If you are a Kenyan citizen planning to visit Nigeria, you can no longer apply for a tourist visa at the Nigerian High Commission in Kenya. The embassy advises instead that you get a visa on arrival:
“This is to inform all visa applicants that starting from 12th of February 2020, all Kenyan passport holders visiting Nigeria for tourism, visiting and business should apply for visa on arrival. The following can get their visa at the High Commission: Subject to Regularization (STR), Temporary Work Permit (TWP), Foreigner with Kenya Resident Permit, Government Officials and Diplomatic Community. Visa processing takes 3-5 working days. Application days: Monday and Wednesday, 10am – 12.30pm.”
Don’t worry though, the Nigerian visa on arrival process for Kenyan citizens is easier, faster and guaranteed if you have the required visa documents.
In case you are wondering…
What is a Nigerian Visa on Arrival Program and How Does it Work?
The Nigerian visa on arrival program is an e-visa process which lets African nationals and citizens of other countries to apply for a Nigerian tourist or business visa completely online and get an approval in less than two working days.
With this visa on arrival approval (which is sent to you via email after paying the visa fees), you can then travel to Nigeria and be issued the visa at the airport.
So, what are the Nigerian visa on arrival requirements for Kenyan passport holders?
Nigeria Visa on Arrival Requirements (for Kenyan Citizens)
It is important to stress that before you can get a Nigerian Visa on Arrival, you must have the following documents:
- A valid international passport or travel document, which should not expire over the next six months. You will be required to upload the data page of your passport (alongside other documents).
- Recent passport photograph
- A round trip flight itinerary
- Letter of application (self introduction) for visa on arrival
- Letter of invitation from a host in Nigeria
- CAC certificate of host company (in case of business visa). CAC certificate is not required for a tourist visa.
Once you upload all required documents correctly on the Nigeria visa on arrival application portal and pay the visa fees, your application will be approved within hours or two days at most.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
To get a Nigerian tourist/visitor or business visa in Kenya, you don’t necessarily need to visit the Nigerian High Commission, you can apply for a visa on arrival online and get an approval in less than 48 hours. However, you must have the following documents: valid international passport, recent passport photo, flight itinerary, letter of application/self-introduction and letter of invitation to Nigeria.
If you have all required documents, you can proceed to the Nigerian Immigration portal and submit your application online.
You can get a letter of invitation to Nigeria from us in 60 minutes. After getting your invitation and host passport copy (or CAC certificate), you can then apply for a visa on arrival.
It takes a maximum of two working days to get a Nigerian visa on arrival approval after submitting an application and paying the visa fees.
The official cost for getting a Nigerian visa on arrival for Kenyan passport holders is $135. This amount includes $25 visa fee, $20 transaction fee and $90 biometrics fee.
Nigerian visa on arrival is valid for 30 days, though it can be extended for up to six months maximum.
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