Nigeria Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes Yes Yes
British Yes Yes Yes
Canadian Yes Yes Yes
Other EU Yes Yes Yes
USA Yes Yes Yes

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Passports

To enter Nigeria, a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond the date of departure is required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Visas

Visas for Nigeria are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy/high commission to check visa requirements for visas for Nigeria.

Visa note

You must provide evidence of a hotel booking when applying for a visa.

Types and cost

Tourist visa: £20 (normal service); £70 (one-day express service).

Validity

Tourist: up to six months. Multiple-entry visas are available in certain cases.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission). In the UK, you should apply through Online Integrated Solutions (OIS) (oisservices.com), which processes visas on behalf of the high commission. OIS charges an additional £72 service charge.

Working days

Allow five days for visa processing or one day for the express service.

Sufficient funds

When applying for a visa, you must provide evidence of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Nigeria.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Nigeria in the USA
Telephone: (202) 986 8400. Website: www.nigeriaembassyusa.org Opening times: Mon-Thurs 1000-1300 (visa section).
Nigeria High Commission in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7839 1244. Website: www.nigeriahc.org.uk Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1730, 1000-1300 (visa submission); 1530-1630 (visa collection).
British High Commission in Nigeria
Telephone: (9) 462 2200. Website: www.gov.uk/government/world/nigeria Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1600; Fri 0800-1300.

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