How to Apply for a Nigeria Visa in 2023
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How to Apply for a Nigeria Visa for International Applicants

Are you a citizen of any of the African countries, or from another continent of the world such as America, United Kingdom, Antarctica, Europe, Asia, or Northern America, and want to travel to Nigeria, but don’t know how to apply for the visa? If your answer is yes, then don’t worry yourself anymore we have answers to your problems.

Applying for a visa can be quite difficult if you don’t know the right procedure to follow and the rules you need to follow too. But if you are in the category of those who want to travel to Nigeria but don’t know how to apply for a visa, let us now tell you the requirements you need to have and what to do to apply for your visa successfully.

However, read this article diligently so that you will be able to understand the processes very well. We will enlighten you on you can apply for the visa, including the procedures, requirements for acquiring the Nigerian visa, and the fees to be paid. And hope you do know that applying for a visa is not free.

How to Apply for a Nigeria Visa in 2023

About Nigeria

Nigeria is the black largest and most populated country in the entire African continent. It is a land that is richly blessed with bountiful natural resources. However, in this article, we will be looking at how you can apply for a Nigeria visa.

Every nation in the whole continent of the world has visas for foreign visitors, and Nigeria as a country is not an exemption. However, a Nigerian visa is an on-air travel document issued by the Nigerian government to foreign nationals who visit the country for contracts, business, and other concerns.

Nigeria Online Visa Entry Procedure:

  • Login to the Nigeria Immigration official Portal
  • Search and click on the appropriate application form to fill and complete the application process:
  • Entry Visa or for the Freezone Application Form
  •  Completely fill out the application form; then check on the I accept full responsibility for the information provided in this form 
  • Click on Submit Application tab, the applicant details page will be displayed
  • Then click on proceed to online payment
  • After that click again to select the type of payment currency Pay in Dollars option
  • Finally, click on the continue tab

Document Requirements for Nigeria Visa

Tourist/Visitor Visa Requirements:

  1. At least 6 months’ passport
  2. Must complete your visa application form
  3. Present two recent passport-size photographs
  4. An invitation letter from a company/host in Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility is needed
  5. Evidence of sufficient funds by visitors or tourists is to be shown
  6. Must show Visa Payment Receipt and Visa Acknowledgement Receipt at the Nigeria Immigration Service 

Subject to Regularization (STR):

  1. At least 6 months’ passport
  2. Must have a completely filled visa form in quadruplicate with four recent passport photographs
  3. Must collect from the Ministry of Interior four copies of the letter of Expatriate Quota Approval 
  4. Must collect from a relevant official of the Nigerian High Commission/Embassy, four copies of well-vatted credentials, certificates, and curriculum vitae, (English Certified translated copy where applicable)
  5. Must also have four copies of the offer Letter of Employment
  6. Should have four copies of the Letter of Acceptance of employment, signed by expatriate
  7. Must show Visa Payment Receipt and Visa Acknowledgement Receipt at the Nigeria Immigration

Business Visa Requirements to Nigeria

Those who are self-sponsored businessmen, are expected to show evidence of sufficient funds, but may not require a Letter of invitation.

Temporary Work Permit (TWP) Requirements:

  1. At least 6 months’ passport
  2. Visitors must have a printed copy of the completed application form
  3. Must have two recent passport-size photographs
  4. Must have a copy of the letter of Approval from the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service

Application of Nigeria Visa Via Atlys

Alternatively, you can also apply for a Nigeria visa via Atlys

Step 1: Download the Atly app

Step 2; Choose your country of destination

Step 3: then completely fill out the application form

Step 4: Upload your trailing required documents

Step 5: make your visa payment

Step 6: then submit your visa application

NOTE: The Atly has a special feature that enables you to scan your documents and automatically upload them. Please ensure your crosscheck your details.

Making Payment for Your Visa

After you have provided all the information that is needed for the application of your visa, you have to make the necessary payment for the visa. I hope you know that applying for Nigeria visa is not for free.

So, therefore, the application fee is 160 dollars, while the biometric appointment fee is about 30 to 90 dollars circumstantially. 

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After you have applied for your Nigeria visa, it will take complete 6 working days before the visa will be ready. But sometimes, some people can also get their own after 2 working days, all depending on the circumstances surrounding the visa application.

Length of Stay with Your Visa

Your visa allows you to stay in Nigeria for a maximum of 30 working days. should also note that the visa is valid for 14 days from the day of issuance. 

When you have finished providing all the details and the visa requirements, and making your payment, you can then go to the Nigeria Immigration Service office and collect your visa after the due period of it processing, which is 6 working days.


To all of you who wanted to know how you can apply for a Nigerian visa, we have outlined all the requirements, and procedures, for acquiring the visa. Applying for a visa can be quite easy since you now know the right procedure to follow to apply for it successfully.

I want to say congratulation to you because we have been able to spell out all the necessary information that will help you to apply for your visa. All the how, the what, the when and the where questions have all been answered for you. I do believe that the article was of immense help to you. And I believe that you can now apply for your visa conveniently, either from the comfort of your home or office, having read through this piece carefully.

NOTE: For you to have a successful visa application, please ensure that you follow the steps we have outlined for you, and applying for a visa will be very simple. And please drop us your comments and contributions.

Amos Nya
Amos Nya is a Digital (SEO) Content Developer at Legit School Info is a team of Resource academicians and Consultants led by John Akpan. However, If you need personal assistance on this topic, kindly contact us.

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