How to Travel Abroad From Nigeria In 2021


Average Nigerian Citizen really wants to travel out of the country. This is 2021 now, it is how many years that you’ve been dreaming about traveling out of Nigeria?

That’s rhetoric, anyways!

Reasons why people travel out of Nigeria aplenty. Some travel abroad to advance their study, some for business purposes, some travel to tour the world and relax and some even travel abroad to hustle.

Similarly, prior to you applying for a visa, endeavor you know why you’ll be traveling abroad to travel out order to determine the class of visa you’ll apply for.

However, securing a traveling Visa in Nigeria is one of a hell difficult (sorry I mean very tasking), this is because every country of the world is wary of Nigerian.

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Reasons Why Your Visa Could Be Granted

Refusal of the immigration officers to grant traveling Visa is one the major reason why many Nigerian are still around if not, The wider world must have been oversaturated by Nigerian by now.

If you’ll be traveling out of Nigeria, stating the following reasons could aid your visa  to be granted or otherwise you’ll be denied the Visa:

  • Medical ground
  • Attending a conference
  • Marrying a Foreign National
  • Tourism
  • Scholarship to study abroad
  • Study advancement
  • Invitation by a relative
  • Business purpose

Do you know are countries that a Nigerian can travel to without Visa? well if not, check out Visa Free Countries Nigerian Passport Holders can Visit

Have Your international passport ready

Since you can’t travel abroad from Nigeria without an international passport, you’ll get one ready. To register for an international passport, visit the Nigerian Immigration Service office in your state to apply for one.

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You’ll be enlightened on the guidelines, procedures, type, and everything you need to know about it. You’ll, however, need the following items for the registration.

Important Documents For The International Passport Registration

  • Birth certificate
  • Local government identification or State of origin certificate
  • National Identity Card
  • Passport

Decide On The Country You Want To Go

It is very essential you conduct thorough research on the country you want to travel to. Know the country you’ll be visiting before you decided to travel to that country.

Some countries are visa-free countries to Nigerians the majority of others require a valid visa for your travel. So doing research on this is very ideal.

Apply For a Visa

After you must have researched and known much about the country of the world you’ll be visiting, the next you to do is to apply for Visa. Get all the required documents for the Visa application ready and schedule the date for the documentation review.

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Some embassy may even interview you based on your documents and where and why you’re traveling out of Nigeria.

However, when you are finally granted a Visa, you’ll need to book a plane and the hotel you will lodge if you don’t have anybody in that country.

To make this easier, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) and the visa officers are there to help and guide you on how to do that. The receipts and the tickets you’ll be given will serve as evidence from the Immigration service.

What’s next? Wait for the plane schedule date and you’re good to go.

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  1. Nigerian nationals needs to secure a travel visa to be able to journey in most parts of the world except for those nations that offer visa-free travel to Nigerians.


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