Visitors to Nigeria require a visa unless they come from one of the visa exempt countries. All visitors must hold a passport valid for 6 months.

Visa policy map

Visa policy of Nigeria
  Visa on arrival
  Visa required

Visa exemption

Citizens of the following 17 countries can visit Nigeria without a visa:[1]

Visa is also not required for former nationals of Nigeria holding a valid foreign passport together with expired Nigerian passport.

Holders of diplomatic or service category passports issued to nationals of Brazil, China, Namibia and South Africa do not require a visa for Nigeria and holders of diplomatic passports issued to nationals of Turkey.
Visa exemption agreement for holders of diplomatic and official passports was signed with Vietnam in October 2019 and it is yet to be ratified.[3] Nationals of China holding passports for public affairs do not require a visa for a maximum stay of 30 days.

Electronic Visa (e-Visa)

Holders of written e-Visa approval issued by Immigration Authority Headquarters in Abuja, can obtain a visa on arrival, provided holding a visa application form and e-Visa application payment receipt and holding an invitation letter from Nigerian company accepting immigration responsibilities.[4]

Visa on arrival

A visa on arrival (VOA) is a type of visa that you can obtain after entering the country that issues it. You do not need to visit an embassy or consulate before your trip. A VOA can save you time, money, and hassle

Nationals of Kenya can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 90 days.

See also


  1. ^ "Visa and passport". Timatic. International Air Transport Association through Emirates. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Treaty Establishing the Economic Community of West African States - Protocol A/P1/5/79 on Free Movement of Persons, Right of Residence and Establishment". Archived from the original on 14 June 2018 – via United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
  3. ^ Nigeria, Vietnam Sign Visa Waiver Deal For Diplomatic, Official Passport Holders
  4. ^ List of E-visa Countries for Nigerian Passport Holders