Visas

  • Depending on the purpose of your journey to Nigeria, there are different types/classes of visas that are available to match your need. Generally, a person not a citizen of Nigeria, planning to travel to Nigeria, whether for the purpose of visit, tourism, study, work or reside permanently, must first obtain a Nigerian Visa. Read more on Nigerian Visa Categories…
  • Documents not in English must be submitted with a certified translated copy.
  • Copy of all letters should be typed, addressed to the consulate general of Nigeria, Atlanta signed and dated. 
  • Other nationals other than US citizens must provide green card or residency permit stamped on their passport.
  • All visa applications (except Diplomatic Visa) made to the Consulate General of Nigeria, Atlanta are to be submitted at the Nigeria’s Visa Application Collection Centres in Atlanta or Houston. The centres are managed by Online Integrated Services Limited (OIS) who will forward the applications to the Consulate for appropriate processing. See OIS Contact Information here

Step 1: Read the information on categories and classes of Nigerian visas to establish that you meet all requirements to receive the type of visa for which you are applying. Click here for category, class and visa requirements

Step 2: Complete online application form by clicking https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/visa/freshVisa. Read more on how to apply and make payment online here.

Step 3: Book Appointment to submit completed application form with required supporting documents and enroll your biometrics OIS Atlanta or Houston Offices:

Book appointment here: https://apt.oisservices.com/

  1. To begin your application, click on the link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/visa/freshVisa. Select United States as the Processing Country
  2. Read the payment guidelines and instructions
  3. Next, click on start application, this will take you to the approved application and payment service provider, Innovate1 Service webpage.
  4. To log in, you must use your existing email account, which can only be a Google, Yahoo or you can use your existing OpenID account. If you do not have any of these, please create a new Google, Yahoo or OpenID account with Innovate1 Services to start your application.
  5. This will now take you to the Visa Application form.
  6. You can now start filling out your application form
  7. Once your application form is completed, review and ensure all information filled out is correct.
  8. Submit your application by clicking on the submit button at the end of the application form. Your Application ID and Reference Number will now be generated and displayed on your screen. Please read all instructions displayed.
  9. Review and click the print and continue tab.
  1. After document has been printed, you will be taken back to the application. Or go to https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/passport/passportPaymentStatus to enter application ID and Reference number on your application form.
  2. You can now continue to payment by selecting proceed to checkout or start another application
  3. On the cart items page, click proceed to online payment
  4. On the next page, read all instructions, check the required box, and select relevant means of payment
  5. You can pay online by Money Order, Point of Sale (POS) or Debit card.

Select a method of payment (Money Order, Point of Sale (POS), Visa or American Express Debit card) and follow relevant steps.

Note: You may choose to exit the application to make payment at a later stage. To return, go to www.innovate1.com and sign in.

  1. If you choose to pay with a money order, make sure to link or associate your money order number with your application, before you submit your payment details. You can do this by writing the serial number on the money order.
  2. Please provide the serial number with other requested information.
  3. After you click the proceed button at the bottom of the page
  4. A confirmation email will be sent stating that your order number and tracking number is associated with a money order serial number. This email does not mean that your application is paid yet.
  5. Your money order should be made payable to Innovate 1 Service/FGN
  6. After you have made your payment, please print your receipt and your acknowledgement slip will be sent to your email once the money order is received and processed.
As part of anti-fraud measures implemented to protect our valued customers, please note the following policy for making payments on the site:
  1. Applicants' first name and last name must match the first name and last name on the credit card used for payment.
  2. Applicants who intend to pay for family members should use the cart which allows for payment for up to 5 applications at the same time – the applicant/card holder and 4 family members).
  3. When using the cart, the last name of all family members must match the last name on the credit card used for payment.
  4. To qualify to use the cart to pay for family, the cardholder must also be an applicant in the cart.
  5. Cards can be used once per month unless registered where applicable.
  6. To ensure that your payment is properly processed, the address on your card statement must match exactly the address you provide on the portal payment page.
  7. The following users are required to register their cards before making payment on the site:
      • Applicants whose first names and last names do not exactly match the first and last names on their credit cards.
      • Cardholders making payments for others.
      • Applicants/cardholders who wish to make payments more than once a month on the site.
      • Applicants/cardholders such as travel agencies or businesses who wish to use the cart to make payment for more than 5 applicants at the same time.
Note that no card holder who has charged back, or card that has been charged back or applicant for whom a charged back card was used for payment shall be able to use a card on this site unless approved by customer service. Same applies to applicants or card holders who are placed on the site blacklist due to fraudulent activities.

Definition

F2A Visa is a single-entry short visit visa for non-accredited Diplomats who wish to visit Nigeria for official business.

Non-accredited Diplomats means:

  1. Visiting government officials who are not accredited to Nigeria; or 
  2. Foreign government officials on government business in Nigeria.

F2A – Eligibility

F2A Visa is available to the following categories of persons:

  1. Non-Accredited Diplomats who are on a short visit to Nigeria not exceeding 90 days. They are not permitted to work. Example include:
  • Visiting Diplomats;
  • Visiting government officials; and
  • Visiting security personnel on government business.
  1. Temporary Work Diplomats who are on a temporary duty tour within the Embassy:
  • Embassy Staff;
  • Attaches; and
  • Security personnel.

F2A – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form.
  2. Diplomatic or Official (Service) Passport only. See specification here;
  3. Passport Photograph; (See specification here)

Note Verbale/Diplomatic Note from Foreign Ministry of applicant’s home country

F2A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Submit required documents for F2A visa at the Consulate General of Nigerian, Atlanta.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is 90 days
  4. F2A Visa is not permitted for employment and stays beyond 90 days for non-accredited Diplomats.
  5. F2A Visa permits temporary work not exceeding 90 days within the Embassy for Temporary Work Diplomats.

F2A – Fees

Visa is issued gratis.

Definition

F3A Visa is a classification for transfer/direct transit passengers not staying beyond 48 hours. The direct transit passenger requires no visa.

