Nigeria
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Regular $70.00
Rush $99.00
Emergency $159.00
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Student Regular $70.00
Student Rush and Emergency $160.00
Work Visa Service Fees
Work Regular $84.00
Work Rush and Emergency $168.00
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Nigeria Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and Nigerian business visa are required for travel to Nigeria.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Nigeria, with at least one blank visa page available for Nigerian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Nigeria visas.
2
Nigerian Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant, plus one copy. The Embassy of Nigeria has introduced a web-based visa application form and payment procedure. The Nigerian visa application form must be submitted and paid for online. Please print two copies of the completed form.

Important:
- Be sure to select the correct Consulate, and send your documents to the location you have selected on the visa application form.
- Be sure to print the Google payment receipt for credit card payments and include with your application. If payment is made by mailing a money order, the confirmation of payment must be included with the application. The visa application cannot be processed without proof of direct payment.
- The Consulate of Nigeria charges a processing fee, which is the fee you will see on your Global Service Order Form.

New York: Please include the New York Supplemental Application Form.
3
Photo Requirements:
Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background. Atlanta: Applicants only need to submit one passport photograph.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Letter Of Invitation from Nigeria:
A signed letter of invitation from sponsor (either host company or individual) in Nigeria explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel to Nigeria. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information, and must include the statement "We hereby accept full immigration responsibilities".
Atlanta and New York:
- If the host is a Nigerian citizen, a copy of hosts passport must be submitted.
- If host is a resident in Nigeria, copies of host's resident permits and the information page of their passports.
5
Business Letter:
Letter from employer or sponsoring company, on company letterhead, introducing the applicant, indicating the applicant's employment status/position held in the company, and clearly stating the purpose of visit to Nigeria. The business letter must also indicate who will be financially responsible for the applicant and must provide detailed contact information in Nigeria.

To generate a Nigerian Business Cover Letter on-line, fill out this Business Letter Form and print the completed letter on your company letterhead.
6
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets.
7
Hotel Confirmation:
Copy of confirmed hotel reservation(s). If staying in various hotels, please provide copies of each reservation.
8
Medical Requirements:
International certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever.
9
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Nigeria Visa Validity:
Visa validity is based on the consulate's discretion.
Nigerian Visa Processing Time:
Nigeria visas are usually processed in 5 to 10 business days Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Nigeria Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Nigeria

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Nigeria Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and Nigerian tourist visa are required for travel to Nigeria.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Nigeria, with at least one blank visa page available for Nigerian visa stamp. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for Nigeria visas.
2
Nigerian Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant, plus one copy. The Embassy of Nigeria has introduced a web-based visa application form and payment procedure. The Nigerian visa application form must be submitted and paid for online. Please print two copies of the completed form.

Important:
- Be sure to select the correct Consulate, and send your documents to the location you have selected on the visa application form.
- Be sure to print the Google payment receipt for credit card payments and include with your application. If payment is made by mailing a money order, the confirmation of payment must be included with the application. The visa application cannot be processed without proof of direct payment.
- The Consulate of Nigeria charges a processing fee, which is the fee you will see on your Global Service Order Form.

New York: Please include the New York Supplemental Application Form.
3
Photo Requirements:
Two recent, identical, 2 x 2 passport photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/light background. Atlanta: Applicants only need to submit one passport photograph.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Letter Of Invitation from Nigeria:
If visiting relatives or friends in Nigeria, a signed letter of invitation from host explaining the relationship to the applicant and the purpose of travel. In addition, the letter must indicate the length of stay, place of stay, and contact information. In addition, the letter must state: "We hereby accept full immigration responsibilities".
- If the host is a Nigerian citizen, a copy of hosts passport must be submitted.
- If host is a resident in Nigeria, copies of host's resident permits and the information page of their passports.
5
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets showing round trip travel to Nigeria and onward flight.
6
Hotel Confirmation:
A copy of confirmed hotel and/or cruise reservation(s.) If staying in various hotels, please provide copies of each reservation. A letter from inviting family member or friend is required if they are providing accommodations to the applicant.
7
Minors:
A child (under 16) who is not traveling with both parents or a legal guardian must provide a notarized letter of consent signed by the non-accompanying parent(s) or guardian authorizing the consulate to issue a visa to the minor. A copy of the child's birth certificate and guardianship or custody agreement documents are also required.
8
Medical Requirements:
International certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever.
9
Financial Requirements:
Evidence of sufficient funds to support stay in Nigeria; most recent bank statement. Atlanta: Applicants do not need to submit any financial evidence.
10
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Nigeria Visa Validity:
Visas are usually based on the consulate's discretion.
Nigerian Visa Processing Time:
Nigeria visas are usually processed in 5 to 10 business days Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Nigeria Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Nigeria

