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                     Nigerian Visa

Nigerian Visa, New York office
General Information & Requirement

Visa Information

Depending on the purpose of your journey to Nigeria, there are different types/classes of visas that are available to match your need. Generally, a person not a citizen of Nigeria, planning to travel to Nigeria, whether for the purpose of visit, tourism, study, work or residence, must first obtain a Nigerian Visa. Read more in the Visa Categories section below.

  • Documents not in English must be submitted with a certified translated copy.

  • Copy of all letters should be typed, addressed to the Consulate General of Nigeria, signed and dated.

  • Nationals other than US citizens must provide a copy of US green card or residency permit stamped on their passport.

  • Application form must be filled in correctly.

  • The person(s) exercising the parental authority or the legal guardian for the minor must sign for the minor. Parental authorizations are required to be notarized.

  • Application form is to be completed in English Language

  • Irrespective of where an application has been submitted and whether the application has been submitted by the applicant in person or not, the applicant may be called for an interview at the Nigerian Consulate.

  • Processing Times for Visa Services are currently taking 4 to 6 weeks. Expedited processing has been temporarily suspended. Please plan ahead.

Visa Requirement

Tourist / Visitor Visa

  1. Passport valid for at least 6 months

  2. Completed visa application form

  3. Two recent passport size photographs

  4. A Letter of Invitation from a company/host in Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility

  5. Visitors/Tourists are required to show evidence of sufficient funds

  6. Nigeria Immigration Service Visa Payment Receipt and Visa Acknowledgement Receipt

 

Business Visa

While a-f above apply, self sponsored business men may not require a Letter of Invitation but will be required to show evidence of sufficient funds.

Temporary Work Permit (TWP)

  1. Passport with at least 6 months validity

  2. Printed copy of completed application form for visitors pass

  3. Two recent passport size photographs

  4. Copy of the Letter of Approval from Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service 

Subject to Regularization (STR)

  1. Passport with at least 6 months validity

  2. Completed visa form in quadruplicate with four recent passport photographs

  3. Four copies of letter of Expatriate Quota Approval from Ministry of Interior

  4. Four copies of credentials, certificates and curriculum vitae, all vetted by a relevant official of Nigerian High Commission/Embassy (English Certified translated copy where applicable)

  5. Four copies of offer Letter of Employment

  6. Four copies of Letter of Acceptance of employment, signed by expatriate

  7. Nigeria Immigration Service Visa Payment Receipt and Visa Acknowledgement Receipt

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