Have you ever been to the Nigerian embassy or high commission in your country of residence for visa application? You must have been told that one of the mandatory requirements to be granted a Nigerian visa is a letter of invitation from a host in Nigeria.
So, what actually is a letter of invitation to Nigeria? How does it look like? What must it contain? Why is it even necessary or required? How can you get an invitation letter to Nigeria?
We answer all those questions and others in this post.
Sample Invitation Letter to Nigeria
Here is a sample letter of invitation to Nigeria:
Typically, that is how an invitation letter to Nigeria looks like. It contains the necessary information, as required by the Immigration and/or embassy of Nigeria/consulate/high commission.
A letter of invitation for visa application is usually from a host in Nigeria and addressed to the High Commission or Nigerian Embassy in the country where the applicant is applying for a visa.
In the case of a visa on arrival (VoA), the letter is addressed to the Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS).
Why Must You Get a Letter of Invitation?
Wonder why a letter of invitation is required for Nigerian visa application?
Well, the Immigration expect that an intending visitor should have a ‘host’ in Nigeria who will accept to bear full responsibility for the immigration rules and regulations on behalf of the visitor.
The host must state this clearly in the letter of invitation that he will take responsibility for the immigration rules and regulations throughout the visitor’s period of stay.
Additionally, the host is required to state in the letter the purpose of visit and stay duration. It is also required that the host states the visitor’s passport details and in some cases, the relationship between the host and visitor.
An invitation letter to Nigeria could be from an individual or a company/organization.
What Documents Must Accompany a Letter of Invitation?
A letter of invitation on its own is not valid or accepted for visa purposes, unless it is accompanied by other required documents.
Two of these such vital documents are:
- International passport copy of the host
- CAC certificate (Certificate of Incorporation) of the host.
When the host is an individual, only the passport data page is required with the letter of invitation. The passport must however have six months validity left.
In the case of a company invitation, the CAC document (certificate of incorporation) is also required.
These are the required documents that validate a letter of invitation. Without these, the embassy/consulate will not honour the invitation letter, and will not grant you a visa.
What are the requirements for getting an invitation letter to Nigeria?
Normally, we will require your proposed or intended dates of visit and passport details (a copy of your passport data page) before processing an invitation for you.
This is because the invitation has to bear your exact passport information, otherwise it will be rejected by the embassy/high commission or immigration.
How to Get An Invitation Letter to Nigeria
We have made it easier than ever to get an invitation to Nigeria. You can get an invitation letter to Nigeria within 60 minutes from us, Destinali.
The process is easy, fast and for only $50. Get a letter of invitation to Nigeria from us easily in three easy steps:
- Send us your intended dates of visit, purpose of your visit and passport data page via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or WhatsApp: +2349029850280.
- Pay a $50 processing fee.
- Receive your invitation via email or WhatsApp in less than 60 minutes.
Generally, the above sample letter of invitation (alongside the host passport copy or CAC certificate) is accepted by most Nigerian Consulates or High Commissions.
However, some consulates/high commission require a specific format. And we know exactly what every embassy, high commission or consulate requires and how they want the invitation presented.
Some high commissions will even require additional documents like the host’s driving license.
We know all these. That is why we have a perfect record when it comes to Nigerian visa invitation processing.
Another reason most people prefer to get invitation from us is because we will guide you through the visa process and support you until you get the visa.
Need further information or help getting a letter of invitation to Nigeria with valid host documents? Get in touch with us now.