Firearms, explosive, dangerous chemicals, narcotics, ivory, live/dead poultry, vegetables including tomato puree and paste, textiles, fabrics, fruits, wines and liquor.


The customs regulation demands that prior to moving to Nigeria, shipper must make sure that a resident permit will be granted to them.  Please note that pre-shipment inspection at the port of loading for household goods have been abolished.  Only general cargos still pass through pre-shipment inspection at the port of loading.  After the physical inspection of the shipment, Clean Report of Inspection (CRI) will be issued in respect of the general cargo.

Please note however that effective from June 2002, destination inspection will be reintroduced for all goods coming into Nigeria.  Details are currently being worked out by the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Household Goods, Personal effects


Nigerian Customs and excise unaccompanied Baggage Declaration, Asycuda, Bill of Lading / Airway bill and Clear inventory of household goods (in English), Passport, OBL, Residence Permit.


Personal and Household effects, the property of a passenger landed at any Customs Port, Customs Airport / Customs Stations within two months of the arrival of the passenger within such further periods as the Minister may allow to the extent permitted by the Minister and subject to any conditions imposed by it and provided the ‘Baggage’ shall not be interpreted to include any vehicle or any goods intended for sale, barter/exchange.


10 Working days from the date of discharge.


Together with the original international passport.


Consignee should have a Residence Permit, valid for at least two years. If this has not been obtained at the time of clearance, the consignee may produce a letter from the Ministry of Internal Affairs stating that the Residence Permit is being processed.

Diplomatic Removal


(1) OBL or AWB (2) Inventory of household goods (in English)


Exemption from Duties Form CC1, CC11 and CC111 to be solicited from the Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Pets, Animals 


Health and Vaccination Certificates. Animals to be inspected by a vet immediately after arrival and transportation to Quarantine. Need full details of pets and animals in advance to apply for permit.



The following documentation’s are essential for the smooth clearance and delivery of used household goods or personnel effect shipments. If demurrage charges occur due to lack of documentation or incorrect consignment information, all costs will be billed back to the origin agent. All documents should be mailed to shipper.

Please forward the following documents:
1. Original Air Waybill or Ocean Bill of Lading
2. Original packing list or inventory
3. Certificate of insurance (if applicable)
4. Transmittal Letter (Advising consignee information, billing Instruction)

Pre-shipment Advice

Immediately upon departure of any shipment E-mail/Fax with the following information:
1. Full name of Owner (as written in passport)
2. Full name of Company (Shipper’s Employer)
3. Name and Telephone number of contact person
4. Airway bill or Ocean Bill of Lading number
5. Flight or vessel information
6. Number of pieces and weight of shipment

Important: This information is intended for general guidance. Orbit International Logistics LTD.  cannot however take responsibility for any errors or omissions or for any loss or damage that may occur from its use.  As such it is advisable to contact the nearest Nigerian customs office for full and current information prior to importation.

Moving to Nigeria

 When moving from Canada to Nigeria it is very important to choose the best overseas moving company. Orbit International Moving Logistics is the best international moving company in Canada. With our extensive experience with international relocations to Nigeria, Orbit International Moving Logistics can offer you and your family, valuable insights about you’re moving to Nigeria and finding the right international relocation companies and choosing the best international moving service overseas moving companies. We have listed below helpful ideas and tips that can help you plan you’re moving to Nigeria. Shall you prefer to talk with an International moving consultant, please call (416) 661-4228.

The Best Overseas Moving Companies

There are many overseas moving companies who claim to be the best mover and best relocation company in the country. Of course this cannot be true because then, all the international shipping companies would be the best.

To help determine which overseas moving company is right for you, Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd has gathered some vital points for you to consider.

  1. The best tip – a recommendation from a friend.
  2. Research the overseas moving companies you are considering. Check if they are licensed to export and import.
  3. Make sure that you are performing an equal comparison between the quotes of the various companies. You compare international relocation rates from the overseas moving companies based on shipping an equal volume of goods and contracting the same exact shipping service on the same dates. Pay special attention to the “EXCLUDES” of each quote to insure that you are not overlooking any hidden fees.
  4. Check the overseas moving company’s referrals and reputation. Ask each company for testimonials from past clients. A reputable overseas moving company should have some for you to review.
  5. Visit the physical office of the overseas moving company you are considering. Never trust an international moving company without a physical address!. In this day and age anyone can have an office in their basement.
  6. Make sure that the overseas shipping company you choose has reputable overseas forwarding agents who can assist you in the same manner that you are getting from the company moving you from Canada.

Orbit International Moving Logistics Ltd 

was established by 2 long time family friends who had experienced moves with mixes results. However, none have satisfied the quality of service needed during such an emotional and straining event. We have extensive experience relocating customers worldwide by Ocean Freight and Air Cargo as we are an international shipper. Our rates are always All-inclusive. What sets us apart is the level of service we offer our customers. We provide free, no-obligation estimates, listen to your concerns, and find the solutions best suited to meeting your removal and relocation needs – whether you’re moving your family.(i.e. door-to-door, door to port, full containers, RO-RO, custom crates, etc.) We offer free consultations with one of our relocation specialist and assist you in planning moving to Nigeria and choosing the right overseas moving services.