Visas for Nigeria





The South Africa-Nigeria Business Chamber offers a comprehensive visa and permit service including:

  • Business visas (single and multiple entry)
  • Tourist visas (single and multiple entry)
  • Visas on Arrival
  • Temporary Work Permits
  • Long-term Work Permits
  • Third-party payment service if clients are unable to do the online payments themselves for any reason.
  • Booking appointments for Biometrics on behalf of visa applicants

Our service is quick, hassle-free and totally transparent, operated in line with the Chamber’s Code of Conduct (contained in the Chamber Constitution). For more information, please contact Georgina Odilibe on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Nigeria-specific expertise and knowledge
  • Longstanding relationship with Nigeria diplomatic missions in South Africa
  • Advance warnings of changes in the visa processes
  • Personalised service
  • Ability to deal with (genuine) emergencies where necessary.
  • Collection of visa applications and passport drop off at designated location
  • Trouble-shooting with regard to any problems with applications and processes
  • Set up biometrics appointments at OIS in Johannesburg (visa agency for the Nigerian Consulate)
    *  Please note the visa application and the biometrics are two separate processes. We will deal with your application and make the appointment at OIS for the biometrics once the application has been handed in. We will then advise you timeously of the relevant date, time and address. There is no automated appointment schedule linked to your visa application as happens in many other countries’ embassies.  
  • If you need biometrics done urgently, for example if you are likely to be travelling while your application is being processed, please advise accordingly
  • Overnight courier services (for applications outside Gauteng)
  • Collection and delivery of applications/passports outside Central Johannesburg areas and Sandton (negotiated on a case-by-case basis)

Note that the Nigerian government is introducing BIOMETRICS for visas. The service has started in Johannesburg at the Rosebank offices of OIS, the Nigerian Consulate’s visa company.

The SA-NBC, as part of its visa service for applicants, will set up the appointments for you in addition to vetting the visa application and submitting it, as there is no electronic booking system for the biometric process. This will avoid undue inconvenience and delays.

For a list of documents required for the following visas and permits contained in our check list, please contact us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Business Visa
  • Tourist Visa
  • STR
  • Temporary Work Permit
  • Complete online application form for Nigeria Immigration Service found at this link:
    Note that you will need a Google, Yahoo or Open ID account to access the form
  • Complete the pages one by one and press SUBMIT at the end of the process. This will bring up the whole form, which must be printed and signed. Please note that no handwritten forms will be accepted by the Nigerian Authorities
  • Please be sure before completing that you know which Nigerian diplomatic office will be handling your visa – Johannesburg or Pretoria – and choose the appropriate office on the form. They operate as two separate offices.
  • Note down the Application ID and Reference Number before you move to the payment site – they will enable you to go back into the payment site later if needed.
  • Move to the payment site and follow the prompts. Once payment is accepted, print out the page confirming payment. This is important. The visa application will not be accepted without it.
  • This page will have a green band across the top and “Nigeria Immigration Service” at the top. It will NOT be an email confirming payment which you may also receive from the company running the site.

* Note these prices exclude the $20 visa processing fee charged by the Nigerian government as mentioned above

