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Type of Nigeria Visas

Tourist Visa (Popular)
  • Processing time: 20 to 25 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Fees: INR 26,399/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Nigeria for leisure purpose, sightseeing or visiting family and friends
Business Visa
  • Processing time: 20 to 25 days
  • Validity: 90 days
  • Entry: Single/Multiple
  • Service Fees: INR 26,399/-
  • Ideal for: Indian passport holders who want to visit Nigeria for the purpose of business, participation in exhibitions, commercial events
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Documents required for samua Visa:

  • Must have Documents for samua Visa :
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    • Original Passport with at least 6 months validity and minimum 3 blank pages + all old passports if any
    • 2 Scanned recent colour photograph. (Photo Specification);
    • 2 Visa Application forms: completed and signed
    • Personal Covering letter: explaining purpose of travel to the country
    • Original Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 3 months with bank seal
    • Air tickets: proof of return flight tickets from and back to your home country
    • Hotel reservation: proof of accommodation for your entire stay
    • Travel Itinerary: day-wise plan outlining all elements of the trip
    • Biometrics mandatory for all applicants
  • Supporting documents as per your occupation, type of visit:
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    1. If Employed:

    • Leave Sanctioned Certificate: with company seal providing approval for leave
    • Salary Slips: of last 3 months

    2.If Self Employed:

    • Business Proof: Registration License/MOA/Partnership deed
    • Company Bank Statement: stamped & updated for last 6 months with bank seal
    • Company’s Income Tax Returns: of last 3 years

    3. If Retired:

    • Retirement Proof: pension book, statement etc

    4. If Student

    • ID Card: from school, college or institute

    5. If Minor

    • Birth Certificate showing the names of both parents
    • Legalized Letter of Consent (NOC)
    • If the child is travelling with one parent, the letter of consent authorizing travel must be legalized by the other parent
    • If the child is travelling alone or without either parent, a notarized letter of consent from both parents permitting travel
    • Death Certificate: in case one or both parents are deceased
    • ID Proof: of parents

    6. If Visiting friend or relative

    • Invitation letter: stating the relationship with the inviter and purpose of visiting the country & assuring the responsibility for housing and related expenses during the guest's stay in Algeria
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill

    7. If Sponsored

    • Sponsorship Letter: providing the name of the visitors, what the purpose of the visit is, relationship with the visitors, length of stay, dates of travel & any other additional information if necessary
    • ID Proof of Inviter: Passport or Resident Permit
    • Address Proof of Inviter: Utility bill
    • Proof of Financial Support: updated bank statement, pay slips

    8. For Business Visa

      Introduction/ recommendation letter from:

    • One of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries, government of India;
    • Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India;
    • Export Promotion Council of India; or Reference number from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Afghanistan.
    • Registration certificate of the company from the Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India:

    • Income tax documents of the last three years;
    • Letter from the company addressed to the embassy, introducing the business man for visa issuance;
    • Invitation letter from the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan;
    • Copy of the license (JAWAZ) of the local partner or prospect local partner company in Afghanistan.
    • *Note: The Embassy/Consul General has the right to ask for additional information or documents and request a personal interview with the applicant.

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Nigeria Visa FAQs

  • add Do I need a visa for Nigeria ?

    Yes.Indian citizens are required to obtain a visa prior to entering the Republic of Nigeria.Nigeria Visa must be applied in person at the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria or designated Visa application center in person. Based on the purpose of your visit to Nigeriayou may apply for a Tourist visa, Business Visa, Student Visa,Transit Visa,Temporary Work Permit, Journalist Visa, Spouse Visa & many more. Before applying for a visa please check which visa type you are eligible to apply for.

  • add How can I apply for a Nigeria visa online?

    It is a straightforward and effortless process to apply for a Nigeria visa online through Akbar Travels.

    • Choose your preferred type of Nigeria visa based on your travel type
    • Pay online
    • Submit documents through our pick up & drop service
    • Receive your visa once approved
  • add What are the different types of Nigeria Visas?

    • Tourist Visa:

      It is a visa which is strictly issued to persons intending to enter Nigeria for tourism, leisure, or visit purpose.
    • Business Visa:

      Business visa is for those applicants who wish to travel to Nigeria for the purpose of Business conference and meetings, attending conferences and any other Business related meetings
    • Transit Visa:

      Transit visa is for those applicants who wish to travel to Nigeria for the purpose of transiting Nigeria and then traveling to another country.
    • Temporary Work Permit:

      TWP visa are for those applicants who wish to travel to Nigeria fir work for a temporary period.
    • Journalist Visa:

      Journalist visa are for those applicants who wish to visit Nigeria for Journalist.
  • add How early can I apply for a Nigeria visa online?
    The earliest date to apply for a Nigeria visa is three months before the date of travel to the country.In order to allow for adequate time for visa processing, it is advisable that all visa applications are submitted four weeks prior to travelling.

