A lot of Nigerians are contemplating travels outside the country. Some are for the purpose of tourism, others for academic and business purposes while others are planning on permanently immigration.
When considering travel abroad, you need to get all your documents in place. Documents of identification, and health clearance amongst others. Before you travel you will also need to confirm the visa requirements for your chosen destination.
Some countries require you to have obtained a Visa at the embassy before you travel. Other countries make accommodations for getting a Visa on arrival, while others allow you to apply for an e-visa there are also other countries that do not require you to have a Visa.
Which European Countries are Visa-free for Nigerians?
Unfortunately, no European country is Visa-free for Nigerians. However Visa can be collected on arrival in Georgia, this is the only European country that gives Nigerians this option. Therefore to visit any European country you need to have applied for and successfully obtained your Visa.
Luckily, this can easily be done online without having to go through the rigors of the embassy. Although you should keep in mind that not all countries have this option. After applying online you will also be required to visit the embassy physically for an interview and wait for the approval of your Visa.
Countries that are Visa free for Nigerians
Many African countries are Visa-free for Nigerians, all you need to visit these countries is a valid international passport, and proof that you have enough money to afford the trip this can either be in cash or credit Card. A place you’ll be staying
A list of some countries that Nigerians can visit Visa-free and how long these visits can last.
- Barbados- 180 days
- Benin -90 days
- Burkina Faso -free
- Cameroon – 30 days
- Cape Verde -free
- Chad -90 days
- Côte d’Ivoire -90 days
- Dominica -180 days
- Fiji -120 days
- Gambia -90 days
- Ghana -free
- Guinea- free
- Guinea-Bissau – free
- Haiti – 90days
- Liberia – free
- Mali – free
- Micronesia- 30 days
- Niger – free
- Saint Kitts and Nevis – 90 days
- Senegal 90 days
- Seychelles- 90 days
- Sierra Leone- free
- Togo -free
- Vanuatu 30 days
Countries that Accept Visa on arrival for Nigerian Citizens
Some countries allow people to obtain their Visas upon entering the country. In order to do this, you have to confirm that it is applicable in that country before you travel there.
Here is the list of countries that accept visas on arrival and the maximum duration you can visit these countries.
- Bolivia- 90dsys
- Burundi 30days
- Cambodia 30days
- Comoros 45 days
- Ethiopia 90 days
- Lebanon 30 days
- Madagascar 90 days
- Maldives 30 days
- Mauritania – free
- Mauritius -14 days
- Mozambique -30 days
- Namibia -90 days
- Palau- 30 days
- Rwanda -30 days
- Samoa -60 days
- Somalia -30 days
- Timor-Leste – 30 days
- Tuvalu – 30 days
Some General Requirements for Visa Application
Visa requirements are different for every country, these are some of the general requirements
- You must complete an online application
- You will be required to provide a working passport valid for at least 6 months beyond your expected time of stay in the country.
- Letter of invitation if you’re traveling for the purpose of visiting someone. This letter is from the person you’re visiting to show that they will be in charge of you for the duration of your visit.
- If you are traveling for business purposes you will be asked to show proof of funds this can either be in the form of cash or a credit Card.
- If you’re going for tourism purposes you will also be asked to provide proof of funds
- Your travel tickets both departure and return tickets.
- You will be invited for an interview where you will be asked to state the purpose of your visit to said country.
- If you’re applying as a student you will be expected to pass an English proficiency test, provide proof that you are enrolled as a full-time student, proof of finances, and a certificate from the school you plan to attend. You will also be required to provide proof that you are a student in your country (Transcripts from your current school).
- You must pass some medical tests like tuberculosis test