How to Apply and Renew a Nigerian Visa


How to Apply and Renew a Nigerian Visa

Are you coming for business purposes or you want to tour in Nigeria with an intention to explore top places of attractions like Lekki Conservation Centre or Yankari Game Reserve among others?

Whatever case it might be you’ll need a Nigerian visa and when you choose to extend your stay, you’ll still want to renew the same document. In this guide, you’ll learn how to apply and renew a Nigerian Visa.

What you should know about Nigerian Visa

Visa Application

  • Choosing the right visa type for you.
  • All applications and payments are made online through the Nigeria Immigration Service Portal.
  • Your passport must and should be valid for a minimum of six months.
  • On blank page on your passport for the Nigerian Visa stamp.

Visa Renewal

  • Visitors and tourists can only apply for extension after staying at least 56 days in Nigeria.
  • Visa renewal is done at the Nigeria immigration.
  • Visa renewal fees are commensurate with the number of days of extension.

Nigerian Visa

Nigerian Visa Type and Their Requirements

Tourists or Visitor Visa

  • A passport valid for at least six months from the scheduled expiry of the visa.
  • A completed visa application form
  • Two recent passport size photographs
  • A Letter of Invitation from a company/host in Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility
  • To demonstrate the purpose of your visit, as well as an intention to return to your country of residence. This can be shown through evidence of a holiday booking and a valid return/onward travel ticket
  • Visitors/tourists are required to show evidence of sufficient funds
  • A Nigeria Immigration Service Visa Payment Receipt and a Visa Acknowledgement Receipt

You’ll find the Nigeria embassy visa fee below;

Business Visa

Business traveler requirements are also the same with the tourist visas, In addition evidence of sufficient funds will be required. Those who might want to stay longer will be required to get a temporary work permit to extend their stay.

Temporary Work Permit (TWP)

Either you are applying for a new TWP or you had a Business Visa and you will like to extend your stay, the documents below will be required to get the Nigeria Temporary Work Permit.

  • Passport with at least 6 months validity.
  • Printed copy of completed application form for visitors pass.
  • Two recent passport size photographs.
  • Copy of the Letter of Approval from Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service.

Subject to Regularization (STR)

  • 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.
  • Holders of non–U.S passports must provide proof of legal residency (photocopy of green card)
  • The documents should be arranged into 4 sets. Each set must include the above mentioned documents.
  • 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 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 company in Nigeria.

Persons Under 18 Years

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

Nigerian Embassy Visa Fee

Nigerian Embassy VISA Fees



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