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You can apply for a tourist, business, or transit visa to Nigeria using VisaHQ online platform. Each visa has its unique requirement, and only eligible applicants can apply for them. Below, we review each visa option so you have all the necessary information.

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A visa is required for this destination.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases. For this type of visa, the Nigerian Consulate requires that applicants send in 4 copies of all requirements, including the signed visa application form. Please make sure to do so in sending your package to VisaHQ.

For this type of visa, the Nigerian Consulate requires that applicants send in 4 copies of all requirements, including the signed visa application form. Please make sure to do so in sending your package to VisaHQ.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

Currently the Nigerian Consulate is not offering rush processing.

VisaHQ can not assist travellers applying for Nigeria visa services with non-passport travel documents.

Regular processing is not currently available. Only Rush service will be available at this time. VisaHQ may be unable to provide visa services for government contractors in particular cases.

All passengers traveling to Nigeria MUST complete Health declaration form within the 96 hours prior to the flight.

Fill out Nigeria Tourist visa application form online

and send the following documents to VisaHQ:
  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Business Support Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US (soft copy acceptable). The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant);
    • state the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Nigeria;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. single entry business visa);
    • guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country (soft copy acceptable). The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant);
    • state the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Letter of Incorporation. If visiting a private company in Nigeria, a copy of the sponsoring company's Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information and your photo. These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Bank statement. Copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Nigeria ie. copy of their Nigeria passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Nigeria, copies of their Nigeria residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Host passport. Scanned copies of the passports of the hosts you are visiting in Nigeria.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information and your photo. These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. 2 2x2 passport style photos.

  • Hotel Reservations. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Personal invitation. Letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. 2 2x2 passport style photos.

  • Hotel Reservations. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Personal invitation. Letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 3 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Bank statement. Copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Nigeria ie. copy of their Nigeria passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Nigeria, copies of their Nigeria residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Host passport. Scanned copies of the passports of the hosts you are visiting in Nigeria.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Bank statement. Copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Personal invitation. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date. You will also need to provide proof of the host's status in Nigeria ie. copy of their Nigeria passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Nigeria, copies of their Nigeria residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Host passport. Scanned copies of the passports of the hosts you are visiting in Nigeria.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information and your photo. These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. 2 2x2 passport style photos.

  • Hotel Reservations. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Business Support Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US (soft copy acceptable). The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant);
    • state the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Nigeria;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. single entry business visa);
    • guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country (soft copy acceptable). The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant);
    • state the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Letter of Incorporation. If visiting a private company in Nigeria, a copy of the sponsoring company's Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Electronic copies of documents. Upload copies of documents. Upon placing your order please upload electronic scans or photographs of your passport information and your photo. These scans are necessary for VisaHQ to generate your application form.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. 2 2x2 passport style photos.

  • Hotel Reservations. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Business Support Letter. A business letter from the sending company in the US (soft copy acceptable). The letter should be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant);
    • state the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Nigeria;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. single entry business visa);
    • guarantee of sufficient funds for travel.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country (soft copy acceptable). The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant);
    • state the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Letter of Incorporation. If visiting a private company in Nigeria, a copy of the sponsoring company's Certificate of Incorporation from the Registrar of Companies.

  • Proof of accommodation. A copy of hotel reservations or other lodgings for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on the reservation.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Complete itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Host passport. Travelers will need to provide proof of the host's status in Nigeria ie. copy of their Nigeria passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Nigeria, copies of their Nigeria residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Letter of invitation. Letter of invitation from your host in Nigeria. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. 2 2x2 passport style photos.

  • Hotel Reservations. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Personal invitation. Letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for Nigeria will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.

  • Original passport. SIGNED Official United States of America passport valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. A digital copy of the information page of your passport MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. A digital copy of your photo MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of Nigeria, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for Nigeria will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.

