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The Nigeria Business eVisa on Arrival is a new application process rolled out by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) for all Business Travelers. It is an initiative that allows business investors to apply online for a Visa on Arrival Approval Letter before travelling to Nigeria. With this document, travellers can proceed to get the entry Visa issued at the port of arrival. Upon arrival at the port of entry, proceed to the desk marked ‘Visa on Arrival’ for biometric enrolment and issuance of entry Visa. It’s that simple!

Required Documents to Apply
  • Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate from Host Company

  • Passport Scan

  • Invitation Letter

  • Cover Letter

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Applicant's Photo

Important Instructions
  • The Nigeria Business e-Visa on Arrival allows a Single Entry for a maximum stay of 90 days Per Entry.

  • Your passport should be valid for at least six months from your arrival date.

  • Upon arrival, you will be asked to present your Business e-Visa on Arrival Approval Letter along with your passport, a valid return ticket, and payment receipt (this document will be sent to you via email along with the Approval Letter).

  • The Nigeria Business e-Visa on Arrival is NOT for employment or residence.

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No, you don't. As of today, COVID vaccination passports or certificates are not mandatory to enter Nigeria.

Since information may change quickly, we advise you to follow up on the latest Nigeria travel updates and/or contact your local embassy.

There are no quarantine requirements in Nigeria.

The Nigeria Business eVisa on Arrival has a variable cost that depends on your nationality. Additionally, there is a service fee of:

  • Standard Processing: USD $80.99

  • Rush Processing: USD $131.99

  • Super Rush Processing: USD $215.99

It depends on the method of processing time you choose. We offer three options:

  • Standard Processing Time: 6 days.

  • Rush Processing: 4 days.

  • Super Rush Processing: 2 days.

The Visa on Arrival Approval Letter is valid for use within 14 days after the date of issue. With this Approval Letter, you can get a visa entry upon arrival. This visa entry have a maximum validity of 90 days Per Entry.
Your passport must be at least six (6) months valid to apply for Nigerian visa.
The Nigeria Business eVisa on Arrival is a program where citizens can obtain their visas once they enter Nigeria, at the immigration checkpoint. Please note that we do not issue the actual visas, we issue the Visa on Arrival Approval Letter that is required to get the visa issue at entry.
The following nationalities can apply:
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei
  • Bulgaria
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Canada
  • Central African Republic
  • Chile
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • France
  • Gabon
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong S.A.R., China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Kosovo
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Vatican
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Western Sahara
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe

We require the following to submit your application:

  • Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate from Host Company

  • Passport Scan

  • Invitation Letter

  • Cover Letter

  • Airline Confirmation

  • Applicant's Photo

Nigeria requires that you apply within 14 days of your intended arrival date. However, you can apply with us at any time, as we will automatically queue your order until it's the right time to process your application.

All Applicants must present:

  • Approval Letter (provided by us)

  • Evidence of payment (provided by us)

  • Passport

  • Return tickets

  • Evidence of accomodation in Nigeria

NO. Possession of an eVisa for Nigeria does not provide automatic right of entry into the country. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship Services may refuse entry to any person, if they consider that a person is unable to fulfill the immigration requirements or that such person's presence in Nigeria would be contrary to national interests or security.

A yellow fever vaccine is required if traveling from a country with risk of yellow fever transmission.

More information in the following link:

Nigeria is a large country in equatorial West Africa. It is the most populated state in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. As the largest oil producer in Africa, Nigeria has the strongest economy on the continent. However, going on a trip there may be tricky due to instability. In fact, many governments highly advise against a trip to Nigeria. If you decide not to follow the advice, you should take precautions so that you can travel safely. We recommend that you hire a Nigerian guide, or if you visit a Nigerian friend, have him tour with you the places you want to see.

At the same time. Tourists should never go in Northern Nigeria. The region is known for the activities of the terrorist group called Boko Haram. You should stay away from that area at all costs. Try and remain in major cities.

We will start off with the entry requirements in Nigeria so that you know what to expect. There are 17 countries whose citizens can enter Nigeria and stay there without needing a visa, but the rest of the nationalities need one in advance. So unless you are visa-exempt, you need to go to the nearest Nigerian diplomatic mission and apply for a standard visa.

