Thinking of traveling to Nigeria from the United States and don’t know what is required? Well, here is a quick summary of what you need to make the trip to Nigeria.
What You Need to Travel to Nigeria from the United States
So, first things first. You need a valid international passport. Your passport should have a minimum of six months validity left; that is must not expire in the next six months.
Without a valid international passport, you won’t be able get the other requirements and travel to Nigeria.
Second, you need a letter of invitation from a host in Nigeria. An invitation is proof that you have friends, relatives or business connection in Nigeria. Your host is expected to write and undertake to bear all immigration responsibilities for the period of your stay in Nigeria.
A host sending you the invitation could be an individual or a registered company in Nigeria. The invitation must be sent with the host’s passport copy (for an individual) or certificate of incorporation (for a company/organization).
If you have friends, relatives or a business in Nigeria with the necessary paperwork, you may request an invitation from them. Otherwise, you can easily get an invitation from Destinali in less than an hour.
The third thing to sort out is accommodation. You need to show proof of accommodation along with the invitation and other documents to be able to get a visa to Nigeria.
If you got your invitation letter from family or friends, they may state in the letter where you will be staying.
Alternatively, book a hotel and get a reservation confirmation. You can search and compare hotels, read guest reviews, and make reservation here.
Next, get a visa to Nigeria. Yes, US citizens require visa to enter Nigeria. There are two possible ways you can get a visa to Nigeria from the United States of America (USA) – at the Nigerian consulate in the US or on arrival at the airport in Nigeria.
Here’s how to apply for and get a Nigerian visa in the United States. If getting a visa at the embassy is a bit hectic for you, you can apply for a Nigeria visa on arrival and here is how.
If you go with the visa on arrival option, you can get everything sorted out within a day or two at most and get clearance to travel to Nigeria. The best thing is everything is done completely online and without any visit to the embassy.
And lastly, you need to book a flight to Nigeria.
A round trip flight itinerary is a requirement for Nigeria visa on arrival.
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