  • Original passport. SIGNED Official United States of America passport valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. A digital copy of the information page of your passport MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. A digital copy of your photo MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • State Department Letter. A letter from the US Department of State, sending department, or agency, addressed to "Embassy of Nigeria, Washington D.C. ", explaining purpose of travel and dates of the trip. Letter must contain the applicant's name and the passport number.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. 2 2x2 passport style photos.

  • Hotel Reservations. Copy of hotel reservations (Applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Personal invitation. Letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Host's ID. Please provide a copy of the host's local ID or passport.

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Complete itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country (soft copy acceptable). The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant);
    • state the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).
    Applicant also need to provide formal application from Host company in Nigeria, attaching a copy of the work order indication the exact job to be performed by the expert.

  • Business Support Letter. A support letter from the sending company which introduces the applicant, states the nature of the trip, and specifies the type and desired validity of the visa.

  • Letter of Incorporation. Copy of certificate of incorporation of Host company in Nigeria.

  • Approval Letter. Copy of Comptroller General of Immigration's approval cable visa that lists the applicant’s name

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for Nigeria will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. A digital copy of the information page of your passport MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. A digital copy of your photo MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations (applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Previous visas. If applying for a multiple entry visa, please provide a copy of a previous Nigeria visa and a copy of the information pages of the passport containing the visa. The embassy will not grant a multiple entry visa to a first-time visitor.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Nigeria explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Complete itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Host passport. Travelers will need to provide proof of the host's status in Nigeria ie. copy of their Nigeria passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Nigeria, copies of their Nigeria residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Letter of invitation. Letter of invitation from your host in Nigeria. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for Nigeria will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. A digital copy of the information page of your passport MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. A digital copy of your photo MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations (applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Previous visas. If applying for a multiple entry visa, please provide a copy of a previous Nigeria visa and a copy of the information pages of the passport containing the visa. The embassy will not grant a multiple entry visa to a first-time visitor.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Nigeria explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Formal Request Letter. A formal letter from the sponsoring company in Nigeria. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant);
    • state the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Nigeria;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (ie. an employment (STR) visa).

  • Letter of Expatriate Quota Approval. A letter of expatriate quota approval that has been approved by the Ministry of Interior in Nigeria.

  • Credentials and Curriculum Vitae. Copies of resume, degrees, and certificates earned. All must be authenticated by relevant official of Nigerian High Commission/Embassy (English certified translation copy where applicable).

  • Employment Offer Letter. A letter from the sponsoring company in Nigeria. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Embassy of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    • briefly introduce the applicant;
    • state the nature of the position being offered, salary structure, and duration of the contract;
    • specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa.

  • Acceptance of Employment. A copy of the applicant's acceptance to the position being offered in Nigeria.

  • Certificate of Registration of Company and Particulars.. Must include a copy of the certificate of incorporation of Nigerian company, company memorandum and article association, corporate affairs particulars of directors and their share holdings (CAC FORMS 2&7).

  • Work permit. A copy of business permit issued by the Ministry of Interior (for companies that have foreign shareholders).

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for Nigeria will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. A digital copy of the information page of your passport MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. A digital copy of your photo MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations (applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Previous visas. If applying for a multiple entry visa, please provide a copy of a previous Nigeria visa and a copy of the information pages of the passport containing the visa. The embassy will not grant a multiple entry visa to a first-time visitor.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Nigeria explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for Nigeria will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. A digital copy of the information page of your passport MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. A digital copy of your photo MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations (applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Previous visas. If applying for a multiple entry visa, please provide a copy of a previous Nigeria visa and a copy of the information pages of the passport containing the visa. The embassy will not grant a multiple entry visa to a first-time visitor.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Nigeria explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information

  • Visa application form. Completed application form for Nigeria will be prepared within 5 business hours of order submission, and emailed to you to download, print and sign.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages. A digital copy of the information page of your passport MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Passport-type photograph. Include 2 passport style photos, with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. A digital copy of your photo MUST be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Complete itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary showing all intermediary countries between your destination and return to country of origin. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Hotel Reservation. Copy of confirmed hotel reservations (applicant's name must be on Hotel Reservation).