  • add What is the validity of a Nigeria visa for Indians?

    This visa is valid for 90 days.

  • add Is it compulsory to submit passport along with the application?

    Yes, the Embassy will stamp the visa in the original passport. Therefore, two blank pages are required in the passport. Your passport should also be valid for minimum six months beyond the intended stay.

  • add How long does it take to get a Nigeria visa for Indians?

    The processing time for the application at the Embassy of Nigeria is minimum 03 weeks days.All application submitted today will be processed the next working day please plan your travel and submission accordingly

  • add What are the eligibility criteria for a Nigeria visa application?

    • To enable the authorities to process your application, you must clearly state
    • Why are you visiting Guyana
    • How long you intend to stay in Guyana
    • How will you support yourself during your time in Guyana
    • What is the purpose of your visit to Guyana
    • Type of passport you hold and for how long it is valid
    • Where do you intend to travel following your visit to Guyana
    • If you have a permit to Guyana the country you intend to travel to after your stay in Guyana

  • add How do I receive my Nigeria visa online?

    The visa will be stamped on your passport.

  • add Is it possible to obtain a visa on arrival?

    Nigeria Visa on Arrival is a class of short visit visa issued at the port of entry. The facility is only available to frequently travelled High Net Worth Investors and urgent business travelers.

  • add What is the difference between a single entry and multiple entry?

    One must carefully note what kind of entry is permitted. If the visa reads a single entry, its holder can only enter and leave Nigeria once whereas, with multiple entries, he/she can enter or leave more than once.

  • add Is it mandatory for me to take an appointment for a Nigeria Visa?

    • Yes, an appointment is mandatory for Nigeria Visain order to provide your biometrics and submit your visa documents. The Nigerian Embassy has started to accept visa applications through appointment only. Appointment date for submission is allotted only after making the online payment.
    • At the time of appointment, an applicant needs to submit one set of hard copies. Kindly carry your original supporting documents required only for verification.

  • add Do I have to apply in person for the Nigeria Visa?

    Yes, applications by mail will not be accepted. The Nigeria visa application should be presented in person because biometrical data must be recorded.

  • add What is biometrics?

    Biometrics is the process of collecting your finger prints.The Nigerian Immigration Service has commenced Biometric Visa Enrolment for all visas to Nigeria.

  • add What if my Nigeria visa gets rejected?

    The Embassy has the final call when it comes to a Nigeria visa rejection. If your application is rejected or is granted for a shorter period, the authorities’ decision is final and no refund will be issued.

  • add If I am travelling on a Nigeria tourist visa from India, will I be able to work in the country?

    You cannot take up any kind of paid employment in the country ona Nigeria tourist visa.

  • add Do I need to purchase a Travel Insurance?

    Applicants are strongly advised to purchase a Travel Insurance to secure their trip in the event of unexpected events such as medical emergencies, flight cancellations, baggage delay or loss etc.

  • add What is the easiest way to get a Nigeria Visa for Indians?

    The easiest way to apply for a Nigerian visa is to apply through an experienced travel agency like Akbar Travels. Our visa experts have been in the travel and tourism sectors 4 decades and offer seamless visa application processes with complete support. To have questions answered or get more Nigerian visa information, simply fill in a query form, and a Visa Expert will get in touch with you.

  • add Are you still having doubts about the Nigeria Visa process?

    Please feel free to contact us for all your Nigeria Visa worries. We have you covered across India with presence in all the major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Lucknow and many more.

    Important Notice:

    The information provided here are subject to change without prior notice. For confirmation on visa requirements and fees, you may consult with the Nigeria Embassy or Consulate near you.

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Simple steps to get a Nigeria Visa:

Akbar Travels has been a part of more than one million travel dreams. We offer quick and hassle-free Nigeria visa assistance. With a highly professional and dedicated team of Visa Experts, we are here to cater to all your Nigeria visa application requirements. Read more

Throughout your visa process, you will have a dedicated visa expert handling your application.

Here are the steps to apply for an Nigeria Visa through Akbar Travels:
Step 1: Contact our Visa Expert with your travel plans and gather all the visa information and requirements.
Step 2: Pay your Nigeria visa fee online and get your documents picked by us from your home or office.
Step 3: Our Visa Expert will verify, complete your Visa application online and schedule an appointment as part of the visa process
Step 4: On the appointment day personally visit the High Commission / Visa Application Center (VAC) to submit your Biometrics (fingerprints) and documents.
Step 5:Receive your Nigeria Visa.

