Tourism

Niger visa requirements for South Africans

Basic Travel Requirements for South Africans visiting
Niger

Travelers are required to fulfill the following requirements in order to
apply for a Nigerien Visa.


  • Three original copies of correctly filled, signed and stamped visa application form is required for the visa application.
  • The applicant will be required to present three recent copies of coloured passport-sized photographs which is to be taken with a white background. The photograph should follow the specifications for a visa application.
  • Your passport should have a validity of 6 months after exit from Niger. The passport must have at least 1 blank visa page.
  • Financial proof that you can cater for yourself while in Niger is required. This may be in form of your recent bank statement or that of a Nigerien financial sponsor and a letter declaring sponsorship.
  • Proof of accommodation is needed for this application and it could be a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from your host stating purpose, duration and intentions of hosting you while in Niger.
  • Return and onward tickets with entry and exit dates to show you have intentions of leaving at the expiry of your visa is required.
  • A travel itinerary preferably from a travel agent is important.
  • An original certificate of vaccination against yellow fever will be needed to complete your application.
  • Immunization against Hepatitis A & B, poliomyelitis, tetanus, typhoid and cholera is recommended.
  • For minors travelling alone, their original birth certificate as well as a signed letter of consent from both parents is needed to complete their visa application. For minors travelling with one parent, the non travelling parent needs to sign the letter of consent.
  • Comprehensive health insurance is recommended and it should include emergency air evacuation coverage.
  • This visa takes 7-14 working days to process.
  • This visa costs R500 to process
  • This visa has a validity period of 3 months.

Niger Visa for South Africans

Facts about Niger


Niger, officially known as the Republic of the Niger is a West African country that shares borders with Libya, Chad, Nigeria, the Republic of Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Algeria. The country is named after the Niger River and is the largest country in West Africa but has most of its land area in the Sahara Desert.

The Niger has stunning natural beauty and many interesting tourist attractions. Locals are also renowned for their generosity and hospitality to strangers.

Niger has been known in time past for terrorism and violence. While violence has dropped a bit in comparison to past years, it still happens on occasion.Terrorist groups operate in the areas bordering Mali, Libya, and throughout northern Niger. Travellers are advised to remain alert and monitor present media coverage before arriving and while in Niger.If travel is unavoidable, it’s best to consult expert guidance and only stay at hotels with armed security presence.

Travellers should try to be with a means of identification while in the country at all times. Also, be aware of all the Muslim laws and adhere to them as much as you can.

Water in Niger should be regarded as being potentially contaminated. Milk is unpasteurized. Medical facilities are very limited so it is advisable to carry basic medical supplies. 

As a predominately Islamic country, dress sense of travellers should always be conservative. Men are advised to wear long pants and women to keep their arms and legs covered. Respect to religious customs should also be shown during the month of Ramadan. Niger is a cash based society and there’s hardly ATM’s around.Pornography is highly prohibited in Niger.

Types of Niger Visa


Types of VisaProcessing TimeDuration of Stay
Tourist visa7- 14 working days30 days
Business visa7-14 working days30 days

General Requirements for Niger Visa


  • Three original copies of correctly filled, signed and stamped visa application form is required for the visa application.
  • The applicant will be required to present three recent copies of coloured passport-sized photographs which is to be taken with a white background. The photograph should follow the specifications for a visa application.
  • Your passport should have a validity of 6 months after exit from Niger. The passport must have at least 1 blank visa page.
  • Financial proof that you can cater for yourself while in Niger is required. This may be in form of your recent bank statement or that of a Nigerien financial sponsor and a letter declaring sponsorship.
  • Proof of accommodation is needed for this application and it could be a hotel reservation or a letter of invitation from your host stating purpose, duration and intentions of hosting you while in Niger.
  • Return and onward tickets with entry and exit dates to show you have intentions of leaving at the expiry of your visa is required.
  • A travel itinerary preferably from a travel agent is important.
  • An original certificate of vaccination against yellow fever will be needed to complete your application.
  • Immunization against Hepatitis A & B, poliomyelitis, tetanus, typhoid and cholera is recommended.
  • For minors travelling alone, their original birth certificate as well as a signed letter of consent from both parents is needed to complete their visa application. For minors travelling with one parent, the non travelling parent needs to sign the letter of consent.
  • Comprehensive health insurance is recommended and it should include emergency air evacuation coverage.
  • This visa takes 7-14 working days to process.
  • This visa costs R500 to process
  • This visa has a validity period of 3 months.

Niger Visa Fees


Tourist visa

500.00 (XOF)

Business visa

500.00 (XOF)

Niger Visa Application Centres & Embassies in
South Africa


Pretoria

821 Thomas Avenue Eastwood, Arcadia, Pretoria.

[email protected]

+27 12 430 2402