Nigeria Visa

Nigeria Visa

Do you need a visa to visit Nigeria? Find your nearest Nigeria Embassy.

Our Nigeria Visa Guide will teach you everything you need to know about Nigeria’s visa policy for people from all over the world, including different types of visas, particular requirements, visa sponsorships, visa fees, and more. It is critical to have a scheduled flight ticket in hand before applying for a visa to Nigeria.

Who needs a visa to Nigeria

Visitors to Nigeria need a visa unless they are from one of the countries that are free from visa requirements. All visitors are required to have a passport that is valid for at least six months.

For more information on visas to Nigeria, you can visit their Embassy page.

Entry into Nigeria

Citizens contemplating international travel should consider the ongoing danger of testing positive for COVID-19 while abroad and should purchase travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage. Nigeria continues to report positive COVID-19 cases. In some circumstances, public health measures such as protocols for overseas arrivals and the usage of face masks are still in effect. Due to insufficient testing, the true extent of COVID-19 infections in Nigeria is unknown; travellers should take precautions even though the number of confirmed cases is low. Travel Guidelines for Passengers landing in Nigeria:

  • Passengers who are fully immunised against COVID-19 are not needed to undergo COVID-19 testing prior to boarding aircraft heading for Nigeria or upon arrival. This also applies to children under the age of 18; Inbound passengers who are unvaccinated or partially vaccinated must take a COVID-19 PCR test 48 hours prior to departure and undergo PCR tests on Days 2 and 7 post-arrival at their own expense.
  • All inbound passengers must register via the Nigeria International Travel Portal.

Criteria to apply for a Nigeria Visa

You will need the following:


Passport valid for a minimum of six months.

Form for visa applications duly filled out.

Two passport images taken recently.

Introduction Letter (from applicant).

Evidence of online visa fee payment.

CAC certificate of the host organisation or Permission for NGOs.

Flight Plan Itinerary.

Processing Time For Nigeria Visas

Six to two days may be required to process a Nigerian Tourist visa. Before submitting your online application, you will select a processing speed, which will determine how long it takes us to process your application.

Appointment Waiting Times

Appointment waiting times can vary, depending on what Country you reside from.

Who Can Visit Nigeria Without a Visa?

The following 17 countries do not require a visa to enter Nigeria:

  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Côte d’Ivoire
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Niger
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Togo

For detailed information on specific parts of the general visa process, you can refer to the links below to find the answer to your query. If you are unable to find any particular information, please contact us via email.

Nigeria Visa Types

Tourist visas, business visas, temporary work permits, and visas subject to regularisation are the four most common types of visas for Nigeria.

What To Do If Your Nigeria Visa is Refused

You have the right to contest this verdict. The embassy of the Member State that opted to deny the visa distributes a standard form to notify the applicant of the decision to deny a Schengen visa and the reasons for the denial.

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Proof of sufficient funds to cover stay in Nigeria. (A copy of the applicant’s bank statement that includes their name and address, with account and card details obscured) Please display a minimum account balance of $500.

The NVP 2020 increases the number of visa categories from six to 79. Each visa category is designed to accommodate all conceivable travel purposes. There are additional unique visa categories for Nigerians who were born abroad with dual citizenship or who renounced their Nigerian citizenship.

If you need a Nigeria visa in order to enter the nation, there is no need for alarm. This tourist visa is fairly simple to obtain, and it just takes a few minutes to complete the online application and payment.

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