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Moving from Dubai to Nigeria

Moving from Dubai to Nigeria

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Moving from Dubai to Nigeria

Moving to Nigeria is a major transition for anyone, and there will be plenty to consider and prepare for before you head across the globe. The last thing you want to worry about is the logistics of a complicated move, especially when it comes to documentation, Customs regulations and shipping services. Which is why you shouldn’t have to worry about it. Instead, let us tackle the tough stuff for you.

Dubai Movers will make your transition to Nigeria as seamless as possible, by providing top-notch shipping services for all of your household goods and much more. We’ll be there with you each and every step of your move abroad, from packing and crating your goods to shipping them overseas and assisting you through the complicated overseas documentation process.

All you need to do is give us a call so we can get started with an on-site estimate. We’ll take care of everything else.

Here’s how we get the job done:

How Dubai Movers can help with moving to Nigeria

To start, one of our trained moving specialists will provide a one-on-one consultation with you, thoroughly outlining your moving options based on certain criteria, such as:

  • Your moving timeline: When do you need to be in Nigeria?
  • Your real estate plans. Will you be renting or buying?
  • Your family/household size. Will you be moving alone or with your family? For business or personal reasons?
  • Cubic feet estimate. How large is your shipment?

What Will Moving to Nigeria Cost?

For the most accurate estimate of your total shipment size, you should schedule an in-home survey as early as possible for your move to Nigeria. Don’t wait until the last possible moment, contact Dubai Movers or International Movers today. You won’t regret the decision. After we hear from you, our moving specialists will assess your belongings to give you the best estimate possible to expedite your relocation.

The cost of moving to Nigeria will vary considerably based on the cubic footage of your belongings and your proposed destination arrival time so it’s extremely important that you work with an agent so they can give you the most accurate quote.

Ready to start budgeting for your international move?

Give us a call, and don’t forget to ask about our overseas packing and custom crating services, too!

About Nigeria

Nigeria, a nation situated on the western bank of Africa. Nigeria has a differing topography, with atmospheres running from bone-dry to damp tropical. Nonetheless, Nigeria’s most various element is its kin. Several dialects are spoken in the nation, including Yoruba, Igbo, Fula, Hausa, Edo, Ibibio, Tiv, and English. The nation has bountiful characteristic assets, strikingly enormous stores of oil and petroleum gas.

The public capital is Abuja, in the Federal Capital Territory, which was made by pronouncement in 1976. Lagos, the previous capital, holds its remaining as the nation’s driving business and mechanical city. Current Nigeria dates from 1914 when the British Protectorates of Northern and Southern Nigeria were joined. The nation got autonomous on October 1, 1960, and in 1963 embraced a republican constitution however chose to remain an individual from the Commonwealth.

Nigeria Economy

The Nigerian economy is one of the biggest in Africa. Since the last part of the 1960s, it has been founded essentially on the oil business. A progression of world oil cost increments from 1973 created fast monetary development in transportation, development, assembling, and taxpayer driven organizations. Since this prompted an extraordinary deluge of country individuals into the bigger urban focuses, farming creation deteriorated so much that money harvests, for example, palm oil, peanuts (groundnuts), and cotton were not, at this point critical fare items.

What’s more, from around 1975 Nigeria had to import such essential products as rice and cassava for local utilization. This framework functioned admirably as long as incomes from oil stayed consistent, yet since the last part of the 1970s, the agrarian segment has been in proceeding with an emergency on account of the fluctuating scene oil market and the nation’s fast populace development. Albeit a significant part of the populace stayed occupied with cultivating, too little food was delivered, requiring progressively expensive imports. The different governments (the vast majority of them military-run) have managed this issue by forbidding horticultural imports and by centring, but quickly, on different agrarian and indigenization plans.

In the last part of the 1990s, the administration started to privatize many state-run endeavours—particularly in correspondences, force, and transportation—so as to upgrade the nature of administration and decrease reliance on the legislature. The majority of the ventures had been effectively privatized by the start of the 21st century, yet a couple stayed in government hands.

