Important Information

Christmas Opening Hours
The Embassy is closed for collections on the 24th and 31st December.

Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Nigeria Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Fees Summary

    Listed below is a breakdown of all potential fees charged by the Nigeria Embassy which will be detailed on your final invoice:


    Nigeria consular admin fee: From £20.00 to £100.00 (Plus mandatory 12.5% charge for postal order payment)

    Nigeria Visa Application Centre fee: From £60.00 + vat to £150.00 + vat

    Nigeria online Consular fee: From $0 to $2360 (Plus $20 online transaction fee)

    VisaExpress Form fill and/or online payment fee: £55.00 + vat

    VisaExpress handling fee (Variable depending on services requested)


    A definitive list of visa fees can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the following URL link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Be at least six months old. Applicants holding a passport issued less than six months ago must also provide their previous passport
    • Have two blank facing visa pages
    • Be valid for at least one year beyond date of entry to Nigeria

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    A letter of introduction from the applicant's UK employer. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the High Commission
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Specify the purpose of journey as business discussions only
    • Specify the exact nature of the business discussions which must include all topics on the agenda
    • Specify who is attending
    • Specify the exact duration of the business meetings
    • Include the name of the organisation(s) to be visited
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Include an acceptance of financial and immigration responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor or the company's HR department

    A sample Business Introduction Letter can be found within the VisaExpress Application Pack

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the High Commission
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include an acceptance of immigration responsibility for the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey as business discussions only
    • Specify the exact nature of the business discussions which must include all topics on the agenda
    • Specify who is attending
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Be signed by the inviting party

  6. Visa Application Form

    The Nigeria High Commission has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form. The visa appointment and application form must be completed online and then printed. When completing the online application form, the visa fee must be paid for at the time using a credit or debit card which is compatible with the "Verified by Visa" process. The Consulate will not accept visa applications and documentation where the online form has not been completed and the online payment has not been made.


    In order to fulfil this particular requirement, the applicant has two options:


    1. The Applicant can complete the online process themselves

    To do this, please use the URL link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/ and follow the instructions.

    Please ensure that once the form has been completed, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack:

    • The "Visa Acknowledgment Slip"
    • The "Visa Payment Slip"
    • The fully completed six page Visa Application Form


    2. VisaExpress completes the process on the applicant's behalf

    VisaExpress can assist the traveller in completing the online application form and/or payment as a Premium Service at a cost of £55. In order to facilitate this, please complete the VisaExpress Nigeria Questionnaire which can be found within the VisaExpress Application Pack. All questions must be answered including supplying a valid phone number for the applicant as they are mandatory fields on the Nigerian High Commission website.


    Online application form fill requests must be received at VisaExpress before 14.00 hours the day prior to lodging. Once VisaExpress have completed your online application we will email it to you for your signature. A copy of your signature is accepted which may be scanned and emailed back to us.

  7. VisaExpress Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the VisaExpress website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.


    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed VisaExpress Visa Order Form which can be found in the VisaExpress Application Pack should be submitted.


    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  8. Multiple Entry Applicants

    Applicants requesting a multiple entry visa must satisfy the following conditions.

    • If applying for a six month multiple entry visa - have held at least two previous and used single entry Nigerian visas issued by the High Commission in London
    • If applying for a one year multiple entry visa - have held at least one previous and used multiple entry Nigerian visa issued by the High Commission in London


    Multiple Entry Applicants must supply a current or expired passport that was used for previous travel to Nigeria. Only previous visas that have been used will be considered. Please note that should applicants applying for a multiple visa not satisfy the above conditions, the Nigeria High Commission may issue a single entry visa but at the cost of a multiple. The High Commission's decision will be final and cannot be contested by VisaExpress

  9. Repeat Visitors

    Repeat visitors must supply any current or expired passport that was used for previous travel to Nigeria

  10. Visa Conditions

    When applying for a Nigerian visa, it is extremely important that the information supplied in all supporting documentation is consistent with that submitted on the online application. Failure to do this will result in the application being rejected. In these instances, the online application process will need to be completed again with all previous payments being non-refundable.


    Business Visas are only issued where the purpose of the trip is to attend business discussions only. This information should be consistent within the:

    • Online Application where it asks for the purpose of your trip
    • Business Introduction Letter
    • Invitation Letter


    Any activity stated outside "Business Discussions" will result in the High Commission deciding that a Temporary Work Permit is required. Where a decision cannot be reached, the applicant will be requested to attend a mandatory interview at the High Commission in London to discuss their application

    OR

    They must instead submit documentation for a Temporary Work Permit

Important Information

Christmas Opening Hours
The Embassy is closed for collections on the 24th and 31st December.

