On Expedismart.ch, Switzerland's first shipment comparison service, you can book professional carriers such as DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT or Aramex online for a low price and a fast service. Do you regularly or occasionally send goods or documents to Nigeria as a Swiss SME or as a private individual? Open a free account in one minute and book your shipment. Benefit from discounts up to 70% on the public price thanks to the agreements we have negotiated with our partner carriers, DHL, FedEx, UPS, TNT and Aramex.
How to send a parcel to Nigeria? The essential documents
To send a parcel from Switzerland to Nigeria, attach the proforma invoice (automatically generated by Expedismart.ch). The proforma invoice tells customs what your parcel contains. If the goods are sold in Nigeria, a commercial invoice must be submitted, which you can either issue yourself or fill in automatically on the website. For valuable goods you can take out goods insurance.
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Important information to include in your proforma or commercial invoice for a shipment to Nigeria
Write the proforma invoice for Nigeria in English or in the local language
How to send a parcel to Nigeria? Customs fees
The import taxes for a particular country depends on the local GST and VAT, as well as the item category and the declared value. Customs duties and taxes for Nigeria are calculated based on the value of the imported goods as well as the shipping costs.
How to send a parcel to Nigeria? Prohibited goods
Make sure that you do not import prohibited goods to Nigeria. This list varies depending on the carrier (FedEx, UPS, TNT, DHL or Aramex).
What is prohibited for import into Nigeria?
- Poultry, beef, and pork
- Vegetable oils and fats
- Cane sugar
- Cocoa butter, powder, and cake
- Spaghetti and pasta
- Fruit juice in retail packs
- Some medication (Paracetamol, Aspirin, …)
- Pharmaceutical waste
- Mosquito repellent coils
- Soaps and detergents
- Plastic domestic articles
- Telephone recharge cards and vouchers
- Footwear, bags, and suitcases
- Used tires
*This list may change and be modified by the country of destination. For the latest information regarding prohibited goods please visit the Nigerian customs website.
How to send a parcel to Nigeria? Fragile goods
If you are shipping items that can break easily, make sure to use enough cushioning material such as newspaper, bubble wrap or foam. You can follow our guide on how to pack goods properly.
How to send a parcel to Nigeria? Delivery times for sending packages
On Expedismart.ch you benefit from easy and fast shipping. However, depending on the shipment, customs clearance may take longer.
How to send a parcel to Nigeria? Public holidays
The post of Nigeria delivers from Monday to Friday. Non-working days include weekends and public holidays. On these days, you may experience delays in your shipments.
- January 1st: New Year
- April 2nd: Good Friday
- April 5: Easter Monday
- May 1st: Labour day
- May 13: Id el Fitri (End of Ramadan)
- May 27: International Children’s day
- June 12: Democracy day
- July 20: Id el Kabir (Feast of Sacrifice)
- July 21: Id el Kabir holiday
- October 1st: National day
- October 19: Eid-El-Maulud (The Prophet’s Birthday)
- December 25: Christmas day
- December 26: Boxing day
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