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Moving to Nigeria from the United States

If you are relocating between Nigeria and the US, International Sea & Air Shipping offers you a smooth and hassle free service. You can choose between seas or air shipping depending on your budget, requirements and availability.

When Moving to Nigeria

When you are moving to Nigeria, our International Moving professional will monitor the entire process of your move to make it seamless. Also he will suggest you with the most suitable moving options depending on your requirements. Your criteria may include:
  • When will you be moving to Nigeria?
  • When would you like your shipment to arrive in Nigeria and at what port or airport?
  • Is storage an option?

The Cost of Moving to Nigeria

The cost of moving will be calculated based on the cubic footage of the cargo and as well the desired destination. Do you wish to get free cost estimate of your moving?

Just mark a date with our home inspector who is an expert in estimating the cost of your move to Nigeria by looking at the quantity and quality of your household goods.

About Nigeria

The name ‘Nigeria’ was coined by Flora Shaw, the future wife of Baron Lugard, a British colonial administrator, in the late 19th century. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, the 7th most populous country in the world that has the 2nd largest newspaper market in Africa, apart from being the 2nd largest producer of movies in the world.

Nigeria is the world's 32nd largest country by area is comparable in size to Venezuela and is about twice the size of California shares its border with the following countries Benin, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, and Gulf of Guinea.

Nigeria is the Africa's most populous country composed of more than 250 ethnic groups that has a federal constitutional republic. Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba are the three largest and most influential ethnic groups in Nigeria.

The trade partners of Nigeria include: the US, India, Brazil, Spain, France, China, Netherlands, South Korea, and the UK. Nigeria is now the 2nd largest economy in Africa and the largest economy in the West Africa Region.

Custom Regulations for Nigeria :
  • Passport (original)
  • Visa
  • Work Permit
  • Residence Permit and personal bank account must be obtained by the customer while in Nigeria in order to apply for Form"M"
  • Certificate of Residence Change
  • Customs and Excise Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration
  • Form Sale 48
  • Inventory (in English)
  • PUBD Form must be completed after customer arrives in Nigeria
  • Letter authorizing Destination Agent to clear shipment
  • Used personal effects and household goods are generally duty-free, if owned a minimum of six months, not for resale, and are for the owner's continued use
  • Returning Nigerians must have been abroad for no less than nine months
  • Shipment must arrive within two months of Customer
  • Shipments 100% inspected
  • Alcohol and tobacco products do not require an import permit if they are included as part of the household goods shipment and are in reasonable quantity, but are subject to import duties
  • Perfume
  • Jewelry
  • Appliances limited to one of each type
  • All films, videotapes, video discs, publications, audio tapes, gramophone records, computers and compact discs have to be examined by Customs and duties apply
  • Air pistols
  • Airmail photographic printing paper
  • Base or counterfeit coin of any country
  • Beads composed of inflammable celluloid or other similar substances
  • Blank invoices
  • Coupons for foreign football pools or other betting arrangements
  • Cowries
  • Exhausted tea or tea mixed with other substances. For the purposes of this item, "exhausted tea" means tea which has been deprived of its proper quality, strength or virtue by steeping, infusion, decoction or other means.
  • Implements appertaining to the reloading of cartridges
  • Indecent or obscene prints, paintings, books, cards, engravings or any indecent or obscene articles
  • Manilas
  • Matches made with white phosphorous
  • Materials of nay description with a design which, considering the purpose for which any such material is intended to be used, is likely in the opinion of the President to create a breach of the peace or to offend the religious views of any class of persons in Nigeria.
  • Meat, vegetables or other provisions declared by a health officer to be unfit for human consumption
  • Piece goods and all other textiles including wearing apparel. Hardware of all kinds crockery and china or earthenware goods bearing inscriptions (whether in Roman or Arabic characters) from the Koran or from the traditions and commentaries on the Koran
  • Pistols disguised in any form
  • Second-hand clothing
  • Silver or metal alloy coins not being legal tender in Nigeria
  • Spirits--according to the regulations
  • Vehicles must be for owner's continued use and not for resale or other disposal
  • Vehicles eight years old or older are prohibited
  • Duty applicable
  • Documents required:
    • Proof of ownership
    • Original logbook or Registration Certificate
    • Insurance papers
    • Original passport
    • Invoice of purchase
    • Certificate of Road Worthiness (if used vehicle)
    • Make, model and serial number of auto
  • Birds of parrot family not allowed
  • Import Permit, Certificate of Good Health and Inoculation required for all pets
  • Quarantine applies
NOTE - Customs regulations are subject to change at any time. The proceeding information is a brief summary of customs regulations applicable to household goods shipments to this destination and is being provided for general guidance to assist our Agents and Customers.Since such regulations are subject to change without notice, International sea & air shipping cannot be held liable for any costs, damage, delays, or other detrimental events resulting from non-compliance.Always double check with your local embassy or consulate.

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Motto : Unity and Faith, Peace and Progress
Capital : Abuja
National Anthem : "Arise O Compatriots, Nigeria's Call Obey"


Location : Western Africa, bordering the Gulf of Guinea, between Benin and Cameroon
Area : Total : 923,768 sq km

Land : 910,768 sq km
Water : 13,000 sq km

Climate : Varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north


Nationality : Nigerian(s)
Population : 155,215,573 (July 2011 est.)
Major Cities : Lagos 10.203 million; Kano 3.304 million; Ibadan 2.762 million; ABUJA (capital) 1.857 million; Kaduna 1.519 million (2009)
Languages : English (official), Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani, over 500 additional indigenous languages


GDP : $369.8 billion (2010 est.)
Exchange Rates : Nairas (NGN) per US dollar - 150.88 (2010), 148.84 (2009), 117.8 (2008), 127.46 (2007), 127.38 (2006)


Airports : 54 (2010)
Roadways : Total : 193,200 km
Waterways : 8,600 km
Ports & Terminals : Bonny Inshore Terminal, Calabar, Lagos


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