In my previous post, I talked about the visa free countries for Nigerian citizens and others we can visit either with an eVisa or a Visa upon Arrival. In this post, I’ll be highlighting 25+ 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 on your Nigerian Passport, then you should know that that visa takes you to countries other than the United States of America.
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 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
- Morocco (from 2022)
Countries You Can Visit with a Valid US Visa in America (North, South and Central)
- 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
- The British Virgin Islands
Countries You Can Visit with a Valid US Visa in the Middle East and Asia
- Qatar (E-Visa)
- Saudi Arabia
More on Countries Nigerian Passport Holders can Visit with a Valid US Visa
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||Duration of Stay (Up To)||More Information||Notes|
|The United States of America||180 Days||US Visa Application Website for Nigeria||Read my post about applying for a US visa|
|Albania||90 Days||Albania Visa Regulations Website||Your US visa must have been used to enter the US|
|Antigua & Barbuda||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||30 Days||Belize High Commission|
|Bermuda||45 Days||Bermuda Government Website|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina||30 Days||Bosnia & Herzegovina Visa Information|
|Costa Rica||30 Days||Costa Rica Embassy Website|
|Dominican Republic||30 Days||Dominican Embassy Website|
|Egypt||30 Days||Experience Egypt Website||Visa on Arrival is available at a cost of $25|
|Georgia||90 Days||Georgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
Visit Guam Website
|Kosovo||15 Days||The Republic of Kosovo Embassy Site|
|Mexico||180 Days||Mexico Embassy Website|
|Montenegro||30 Days||Visit Montenegro Website|
|Morocco||30 Days||eVisa Site|
|Nicaragua||30 Days||*Debatable and I found several conflicting articles about this country.|
|North Macedonia||15 Days||North Macedonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs||Temporarily on hold until Dec 31, 2023|
|Northern Mariana Islands||30 Days||US Territory|
|Panama||30 Days||Embassy of Panama Website||US 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 that you have sufficient funds to cover your stay.|
|Puerto Rico||N/A||US Territory|
|Qatar||30 Days||Visit Qatar Website||Visa to be used for ETA application|
|Sao Tome & Principe||15 Days|
|Serbia||90 Days||Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website|
|The British Virgin Islands||Up to 180 Days||British 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 prior to travelling to the BVI|
|Turkey (E-Visa)||30 Days||Turkey eVisa Website FAQ||eVisa costs $50|
Currently unavailable to Nigerians (July 2022)
|US Virgin Islands||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 your visa status from the Immigration Offices of the countries you intend to visit.
Trip Planning Resources
Book your accommodation: Find accommodation options for any budget on Booking.com
Purchase Travel Insurance: I use SafetyWing for both my travel and visa application needs
Activities: Find fun activities and tours in your destination via Get Your Guide, Viator or Klook Travel
*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.
*Edit July 2022: Turkish eVisa is no longer available to Nigerian citizens
*Edit July 2022: Moroccan evisa is now available for Nigerians with a valid US visa.
I would like to hear about your experience of travelling with a Nigerian Passport, particularly to any of these countries. Please share them in the comment section below.