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Failure to do so will result in surcharges being applied to your card


The receiver in Nigeria will need to be registered with the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and have a Tax Identification Number (TIN). No customs clearance can take place without this TIN number and failure to obtain the TIN number before the arrival of the consignment will result in delays and potential additional costs.

Passports, credit cards, jewellery, cosmetics, toiletries, etc are prohibited for import into Nigeria.

Before sending your parcel to Nigeria, please make sure that none of the items in your parcels contravene the restrictions imposed by customs at destination.

Customs website: https://www.customs.gov.ng/

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Nigeria, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Nigeria is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Nigeria, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 01/05/2024 - Worker's day
  • 01/10/2024 - Independence day
  • 25/12/2024 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2024 - Boxing day


We have a detailed and comprehensive Help Section here. If you cannot find the answer or advice you are looking for there, please use our enquiry form

Example prices for Nigeria Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg World Express 3-6 business days *
£ 102.60

In years gone by, somebody who needed to arrange shipping to Benin City would hand over their parcel and then not hear anything about it until they received notification of the fact that it had arrived. Clearly, if the contents of your delivery to Benin City are important, for business or personal reasons, then this interim silence could be stressful. You'll doubtless be assured of the safety of your package delivery to Benin City but no amount of reassurance can compare with being kept informed of the latest factors that could influence your delivery such as truly troublesome weather or political unrest. At RapidParcel.com we realise this and that's why we go to great lengths to make sure that all the information you could possibly need when booking Benin City shipping is easily accessible and right there at your fingertips on our regularly updated blog and through our sophisticated tracking system that includes opt in SMS delivery notification.

Benin City is the capital of Edo State in southern Nigeria, situated some twenty-five miles north of the Benin River. It is the centre of Nigeria's rubber industry, although another key component of the city's economy is the processing of palm nut oil. Benin is home to many of Nigeria's premier educational establishments, such as the University of Benin, Ambrose Alli University and Benson Idahosa University, this last being famed for its work in the fields of information technology and entrepreneurship. Culturally, the city is known for its production of bronze sculptures and the artistic skills of its craftsmen.

Carriers you can trust

We've ensured that flexibility is part of every step of our service, so it doesn't matter what you need to send in a package delivery to Benin City, we'll deliver it for you. We've compiled a list of courier companies that won't be bettered anywhere. Rather than building a huge list of carriers who may be able to handle your Benin City parcel delivery, we've concentrated on only the best – that's why you'll recognise the names of the partners we use on our website and will know that you can trust them to despatch your parcel delivery to Benin City with absolute professionalism.

On top of that, we've used our experience and size to get the kind of prices you simply won't be able to find anywhere else. As well as saving you money, this means you don't have to spend time shopping around for the best deal for your Benin City package delivery.

Sophisticated tracking gives you peace of mind

Once your Benin City shipping is on its way, you can follow its progress easily on our website. For even more information, you can access our dedicated blog, which features all the latest news on the shipping industry, as well as updates on any factors, such as bad weather, changes in customs law or the international political situation, which may have an effect upon your Benin City delivery or delivery to anywhere else in Nigeria, such as a parcel delivery to Port Harcourt or a package delivery to Kaduna.

We think that there's simply no such thing as too much information for people using our service, which is why we make such an effort to keep you fully informed every step of the way.

This all starts with the table below which you will see is filled with samples of delivery costs to Benin City so you can see how affordable it can be to use one of our carriers for your shipping needs. These are just example prices and as you probably know, each consignment is very different so the only way of determining how much it will cost to send yours is to tell us a little about what you are sending. Thankfully though, our streamlined service means that we have just six quick and simple steps to booking your selected courier.

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