You can maximize your Nigerian passport without so much fanfare.
Nigeria's passport currently ranks low on the world’s most powerful passports according to Henley Passport Index. But does this mean that no more wild wanderlust travelling for its citizens? No! You can hold a ‘limited’ passport and still travel the world.
Below are ways to navigate visa restrictions with your passport:
1. Get a United States’ Visa
A United States’ visa opens the country to you and also allows you entry into some other cool countries too.
With a USA visa, you can visit places like Dominican Republic, Georgia, Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico and other countries visa-free.
2. Get a Schengen visa
You can explore countries in Europe without the need for extra visas, as long as the countries are part of the Schengen Area.
What is a Schengen Visa?
The Schengen Area is an area comprising 26 European states that have officially abolished passport and all other types of border control at their mutual borders.
A Schengen Visa gives you access to 26 countries in the EU, visa-free, no border restrictions.
3. Visit Visa-free destinations
Not to worry! You can still visit over 40 countries visa-free/visa on entry with just your passport.
Nigeria currently ranks 89 with visa-free access to only 46 countries most of which are African countries though.
Finally! When applying for a visa at some point ensure you have complete documentation before you apply. A rejected visa application doesn’t only cost you money, but it can put a dent on your future applications.
Having a letter of invitation can help your application positively too. Also, try to visit visa-free countries to get a stamp on your passport. Some countries will not accept your application if you have no stamps in your passport.