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Immigration

Application Procedure / How to apply for Transit Visa

Transit Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.
Foreign Travelers wishing to enter Nigeria for onward destination outside the country.
Requirements

On Arrival

Passport valid for not less than 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph.
Confirmed ticket of connecting flight within 48hrs
Evidence of sufficient funds
At Nigerian Missions

Passport valid for not less than 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph.
Confirmed ticket to destination outside Nigeria.
Evidence of sufficient funds.
Validity

48hrs for Transit Visa obtained on Arrival
7 days Maximum period of stay for Transit Visa obtained at the Nigerian Mission.
Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

How to apply

On Arrival at International Airport in Nigeria.
Submit request for Transit Visa
Make payment online
OR

At the Nigerian Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates through the following procedure:
Step 1: Apply online. Complete the online visa application here and print completed form.

Step 2: Pay online here and print payment receipt.

Step 3: Affix 2 passport sized (35/40mm) photographs on white background to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements and submit through any of the following:

Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
In person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
Note: Applicant may be invited for interview if necessary.

Timeline

2 – 3 working days from receipt of application
Fees

See table of fees here.

Note: Gratis if arrived on board a Nigerian Carrier.
*Decision on applications shall be communicated through applicant’s email, postal address or telephone number(s) supplied on the application form.
Application Procedure / How to apply for Tourist Visa

Eligibility

Tourist Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

Categories:

Foreign Travellers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.
Foreign Travellers who wish to visit family and friends.
Requirements

For the purpose of Tourism.
Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
Valid return ticket.
Evidence of sufficient funds.
Evidence of Hotel Reservation.
To visit family and friends.
Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
Valid return ticket.
Evidence of sufficient funds
Address of host in Nigeria or Evidence of hotel reservation.
Invitation letter from host in Nigeria.
Validity

Valid for 90 days

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

How to apply

Step 1:

Apply online.

Complete the online visa application here and print completed form.

Step 2:

Pay online here and print payment receipt.

Step 3:

Affix 2 passport sized photographs to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements and submit through any of the following:

Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
In person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
Note: Applicant may be invited for interview if necessary.

Timeline

2 – 3 working days from receipt of application.

Fees

See table of fees here.

Application Procedure / How to apply for Business Visa

Obtainable at Nigerian Missions, except for special cases where Visa is issued on Arrival in Nigeria (See VoA)

Business Visa is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

Eligibility

Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Meeting, Conference, Seminar, Contract Negotiation, Marketing, Sales, Purchase distribution of Nigerian Goods, Trade Fairs, Job Interviews, Training of Nigerians (Humanitarian Services), Emergency/Relief work, Crew members, Staff of NGOs, Staff of INGOs, Researchers, Musical Concerts.

Requirements

Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph.
Return ticket.
Evidence of sufficient funds.
Evidence of Hotel Reservation/host address in Nigeria.
Validity

Validity of stay is 90 days (not extendable)

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

How to apply

Step 1:

Apply online

Complete the online visa application here and print completed form.

Step 2:

Pay online here and print payment receipt.

Step 3:

Affix 2 passport sized photographs to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements and submit through any of the following:

Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
In person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
Note: Applicant may be invited for interview if necessary.

Timeline

2 – 3 working days from receipt of application.

Fees

See table of fees here.

Application Procedure / How to apply for Temporary Work Permit (TWP)

Eligibility

Experts invited by Corporate Bodies to provide specialized skilled services, such as after sales Installation /Commissioning/ Upgrading/Maintenance/Repairs of equipment and machinery, Training /capacity building for Nigerian staff, Audit of machinery/ equipment and financial records

Requirements for Temporary Work Permit

Visa approval Letter (pre-approved visa letter) valid for 90 days from the date of issuance
Passport with 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages for visa endorsement
2 passport sized photographs (35/40mm) on a white background taken within the last 6 months.
Duly completed Visa Form IMM22
Evidence of payment of Visa fee
Validity

90 Days

NB: Applicant(s) can be invited for interview

How to Apply

Step 1:

Corporate Body in Nigeria files a formal request to the CGI on your behalf stating the following:
Name of visitor
Passport number
Nationality
Purpose and duration of visit
Mission where Visa is to be issued
Acceptance of Immigration Responsibility
2. The application shall be attached with the following documents in support of the application:

Company profile*
Certificate of Incorporation*
CAC 2 & 7*
Copy of Data page of the Expatriate’s Passport
Evidence of existing contract or purchase / importation of machinery or equipment
Any other relevant document
Application for TWP can also be submitted via this email address: oa@nigeriaimmigration.gov.ng

NB: In the case of TWP, approval will be forwarded to the Mission receiving the application.

*These requirements are for first time applications only.

Step 2:

Pay online here and print payment receipt.

NB: Successful online payment is NOT AN APPROVAL for TWP

Step 3:

Affix 2 passport sized photographs to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements and submit through any of the following:

Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
In person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident.
Timeline for CGI’s approval

Maximum of 48 hrs from receipt of application.