At the same time, people who hold a Nigeria e-Visa approval that is issued by the Immigration Authority Headquarters in Abuja can get a visa on arrival as long as they carry a visa application form and a payment receipt. An invitation letter from a Nigerian company that accepts immigration responsibility is also required.

While there are over 500 languages spoken in Nigeria, the official one is English, so you should get around just fine. Even so, we recommend that you learn a few phrases in Hausa, Igbo, or even Yoruba. They are the most commonly spoken of the African languages. It is not necessary, but it shows some level of respect for Nigerian people.

Unfortunately, tourism is not quite developed in Nigeria, so there are not many usual attractions. Even so, you have a few places that you can explore. For one thing, you can go to Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. The city was built from scratch, but there is old architecture incorporated in the cityscape.

The second most populous city in Africa is Lagos, and it is a huge commercial hub. You will find plenty to do there. You can go to the beach, spend some time in the bars where you can drink Guinness Beer and have a lot of fun with the locals. Lekki, which is a suburb of Lagos, is yet another part of Nigeria that you may like. The reason why is that you can find the Lekki Forest Reserve there. It is a small portion of tropical rainforest that is fenced-off. There are wooden pathways on the outskirts of the city. It makes for an excellent distraction for a day or two. Lekki also houses some beautiful beaches you are going to enjoy.

If you are interested in exploring the plateau, you should go to Jos. You can hike there are much as you want, but we suggest that you take a guide. Beautiful hiking spots are also located in Enugu, but you will find some traditional events there too. For example, you may be curious to watch some New Yam and Atiliogwy dancers.

Calabar is known for its harbor and slave monuments, and so is Tinapa. If you wish, you can go there to pay your respects. It can be an intense experience. A few hours from Calabar, you can find a small town called Obudu. It is close to the border with Cameroon. What you should do here is to rent a car in Calabar, that comes with the driver, and tell him to take you to Obudu via Tinapa. You will see a pretty mountain escape that has a lovely resort where you can relax for a couple of days. You can go for a forest walk, hiking, or relax by the pool all day. Plus, apparently, Austrians built one of the longest cable cars in the world in Nigeria. It can be found in Obudu as well. The point is that you have a few choices at your disposal.

The cuisine in Nigeria is diverse. You can try a lot of traditional meals, although you can find western food in big cities as well. However, you should experience some traditional dishes. Perhaps you will like them. For starters, you should go for an afang soup and an okra soup. Many dishes contain plantain, peepers, pounded yam, and a few others you have never heard about. What you should stay away from is the 404-pepper soup. It is not served in West Nigeria because it is seen as barbaric, but 404 stands for dog meat. Also, pepper in Nigeria is not the same pepper you are accustomed to in Western civilization. It is very spicy. Probably even spicier than Spanish chilies.

Health-wise, you need to practice extreme caution. Never drink tap water, but always go for Swan bottled water. If you do not find Swan, you can buy EVA water. It is the safest. Before you leave for Nigeria, you should get the Yellow fever vaccine. Preferably 10 days before departure. Malaria is also common in Nigeria, so pills and mosquito nets are a must. You should bring a repellent as well, just to be on the safe side. Polio is intermittent in Nigeria, but it is mostly in the North, and you should not go there anyway.

We feel the need to repeat the fact that Nigeria is not regarded as a safe destination. Abuja is relatively safe because that is where most politicians live, but crime levels are really high, especially in Lagos. The delta area is definitely not safe for tourists. Some oil workers were kidnapped in the region. The best places where you can go are Eastern and Western Nigeria, but even there you must use more than common sense to keep yourself safe.

Last but not least, you must be respectful of the Nigerian people. You should never hand anything with your left hand because it is considered an insult. Skipping over someone’s extended legs means bad luck, and you should be very careful how you address older people.

Nigeria may not be the first on your bucket list, but it is always educative to explore a new culture. As long as you follow a few basic rules, you should have a pleasant experience in Nigeria.

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