F3A – Eligibility

  1. Direct transit traveler;
  2. Crew members to enable rotation/changeover of crew members for sea vessels or international airlines scheduled to depart Nigeria territorial waters or airspace within the validity of Transit without visa in line with international convention guiding maritime and airspace operations

F3A – Requirements 

  1. Valid travel document. See specification here
  2. Onward ticket.

F3A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Transit passengers are permitted to connect flights to the next destination, transfer/direct transit;
  2. Transit passengers are not permitted to go outside the airport; and
  3. Duration of permitted stay for transit passenger is 48 hours

F3A – Fees: 

N/A

Definition

F3B Visa is a Transit Visa that allows transit passengers with an onward ticket to the next destination and crew members for a sea vessel or international airline to pass through Nigeria before proceeding on the onward journey.

F3B – Eligibility

  1. Transit Passengers who have onward ticket to the next destination where entry is guaranteed but wishes to enter Nigeria before proceeding on the onward journey; and
  2. Crew members of joining sea vessels or international airlines scheduled to depart Nigeria territorial waters or airspace for a foreign port within the validity of Transit visa in line with international convention guiding maritime and airspace operations.

F3B – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form;
  2. A Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Crew member certificate (crew members only);
  4. Advance provision of General Declaration (GEN DEC) (crew members only);
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  6. Evidence of visa fee payment, where applicable; and
  7. Onward ticket to the next destination

 F3B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F3B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of the permitted stay is 7 days.
  4. F3B Visa is not permitted for work and stay beyond 7 days.
  5. F3B Visa is valid for only 7 days from the date of issue.
  6. Visa fee is as stated under table of fees.

F3B – Fees 

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Definition

F4A Visa is a Single-Entry Business Visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for short business needs.

F4A – Eligibility

F4A Visa is available to foreign nationals who wish to visit Nigeria for short business needs, such as attending:

  1. Business Discussions;
  2. Meetings;
  3. Conferences;
  4. Seminars; 
  5. Contract Negotiations; 
  6. Marketing; 
  7. Sales; 
  8. Procurement of Nigerian goods/services; 
  9. Trade Fairs; and
  10. Job Interviews.

F4A – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form;
  2. A Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  4. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable
  5. Evidence of return ticket
  6. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  7. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds. 

F4A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F4A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is 30 days single entry only.
  4. F4A Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F4A Visa is valid for not more than 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F4A – Fees 

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Definition

F4B Visa is a Multiple-Entry Business Visa issued to foreign nationals on a RECIPROCITY basis for the purpose of regular short business visits to Nigeria.

F4B – Eligibility

F4B Visa is available to Citizens of countries who offer a similar multiple entry business visa to Nigerian citizens. Such multiple entry business visits may include for the purpose of attending:

  1. Business discussions;
  2. Meetings;
  3. Conferences;
  4. Seminars; 
  5. Contract Negotiations; 
  6. Marketing; 
  7. Sales; 
  8. Procurement of Nigerian goods/services; 
  9. Trade Fairs; and
  10. Job interviews.

F4B – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form;
  2. A Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  4. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  5. Evidence of return ticket;
  6. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; 
  7. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds; and
  8. Acceptance of Immigration Responsibility by host.

F4B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F4B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is 90 days per journey (multiple entry) within a 2 years period from the date the visa is granted so long as the passport remains valid.
  4. Number of years to be granted for a multiple entry business visa is subject to RECIPROCITY and passport validity. 
  5. F4B Visa is not permitted for employment.
  6. F4B Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F4B – Fees 

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Definition

F4C Visa is a Business Visa for frequently travelled executives or business persons of international repute with an investment of up to USD250,000 in Nigeria. 

F4C – Eligibility

F4C Visa is available to Frequently Travelled Executives or business persons of international repute with investment up to USD250,000 in Nigeria and wishes to visit Nigeria for the purpose of attending:

  1. Business discussions;
  2. Meetings;
  3. Conferences;
  4. Seminars; 
  5. Contract Negotiations; 
  6. Marketing; 
  7. Sales; 
  8. Procurement of Nigerian goods/services; 
  9. Trade Fairs.

F4C – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form;
  2. A Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  4. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  5. Evidence of return ticket;
  6. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; 
  7. Evidence of investment in Nigeria worth USD250,000 through CBN or relevant agency.

F4C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F4C visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is 90 days and allows for MULTIPLE ENTRY within the 90 days period.
  4. F4C Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F4C Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F4C – Fees 

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Definition

F5A Visa is issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of tourism in Nigeria. 

F5A – Eligibility

 F5A Visa is available to foreign nationals wishing to visit Nigeria for the purpose of tourism only.

F5A – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form;
  2. A Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  4. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  5. Evidence of return ticket;
  6. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  7. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds

F5A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F5A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is 30 days single entry only. 
  4. F5A Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F5A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F5A – Fees 

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Definition

F6A Visa is issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of social visit to family and friends in Nigeria. It is a single-entry visa permitted for social visit only. 

F6A – Eligibility

 F6A Visa is available to foreign nationals wishing to visit Nigeria for the purpose of social visit to family and friends.

F6A – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form;
  2. A Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  4. Invitation letter from family/friend in Nigeria attached with copy of Nigerian Passport data page OR copy of residence permit and passport data page if sponsored by a non-Nigerian;
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment, where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria;
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds.

F6A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F6A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F6A Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F6A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.
  6. Visa fee is as stated under table of fees.

F6A – Fees 

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Definition

F6B Visa is a Multiple Entry Visiting Visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of social visit to family and friends, based on RECIPROCITY. 

F6B – Eligibility

F6B Visa is available to all foreign nationals wishing to visit Nigeria for the purpose of social visit to family and friends only. 

F6B – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form;
  2. A Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  4. Passport data page OR copy of residence permit and passport data page if sponsored by a non-Nigerian;
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment, where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds.

