Letter to Customs Officer to Release Goods/Cargo

The sample application and request letter to the customs officer to release imported goods, mobiles, containers, shipments, garments, automobiles, etc. Sample apology letter to a customs officer in India, USA, UK, Africa, Australia, Pakistan, or UAE. Letter to customs to release the shipment.

Cargo Release Reqeust Letter

Dear Sir,

You are requested to release the cargo (consignment no: 0000) that arrived last month on (date). We can provide all the supporting documentation and pay any fees/taxes. Looking for your cooperation.

Sincerely Yours,

Your name

Request Letter for Release of Shipment from Custom Department

Dear Sir,

I want to request for release of my shipment held by the customs department of (name of department and city). (you can mention why your shipment is held if there is any, and what steps you have taken so far). I have paid the customs duty and submitted all the shipping documents as per the import procedure. My shipment is a 3D printer, and it’s urgently needed. I can’t afford any further delays. I can provide all the information/documentation for the release of goods. Looking for your kind cooperation.

Sincerely Yours,

Your name

Letter Format for Customs Clearance

Custom officer, New York

Dear Sir,

It is stated that last month the customs officer did not hand over my goods to me because of some legal issues; I am writing this letter to bring it to your knowledge that I have completed all the legal formalities. I am attaching legal documents related to my shipment. I request you to give me clearance and release the goods as soon as possible. I am waiting for a positive response.


Mr. George John

Sample Letter to Customs to Release Goods

The Customs Officer, Custom Department, Punjab

Dear Sir,

With all due respect, I would like to inform you that I have completed all the customs formalities for bringing my goods from the US to UAE. My goods were taken under custody last week from Dubai airport. Following are the items.

  • 5 HP laptops
  • 8 Apple iPhones
  • 10 Samsung mobiles

Sir, I have submitted all the documents along with an undertaking to avoid such mistakes next time. I will be careful next time and will do custom work before bringing goods. I shall be really thankful if you return my goods as soon as possible. Thanks.


Mr. Zahir Ali,

Letter to Customs Officer to Release Goods

The Director,
Customs Department

Dear Sir,

I hope this letter finds you in great spirits. We are a private limited firm and deal in the import of garments. Our last consignment came from India, but upon reaching the port, it was held by the customs official on the ground that I had not paid import duty for the consignment yet. We have paid the import duty, other relevant tools, and taxes, and we need your approval to release our goods from customs custody. All the relevant record is attached with this letter for your review. Kindly order to release goods as early as possible, and facilitate us in completing the order for our clients. We will highly regard this favor.


Your Name

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2 thoughts on “Letter to Customs Officer to Release Goods/Cargo”

  1. Sir,
    I need to write a letter to customs regarding reimport of our exported goods from Bharian . Pls help me

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