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Nigeria VISA

All non-Nigerians travelling to Nigeria with the exclusion of ECOWAS citizens and citizens of countries with which Nigeria has bilateral immigration agreement such as Cameroon require an entry visa. Obtaining a Nigerian visa requires an application to present a valid passport, and other documents, including passport size photograph, depending on the visa application. The process is relatively easy and the visa normally issued in 1-2 days.    
The visa office is opened to the public between 9:30 and 2:00pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Applications are processed within two working days if all requirements are met.

TRANSIT/VISA/ENTRY PERMIT

WHO QUALIFIES?

  • Transiting passengers with confirmed visa to onward destination other than Nigeria
  • Seamen/pilot

REQUIREMENT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF TRANSIT VISA

  • Valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity.
  • Valid visa to onward destination outside Nigeria.
  • Confirmed airline ticket to final destination.
  • Evidence of funds.

DIRECT/TRANSIT/VISA (AIR SIDE) ENTRY PERMIT

WHO QUALIFIES?

  • Transiting passengers with confirmed visa to onward destination other than Nigeria.
  • Seamen/pilot signing on.

REQUIREMENT FOR THE ISSUANCE OF DIRECT/TRANSIT VISA (AIR SIDE) ENTRY PERMIT

  • Passport with minimum of 6 months validity.
  • Valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity.
  • Valid visa to onward destination outside Nigeria
  • Confirmed airline ticket to final destination

 

Eligibility

  • Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.
  • Foreign Travelers wishing to enter Nigeria for onward destination outside the country.

RequirementsOn Arrival

  • Passport valid for not less than 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph.
  • Confirmed ticket of connecting flight within 48hrs
  • Evidence of sufficient funds

At Nigerian Missions

  • Passport valid for not less than 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph.
  • Confirmed ticket to destination outside Nigeria.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds.

Validity

  • 48hrs for Transit Visa obtained on Arrival
  • 7 days Maximum period of stay for Transit Visa obtained at the Nigerian Mission.

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

The VoA facility is available to frequently travelled High Net Worth Investors and Intending Visitors who may not be able to obtain visa at the Nigerian Missions/Embassies in their countries of residence due to the absence of a Nigerian mission in those countries or exigencies of urgent business travels.

Eligibility

  • Frequently travelled Business Persons of International Repute
  • Executives of Multi-national Companies
  • Members of Government Delegations
  • Holders of United Nations Laissez-Passer
  • Holders of African Union Laissez-Passer,
  • Holders of ECOWAS Laissez-Passer,
  • Holders of any other Official travel documents of other recognized International Organizations who intend to visit Nigeria.

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> Ministry of Foreign Affairs
> Nigerian Immigration Service
> Nigerian Customs Service

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> Consular ID Card Application Forms
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