Nigerian Visa Types
There are 4 main classifications or types of Nigerian Visas:
1) Visitors, Tourists and Transit Visas
A. Letter of invitation accepting immigration responsibility or evidence of financial support while in Nigeria from individual Nigerians or Nigerian organizations.
B. Applicants for transit visas must submit copies of their onward tickets and visas to their destinations.
C. Children must submit copies of their birth certificates showing names of their parents.
D. Children of Nigerian parents must submit copies of the information page of both parents' passport, and letter of consent from both parents.
E. Tourist must submit copies of their certified hotel reservation statements.
F. Resident aliens inviting friends must submit copies of their resident permits and the information page of their passports.
G. Aliens married to Nigerians or invited by Nigerians must submit copies of their hosts' or spouses' passports and letters accepting responsibility.
2) Business / Education / Religious Visas
A. If going for business, letters of invitation from companies or business organizations stating the reason must be submitted
B. If going for religious purpose, approval from the ministry of internal affairs, Abuja, Nigeria must be submitted.
C. If going for educational visit, a letter of invitation from the host university of school stating its purpose must be submitted
D. If a student, you must submit a copy of your identification card, with an accompanying letter from your institution.
3) Temporary Work Permit (TWP)
A. Approval from Nigeria for temporary work permit.
4) Subject to Regularization (STR)
A. Valid passport (at least 6 months to expiration)
B. Completed application forms in quadruplicate
C. Four recent passport photographs showing full face with white background.
D. Four certified copies of expatriate quota approval from Nigeria or approval from Nigeria for STR
E. Four certified copies of all credentials, résumé's and certificates, were applicable.
F. Four copies of Letters of employment
G. Four copies of Letters of acceptance
H. All of the above should be submitted in four sets, not separately.
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