Sample of the Business Travel Requirements for an Nigeria Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Fees Summary

    Listed below is a breakdown of all potential fees charged by the Nigeria Embassy which will be detailed on your final invoice:


    Nigeria consular admin fee: From £20.00 to £100.00 

    Nigeria Visa Application Centre fee: From £60.00 + vat to £150.00 + vat

    Nigeria online Consular fee: From $0 to $2360 (Plus $20 online transaction fee)

    CIBTvisas Document Preparation Service and/or online payment fee: £55.00 + vat

    CIBTvisas handling fee (Variable depending on services requested)


    A definitive list of visa fees can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the following URL link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have two blank facing visa pages
    • Be valid for at least one year beyond date of entry to Nigeria

    Applicants who hold a passport that was issued less than six months ago, and have previously visited Nigeria are obliged to provide their previous passport containing all visas and entry stamps to Nigeria.

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Be signed and dated on the reverse by the applicant
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Business Introduction Letter

    You must provide a Business Introduction Letter from the applicant's UK employer. Be certain your letter meets the specific requirements of the consulate by using our Digital Business Introduction Letter. Visit http://cibtvisas.co.uk/bcl-order to get started.

    Alternatively, please use the sample Business Introduction Letter provided at http://cibtvisas.co.uk/forms?formname=Nigeria%20Business%20Introduction%20Letter%20Sample.pdf using the exact language and format provided in order to prevent a rejection and possible delays with your visa request. 

    Note that most consulates require the Business Cover Letter to be dated within one month of application submission.

    In addition to the language provided in the sample, your Business Introduction Letter must:
    • Specify the exact nature of the business discussions which must include all topics on the agenda
    • Specify who is attending
    • Specify the exact duration of the business meetings

  5. Letter of Invitation

    A letter of invitation from the company the applicant is visiting. A copy is acceptable. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the High Commission
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include an acceptance of immigration responsibility for the applicant
    • State the purpose of journey as business discussions only
    • Specify the exact nature of the business discussions which must include all topics on the agenda
    • Specify who is attending
    • Specify the requested number of entries and the length of visa required
    • Be signed by the inviting party

  6. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    This must be provided as a copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  7. Visa Application Form

    The Nigeria High Commission has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form. The visa appointment and application form must be completed online and then printed. When completing the online application form, the visa fee must be paid for at the time using a credit or debit card which is compatible with the "Verified by Visa" process. The Consulate will not accept visa applications and documentation where the online form has not been completed and the online payment has not been made.

    To do this, please use the URL link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/ and follow the instructions.

    Please ensure that once the form has been completed, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack:

    • The "Visa Acknowledgment Slip"
    • The "Visa Payment Slip"
    • The fully completed six page Visa Application Form

    CIBTvisas can assist the traveller in completing the online application form and/or payment as a Premium Service for an additional fee. In order to facilitate this, please complete the CIBTvisas Nigeria Questionnaire which can be found within the CIBTvisas Application Pack. All questions must be answered including supplying a valid phone number for the applicant as they are mandatory fields on the Nigerian High Commission website.


    Online application document preparation service requests must be received at CIBTvisas before 14.00 hours the day prior to lodging. Once CIBTvisas have completed your online application we will email it to you for your signature. A copy of your signature is accepted which may be scanned and emailed back to us.

  8. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  9. Multiple Entry Applicants

    Applicants requesting a multiple entry visa must satisfy the following conditions.

    • If applying for a six month multiple entry visa - have held at least two previous and used single entry Nigerian visas issued by the High Commission in London
    • If applying for a one year multiple entry visa - have held at least one previous and used multiple entry Nigerian visa issued by the High Commission in London


    Multiple Entry Applicants must supply a current or expired passport that was used for previous travel to Nigeria. Only previous visas that have been used will be considered. Please note that should applicants applying for a multiple visa not satisfy the above conditions, the Nigeria High Commission may issue a single entry visa but at the cost of a multiple. The High Commission's decision will be final and cannot be contested by CIBTvisas

  10. Repeat Visitors

    Repeat visitors must supply any current or expired passport that was used for previous travel to Nigeria

  11. Visa Conditions

    When applying for a Nigerian visa, it is extremely important that the information supplied in all supporting documentation is consistent with that submitted on the online application. Failure to do this will result in the application being rejected. In these instances, the online application process will need to be completed again with all previous payments being non-refundable.


    Business Visas are only issued where the purpose of the trip is to attend business discussions only. This information should be consistent within the:

    • Online Application where it asks for the purpose of your trip
    • Business Introduction Letter
    • Invitation Letter


    Any activity stated outside "Business Discussions" will result in the High Commission deciding that a Temporary Work Permit is required.  Applicants who requested a single entry visa will not be entitled to a refund and will be subsequently obliged to pay a new fee for the Temporary Work Permit.  Where a decision cannot be reached, the applicant will be requested to attend a mandatory interview at the High Commission in London to discuss their application

    OR

    They must instead submit documentation for a Temporary Work Permit

  12. Advised Traveller Service (Highly Recommended)

    Stay informed and safe by having CIBTvisas subscribe you to the Government Foreign Travel Advice Email Alerts. Registration enables you to receive the most up-to-date travel advice regarding safety, security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health. CIBTvisas will register the email address provided in the order. To enroll in this optional service, add this option to your order within the order flow

Sample of the Tourist Travel Requirements for an Nigeria Visa for UK Citizens

  1. Fees Summary

    Listed below is a breakdown of all potential fees charged by the Nigeria Embassy which will be detailed on your final invoice:


    Nigeria consular admin fee: From £20.00 to £100.00 

    Nigeria Visa Application Centre fee: From £60.00 + vat to £150.00 + vat

    Nigeria online Consular fee: From $0 to $2360 (Plus $20 online transaction fee)

    CIBTvisas Document Preparation Service and/or online payment fee: £55.00 + vat

    CIBTvisas handling fee (Variable depending on services requested)


    A definitive list of visa fees can be found by scrolling to the bottom of the following URL link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines

  2. Passport

    The applicant's actual passport. The passport must:

    • Have at least two blank visa pages
    • Be valid for at least one year beyond date of entry to Nigeria

    Applicants who hold a passport that was issued less than six months ago, and have previously visited Nigeria are obliged to provide their previous passport containing all visas and entry stamps to Nigeria.

