“Do I need a letter of invitation to visit Nigeria?” YES! If you need a visa to enter Nigeria, then you will also need a letter of invitation to visit Nigeria. The letter of invitation is a compulsory visa application requirement.
Here is how a typical invitation letter to Nigeria should look:
The letter is from your (supposed host) in Nigeria, be it a person or organization. The host has to clearly indicate in the letter acceptance of immigration responsibility.
Normally in the case of a personal invitation, the passport copy of the signatory must be attached to the letter. If however, it is a company or organization inviting you, the registration/incorporation certificate of the company must be attached, that is a document from the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC).
If you need an invitation letter to process a Nigerian visa, you can fill a short form on the Destinali website, to process an invitation letter for you. Or send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, making your request for invitation.
Essentially, the information required of you will be your proposed dates of visit (check-in and check-out) and a copy of your passport data page for verification purposes.
Optionally, if you like, you may also let us know your daily room budget so we can recommend and/or book a room on your behalf and send you a reservation confirmation. Note that a confirmation of reservation is also a Nigerian visa application requirement.
You can make room reservation on your own, however.
If you want a Nigerian visa on arrival, a flight itinerary (indicating return ticket) is equally required.