Visa Requirements for Nigerian Citizens
Visa requirements for Nigerian citizens differ from one country to another. The requirements can be strict in one country and not so strict in another country.
While some countries insist that Nigerians should have visa to visit their countries, there are some other countries that do not make such demand on Nigerian citizens. This means anyone from Nigeria can enter those latter countries without worrying about visa.
The Nigerian national passport is ranked as the 92nd best visa in the world; this is according to a rating given by Visa Restriction Index in February 2016. It was also revealed that 45 countries and territories across the globe do not require that Nigerians get visa before they can access their countries.
Some of them give Nigerians freedom in their countries, while some other ones require that Nigerians get visa once they step into those foreign countries.
Though some countries do not demand for visa for Nigerians to access their countries, the law enforcement agencies of those countries still have the final say on whether or not the Nigerian is permitted into their country or how long the Nigerian can stay in their countries.
The free-visa situation is even given some restrictions. For example, some countries insist that only Nigerians coming in as tourists have free access into their countries without visa, while any other Nigerian visiting for other purposes aside this will have to provide work permit or visa, depending on the purpose of visit.
Below, the countries giving Nigerians free access into their countries without visa or visa-on arrival will be highlighted.
Visa not required
- Benin republic
- Burkina Faso
- Cape Verde
- Cote d’Ivore
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Sierra Leone
Visa on arrival
For those countries that require visa before you gain aces to their countries, like the UK and the USA, the following documents are required for visa application
- Valid travel passport
- Visa application form
- Passport photograph with white background not more than 6 months old
- Visa fee
- Evidence of permission to be in that country
- Photocopy of passport data page
- Letter of invitation
- Financial proof, original bank statement
- Birth certificate of your kids if they are traveling with you
- Supporting letter from your sponsor
- Utility bills
- Details of flight bookings or hotel
- Marriage certificate
While taking the passport photograph, you are not supposed to wear glasses or any facial covering. It must show your face clearly. You must not be looking sideways, but look directly into the camera when taking the passport. As indicated earlier, the passport must be on white background.