Guide to shipping your cars, 4x4s, trucks and boats to Nigeria from United Kingdom
Useful guide for individuals and organisations exporting cars, 4x4s, boats and other vehicles from UK to Nigeria
Contrary to the bad reputation in regards to reports of crime, corruption, the endless inventive 419 advance fee scams and regular kidnappings in the press, Nigerians are famously hospitable and friendly, and the diversity of cultures make for interesting discoveries.
Shipping vehicles to Nigeria from the United Kingdom is a relatively simple process. The entire process can take up to 16 days from the UK. You will need to notify the DVLA by completing the “Notification of export” section on the V5.
We generally recommend shipping by RORO because your vehicle will be handled less than by container service. However for customers looking for more room to ship other personal belongings, private container may be the best option. You can always load personal items into the boot of the car as long as they are packed securely. Please note however, that the security of those personal items, in the boot, is the responsibility of you the shipper.
After your vehicle is shipped, we will send you by first class mail in the UK or Air-mail if you’ve travelled abroad, all the documents you need to present to the customs authorities in Nigeria.
Generally,a clearance fee is paid on each vehicle and thereafter you can register the vehicle for use. Given the high price of cars in Nigeria, and the poor condition of the roads, it can be well worth importing a decent 4x4 from the United Kingdom.