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Nigeria is a large country in equatorial West Africa. It is the most populated state in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. As the largest oil producer in Africa, Nigeria has the strongest economy on the continent. However, going on a trip there may be tricky due to instability. In fact, many governments highly advise against a trip to Nigeria. If you decide not to follow the advice, you should take precautions so that you can travel safely. We recommend that you hire a Nigerian guide, or if you visit a Nigerian friend, have him tour with you the places you want to see.
At the same time. Tourists should never go in Northern Nigeria. The region is known for the activities of the terrorist group called Boko Haram. You should stay away from that area at all costs. Try and remain in major cities.
We will start off with the entry requirements in Nigeria so that you know what to expect. There are 17 countries whose citizens can enter Nigeria and stay there without needing a visa, but the rest of the nationalities need one in advance. So unless you are visa-exempt, you need to go to the nearest Nigerian diplomatic mission and apply for a standard visa.
At the same time, people who hold a Nigeria e-Visa approval that is issued by the Immigration Authority Headquarters in Abuja can get a visa on arrival as long as they carry a visa application form and a payment receipt. An invitation letter from a Nigerian company that accepts immigration responsibility is also required.
While there are over 500 languages spoken in Nigeria, the official one is English, so you should get around just fine. Even so, we recommend that you learn a few phrases in Hausa, Igbo, or even Yoruba. They are the most commonly spoken of the African languages. It is not necessary, but it shows some level of respect for Nigerian people.
Unfortunately, tourism is not quite developed in Nigeria, so there are not many usual attractions. Even so, you have a few places that you can explore. For one thing, you can go to Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The city was built from scratch, but there is old architecture incorporated in the cityscape.
The second most populous city in Africa is Lagos, and it is a huge commercial hub. You will find plenty to do there. You can go to the beach, spend some time in the bars where you can drink Guinness Beer and have a lot of fun with the locals. Lekki, which is a suburb of Lagos, is yet another part of Nigeria that you may like. The reason why is that you can find the Lekki Forest Reserve there. It is a small portion of tropical rainforest that is fenced-off. There are wooden pathways on the outskirts of the city. It makes for an excellent distraction for a day or two. Lekki also houses some beautiful beaches you are going to enjoy.
If you are interested in exploring the plateau, you should go to Jos. You can hike there are much as you want, but we suggest that you take a guide. Beautiful hiking spots are also located in Enugu, but you will find some traditional events there too. For example, you may be curious to watch some New Yam and Atiliogwy dancers.
Calabar is known for its harbor and slave monuments, and so is Tinapa. If you wish, you can go there to pay your respects. It can be an intense experience. A few hours from Calabar, you can find a small town called Obudu. It is close to the border with Cameroon. What you should do here is to rent a car in Calabar, that comes with the driver, and tell him to take you to Obudu via Tinapa. You will see a pretty mountain escape that has a lovely resort where you can relax for a couple of days. You can go for a forest walk, hiking, or relax by the pool all day. Plus, apparently, Austrians built one of the longest cable cars in the world in Nigeria. It can be found in Obudu as well. The point is that you have a few choices at your disposal.
The cuisine in Nigeria is diverse. You can try a lot of traditional meals, although you can find western food in big cities as well. However, you should experience some traditional dishes. Perhaps you will like them. For starters, you should go for an afang soup and an okra soup. Many dishes contain plantain, peepers, pounded yam, and a few others you have never heard about. What you should stay away from is the 404-pepper soup. It is not served in West Nigeria because it is seen as barbaric, but 404 stands for dog meat. Also, pepper in Nigeria is not the same pepper you are accustomed to in Western civilization. It is very spicy. Probably even spicier than Spanish chilies.
Health-wise, you need to practice extreme caution. Never drink tap water, but always go for Swan bottled water. If you do not find Swan, you can buy EVA water. It is the safest. Before you leave for Nigeria, you should get the Yellow fever vaccine. Preferably 10 days before departure. Malaria is also common in Nigeria, so pills and mosquito nets are a must. You should bring a repellent as well, just to be on the safe side. Polio is intermittent in Nigeria, but it is mostly in the North, and you should not go there anyway.
We feel the need to repeat the fact that Nigeria is not regarded as a safe destination. Abuja is relatively safe because that is where most politicians live, but crime levels are really high, especially in Lagos. The delta area is definitely not safe for tourists. Some oil workers were kidnapped in the region. The best places where you can go are Eastern and Western Nigeria, but even there you must use more than common sense to keep yourself safe.
Last but not least, you must be respectful of the Nigerian people. You should never hand anything with your left hand because it is considered an insult. Skipping over someone’s extended legs means bad luck, and you should be very careful how you address older people.
