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Nigeria visa

Visa Application Process For Nigeria

The Visa process for Nigeria is very much simplified. The Nigerian visa application process has now made online. There are certain things that you need to know before applying for the visa. As there are some countries whose citizens can visit Nigeria without a visa. So, if you need a visa you need to follow some of the steps to apply for the visa. The most important for the application is to fill out the application form correctly. The major classifications for the Nigerian visa are as follows:

  • Tourists Visas
  • Business Visas
  • Temporary Work Visa
  • Subject to Regularization

Documents Required for the Visa Application

Tourists Visa

  • A valid passport is mandatory with at least 6 months of validity.
  • Completely filled visa application form.
  • Online payment receipt for confirmation.
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (2 copies).
  • Hotel reservation.
  • Valid return airline ticket.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to cover to stay in Nigeria (like bank statement etc.).

Business Visa

  • A valid passport is mandatory with at least 6 months of validity.
  • Completely filled visa application form.
  • Online payment receipt for confirmation.
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (2 copies).
  • Hotel reservation.
  • Valid return airline ticket.
  • Invitation letter from the Host Company. It must state your full immigration and financial status while staying in Nigeria.
  • Introduction letter from the applicant’s company or organization.

Temporary Work Permit Visa

  • A valid passport is mandatory with at least 6 months of validity.
  • Completely filled visa application form.
  • Online payment receipt for confirmation.
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (2 copies).
  • Introduction letter from the applicant’s company or organization in Nigeria.
  • Valid Flight Ticket (if applicable).

Subject To Regularization (STR) Visa

  • A valid passport is mandatory with at least 6 months of validity.
  • Completely filled visa application form.
  • Online payment receipt for confirmation.
  • Recent passport-sized photograph (2 copies).
  • Employment offer letter (4 copies).
  • Employment letters acceptance copy (4 copies).
  • Resume, Degrees and all required certificates (4 copies with original)
  • 4 Copies of resume, degrees, and certificates earned
  • The formal letter requesting for STR visa from the company in  Nigeria (4 copies).

The above listed documents should be arranged into the sets of 4 copies of each document.
For more detailed information on the required documents refer to this page.

How long does it take to get a Nigerian visa?

The Nigerian visa application process generally takes 3-5 working days to get approved. Although it depends on the type of visa application you have applied for.