ (Surface)   10   2   NO   N/A
CUSTOMS DECLARATION LANGUAGE English

SERVICE AVAILABILITY Registered Mail™ VALUABLES ACCEPTED
Letter-post™   YES   YES   YES
SERVICE AVAILABILITY FEE CODE CURRENCY
Money Orders™    NO    

Maximum Coverage = Maximum Declared Value for Carriage for the Priority™ Worldwide service.

Import Restrictions

Senders should determine import restrictions from the country's authorities before posting any item except personal effects, newspapers and vaccines.

Newspapers or periodicals must not contain articles or advertisements relating to the treatment of venereal diseases.

Valuable items may only be sent by insured parcels or registered items. This includes such items as cell phones.

Import restrictions are strict and addressees face prosecution if senders do not comply.

Prohibited Items

In addition to items considered non-mailable matter, the following are prohibited:

  • airline ticket blank
  • animals and animal parts
  • aphrodisiacs
  • bagged cement
  • ball point pens
  • beer
  • birds eggs
  • bread, biscuits, pastries or cakes
  • brushes made in Japan
  • cassava and cassava products
  • cereals
  • cereals: maize, sorghum , millet
  • charms or similar objects likely to offend the bearer or other people
  • clothing, piece goods
  • clothing, used
  • coca butter, powder and cakes
  • confectionery
  • cowry shell
  • credit cards / credit card blanks
  • distilling apparatus
  • firearms
  • flowers, artificial
  • football pools and advertising
  • footwear
  • fruit juices/soft drinks in retail packages
  • fruit, fresh or dried
  • fur or fur products
  • gambling literature
  • glass ornaments and items made of glass
  • greeting cards, calendars
  • handbags, suitcases of leather and plastic
  • horoscopes
  • ice, in any form
  • ironmongery
  • jewellery containing lead salt
  • knives
  • lamps or torches
  • liquids
  • liquor
  • literature likely to disturb the public order or the religious beliefs of the Nigerian people
  • live or dead birds and poultry
  • live trees and plants
  • lottery tickets and advertising
  • meat and related meat products of bovine, swine, sheep, goats
  • medications
  • metals, non-precious
  • metal-work
  • milling industry; wheat and sago flour
  • mosqito repellant coils
  • paints
  • Paper and paperboards
  • passports
  • pearls, precious stones and semi-precious stones
  • perfume
  • photographic paper
  • plastic domestic items
  • pottery bearing religious inscriptions or quotations from the Koran
  • powder
  • processed wood
  • Products of milling industries
  • Refined oils and fats
  • Sanitary wares of plastic
  • sausages
  • soil
  • sugar
  • spaghetti/noodles
  • tea and tea mixed with other substances
  • textile fabrics of all types and articles
  • toothpaste
  • travel goods
  • vegetables, as well as oils and fats
  • Waste pharmaceuticals.

Documentation Required

Information regarding Customs can be found in "Customs Requirements" of the Canada Postal Guide.

In addition, an Import Duty Report Licence is required for all goods mailed to Nigeria, except personal effects, newspapers and vaccines. Before posting, senders should confirm that the addressee has the necessary licence.

Regulated products may require a Certificate of Conformity issued by an Independent Accredited Firm, such as Intertek and a SONCAP Certificate issued by SON.

A SONCAP Certificate (SC) may be required by Nigerian Customs Services for clearance of goods going into Nigeria.

Parcels must contain applicable invoices.