Visa

 

 

 

 

To all Visa Applicants

 

With effect from the 26th of July 2016, all visa application must submit with the below documents. No visa application will be collected from the applicant if the documents are not complete.

 

CATEGORIES OF VISAS AVAILABLE TO EXPATRIATES DESIROUS OF TRAVELLING TO NIGERIA FOR VARIOUS REASONS AND PURPOSES

 

Nigerian Visas are obtained at the Nigerian Missions in the countries where applicants are domiciled or the nearest Nigerian Mission to their countries of residence.

 

·        Transit Visa

·        Tourist visa

·        Business Visa

·        Official/Diplomatic Visa

·        Temporary Work Permit (TWR) Visa

·        Subject to Regularisation (STR) Visa

 

The documents required for visa application are as follows:

 

A: Transit Visa

 

Eligibility

Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except national of the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS), who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

 

Class of persons eligible for Transit Visa:

Foreign travellers wishing to enter Nigeria for onward destination outside the country.

 

 

 

Requirements

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        Confirmed Ticket to destination outside Nigeria

·        Evidence of sufficient funds

·        Evidence of Hotel Reservation

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

Validity: 7 days maximum period of stay

 

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

 

Fees: See table of fees at http://www.immigration.gov.ng

 

Timeline:

2-3 working days from receipt of application

 

Procedure:

 

Step 1: Apply online

Complete the online visa application on http://www.immigration.gov.ng and print out the completed form.

 

Step 2: Pay online http://www.immigration.gov.ng and print out the payment and acknowledgement receipts.

 

Step 3: Affix 2 passport sized (35/40 mm) passport photographs with white background.

 

Step 4: Mail application or proceed with the completed form to Embassy/High Commission for submission with attached requirements.

 

Note: Applicant may be invited for interview

 

 

B: Tourist Visa

 

Eligibility

Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except national of the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS), who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

 

Class of persons eligible for Transit Visa:

1.   Foreign Travellers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.

2.   Foreign Travellers who wish to visit family and friends.

 

Requirements

 

1.   Foreign Travellers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.

 

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        Evidence of sufficient funds

·        Evidence of Hotel Reservation

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of application employment car or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

2. Foreign Travellers who wish to visit family and friends.

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        Evidence of sufficient funds

·        Address of host in Nigeria or Evidence of hotel reservation

·        A letter of invitation from host in Nigeria

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

 

C: Business Visa

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        Letter of invitation from company or host from Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility

·        A company letter of reference from the applicant’s place of work

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

 

D: Official/Diplomatic Visa

 

Eligibility

 

·        Visiting Heads of States and their families

·        Top officials of Government and their families

·        Diplomats and their families

·        Holders of United Nations Diplomatic Passport and Laisser Passez

·        Members of accredited Diplomatic Missions

·        Members of international organisations

·        Members of accredited International non-governmental organisations

 

Requirements for the issuance of Official/Diplomatic Visa/Entry Permit

·        Valid standard, official or diplomatic passports

·        Note verbale

·        Obtainable from Nigerian Missions abroad

 

 

E: Temporary Work Permit (TWP) Visa

 

Eligibility

Experts invited by corporate bodies to provide specialised skilled services, such as after sales installation, maintenance, repairs of machines and equipment.

 

Requirements for the issuance of Temporary Work Permit (TWP) Visa

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        A cable copy of Comptroller General of Immigration Services’ approval, if no local objection

·        Letter from company or host from Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility (IR)

·        The IR is obtainable from the Office of the Comptroller General of Immigration Services Headquarters in Abuja

·        A company letter of reference from the applicant’s place of work

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

 

F: Subject to Regularisation (STR) Visa

 

Eligibility

Expatriates employed by individuals, corporate bodies or government (i.e take up employment in Nigeria).

 

Requirements for the issuance of Subject to Regularisation (STR) Visa

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Letter of Employment

·        Duly completed form IMM 22

·        Curriculum Vitae or Resumé of visa applicant

·        Four recent passport photographs

·        Completed visa form in quadruplicate with four recent passport photographs

·        Four copies of letter of Expatriate Quota Approval from Ministry of Interior

·        For Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of corporate organisations, there is need for extract of the minutes of the Board’s resolution

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

 

Explanatory Note

 

IR means acceptance of Immigration Responsibility which includes but limited to

 

·        Accommodation/feeding

·        Transportation

·        And if need be the cost of repatriation

To all Visa Applicants

 

With effect from the 26th of July 2016, all visa application must submit with the below documents. No visa application will be collected from the applicant if the documents are not complete.

