How to Apply for Export Warehouse License or Permit in Nigeria

Apply for Export Warehouse License or Permit in Nigeria by yourself

  • To apply for an Export Warehouse License or Permit in person, the applicant is required submit an application to any of the offices or branch of the Nigeria Customs Service.
  • Contact details and the address are listed on the next contact hyperlink.
  • Go to the area command and fill out an application for a formal Export Warehouse Permit or License.
  • The application should include the appropriate details and the required information in relation to the license requirements.
  • Be sure to bring all of the documents mentioned on the “Required Documents” section on this page when you go to the office.
  • Once you have completed that, add all required documents with the application form and hand these at the Office of the Area Controller in the office.
  • Make the necessary fees according to the directions. Then, the official will begin the internal procedures in relation to the request of the applicant.
  • Initially, the attached documents along with the request form are emailed directly to the Comptroller General’s office, and they will examine the sufficiency of your documents and their appropriateness.
  • If they are satisfied, the next required tasks will be completed by the relevant officials to prepare the issuance of a license.
  • After all steps and procedures are complete the applicant will be notified by email or telephone, to obtain the license.

Required Documents for Export Warehouse License or Permit

  • Formal Application
  • Report of Inspections from the area
  • Incorporation Certificate
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Specifics of Directors on the Form of Sale 2.3
  • Current License as Customs Agent
  • The Company’s Audited Account
  • Forms Sale 158
  • Plan of the Site and Premises
  • A diagrammatic sketch of the Warehouse
  • Specifics of the Car
  • Recommendation Letter from the bank

Office Locations and Contacts

Nigeria Customs Service Headquarters,Abidjan Street,
P.M.B. 26,
Zone 3,
Phone: 09 5234694
Fax: 09 5234694
Web site homepage
Contact Link

What are all the Eligibility

  • Any organisation within Nigeria which plans to establish the Export Warehouse in its own premises, is able to apply.
  • The applicant should be a well-known corporate entity that has the facilities needed for operation as an Bonded Warehouse.
  • The applicant needs to provide proof of its loss in economics that it will have to endure if the application been denied.


You can contact the officials to inquire about fee details.


  • It is essential that the completed form contain all the necessary information correctly and be completed in a clear and concise manner, to be approved from the Authority.
  • It is important to include all required documents according to the guidelines of the authority in order to avoid being rejected.
  • Make sure that your company is in compliance with the specifications listed on the next requirements

Requirements Information

  • Address and name of the applicant’s address
  • Age and nationality
  • Description Address details for the location
  • Company name
  • Registration Certificate number
  • Incorporation details
  • Identification Director and shareholder card numbers. shareholders.
  • The dimensions of plant
  • Information about banks

Documentation is needed

Any company within Nigeria who plans to establish an Export Warehouse within its premises and store the items to be exported prior to export is required to obtain an appropriate licence through the Nigeria Customs Service.



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