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Please note that all visitors to Nigeria must meet the following entry requirements:


  • Valid travel document (minimum validity = 6 months)

  • Onward / return ticket

  • Entry facilities to next destination

  • Sufficient funds to stay in Nigeria and

  • Visa for Nigeria (if applicable)


Most nationals from foreign countries will need a visa to enter Nigeria. The only exception are those traveling from ECOWAS countries which are listed below.

Visa exemption list:

  1. Benin

  2. Burkina Faso

  3. Cape Verde

  4. Côte d’Ivoire

  5. Gambia

  6. Ghana

  7. Guinea

  8. Guinea-Bissau

  9. Liberia

  10. Mali

  11. Niger

  12. Senegal

  13. Sierra Leone

  14. Togo

Invitation Letter

We can assist with the process by providing an invitation letter to be added to your documentation when applying for your visa. Please state whether you are a delegate, exhibitor or sponsor when you send your request for this letter.

Yellow Fever Requirement

Vaccination against yellow fever is required for people coming through the yellow fever belts of Africa and South America. A valid Yellow Fever certificate is required for all passengers older than one year coming from an affected area. However we recommend that ALL foreign nationals bring a certificate with them, irrespective of whether they have come from an endemic area or not. We also recommend that you check with your travel agent.


If you require a visa to enter Nigeria, please approach the Nigeria mission nearest to you for information on visa application and submission procedures, list of documents required, application fees payable and to obtain visa application forms.


The visa application process can take up to at least 1 week, so it is important that you start your application as soon as possible to ensure you receive your visa in plenty of time for travel to Mining Investment Africa 2017.


You can also contact the Nigerian Immigration Service Headquarters for assistance at:


Tel : +234 9 7806771

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