eVisa Nigeria
Nigeria eVisa
Nigeria eVisa


Nigeria eVisa


Nigeria eVisa – basic information

Nigeria eVisa is an online visa launched by the Nigerian government to make traveling for foreign citizens easier and more accessible.

The eVisa to Nigeria enables its holders to visit the country for tourist, transit, and business purposes. Tourist and business Nigerian visas come in single-entry and multiple-entry forms and stay effective for 90 days from the issue date. The transit visa allows a stay in Nigeria for up to 7 days.

All you need to apply is a working device with an internet connection, so forget about the long embassy queues. Answer some questions in the online application form, upload the supporting documents, and make the payment.

The approved visa to Nigeria will be delivered directly to your email address. It is that simple! You can also submit the Nigeria eVisa application for your family members and friends.

Who needs an eVisa to Nigeria

Travelers heading to Nigeria must have a Nigeria eVisa unless they come from one of the visa-exempt countries.

There are 17 countries, citizens of which can enter Nigeria without a visa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Togo.

A Nigerian visa is also not needed for former nationals of Nigeria who have a valid foreign passport together with an expired Nigerian passport. Holders of diplomatic or service passports of Brazil, China, Namibia and South Africa, as well as holders of diplomatic passports of Turkey, are visa-exempted too.

See the list of eligible nationalities to check if you need a Nigeria visa (it can be found in the section below).

List of eligible countries

To be eligible for a Nigeria electronic visa, you must be a national of one of the following countries:

eVisa for Nigeria is available to the citizens of following countries:

  • Albania Albania
  • Algeria Algeria
  • Andorra Andorra
  • Angola Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina Argentina
  • Armenia Armenia
  • Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
  • Australia Australia
  • Austria Austria
  • Bahamas Bahamas
  • Bahrain Bahrain
  • Bangladesh Bangladesh
  • Barbados Barbados
  • Belarus Belarus
  • Belgium Belgium
  • Belize Belize
  • Bolivia Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana Botswana
  • Brazil Brazil
  • Brunei Brunei
  • Bulgaria Bulgaria
  • Burundi Burundi
  • Bhutan Bhutan
  • Cambodia Cambodia
  • Canada Canada
  • Central African Republic Central African Republic
  • Congo, Republic of Congo, Republic of
  • Chile Chile
  • China China
  • Costa Rica Costa Rica
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cuba Cuba
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
  • Denmark Denmark
  • Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Democratic Republic of
  • Dominica Dominica
  • Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
  • East Timor East Timor
  • Ecuador Ecuador
  • Egypt Egypt
  • El Salvador El Salvador
  • Eritrea Eritrea
  • Estonia Estonia
  • Ethiopia Ethiopia
  • Fiji Fiji
  • Finland Finland
  • France France
  • Gabon Gabon
  • Georgia Georgia
  • Germany Germany
  • Grenada Grenada
  • Greece Greece
  • Guatemala Guatemala
  • Guinea Equatoriale Guinea Equatoriale
  • Haiti Haiti
  • Honduras Honduras
  • Hungary Hungary
  • India India
  • Indonesia Indonesia
  • Ireland Ireland
  • Iceland Iceland
  • Israel Israel
  • Italy Italy
  • Jamaica Jamaica
  • Jordan Jordan
  • Kazakhstan Kazakhstan
  • Kenya Kenya
  • Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan
  • Kuwait Kuwait
  • Kiribati Kiribati
  • Laos Laos
  • Lesotho Lesotho
  • Lebanon Lebanon
  • Libya Libya
  • Liechtenstein Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania Lithuania
  • Luxembourg Luxembourg
  • Madagascar Madagascar
  • Malawi Malawi
  • Malaysia Malaysia
  • Maldives Maldives
  • Malta Malta
  • Morocco Morocco
  • Marshall Islands Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius Mauritius
  • Macedonia Macedonia
  • Mauritania Mauritania
  • Mexico Mexico
  • Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia
  • Myanmar (Burma) Myanmar (Burma)
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Mongolia Mongolia
  • Mozambique Mozambique
  • Namibia Namibia
  • Nauru Nauru
  • Nepal Nepal
  • New Zealand New Zealand
  • Nicaragua Nicaragua
  • Netherlands Netherlands
  • Norway Norway
  • Oman Oman
  • Pakistan Pakistan
  • Palau Palau
  • Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay Paraguay
  • Peru Peru
  • Philippines Philippines
  • Poland Poland
  • Portugal Portugal
  • Qatar Qatar
  • Rwanda Rwanda
  • Romania Romania
  • Russia Rusia
  • Solomons Solomons
  • Samoa Samoa
  • San Marino San Marino
  • São Tomé E Principe São Tomé E Principe
  • Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia
  • Sweden Sweden
  • Switzerland Switzerland
  • Seychelles Seychelles
  • Singapore Singapore
  • Slovak Slovak
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Somali Republic Somali Republic
  • Spain Spain
  • Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia Saint Lucia
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Sudafrica Sudafrica
  • Sudan Sudan
  • South Korea South Korea
  • Suriname Suriname
  • Swaziland Swaziland
  • Tajikistan Tajikistan
  • Taiwan Taiwan
  • Tanzania Tanzania
  • Thailand Thailand
  • Tonga Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad & Tobago
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan Turkmenistan
  • Turkey Turkey
  • Tuvalu Tuvalu
  • Uganda Uganda
  • Ukraine Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
  • United States United States
  • Uruguay Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu Vanuatu
  • Venezuela Venezuela
  • Vietnam Vietnam
  • Western Sahara Western Sahara
  • Yemen Yemen
  • Zambia Zambia
  • Holy See Holy See

