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Nigeria: New immigration regulations, “visa on arrival”

Nigeria: New immigration regulations, “visa on arrival”

The Minister of Interior on 20 March 2017 announced the release of the Immigration Regulations, 2017—effective from 27 February 2017.


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The new regulations provide a legal framework for effectively implementing the Immigration Act, 2015 and consolidate existing immigration regulations in Nigeria.

Visa on arrival

To simplify doing business in Nigeria, business visitors may now obtain a “visa on arrival” in Nigeria with ease. The visa on arrival is a short-term visa issued to frequent business travelers at the port of entry in Nigeria and is valid for a maximum of 30 days. The visa scheme is an incentive to attract foreign direct investment into the country and to boost tourism.


Read a March 2017 report [PDF 127 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Nigeria

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