Do I Need an Invitation Letter to Visit Nigeria?
Yes. If you need a visa to enter Nigeria, then you very certainly also need a letter of invitation. A letter of invitation to Nigeria from a host is one of the Nigerian visa processing requirements.
To apply for a tourist or business visa, you will need to present an invitation letter from your host in Nigeria, be it an individual, company or organisation.
For an individual invitation letter, you will need the passport data page of the host as well. If it is a company or organisation inviting you, they must attach an incorporation certificate (CAC) to the letter of invitation.
Need an invitation letter to Nigeria? Here is how you can get one. Or you can quickly get a letter of invitation to Nigeria from us here.
It takes within 24 hours to get a letter of invitation from us. We charge a processing fee (from $50 – $100) depending on your nationality.
The letter will be addressed to and presented at the Nigerian embassy in your country of residence (where you are applying for the visa), alongside other visa processing requirements.
Visa processing fees vary too for different countries. Here are Nigerian visa fees for all countries.
Is a Visa on Arrival (VoA) an Option for You?
You will probably opt for a Nigerian visa on arrival if you can’t get a Nigerian visa at the embassy in your country of residence. Here are among the reasons many visitors prefer the Nigerian Visa on Arrival (VoA).
A visa on arrival is your best bet, especially if you are time constrained; it takes at most two days to get an approval letter (if you apply through us). We will require your flight itinerary and passport data page.
What we do is to process a visa on arrival approval from the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on your behalf and send you the approval documents within a day or two at most. The Visa on Arrival (VoA) approval letter will also be sent to the airline and immigration at the port of entry where you will get visa upon arrival at the airport. We charge a service fee which can be made here. Note that actual visa fee still applies.
If you need a visa to enter Nigeria, then you also need an invitation letter to process a Nigerian visa. You can get a letter of invitation from an individual, company or organisation in Nigeria. The letter of invitation must accompany the host’s passport or the company’s incorporation document.
A visa on arrival can be an option for you if you have an exigent need to travel and don’t have time to process a visa at the Nigerian embassy in your country of residence.
Want a letter of invitation or need help with processing a Nigerian Visa on Arrival (VoA) approval letter? Contact us.