Official Cost of Clearing Cars in Nigeria 2019

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Here is the official cost of clearing cars in Nigeria Tin can port, Cotonou(Seme Border), Apapa Port and other ports this 2019.

Many Nigerians want to know how much it would cost them to import a car into the country.

I must tell you, clearing cars in Nigeria is not cheap, though people would continue doing it regardless.

As of 2017, the system by which the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) charges for clearing cars changed. Instead of charging according to year of manufacture, they now charge according to the cost of the car not the year of manufacture.

The charge is 35% of whatever you paid for the vehicle and a levy of 35% making 70% of what you paid for the car. So assuming you bought a car for N2 million, you will spend N1.4 million to clear the car. You can easily do the math yourself.

Where can I clear my cars in Nigeria?

Before we go into the cost of clearing cars in the country, let us give you a rundown on where you can clear your cars in Nigeria.

The popular ports in Nigeria through which cars are brought in are Tin Can port and Apapa port. You will only clear at Seme border if you’re importing your car from Cotonou. The various fees to pay at this border includes the custom duty, the port charge and the clearing agent fee.

Verification of car status can be done at any of the four zonal centres of the Nigerian Customs Service. It is at this place you pay the fees for your car’s uncleared status.

The four zonal offices where you can do this includes;

  1. Zone A Headquarters, No. 1 Harvey Road, Yaba, Lagos;
  2. Zone B Headquarters, Kabala Doki, Kaduna;
  3. Zone C Headquarters, Nigeria Ports Authority, Port Harcourt and;
  4. Zone D Headquarters, Yelwa Tudu Road, Bauchi State.

Now let’s go straight into the core of this post…..


  • Nissan Pathfinder 2001 – ₦350,000
  • Nissan Primera 2003 – ₦315,000
  • Toyota Rav4 2004 – ₦335,000
  • Kia Sorento 2004 – ₦360,000
  • Lexus RX 330 2004 – ₦370,000
  • Nissan Pathfinder 2005 – ₦400,000
  • Toyota Highlander 2005 – ₦450,000
  • Toyota Corolla 2005 – ₦300,000
  • Toyota Tundra 2005 – ₦400,000
  • Toyota Corolla 2006 – ₦300,000
  • Toyota 4Runner 2006 – ₦450,000
  • Lexus RX 350 2007 – ₦600,000
  • Lexus RX 350 2008 – ₦700,000
  • Toyota Highlander 2008 – ₦500,000
  • Lexus RX 350 2009 – 800,000
  • Lexus RX 350 2010 – ₦950,000
  • Toyota 4Runner 2011 – ₦900,000
  • Mercerdes-Benz ML350 2012 – ₦1,515,000
  • Toyota Venza 2013 – ₦1,400,000
  • Toyota Camry 2013 – ₦1,350,000
  • Toyota Camry 2015 – ₦1,500,000.

The table below shows some popular vehicle brands and their current clearing cost this 2019.

Car modelCost in Naira
Acura MDX 2007N700,000
Acura MDX 2008N850,000
Acura MDX 2009N980,000
Acura TSXN380,000
Benz MLN450,000
Ford Edge 2007N900,000
Ford Focus 2012N1,400,000
Hyundai Elantra 2013 – 2016N1,300,000
Hyundai SonataN350,000
Kia Optima 2012N1,200,000
Kia SpectraN500,000
Land Rover R/Sport 2006N1,500,000
Lexus RX 300N420,000
Mazda 3 SVN2,000,000
Mazda 6 2004N450,000
Mitsubishi Carisma 2005N380,000
Toyota 4 Runner 1994N450,000
Toyota Camry 2003N270,000
Toyota Camry 2007- 2008N600,000
Toyota Camry Hybrid 2010N1,100,000
Toyota Corolla 2003N350,000
Toyota Corolla 2004N450,000
Toyota Corolla 2005N500,000
Toyota Corolla 2006N600,000
Toyota HighlanderN450,000
Toyota Sienna 2004N350,000
Toyota Venza 2010N1,100,000
Toyota Yaris 2000N200,000
Volkswagen busesN350,000
Volkswagen CC 2011N1,200,000
Volkswagen PassatN380,000

About Ayeni Tolulope

Ayeni Tolulope is a fine-grained Journalist, Writer, Digital Media Strategist. He has been a member of the Fourth Estate for three years. He worked with LailasNews for over a year.

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