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Nigeria - Apply for Visa on Arrival

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  • Reach the airport;
  • Fill in the application form;
  • Present all the necessary documents;
  • Make payment; and
  • Get a visa

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Passport
  • Proof of identity
  • Proof of the Air ticket

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


Minister : The HMFA Amb. Aminu Bashir Wali

Tafawa Balewa House,

Federal Secretariat,

Central District,

Abuja, FCT. Suburb Fct 234 Country

Maputo St., Wuse, Zone 3 (Opposite Nigeria

Custom Services), P.M.B. 130, Garki, Abuja

Tel: 09-5230185; 5230186; 5230189


Block 'F' Old Secretariat, Area I, Garki, Abuja

P.M.B. 0016, Garki Post Office

Tel: 09-2341602, 2341525, 2341935, 2341936

Nigerian Immigration Service Headquarters,

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Sauka Abuja

P.M.B. 38 Garki Abuja

Telephone: +234-9-7806771

Nigerian Diplomatic Missions abroad.

A list of these and their contact addresses can be obtained from,, and

Website for diplomatic mission Nigeria:

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Any visitor to Nigeria who is stranded due unforeseen exceptional circumstances like disruption in air transport while on transit,for an emergency situation or under any other conditions can apply for a Entry visa on arrival.


  • Fees is USD 30-50 Us dollar


Validity of Visa is up to 14 days

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Processing Time[edit]

The process takes about 3 days to an hour.

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  • Carry a genuine passport/travel document with validity beyond one year.
  • On arrival fill in arrival declaration cards on arrival
  • Comply with other immigration formalities including the provision of required biometric information.
  • Immigration authorities at the port of arrival reserve the right of admission.
  • A visitor pass for a specific duration is granted by the Immigration authorities on arrival to permit the holder stay in the country for the period granted in the pass.
  • Arriving visitors should not carry or convey substances or goods prohibited by customs.
  • Visitors should not overstay their visitors pass otherwise they will be subjected to a fine of U$ 50 per day and other appropriate legal action including prosecution and deportation.
  • Engagement in employment on basis of visitors pass is strictly prohibited. Offenders are prosecuted.
  • Dependents must also apply in their own right.
  • Entry should be made only through the countrys gazetted ports of entry/exit.
  • All visitors must comply with immigration legislation and other national laws of the country during their stay in Nigeria.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full name, address and contact details of applicant
  • Sex and Age
  • Nationality
  • Purpose of visit
  • Details of host
  • Place of residence while in the country.

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Need for the Document[edit]

On-arrival visa (also known as Entry Visa On Arrival, VOA), granted at a port of entry. This is distinct from not requiring a visa at all, as the visitor must still obtain the visa before they can even try to pass through immigration at the port of entry in Nigeria.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

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