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Nigeria Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to transit through this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
2
Nigerian Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant, plus one copy. The Embassy of Nigeria has introduced a web-based visa application form and payment procedure. The Nigerian visa application form must be submitted and paid for online. Please print two copies of the completed form.

Important:
- Be sure to select the correct Consulate, and send your documents to the location you have selected on the visa application form.
- Be sure to print the Google payment receipt for credit card payments and include with your application. If payment is made by mailing a money order, the confirmation of payment must be included with the application. The visa application cannot be processed without proof of direct payment.
- The Consulate of Nigeria charges a processing fee, which is the fee you will see on your Global Service Order Form.

New York: Please include the New York Supplemental Application Form.
3
Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Proof Of Departure:
Computer generated flight itinerary from the airline or travel agency or copy of airline tickets.
5
Hotel Confirmation:
A copy of confirmed hotel and/or cruise reservation(s.) If staying in various hotels, please provide copies of each reservation. A letter from inviting family member or friend is required if they are providing accommodations to the applicant.
6
Medical Requirements:
International certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever.
7
Other Requirements:
Valid onward destination visas (if applicable).
8
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Nigeria Visa Validity:
Visa validity is based on the consulate's discretion.
Nigerian Visa Processing Time:
Nigeria visas are usually processed in 5 to 10 business days Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Nigeria Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Nigeria

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Nigeria Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s).
2
Nigerian Visa Application Form:
Four visa application forms per applicant, plus one copy. The Embassy of Nigeria has introduced a web-based visa application form and payment procedure. The Nigerian visa application form must be submitted and paid for online. Please print a copy of the completed form.
Important:
- Be sure to select the correct Consulate, and send your documents to the location you have selected on the visa application form.
- Be sure to print the Google payment receipt for credit card payments and include with your application. If payment is made by mailing a money order, the confirmation of payment must be included with the application. The visa application cannot be processed without proof of direct payment.
- The Consular fee must be paid directly by credit card or money order, and only the receipt is provided along with the order. The Consulate of Nigeria charges a processing fee, which is the fee you will see on your Global Service Order Form and are paid to the Consulate through our office.
- Applications submitted in New York must include the New York Supplemental Application Form.
3
Photo Requirements:
Four recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:


a) Four certified copies of expatriate quota approval from Nigeria or approval from Nigeria for STR. (Ministry of Internal Affairs).

b) One original and three copies of the offer of employment letter.

c) One original and three copies of acceptance of employment letter.

d) Four copies of applicant's resume.

e) Four copies of applicant's diplomas and certificates.

f) Four copies of documentation of confirmed accommodations for duration of stay in Nigeria.
5
Medical Requirements:
Four copies of the international certificate of vaccination for Yellow Fever.
6
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Nigeria Visa Validity:
Visas are issued according to the approval from Nigeria at the discretion of the consulate.
Nigerian Visa Processing Time:
Nigeria visas are usually processed in 7 to 10 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Nigeria Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Nigeria

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Nigeria Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
2
Nigerian Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant, plus one copy. The Embassy of Nigeria has introduced a web-based visa application form and payment procedure. The Nigerian visa application form must be submitted and paid for online. Please print two copies of the completed form.

