Nigeria Business e-visa on arrival for citizens of the United States

Nigeria Business e-visa on arrival for citizens of the United States

iVisa | Updated on Feb 04, 2021

American citizens who are travelling to Nigeria for business are required to have a visa. Nigeria now offers citizens from the United States an e-visa on arrival for those who are travelling to their country with the intention of doing business. This visa cannot be used for the purposes of tourism, residency, or employment.


Below, we’ve gathered additional information about the application to help you through the process. Ready to apply? You can start your application by clicking here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What Is an e-Visa on Arrival?

An e-visa on arrival is a visa type offered for the purpose of conducting business. This visa requires that you submit an application before arriving at a port of entry. With an accepted application, you will be able to receive your visa at the port of entry.

What Are the Documents that Citizens of the United States of America Need to Upload for the e-Visa on Arrival Application?

Citizens of the United States of America will have to provide several documents when filling out the application for the business e-visa on arrival:

  • Passport Photo (colored)
  • Introduction/Application Letter
  • Copy of Passport Data Page
  • Copy of Airline Return Ticket
  • Invitation Letter from Host Company
  • Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate from Host Company

At the Port of Entry, What Will I Need to Have With Me?

When you arrive in Nigeria, you will need to present:

  • Visa Approval Letter, valid for 14 days from the date of issuance
  • Evidence of online payment
  • Valid Passport with minimum of six months validity
  • Valid return ticket Nigeria will also require that you submit biometrics upon your arrival into the country.

How Long Does It Take for My Application to be Processed?

The business e-visa on arrival is offered with three different processing speeds for citizens of the United States of America.

  • Standard: 6 days
  • Rush: 4 days
  • Super Rush: 2 days

How Much Does the Business e-Visa on Arrival Cost for Citizens of the United States of America?

The cost of your Nigerian business e-visa on arrival will depend on which processing speed you choose for your application. We’ve listed the prices below. Please note that the price associated with each speed includes processing fees.

  • Standard: USD 210.00
  • Rush: USD 235.00
  • Super Rush: USD 260.00

How Many Times Can I Enter the Country with My Business e-Visa on Arrival?

Citizens who have been approved for a business e-visa on arrival application will be able to enter Single Entry.

When Does My Nigerian Business e-Visa on Arrival Expire?

Your Nigeria Business e-Visa on Arrival will expire 14 days after issued. If your e-visa has expired, you will need to obtain a new one by completing the application process again. You may not use an expired visa as a means of entering Nigeria.

What Is the Max Stay Allowed for US Citizens with a Business e-Visa on Arrival?

Your business e-visa on arrival application allows a max stay of 30 days Per Entry.

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