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Old 28 Aug 2015
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Hey Pat, did you sense that getting the Nigeria visa without a carnet would have been a problem? Planning on being there in a couple months.


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It was the first thing he asked for. I'm not sure if it would have been a problem or not though. My mate is currently trying to get his and has been turned away in Accra they asked for a carnet also but they also wanted to see his residency for Ghana. He will try in Togo for it. So at this stage the easiest place is still in Mali Bamako.
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Thanks for the info. I'll try for it wherever I can.


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Just to update.

My mate got his Nigerian visa in Benin. No were near as easy as it was for me in Mali but after filling out everything they wanted he got a full 1 month visa. It was more expensive than what I paid in Mali. I paid 37000cfa his was 100000cfa.
They said they charge what ever it costs them to enter your country.
But from my experience Bamako Mali was by for the easiest place to get the Nigerian visa.
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Will arrive in Bamako in three days and ask for visas.
What is it when you write about a carnet?
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They asked for a copy of my carnet when I made my application.
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No carnet needed in Bamako. 40000cfa for the Nigerian visa and got it the next day
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Just trying to sort out a Nigerian visa for myself but flying in & out ... & STUCK

Am I right in thinking that I MUST visit a Nigerian Embassy once the online process is done?

I'm unable to get to Paris which would be the closest one, my second option is to fly into Accra and go to the Nigerian Embassy there, if they'll accept me as I'm not a resident ...

Or am I barking up the wrong tree totally? Can it just be done online & received on arrival at the airport?

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Latest experience.
Bamako, Mali. 65000CFA, 1 month, no carnet asked, but asked for driving license and motorcycle passport.

It tooks two days. On the second day counsil went out to speak with me and started to asking weird questions like "you wrote in the application form that you heading to Capetown. What is interest for my country to let you in?" (and I hardly doubt that it was bribe request because all that circus was in front of other visitors and employees). I was unprepared for that kind of crap but remembered that everybody usually visiting Calabar, so I told something like "I want to visit Calabar and famous touristic places there". Council said that I should come back on the next day, so he will think what to do with me. Suddenly on the next day I came in and got my passport (and other documents) back with visa and without any questions.
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Post Visas for western Africa route - please update

Morocco - None needed for many nationalities
Mauritania - Rabat, Morocco - 93€ - Same day or on the border for 120€
Senegal - Casablanca, Morocco - instant - free
The Gambia - At the border (But they will try to sell you one )
Mali - Got at home, 100€ - Get in Dakar Senegal
Ivory Coast - Dakar - 45€ - 2 days
Ghana — Rabat, Morocco - 50€ (+20€ oil for the cogs) - 1 day - (Get at home if possible)
Togo - At southern border (7 days) or in Accra Ghana - 16€
Benin - Accra, Ghana - 76€ for 15 days
Nigeria - Get at home or in Bamako, Mali - 50€ (GET THIS ONE!)
Cameroon - Calabar, Nigeria - 68€ - Same day
Gabon - Lomé Togo - 75€ - Next day
Congo Brazzaville - Lomé Togo - 90€ - Instant
Congo Kinshasa - Cotonou, Benin - 22€ - 8 day transit - Instant
Angola - Accra, Ghana - 160USD - Two days
Namibia - Free on border
South Africa - Free on border

For sure check your own requirements, but if you need a visa you can get it at these places. I’m on a New Zealand Passport (Same same as EU/US/AUS).

A total cost of 865€ just on visas plus 150€ for two visas that expired or I got new ones to be safe. Plus the cost of running around and hotels to get the visas.

But it's worth it! COME TO WEST AFRICA!

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Very helpful list for my trip to southern africa.tnx.

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Cheaper Mali visa option is in Nouackshott, Mauri... 15 Euro at the Embassy close to Auberge Sahara. Visa done in 3 hours.
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Didn't go to Guinne but I know it's possible at the moment from Nouakchott, group of 20 overlanders got theres there a few months back, and last year a friend got it from The Gambia.


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Very helpful list for my trip to southern africa.tnx.

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There's an embassy on Jomo Kenyatta Road in Freetown, Sierra Leone - $100 for a single entry.

If you're travelling South there's one in Bissau, near the stadium somewhere.
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Can this Nigerian visa still be got in Benin?

Or in fact, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Burkina Faso or Niger?

I am getting mine in Bamako, but my girlfriend is flying from Spain to Ghana and we are really struggling to find somewhere to get it for her. It seems like a nightmare trying to get it in Spain, if we can't get it in Spain then we need some sort of back up. Any ideas?
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