Connecticut, US

Jun 15 2018

Visa-on-Arrival Holders Must Submit Biometrics Upon Entry

Nigeria

The situation

Effective June 13, 2018, foreign nationals travelling to Nigeria under a visa-on-arrival must submit biometrics at the port of entry upon arrival in Nigeria.

Visa-on-arrival entrants must pay USD 90 using a credit or debit card for the biometrics process, which does not include the visa fee.

Impact

Employers and foreign nationals will incur an extra cost as a result of the biometric enrollment process and should accommodate for extra time spent at the port of entry.

Background

The biometric process has been implemented following a 2017 directive by the Federal Ministry of Interior which announced a phased introduction of the Nigerian Biometric Visa.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to [email protected].