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Nigerian Passport Holders


  • How do I know my passport has expired?
    • When your passport is over ten years old.
  • Do I need a new passport each time I travel?
    • You must always have a valid and current passport – that is to say, the passport is not over ten years old.
  • When do I need to renew my passport?
    • Nigerian Passport is renewed after 5 years and for another 5 years from the date of first issue, making a total validity period of a maximum of 10 years.


The Mission does not have a passport issuing desk. However, passport intervention exercises are being conducted periodically in Ho Chi Min City by immigration officers from our Mission in Malaysia. Applicants will be notified accordingly of this exercises through our website.

Non - Nigerian Passport Holders


  • Do I need a visa to travel to Nigeria?
    • All visitors to Nigeria with the exception of Nigeria passport holders require entry visas to Nigeria. Citizens of ECOWAS countries do not require visas, if they are not staying in Nigeria beyond 90 days.
  • I am a Nigerian by birth, but do not hold a Nigerian passport. Do I still need a visa to Nigeria?
    • Yes, you do.
  • Do I have to pay for my visa?
    • There is a fee for entry visa, please visit our website for appropriate fees.
  • Do children require visa for Nigeria?
    • All children with the exception of those holding Nigeria passports require visas.


Call this number for assistance: +84-4 3-7263610

NOTICE BOARD

visas
Visa applications are being processed within 48 hours of applications submitted to the Embassy. Applicants are requested to ensure that all relevant document are submitted to avoid delay.
Passport
The Mission does not have a passport issuing desk. However, passport intervention exercises are being conducted periodically in Ho Chi Min City by immigration officers from our Mission in Malaysia. Applicants will be notified accordingly of this exercises through our website.

Important Notification

DOCUMENTS For AUTHENTICATION
ALL DOCUMENTS EMANATING FROM NIGERIA FOR AUTHENTICATION BY THE MISSION MUST FIRST BE SUBMITTED TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS IN ABUJA. THIS IS FOR STRICT COMPLIANCE PLEASE.
Distance Learning Center (DLC)
The Mission wishes to inform all interested candidates that Nigerian Embassy in Hanoi has been designated as information and examination centers for the Ahmadu Bello University Distance Learning Center (DLC), which was established in 2015. This is part of the Federal government’s drive to broaden the capacity of Nigerian universities to admit more prospective students. Interested persons should contact Mr. A.A. Aremu, Second Secretary at the Mission