Last updated on October 22nd, 2020
In my previous post, I talked about the 23 visa free countries for Nigerian citizens and 24 others we can visit either with an eVisa or a Visa on Arrival. In this post, I’ll be highlighting 24 other countries you can visit with a valid US visa.
I have previously written about getting a US visa. You can read that here if you are trying to obtain one. However, if you already have a valid US visa in your Nigerian Passport, then you should know that that visa takes you to countries other than the United States of America – 26 more countries to be precise.
This should come as good news to anyone familiar with the ‘struggles’ of travelling with our green passport. I mean, getting the US visa itself is not really a walk in the visa application park, especially with dropbox applications cancelled at the moment and more stringent application processes in place. But it is good to know that the visa takes you to several other countries, just in case you are interested in visiting them.
The Summary: Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa
Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa in Africa
- Sao Tome & Principe
Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa in America (North & South)
- The United States (surprise!)
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- Northern Mariana Islands
- Puerto Rico
- US Virgin Islands
Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa in Europe
- North Macedonia
- Bosnia & Herzegovina
- Turkey (E-Visa)
Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa in Asia
- South Korea
- Qatar (E-Visa)
More on Countries Nigerian Passport Holders can Visit with a Valid US Visa (2020)
Note: Some of these countries have visa processing fees and visa fees may change as exchange rates do. It is important to keep this in mind as you make your plans.
|Countries||Continent||Duration of Stay (Up To)||More Information||Notes|
|The United States of America||North America||180 Days||US Visa Application Website for Nigeria||Read my post about applying for a US visa|
|Albania||Europe||90 Days||Albania Visa Regulations Website||Your US visa must have been used to enter the US|
|Antigua & Barbuda||North America||30 Days||Antigua & Barbuda Immigration Website||Visa on Arrival is available at a cost of $100|
Cruise ship visitors do not require a visa if they arrive and leave on the same day
|Belize||North America||30 Days||Belize High Commission|
|Bermuda||North America||45 Days||Bermuda Government Website|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||Europe||30 Days||Bosnia & Herzegovina Visa Information|
|Costa Rica||North America||30 Days||Costa Rica Embassy Website|
|Dominican Republic||North America||30 Days||Dominican Embassy Website|
|Georgia||Europe||90 Days||Georgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
Visit Guam Website
|Kosovo||Europe||15 Days||Embassy of the Republic of Kosovo Bern|
|Mexico||South America||180 Days||Mexico Embassy Website|
|Montenegro||Europe||30 Days||Visit Montenegro Website|
|Nicaragua||North America||30 Days||*Debatable and I found several conflicting articles about this country.|
|North Macedonia||Europe||15 Days||North Macedonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs||Until Dec 31, 2020|
|Northern Mariana Islands||Oceania||30 Days||US Territory|
|Panama||North America||30 Days||Embassy of Panama Website|
|Puerto Rico||North America||N/A||US Territory|
|Qatar||Asia||30 Days||Visit Qatar Website|
|Sao Tome & Principe||Africa||15 Days|
|Serbia||Europe||90 Days||Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
|South Korea||Asia||72 Hours||You must either be in transit to the US or from the US to another country.|
|Turkey (E-Visa)||Europe||30 Days||Turkey eVisa Website FAQ||eVisa costs $50|
|US Virgin Islands||North America||N/A||US Territory|
I will update this article as often as I can but please be aware that visa policies may change at any time. Before you pack your bags, be sure to get an update on visa status from the Immigration Offices of the countries you intend to visit.
*Edit October 22, 2020: Thanks to the comment from Adejoké Babington-Ashaye, this post has been edited to exclude Cuba and Turks & Caicos. Nigerians require a visa to visit Cuba. If you have a valid US visa and have travelled to the US, you can apply from there. Also, you would need to apply for a visa to visit Turks & Caicos from your nearest embassy.
I would like to hear your experience of travelling with a Nigerian Passport, particularly to any of these countries. Please share them in the comment section below.