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Basic Requirements to visit Nigeria

  • Have a valid Passport and valid Nigeria Visa;
  • Be in good health Read more
  • Good moral character
  • Thorough knowledge of your accommodation and itinerary details to furnish at immigration if asked to
  • Return flight tickets or onward flight tickets to ensure your return to home country or your next destination once your visa expires
  • Adhere to the moral standards of the country and follow the general rules
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Travel Checklist

  • Passport with at least 6 months of validity
  • Valid Nigeria Visa depending on the purpose of your visit and duration of stay Read more
  • Confirmed return or onward tickets.
  • Details of accommodation.
  • Travel itinerary
  • Foreign currency
  • Any additional documents to support your purpose of visit, especially for business visa travellers
  • Have all documents authenticated before traveling
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What to do when you arrive in Nigeria ?

  • Keep all your travel documents ready to be produced for verification by the immigration officers
  • Ensure you are not carrying any forbidden items that will not pass through customs, including ‘any immoral items liable to cause a breach of the peace’ like books, audiobooks, audio and video tapes Read more
  • Always carry your passport or a copy of it while traveling within Nigeria
  • Note down emergency helpline numbers in the country
  • Be aware of the general rules of conduct in public places
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Nigeria Travel guide

Nigeria, the face of modern Africa is the most populous city of Africa. Situated in West Africa, Nigeria shares its land borders with the Niger in the north, Chad and Cameroon in the east and Republic of Benin in the west. The Nigerian coast lies on the Gulf of Guinea in the south and borders Lake Chad to the northeast Read more

  • This country often called as the powerhouse of the continent, is rich in oil and tech-savvy. With its booming economy, the country is a major destination for business travellers. Even though the city of Lagos is known for its high-end life with commercial skyscrapers, other places in Nigeria have splendid nature reserves and golden beaches.
  • With a tropical climate, Nigeria is consistently warm all year round. The weather here is defined by dry and wet seasons. During December, January, and February, the climatic conditions are better, and hence, it is the ideal time to visit Nigeria.
  • The people of Nigeria are in general pleasant. Nigeria houses 500 ethnic groups with different languages and customs. The largest ethnic groups being Yoruba, Igbo, Fulani/Hausa and Tiv. Nigerians have strong religious beliefs and respect for the elders is part of their culture and compulsory.
  • English is the official language of Nigeria, and 50% of the population use English with varying degrees of fluency. This makes Nigeria the largest English Speaking country in Africa.
  • Although Nigeria is known for its great tourist destinations, many foreign governments advise against travel to Northern Nigeria (especially the Northeast) due to ethnic tension and lawlessness.
  • Nigeria has International airports in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Kano, Abuja, and Enugu. From India, there are no direct flights to Nigeria. However, connecting flights are available via major domestic and international airlines such as Air India, Air France, British Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines. Within the country, you can also move around by cars, buses, trains, and bikes. But, public transport can be crowded during the rush hours.
  • What to see in Nigeria?

  • Must visit Nigerian cities are Lagos, Abuja, Calabar, and Kano. They all have various interesting tourist attractions. Lagos offers beach resorts and lively nightlife. The National Museum in Lagos displays creative and interesting artefacts. Other places of attraction include Lekki Conservation Centre, National Gallery of Modern Art, Lekki Market, Badagry Heritage Museum, and Kalakuta Museum.
  • Best places to visit in Abuja, the capital city include Zuma Rock, Aso Rock, National Church of Nigeria, and Abuja National Mosque. Gashanka Game Reserve near Yola has over 500 species of birds and some endangered animals. Nigerian cuisine includes chilli peppers, spices, herbs, palm oil, and groundnut oil. You can taste the rice-based dishes such as Pate and TuwoShinkafa, and bean-based dishes like Akara, Gbegiri, and Nkwobi.
  • You can also shop for fine art, jewellery and books across all sectors and budgets.

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Nigeria Facts and Figures

Region:
West Africa
Major cities :
Lagos, Kano, Port Harcourt, Jos, Ilorin, Abuja, Enugu
Independence Day:
October 1
Capital:
Abuja
Time in Nigeria :
Nigeria is 4 hours and 30 minutes behind India. Read more
Language:
English (official)
Area:
923,768 km2
Currency:
Naira
Main Airlines:
Arik Air, Aero contractors, Dana air, Med-view airline, Dornier aviation Nigeria, Kabo air, Overland airways, Air peace.
International Airports :
Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Port Harcourt and Enugu.
Best time to visit:
November to January
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EP 4, Chandragupta Marg
Chanakyapuri
New Delhi-110021
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