Nigeria visa requirements for Nigeriens

Travel and visa requirements

Nigerian Visa is not required for Nigeriens

Stay Duration: 30 days

Entry Requirements

  • Niger citizens visiting Nigeria are not required to apply for a visa for a stay duration of at least 30 days depending on the embassy’s decision.
  • Visitors are expected to leave at least a blank page on their passports to obtain visa stamps.
  • Amendment pages at the back of the passport are not suitable for Nigeria visas.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in Nigeria with a recent bank statement must be provided.
  • The estimated flight time from Niamey, Niger to Lagos, Nigeria is 1 hour, 29 minutes and to Abuja, Nigeria is 1 hour, 25 minutes.
  • Nigeria uses the West Africa Standard Time zone (GMT+1) hence, there is no time difference between Niger and Nigeria.
  • A child (under 16) who is not traveling with both parents or a legal guardian must provide a notarized letter of consent signed by the non-accompanying parent(s) or guardian.
  • Visitors must provide proof of travel arrangements including a computer-generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets showing round trip travel to Nigeria and onward flight.
  • There are no currency restrictions on entry and exit.
  • Visitors are required to present a proof of Polio and Yellow Fever vaccination.
  • Visitors cannot depart the country without presenting entry stamps to the immigration authorities.
  •  Transportation within Nigeria can be made through buses, minivans, taxis, rickshaws, trains and ferries.
  • Nigeria has a varied landscape. The far south is defined by its tropical rain-forest climate, Coastal plains are found in both the southwest and the southeast. The Eastern part and a little portion of the North is made up of freshwater swamp and rain-forest while the rest of the North is made up of desert lands.
  • Nigeria has a tropical climate with two seasons. A wet season from April through October and a dry season from November through March with June being the month with the highest amount of rainfall and degree of humidity.
  • Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.
  • The country is viewed as a multinational state, as it is inhabited by 250 ethnic groups, of which the four largest are the Fulani, Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba.
  • The official language of Nigeria is the Nigerian English.
  • Nigeria also has a wide array of unexploited mineral resources which include natural gas, coal, bauxite, tantalite, gold, tin, iron ore, limestone, niobium, lead and zinc.
  • Nigeria is a religiously diverse society, with Christianity and Islam being the most widely professed religions.
  • Tourism in Nigeria centres largely on events, due to the country's ample amount of ethnic groups, but also includes rain forests, savannah, waterfalls and other natural attractions.
  • Places of interest may include the Tafawa Balewa Square(Lagos), Yankari Games Reserve (Bauchi), Obudu Cattle Ranch(Crossriver), The Nike Art Gallery, Freedom Park Lagos and the Cathedral Church of Christ, Lagos.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Nigeria safe for tourists?

Nigeria is safe for tourism particularly in major metropolitan cities such as Port-Harcourt, Lagos, Calabar and Abuja. However, visitors are advised to avoid travelling to the North, specifically the northeastern region that is plagued with terrorist activities.

What rank is Nigeria's economy in the world?

Nigeria is a middle-income, mixed economy and emerging market, with expanding manufacturing, financial, service, communications, technology and entertainment sectors. It is ranked as the 27th-largest economy in the world in terms of nominal GDP and the 22nd-largest in terms of purchasing power parity.

What system of government is practiced in Nigeria?

The constitution defines Nigeria as a democratic secular country. It thereafter alternated between democratically-elected civilian governments and military dictatorships until it achieved a stable democracy in 1999.