  3. Photograph(s)

    You must provide two colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:

    • Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
    • Be taken against an all white background
    • Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
    • Be signed and dated on the reverse by the applicant
    • Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
    • You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
    • Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

  4. Letter of Introduction

    An original letter of introduction from the applicant. This must:

    • Be addressed to the Embassy
    • Explain in detail the exact purpose of trip

  5. Proof of Employment

    An original letter of employment from the applicant's UK employer. Students must submit a letter with similar content from their school/college/university. This letter must:

    • Be addressed to the High Commission
    • Be on company letterhead paper
    • Include the name of the applicant
    • Include an acceptance of immigration responsibility for the applicant
    • Include the start date and position held in the company
    • Confirm that the applicant is an employee of the company
    • Specify the purpose of journey
    • State the applicant's expected date of leave and return to work date
    • Be signed by the applicant's supervisor/tutor

  6. Proof of Financial Means

    This must be provided as a copy of a recent non-online current account bank statement showing a minimum credit balance of at least £500.00

  7. Proof of Travel Arrangements

    This must be provided as a copy of the flight confirmation showing onward/return travel

  8. Letter of Invitation

    An original letter of invitation from the applicant's host. This letter must:

    • Include the full address and contact details of the host
    • Specify the purpose and duration of stay
    • Include an acceptance of financial responsibility for the applicant
    • Be signed by the applicant's host
    • Be supplied by a Nigerian passport holder

    If the inviting party is not a Nigerian passport holder then the invitation must be from the host's employer stating they are employed with said company and will be inviting the applicant over with the exact dates of stay quoted

  9. Proof of Immigration status of Host

    This must be provided as a copy of the information page(s) of the host's valid passport including their residency stamp valid at least six months where applicable

  10. Visa Application Form

    The Nigeria High Commission has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form. The visa appointment and application form must be completed online and then printed. When completing the online application form, the visa fee must be paid for at the time using a credit or debit card which is compatible with the "Verified by Visa" process. The Consulate will not accept visa applications and documentation where the online form has not been completed and the online payment has not been made.

    To do this, please use the URL link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/ and follow the instructions.

    Please ensure that once the form has been completed, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack:

    • The "Visa Acknowledgment Slip"
    • The "Visa Payment Slip"
    • The fully completed six page Visa Application Form

    CIBTvisas can assist the traveller in completing the online application form and/or payment as a Premium Service for an additional fee. In order to facilitate this, please complete the CIBTvisas Nigeria Questionnaire which can be found within the CIBTvisas Application Pack. All questions must be answered including supplying a valid phone number for the applicant as they are mandatory fields on the Nigerian High Commission website.


    Online application document preparation service requests must be received at CIBTvisas before 14.00 hours the day prior to lodging. Once CIBTvisas have completed your online application we will email it to you for your signature. A copy of your signature is accepted which may be scanned and emailed back to us.

  11. CIBTvisas Order Confirmation

    Provide the CIBTvisas Order Form included in this kit.

    Please note that all card payments will only be made upon completion of the visa application process. 

  12. Repeat Visitors

    Repeat visitors must supply any current or expired passport that was used for previous travel to Nigeria

  13. Visa Conditions

    When applying for a Nigerian visa, it is extremely important that the information supplied in all supporting documentation is consistent with that submitted on the online application. Failure to do this will result in the application being rejected. In these instances, online payments are non-refundable.

  14. Minors

    Children Under the Age of 18

    • Original and copy of long birth certificate must be supplied
    • Copy of the information page of both parents passports
    • Letter of consent signed by both parents

  15. Proof of Relationship

    Applicants travelling to visit a spouse/child must provide a copy of the marriage/birth certificate of spouse/child

  16. Multiple Entry Applicants

    Applicants requesting a multiple entry visa must satisfy the following conditions.

    • If applying for a six month multiple entry visa - have held at least two previous and used single entry Nigerian visas issued by the High Commission in London
    • If applying for a one year multiple entry visa - have held at least one previous and used multiple entry Nigerian visa issued by the High Commission in London


    Multiple Entry Applicants must supply a current or expired passport that was used for previous travel to Nigeria. Only previous visas that have been used will be considered. Please note that should applicants applying for a multiple visa not satisfy the above conditions, the Nigeria High Commission may issue a single entry visa but at the cost of a multiple. The High Commission's decision will be final and cannot be contested by CIBTvisas

  17. Advised Traveller Service (Highly Recommended)

    Stay informed and safe by having CIBTvisas subscribe you to the Government Foreign Travel Advice Email Alerts. Registration enables you to receive the most up-to-date travel advice regarding safety, security, entry requirements, travel warnings and health. CIBTvisas will register the email address provided in the order. To enroll in this optional service, add this option to your order within the order flow

Nigeria Visa

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