IMPLEMENTATION LEVEL

National

AFFECTED FLOW

Inflow

ANNOUNCED AS TEMPORARY

No

NON-TRADE-RELATED RATIONALE

No

ELIGIBLE FIRMS

all

JUMBO

No

TARIFF PEAK

No
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Inception date: 23 May 2017 | Removal date: open ended
Still in force

FDI: Entry and ownership rule

On 23 May 2017, the government of Nigeria issued the 'Visa on Arrival' framework which primary scope is to facilitate the entrance of foreigners requiring a visa in the country - and, consequently enabling Nigerian authorities to attract a higher number of foreign investors in the country (as a result of more optimal visa entry requirements).

Specifically, the facilitation aspect of the 'Visa on Arrival', is based on the fact that via this framework, Nigeria for the first time introduced an automated visa application and processing service - therefore, eliminating the previous unautomated bureaucratic visa processing procedures in Nigerian Missions abroad. 

Lastly, it is important denoting that currently, the only jurisdictions that do not require a visa in order to enter in Nigeria are:  Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone and Togo.

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