How To Verify The Custom Duty Of Any Car/Vehicle In Nigeria

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It is no longer new that customs are now outrightly seizing and impounding cars/vehicles with;

1. no customs duty
2. forged customs duty
3. underpaid customs duty

To avoid buying cars/vehicles having problem with either of the 3 items listed above or to avoid getting caught unaware assuming you already bought that with forged customs document that can no longer be legally paid at the moment that border has been officially closed by Federal Government, you must care to know the status of its customs duty.

To do that, you either;

1. Visit any nearby customs office and present to them C-number, port it was cleared and date it was cleared as stated on the customs document you have with you. Once they key the details into their system and if genuine, it will return the exact result of what you have on the document with you. You can ask them to print it out for you for future reference and also to check if the VIN of your vehicle is the exact one on the document they will print out for you.

2. Search for genuine individuals, businesses or companies that offer the service. Once you contact them, you will be asked to pay a fee usually not more than N5,000 into their bank account and as well send to them some details. Once you do, the result usually scanned copy would be sent to you via whatsapp or e-mail. Once you receive it, you can now compare it with what you have.

P.S: Make sure that the VIN of your car/vehicle is the exact one on the result they sent to you.

Warning: Do not include the VIN of your car/vehicle in the details you would send to them because they don't primarily need it.

If the details on the customs document you have, from where you gave them the details is reported to return no result, then your paper is most likely to be fake. If it returns VIN different from that of your car/vehicle, then either the VIN of your car/vehicle has been tampered with or the customs document is a forged one.

Don't make the mistake of buying a Nigerian or foreign used car/vehicle without carrying out proper customs duty verification on it because ignorance is not an excuse when it comes to law.
 
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Segun

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Even after it is confirmed that the customs paper is genuine, confirm to be sure that it wasn't under paid. If it is under paid, work on it to be fully or reasonably paid.