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Nigeria - Apply for a Tourist Visa

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  • The fist step is to send the actual passport at the embassy in your country of origin.
  • The passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining before expiration and has at least one complete blank visa page for the visa stamp.
  • Note: The following passport page 22, 23, and 24 are not visa pages and are not acceptable for purpose of Visa .
  • If your passport doesn't meet the requirement it will be rejected.
  • The next step is to completely fill-out and sign Nigerian visa application form. One form per applicant is required in English language.
  • Attach an invitation Letter from Nigeria explaining the purpose of the trip, guaranteeing financial support for you while in Nigeria.
  • The invitation letter should explain the purpose of the tour you will be undertaking in Nigeria.
  • This is very import because it will show that you financially stable to begin a viable business in Nigeria.
  • After completing fill-out visa form you can sign and submit with all the attachment documents.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • A passport that is valid for at least 6 months, and a blank page to stamp the visa;
  • Two 2" x 2", recent high definition personal passport photos on white background;
  • Completed Nigeria visa application form;
  • Proof of travel to Nigeria such as an itinerary;
  • Payment for visa fee (cash, money order or Certified Check);
  • A self-addressed prepaid return envelope with postage.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


Maputo St., Wuse, Zone 3 (Opposite Nigeria

Custom Services), P.M.B. 130, Garki, Abuja

Tel: 09-5230185; 5230186; 5230189


Block 'F' Old Secretariat, Area I, Garki, Abuja

P.M.B. 0016, Garki Post Office

Tel: 09-2341602, 2341525, 2341935, 2341936

Nigerian Immigration Service Headquarters,

Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport Road, Sauka Abuja

P.M.B. 38 Garki Abuja

Telephone: +234-9-7806771

Nigerian Diplomatic Missions abroad.

A list of these and their contact addresses can be obtained from,, and

Website for diplomatic mission Nigeria:

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A valid passport and Nigerian tourist visa are required for travel to Nigeria.

This sub-class of visa is Eligible and issued to:

  • A foreigner who wants to visit Nigeria for any purpose other than work.
  • A person from any country who wants to enter Nigeria to seek a visa appropriate to the purpose of their stay.
  • The purpose is other than to visit for a holiday, sightseeing, or recreation.

An Entry Visa only allows a person to enter for 30 days and If one wishes to extend their stay in Nigeria, they can apply for such an extension from the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs.


  • Regular Tourist Visa which usually takes 7days to 10days to process you will need to pay $35
  • Rush Nigerian Visa which usually takes less than 3 days to process you pay $100
  • Note: Diplomats and Government official do not need to pay for any visa in Nigeria
  • Not all offices may be available for processing - State of residence may affect process location option.

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The tourist visa is usually valid for a period of 3 months and granted on either single or multiple entry basis. .

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Processing Time[edit]

Nigeria Tourist visas are usually processed in 5 to 10 business days Rush or Emergency visa service may be available for additional fees.

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  • This visa is solely for the purpose of tourism.
  • You must send the actual passport.
  • The passport must have at least six (6) months validity remaining before expiration and has at least one complete blank visa page for the visa stamp.

Required Information[edit]

  • A valid passport which at least has 6 month validity
  • One Clear Coloured photo
  • Application letter to the passport ,Immigration and national Authority in the ministry of interior
  • Completed application form
  • Receipt of payment of $35 for Category a regular Visa.
  • Application letter to the Passport, immigration and national Authority
  • Completed application form
  • Police clearance in English
  • Signed CV of applicant

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Need for the Document[edit]

Tourism is a major part of Nigerian economy and for this reason, it is fairly easy to get this kind of a visa into the country. Nigerian visas are easily processed in the country's international airports, at the major ports and in all other entry points into the country.

The processing of visas at these entry points is done by the country's Passport immigration department in Abuja.

You can also get the tourist visa from all Nigerian consular missions and embassies abroad. There are also Travel agents and visa services providers in various countries who you can use to facilitate the process of getting the Nigerian visa from the Nigerian consulates. The duration of the visa depends on the purpose that the visa is being sort.

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