F6B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F6B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is 90 days per journey (multiple entry) within a 2 years period from the date the visa is granted so long as the passport remains valid.
  4. Number of years to be granted for a multiple entry visiting visa is subject to RECIPROCITY and passport validity. 
  5. F6B Visa is not permitted for employment.
  6. F6B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F6B – Fees 

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Definition

F7A Visa is issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of media and journalism. It is a single-entry visa

F7A – Eligibility

F7A Visa is available to all foreign nationals wishing to visit Nigeria for the purpose of media and journalism only.

F7A – Requirements 

  1. appropriate clearance from the Federal Ministry of Information and Culture;
  2. visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds

F7A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F4A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is 30 days single entry only. 
  4. F7A Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F7A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission

F7A – Fees 

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Definition

F7B Visa is issued to religious officials seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of religious services like preaching, religious seminars and religious conferences. It is a single-entry visa. 

F7B – Eligibility

F7B Visa is available to CLERICS only.

F7B – Requirements 

  1. Letter of invitation from religious body in Nigeria;
  2. visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds

F7B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7B Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F7B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.
  6. Visa fee is as stated under table of fees.

F7B – Fees 

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Definition 

F7C Visa is Visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of receiving medical care. It is a single-entry visa  

F7C – Eligibility

F7C Visa is available to:

  1. person(s) in need of medical attention; and
  2. person(s) accompanying medical patient(s).

F7C – Requirements 

  1. Letter from a Health Care Provider in Nigeria;
  2. visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; 
  8. Evidence of deposit for the medical care required; and
  9. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds

F7C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7C visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7C Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F7C Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7C – Fees 

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Definition

F7D Visa is issued to religious faithful, adherents or followers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of attending religious activities, programmes or pilgrimage. It is a single-entry visa.   

F7D – Eligibility

F7D Visa is available to:

  1. religious faithful;
  2. religious adherents; and
  3. religious followers

F7D – Requirements 

  1. Letter from a Health Care Provider in Nigeria;
  2. visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; 
  8. Copy of Host’s valid international data page.

F7D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7D visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7D Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F7D Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7D – Fees 

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Definition

F7E Visa is a Sports Visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of sporting activities. It is a single-entry visa.    

F7E – Eligibility

F7E Visa is available to:

  1. Sports men/women; 
  2. Sports officials; and
  3. Organised sports supporters club 

F7E – Requirements 

  1. Letter from Federal/State Ministry of Sports; 
  2.  Sport event schedules/fixtures;
  3. Visa Application form;
  4. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  6. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  7. Evidence of return ticket;
  8. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; 
  9. Copy of Host’s valid international data page.

7E – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7E visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7E Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F7E Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission or 14 days through the e-Visa.

F7E – Fees 

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Definition

F7F Visa is issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of performance as an artist(e), entertainer or musician. It is a single-entry visa.     

F7F – Eligibility

F7F Visa is available to performing artist(e)s and entertainers such as:

  1. musicians; 
  2. actors; 
  3. comedians;
  4. dancers;
  5. DJs;
  6. models;
  7. video vixens; and
  8. entertainers.

F7F – Requirements 

  1. Invitation letter from event organiser; 
  2. visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; 

F7F – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7F visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. the duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7F Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F7F Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7F – Fees 

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Definition

F7G Visa is issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of a study tour. It is a single-entry visa.      

F7G – Eligibility

F7G Visa is available to Students, Scholars, Course Participants on a study tour.

F7G – Requirements 

  1. Letter from approved Institution in Nigeria
  2. Visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; 
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds

F7G – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7G visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. the duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7G Visa is not permitted for employment or schooling.
  5. F7G Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7G – Fees 

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Definition

F7H Visa is an Academic Exchange Programme (AEP) Visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of an academic exchange programme. It is a single-entry visa.       

F7H – Eligibility

The F7H Visa is available to Students, Scholars, Course Participants on an AEP. 

F7H – Requirements 

  1. Letter from approved Institution in Nigeria
  2. Visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds 

F7H – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7H visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7H Visa is not permitted for employment or schooling.
  5. F7H Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7H – Fees 

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Definition

F7I Visa is an International Cultural Exchange Visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of cultural exchange activities. It is a single-entry visa.       

F7I – Eligibility

F7I is available to citizens of countries with which Nigeria has a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cultural exchange programmes. 

F7I – Requirements 

  1. Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with relevant government agency;
  2. Visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds 

F7I – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7I visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7I Visa is not permitted for employment or schooling.
  5. F7I Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7I – Fees 

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Definition

F7J Visa is a Humanitarian Services Visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of humanitarian services. It is a single-entry visa.       

F7J – Eligibility

F7J is available to humanitarian workers 

F7J – Requirements 

  1. Letter (MoU from National Planning Commission or other relevant agencies);
  2. Visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds 

F7J – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7J visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7J Visa is not permitted for employment or schooling.
  5. F7J Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7J – Fees 

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Definition 

F7K Visa is an Emergency/Relief Work Visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of emergency or relief work. It is a single-entry visa.        

F7K – Eligibility

F7K is available to Emergency and Relief workers. 

F7K – Requirements 

  1. letter or request from a relevant government agency; 
  2. Visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds 

F7K – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit the required documents for a F7K visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7K Visa is not permitted for employment or schooling.
  5. F7K Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7K – Fees 

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Definition

F7L Visa is issued to staff of International Non-Governmental Organisations seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of INGO activities. It is a single-entry visa.        

F7L – Eligibility

F7L is available to Staff of INGOs to perform INGO related activities. 

F7L – Requirements 

  1. MoU between Government of Nigeria and the INGO;
  2. Letter of Invitation from the National Planning Commission in favour of the INGO;
  3. Letter of invitation by INGO in Nigeria 
  4. Visa Application form;
  5. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  7. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  8. Evidence of return ticket;
  9. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  10. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds 

F7L – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7L visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7L Visa is not permitted for employment or schooling.
  5. F7L Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7L – Fees 

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Definition

F7M Visa is issued to staff of Non-Governmental Organisations seeking to visit Nigeria for the purpose of NGO activities. It is a single-entry visa. 

