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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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.

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 a letter of invitation/evidence of a hotel booking 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: US$144; one-year multiple-entry visa: US$472; two-year multiple-entry visa: US$944; five-year multiple-entry visa: US$2,360. These fees are for British passport holders. Fees vary according to nationality; check the Nigerian Immigration Service website ( for a full list of fees.

You must also pay an additional £20 visa processing fee to the high commission.


Single-entry tourist visa: up to six months; multiple-entry visa: one, two or five years. (Not all nationals are eligible for a five-year multiple-entry visa however.)

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission). You must initially apply online through the Nigeria Immigration Service (

Working days

Visas generally take at least seven days to process.

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: Opening times: Mon-Thurs 1000-1300 (visa section).
Nigeria High Commission in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7839 1244. Website: Opening times: Mon-Fri 0930-1730, 1000-1300 (visa submission); 1530-1630 (visa collection).
British High Commission in Nigeria
Telephone: (9) 462 2200. Website: Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0800-1600; Fri 0800-1300.

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