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Passport Production Timelines

Average Passport Processing times takes up to 3 weeks for renewals/reissue and up to 6weeks for first time applicants.

September 21st, 2021

Travel Restrictions

The Nigerian government has announced a temporary ban on non-Nigerian passengers who have been in Brazil, India or Turkey within 14 days of intended arrival into Nigeria. This is due to concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the chairman of the Presidential Steering Committee (PSC) on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, said in a statement

August 30th, 2021

Implementation of new VISA policy

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) launched the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 (the NVP 2020) on February 4, 2020. This was created as part of the continuous effort of the Federal Government to support the country’s Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) by ensuring that local visa policies reflect global best practices. The NVP 2020 seeks

February 28th, 2020

Nigerian Passport: Ways to apply

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from Nigeria

Application is submitted online. Applicant is required to book for an appointment before visiting a passport office for Biometric enrollment.

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Applying
from outside Nigeria

Application is submitted online. Applicant must book an appointment with a Nigerian Mission for biometric enrolment.


PASSPORT

Passport for Nigerian Citizens

Learn about the different passport types, validity, eligibility and requirements for the application

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Tourism, Transit & Visiting

Short Visit Visas allow travelers to visit Nigeria for a period not exceeding three months. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Exchange, Journalism, Religious, Sports & Entertainment

Short Visit Visas allow travelers to visit Nigeria for a period not exceeding three months. Classes of Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Employment

Temporary Residence Visas allow individuals reside in Nigeria for a period not exceeding two years. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Diplomatic

Temporary Residence Visas allow individuals reside in Nigeria for a period not exceeding two years. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Academic

Temporary Residence Visas allow individuals reside in Nigeria for a period not exceeding two years. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details

Business

Short Visit Visas allow travelers to visit Nigeria for a period not exceeding three months. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Nigerians by Birth and Their Relatives

Permanent Residence Visas permit certain class of individuals to obtain permanent residence status in Nigeria. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Temporary Work Permit

Temporary Residence Visas allow individuals reside in Nigeria for a period not exceeding two years. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details

Highly-skilled Immigrants and Retirees

Permanent Residence Visas permit certain class of individuals to obtain permanent residence status in Nigeria. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Relatives of Permanent Residents

Permanent Residence Visas permit certain class of individuals to obtain permanent residence status in Nigeria. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details

Document for Nigerians valid for travel within ECOWAS countries

Get the travel document that proves you are a citizen of the West African Community. The 2-year validity certificate is valid for travel across the region.

Non-Nigerian ECOWAS citizens and Foreigners may also apply for resident permits.

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about nis

To strengthen the security and prosperity of Nigeria through proactive, effective and efficient border security and migration management

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) is the government agency that has been charged with the responsibility of migration management in Nigeria