At the turn of the 21st century, Nigeria kept on confronting an insecure income stream, which the administration endeavoured to counter by getting from universal sources, presenting different grimness quantifies, or doing both simultaneously. Therefore, an ever-expanding portion of the public spending plan was required for obligation reimbursement, which, with debasement overwhelming government activities, implied that almost no of Nigeria’s pay was being spent on the individuals and their needs.

The nation profited by a 2005 obligation alleviation plan by which most of its obligation to a gathering of loan boss nations known as the Paris Club would be pardoned once it had reimbursed a specific sum. Nigeria effectively met this condition in 2006, turning into the principal African nation to settle its obligation with the gathering. Nigeria entered a downturn in 2016, incompletely due to falling worldwide oil costs, yet saw improvement with recuperation inside the following couple of years. (For data on the job ladies have played in Nigeria’s economy and culture, see Sidebar: The Role of Nigerian Women.)

Nigeria Customs, Currency & Airport Tax regulations details


Import regulations:

Free import by passengers of 18 years of age or over:
– 200 cigarettes or 50 medium-sized cigars or 200 grams of tobacco of foreign manufacture;
– 1 litre of spirits and 1 litre of wine;
– 284 centilitre of perfume or eau-de-Cologne or other perfumed spirits;
– personal effects;
– gifts valued up to NGN 50,000.- (excl. jewellery, photographic equipment, electronics and luxury goods).

Wild Fauna and Flora:

The import of certain endangered species of plant, live animals and their products is prohibited or restricted under CITES.

Additional Information on regulations:

Restrictions apply for import of plants, seeds and flowers.

No pharmaceutical products may be carried in passengers’ checked baggage.

A substantial amount of duty will be levied on cameras (100%), projectors (100%), radios (50%), records (66%), tape recorders (40%), typewriters (40%) etc. contained in a passenger’s baggage, unless the passenger is either a temporary visitor, or can submit a certificate of re-importation obtained on departure, or can provide proof that the items concerned have been in use and in his possession for at least 3 years.

– All kinds of beer, mineral water and soft drinks;
– sparkling wine (including champagne);
– all fruits, vegetables, cereals and eggs either fresh or preserved;
– textile fabrics and mosquito netting;
– jewellery and precious metals.

Export regulations:

Free export by passengers of 18 years of age or over:
– 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 1 lb. of tobacco of foreign manufacture; 200 cigarettes of local manufacture;
– 1 bottle of whisky of foreign manufacture. African ceremonial objects and African antiquities can only be exported with approval of the Department of Antiquities.

Crew members customs regulations:

Same regulations as for passengers apply.


Dogs and cats must be accompanied by a health certificate and rabies certificate issued by a veterinary at point of origin. The certificate may not be older than 1 week. Pets may enter as passenger’s checked baggage or as cargo.

Baggage Clearance regulations:

Baggage is cleared at the first airport of entry in Nigeria.

Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Nigeria, which remains on board when continuing on the same international flight, or is transferred automatically by handling agents when continuing on another international flight.


Currency Import regulations:

Local currency (Nigerian Naira-NGN) up to NGN 5,000.- in banknotes and if declared upon arrival. Foreign currencies for an unlimited amount, if declared upon arrival.

Currency Export regulations:
  • Residents: local currency (Nigerian Naira-NGN): up to NGN 5,000.- in banknotes. Foreign currencies: up to USD 5,000.-. Exceeding amounts must be declared upon departure.
  • Non-residents: local currency: up to NGN 5,000.- in banknotes if declared upon departure. foreign currencies: up to the amounts imported and declared on arrival.

Airport Tax

No airport tax is levied on passengers upon embarkation at the airport.

To ask more about our Dubai Movers company please use the form available on our contact page, give us a call at +97143306717 or send any inquiries to our email address

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