How to Get Clean Certificate of Inspection (Port Authority) in Nigeria

Get Clean Certificate of Inspection (Port Authority) in Nigeria By Yourself

  • The applicant must visit any of the Nigerian Pre-shipment Inspection Agencies to obtain a Clean Certificate of Inspection (Port Authority).
  • Below is the contact link for Nigerian Ports Authority: Contact link

  • 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 Request for Inspection form (RFI) 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 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 Clean Certificate

  • Pro forma invoice or contract of sale
  • Request for Inspection
  • NESS payment receipt
  • Export load list document for cargo clearance
  • Any supporting document (as required)
Note – Documents requirements may change in relation to 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: Email link
Bureau Veritas: Contact link
CIC Inspection: Contact link
SGS Contact link

What are all the Eligibility

A Clean Certificate of Inspection 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 completed form be correct and that it be 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 clean Certificate of Inspection must be obtained during the export of goods or products from Nigeria. This is to confirm that they are compliant with the export standards set by Federal Government of Nigeria.



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