Last updated on September 15th, 2022; Published on July 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 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.

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Twirling in Visa Free Celebration!

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

New York

Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa in Africa

  1. Sao Tome & Principe
  2. Morocco (from 2022)
  3. Egypt*

* I’ve heard from a few sources that Nigerians can now get a visa on arrival in Egypt if they have a valid US visa. I cannot find any resources to confirm this yet but I will update this post once I do.

Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa in America (North, South and Central)

  1. The United States (surprise!)
  2. Antigua & Barbuda
  3. Belize
  4. Bermuda
  5. Costa Rica
  6. Dominican Republic
  7. Guam
  8. Mexico
  9. Nicaragua
  10. Northern Mariana Islands
  11. Panama
  12. Puerto Rico
  13. US Virgin Islands

Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa in Europe

  1. Albania
  2. Montenegro
  3. North Macedonia
  4. Serbia
  5. Georgia
  6. Kosovo
  7. Bosnia & Herzegovina
  8. Turkey (E-Visa) – Currently unavailable to Nigerians (July 2022)
  9. The British Virgin Islands

Countries you can Visit with a Valid US Visa in the Middle East and Asia

  1. Qatar (E-Visa)
  2. Saudi Arabia

More on Countries Nigerian Passport Holders can Visit with a Valid US Visa (2022)

Grand Central Station

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.

CountriesContinentDuration of Stay (Up To)More InformationNotes
The United States of AmericaNorth America180 DaysUS Visa Application Website for NigeriaRead my post about applying for a US visa
AlbaniaEurope90 DaysAlbania Visa Regulations WebsiteYour US visa must have been used to enter the US
Antigua & BarbudaNorth America30 DaysAntigua & Barbuda Immigration WebsiteVisa 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
BelizeNorth America30 DaysBelize High Commission
BermudaNorth America45 DaysBermuda Government Website
Bosnia & HerzegovinaEurope30 DaysBosnia & Herzegovina Visa Information
Costa RicaNorth America30 DaysCosta Rica Embassy Website
Dominican RepublicNorth America30 DaysDominican Embassy Website
GeorgiaEurope90 DaysGeorgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
GuamOceaniaN/AUS Territory
Visit Guam Website
KosovoEurope15 DaysEmbassy of the Republic of Kosovo Bern
MexicoSouth America180 DaysMexico Embassy Website
MontenegroEurope30 DaysVisit Montenegro Website
MoroccoAfrica30 DayseVisa Site
NicaraguaNorth America30 Days*Debatable and I found several conflicting articles about this country.
North MacedoniaEurope15 DaysNorth Macedonia Ministry of Foreign AffairsTemporarily on hold until Dec 31, 2022
Northern Mariana IslandsOceania30 DaysUS Territory
PanamaNorth America30 DaysEmbassy of Panama WebsiteUS 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 RicoNorth AmericaN/AUS Territory
QatarAsia30 DaysVisit Qatar WebsiteVisa to be used for ETA application
Sao Tome & PrincipeAfrica15 Days
SerbiaEurope90 DaysSerbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Website
The British Virgin IslandsCaribbean (British Territory)Up to 180 DaysBritish Virgin Islands, London OfficeHolders 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)Europe30 DaysTurkey eVisa Website FAQeVisa costs $50
Currently unavailable to Nigerians (July 2022)
US Virgin IslandsNorth AmericaN/AUS Territory
countries you can visit with a valid us visa

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.

*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.

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