 

CATEGORIES OF VISAS AVAILABLE TO EXPATRIATES DESIROUS OF TRAVELLING TO NIGERIA FOR VARIOUS REASONS AND PURPOSES

 

Nigerian Visas are obtained at the Nigerian Missions in the countries where applicants are domiciled or the nearest Nigerian Mission to their countries of residence.

 

·        Transit Visa

·        Tourist visa

·        Business Visa

·        Official/Diplomatic Visa

·        Temporary Work Permit (TWR) Visa

·        Subject to Regularisation (STR) Visa

 

The documents required for visa application are as follows:

 

A: Transit Visa

 

Eligibility

Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except national of the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS), who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

 

Class of persons eligible for Transit Visa:

Foreign travellers wishing to enter Nigeria for onward destination outside the country.

 

 

 

Requirements

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        Confirmed Ticket to destination outside Nigeria

·        Evidence of sufficient funds

·        Evidence of Hotel Reservation

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

Validity: 7 days maximum period of stay

 

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

 

Fees: See table of fees at http://www.immigration.gov.ng

 

Timeline:

2-3 working days from receipt of application

 

Procedure:

 

Step 1: Apply online

Complete the online visa application on http://www.immigration.gov.ng and print out the completed form.

 

Step 2: Pay online http://www.immigration.gov.ng and print out the payment and acknowledgement receipts.

 

Step 3: Affix 2 passport sized (35/40 mm) passport photographs with white background.

 

Step 4: Mail application or proceed with the completed form to Embassy/High Commission for submission with attached requirements.

 

Note: Applicant may be invited for interview

 

 

B: Tourist Visa

 

Eligibility

Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except national of the Economic Community of West African Countries (ECOWAS), who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

 

Class of persons eligible for Transit Visa:

1.   Foreign Travellers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.

2.   Foreign Travellers who wish to visit family and friends.

 

Requirements

 

1.   Foreign Travellers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.

 

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        Evidence of sufficient funds

·        Evidence of Hotel Reservation

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of application employment car or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

2. Foreign Travellers who wish to visit family and friends.

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        Evidence of sufficient funds

·        Address of host in Nigeria or Evidence of hotel reservation

·        A letter of invitation from host in Nigeria

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

 

C: Business Visa

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        Letter of invitation from company or host from Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility

·        A company letter of reference from the applicant’s place of work

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

 

D: Official/Diplomatic Visa

 

Eligibility

 

·        Visiting Heads of States and their families

·        Top officials of Government and their families

·        Diplomats and their families

·        Holders of United Nations Diplomatic Passport and Laisser Passez

·        Members of accredited Diplomatic Missions

·        Members of international organisations

·        Members of accredited International non-governmental organisations

 

Requirements for the issuance of Official/Diplomatic Visa/Entry Permit

·        Valid standard, official or diplomatic passports

·        Note verbale

·        Obtainable from Nigerian Missions abroad

 

 

E: Temporary Work Permit (TWP) Visa

 

Eligibility

Experts invited by corporate bodies to provide specialised skilled services, such as after sales installation, maintenance, repairs of machines and equipment.

 

Requirements for the issuance of Temporary Work Permit (TWP) Visa

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Two recent passport photographs

·        A cable copy of Comptroller General of Immigration Services’ approval, if no local objection

·        Letter from company or host from Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility (IR)

·        The IR is obtainable from the Office of the Comptroller General of Immigration Services Headquarters in Abuja

·        A company letter of reference from the applicant’s place of work

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

 

F: Subject to Regularisation (STR) Visa

 

Eligibility

Expatriates employed by individuals, corporate bodies or government (i.e take up employment in Nigeria).

 

Requirements for the issuance of Subject to Regularisation (STR) Visa

·        Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement

·        Duly completed visa application form online www.immigration.gov.ng

·        Evidence of online payment

·        Manual completed application form

·        Letter of Employment

·        Duly completed form IMM 22

·        Curriculum Vitae or Resumé of visa applicant

·        Four recent passport photographs

·        Completed visa form in quadruplicate with four recent passport photographs

·        Four copies of letter of Expatriate Quota Approval from Ministry of Interior

·        For Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of corporate organisations, there is need for extract of the minutes of the Board’s resolution

·        Travel Itinerary (Return Ticket)

·        Original yellow fever vaccination card

·        Copy of applicant’s employment pass or identification Card (I/C) for Singapore citizens and PRs

 

G. Visa on Arrival (VoA)

Nigeria Visa on Arrival is a class of short visit visa issued at the port of entry.

