Phone: (202) 986-8400
Pick Up Hours: Friday, 11 AM and 1 PM
Drop Off Hours: Monday - Thursday, 10 AM and 1 PM
Address: 3519 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008
The Embassy of Nigeria is located at the international center area, near the Office of the Foreign Mission (OFM) of the Department of State, University of the District of Columbia (UDC), and the INTELSAT Headquarter.
Van Ness-UDC Metro Station on the red line of the Metro system is the closest station to the Embassy of Nigeria. Use the map shown below to find suggested routes to the embassy.
From Van Ness-UDC Metro Station
Blank Passport Pages
Tourist Visa Required
Currency Restrictions for Entry
Currency Restrictions for Exit
Can I Obtain My Visa for Nigeria upon Arrival?
You need to obtain your visa for Nigeria before you depart. In most cases, it is not possible to obtain a visa upon arrival at the airport in Nigeria. There have been reports of schemes that promise visa free entry into Nigeria, only to have the travelers extorted or physically harmed upon arrival. The visa for Nigeria should be obtained from the Embassy in advance of arrival regardless of your trip purpose.
How to Get a Nigerian Visa Online
Online Visa Form: Start the visa application process by completing the online visa form at the Nigerian Immigration Website. After filling out the form, print out two (2) copies and submit it. On successful submission of your application, you will come to a page that will contain your reference ID which will also be emailed to you from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Close the screen to proceed to payment or to input further applications (up to 6 applications).
Payment Confirmation: Continue to the payment section. Upon making your electronic payment online, print out the payment confirmation. Attach the printed payment confirmation to your printed visa application form.
If you are paying the visa fee by money order, print out your payment confirmation slip online enter your Application ID and Reference No and click on SEARCH RECORD to pull out your Payment Confirmation receipt.
By Mail: If applying by mail, all visa applications must be sent using an envelope with a tracking number. Do not use a standard envelope with a stamp, as the Embassy will send back the visa application, unprocessed. The application must also include a self-addressed prepaid FedEX, UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL return envelope which will be used to return your original documents. Mail your visa application to:
Embassy of Nigeria
3519 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Embassy Drop Off: The embassy's visa office is open for drop-off and collection of documents from Monday-Thursday, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.