Nigeria Visa Information
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Who requires a visa?
Visas are required for all except nationals of most West African countries. Most Nigerian embassies (including the high commissions in the UK and Australia, and the embassy in Benin) issue visas only to residents and nationals of the country in which the embassy is located.
Note: Tourist visas are only issued to people who are visiting family or friends.
What documents will be required?
Exact requirements vary, but as a rule of thumb, forms are required in triplicate, along with proof of funds to cover your stay, a round-trip airline ticket, and possibly confirmed hotel reservations. You also need a letter of invitation from a resident of Nigeria or a business in the country. This must explain the purpose of your visit and, preferably, take immigration and financial responsibility for you during your trip.
Time required to issue visa?
One month visas for Chad (N5500), Cameroon (N10, 000), Niger (N5300) and Benin (N3000) can be obtained in Abuja or Lagos. Other convenient consulates for visas are Calabar (Cameroon) and Kano (Niger).
Benin: One-month visas cost CFA15, 000, with one photo, and take 24 hours to issue.
Cameroon: A one-month single-entry visa costs CFA50, 000, with one photo, and is issued in a day.
Chad: Two photos and N5500 will get you a one-month single-entry visa, which you can pick up the next day.
Niger: Best obtained in Abuja, a one-month single-entry visa costs N5300 with two photos, and is issued in 48 hours.
Note: The general processing time for a Nigerian visa is 3-5 working days.
Where do I apply?
You can apply for your Visa up to 3 months before your intended arrival date. If you?e traveling overland to Nigeria, the embassy in Accra (Ghana) is consistently rated as the best place in West Africa to apply for a visa, as no letter of introduction is required. The embassy in Niamey (Niger) also claims to issue visas the same way.
What is the cost of a Visa?
The cost of a 30-day visa is from US$60 to US$100 according to nationality.
Embassy contact information:
Please contact the nearest Nigeria embassy for information on what documentation you may require to enter Nigeria. Nigerian Embassies Worldwide.
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- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Nigeria - URL: http://www.foreignaffairs.gov.ng/
- The Nigeria Immigration Service URL: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/index.htm
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