How to Get Ship Entry Notice in Nigeria

Get Ship Entry Notice in Nigeria By Yourself

  • The applicant must visit the Operations Department at the Nigerian Ports Authority in order to apply for Ship Entry Notice.
  • You can find the address and contact details in the contact link.

  • You can visit the office to obtain the Ship Entry Notice form from the relevant department.
  • You should ensure that you have all required documents as listed in the “Required Documents” section.
  • Completion of the application form with all information required and signature attest.
  • Attach the required documents to the form and submit it to the Office for further processing.
  • Pay the fees required for the application process at your local office, as directed by officials.
  • The requested documents and the application will be sent to the relevant departments for scrutiny.
  • Once all processes have been completed, the concerned officials will approve your application and begin the notice issuance process.
  • The office will notify the applicant that the renewal license has been collected and they can be collected by any means.

Documents Required For Get Ship Entry

  • Completed application form
  • Prescribed fees
  • The registration proof of the shipping company
  • Any supporting document (as required)

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 link
Contact link

What are all the Eligibility

  • Any shipping company that plans to take its vessel to Nigerian ports can request berthing facilities in the port.
  • The shipping company or any licensed agent in Nigeria can apply.


Application fees: N1000


It is valid for one time.


  • To be accepted by the Authority, it is essential that all information on the completed form is correct and that the form 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
  • Nationality and number of shareholders
  • NPA Customer Identification Number
  • Company/operational email address
  • Time estimates for arrival and departure of the vessel
  • Port of call
  • Cargo Tonnage
  • Type of cargo

You will need the document

When a shipping/cargo vessel is about enter the Nigerian maritime port, a ship entry notice must be given. It also requires a berthing facility to avoid demurrage charges.



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