Nigeria Tourist Visa Requirements

Nigeria Tourist Visa Requirements

iVisa | Updated on Mar 21, 2021

The requirements for getting a Nigerian Tourist Visa includes showing a valid passport, providing proof of residence, giving reasons for your trip to Nigeria, and paying the fees associated with the application process.

The e-Visa program will require the same documents as the paper visa program. Simply use your information to fill out the online application and you can get a visa from your house instead of having to go to the consulate or embassy.


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Required Documents for Application and Entry

It makes the process a lot easier if you get your required documents together before applying for your Nigerian Tourist e-Visa. At minimum, you will need to supply:

  • Passport Personal Details Scan

  • Cover Letter

  • Invitation Letter

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Applicant Photo

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Your return ticket will need to show you are leaving Nigeria before the expiration date on your e-Visa. Your passport will need to have at least 6 months of validity left from the day you plan to arrive in Nigeria.

When you arrive in Nigeria, you will have to present your Arrival Approval Letter and your passport as well as your departure ticket showing your plan to leave Nigeria. Present these documents at the “Visa on Arrival” area at your port of entry, and you will be issued your Visa on Arrival. It’s simple!

When to Apply

It is recommended to apply for your e-Visa at least 14 business days from your expected arrival date.

If you want to fill it out earlier, that is okay. We will queue your application and process it within the correct timeframe.

Total Prices for a Nigerian Tourist e-Visa

The total cost of your Nigerian Tourist e-Visa includes the cost of the visa itself and the processing speed cost you will acquire.

  • If you choose Standard, the total price of the visa is USD 200.00.
  • For Rush, the total amount is USD 230.00.
  • And if you choose Super Rush, the total cost is USD 260.00.

Expiration Date

When you purchase an e-Visa, it will have a “Date of Issuance.” The Date of Issuance is the last day you are legally allowed to use your visa to enter Nigeria.

For the Nigerian Tourist e-Visa, it will expire 14 days after issued.

Travel Reason: Only Tourism Allowed

This e-Visa is specifically designed for tourism and visiting Nigeria. You will not be allowed to work or live in Nigeria for an extended period with this visa. It is a temporary, one time use visa.

e-Visa Application Processing Times

You will need to choose a processing speed when completing your online application for your e-Visa.

At iVisa, we give you three distinct processing options so you can choose how fast you want to receive your Tourist e-Visa for Nigeria:

  • Standard can take up to 6 days to process your application.
  • Rush can take up to 4 days to process your application.
  • Super Rush can take up to 2 days to process your application.

Maximum Amount of Days for Travel

The maximum amount of time you can stay in Nigeria with an e-Visa is 30 days Per Entry.

This means that you will need a departure ticket showing you are leaving Nigeria on or before the last day of the maximum time you are allowed.

Entry Limits for a Nigerian Tourist e-Visa

Each type of e-Visa has a limit on how many times you can enter the destination country.

In this case, when you purchase a Tourist e-Visa for Nigeria, you will be allowed Single Entry.

Required Information for the Nigerian Tourist e-Visa Application

To recap, you will need a valid passport, a departing ticket, travel information about your trip, and to choose a processing speed. Then, you can pay for your Tourist e-Visa application submission online using either PayPal or a credit/debit card.

We hope you take advantage of the e-Visa program for Nigeria. Do you have more questions? Send them to us via email or start a chat with our online support team who are available 24/7.

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