At this time, Nigeria does not allow multiple entry for business visas. The Nigerian business visa is a Single Entry travel document. However, business visas are valid for a period of 90 days and the business visa on arrival is valid for 30 days after arrival.
Business visas are 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, emergency/relief work, crew members, staff of NGOs, staff of INGOs, researchers, and musical concerts. However, this visa is not permitted for the purposes of tourism, residency, or employment. To begin the application process, please click here. If you are interested in learning more about the application, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions section below.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Documents Does the Application Need from Me?
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.
- Evidence of Hotel Reservation/host address in Nigeria.
If you are applying for the business visa on arrival, you will need the following:
- 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. As for the Nigerian business visa on arrival, nearly everyone can apply for that as well.
How Long Can I Stay in Nigeria?
Your visa will allow you to stay for 30 days Per Entry.
How Much Do Nigerian Business Visas Cost?
Your visa, or visa on arrival, will have a cost that is dependent on which visa you select, which country you are from, and which processing speed you decide on. The three processing speeds are standard, rush, and super rush.
- Standard: USD 310.00
- Rush: USD 340.00
- Super Rush: USD 370.00
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 Should I Apply for My Business Visa to Nigeria?
For both the business visa and the visa on arrival, you should apply about 14 days prior to when you plan to depart for Nigeria. You are not permitted to travel to Nigeria without either a visa or a Visa Approval Letter. If you have obtained your Visa Approval Letter, please keep in mind that it is only valid for 14 days. If your Visa Approval Letter expires, you will have to complete a new application.