Peace of mind when shipping to Lagos with RapidParcel.com

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You MUST enter the correct weight [kg] and dimensions [cm]
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

  • 01/01/2022 - New year's day
  • 01/05/2022 - Worker's day
  • 01/10/2022 - Independence day
  • 25/12/2022 - Christmas day
  • 26/12/2022 - 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 *
£ 70.67
Peace of mind when you organise your parcel delivery to Lagos

If you need to ship to the financial and economic centre of Nigeria, and you want a delivery service that will enable you to monitor your package every step of the way, look no further than RapidParcel.com.

Lagos is not only the most populous city in Nigeria, it’s the second most populous in Africa and is currently the fastest growing. Almost all of Nigeria’s business and economic activity takes place there and the port is one of the largest and busiest in the whole of the continent. There are many reasons, therefore, why you might need to arrange for a parcel to be shipped to Lagos and, if you do, then you’ll be keen to find the courier that offers the very best combination of speed, careful handling and value for money. RapidParcel.com works with courier partners who offer precisely that combination, and our comparison and booking website allows you to compare the deals they offer side by side and choose the one that best suits your needs.

Track your delivery across the world When making a delivery to Lagos, you’ll doubtless wish to monitor your parcel as it makes its way to its final destination. Many companies only offer confirmation of final delivery but at RapidParcel.com we like to make sure our tracking is as comprehensive as all the other facilities we offer. Once the parcel you’re shipping to Lagos has been collected, you’ll be able to track its progress every step of the way, by just clicking the ‘tracking’ tab on our website. It could be some important paperwork inside your package, a keenly anticipated gift or a sample that you’re sending out to clients. Whatever it is, it’s special to you, and that means it’s special to us as well, and we want you to know exactly where it is at all points in its journey.

It could be that you are sending several different packages to Lagos at once, and feel that they would be best sent with different couriers. This is the kind of flexibility RapidParcel.com excels at and, even in these circumstances, you’ll be able to track the progress of each and every parcel you send through us on a single tracking page. This is yet another example of how our delivery service to Lagos is so much simpler than any other out there.

If your business sends packages to Lagos on a regular basis you might consider opening a free corporate account with RapidParcel.com. The suite of additional services that will be unlocked for you to use will save you time and increase the convenience of using our service, and you’ll find the customer support agent allocated to you for all of your delivery questions and queries an invaluable resource.

As you can see, customer convenience is at the heart of everything we do in our business. We bring together the best carriers for you to choose from and negotiate incredible rates with them on your behalf. Add to this service features such as our WorldPay secure payment system, a booking process which is simplicity itself and the comprehensive tracking service and we’re sure you’ll agree that there’s simply nowhere better to go when you’re shipping to Lagos.

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