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Simple Tutorial On How To Successfully Apply For Visa In Nigeria

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How do I apply for Visa to travel out? This is the question of so many young and old persons in Nigeria who want to Study Abroad, go out of the country for Business and other purposes have been asking. I will give you the simple steps to apply for Visa and get it very fast in Nigeria.

There are so many reasons why you may want to apply for Visa. As a Student, Musician, Politician, Actor, Businessman or Woman, etc, you surely need international connection and as such needs to apply for Visa. Quickly click here to apply for international passport if you have not done that yet.

How To Apply For VISA In Nigeria

How To Apply For Entry Visa:

  1. Visa application is done at Nigerian immigration portal homepage
  2. when the page loads, find the visa option and click on Entry Visa (Freezone) Application Form
  3. Fill the Application form correctly and appropriately.
  5. Click on ‘Submit Application’ button to view ”˜Applicant details page’
  6. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment”
  7. Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ”˜Continue’ button

For Payment Outside of Nigeria:

If you select a processing country other than Nigeria, your payment will be in US Dollars. You will be re-directed to an approved payment platform to complete your application and make your payment in US Dollars.

  1. Please take your visa payment receipts, passport and other documents to the Nigerian Embassy in your Country of abode on your slated interview date for your Visa.
  2. Please note that you can reschedule your interview date to the next available date by sending your Application id, Reference no and the proposed date to our support mail address

Tourist / Visitor Visa Application Requirements:

  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.

How To Apply For Business Visa:

While a-f above apply, self-sponsored businessmen 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.


The amount you need to apply for Visa varies for different countries… You may want to visit the immigration official website homepage here for details about that… Feel free to ask questions using the comment box.

Reference: The Nigerian Immigration Service Online Portal.

See Also: How to apply for international passport fast for visa


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