  • Previous visas. If applying for a multiple entry visa, please provide a copy of a previous Nigeria visa and a copy of the information pages of the passport containing the visa. The embassy will not grant a multiple entry visa to a first-time visitor.

  • Missionary Letter. A letter of invitation from the sponsor or host in Nigeria explaining the purpose of travel, length of stay, place of stay, and host's contact information

  • Visa application form. Important Note: Please upload or send us electronically the following documents needed for the generation of your application form:

    • Scanned copy of passport
    • Passport photo

    Do not mail anything to VisaHQ without the generated application form.

    Once application form has been generated, please also note that ALL 6 PAGES of your application require your original signature. Each page of your application must be printed SINGLE-SIDED only. Applications printed/signed double-sided will be rejected.

  • Original passport. The passport must be valid at least 6 months after the intended date of departure from the territory of the destination country and has at least 2 blank visa pages.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital copy of passport style photos with a white background, taken within the last 6 months. Must be uploaded upon completion of your order.

  • Proof of status. Copy of Green Card (both sides) or other proof of legal status in the US (such as copy of I-20, US visa, H1B approval notice, etc. VisaHQ cannot assist US B1/B2 visa holders at this time).

  • Complete itinerary. Copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip (Applicant's name must be on itinerary).

  • Bank statement. A copy of the applicant's most recent monthly bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.

  • Host passport. Travelers will need to provide proof of the host's status in Nigeria ie. copy of their Nigeria passport's information page, or, if they are not a citizen of Nigeria, copies of their Nigeria residence permit and their national passport's information pages.

  • Letter of invitation. Letter of invitation from your host in Nigeria. If visiting friends or family, you must provide letter of invitation with the contact information of the host and visitor, purpose and duration of the visit, confirmation of accommodation including the address, signature and date.

  • Mandatory form before entering country. The form you will fill may be checked at the borders of Nigeria whether you have filled in this form or not, and If you haven’t filled in the form or made misleading statements, you may face legal and administrative sanctions. Furthermore, you might not be allowed to enter Nigeria. Form is mandatory for diplomats and children less than 10 years old too

  • COVID-19 Test Result. Upload details of a COVID test taken at least 96 hours prior to departure. You can not apply if result is positive

  • Passport copy. A clear scan of the information page of your valid, signed passport.

  • Passport-type photograph. A digital passport-type photograph taken within the last 6 months. This may be taken using a cell phone against a white wall provided if it meets the standards of a passport-type photograph.

  • Business invitation. A business invitation letter from the sponsoring company in the destination country. The letter should be printed on company letterhead stationery, addressed to "The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section", and signed by a senior manager. The business letter must adhere to the following guidelines:
    Briefly introduce the applicant (please specify employment status/position held in the company by applicant).
    State the nature of the business to be conducted (i.e. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.) and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in the destination country.
    Specify the Type and desired Validity of the visa (i.e. a one year multiple entry business visa).

  • Introduction Letter. Introduction letter from your employer.

  • Itinerary. A copy of round trip tickets or detailed itinerary for the duration of the trip. The applicant's name must be on itinerary.

  • Additional documents. CAC.

Unfortunately, at this time VisaHQ does not provide service for

A visa is not required for this destination.

Additional information
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Applicants may be requested to do a one-on-one interview with a Nigerian consular officer prior to visa issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • Additional documents for minors (under the age of 18):
    Letter of consent from parents which must be notarized, including passport and driver’s license copies of both parents/ legal guardian.
    Parents' Passport Copies. A copy of the information pages of both parents' signed passports.
    A copy of the applicant's birth certificate.
  • Nigeria visas must be used within 90 days from the date of issuance.
  • You are required to take a second test 7 days after arrival in Nigeria. Cost of it is included in embassy fee. Before you apply for Health form, select laboratory which will be the closest to your self-isolation place: https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/onboarding/lab-directory
  • If You are holder of diplomatic passport will be required to present it at the airport. Diplomats and children less than 10 years old are exempted from payment for the repeat COVID-19 test.
  • Provide valid phone number, email and residential address. Passengers must be reachable by health officials throughout their visit.
  • Eligibility
    Frequently Traveled Business Persons of International Reputes
    Executive of Multi-national Companies
    Member’s of Government Delegation
    Holder of United Nations Laissez-Passer
    Holders of African Union Laissez-Passer
    Holders of any other Officials Travel document of other recognized International organizations who intend to Visit Nigeria.