Fees

See table of fees here

Application Procedure / How to apply for STR

Eligibility

Expatriate employees of Companies and their dependants
Expatriate Technical officials of Missions
Foreign Students
Missionaries / Clerics and their dependants
Research Fellows
Expatriate Staff of Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and their dependants
Expatriate Staff of International Non Governmental Organisations (INGOs) and their dependants
Government Officials (GOs) and their dependants
Expatriates employed by companies operating in Free Zones and their dependants
Requirements

For Principal

Formal application for STR Visa from the Employer / Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
Valid Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity and at least 2 blank pages for visa endorsement
2 passport sized photographs (35/40mm) taken within the last 6 months on white background
Duly completed Visa Form IMM22
Expatriate Quota Approval *
Evidence of financial support
Letters of Offer of Appointment and Acceptance of Offer
Educational qualifications and Curriculum Vitae
Extract of Board Resolution**
Note:

Persons exempted from Quota: Expatriates of companies operating in the Free Zones, Foreign Students, Expatriate Technical Officials of Missions, Expatriates of International Non Governmental Organizations (INGO) and Government Officials
** Applicable to CEOs, MDs and GMs of Companies
Important: Application for STR Visa should be made at Country of Residence
For Dependents

Evidence of Regularization of Principal*
Marriage Certificate of Spouse
Birth certificate for children confirming nexus
Note: Applicant(s) may be invited for interview

Validity

90 Days

NB: Applicant(s) can be invited for interview

How to Apply

Step 1:

Apply online and complete the online visa application form IMM22 and print two (2) copies of the completed form.
Step 2:

Make online payment here and print your payment receipt.

NB: Successful online payment is NOT AN APPROVAL for STR

Step 3:

Affix 2 passport sized photographs to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements and submit through any of the following:

Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
In person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident.
Timeline

Maximum of seven (7) days from receipt of application.

Fees

See table of fees here

Application Procedure / How to apply for Diplomatic Visa

Eligibility

Visiting Heads of States and their families
Top officials of Government and their families
Accredited Diplomats and their families
Holders of United Nations / International Agencies Diplomatic Passport and Laisser Passez
Requirements

Diplomatic, Official or Standard (for dependants of Diplomats) passports valid for not less than six (6) months with at least two blank visa pages for endorsement.
Two (2) recent passport-sized (35/40mm) photograph
Note Verbale from Foreign Ministry of applicant’s home country or appropriate International Organization.
Validity

Valid for 90 days

How to Apply for Diplomatic Visa

Step 1: Apply online and complete the online visa application form IMM22 and print two (2) copies of the completed form.

Step 2: Make online payment here and print your payment receipt.

NB: Successful online payment is NOT AN APPROVAL for Diplomatic Visa

Step 3: Affix 2 passport sized photographs to completed Visa Form IMM22, along with the other requirements and submit through any of the following:

Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
In person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident.
Timeline

2-3 working days from receipt of application.

Fees

Requirements for obtaining Standard Passport

The standard passport can be obtained with any of the following reasons:

  • Fresh (First) Application

  • Re-Issuance of Passport

Fresh Passport Application Requirements

  • Citizenship by Birth
  • Citizenship by Naturalization
  • Citizenship by Registration

Adult (18 years and above)

  1. Letter of identification from Local Government/State of origin or residence or National Identity Card OR Letter of introduction for employees of government as a Nigerian citizen stating Service Number, Length of Service and Designation/Rank. The letter must be accompanied with a valid staff identity card;
  2. Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs (passport photographs endorsed at the back by the Guarantor);
  3. Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed by a Commissioner for Oaths attached with Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor;
  4. Marriage certificate, where applicable;
  5. Birth Certificate (certificate issued by the National Population Commission shall be required from applicants whose date of birth is with effect from Dec 1992) or Age Declaration attached with one passport-sized photograph and duly endorsed by a Commissioner for Oaths
  6. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

Minor (under 18 years of age)

  1. Completed passport application form attached with 1 passport sized photograph of minor to be endorsed on the reverse side by the consenting parent/s;
  2. Evidence of Nigerian citizenship of parent/s;
  3. Birth certificate (certificate must be issued by the National Population Commission for minors born within Nigeria);
  4. Letter of consent from both parents (Court Order to support a parent’s unavailability);
  5. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment;

Court Order and Letter of approval from State Ministry of Women and Child Development (This Requirement is strictly for adopted child)

Citizenship by Naturalization

  1. Certificate of Naturalization duly issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
  2. Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs (passport photographs endorsed at the back by the Guarantor)
  3. Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed by a Commissioner for Oaths attached with Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor
  4. Marriage certificate where applicable
  5. Birth Certificate or data page of previous passport as evidence of age
  6. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment

Citizenship by Registration

  1. Certificate of Registration duly issued by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria;
  2. Completed passport application form and 2 passport sized photographs (passport photographs endorsed at the back by the Guarantor);
  3. Completed Guarantors’ form duly signed by a Commissioner for Oaths attached with Photocopy of Data page of Guarantor’s Nigerian ePassport; and one passport sized photograph of the Guarantor;
  4. Marriage certificate where applicable;
  5. Birth Certificate or data page of previous passport as evidence of age;
  6. Acknowledgement slip and evidence of payment.
Re-Issuance of Passport

