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Obtaining a Business Visa On Arrival In Nigeria

Nigeria Visa on Arrival is a class of short visit visa issued at the port of entry. The facility is available to frequently travelled High Net Worth Investors and Intending Visitors who may not be able to obtain visa at the Nigerian Missions/Embassies in their countries of residence due to the absence of a Nigerian mission in those countries or exigencies of urgent business travels. A common misconception about the visa on arrival is that travelers can simply show up at a Nigerian port of entry and obtain this authorization. The reality is that a visa approval letter has to be obtained before a foreign traveler leaves their place of residence.

Visa Approval Letter is a document (approved by the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters) that allows a traveler to proceed to Nigeria to pick up entry visa at the point of entry.Visas are associated with the request for permission to enter a territory and thus are, in most countries, distinct from actual formal permission for an alien to enter and remain in the country. In each instance, a visa is subject to entry permission by an immigration official at the time of actual entry, and can be revoked at any time. A visa most commonly takes the form of a sticker endorsed in the applicant’s passport or other travel document.

Visa on Arrival Nigeria

Can I get a Visa on arrival in Nigeria?

Absolutely, a visa on arrival can be obtained in Nigeria however, as previously indicated, a visa approval letter has to be obtained before departure from the traveler’s domicile.

How much is visa on arrival Nigeria?

Fees required for processing of visa on arrival depends on the visitor’s country of origin. A detailed schedule of fees per nationality can be found here.

Can a US Citizen travel to Nigeria without a Visa?

No, U.S travelers require a visa to travel to Nigeria. Only nationals of the Economic Community of West African States do not need a visa to visit Nigeria

Visa on Arrival from UK

The same rule apply to U.K citizens like other citizens.The Visa on Arrival Nigeria application process is pretty much the same for citizens of all nationalities, the only difference being the price being charged by the Nigerian Immigration service for the Visa on Arrival Nigeria varies according to Nationality.

How long does it take t obtain a Nigerian visa?

The Nigerian Visa on Arrival takes about 48hours after submission and payment confirmation.

Required Information for Visa processing

Before starting the online process, be sure to have the following information handy. 

  • Full Name
  • Sex
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number
  • Issue and Expiry Date
  • Place of Issue
  • Port of Entry
  • Flight Reference or Booking Code or Flight Number
  • Boarding Destination
  • Office or Home Address
  • Primary Contact Information
  • Name of Host Company
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Amount of Basic Travel Allowance
  • Eye Color, Height and Hair Colour 

Visa on arrival Nigeria for babies

Children of visitors to Nigeria go through the same process if they would like to accompany their parents to Nigeria.

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