Afghanistan Gratis Gratis Gratis Gratis
Albania US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Algeria US$50 US$50 US$50 US$50
Andorra US$68 US$68* No US$68 US$68
Angola US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Antigua and Barbuda US$148 US$148* No US$148 US$148
Argentina US$60 US$100 US$125 US$150
Armenia US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Australia US$141 US$176 US$176 US$176
Austria US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Azerbaijan US$78 US$78 US$78 US$78
Bahamas US$19 US$19 US$19 US$19
Bahrain US$45 US$45 US$45 US$45
Bangladesh US$253 US$253 US$253 US$253
Barbados Gratis Gratis Gratis Gratis
Belarus US$68 US$68 US$68 US$68
Belgium US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Belize US$200 US$200 US$200 US$200
Benin US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Bhutan US$68 US$68* No US$68 US$68
Bolivia US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Bosnia and Herzegovina US$50 US$100 US$100 US$100
Botswana US$114 US$114 US$114 US$114
Brazil US$20 US$20* No US$20 US$20
Brunei US$45 US$45* No US$45 US$45
Bulgaria US$50 US$50* No US$50 US$50
Burkina Faso US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Burundi US$100 US$200 US$250 US$250
Cambodia US$68 US$68* No US$68 US$68
Cameroon US$3 US$3* No US$111 US$111
Canada US$75 US$150 US$150 US$150
Cape Verde US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Central African Republic US$67 US$335 US$335 US$335
Chad US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Chile US$200 US$200* No US$200 US$200
China US$64 US$64 US$64 US$64
Colombia US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Comoros US$20 US$20* No US$20 US$20
Congo US$111 US$224 US$224 US$224
Costa Rica US$20 US$20* No US$20 US$20
Croatia US$50 US$100 US$100 US$100
Cuba US$54 US$54 US$54 US$54
Cyprus US$30 US$30* No US$30 US$30
Czech Republic US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Democratic Republic of the Congo US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Denmark US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Djibouti US$3 US$3 US$3 US$3
Dominica US$20 US$20 US$20 US$20
Dominican Republic US$20 US$20 US$20 US$20
Ecuador US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Egypt US$45 US$45* No US$45 US$45
El Salvador US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Equatorial Guinea US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Eritrea US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Estonia US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Ethiopia US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Fiji US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Finland US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
France US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Gabon US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Gambia US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Georgia Gratis US$200 US$200 US$200
Germany US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Ghana US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Greece US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Grenada US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Guatemala US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Guinea US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Guinea-Bissau US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Guyana US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Haiti US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Honduras US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Hong Kong S.A.R., China US$64 US$64 US$64 US$64
Hungary US$50 US$100 US$100 US$100
Iceland US$68 US$68 US$68 US$68
India US$253 US$253 US$253 US$253
Indonesia US$245 US$245 US$245 US$245
Iran US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Iraq US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Ireland US$170 US$235 US$170 US$170
Israel US$169 US$169 US$169 US$397
Italy US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Jamaica US$20 US$20* No US$20 US$20
Japan US$36 US$36 US$36 US$36
Jordan US$50 US$100 US$100 US$100
Kazakhstan US$60 US$200 US$200 US$200
Kiribati US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Kosovo US$50 US$100 US$100 US$100
Kuwait US$3 US$3 US$3 US$3
Kenya US$25 N/A US$25 US$25
Kyrgyzstan US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Laos US$4 US$4 US$4 US$4
Latvia US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Lebanon US$100 US$200 US$250 US$250
Lesotho US$64 US$64 US$64 US$64
Liberia Gratis Gratis Gratis Gratis
Libya US$26 US$40 US$100 US$100
Liechtenstein US$68 US$68 US$68 US$68
