Transit Visa

Obtainable at Nigerian Missions

Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries with whom Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

Class of Persons Eligible to Transit Visa

  • Foreign Travelers wishing to enter Nigeria for onward destination outside the country.


  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph.
  • Confirmed ticket to destination outside Nigeria.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of Hotel Reservation.

7 days Maximum period of stay.

Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

See table of fees here

2 – 3 working days from receipt of application.

Step 1: Download visa application form by clicking here or the link below. Please note that you need adobe reader to view the form. If you do not have adobe reader please download it from here

Step 2: Affix 2 passport sized (35/40mm) passport photographs with white background.

Step 3: Mail application or proceed with the completed form to Embassy/High Commission for submission with attached requirements.

Step 4: Make payment into the embassy’s account below

Payments for Consular Services provided by the Mission to be paid in US Dollars into the Embassy’s USD Account provided below:

  • Account Name:          Embassy of Nigeria
  • Account number:USD 1019626240
  • Bank:                  Vietcombank

Note: Applicant may be invited for interview if necessary.