Nigeria VIsa

Nigeria Visa: Applying for a visa to any country has never been easy. with all the document requirement do this do that, without prior information is always very had for a first timer applicant or even a regular sometimes. All this stress in visa application brings about the use of Agents to run your visa Application to ease the stress. So we will give you all visa information you might need if you’re planning to apply for a Visa to come to Nigeria.

What type of visa do I need to apply for?
There are many visa applications depending on your purpose of visit to any country and is no different to getting a Visa to Nigeria. Below is the list of Visa Application types you can apply for to Nigeria.

Types of Nigeria Visa Application

  • Tourist Visa
  • Business Visa
  • Temporary Work Permit (TWP)
  • Subject to Regularization (STR) Visa
  • Diplomatic Visa

Nigeria Visa Application Procedure for Tourist Visa

Eligibility
Tourist Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require a visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements. This type of visa is for;

  • Foreign Travellers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.
  • Foreign Travellers who wish to visit family and friends.

DOCUMENTS FOR TOURIST VISA

  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • Completed visa application form
  • Confirmation of online payment
  • 2 passport size pictures
  • Letter of invitation from Host accepting full immigration responsibility
  • Data page of Host passport,
  • Confirmed hotel reservation, if the applicant is not staying with Host
  • Evidence of funds to cover stay in Nigeria (letter from bank etc.)

Nigeria Visa Application Procedure for Business Visa

Obtainable at Nigerian Missions, except for special cases where Visa is issued on Arrival in Nigeria. Business Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require a visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

Eligibility
Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Meeting, Conference, Seminar, Contract Negotiation, Marketing, Sales, Purchase distribution of Nigerian Goods, Trade Fairs, Job Interviews, Training of Nigerians (Humanitarian Services), Emergency/Relief work, Crew members, Staff of NGOs, Staff of INGOs, Researchers, Musical Concerts.

DOCUMENTS FOR BUSINESS VISA

  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • Completed visa application form
  • Confirmation of online payment
  • 2 passport size pictures
  • Letter of invitation from Host company, in Nigeria, accepting full immigration and financial responsibility as well as stating the purpose of visit (and duration of stay)
  • Letter of introduction from applicant’s company or organization

Nigeria Visa Application Procedure for Temporary Work Permit(TMW) Visa

Eligibility
Experts invited by Corporate Bodies to provide specialized skilled services, such as after-sales Installation /Commissioning/ Upgrading/Maintenance/Repairs of equipment and machinery, Training /capacity building for Nigerian staff, Audit of machinery/ equipment and financial records

DOCUMENTS FOR TEMPORARY WORK PERMIT VISA

  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • Completed visa application form
  • Confirmation of online payment
  • 2 passport size pictures
  • Copy of Comptroller General of Immigration’s approval cable visa that lists the applicant’s name
  • Letter of introduction from Host organization in Nigeria
  • Cover letter from the  company sending the employee
  • Copy of airline ticket or flight itinerary (WHERE APPLICABLE)
  • Formal application from the Host company in Nigeria, attaching a copy of the work order indication the exact job to be performed by the expert.
  • Copy of certificate of incorporation of Host company in Nigeria.

Nigeria Visa Application Procedure for Subject To Regularization Visa

Eligibility
-Expatriate employees of Companies and their dependents
-Expatriate Technical officials of Missions
-Foreign Students
-Missionaries / Clerics and their dependents
-Research Fellows
-Expatriate Staff of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and their dependents
-Expatriate Staff of International Non-Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and their dependents
-Government Officials (GOs) and their dependents
-Expatriates employed by companies operating in Free Zones and their dependents

DOCUMENTS FOR STR VISA

  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • 4 Completed visa application forms
  • 4 Copies of confirmation of online payment
  • 4 passport size pictures
  • 4 Copies of employment offer letters
  • 4 Copies of acceptance of employment letters
  • 4 Copies of Nigerian Immigration’s approval quota
  • 4 Copies of resume, degrees, and certificates earned
  • 4 copies certificate of incorporation of the Nigerian company.
  • 4 copies of company memorandum & article association
  • 4 copies of corporate affairs particulars of directors and their shear holdings thereof: (CAC FORMS 2 & 7)
  • 4 Copies of a business permit issued by the Ministry of interior (for companies that have foreign shareholders)
  • 1 Copy of current monthly quota utilization returns as endorsed by the Immigration Service.
  • 4 copies of formal letter requesting for STR visa from the company in Nigeria.

The documents should be arranged into 4 sets. Each set must include the above-mentioned documents.

DOCUMENTS FOR PERSONS UNDER THE AGE OF 18

  • Photocopies of parents’ passports (bio-data page) or valid ID must accompany the application as well as proof of payment.
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Notarized letter of consent jointly signed by both parents

DIPLOMATIC, OFFICIAL, U.N & OTHER OFFICIAL PASSPORTS

Holders of Diplomatic/Official Passport are required to complete an online application form at Nigeria Immigration Service website: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome to obtain Application ID and Reference Number. The completed application form must be printed and submitted at the Embassy with two passport-size photographs, preferably with white background; including Official Passport and any other supporting document(s).

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General Steps to Take in Applying For Any Of the Nigeria Visa Online.

  1. Go to Nigeria Immigration website at https://portal.immigration.gov.ng
  2. Select Entry Visa/Visa Free Zone
  3. Click on Processing Country, select your Country.
  4. Click on Start Application
  5. You will be redirected to the Innovate1 Services website. Please log in with your existing Google email or Yahoo email account, otherwise, select the open ID option and create an account for the application process
  6. After registration/login Choose Your Processing Office depending on your country of residence.
  7. Please complete the form and click on the SUBMIT button, then print out the entire form (seven pages in total)
  8. Once the application has been successfully submitted you will be provided with an application ID and reference number
  9. Using the Application ID and Reference number, please proceed and make the VISA FEE PAYMENT with your debit or credit card. If you do not have either a debit or credit card, please purchase a money order and associate the money order to the Application ID and Reference number
  10. print out your Visa Payment Slip and Visa Acknowledgment form
  11. Affix 2 passport sized photographs to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements and submit through any of the following:
  • Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where the applicant is Resident
  • In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
  • In person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where the applicant is Resident.

Please note: If you are paying with a money order, you must wait for Innovate1 Services to send you confirmation that they have received your money order

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