Nigeria Visa Q&A

by on May.27, 2011, under Passports, Visa

Nigeria Visa Application Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a Nigeria Visa?
2. What is the difference between a passport and a Nigeria visa?
3. Do I need a visa for Nigeria?
4. What is the difference between a Nigeria tourist and Nigeria business visa?
5. How long does it take to obtain a Nigeria visa?
6. How long is a Nigeria visa valid?

What is a Nigeria Visa?

A Nigeria visa is a stamp or endorsement placed by officials of Nigeria on a passport that allows the bearer to visit Nigeria.  Visas are obtained from the Embassy or consulates of Nigeria for your visit.  “Visit” is further defined as the reason for entry, usually business, tourist or transitory.  There are over 270 countries that offer visas and literally thousands of different types of visas available based upon country, type of visit, and length of visit.


What is the difference between a passport and a Nigeria visa?

A passport is an official government document that certifies one’s identity and citizenship.  The passport serves two purposes; to regain entry to the country of citizenship (i.e. the United States) and is a requirement by many countries to gain entry to the country you are visiting.

A Nigeria visa is an official government document that temporarily authorizes you to be in the country.  Many countries require a visa to gain entry.  The Nigeria visa is in the form of a stamp/sticker IN the passport and is obtained from a Nigeria Embassy in Washington DC or consulates around the country.  We have staff spread around the country to hand carry your application for you and then overnight the passport back when it is completed.

 

 

Who needs a Nigeria visa?

All UK Citizens require a visa and a UK passport to travel to Nigeria, whether for business or tourism.  MOST foreign nationals require a visa.  We can help you to obtain a visa to Nigeria as well as a Nigerian passport.

 

What is the difference between a Nigeria tourist and Nigeria business visa? Nigeria visas are issued according to the purpose of the trip; choose the visa that best describes your trip :

Activities which require a Nigeria Tourist Visa

Tourism trip; visits to relatives and/or friends; scientists, professors or researchers attending cultural, technological or scientific conferences, seminars or meetings (services provided must not be paid by organizations/corporations in Nigeria, except reimbursement for expenses or per diem allowances); unpaid participation in athletic or performing arts events or competitions.
Tourist visa holders are not allowed to engage in any paid activity in Nigeria.

Activities which require a Nigeria Business Visa

Business trips, except when the trip involves the provision of technical assistance services of any nature.

How long does it take to obtain a Nigeria visa?

Typically, a visa takes anywhere from 1 day to 15 days to process in the Nigeria Embassy/Consulate depending on the consulate that we need to send the application to and whether you choose to “rush” your Nigeria visa.

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