Cost Of Traveling From Nigeria To The USA

Cost Of Traveling From Nigeria To The USA 

In recent years the trend of travelling out of the country for various purposes has really become a thing amongst Nigerians. This trend actually have a term known as JAPA, you have a lot of professionals and non-professionals dishing out information on the best way to travel out of Nigeria. A scan through different social media platforms like facebook, Twitter or X app, Instagram and even WhatsApp, you get various people advertising their JAPA route and fee, prominent on this list Wakawaka doctor among others, this has actually become a business in Nigeria.

When it comes to travelling out of the country, one of the places or countries most Nigerians will prefer or think of first is the United State Of America, reasons for this are quiet clear, USA is one of the countries that offers the best study, work, healthcare, holidays, business, tourism etc.

On this post, I will share some important information that can help your JAPA movement. You will get to know the cost of traveling from Nigeria to the United State of America (USA). Top on the list will be the cost of flight, there are various airline companies that travel that route, and you get to know the cost. Another important thing you get to know is the type of visa you should go for.

The most popular amongst them is the student visa, most Nigerian students travelling to the United Kingdom, Canada, USA, Australia move to these country using the student visa, either as undergraduate or post graduate.

Cost of Flights From Nigeria To The USA

When you want to travel to the USA from Nigeria, there are a few things you must look to rectify; one of such is that you have to consider the cost of flights. Today in Nigeria, we have different accredited flight carriers that ply the Nigeria to USA route. Hence, it becomes critical to always find out the prices these carriers charges, because the cost of travelling from Nigeria to the USA differs across several accredited airlines. Getting the know the cost of flight will help you know the one that best suits your budget or travel purposes.

Below, I have decided to highlight the cost of various flights from Nigeria to the USA. Check them out below: I have carefully outlined these costs by their class of tickets and carrier;

Ethiopian Airlines Cost Of Travelling from Nigeria to the USA

Economy ticket – Range between N1 million – N1.2 million

Air France Cost Of flights from Nigeria to the USA

Economy ticket – Range between N800,000 – N1.1 million

Business class – Range between N1.3 million – N1.75 million

Royal Air Maroc Cost Of flights from Nigeria to the USA

Economy ticket – Range between N550,000 – N700,000

Business class – Ranges between N800,000 – N1 million

KLM Cost Of flights from Nigeria to the USA

Economy ticket – Range between N900,000 – N1.1 million

Business class – Range between N1 million – N1.5 million

Delta Air Lines Cost Of flights from Nigeria to the USA

Economy ticket – Range between N500,000 – N700,000

Business class – Range between N1 million – N2 million

Qatar Airways Cost Of Traveling from Nigeria to the USA

Economy ticket – Range between N700,000 – N880,000

Business class – Range between N1 million – N1.38 million

British Airways Cost Of traveling from Nigeria to the USA

Economy ticket – Range between N900,000 – N1 million

Business class – Range between N800,000 – N2 million

Types /Costs of Travel Visas from Nigeria To USA

A travel visa is a must have for anyone who wish to travel to the USA from Nigeria, and there are different types of visa you can get at a cost. These visa ranges from children visa, medical care visa etc when you obtain any of these, you can travel to the USA with it from Nigeria. All you get to do is pay the required visa application fee and then go ahead to submit the application. After you have submitted the application to the appropriate channel, you then proceed to the next stage where you get to attend an interview at the embassy, either in Abuja or Lagos, this interview will determine if your visa can be approved or not.

Like I stated earlier, there are different types of visas available, each of them have a purpose, now depending on the purpose of travel, you can apply to the one you prefer. The list below has a table of different visas, their descriptions, as well as the cost of getting these visas, both in dollars and also in 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
Intra-company 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

 

Ship/Airline CrewD$16072000.00
Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional SpecialtyE$20592250.00
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

 

Additional fees required for visa payment, they include the following:

SEVIS Fees – The full meaning of SEVIS is Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. This is a system design by program office to help monitor or track students as well as visitors, this is to ensure that they maintain their visa status while resident in the United State Of America. F, M, and J visa holders are tracked or monitored using this system. These individuals are tracked from the time they receive their initial documentation (which fall between DS-2019 or I-20), this exercise continues until the end of their program.

For the applicants who wants to apply for any of the visas categorized as SEVIS, they are required to check with their US-based schools, this measure is taken so that it will be confirmed  that their information in the SEVIS system. A separate but an additional payment known as the SEVIS fee will be required along with the visa application fee. There are categories for this, (i) non-immigrants in possession of the I-20 form, they are required to pay a fee of $350, while those with the DS-2019 form are to pay $220.

Blanket L Fee – Applicants are mandated to make this payment, which is for Fraud Prevention and Detection. First-time principal applicant categorized under blanket petition for the L status, they are mandated to pay a fee of $500, while those subject to it are to pay boarder security fee of $4,500. Payment or deposit is to be made at the US Consular Section; cash payment is acceptable and should be made on applicant’s interview date. In a situation where a subsequent L-1 visa application exists, the applicant is to make the payment again.

How to Apply for USA Visa in Nigeria

Here I have carefully made a lists of applicable steps to follow on how to apply for a USA visa in Nigeria;

  • First, know the type of visa you should be applying for. There are various types of non-immigrant visas available for applicants to apply.
  • When you have the idea on the type of visa you should be applying for, search the cost for the cost of applying for such visa, and then begin by making your visa application fee payment.
  • Fill completely the DS-160 form; ensure that every information on the document is accurate. NOTE – Read properly all the necessary guidelines before filling the form.
  • Schedule a visa interview appointment, to do this, you will be required to provide the following; (i) Passport number, (ii) Receipt number, (iii) Ten-digit barcode from the DS-160 confirmation page.
  • Go for your visa interview at the US Embassy, either Lagos or Abuja. Note that you have to know your scheduled date and time.

Once your visa application is approved, the document sent to the address or location you chose while scheduling the appointment.

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