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Information about the e-Visa for Nigeria

The Nigeria e-Visa is an electronic visa for Nigeria implemented in order to expedite entry to the African nation for investors with business interest in the country.

The Nigeria visa online application has been introduced by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to allow business travelers to easily obtain travel authorization exclusively online and avoid the need to wait in long lines and fill out paperwork for a visa on arrival at border control checkpoints.

An approved online Nigeria visa allows a single entry stay of 30 days in Nigeria for business activities, and is valid for 14 days to enter the country from the date of approval.

To apply for a Nigeria business visa online, it is necessary to fill in the simple electronic Nigeria visa application form, which can be completed in a matter of minutes.

After completing the online Nigeria visa application with basic personal, passport, and travel information, the applicant is required to upload some supporting documents and pay a visa processing fee before they can submit the form.

Once the e-Visa for Nigeria is processed, usually within 2 business days, the approved Nigeria travel visa is sent to the traveler by email. They can then print a copy to present to Nigerian immigration authorities upon arrival.

Those who wish to visit the country for longer periods of stay, or apply for another type of visitor’s permit such as a Nigeria tourist visa, transit visa, or work visa, should contact their nearest Nigerian embassy or consulate for further information.

Single entry online visa
For business travelers
Allows a stay of 30 days in Nigeria
Valid for 14 days to enter Nigeria from approval
What is Necessary?

Image of the biographical page of passport valid for at least 6 months

Photo of applicant, passport-style

Confirmed return flight ticket

Valid debit/credit card

Business invitation letter from a company in Nigeria

Nigeria e-Visa Requirements

In order to submit an e-Visa for Nigeria application, it is first necessary to meet the online Nigeria visa requirements.

Electronic Nigeria business visa requirements state that the applicant must have:

  • Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months from the intended date of arrival
  • Digital image of the passport information page
  • A recent photograph of the applicant, passport-style
  • Copy of a confirmed return flight booking
  • Invitation letter from a host company in Nigeria
  • Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate from the host company, or letter of permission in case of NGOs
  • Valid credit or debit card to pay the online Nigeria visa fee
  • Introduction/application letter addressed to the Comptroller General of Immigration in Abuja.

The introduction/application letter should include the following:

  • Name of applicant
  • Nationality
  • Passport number
  • Purpose of visit
  • Intended date of arrival and port of entry
  • Flight itinerary
  • Address of accommodation in Nigeria or details of hotel booking.

The applicant is also required to supply a current email address at which to receive the e-Visa approval letter and payment receipt, both of which must be printed to present upon arrival in Nigeria alongside their passport and return flight ticket to gain entry to the country.

Countries Eligible for Nigeria

Citizens from the countries listed below are eligible to apply online to enter Nigeria

Countries Eligible for Nigeria

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Federated States of Micronesia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kiribati
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macau
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • North Korea
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Territory
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Republic of Cyprus
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican City
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

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Covid Update for Nigeria

Last update: 23/09/2021

Individuals traveling to Nigeria from Brazil, India, and Turkey, or have spent time there during the past 14 days, are not permitted to enter. Nationals and permanent residents of Nigeria are exempt from this ban. Passengers aged 10 and over must have a medical certificate in English showing a negative COVID-19 PCR test result from a test taken within the 72 hours before departure from the first embarkation point. All passengers are subject to health screening and 7 days of quarantine upon arrival, with another PCR test within this time. Travelers arriving from the UK or South Africa must have proof of payment for the PCR test or will have to pay on arrival. Travelers must register their details online before departure (this generates a QR code that must be presented upon arrival in Nigeria).

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Nigeria Visa FAQ

  • What is the Nigeria e-Visa?

    The Nigeria e-visa is an online visa available to all foreign citizens who need a visa for Nigeria for business purposes.

  • How long can I stay in Nigeria with the e-Visa?

    An approved online Nigeria visa permits a total stay of 30 days in the country.

  • How long is the Nigeria e-Visa valid for?

    The e-Visa approval letter is valid to enter Nigeria for 14 days from the date of issue.

  • What are the restrictions of the Nigeria online e-Visa?

    The online visa for Nigeria is only valid for business travel and does not function as a Nigeria work visa, resident visa, tourist visa, or transit visa.

    To apply for one of these visa types, it is necessary to contact a Nigerian consulate or embassy for further information.

  • How do I apply for an e-Visa online for Nigeria?

    To apply for an electronic Nigeria visa, travelers can complete an online application with basic personal, passport, and travel details in just a few minutes, to receive an e-Visa approval letter sent by email.

  • What do I need to submit an application for the Nigeria electronic visa?

    In order to submit an electronic Nigeria visa application, it is necessary to have:

    • Passport valid for at least 6 months from the expected date of arrival in Nigeria
    • Image of the biographical page of the same passport
    • An invitation letter from a Nigerian company
    • Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate from the company in Nigeria, or letter of permission in case of NGOs
    • Valid credit or debit card to pay the e-Visa fee
    • Current email address at which to receive the visa approval letter
    • A confirmed return flight ticket.

    It is also necessary to upload an Introduction/application letter containing details of the proposed trip, addressed to the Comptroller General of Immigration in Abuja.

  • How much does the Nigeria online visa cost?

    The government Nigeria visa cost varies depending on the nationality of the applicant.

  • How long will my Nigeria e-Visa take to process?

    The standard Nigeria visa processing time is 2 business days, although in some cases it may take longer for the application to be processed and approved.

  • Do I need to print a copy of the online Nigeria visa?

    Yes, it is necessary to print a copy of the online Nigeria visa approval letter and payment receipt to present on arrival at a Nigerian border checkpoint, alongside the same passport used to apply and a confirmed return flight ticket.

  • Why was my online visa for Nigeria application denied?

    The most common reason for the denial of an online visa for Nigeria is that the data supplied in the application contained small errors that did not match the details of the traveler’s passport.

    Therefore, it is essential to double-check that all of the information on the form is correct before submitting the application in order to avoid unnecessary processing delays or refusal of the e-Visa.

  • How can I check my Nigeria e-Visa status?

    Applicants are able to check the status of their e-Visa application using the Nigerian Immigration Service check visa status tool.

  • Is the Nigeria online visa valid for multiple entries?

    No, the Nigeria business e-Visa can only be used to enter Nigeria once and allows a single entry stay of 30 days from the date of arrival.

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