The good news is that Nigeria Government can now issue Business visa and tourist visa on arrival 

See Who can Visit Nigeria

Anybody Every body as long as he/she is not a terrorist can visit Nigeria

Visa on Arrival is fully available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

Nigerian Begins Visa On Arrival (voa) Issuance For Business Visas, Tourist Visas 1

Applicants Eligible to Visa on Arrival

  • Frequently traveled Business Persons of International Reputation
  • Executives of Multi-national Companies
  • Members of Government Delegations
  • Holders of United Nations Laissez-Passer
  • Holders of African Union Laissez-Passer,
  • Holders of ECOWAS Laissez-Passer,  

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Requirements for Issuance of Visa on Arrival at the Port of Entry

  • Visa Approval Letter valid for 14 days from the date of issuance
  • Evidence of payment
  • Confirmed Passport with minimum of six months validity
  • Valid return ticket
  • Two recent passport 

How to Apply for Visa on Arrival

Step 1:
  • Get Visa on Arrival Approval Letter
  • How to Apply for Visa on Arrival Approval Letter
  • Contact your Representative (Business partners, Company Representative, Protocol/Liaison Officer, etc) in Nigeria.
The Representative files a formal request for Visa on Arrival Approval on your behalf stating the following:
  • Name of visitor
  • Passport number of visitor
  • Nationality
  • Purpose of visit
  • Proposed date of visit   
  • Flight itinerary
  • Address in Nigeria
  • email address of the visitor
  • Acceptance of Immigration Responsibility

Document To be Submitted are:

  • Copy of data page of visitor’s passport
  • Copy of valid Return ticket


The request shall be processed and Approval issued within 48hrs (2 working days) After the Approval Letter is obtained,(Hard Copy) by your representative, an advanced copy will be forwarded to you by email, copies of the same document will be forwarded to the Airline stated in your application, Immigration officer at the ports of entry
Step 2:
Pay for Visa on Arrival
Fill in the application form with your correct details and make payment online:
Step 3: 
At the Port of Entry
Upon arrival at the port of entry proceed to clearly marked Visa on Arrival Desk for issuance of entry Visa. Present your approval letter, passport and evidence of payment for you to be issued with an Entry Visa.

Step 4:

Proceed for Immigration Clearance