F7M – Eligibility

F7M is available to Staff of NGOs 

F7M – Requirements 

  1. Letter of invitation by NGO in Nigeria
  2. Visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable;
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds 

F7M – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for F7M visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F7M Visa is not permitted for employment or schooling.
  5. F7M Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F7M – Fees 

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Definition

F8A Visa is a single entry visa issued to experts invited by corporate bodies for a short period of time for the purpose of providing specialized skilled services. 

F8A – Eligibility

F8A is available to: 

  1. Experts invited by corporate bodies for the purpose of providing specialised skilled services such as:
  1. after sales Installation;
  2. commissioning;
  3. upgrading;
  4. Maintenance;
  5. Repairs of equipment and machinery;
  6. Training /capacity building for Nigerian staff; and
  7. Audit of machinery/ equipment and financial records.
  8. Crew members joining sea vessels or international airlines to attend to vessel equipment/machinery within the validity of F8A visa in line with international convention guiding maritime and airspace operations.  

F8A – Requirements 

  1. Visa Authority Letter (pre-approval letter); 
  2. Visa Application form;
  3. A Travel Document. See specification here
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  5. Crew member certificate (crew member only);
  6. professional operating licence (crew members only);
  7. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable; 
  8. Evidence of return ticket;
  9. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  10. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds 

F8A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Applicants must submit required documents for F8A visa via email twp@immigration.gov.ng, for Comptroller General of Immigration’s approval.  After securing a pre-approval letter from the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja , book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for F8A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. The duration of the permitted stay is 90 days single entry only.
  4. F8A Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F8A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

F8A – Fees 

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Definition

F9A Visa is a class of visa issued to ‘Nigerians by Birth’ who are holders of other National Passports and wish to visit Nigeria with the other National passport for the purpose of social and business visits.  

F9A – Eligibility

F9A Visa is available to Nigerians by birth (as defined by Section 25 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended)) holding other National Passports.  

F9A – Requirements 

  1. Visa Application form;
  2. A Travel Document. See specification here;
  3. Passport Photograph (See specification here);
  4. Proof of Nigerian citizenship (Parent’s passport data page and copy of Birth Certificate for minors);
  5. Evidence of visa fee payment where applicable; 
  6. Evidence of return ticket;
  7. Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria; and
  8. Evidence of sufficient funds without recourse to public funds 

F9A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for F9A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is 90 days single entry or multiple entry based on reciprocity within a 2 years period from the date the visa is granted so long as the passport remains valid. Number of years to be granted for multiple entry is subject to reciprocity and passport validity.
  4. F9A Visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. F9A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission or 14 days for the e-Visa channel and immediate for the VoA channel.

F9A – Fees 

F9A is issued gratis

Definition 

R11 Visa is a multiple-entry Temporary Work Permit Visa issued to experts seeking to take up temporary employment in Nigeria on invitation by corporate bodies for the purpose of providing specialized skilled services. 

It is a multiple entry visa with six months maximum length of stay (non-renewable), obtainable only at the Nigerian Mission in the applicant’s country of residence after the approval of the Comptroller General of Immigration.         

R11 – Eligibility

R11 Visa is available to:

    1. Persons wishing to obtain employment in Nigeria on a temporary basis for the purpose of providing specialized skilled services such as:
      • after sales Installation;
      • commissioning;
      • upgrading;
      • Maintenance;
      • Repairs of equipment and machinery;
      • Training /capacity building for Nigerian staff; and
      • Audit of machinery/ equipment and financial records.
    2. Crew members joining sea vessels or international airlines to attend to vessel equipment/machinery within the validity of R11 visa in line with international convention guiding maritime and airspace operations.  

R11 – Requirements 

R11 Visa applicants must submit the following requirements via twp@immigration.gov.ng:

      1. formal application for R11 Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting; Immigration Responsibility;
      2. Letters of Offer of Appointment and Acceptance of Offer;
      3. Educational qualifications and Curriculum Vitae; and
      4. Copy of travel document passport data page. 
      5. Company profile*
      6. Certificate of Incorporation*
      7. CAC 2 & 7*
      8. Evidence of existing contract or purchase / importation of machinery or equipment
      9. Passport Photograph (See specification here);

Duly completed visa application form.

* These requirements are for first time applications only

Note: Successful online payment is NOT AN APPROVAL for TWP

Submit the following requirements at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here:

      1. Visa Authority Letter (pre-approval visa letter);
      2. Travel Document; See specification here;
      3. Passport Photograph. (See specification here);
      4. Crew member certificate (crew member only);
      5. Professional operating license (crew members only);
      6. Letters of Offer of Appointment and Acceptance of Offer;
      7. Educational qualifications along with the original duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education of the applicant’s country and Curriculum Vitae;
      8. Evidence of visa fee payment, where applicable; and
      9. Evidence of financial support (means of sustenance).  

R11 – Application Procedure and other Conditions

      1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
      2. Submit required documents for R11 visa via twp@immigration.gov.ng  for Comptroller General of Immigration approval. After securing a pre-approval letter from the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja , book appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R11 visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
      3. Duration of permitted stay is six (6) months multiple-entry, to be undertaken within the 6 months period granted from the date of issue provided the passport still remains valid;
      4. R11 visa is permitted for temporary employment for a period of 6 months non-renewable;
      5. R11 Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission;

R11 – Fees 

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Definition

The R1A Visa is a class of visa issued to Accredited Diplomats in Nigeria. The visa allows holders to perform Diplomatic activities or work in Nigeria as an Accredited Diplomat.  Specific activities or work to be performed must be governmental in nature and character.

R1A – Eligibility

The R1A Visa is available to Accredited Diplomats.

