Nigeria: Visa and Passport Requirements
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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 for Nigeria are required by all nationals referred to in the chart above, except transit passengers continuing their journey by the same or first connecting aircraft, provided they hold valid onward or return documentation and do not leave the airport - except for nationals of the USA who require a transit visa.
Note: Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy/high commission to check visa requirements for visas for Nigeria.
You must provide a letter of invitation from Nigeria when applying for a visa.
In addition to normal visa requirements, applications for visas by children should be accompanied with the following: birth certificate (and photocopy) showing names of parents, letter of consent from parents and photocopies of parents' passports.
Types and cost:
Single-entry tourist visa: ₦9,700 (around £40); multiple-entry tourist visa: ₦16,200 (around £68). These fees are for British passport holders. Fees vary according to nationality; check The Nigerian Immigration Service website (www.immigration.gov.ng) for a full list of fees.
You must also pay an additional £20 visa processing fee.
Single-entry tourist visa: up to six months; multiple-entry visa: six or 12 months.
Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission) or apply online through The Nigeria Immigration Service (www.immigration.gov.ng).
Visas generally take at least seven days to process.
When applying for a visa, you must provide evidence of sufficient funds to cover your stay in Nigeria.