How to Get Certificate of Weight in Nigeria

Get Certificate of Weight in Nigeria By Yourself

  • The applicant must visit any Pre-shipment Inspection Agency in Nigeria to obtain a Certificate of Weight (Port Authority) in person.
  • You can find contact information for some of the accredited agencies in the “Office Locations and Contacts” section.
  • You can visit any agency to obtain a RequestforWeighing form from the appropriate department.
  • You should ensure that you have all of the documents listed in the “Required Documents” section.
  • Please complete the application form with all required details. Sign the application form.
  • The documents should be attached to the application form.
  • Send the completed application and all supporting documents to the appropriate authority. As directed by the officials, pay the fees.
  • The technical officers will weigh and inspect the goods and products after they have been submitted.
  • After approval of the application, the applicant will be notified by phone or email about the approval and asked to obtain the Certificate using any available means.

Documents Required For Get Certificate of Weight

  • Pro forma invoice or contract of sale
  • Request for Weighing Form
  • Any supporting document (as required)

Note thatDocuments requirements may change depending on the agency.

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Corporate Head office,
Nigerian Ports Authority,
26/28 Marina, Lagos.
P.M.B. 12588 Lagos
Tel: +234 01463 7496, +234 01463 7497, +234 01463 7498
Website homepage

Contact link

Intertek Contact link
Cotecna Contact Link
Bureau Veritas Contact link
CIC Inspection contact link
SGS Contact link

What are all the Eligibility

A Certificate of Weight may be required by any Nigerian Exporter before any cargo is loaded onto seagoing vessels.


For more information on fees, please contact the office.


  • To be accepted by the Authority, it is essential that all information on the form is correct and that it is filled in clearly.
  • To avoid rejections, make sure you attach all required documents.

Requirements Information

  • Name of the company
  • Country of origin
  • Name of the vessel
  • Name of the registry port
  • Call sign and official number
  • International Maritime Organization (number and class)
  • Full address of the company premises
  • Number of registration certificate
  • Exporter Registration number
  • Year of incorporation

You will need the document

A Certificate of Weight must be provided for goods and products exported from Nigeria. This is to confirm that the goods comply with export standards set by Federal Government of Nigeria.



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