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"Visa Guide for Travellers: Preparing Your Trip to Nigeria"


Do you intend to visit Nigeria? Great! But, before you pack your bags, there’s one thing you need to figure out: your visa. Obtaining a visa may appear difficult, but don’t panic! We’ve got all the information you need to make it simple.

1. Determine Which Visa You Require:

You can obtain a 90-day Short Visitor Visa if you are visiting Nigeria for pleasure, sports, health, or culture. This is a new rule enacted by the Nigerian government to facilitate travel.

2. Visa Categories:

Previously, you could only choose from six different sorts of visas. There are now more than 75! You don’t even need to go to a Nigerian embassy. You can apply through a variety of methods, making things considerably easier.

3. Some people can travel without a visa.

Good news if you’re from an ECOWAS country, Chad, or Cameroon! To enter Nigeria, you need not require a visa. Simply ensure that your passport is valid for at least six months and has at least two vacant pages.

4. Visa Application:

A Nigerian visa can be obtained at Visa Application Centres worldwide. The fee ranges from $2 to $400, depending on your location and the type of visa you require.

5. US passport holders:

Are you coming from the United States? Apply at OIS centres in cities such as New York and Los Angeles. The cost is $160. Remember to schedule your appointment online first. You’ll need a special type of passport photo, to get through the process. 

Bring your application forms, airfare and hotel reservations, recent passport photos, a letter of invitation from someone in Nigeria, and bank statements. Don’t forget to bring proof of yellow fever and polio vaccinations.

6. The Rest of the World:

If you are not a US citizen, you may apply for an e-visa or a Visa on Arrival. It costs between $140 and 270 dollars, plus a $90 biometrics fee. Before you fly, you must apply online and receive clearance by email.

7. Travelling with Children:

If you’re travelling with children, apply for a Visa on Arrival and provide a copy of the child’s birth certificate and your passport to the Comptroller-General of Immigration. Before you go, wait for an email confirmation.

8. Visa Extension:

Do you wish to extend your stay in Nigeria? You certainly can! Visit the Nigeria Immigration Service offices in Abuja or Lagos at least 30 days before the expiration of your visa. You can ask for an extension of 90 days or more.

9. Upon arrival in Nigeria:

Prepare for a short delay at the airport once you arrive. It may take many hours to clear customs and passport checks. The airport can be crowded and chaotic, but remain calm and friend


You’re all set for an enjoyable journey to Nigeria now that your visa is in order. Just remember to plan ahead of time and to be patient. Nigeria is a dynamic and attractive country, and you’re in for an incredible experience! Best wishes!

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