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Visa Application

Application Procedure:

Transit Visa

Note: Obtainable at Nigerian Missions

The NIS does not have control over the activities or timelines of concierge or Agents patronised by Visa Applicants.

Eligibility
  • 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

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

OR

  1. At the Nigerian Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates through the following procedure:

Step 1Apply online. Complete the online visa application here and print completed form.

Step 2Pay online here and print payment receipt.

Step 3Affix 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:

  1. Via Post to the Embassy/High Commission/Consulate of Nigeria where applicant is Resident
  2. In person at designated Visa Application Centre (where applicable) or,
  3. 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.

 

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