Be aware that bringing a drone into the country may attract customs charges. It’s recommended that you work with local pilots who understand local regulations and landscape. Holding a foreign certification to fly drones appears to be valid in Nigeria


Before you fly outside you must:

  • Register your RPA if it weighs more than 250 grams (0.55 lbs.) and less than 25 kg (55 lbs.

  • Label your RPA with your registration number Read and understand all safety guidelines

You must be:

  • 16 years of age or older (if the owner is less than 16 years of age, a person 16 years of age or older must register the unmanned aircraft)

  • A Nigerian citizen or legal permanent resident. Visiting foreign nationals must register their RPA upon arrival in Nigeria. Online registration serves as a certificate of ownership.

To Register, You'll Need:

  • Valid Email address

  • Credit or Debit card

  • Physical address and mailing address (if different from physical address)

  • Registration costs ₦0.00 and is valid for 1 years

  • Register RPA that weigh less than 25 kg (55 lbs.) and more than 250 grams (0.55 lbs.) online

  • Register RPA that weigh more than 25 kg (55 lbs.) by paper

Safety Guidelines:

  • Fly at or below 400 feet

  • Keep your RPA within sight

  • Never fly near other aircraft, especially near airports

  • Never fly over groups of people

  • Never fly over stadiums or sports events

  • Never fly near emergency response efforts such as fires

  • Never fly under the influence

  • Be aware of airspace requirements

Pilot Requirements:

  • Must be at least 18 years old

  • Must be vetted by the National Security Advisor (NSA)

  • Must complete Part 21 online training course at to satisfy this requirement

  • Must pass an initial aeronautical knowledge test at an NCAA-approved knowledge testing center For more information, read about Remote Pilot License.

Aircraft Requirements:

  • Less than 25 kg (55 lbs.)

  • Must be registered

  • Class G airspace

  • Must keep the aircraft in sight (visual line-of-sight)

  • Must fly under 400 feet

  • Must fly during the day

  • Must fly at or below 100 mph

  • Must yield right of way to manned aircraft

  • Must NOT fly over people

  • Must NOT fly from a moving vehicle

  • Beyond line-of-sight requires NCAA approval.