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Are you a Nigerian planning a trip to the United States? Whether it’s for education, work, healthcare, business, or leisure, having a clear understanding of the costs involved is crucial for a successful and stress-free journey. In this blog post, we’ll break down the expenses associated with traveling from Nigeria to the USA, covering flight costs from various carriers and details about the USA visa application process.

Flights to the USA from Nigeria:

When planning your trip, one of the first considerations is the cost of flights. Several airlines operate routes from Nigeria to the USA, each with its own pricing structure. Below, we outline the estimated costs for economy and business class tickets with some major carriers:

  1. Royal Air Maroc:
    • Economy: N550,000 – N700,000
    • Business class: N800,000 – N1 million
  2. Qatar Airways:
    • Economy: N700,000 – N880,000
    • Business class: N1 million – N1.38 million
  3. Ethiopian Airlines:
    • Economy: N1 million – N1.2 million
  4. KLM:
    • Economy: N900,000 – N1.1 million
    • Business class: N1 million – N1.5 million
  5. Air France:
    • Economy: N800,000 – N1.1 million
    • Business class: N1.3 million – N1.75 million
  6. British Airways:
    • Economy: N900,000 – N1 million
    • Business class: N800,000 – N2 million
  7. Delta Air Lines:
    • Economy: N500,000 – N700,000
    • Business class: N1 million – N2 million

Types and Costs of USA Visas in Nigeria:

To enter the USA, you’ll need a visa. Various visa types cater to different purposes, each with its own associated fees. Here’s a breakdown of visa types and their costs in both USD and NGN:

Additional fees you may encounter:

  1. SEVIS Fees:
    • $350 for I-20 form holders
    • $220 for DS-2019 form holders
  2. Blanket L Fee (Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee):
    • $500 for first-time principal applicants under L status

How to Apply for a USA Visa in Nigeria:

Follow these steps for a smooth visa application process:

  1. Determine the type of visa you need.
  2. Check and pay the visa application fee.
  3. Complete the DS-160 form accurately.
  4. Schedule a visa interview at the US Embassy.
  5. Attend the interview on the appointed date and time.


Planning a trip to the USA from Nigeria involves meticulous preparation, including understanding flight costs and the visa application process. By following these steps and considering the outlined expenses, you’ll be well-prepared for your journey across the Atlantic. Safe travels!

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