Nigeria business visa duration

Nigeria business visa duration

iVisa | Updated on Jan 08, 2021

The duration of the Nigerian business visa is dependent on which visa you choose. For business visas, most travelers have the option of applying for a regular business visa or for a business visa on arrival. Business visas allow travelers to stay in Nigeria for 30 days Per Entry.


Business visas may be issued for a variety of reasons including meetings, conferences, seminars, contract negotiations, marketing, sales, purchase distribution of Nigerian goods, trade fairs, job interviews, training of Nigerians (humanitarian services), emergency/relief work, crew members, staff of NGOs, staff of INGOs, researchers, and musical concerts. Nigeria Immigration Services has restrictions on this visa that state that you are not allowed to use the business visa or the business visa on arrival for residency or for employment purposes. To begin the application process, please click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Documentation am I required to submit with my application?

The following documents will be asked of you when you are filling out your business visa application:

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph.
  • Return ticket.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds to sustain your stay in Nigeria.
  • Evidence of Hotel Reservation/host address in Nigeria.

The business e-visa on arrival application has a few different requirements for those who apply. The application will request that you submit the following documents:

  • 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

Who Can Apply for a Business Visa?

Nearly everyone can apply for a Nigerian business visa. However, citizens of countries that are on the ban list are ineligible and ECOWAS Nationals do not need to obtain a business visa.

How Much Do Nigerian Visas Cost and How Long Does the Processing Take?

The price of your visa, or visa on arrival, will be decided by which visa you select, which country you are from, and which processing speed you decide to choose. The three processing speeds are standard, rush, and super rush.

  • Standard: 6 days Price: USD 210.00
  • Rush: 4 days Price: USD 235.00
  • Super Rush: 2 days Price: USD 260.00

How Many Times Can I Enter Nigeria with a Business Visa?

Business visas and visas on arrival for Nigeria allow Single Entry.

How Long Can I Stay in Nigeria with a Business Visa?

Business visas allow travelers to stay in Nigeria for a maximum of 90 days. Visas on arrival allow travelers to stay in Nigeria for a maximum of 30 days Per Entry.

I Got an e-Visa on Arrival. What Do I Need at the Port of Entry?

When you arrive at the port of entry for Nigeria, you will be asked to give biometrics in addition to presenting the following documents:

  • 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

When Will My Visa Expire?

Your Nigerian business visa will expire 14 days after issued.

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