The Federal Republic of Nigeria is located in the southeast of West Africa and is bordered by Niger, Cameroon, Benin, and Chad. Nigeria has an area of 923,768 km2 which makes it about four times the size of the United Kingdom. A country with a tropical climate, Nigeria is hot and wet for most of the year. Nigeria is the seventh-most populous nation in the world with a population of 192 million people. Its capital, Abuja, is located at the heart of the nation, however, Lagos is the largest city and the primary port. The country’s official language is English, but Igbo and Hausa are widely spoken.  

How Strong is the Nigerian Passport?

Our Guide Visa Index ranks the Nigerian passport 97th out of 110 countries. It ranks higher than other African countries such as Sudan, Ethiopia, and South Sudan.

Visa Not Required for Nigerian Passport Holders

Having a Nigerian passport allows entry to 26 countries and territories and they are:

  • Barbados
  • Benin
  • Burkina Faso
  • Cameroon
  • Cape Verde
  • Chad
  • Cook Islands
  • Cote d’Ivoire
  • Dominica
  • Fiji
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Haiti
  • Liberia
  • Mali
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • Niger
  • Niue
  • Senegal
  • Sierra Leone
  • Kitts and Nevis
  • Togo
  • Vanuatu

Visa on Arrival for Nigerian Passport Holders

The following countries and territories do not allow individuals with a Nigerian passport visa-free entry, but visa on arrival can be obtained.

  • Cambodia
  • Comoros Islands
  • Ethiopia
  • Iran
  • Kenya
  • Lebanon
  • Madagascar
  • Maldives
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Palau Islands
  • Rwanda
  • Samoa
  • Somalia
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda

eVisa for Nigerian Passport Holders

Nigerian passport holders are required to obtain an eVisa before arriving in the following countries and territories.

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Colombia
  • Djibouti
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lesotho
  • Moldova
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Qatar
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Suriname
  • Tajikistan
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Uzbekistan
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

Entry Refused for Nigerian Passport Holders

Although the number of countries and territories which allow visa-free access to Nigerian passport holders is limited, no country or territory refuses entry to Nigerian passport holders.

Pre-Arranged Visa Required for Nigerian Passport Holders

There are 158 countries and territories that require Nigerian passport holders to obtain a visa through their embassies and consulates prior to arrival. The visa requirement may be waived off at times, provided that Nigerian citizens meet alternate requirements such as holding other visas or resident permits.

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • American Samoa
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Austria
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bonaire, St. Eustatius & Saba
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Canada
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Congo Democratic Republic
  • Congo Republic
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Curacao
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Eswatini
  • Falkland Islands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Finland
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • French West Indies
  • Germany
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guam
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Korea
  • North Macedonia
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Norway
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Reunion
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • San Marino
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • St. Helena
  • St. Lucia
  • St. Maarten
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Sudan
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • US Virgin Islands
  • Vatican
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen

Guide Consultants is an authorized agency in the Citizenship by Investment programs. Since the establishment of the company in 2016, it has helped investors and families of diverse nationalities acquire much-coveted dual citizenships and second passports.

Second passports and dual citizenships offer many privileges and some of the most advantageous are the opportunity to travel to several countries without visa, access to many emerging markets, and an opportunity to diversify one’s portfolio.

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