Based on popular demand :), I’ve decided to research and put up this post about countries to visit with a Canadian visa for Nigerian passport holders. While I have never held a Canadian visa, I am hoping to apply for one soon and will also write about the visa application process when I do.

Like the UK, US and Schengen visas, a Canadian visa also helps expand the ever-dwindling list of countries that Nigerian citizens can visit with an evisa, a visa on arrival or completely visa free.

Countries to visit with a Canadian Visa
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In this post, I will write about the countries to visit with a Canadian Visa or PR card, including references to each country’s official immigration website. But, and this is important to note, the information I provide here could be limited and could change without prior notice.

I try to update these visa articles as often as I can, however, as travel requirements are constantly changing, I implore you to conduct your own research and verify the information here, especially before your travel dates, to ensure you have the latest requirements.

Canadian Visa for Nigerian Citizens
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The Summary: Countries to Visit with a Canadian Visa on a Nigerian Passport

Places to visit with Canadian Visa

This article focuses on travellers with valid Canadian tourist visas and PR cards. Other visa types may be used as well, however, I recommend that you confirm the entry requirements for yourself. Also, remember that some countries will require you to have a multiple-entry visa and you must have utilised this visa first in the origin country.

And without further ado, here are the countries to visit with a Canadian visa on a Nigerian Passport.

Canadian Visa for Nigerian Passport Holders

Countries to Visit with a Canadian Visa in Africa

  1. Sao Tome & Principe
  2. Morocco – eVisa application
  3. Egypt *

*See the warning below for asterisked countries

Countries to Visit with a Canadian Visa in America (North, South and Central + Caribbean)

  1. Canada (Surprise!)
  2. Antigua and Barbuda
  3. Aruba – Permanent Residents Only
  4. Bahamas – Permanent Residents Only
  5. Bermuda
  6. Bonaire – Permanent Residents Only
  7. British Virgin Islands
  8. Cayman Islands – Permanent Residents Only
  9. Costa Rica
  10. Cuba*
  11. Curaçao – Permanent Residents Only
  12. Dominican Republic
  13. Mexico*
  14. Nicaragua
  15. Panama
  16. Turks and Caicos*
  17. Saba – Permanent Residents Only
  18. St Eustatius – Permanent Residents Only
  19. St Maarten – Permanent Residents Only

Countries to Visit with a Canadian Visa in Europe

  1. Georgia
  2. Kosovo
  3. Montenegro
  4. North Macedonia

Countries to Visit with a Canadian Visa in the Middle East and Asia

  1. Qatar (E-Visa)
  2. Saudi Arabia – Transit Visa Up to 96 Hours (with conditions)
  3. Thailand – evisa application for Permanent Residents only
Countries to visit with a Canada Visa

WARNING!

There’s been some feedback about Nigerian passport holders being denied boarding and entry into Egypt and Mexico using their resident cards and tourist visas. Please contact the airlines and immigration offices before you travel and get a confirmation (preferably a written one), that you will be allowed to board and enter the country with your valid documents.

The IATA site has this disclaimer for Nigerian Nationals to Egypt: Nigerian Nationals must have confirmation that their entry has been approved before departure by the Ministry of Interior, in addition to a visa.

Cuba and Turks & Caicos: Reference the comment from Adejoké Babington-Ashaye in the linked article and please confirm with the appropriate authorities about the requirements before travelling to Cuba.

More on Countries to Visit with a Canadian Visa on a Nigerian Passport

CountriesDuration of Stay (Up To)Reference and Notes
Sao Tome & Principe15 DaysVisitors are currently required to pay a €20.00 entry fee on arrival

I found this reference but don’t 100% trust it. Please confirm with the airline before you go.
Morocco30 DaysMorocco eVisa Site
Egypt30 DaysIATA site, Experience Egypt Website
Visa on Arrival is available for $25 (please read the disclaimer)
Antigua and Barbuda30 DaysAntigua & Barbuda Immigration Website
Visa on Arrival is available at the cost of $100

Cruise ship visitors do not require a visa if they arrive and leave on the same day
Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao, Saba, St Eustatius and St Maarten90 DaysPermanent Residents Only
Government of Netherlands Website
Bahamas30 DaysPermanent Residents Only
Bahamas Island Vacations
Bermuda45 DaysBermuda Government Website
British Virgin Islands180 DaysBritish Virgin Islands, London Office
Holders of current and valid visas issued by the United Kingdom, United States or Canada should have six (6) months of validity or use before travelling to the BVI
Cayman IslandsPermanent Residents Only
Cayman Islands Immigration Website
Costa Rica30 DaysCosta Rica Embassy Website
Cuba30 DaysIATA Site, Cuba Diplomatic Rep Site
Tourist Cards (Tarjeta del Turista) must be obtained prior to arrival in Cuba and are available at:
Cuban Embassies or Consulates;
Authorized Airlines;
Travel agencies.
Dominican Republic30 DaysDominican Embassy Website
Mexico180 DaysMexico Embassy Website (please read the disclaimer)
Nicaragua30 DaysIATA Site
Nationals of Nigeria with a visa or residence permit issued by Canada can obtain a visa on arrival for a maximum stay of 30 days.
Panama30 DaysEmbassy of Panama Website, Consulate of Panama in Toronto
Canadian visa must have been used once and must be valid for at least 6 months before entry into Panama. You may also need to show sufficient funds to cover your stay.
Turks and CaicosT&C Ministry of Immigration Services
Georgia90 DaysGeorgia Ministry of Affairs Website
Kosovo15 DaysThe Republic of Kosovo Website
Montenegro30 DaysGovernment of Montenegro Website
North Macedonia15 DaysNorth Macedonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Temporarily on hold until Dec 31, 2023
Qatar (E-Visa)30 DaysMinistry of Interior Website
Visa to be used for ETA application (Temporarily Suspended)
Saudi Arabia90 DaysVisit Saudi Website
Thailand60 DaysPermanent Residents Only
Thai eVisa Website

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Countries to Visit with a Canadian PR or Tourist Visa

I will update this article as often as possible, but please be aware that visa policies may change at any time. Before you pack your bags, get an update on your visa status from the Immigration Offices of the countries you intend to visit or the relevant airlines.

Please share your experiences travelling with a Nigerian Passport, and if you have visited any of these countries with a Canadian visa, please share your experiences to improve this post!

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