Nigeria may not be the first on your bucket list, but it is always educative to explore a new culture. As long as you follow a few basic rules, you should have a pleasant experience in Nigeria.
An e-Visa is an official document permitting entry into and travel within a certain country. The e-Visa is an alternative to visas issued at the ports of entry or visiting an embassy/consulate to obtain traditional paper visas. e-Visas are linked electronically to the traveler's passport.
Our service starts with information. You can use our up-to-date visa requirements tool to search if you need a travel visa. It's as simple as telling us where you are from and where you are going. Based on this information we will tell you how much the visa costs, the number of entries, the start date and give you an action step such as applying directly on our site!
It depends on the country issuing the visa. For many countries such as Australia ETA and Turkey e-Visa, the process can be done in 15 minutes through our rush service. For other countries such as the India tourist Visa, the process usually takes 24 hours. The exact time can be found on each application form. What we guarantee is that your application with iVisa will be the fastest way to apply anywhere.
The documents must be printed on a sheet of blank A4 white paper. Double-side or reduced printing will not be accepted.
We help you get your travel visa in the simplest and fastest way possible. Through easy-to-use online application forms and world-class 24/7 customer service, we make the whole visa process quick and simple! We also use best practices when it comes to protecting your data and credit card.
iVisa offers two types of Visa: Electronic visas (e-Visas) and traditional paper visas, based on your destination. In addition, we also offer the following services/documents that are required by certain countries: ETA (electronic travel authorization), Tourist Cards, Visa on Arrival pre-registration/approval form, Tourist Invitation Letters, and Embassy Registration service.
- Select the country to which you are requesting the visa
- Select the type of visa and read the instructions carefully.
- Select Apply Now
- Fill in the application form
- Pay using a Visa Card, Mastercard or other debit card.
- Await approval via email, then download and print the e-Visa from your account.
- Present your printed e-Visa to the immigration officer at the port of entry.
Please note most countries offer the ability to process a travel visa without a service fee. The main reason we process thousands of travel visas per month is we save you time and frustration. Our service includes an easy to use website and application form. It is much easier to process your application with us especially for mobile users and large groups. We send all of our clients the visa days before travel. This is especially helpful for those passengers who purchase the visa months in advance. We also have a 24-hour customer service with professionals that are based in the United States and speak English. We accept multi-currencies and our website can be translated into over 20 languages. We believe our fee is worth your time and sanity but please note all governments do have their own "free" service.
If you have already applied on our site, please log in to your account and look for your order/application. An account is generated for you automatically after payment is received. Click the link in your confirmation email to set up a password or visit the log in page to set up the password and enter the account. Please note in most cases your visa will be delivered to you via email and can be found in your account after logging in.
If your visa application is not approved by the government agency, we will provide a full refund of all service fees under our approval guarantee. We cannot refund the visa fee (if applicable) since this is a third party fee that is paid directly to the government agency. If a mistake is made on your application, we will process your visa again at no cost. Please note refunds are credited back to the same credit card used.
If we have not processed your visa, we can make changes without a problem. We do check your information for mistakes as well. If you have already processed your visa, If we have submitted your application to the appropriate government agencies, some will allow to make changes, while others do not. Please contact us immediately (preferably through chat) if you notice an error on your application.
Some countries may require proof of yellow fever vaccination if you are arriving from a country with risk of yellow fever. You can see more info here: https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list It's the passenger´s own responsibility to verify these regulations before traveling to the chosen country.
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You may reprint the e-Visa in your email account. Alternatively, you may retrieve and reprint the e-Visa by using your iVisa account.
Yes. The iVisa system does not retain your credit card information after the transaction is processed.
All visas grant travelers the permission to travel to a country's port of entry. Whether you are granted entry or not will be at the discretion of the Immigration Officer at the entry point.
If your visa application has not been submitted for processing you will receive a full refund. However, if your application has been submitted, then we will not be able to provide a refund.
When the visa has to be shipped to you, the processing times do not include this shipping time. It is from when we receive your application to obtaining the approval. Most visas (e-Visas) are sent via email upon approval so shipping times will not apply.
No, we are not affiliated with any government agencies. We are a private company that specializes in processing travel visas for travelers worldwide.
Unfortunately, we are not able to, since the government agencies do not inform us of the reason(s) behind the decisions.
If your visa is not approved, we advise that you contact the nearest embassy/consulate for more information on what your options are.
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All citizens from these territories applying through our website will have their application processed with the nationality/citizenship specified in their passport. As an example, a traveler from Puerto Rico will have their request processed as USA nationality. This does not apply to the travelers under the BOTC (British Overseas Territories Citizen) category according to the British Overseas Territories Act of 2002.