This is a detailed guide on the current cost of clearing cars in Nigeria.
These days, many Nigerians prefer importing their cars from abroad because they believe it is better to buy their cars abroad than buy in Nigeria.
Moreover, importing a car comes with huge responsibilities. There are so many fees to pay before your car can be cleared from any port in Nigeria.
If you want to know the current official cost of clearing cars in Nigeria, read this article to the end to gain more insight.
The Process Of Clearing A Car In Nigeria
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to clear a car in Nigeria.
1. Provide the Vehicle’s Bill of Lading
2. Apply for Import Duty Valuation
3. Get the assessment notice
4. Pay import duty
5. Submit documents for the vehicle inspection at the custom office
6. Print an exit copy
7. Get your car released from the shipping company
8. Go to the gate office for other documentation
9. Gather the terminal delivery order
10. Pay the final custom examination fee and drive your vehicle home.
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Current Official Cost of Clearing Cars In Nigeria
The cost of clearing cars in Nigeria varies from year to year, and the clearing cost also depends on the car you want to clear from the port.
Shipping a car to Nigeria is not child’s play; it does not come cheap. You have many fees to pay before your car gets to you.
You will have to pay the duty fees to Nigerian customs, pay the shipping company, pay terminal fees at the terminal where your vehicle is offloaded, and then pay the clearing charges.
Many factors have affected the cost of clearing cars in Nigeria, and one of them is the exchange rate and the new VIN Valuation policy implemented by customs which has increased the duties payable on fairly-used vehicles.
Under the old policy, the cost of clearing cars was put at 22 percent of the original cost of the cars but under the new policy, the cost of clearing cars is based on the actual value of the car.
Moreover, the table below shows the current cost of clearing cars in Nigeria.
|Car Model||Cost in Naira|
|Acura MDX 2007||N700,000|
|Acura MDX 2008||N850,000|
|Acura MDX 2009||N980,000|
|Ford Edge 2007||N900,000|
|Ford Focus 2012||N1,400,000|
|Hyundai Elantra 2013 – 2016||N1,300,000|
|Kia Optima 2012||N1,200,000|
|Land Rover R/Sport 2006||N1,500,000|
|Lexus RX 300||N420,000|
|Mazda 3 SV||N2,000,000|
|Mazda 6 2004||N450,000|
|Mitsubishi Carisma 2005||N380,000|
|Toyota 4 Runner 1994||N450,000|
|Toyota Camry 2003||N270,000|
|Toyota Camry 2007- 2008||N600,000|
|Toyota Camry Hybrid 2010||N1,100,000|
|Toyota Corolla 2003||N350,000|
|Toyota Corolla 2004||N450,000|
|Toyota Corolla 2005||N500,000|
|Toyota Corolla 2006||N600,000|
|Toyota Sienna 2004||N350,000|
|Toyota Venza 2010||N1,100,000|
|Toyota Yaris 2000||N200,000|
|Volkswagen CC 2011||N1,200,000|
Zonal Offices For Clearing Cars In Nigeria
There are two popular ports in Nigeria where cars are brought in and these are Tin Can port and Apapa port. You will only clear at the Seme border if you are importing your car from Cotonou.
The various fees to pay at this border include the customs duty, the port charge, and the clearing agent fee.
Verification of car status is done at the four zonal centers of the Nigerian Customs Service, and these zonal offices are:
1. Zone A Headquarters, No. 1 Harvey Road, Yaba, Lagos State
2. Zone B Headquarters, Kabala Doki, Kaduna State.
3. Zone C Headquarters, Nigeria Ports Authority, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
4. Zone D Headquarters, Yelwa Tudu Road, Bauchi State.
Aside from going to these offices for verification, you can call or send an SMS to the following NCS numbers alongside your C-number, the year you paid your duty, and the port or location your car was brought into the country.
The numbers to call are 094621597, 094621598, and 094621599.
Moreover, after sending your request, you should receive a customs clearance after a few minutes.
That is all on the Current Official Cost of Clearing Cars In Nigeria, I hope it helps you.