R1A – Requirements 

  1. Note Verbal/Diplomatic from home country;
  2. Diplomatic Passport. See specification here;
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here);  

R1A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application here
  2. Submit application with required documents at the Consulate General of Nigeria: 8060 Roswell Road, Atlanta GA 30350. 
  3. Duration of permitted stay is two (2) years (renewable).
  4. R1A visa is permitted for Diplomatic activities/ Work in Nigeria as Accredited Diplomats.
  5. R1A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R1A – Fees 

R1A visa is issued gratis.

Definition 

R1B Visa is a class of visa issued to spouses of accredited Diplomats in Nigeria, as accompanying spouse 

R1B – Eligibility

R1B Visa is available to Spouse of Accredited Diplomats to Nigeria only.

R1B – Requirements 

  1. Note Verbal/Diplomatic from home country;
  2. Travel Document. See specification here;
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  5. Evidence of Marriage (copy of marriage certificate)

R1B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application here
  2. Submit application with required documents at the Consulate General of Nigeria: 8060 Roswell Road, Atlanta GA 30350. 
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R1B visa is not permitted for employment except where there is an MoU
  5. R1B Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission;

R1B – Fees 

R1B visa is issued gratis.

Definition

R1C Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependants who are Minors accompanying accredited Diplomats to Nigeria.

R1C – Eligibility

R1C Visa is available to dependents who are MINORS (sons/daughters) accompanying accredited Diplomats to Nigeria.

R1C – Requirements 

  1. Note verbal/Diplomatic from home country;
  2. Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R1C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application here
  2. Submit application with required documents at the Consulate General of Nigeria: 8060 Roswell Road, Atlanta GA 30350. 
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R1C visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R1C Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R1C – Fees 

R1C visa is issued gratis.

Definition

R1D Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are 18 years and above accompanying accredited Diplomats to Nigeria.

R1D – Eligibility

R1D Visa is available to dependents who are 18 years & above unmarried sons/daughters accompanying accredited Diplomats to Nigeria.

R1D – Requirements 

  1. Note verbal/Diplomatic from home country;
  2. Travel Document. See specification here;
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R1D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application here
  2. Submit application with required documents at the Consulate General of Nigeria: 8060 Roswell Road, Atlanta GA 30350. 
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R1D visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R1D Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R1D – Fees 

R1D visa is issued gratis.

Definition

R1E Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying accredited Diplomats to Nigeria. 

R1E – Eligibility

R1E Visa is available to dependents who are aged parents (65 year & above) accompanying accredited Diplomats to Nigeria.

R1E – Requirements 

  1. Note verbal/Diplomatic from home country;
  2. Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R1E – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application here
  2. Submit application with required documents at the Consulate General of Nigeria: 8060 Roswell Road, Atlanta GA 30350. 
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R1E visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R1E Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R1E – Fees 

R1E visa is issued gratis.

Definition

R2A Visa is a class of visa issued to EXPATRIATES seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of taking up employment in Nigeria, based on expatriate quota position.

R2A – Eligibility

R2A Visa is available to employed migrants (expatriates) on valid quota positions.

R2A – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R2A Visa from the Employer / Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here)
  5. Expatriate Quota Approval;
  6. Certificate of Incorporation/ evidence of business permit (where applicable);
  7. Letters of Offer of Appointment and Acceptance of Offer;
  8. Educational qualifications (along with the original copy duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education of the applicant’s country) and Curriculum Vitae; and
  9. Extract of Board Resolutions for CEO, MDs and GMs. 

R2A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R2A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is two (2) years which is renewable;
  4. R2A visa is permitted for employment and residence;
  5. R2A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission;

R2A – Fees 

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Definition

R2B Visa is a class of visa issued to spouses accompanying employed expatriates placed on quota in Nigeria.

R2B – Eligibility

R2B Visa is available to spouses of employed Expatriates on quota.

R2B – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R2B Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel document. See specification here
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  6. Evidence of Marriage (copy of marriage certificate)

R2B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R2B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R2B visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. R2B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R2B – Fees 

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Definition

R2C Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are Minors accompanying employed expatriates on quota.

R2C – Eligibility

R2C Visa is available to dependants who are MINORS (sons/daughters) accompanying employed expatriates on quota to Nigeria.

R2C – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R2C Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R2C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R2C visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R2C visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R2C Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R2C – Fees 

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Definition

R2D Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are 18 years and above accompanying employed expatriates on quota.

R2D – Eligibility

R2D Visa is available to dependents who are 18 years & above, unmarried sons/daughters accompanying employed expatriates on quota.

R2D – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R2D Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R2D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R2D visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R2D visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R2D Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R2D – Fees 

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Definition

R2E Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying employed expatriates on a quota. 

R2E – Eligibility

R2E Visa is available to dependents who are aged parents (65 year & above) accompanying employed expatriates on quota.

R2E – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R2E Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here)

R2E – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R2E visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R2E visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R2E Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R2E – Fees 

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Definition

R3A Visa is a class of visa issued to EXPATRIATES seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of taking up employment within FREE ZONES in Nigeria.

R3A – Eligibility

R3A Visa is available to expatriates employed to work within Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3A – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R3A Visa from the Employer / Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  5. Free Zone Authority letter;
  6. Letters of Offer of Appointment and Acceptance of Offer;
  7. Educational qualifications (along with the original copy duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education of the applicant’s country); and
  8. Extract of Board Resolutions for CEO, MDs and GMs.

