Cost of Traveling to THE USA from Nigeria (June 2024)

The United States of America is easily one of the top countries that Nigerians like to visit. They visit the USA for several reasons including study, work, healthcare, business, tourism, holidays, and so on. If you are planning to travel to the USA, you need to first find out the cost of the trip.

This post will show you how much it costs to travel to the USA from Nigeria. You should not plan a trip without having a clear picture of the cost of the trip. We will show you the different airlines that travel from Nigeria to the USA. Also, we will show you the cost of the different USA visas.

Cost of Traveling to THE USA from Nigeria

Cost of Flights to THE USA from Nigeria

When you want to travel to the USA from Nigeria, you have to consider the cost of flights. There are different flight carriers that ply this route. As such, it is important to find out the cost of flights to the USA across several airlines. This information will help you know which of the airlines suits your purposes.

In this section, we will show you the cost of the different flights to the USA from Nigeria. Check them out below:

Royal Air Maroc flights to the USA from Nigeria

  • Economy ticket: N550,000 – N700,000
  • Business class: N800,000 – N1 million

Qatar Airways flights to the USA from Nigeria

  • Economy ticket: N700,000 – N880,000
  • Business class: N1 million – N1.38 million

Ethiopian Airlines flights to the USA from Nigeria

  • Economy ticket: N1 million – N1.2 million

KLM flights to the USA from Nigeria

  • Economy ticket: N900,000 – N1.1 million
  • Business class: N1 million – N1.5 million

Air France flights to the USA from Nigeria

  • Economy ticket: N800,000 – N1.1 million
  • Business class: N1.3 million – N1.75 million

British Airways flights to the USA from Nigeria

  • Economy ticket: N900,000 – N1 million
  • Business class: N800,000 – N2 million

Delta Air Lines flights to the USA from Nigeria

  • Economy ticket: N500,000 – N700,000
  • Business class: N1 million – N2 million

Types and Costs of the USA Visas in Nigeria

To travel to the USA from Nigeria, you need to get a visa. Even children and those who are seeking medical care in the USA have to apply for and get visas to travel from Nigeria to the US. You are required to pay the visa application fee before submitting the application. After submitting the application, you will be required to attend a physical interview before your visa can be approved.


There are different visas depending on the purpose of your trip. Check the table below to find out the different visas, their descriptions, and the cost of the visas in dollars and naira.

DescriptionVisa TypeFee Amount (USD)Fee Amount (NGN)
Business/TouristB$16072000.00
TransitC-1$16072000.00
Ship/Airline CrewD$16072000.00
Student (academic)F$16072000.00
Journalist and MediaI$16072000.00
Exchange VisitorsJ$16072000.00
Student (vocational)M$16072000.00
Victim of Human TraffickingT$16072000.00
NAFTA ProfessionalsTN/TD$16072000.00
Victim of Criminal ActivityU$16072000.00
Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, TraineesH$19085500.00
Intracompany TransfereesL$19085500.00
Persons with Extraordinary AbilityO$19085500.00
Athletes. Artists & EntertainersP$19085500.00
International Cultural ExchangeQ$19085500.00
Religious WorkerR$19085500.00
Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. CitizenK$265119250.00
Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional SpecialtyE$20592250.00

 

DescriptionVisa TypeFee Amount (USD)Fee Amount (NGN)
Business/TouristB$16072000.00
TransitC-1$16072000.00
Ship/Airline CrewD$16072000.00
Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional SpecialtyE$20592250.00
Student (academic)F$16072000.00
Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, TraineesH$19085500.00
Journalist and MediaI$16072000.00
Exchange VisitorJ$16072000.00
Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. CitizenK$265119250.00
Intracompany TransfereesL$19085500.00
Student (vocational)M$16072000.00
Persons with Extraordinary AbilityO$19085500.00
Athletes. Artists & EntertainersP$19085500.00
International Cultural ExchangeQ$19085500.00
Religious WorkerR$19085500.00
Victim of Human TraffickingT$16072000.00
NAFTA ProfessionalsTN/TD$16072000.00
Victim of Criminal ActivityU$16072000.00

PRICES LAST UPDATED 3RD FEBRUARY 2023.

Other fees that you will be required to pay include:


SEVIS Fees

SEVIS stands for Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. It is an online-based system used to track F, M, and J visa participants as well as their family members. It tracks them from when they receive the initial documentation (either DS-2019 or I-20) until they leave school or graduate from the program.

Applicants for any of the visas under SEVIS are expected to check with their US-based schools to ensure that they have their information in the SEVIS system. They are also required to make a separate payment for SEVIS along with their visa application fee. For non-immigrants with the I-20 form, the fee is $350. On the other hand, it is $220 for those with the DS-2019 form.

Blanket L Fee

This is also known as the Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee. Any first-time principal applicant who is covered under the blanket petition for L status is required to pay a fee of $500. The fee should be paid to the cashier at the US Consular Section in cash on the day of the applicant’s interview. In the case where there is a subsequent L-1 visa application that is based on a new I-129S form, the fee has to be paid again.

How to Apply for a USA Visa in Nigeria

The steps below will show you how to apply for a USA visa in Nigeria:

Step 1: You need to first determine the type of visa you need. There are different types of non-immigrant visas.

Step 2: After figuring out the kind of visa you need, you need to check for the cost of the visa and make the visa application fee payment.

Step 3: Once you are done paying for the visa, you should complete the DS-160 form. Ensure that you properly read through the guidelines before filling out the form. Also, provide clear details and avoid mistakes.

Step 4: Set up your visa interview appointment. To schedule your appointment, you need to provide the following:

  • Passport number.
  • Receipt number.
  • Ten-digit barcode from the DS-160 confirmation page.

Step 5: Attend your interview at the US Embassy on the scheduled date and time.

If your application is approved, you will receive the document at the drop-off location you chose when scheduling your appointment.