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Nigeria Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Fees Summary

    Listed below is a breakdown of all potential fees charged by the Nigeria Embassy which will be detailed on your final invoice:


    Nigeria consular admin fee: From £20.00 to £100.00 (Plus mandatory 12.5% charge for postal order payment)

    Nigeria Visa Application Centre fee: From £60.00 + vat to £150.00 + vat

    Nigeria online Consular fee: From $0 to $2360 (Plus $20 online transaction fee)

    VisaExpress Form fill and/or online payment fee: £55.00 + vat

    VisaExpress handling fee (Variable depending on services requested)


    A definitive list of visa fees can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the following URL link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Be at least six months old. Applicants holding a passport issued less than six months ago must also provide their previous passport
    • Have at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for at least one year beyond date of entry to Nigeria

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Letter of Introduction

    An original letter of introduction from the applicant. This must:

    • Be addressed to the Embassy
    • Explain in detail the exact purpose of trip

  5. Proof of Employment

    An original letter of employment from the applicant's UK employer. Students must submit a letter with similar content from their school/college/university. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the High Commission
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include an acceptance of immigration responsibility for the applicant
    • Include the start date and position held in the company
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected date of leave and return to work date
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor/tutor

  6. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as a copy of a recent non-online current account bank statement showing a minimum credit balance of at least £500.00

  7. Letter of Invitation

    An original letter of invitation from the applicant's host. This letter must:

    • Include the full address and contact details of the host
    • Specify the purpose and duration of stay
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the applicant's host
    • Be supplied by a Nigerian passport holder

    If the inviting party is not a Nigerian passport holder then the invitation must be from the host's employer stating they are employed with said company and will be inviting the applicant over with the exact dates of stay quoted

  8. Proof of Immigration status of Host

    This must be provided as a copy of the information page(s) of the host's valid passport including their residency stamp valid at least six months where applicable

  9. Visa Application Form

    The Nigeria High Commission has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form. The visa appointment and application form must be completed online and then printed. When completing the online application form, the visa fee must be paid for at the time using a credit or debit card which is compatible with the "Verified by Visa" process. The Consulate will not accept visa applications and documentation where the online form has not been completed and the online payment has not been made.


    In order to fulfil this particular requirement, the applicant has two options:


    1. The Applicant can complete the online process themselves

    To do this, please use the URL link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/ and follow the instructions.

    Please ensure that once the form has been completed, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack:

    • The "Visa Acknowledgment Slip"
    • The "Visa Payment Slip"
    • The fully completed six page Visa Application Form


    2. VisaExpress completes the process on the applicant's behalf

    VisaExpress can assist the traveller in completing the online application form and/or payment as a Premium Service at a cost of £55. In order to facilitate this, please complete the VisaExpress Nigeria Questionnaire which can be found within the VisaExpress Application Pack. All questions must be answered including supplying a valid phone number for the applicant as they are mandatory fields on the Nigerian High Commission website.


    Online application form fill requests must be received at VisaExpress before 14.00 hours the day prior to lodging. Once VisaExpress have completed your online application we will email it to you for your signature. A copy of your signature is accepted which may be scanned and emailed back to us.

  10. VisaExpress Order Confirmation

    For orders placed on the VisaExpress website, a copy of the Online Order Confirmation which is sent to you via email, must be submitted.


    For all other orders, and where applicable, a completed VisaExpress Visa Order Form which can be found in the VisaExpress Application Pack should be submitted.


    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  11. Repeat Visitors

    Repeat visitors must supply any current or expired passport that was used for previous travel to Nigeria

  12. Visa Conditions

    When applying for a Nigerian visa, it is extremely important that the information supplied in all supporting documentation is consistent with that submitted on the online application. Failure to do this will result in the application being rejected. In these instances, online payments are non-refundable.

  13. Minors

    Children Under the Age of 18

    • Copy of long birth certificate must be supplied
    • Copy of the information page of both parents passports
    • Letter of consent signed by both parents

  14. Proof of Relationship

    Applicants travelling to visit a spouse/child must provide a copy of the marriage/birth certificate of spouse/child

  15. Multiple Entry Applicants

    Applicants requesting a multiple entry visa must satisfy the following conditions.

    • If applying for a six month multiple entry visa - have held at least two previous and used single entry Nigerian visas issued by the High Commission in London
    • If applying for a one year multiple entry visa - have held at least one previous and used multiple entry Nigerian visa issued by the High Commission in London


    Multiple Entry Applicants must supply a current or expired passport that was used for previous travel to Nigeria. Only previous visas that have been used will be considered. Please note that should applicants applying for a multiple visa not satisfy the above conditions, the Nigeria High Commission may issue a single entry visa but at the cost of a multiple. The High Commission's decision will be final and cannot be contested by VisaExpress

Nigeria Visa

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