R3A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R3A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is two (2) years which is renewable;
  4. R3A visa is permitted for employment and residence as an Expatriate within Free Zones in Nigeria;
  5. R3A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission;

R3A – Fees 

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Definition

R3B Visa is a class of visa issued to spouses accompanying employed expatriates working within Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3B – Eligibility

R3B Visa is available to spouses of Expatriates employed to work within Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3B – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R3B Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel document. See specification here 
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  6. Evidence of Marriage (copy of marriage certificate)

R3B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R3B visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R3B visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. R3B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R3B – Fees 

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Definition 

R3C Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are Minors accompanying expatriates employed to work within Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3C – Eligibility

R3C Visa is available to dependents who are MINORS (sons/daughters) accompanying employed to work within Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3C – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R3C Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R3C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R3C visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R3C visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R3C Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R3C – Fees 

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Definition 

R3D Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are 18 years and above accompanying expatriates employed to work within the Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3D – Eligibility

R3D Visa is available to dependents who are 18 years & above unmarried sons/daughters accompanying expatriates employed to work within Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3D – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R3D Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R3D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R3D visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R3D visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R3D Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R3D – Fees 

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Definition

R3E Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying expatriates employed to work within Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3E – Eligibility

R3E Visa is available to dependents who are aged parents (65 year & above) accompanying expatriates employed to work with Free Zones in Nigeria.

R3E – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R3E Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here)

R3E – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R3E visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R3E visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R3E Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R3E – Fees 

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Definition 

R4A Visa is a class of visa issued to EXPATRIATES seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of taking up employment with the Federal, State or Local Government in Nigeria as Government Officials.

R4A – Eligibility

R4A Visa is available to expatriates employed by the Government as Government Officials (GO) in Nigeria including foreign technical experts coming to Nigeria in pursuance of a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and foreign government.

R4A – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R4A Visa from the Employer (Government) / Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Travel Document. See specification here;
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  5. Letters of employment by the Government and Acceptance of Offer;
  6. Educational qualifications (along with the original copy duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education of the applicant’s country) and curriculum vitae.

R4A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R4A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is two (2) years which is renewable;
  4. R4A visa is permitted for employment as a Government Official in Nigeria.
  5. R4A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R4A – Fees 

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Definition 

R4B Visa is a class of visa issued to a spouse of an expatriate accompanying an expatriate employed as a GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL in Nigeria.

R4B – Eligibility

R4B Visa is available to spouses of Expatriates employed by the government as Government officials in Nigeria.

R4B – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R4B Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  6. Evidence of Marriage (copy of marriage certificate)

R4B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R4B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R4B visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. R4B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R4B – Fees 

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Definition 

R4C Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are Minors accompanying expatriates employed as Government Officials in Nigeria.

R4C – Eligibility

R4C Visa is available to dependents who are MINORS accompanying expatriates employed as Government Officials in Nigeria.

R4C – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R4C Visa from the Employer (Government) / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R4C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R4C visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R4C visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R4C Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R4C – Fees 

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Definition

R4D Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are 18 years and above accompanying expatriates employed as Government Officials in Nigeria.

R4D – Eligibility

R4D Visa is available to dependents who are 18 years & above unmarried sons/daughters accompanying expatriates employed as Government Officials in Nigeria.

R4D – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R4D Visa from the Employer (Government) / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R4D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R4D visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R4D visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R4D Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R4D – Fees 

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Definition 

R4E Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying expatriates employed by Governments as Government Officials in Nigeria.

R4E – Eligibility

R4E Visa is available to dependents who are aged parents (65 year & above) accompanying expatriates employed by Governments as Government Officials in Nigeria.

R4E – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R4E Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here)

R4E – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R4E visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R4E visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R4E Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R4E – Fees 

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Definition

R5A Visa is a class of visa issued to persons seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of taking up employment with International Non-Governmental Organisations operating in Nigeria.

R5A – Eligibility

R5A Visa is available to INGO workers in Nigeria.

R5A – Requirements 

  1. Letter (MoU from National Planning Commission or other relevant agencies);
  2. Formal application for R5A Visa from the Employer / Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  3. Copy of registration of INGO;
  4. Travel Document. See specification here;
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  7. Letters of employment by the Government and Acceptance of Offer;
  8. Educational qualifications (along with the original copy duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education of the applicant’s country) and curriculum vitae.

R5A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R5A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is two (2) years which is renewable;
  4. R5A visa is permitted for employment as an INGO worker in Nigeria.
  5. R5A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R5A – Fees 

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Definition 

R5B Visa is a class of visa issued to spouses accompanying INGO staff working in Nigeria.

R5B – Eligibility

R5B Visa is available to spouses of INGO Staff working in Nigeria.

R5B – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R5B Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel document. See specification here
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  6. Evidence of Marriage (copy of marriage certificate)

R5B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R5B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R5B visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. R5B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R5B – Fees 

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Definition

R5C Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are Minors accompanying INGO staff working in Nigeria.

R5C – Eligibility

R5C Visa is available to dependents who are MINORS (sons and daughters) accompanying INGO staff working in Nigeria.

R5C – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R4C Visa from the Employer (Government) / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R5C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R5C visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here 
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R5C visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R5C Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R5C – Fees 

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Definition 

R5D Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are 18 years and above accompanying INGO Staff working in Nigeria.

R5D – Eligibility

R5D Visa is available to dependents who are 18 years & above unmarried sons/daughters accompanying INGO Staff working in Nigeria.

R5D – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R5D Visa from the Employer (Government) / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R5D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R5D visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here 
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R5D visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R5D Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R5D – Fees 

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Definition

R5E Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying INGO Staff working in Nigeria.

R5E – Eligibility

R5E Visa is available to dependents who are aged parents (65 year & above) accompanying INGO Staff working in Nigeria.

R5E – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R4E Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here) 

R5E – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R5E visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here 
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R5E visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R5E Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R5E – Fees 

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Definition

R6A Visa is a class of visa issued to persons seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of taking up employment as a Cleric.

R6A – Eligibility

R6A Visa is available to clerics for performing clerical services in Nigeria.

R6A – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R6A Visa from the Employer / Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Travel Document. See specification here
  3. Visa application form; and
  4. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  5. Letters of employment by the Government and Acceptance of Offer;
  6. Educational qualifications (along with the original copy duly attested by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or Ministry of Education of the applicant’s country) and curriculum vitae.

R6A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R6A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is two (2) years which is renewable;
  4. R6A visa is permitted for employment as a cleric in Nigeria.
  5. R6A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R6A – Fees 

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Definition

R6B Visa is a class of visa issued to spouses accompanying clerics performing clergy services in Nigeria.