Nigeria Tourist visa fees for citizens of United States of America

Type of visaValidity
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
Embassy feeService feeTaxTotal cost
180 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
15-20 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$599.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$759.00
$759.00
180 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
15-20 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$599.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$759.00
$759.00
180 days Single Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 180 days
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
15-20 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$599.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$759.00
$759.00
Single/Multiple entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
14 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$89.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$249.00
$249.00
365 days Multiple Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
15-20 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$599.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$759.00
$759.00
365 days Multiple Entry
Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country. Validity of visa starts from the date of issuance of visa.
Up to 1 year
Processing times start on the next business day following submission and serve as indications of processing times under normal circumstances only.
15-20 business days
Embassy fee:$160.00
Service fee:$599.00
Tax:$0.00
Total cost:$759.00
$759.00
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Visa Policy of Nigeria

Nigeria is a West African country with a viable visa policy. This policy is designed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Assembly and executed by the Nigerian Immigration Service. Under the laws of the country, any visitor interested in entering its territorial borders must do so with a visa unless their country is on the visa-exempt list. All visitors are also required to hold passports valid for at least 6 months regardless of whether they need visas or not.

Nigeria Visa-Free Countries

Currently, there are over a dozen countries on the visa-free list, and most of them are fellow West African countries that are members of the Economic Community of West African. ECOWAS countries abide by the ECOWAS protocol which allows fellow citizens of member states to stay in their respective countries without visas for up to 90 days.

During this time they are free to go about their respective activities without restrictions provided they don't work or study in their country of residence or engage in unlawful activities.

Apart from this group, Kenyan nationals are also allowed to visit to stay for up to 90 days without visas. 

Furthermore, visas are not required for former Nigerian nationals who hold expired Nigerian passports with valid foreign passports. There is also visa-free entry for service and diplomatic passport holders from South Africa, China, Brazil, and Namibia, while Turkish diplomatic passport holders don’t need visas either. There is also a yet-to-be-ratified visa Exemption for Vietnamese and Chinese public affairs, service, and diplomatic passport holders. For 30 days visa-free visits.

Eligibles e Visa Approved Countries

Nigeria has an electronic visa for foreigners who may wish to visit for a short time. Such visitors are expected to hold written e-visa-approved documents issued by the Immigration Department in the capital of Abuja. To get the written e visa approval, the applicant must first complete an online application form and submit for approval.  This form must have soft copies of travel documents attached and a visa processing fee paid with a debit or credit card.

The Immigration Department responsible for handling online visa applications will process the form and issue a signed visa approval within 72 hours after receiving the application.

Electronic visas are issued for tourism, business and transit and not for any other purpose like work, study or residency. It is valid for 14 days after which it expires if the holder doesn't use it. Once in the country, visitors are only allowed to stay for up to 30 days. 

Note: Persons who wish to stay for much longer or visit for any other purpose must visit the Nigerian embassy or consulate in their respective countries to apply for the visa.

Key Information About Nigeria e Visa

Before you start the application process, here are some important details to bear in mind.

Only For Eligible Visitors: Electronic visas are only for eligible visitors not for all foreigners. If you are not a citizen from an eligible country with a valid passport your application for this visa will not be approved. Do check your country's eligibility status before deciding whether to apply or not.

Only For Short Visits: The Nigerian e-visa is designed for only short-term visits. This means that it cannot be used for long stays or permanent residency as it is only for 2 weeks. If you want to stay for much longer, you must submit a visa application to any of the foreign missions abroad.

Not For Employment: It is also important to point out that this e-visa is not for any form of employment in the country, as there is a separate work visa. In the case of business visitors, they must not engage in any activity that will earn them direct remuneration, as that will be a violation.

