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It’s always very painful and sad to see very frequently prominent visitors arriving Nigeria airports refused entry and get  repatriated the same day, due to their own error, so this post will guide you on how to apply for Nigeria visa on arrival (VOA)

Nigeria visa on arrival  (VOA)



The introduction of the policy of visa on arrival is to enable visitors visiting Nigeria for the purpose of  tourism,  visiting or business to obtain visa on arrival instead of going through Nigeria embassy or mission abroad, thereby reduced bureaucratic bottlenecks and encourage foreigners coming for business transactions and tourism.

However, some visitors failed to follow simple steps of first applying for visa on arrival on-line and wait for approval before boarding

On arrival without approval,  it’s not uncommon to see such foreign visitors becoming very agitating when confronted with the facts at the airport  immigration visa desk.


  1. Apply online for the visa on arrival  to the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service.
  2. Obtain a letter of invitation from the person or organisation inviting you.
  3. Wait for approval. – Getting approval is very important in the processing of visa on arrival.
  4. When you received approval from the office of the Comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service, you can board.
  5. On arrival, ask for visa on arrival desk, and present your travel documents for processing.
  6. Make payment – either by cash or with credit cards using p.o.s.(Amount to be paid varies, it depends on a country visa policy )
  7. Make sure your passport has six months validity.
  8. Get your visa on arrival.


Getting approval for visa on arrival from the office of the Comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service is very important unless you are from one of the country that has visa abolition agreement with Nigeria.

Countries such as Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya do not need approval before coming to Nigeria for visa on arrival.

Furthermore, all countries in ECOWAS zone do not need visa to enter Nigeria, thereby do not need visa on arrival

Finally, all countries are qualified and eligible to Nigerian visa on arrival, but must  get approval from the office of the Comptroller general of Nigeria Immigration Service.

We at FACTS36 wish to emphasise that to avoid refused entry into Nigeria, visitors who want to enjoy visa on arrival should apply on-line and wait for approval of visa on arrival before boarding.

For full details on how to apply online for visa on arrival, applicants can visit  the Nigeria Immigration Service official website : ww.immigration.

If you have any further enquiries feel free to contact this site


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  1. If I get approval letter on VOA in Nigeria, Is there any possibility to be rejected to enter Nigeria by port of entry???

    1. No, With approval you’re qualified for VOA

  2. Florence Adhiambo

    My husband applied for visa on arrival approval letter on 14th March 2018. He hasn’t gotten a response yet. Are there times when the approval is delayed? It is more than two working days now.

    1. Once in a while. Nigeria Immigration Service experienced network failure. That may be the cause of the delay. Please be patient, you will receive the approval in due course. It’s advisable you receive the approval before coming.

  3. Mark Masembo Kitadila

    I applied for visa on arrival approval letter on 14/3/2018 but I have not got the approval up to now. My plane is to leave for Lagos this Friday 23rd at 5am our time. My name is Mark Masembo K.

  4. Mark Masembo Kitadila

    I applied for visa on arrival approval letter on 14/3/2018 but haven’t got a reply. My name is Mark Masembo Kitadila. My plane leaves for Lagos this Friday 23/3/2018 at 5am.

    1. Please it is advisable you wait for the approval before setting out on your travel.

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