Expired Validity

  • Application Letter;
  • Passport Booklet;
  • Photocopy of Data Page of Passport;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and Evidence of Payment

Unexpired Validity

  • Application Letter;
  • Passport Booklet;
  • If Validity is more than Six (6) Months, Applicant should state reason(s);
  • Photocopy of Data Page of Passport;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and Evidence of Payment.
  • Application Letter;
  • Passport Booklet;
  • Photocopies of Data Page;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and Evidence of Payment.
  • Application Letter stating circumstances of Damage;
  • Damaged Passport Booklet;
  • Photocopies of Data Page;
  • Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of damaged passport deposed to by applicant;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and Evidence of Payment.
  • Application Letter stating circumstances/place of loss;
  • Extract of Police Report of Lost Passport;
  • In case of loss due to fire outbreak, Fire Service Report is mandatory;
  • Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of lost passport deposed to by applicant and applicant’s passport photo attached;
  • Acknowledgement Slip and evidence of payment.

*NB: Where a passport was declared lost and reissued, if recovered, the holder shall immediately notify the Nigeria Immigration Service of recovery and submit passport for cancellation.

Married

  1. Application Letter;
  2. Copy of Marriage Certificate or Declaration of Marriage;
  3. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of Change of Name deposed to by Applicant;
  4. Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of Name (21 days after publication);
  5. Statutory evidence of change of name (if resident outside Nigeria in lieu of iii and iv);
  6. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page of Passport;
  7. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment;

Divorced

  1. Application Letter
  2. Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute or Declaration of Divorce
  3. Evidence of Maiden Name
  4. In case of Re-marriage, Certificate of Marriage with Current Spouse
  5. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of Change of Name deposed to by Applicant;
  6. Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of Name (21 days after publication)
  7. Statutory evidence of change of name (if resident outside Nigeria in lieu of v and vi)
  8. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page of passport.
  9. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment

Widowed

  1. Application Letter;
  2. Certificate of Death of spouse from National Population Commission (NPC);
  3. Evidence of Maiden Name;
  4. In case of Re-marriage, Certificate of Marriage with Current Spouse;
  5. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of Change of Name deposed to by Applicant;
  6. Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of Name (21 days after publication);
  7. Statutory evidence of change of name (if resident outside Nigeria in lieu of v and vi);
  8. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page of passport;
  9. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment.

Due to Correction of Error(s)

  1. Application Letter stating reason(s) for change;
  2. If more than one [1] alphabet, attach evidence of payment of non-refundable Administrative Charge of N30,000.00 only;
  3. Previous documentary evidences to support request;
  4. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of correction of error, deposed to by Applicant;
  5. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page;
  6. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment of passport fees if application is approved;

Others

  • Replacement of names
  • Addition of names
  • Deletion of names
  • Rearrangement of names
  1. Application Letter stating reasons for the request and attached with evidence of payment of non-refundable Administrative Charge of N30,000.00 only
  2. Previous documentary evidences to support request
  3. Sworn Affidavit from a Magistrate or High Court of Change of Name deposed to by Applicant with passport sized photograph attached
  4. Copy of Newspaper Publication of Change of name 21 days after the publication
  5. Passport Booklet and Copy of Data Page of passport
  6. Acknowledgement Slip & Evidence of Payment of passport fees if application is approved
 
Passport Application (How to Apply)
  1. Complete passport application form online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference Number. (Click here for payment instructions)
  2. Print out Guarantor’s form (using Application ID and Reference number) to be signed by a guarantor and commissioner of oath in a competent court (click here for guarantor’s requirement and form download)
  3. Submit completed passport application form with other requirements in person at passport office selected during online payment process for further processing.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing.

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Note: Applicants are require to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old

    1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
    2. Submit application letter with other requirements at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters Abuja
    3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

    Note: Applicants are require to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  1. Complete passport application online, make payment and obtain Application ID and Reference. (Click here for payment instructions).
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the passport office chosen during online application.
  3. Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  1. Complete passport application online and pay non refundable administrative charge. (1 alphabet correction and re-arrangement of names attracts no administrative charge)
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja for further processing
  3. Nigerians in Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  4. After approval, proceed to pay online for passport booklet (click here to proceed to online payment)

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.

  • Replacement of name(s)
  • Addition of name(s)
  • Deletion of name(s)
  • Rearrangement of name(s)
  1. Complete passport application online and pay non refundable administrative charge.
  2. Submit application letter with other requirements in person at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja for further processing
    • Nigerians in the Diaspora are to submit application at the nearest Nigeria Embassy/High Commission or Consulate.
  3. After approval, proceed to pay online for passport booklet (click here to proceed to online payment)

Note: Applicants are required to appear at chosen Immigration Office for photograph and biometric data capturing if current passport is more than six (6) months old.