R6B – Eligibility

R6B Visa is available to spouses accompanying clerics resident in Nigeria.

R6B – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R6B Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel document. See specification here 
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  6. Evidence of Marriage (copy of marriage certificate).

R6B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R6B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R6B visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. R6B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R6B – Fees 

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Definition

R6C Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are Minors accompanying clerics performing clergy services in Nigeria.

R6C – Eligibility

R6C Visa is available to dependents who are MINORS (sons and daughters) accompanying clerics performing clergy services in Nigeria.

R6C – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R4C Visa from the Employer (Government) / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R6C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R6C visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R6C visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R6C Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R6C – Fees 

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Definition

R6D Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are 18 years and above accompanying clerics performing clergy services in Nigeria.

R6D – Eligibility

R6D Visa is available to dependents who are 18 years & above unmarried sons/daughters accompanying clerics performing clergy services in Nigeria.

R6D – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R6D Visa from the Employer (Government) / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 

R6D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R6D visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R6D visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R6D Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R6D – Fees 

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Definition

R6E Visa is a class of visa issued to Dependents who are aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying clerics performing clergy services in Nigeria.

R6E – Eligibility

R6E Visa is available to dependents who are aged parents (65 year & above) accompanying clerics performing clergy services in Nigeria.

R6E – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R6E Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here;
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here)

R6E – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R6E visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R6E visa is not permitted for employment;
  5. R6E Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R6E – Fees 

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Definition

R7A Visa is a class of visa issued to foreign students seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of studying.

R7A – Eligibility

R7A Visa is available to foreign students seeking to study in Nigeria.

R7A – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R7A Visa by the Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Admission Letter from an accredited institution;
  3. Visa application form;
  4. A travel document. See specification here;
  5. Passport Photograph. (See specification here)
  6. Proof of payment of required minimum tuition fee.

R7A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R7A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is two (2) years which is renewable;
  4. R7A visa is permitted for residence as a student in Nigeria.
  5. R7A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R7A – Fees 

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Definition

R7B Visa is a class of visa issued to spouses accompanying foreign students studying in Nigeria.

R7B – Eligibility

R7B visa is available to spouses accompanying foreign students in Nigeria.

R7B – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R7B Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Evidence of means of sustenance; and
  4. Travel document. See specification here
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  7. Evidence of Marriage (copy of marriage certificate).

R7B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R7B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R7B visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. R7B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R7B – Fees 

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Definition 

R8A Visa is a class of visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of the Academic Exchange Programme.

R8A – Eligibility

R8A Visa is available to Academic Exchange Programme participants in Nigeria.

R8A – Requirements 

  1. MoU with relevant Institutions;
  2. Formal application for R8A Visa by the Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  3. Visa application form;
  4. A travel document: See specification here
  5. Passport Photograph. (See specification here).

R8A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for R8A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is two (2) years which is renewable;
  4. R8A visa is permitted for residence as a student in Nigeria.
  5. R8A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R8A – Fees 

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Definition 

R8B Visa is a class of visa issued to spouses accompanying AEP participants in Nigeria where applicable.

R8B – Eligibility

R8B Visa is available to spouse accompanying AEP participants in Nigeria 

R8B – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for R8B Visa from the Employer / Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  2. Letter from the principal immigrant;
  3. Evidence of means of sustenance; and
  4. Travel document. See specification here
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  7. Evidence of Marriage (copy of marriage certificate).

R8B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R8B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is subject to validity of the principal’s permit;
  4. R8B visa is not permitted for employment.
  5. R8B Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R8B – Fees 

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Definition 

R9A Visa is a class of visa issued to foreign nationals seeking to enter Nigeria for the purpose of an internship programme.

R9A – Eligibility

R9A is available to foreign interns.

R9A – Requirements 

  1. Letter of acceptance of internship by institution in Nigeria;
  2. Formal application for R9A Visa by the Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility;
  3. Visa application form;
  4. A travel document: See specification here
  5. Passport Photograph. (See specification here).

R9A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for R9A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is one (1) year.
  4. R9A is permitted to reside and participate in an internship programme.
  5. R9A Visa is valid for only 30 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

R9A – Fees 

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Definition

N1A Visa is a Permanent Residence Visa issued to spouses of Nigerian Citizens in compliance with the provisions of Section 37 (10) of Immigration Act 2015. 

A Spouse is a legally wedded husband (male) or wife (female).

Note: 

  • Merely living together does not qualify as marriage for immigration purposes.
  • In case of polygamy, only one spouse may qualify for immigration purpose.         

N1A – Eligibility

N1A visa is available to spouses of Nigerian citizens

N1A – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for N1A visa by Nigerian spouse;
  2. Evidence of spouse’s Nigerian citizenship;
  3. Evidence of marriage (marriage certificate, etc);
  4. Visa application form;
  5. Travel document. See specification here
  6. Passport Photograph; See specification here
  7. Evidence of visa fee payment.  

N1A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N1A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here .
  3. Duration of permitted stay is permanent (Residence Permit is subject to Passport Validity). Multiple Entry.
  4. N1A is not permitted for employment.
  5. N1A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.
  6. Visa fee is as stated under table of fees.
  7. Filing fee as applicable.

N1A – Fees 

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Definition

N2A Visa is a Permanent Residence Visa issued to Nigerians by birth who renounced Nigerian citizenship. The objective is to fulfil the provision of Section 37 (12) of Immigration Act 2015 and foster family links.    

N2A – Eligibility

N2A visa is available to Nigerians by birth who renounced Nigerian citizenship. 

N2A – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for N2A visa;
  2. Certificate of renunciation of Nigerian Citizenship;
  3. Visa application form;
  4. Travel document See specification here
  5. Passport Photograph; See specification here
  6. Evidence of visa fee payment.  