Lithuania US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Luxembourg US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Macedonia Gratis Gratis Gratis Gratis
Madagascar US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Malawi US$39 US$39* No US$39 US$39
Malaysia US$6 US$6 US$6 US$6
Maldives US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Mali US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Malta US$26 US$40 US$100 US$100
Marshall Islands US$65 US$65* No US$65 US$65
Mauritania US$58 US$58* No US$58 US$58
Mauritius US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Mexico US$32 US$32 US$32 US$32
Moldova US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Monaco US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Mongolia US$26 US$72 US$26 US$26
Morocco US$89 US$266 US$266 US$266
Mozambique US$50 US$50 US$50 US$50
Myanmar US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Namibia US$66 US$66 US$66 US$66
Nauru US$4 US$4 US$4 US$4
Nepal US$39 US$39 US$39 US$39
Netherlands US$88 US$352 US$139 US$168
New Zealand US$2 US$2 US$2 US$2
Nicaragua US$2 US$2 US$2 US$2
Niger US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Nigeria US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
North Korea US$46 US$46* No US$46 US$46
Norway US$4 US$62 US$4 US$4
Oman US$46 US$46 US$46 US$46
Pakistan US$68 US$68* No US$68 US$68
Palau US$3 US$3 US$3 US$3
Panama US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Papua New Guinea US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Paraguay US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Peru US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Philippines US$39 US$78 US$39 US$39
Poland US$51 US$102 US$120 US$120
Portugal US$73 US$146 US$146 US$293
Qatar US$4 US$4* No US$4 US$4
Romania US$100 US$100* No US$250 US$250
Russia US$84 US$200 US$100 US$100
Rwanda US$4 US$4 US$4 US$4
Saint Kitts and Nevis US$19 US$19* No US$19 US$19
Saint Lucia US$19 US$19* No US$19 US$19
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines US$19 US$19* No US$19 US$19
Samoa US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
San Marino US$3 US$3 US$3 US$3
Sao Tome and Principe US$50 US$100 US$50 US$50
Saudi Arabia US$46 US$46* No US$46 US$46
Senegal US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Serbia US$50 US$100 US$100 US$100
Seychelles US$4 US$4 US$4 US$4
Sierra Leone Gratis Gratis Gratis Gratis
Singapore Gratis Gratis Gratis Gratis
Slovakia US$50 US$100 US$100 US$100
Slovenia US$50 US$100 US$100 US$100
Solomon Islands US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Somalia US$3 US$3 US$3 US$3
South Africa US$58 US$103 US$205 US$205
South Korea US$30 US$30* No US$30 US$30
Spain US$95 US$514 US$514 US$587
Sri Lanka US$40 US$40 US$40 US$40
Sudan US$2 US$2 US$2 US$2
Suriname US$40 US$40 US$40 US$40
Swaziland US$58 US$58* No US$58 US$58
Sweden US$78 US$78 US$78 US$78
Switzerland US$68 US$203 US$76 US$135
Syria US$46 US$46 US$46 US$46
Taiwan US$50 US$100 US$150 US$150
Tajikistan US$68 US$68 US$68 US$68
Tanzania US$29 US$29 US$29 US$29
Thailand US$14 US$39 US$14 US$14
Timor-Leste US$68 US$68* No US$68 US$68
Togo US$0 US$0 US$0 US$0
Tonga US$64 US$64 US$64 US$64
Trinidad and Tobago Gratis Gratis Gratis Gratis
Tunisia US$32 US$32* No US$32 US$32
Turkey US$32 US$32* No US$32 US$32
Turkmenistan US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Tuvalu US$3 US$3* No US$3 US$3
Uganda US$2 US$2* No US$2 US$2
Ukraine US$52 US$52* No US$52 US$52
United Kingdom US$144 US$472 US$472 US$472
United States US$160 US$160 US$160 US$160
United Arab Emirates US$150 US$300 US$150 US$150
Uruguay US$60 US$100 US$60 US$60
Uzbekistan US$60 US$200 US$100 US$100
Vanuatu US$3 US$3 US$3 US$3
Vatican US$88 US$110 US$110 US$110
Venezuela US$50 US$50 US$50 US$50
Vietnam US$68 US$68 US$68 US$68
Western Sahara US$2 US$2 US$2 US$2
Yemen US$46 US$46 US$46 US$46
Zambia US$6 US$6 US$6 US$6
Zimbabwe US$50 US$140 US$140 US$140


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COVID-19 and SA-Nigeria Travel

SA requires travellers to provide a valid certificate of a negative COVID-19 test obtained not more than 72 hours before the date of travel. See Travel - Coronavirus COVID-19 | South African Government (

To board flights to Nigeria, you will need a negative test done within 96 hours of boarding, as well as a pre-departure permit to fly. See the Nigerian International travel portal for more details:  

Please check for any changes to these details before travel.

Yellow Fever Certificate

A yellow fever card is mandatory both for Nigerian entry and re-entry into South Africa – the injection must be received at least 10 days before entry into Nigeria if you don’t have a current yellow fever certificate. The certificate is valid for 10 years.