Important:
- Be sure to select the correct Consulate, and send your documents to the location you have selected on the visa application form.
- Be sure to print the Google payment receipt for credit card payments and include with your application. If payment is made by mailing a money order, the confirmation of payment must be included with the application. The visa application cannot be processed without proof of direct payment.
- The Consulate of Nigeria charges a processing fee, which is the fee you will see on your Global Service Order Form.

New York: Please include the New York Supplemental Application Form.
3
Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs, in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Official Invitation from Nigeria:
An official letter of approval for a temporary work permit from the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
5
Medical Requirements:
International certificate of vaccination for Yellow Fever.
6
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Nigerian Visa Processing Time:
Nigeria visas are usually processed in 7 to 10 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Nigeria Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Nigeria

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Nigeria Visa Instructions
Visa Application Requirements for US citizens

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Email Requirements
A valid passport and visa are required to travel to this destination.
1
Passport Requirements:
Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, with at least one blank visa page available for visa stamp(s). Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not suitable for visa stamps.
2
Nigerian Visa Application Form:
One visa application form per applicant, plus one copy. The Embassy of Nigeria has introduced a web-based visa application form and payment procedure. The Nigerian visa application form must be submitted and paid for online. Please print two copies of the completed form.

Important:
- Be sure to select the correct Consulate, and send your documents to the location you have selected on the visa application form.
- Be sure to print the Google payment receipt for credit card payments and include with your application. If payment is made by mailing a money order, the confirmation of payment must be included with the application. The visa application cannot be processed without proof of direct payment.
- The Consulate of Nigeria charges a processing fee, which is the fee you will see on your Global Service Order Form.

New York: Please include the New York Supplemental Application Form.
3
Photo Requirements:
Two recent 2 x 2 passport type photographs in color, front view and with a plain/white background.

OR - you can upload a passport photo to the Global Service Order Form when you place your order, instead of providing physical passport photos.
4
Other Forms:
Official Letter of Support from the US Department of State.
5
Medical Requirements:
International certificate of vaccination against Yellow Fever.
6
Global Service Order Form:
This is Travisa's service order form, where you will provide your contact and shipping information, choose the visa processing needed and make your payment. You must print the completed form and send it to Travisa with all other supporting documents.
Nigeria Visa Validity:
Visa validity is at the discretion of the consular officer and based upon the supporting documents.
Nigerian Visa Processing Time:
Nigeria visas are usually processed in 7 to 10 business days. Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees. Please visit our “Nigeria Consular Fees and Visa Processing Options” link for details.
Visa Pre-Check - Have an urgent visa application with a tight deadline?

Travisa Document Pre-Check Service can save valuable time and reduce stress. Use Travisa Document Pre-Check service to avoid mistakes or delays. Experienced Travisa visa specialists will review and check your scanned documents to confirm that your application is ready to be filed, and will alert you if there is information that needs to be corrected.
Click here to register your trip with the US Embassy in Nigeria

The US State Department strongly encourages American citizens planning international travel to register with the US Embassy(s) in the countries they plan to visit. (Learn more).

In order to ensure that visa applications for most embassies/consulates are submitted on the day that we receive them, they should be shipped to us via FedEx Priority Overnight (not First Overnight or Standard Overnight).

Non-refundable tickets or reservations should not be purchased until all visas and passports are secured and in your possession.

Nigeria Visa Application Procedures

  1. Review instructions based on the purpose of journey to Nigeria
  2. Complete, print and sign all visa application forms, including Travisa's Global Service Order Form
  3. Send all of the visa application requirements listed above to Travisa.

    Nigeria Visa Applications can be processed in the following location(s):
 
Send documents to:
Travisa - Atlanta
3475 Lenox Road, Suite 465
Atlanta, GA 30326
Tel: (404) 465-3575
 
Send documents to:
Travisa - New York
290 5th Avenue, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Tel: (212) 613-2223
 
Send documents to:
Travisa - Washington, DC
1731 21st. St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Tel: (202) 463-6166