The VoA facility is available to frequently travelled High Net Worth Investors 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 or urgent business travels.

Eligibility

Visa on Arrival is available to citizens of all countries except Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements

Class of Persons eligible to VoA

·        Frequently Travelled Business Persons of International Repute

·        Executives of Multi-national Companies

·        Members of Government Delegations

·        Holders of United Nation Laissez-Passer

·        Holders of African Union Laissez-Passer

·        Holders of ECOWAS Laissez-Passer

·        Holders of any other Official travel documents of other regional International Organisations who intend to visit Nigeria.

Requirement for Issuance of Visa on Arrival at the Port of Entry

·        Visa Approval Letter (Pre-approved visa letter), valid for 14 days from the date of issuance

·        Evidence of online payments

·        Valid Passport with minimum of six months validity

·        Valid return ticket

·        Two recent passport sized photographs

How to apply for Visa on Arrival

Step 1: Get Visa on Arrival Approval Letter

How to apply for Visa on Arrival Approval letter

1.    Contact your Representative (Business partners, Company Representative, Protocol/Laison Officer, etc.) in Nigeria.

2.    The Representative files a formal request for visa on Arrival Approval on your behalf stating the following:

·        Name of visitor

·        Passport number of visitor

·        Nationality

·        Purpose of visit

·        Proposed date of visit

·        Proposed port of entry

·        Proposed airline

·        Flight itinerary

·        Address in Nigeria

·        Email address of the visitor

·        Acceptance of Immigration Responsibility

3.    The Representative shall attach the following documents in support of the application.

·        Copy of the data page of visitor’s passport

·        Copy of valid Return ticket

Timeline

The request shall be processed and approval issued within 48 hours (2 working days)

After the Approval letter is obtained, (Hard Copy) by your representative, an advanced copy is forwarded to you by email, copies of the same document will be forwarded to the Airline stated in your application, and the Immigration Officer at the port of entry.

Step 2: Pay for Visa on Arrival

Fill in the application form with your correct details and make payment online https://portal.immigration.gov.ng

Note: Successful payment online NOT AN APPROVAL. DO NOT PROCEED to Nigeria until you have received “Visa on Arrival Approval Letter” issued by Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja. Onl;ine Payment may also be made at point of arrival subject presentation of Visa on Arrival Approval Letter. Mastercard and American Express card are acceptable.

Step 3: At the Port of Entry

Upon arrival at the port of entry proceed to clearly marked Visa on Arrival Desk for issuance of entry visa. Present your Approval Letter, passport and evidence of payment for you to be issued with an entry visa.

Step 4: Proceed for Immigration Clearance

For further information for fees and online application please visit https://portal.immigration.gov.ng

Explanatory Note

IR means acceptance of Immigration Responsibility which includes but limited to

·        Accommodation/feeding

·        Transportation

·        And if need be the cost of repatriation

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Contact

Nigeria High Commission
137 Cecil Street #11-02/05, Hengda Building, Singapore 069537
Singapore
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Telephone: (+65) 67321743, (+65) 62216350
Fax: (65) 67321742
E-mail: Nigeria.Singapore@foreignaffairs.gov.ng, admin@nigeriahc.sg
Website: www.nigeriahc.sg

Opening Hours:
9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Working Hours:
Monday – Friday

Note:
The High Commission is closed on Weekends and Nigeria and Singapore Public Holidays.

VISA APPLCATION:

Submission of Visa Application:

Monday & Tuesday (10.30 A.M. – 12.30 P.M.)

Collection of Visa:

For Visa Applications submitted on Monday, collection is on Wednesday (2.00 P.M. – 4.00 P.M.) For Visa Applications submitted on Tuesday, collection is on Thursday (2.00 P.M. – 4.00 P.M.) Note: There will be no submission of Visa Applications on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Emergency Tel Nos to Contact:
81382403
(strictly for EMERGENCIES ONLY)