The duration for getting a Nigerian visa depends on the embassy in your resident country. Generally, it takes from 5 working days and up to 3 weeks to get a Nigerian visa, all things being equal.
In some cases it could even take longer to get a Nigerian visa, depending on various factors and circumstances.
It is also possible to get a Nigerian visa within a day or two at most!
Nigeria Visa in 48 Hours!
The fastest way to get a Nigerian visa is to apply for a visa on arrival (VoA). Yes, you can get a Nigerian visa on arrival.
If you have the requirements and do the needful, you can get a Nigerian visa on arrival (VoA) approval within one to two business days.
With a visa on arrival (which is sort of an e-visa), you don’t need a visit to the embassy. You only need to fill an online application, upload all required documents correctly, pay the visa fee and then wait for an approval letter from the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service.
But before you apply for Nigerian visa on arrival, you will require the following documents:
Getting a Nigerian Visa at the Embassy
Applying for a Nigerian visa at the embassy in your resident country takes way longer than getting a visa on arrival.
To apply for a visa to Nigeria at the embassy, you will need to meet the following requirements:
The letter of invitation from a host in Nigeria must come with a valid Nigerian passport of the signatory (in case of an individual).
If however it is a company inviting you (such as Destinali), the letter must be accompanied by the company’s certificate of incorporation (CAC document).
If you have the visa requirements (with a Nigerian visa invitation letter), here is how you can apply for a Nigerian visa:
- Fill the online application form on the Nigerian Immigration website. After completion of application, print out the completed form and sign on it.
- Proceed with payment of the visa fee (online) and print out the payment receipt.
- Attach 2 passport sized photographs to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements (letter of invitation, reservation confirmation, etc.) and submit to the Nigerian High Commission/Embassy/Consulate.
You can find Nigerian embassies/high commissions for all countries with their addresses and contacts here.
After submitting your application, you may be invited for a visa interview within a few days, after which you should get your visa.
Nigerian visa is valid for 90 days (three months).
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