Nigeria eVisa types

There are three types of Nigeria visas:

  • tourist visa – can be used for sightseeing, vacationing, recreation, visiting family members and friends, etc.; is available as a single-entry and multiple-entry visa to Nigeria;
  • business visa – designed for business handling; attending business/technical meetings, participating in ongoing projects, negotiating projects, etc.; it has a single-entry and multiple-entry options;
  • transit visa – a Nigerian visa for those who only pass through the country to their next destination.

eVisa Nigeria application form

The Nigeria visa application process is simple and can be completed by any person regardless of their level of computer skills. It involves the following steps:

  • Choose the type of Nigeria visa according to the purposes of your travel and amount of stays.
  • Fill out the online application form. You need to provide some personal and travel information and attach the required documents.
  • Cover the processing fees via any payment method available.
  • Wait for the decision. A valid eVisa to Nigeria will come to your email account. Download the PDF document and make a paper copy.

eVisa Nigeria validity

The validity of a Nigeria visa varies between its types. Tourist and business visas to Nigeria both stay valid for 3 months (90 days). The Nigerian transit visa is issued for 7 days only.

The period of effectiveness for all Nigeria visa types starts from the date of visa issue. During this time, you are allowed to cross the territory of Nigeria one or numerous times (depending on whether you choose a single- or multiple-entry Nigeria visa).

Nigeria eVisa requirements

The Nigeria visa application form requests only two documents:

  1. Passport bio-data page photo:
    • passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the intended date of entering the country
    • the photo should be of good quality and contain all the bio-data
    • it must be in color, as black-and-white photos are not accepted
  2. Applicant’s face photo:
    • must be passport-style
    • your facial features should be clearly visible
    • cannot be cut out of the passport

Transit information

If you need to travel to Nigeria in order to transit to another country, you need to apply for a transit visa type. It is valid for 7 days, so you can stay in the country for a week and then have to go to your next destination.

Make sure you keep your valid passport with you during the trip.

Visa Summary

  • eVisa destination



  • eVisa price


    Price will be displayed in the application form

  • eVisa Processing time


    a few days

  • Visa validity


    7 days/90 days

  • Visa requirements documents


    • passport
    • face photo
    • valid email
    • debit/credit card or PayPal

Other Travel Requirements

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I get a Nigeria eVisa?

You can get a Nigeria eVisa by completing an online application form. Provide some data, attach documents, and pay the fees. The approval will be delivered to the email address.

When will I receive an eVisa to Nigeria?

You will receive a Nigeria visa after its approval. The application needs several days to be processed. Note that sometimes there can be delays.

Do I need to print Nigeria eVisa?

Yes, it is necessary to print a Nigerian visa out. When you arrive, the officials will request you to present a Nigeria eVisa printout and a valid passport.

What if my Nigeria eVisa is not approved?

If your eVisa to Nigeria got rejected, check your information and documents: sometimes it happens because of incorrect data. If your nationality is eligible and the details provided are accurate, please contact our support team.

How long can I stay in Nigeria with eVisa?

Your stay depends on the Nigeria visa type selected. A transit type is issued for 7 days, and business and tourist types - for 90 days.

What is the validity of the Nigeria eVisa?

The tourist and business visas to Nigeria are valid for 90 days from issue, while a transit visa stays effective for 7 days.

Do children need a Nigeria eVisa?

Yes, a Nigerian visa is a mandatory document for entering the country for travelers of all ages. Therefore, children need a separate visa application, but it must be completed by their parents or legal guardians.

What is the cost of a Nigeria eVisa?

The price of Nigeria eVisa will be displayed in the application form after you choose the purpose of travel and your nationality.

What must I have to apply for a Nigeria eVisa?

A Nigerian online application form is available for applicants with a working device, internet connection, valid email address, and means to make payments online.

What is the processing time for an eVisa to Nigeria?

The processing time depends on many conditions, including the accuracy and completeness of your information and documents. Usually, it doesn't take more than several days, but be ready for delays and apply for a Nigeria visa beforehand.

What documents are required to get a Nigeria eVisa?

The required documents for a Nigerian eVisa include an effective passport bio-data page and the applicant's face photo.

What data do I need to provide in the application form for an eVisa to Nigeria?

When completing the application form for a Nigerian eVisa, you need to share your passport, contact, travel, and personal details. You can be sure that all your data is properly protected.