Visa Requirements

 

Visa  Working Days and Hours:

Mondays ,  Wednesdays and Fridays :  Submition time 9:30 am to 12:00 pm  and collection time 2:00 pm to 4:00pm.

Please kindly neglect the interview date given to you on you visa payment slip. The official working and interview dates for visas are Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Break-Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

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                                                           VISA INFORMATION

CATEGORIES OF VISAS AVAILABLE TO EXPATRIATES DESIROUS OF TRAVELING TO NIGERIA FOR VARIOUS REASONS & PURPOSES

Nigeria Visas are obtained at the Nigeria Mission in the Countries where applicants are domiciled or the nearest Nigerian Mission to their Countries of Residence.

  •   Transit Visa
  • Business Visa
  •  Tourist/Visitors Visa
  • Official/Diplomatic Visa
  • Subject To Regularization Visa ( STR)
  • Temporary Work Permit (TWP)
  • Explanatory Note

Transit Visa

Eligibility

Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreement.

Class of Persons Eligible to Transit Visa

  • Foreign Travelers wishing to enter Nigeria for onward destination outside the countries .

Requirements

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa page for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph
  • Confirmed ticket to destination outside Nigeria
  • Evidence of Sufficient funds
  • Evidence of Hotel Reservation
  • Completed and signed online application form IMM2 for Visa ( www.immigration.gov.ng)
  • Online Payment Slip

Validity

Seven (7) days Maximum period of stay

Caution: Note that this  Visa is not valid for employment.

Fees:       See table of fees https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/

Period of Visa Issuance: 2 – 3 working days from day of receipt of application.

Business Visa

Eligibility

Business Visa Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreement.

Class of Persons Eligible to Business Visa

  • Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Meeting, Conference, Seminar, Contract Negotiation, Marketng, Sales, Purchase distribution of Nigeria Goods, Trade Affairs, Job Interviews, Training of Nigerians, Emergency/Relief work, Crew members, Staff of NGO’s, Staff of INGO’s Researchers , Musical Concerts.

Requirements

 

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa page for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph
  • Confirmed ticket to destination outside Nigeria
  • Evidence of Sufficient funds
  • Evidence of Hotel Reservation/Letter of invitation ( Please note that letter of invitation must be sent to the Embassy’s email at nigeriaconsul@gmail.com before the applicant can visit the Embassy for interview.
  • Completed and signed online application form IMM2 for Visa ( www.immigration.gov.ng)
  • Online Payment Slip

Validity

Validity of stay for 90 days ( not extendable)

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment

Fees:       See table of fees https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/

Period of Visa Issuance: 2 – 3 working days from day of receipt of application.

 

 

Tourist Visa

Eligibility

Tourist Visa Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreement.

Class of Persons Eligible to Tourist Visa

  1. Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the Purpose of  Tourism.
  2. Foreign Travelers who wish to visit family and friends.

Requirements

Category 1. For Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa page for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph
  • Confirmed ticket to destination outside Nigeria and return
  • Evidence of Sufficient funds
  • Letter of Invitation  from Nigeria and copy of international passport of person inviting must be sent to the Embassy’s email at nigeriaconsul@gmail.com before the applicant can visit the Embassy for interview.
  • Completed and signed online application form IMM2 for Visa ( www.immigration.gov.ng)
  • Online Payment Slip

Category 2. For Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Family and Friends in Nigeria.

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa page for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph
  • Confirmed ticket to destination outside Nigeria and return
  • Evidence of Sufficient funds
  • Evidence of Hotel Reservation ( Please note that Evidence of Hotel Reservation must be sent to the Embassy’s email at nigeriaconsul@gmail.com before the applicant can visit the Embassy for interview.
  • Completed and signed online application form IMM2 for Visa ( www.immigration.gov.ng)
  • Online Payment Slip

Subject To Regularization ( STR) Visa

Eligibility

Expatriates employed individuals, corporate bodies or governments ( i.e take up employment in Nigeria)

Requirements for the issuance of STR Visa/Entry Permit

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months validity
  • 4 copies of  Letter of Employment, 4 copies of Letter of invitation , 4 copies of Acceptance Letter, 4 copies of Expatriate quota and 4 copies of Certificate of in cooperation  ( Please note that the following listed documents should be sent to the Embassy by DHL or UPS  before applicant visit the Embassy for an interview)
  •  4 copies of Certificate of in cooperation  of the inviting company
  • 4 copies of Expatriate quota approval
  • 4 copies of Credential of the applicant
  • 4 copies of Duly completed form IMM22
  • 4 copies of Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  • 4 copies of Completed and signed online application form IMM2 for Visa ( www.immigration.gov.ng)
  • 4 copies of Online Payment Slip

Temporary Work Permit ( TWP)

Eligibility

Experts invited by corporate bodie to provide specialized skilled services, such as after sales installation, maintenance, repairs of machines and equipment.

Requirements for the issuance of  Temporary Employment Visa (TWP)

  • Confirmed Airlines Return ticket
  •  Letter of Employment,  Letter of invitation ,  Acceptance Letter,Confirmed Nitel Cable issued by the Nigeria immigration Service Abuja  and Certificate of in cooperation .  ( Please note that the following listed documents should be sent to the Embassy by DHL or UPS  before applicant visit the Embassy for an interview
  • Credential of the applicant
  •  Duly completed form IMM22
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume
  •  Completed and signed online application form IMM2 for Visa ( www.immigration.gov.ng)
  •  Online Payment Slip

Official/Diplomatic Visa

Eligibility

  • Visiting Heads of States and their families
  • Top officials of Government and their families
  • Diplomats and their families
  • Holders of United Nations Diplomatic Passports and Laisser passez
  • Members of accredited Diplomatic Missions
  • Members of  International Organization
  • Members of accredited International non governmental organization

Requirements for the issuance of  Official/Diplomatic Visa

  • Valid standard, Official or Diplomatic passports
  • Note Verbal
  • Application Form online ( www.immigration.gov.ng)
  • 2 Passport photograph