One question tourists to Nigeria frequently ask us is: “What is the cost of visiting The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, Lagos – Nigeria?” What is the cost of visiting SCOAN?
How much does it really cost to visit SCOAN, Lagos – Nigeria?
This is usually not a straightforward question to answer as a lot of factors are involved. For instance, the costs of visiting from the United States will be significantly different from the costs of visiting from South Africa.
Similarly, the costs of one visiting from India will not be the same as another visiting from Namibia. Generally, the costs of invitation processing, hotel reservation and visa processing differ for different nationalities. Also airfares fluctuate with season and airlines, etc. In fact, even the costs of food at the hotel vary, depending on your preferences. So it is very difficult to precisely tell the cost of visiting Nigeria.
That not withstanding, we have put together the rough costs you should expect if you are visiting through us. Generally, expect to cover the following costs when planning a visit to Nigeria:
- Invitation processing ($50)
- Accommodation (from $20, $30, $40, $50, $60, $70 per night depending on your budget)
- Airport pick-up and drop-off ($50)
The first thing you’ll need if you’re planning a visit to Nigeria is an invitation letter.
The reason you need an invitation letter is because it is one of the Nigerian visa processing requirements.
We can send you a corporate invitation letter or a personal letter of invitation, as applicable at the Nigerian embassy in your country of residence.
The corporate invitation letter will come with our Certificate of Incorporation (CAC document), while the personal invitation letter requires the passport data page of the inviter.
Generally, invitation processing takes only 60 minutes to receive via your email or WhatsApp, and it costs just $50 per visitor.
To process an invitation for you though, we will require your passport details (or a copy of your passport data page) and proposed dates of visit.
Payment for invitation processing can be made here.
The next cost you should expect to foot when visiting Nigeria (SCOAN) is hotel accommodation/lodging.
Our rooms range from $20, $30, $40, $50, $60,$70, per day, etc depending on your budget.
If you get a letter of invitation, or visa on arrival from us, you my optionally tell us your daily room budget so we can make a reservation for you and send you a confirmation, alongside the invitation and visa approval letter.
We accept payment for accommodation and airport transfers on arrival. You will need the reservation confirmation alongside letter of invitation for visa processing.
Cost of accommodation depends on your budget. The exact amount you will spend on accommodation depends on the room you choose, multiplied by the number of nights you stay here.
For instance, let’s say you choose the $20 room and intend to spend 9 days in Nigeria; the cost of accommodation therefore will be $20 x 9 days = $180.
You will need a visa to enter Nigeria, unless you’re from West Africa and hold an ECOWAS passport. Or you’re from a country with special visa waiver agreement with Nigeria.
Nigerian visa fees differ for various nationalities. Sometimes a visa on arrival is preferred because it takes only two business days to process and get approval.
The visa on arrival program is easier, faster and sometimes cheaper. To qualify to travel and get a Nigerian visa on arrival at the port of entry, you MUST get the approval documents first. Here’s how to get a Nigerian visa on arrival approval within 48 hours.
You will also need to cover the cost of airport transfers (pick-up on arrival and drop-off at departure).
We have air-conditioned airport shuttle that operates 24/7 with security. We charge a total of $50 to cover for pick-up on arrival and drop-off at departure.
You can make this payment on arrival, and we will a copy of require your flight ticket so we can be at the airport at the right time to receive you. We will also need your recent photograph for ease of identification.
Flight prices (airline fares) constantly fluctuate and differ, depending on which country you’re flying from. You can search for flights, compare rates and get the best deals on airline tickets here.
The cost of food is something you’d almost certainly expect to cover for when visiting Nigeria.
But this should be the least to worry about as food is very affordable here.
Generally, food is cheaper here or more or less the same as you would have in your country.
A meal in the hotel costs from $3, and you can also get food in nearby eateries/restaurants from as little as $1, depending on your preferences.
Estimated Cost of Visiting SCOAN, LAGOS – Nigeria
Here is the rough estimate of what it might cost you to visit SCOAN, Lagos, Nigeria:
- Invitation and Visa Processing: from $247* (depending on your nationality). For most African nationals, the cost of invitation and visa processing is $247 only ($50 for invitation and $197 for visa processing). It is more or less for other nationalities.
- Accommodation: minimum of $20 per day
- Airport transfers (pick-up on arrival and drop-off at departure): $50
- Flight (round trip ticket): varies depending on lots of factors. You can search and compare flight prices here.
- Food: as a rule of thumb, budget as you would spend in your country on food, even though it is cheaper here comparatively.
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