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Nigeria Visa and Passport Requirements

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


To enter Nigeria, a passport valid for a minimum of six months at the date of arrival 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 evidence of a hotel booking when applying for a visa.

Types and Cost

Tourist visa:

British nationals: US$144 (single entry), US$472 (multiple entry, 1 year);

US American nationals: US$160 (single entry), US$160 (multiple entry, 1 year / 2 years);

Australian nationals: US$141 (single entry), US$176 (multiple entry, 1 year / 2 years);

Canadian nationals: US$75 (single entry), US$150 (multiple entry, 1 year / 2 years);

most EU-nationals: US$88 (single entry); US$110 (multiple entry, 1 year/ 2 years).


£70 (one-day express service).

Business visas are free for all nationals.


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

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy or high commission) or online via The Nigeria Immigration Service ( In the UK, you should apply through Online Integrated Solutions (OIS) (, which processes visas on behalf of the high commission. OIS charges an additional £20 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.

This page reflects our understanding of current rules for the most common types of travel to the said country. However, please note that each authority sets and forces entry rules, hence we strongly recommend that you verify critical information with the relevant embassy before travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of Nigeria in the USA

Telephone: (202) 986 8400.
Address: , 3519 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 1000-1300 (visa section).

Nigeria High Commission in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7839 1244.
Address: , 9 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BX,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0930-1730, 1000-1300 (visa submission); 1530-1630 (visa collection).

British High Commission in Nigeria

Telephone: +234 (9) 462 2200.
Address: Mississippi, 19 Torrens Close, Maitama Abuja, ,
Opening times:

Mon-Thurs 0800-1600; Fri 0800-1300.

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