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NIGER visa service & travel information

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NIGER visas take 2-7 working days to issue in the embassy & is valid for 1 month from the date of issue . We recommend you send us your documents by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Please ensure you send us the following documentation as failure to do so will result in a delay in issuing your visa.

Tourist Visa
2 completed visa application forms
2 passport photograph(s)
Flight & hotel confirmation
Bank statement
Yellow Fever Certificate

Business Visa
2 completed visa application forms
2 passport photograph(s)
Letters of invitation from organisation in both Niger & UK 
Confirmed air ticket


Visa type Visa fee Service charge Total to pay
Tourist/business single entry Niger visa £120.00 £45.00 £165.00
Tourist/business single entry Niger visa Express Service £170.00 £45.00 £215.00
Tourist/business multiple entry Niger visa £260.00 £45.00 £305.00
Tourist/business multiple entry Niger visa Express Service £310.00 £45.00 £355.00


Citizens of the following countries can visit Niger without a visa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Chad, Côte d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Hong Kong, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo and Tunisia.


Transit without a visa is available to holders of onward tickets for a maximum transit of 24 hours except for nationals of Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Vietnam who may transit without a visa only if proceeding by the same aircraft


Compulsory vaccinations: Yellow fever certificate required by all. Infants under 1 year are exempt.
Recommended immunisations: Cholera, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Malaria, Meningitis, TB, Tetanus, Typhoid & Yellow Fever.
Risks: Malaria exists all year throughout the country. Rabies.


The dry season is between Oct-May. From Nov-Jan, although dry, a cool & dusty "harmattan" blows from the east.


Location of Niger:
West Africa

Local Time in Niger: GMT+1
Capital City of Niger:
Population of Niger: 15.3 million
Language(s) spoken in Niger: French, many local languages
Dialling Code for Niger: 227
Emergency numbers in Niger: Police: 17. Fire: 18
Driving in Niger: Driving is on the right. International Driving Permit and Carnet de Passage required. Minimum driving age is 23
Electricity in Niger: 220/380V AC 50Hz
Currency of Niger: CFA Franc (XOF 1 = 100 Centimes)
Notes: XOF: 500, 1,000, 2,500, 5,000, 10,000
Coins: XOF: 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 250
Opening Hours in Niger
0800-1100 & 1600-1700 Mon-Fri
Office: 0730-1230 & 1500-1800 Mon-Fri, 0730-1230 Sat (winter), 0730-1230 & 1530-1830, 0730-1230 Sat (summer)
Shops: 0800-1200 & 1600-1900 Mon-Fri, 0800-1200 Sat
Hints in Niger: Women should dress conventionally. A headscarf is useful. Business is conducted in French. Hardly any executives speak English. It is the convention to use the right and not the left hand when shaking hands and passing or receiving anything. Visits during Ramadan should be avoided. Apart from some restrictions, alcohol is generally available. It is forbidden to photograph the airport, military and other public buildings. It is also forbidden to photograph people in their daily lives without their consent
Tipping in Niger: A service charge is normally added to bills in hotels & restaurants, additional tips of around 10% are expected
Import Allowances in Niger: For persons of 15 years of age or older:
200 cigarettes or 100 cigarillos or 25 cigars or 250gr of tobacco
1 bottle of wine and 1 bottle of spirits
1/2 litre of eau de toilette and 1/4 litre of perfume
Prohibited/Restricted in Niger: Sporting guns require a licence. Authorization for temporary admission must be obtained from the customs
Airports in Niger:
Niamey International (NIM)

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