Special Requirements For Minors: In a bid to combat child trafficking, the Nigerian government is very strict about the movement of minors. If you wish to travel with your child, you must present valid and original documents to prove your relationship. Your birth certificate and that of the child must be presented. In the case of guardians, they must present a signed and notarized parental consent letter by both parents. If one parent is deceased, they must show a death certificate to that effect.

Same Passport Must Be Used: It is important to use the same passport as that is the one registered to the portal of the Nigerian Immigration Service. If you travel with a different passport, it will be assumed that you don’t have a visa and will not be allowed into the country.

Travel Through Designated Routes: When traveling to Nigeria on an electronic visa or any visa for that matter it is best to travel through designated routes. Some of the borders leading into the country can be quite porous and risky so you want to avoid such routes. It is best to use the approved routes of entry especially if you are traveling by land.

Print A Copy: Always travel with a physical copy of our e visa once you get it. You should print out the copy and keep it in a safe place while planning for your trip. At the entry point, border control officers will ask for the document; once you are inside Nigeria you may be asked to show proof of legal entry when you least expect so a copy will save you a lot of trouble.

Filing For Extension: The National Immigration Agency is the body responsible for processing visa extension in Nigeria and all visitors looking to extend their visa must apply for an extension by submitting a signed letter to the Comptroller General of Immigration. The letter should explain the reason for the extension and other key details. However, the extended duration will be determined by the officer handling your application

Nigeria Visa Online – Get your Nigeria e-Visa with VisaHQ

Did you know you can apply for an online visa to Nigeria with VisaHQ? The West African country has an electronic visa which is available to foreign nationals from eligible countries. If your country is on the list, you don’t have to visit the Nigerian foreign mission to apply in person; with VisaHQ, you can submit your electronic visa application from the comfort of your home using a smartphone and get feedback within days.

How To obtain A Visa With VisaHQ

Applying for an online visa using VisaHQ’s tested and trusted platform is perhaps one of the easiest ways to get a visa. Our application process is straightforward, and you don’t need a third party to guide you, as you can do it yourself. All you need is an internet connection and a smartphone or computer. Here are the steps to take.

Fill out the application form: You must fill out the application form on our platform after choosing one of the available visas. There are different sections requiring different information, so take your time to complete them and avoid errors.

Upload Your Documents: The next step is to upload your documents like the bio-data page of your passport, digital photograph, airline ticket, etc. Note that invalid, fake, or expired documents will lead to application rejections. Then submit for approval.

Get your Visa: The visa will be forwarded to your email address once approved. Make sure you print it out and travel with it.

Why Use VisaHQ?

When you use VisaHQ, you are guaranteed a value-added service with little or no margins for error. 

Many have come to trust us with their online applications, and you should do the same. We make the process relatively easy for you, and you get to enjoy.

  • Fast and easy application
  • Speedy technical support
  • Apply for multiple visas
  • Save your data for reuse
  • Online application status tracking

All these and more are what you stand to gain if you apply for your online visa to Nigeria with VisaHQ. 

Nigeria COVID-19 travel restrictions

  • Entry is open
    All citizens are allowed entry into Nigeria, but must follow the travel protocols.
    Prior to arrival requirements
    Valid passport. Valid national passport with at least 6 month remaining validity after the date of departure.
    Valid visa. Please see the instructions above if visa is needed and apply.
    Negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival for all travelers is required. They need to make sure that they are tested negative for COVID-19 within 96 hours of their departure to Nigeria, and have uploaded their PCR test certificate to the on-line Travel Portal.
    📝Health form. Prior to departure, passengers travelling to Nigeria must complete the on-line pre-boarding health declaration at the Nigeria International Travel Portal.
    Upon arrival restrictions
    🏠Quarantine. Anyone arriving to Nigeria will be required to self-quarantine for 7 days. Unvaccinated and partially vaccinated in-bound travelers will be required to observe a mandatory 7-day self-isolation plus an additional tests.
    😷Masks are required in public spaces and transport.

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