N2A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N2A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is permanent (Residence Permit is subject to Passport Validity). Multiple Entry.
  4. Duration of permitted stay is permanent (Residence Permit subject to Passport Validity). Multiple Entry.
  5. N2A is permitted for residence.
  6. N2A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N2A – Fees 

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Definition

N2B Visa is a Permanent Residence Visa issued to spouses of Nigerians by birth who renounced Nigerian citizenship.    

N2B – Eligibility

N2B visa is available to spouses of Nigerian citizens who renounced Nigerian Citizenship. 

N2B – Requirements 

  1. Formal application for N2B visa by Nigerian spouse who renounced Nigerian citizenship;
  2. Certificate of Spouse’s renunciation of Nigerian Citizenship;
  3. Evidence of marriage;
  4. Visa application form;
  5. Travel document. See specification here
  6. Passport Photograph; See specification here
  7. Evidence of Visa fee payment.  

N2B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N2B visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is permanent (Residence Permit is subject to Passport Validity). Multiple Entry.
  4. Duration of permitted stay is permanent (Residence Permit subject to Passport Validity). Multiple Entry.
  5. N2B is not permitted for employment.
  6. N2B Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N2B – Fees 

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Definition

N3A Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to potential small enterprise investors who wish to invest in Nigeria.

N3A – Eligibility

N3A visa is available to Small scale enterprise investors.

N3A – Requirements 

  1. Evidence of US$250,000 - US$500,000 as importation and retention of investors’ capital;
  2. Police report from each country in which applicant was resident in the last 5 years;
  3. Documentary proof of investment in Nigeria such as: Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) documents, land property/office location, C of O/tenancy agreement;
  4. Travel Document. See specification here
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  7. Evidence of visa fee payment.

N3A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N3A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Residence Permit is 5 years (renewable). Multiple entry,
  4. N3A permits holders to invest and reside in Nigeria. Investor capital retained in Nigeria;
  5. N3A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N3A – Fees 

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Definition 

N3B Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to potential medium enterprise investors who wish to invest in Nigeria.

N3B – Eligibility

N3B visa is available to medium scale enterprise investors.

N3B – Requirements 

  1. Evidence of US$500,001 - US$1,000,000 as importation and retention of investors’ capital;
  2. Police report from countries in which applicant was resident in the last 5 years;
  3. Documentary proof of investment in Nigeria;
  4. Travel document. See specification here 
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  7. Evidence of visa fee payment.

N3B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N3B visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Residence Permit is 5 years (renewable). Multiple entry;
  4. N3B permits holders to invest and reside in Nigeria. Investor capital retained in Nigeria;
  5. N3B Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N3B – Fees 

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Definition

N3C Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to potential large-scale corporation investors who wish to invest in Nigeria.

N3C – Eligibility

N3C visa is available to large-scale corporation investors.

N3C – Requirements 

  1. Evidence of US$1,000,001 - US$10,000,000 as importation and retention of investors’ capital;
  2. Police report from countries in which applicant was resident in the last 5 years;
  3. Documentary proof of investment in Nigeria;
  4. Travel Document. See specification here
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  7. Evidence of visa fee payment.

N3C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N3C visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Residence Permit is 5 years (renewable). Multiple entry;
  4. N3C permits holders to invest and reside in Nigeria. Investor capital retained in Nigeria;
  5. N3C Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N3C – Fees 

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Definition

N3D Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to potential ultra large-scale corporation investors who wish to invest in Nigeria.

N3D – Eligibility

N3D visa is available to Ultra large-scale corporation investors.

N3D – Requirements 

  1. Evidence of US$10,000,000 and above as importation and retention of investors’ capital
  2. Police report from countries in which applicant was resident in the last 5 years
  3. Documentary proof of investment in Nigeria
  4. Travel Document. See specification here
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  7. Evidence of visa fee payment

N3D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N3D visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Residence Permit is 5 years (renewable). Multiple entry;
  4. N3D permits holders to invest and reside in Nigeria. Investor capital retained in Nigeria;
  5. N3D Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission;

N3D – Fees 

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Definition

N3E Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to potential Oil, Gas & Power Sector investors who wish to invest in Nigeria.

N3E – Eligibility

N3E visa is available to Oil, Gas & Power Sector investors.

N3E – Requirements 

  1. Evidence of US$100,000,000 and above as importation and retention of investors’ capital;
  2. Police report from countries in which applicant was resident in the last 5 years
  3. Documentary proof of investment in Nigeria;
  4. Travel Document. See specification here 
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here)
  7. Evidence visa fee payment.

N3E – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N3E visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Residence Permit is 5 years (renewable). Multiple entry.
  4. N3E permits holders to invest and reside in Nigeria. Investor capital is retained in Nigeria.
  5. N3E Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N3E – Fees 

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Definition 

N4A Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to foreign nationals who possess knowledge, abilities and technical skills to be classified as highly skilled in the areas considered relevant to the current and future needs of the Nigerian economy.    

N4A – Eligibility

N4A visa is available to Foreign nationals who possess knowledge, abilities and technical skills to be classified as highly skilled in the areas considered relevant to the current and future needs of the Nigerian economy. 

N4A – Requirements 

  1. Recommendation by National Scarce Skills Audit;
  2. Vetted Credentials and Curriculum Vitae/skill;
  3. Visa application form;
  4. Travel document. See specification here 
  5. passport Photograph; See specification here
  6. Evidence of Visa fee payment.  

N4A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for N4A visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. Duration of permitted stay is permanent (Residence Permit is subject to Passport Validity). Multiple Entry.
  4. N4A visa permits issuance of 5 years work permit and Multiple entry;
  5. N4A permits holders to work and reside in Nigeria;
  6. N4A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N4A – Fees 

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Definition 

N5A Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to foreign national retirees who wish to reside in Nigeria after 20 years of service in Nigeria and aged 65 years and above.

N5A – Eligibility

N5A visa is available to Foreign National Retirees (65 years and above) who retired in Nigeria after a minimum of 20 years of Service.

N5A – Requirements 

  1. Retirement letter in Nigeria/Records;
  2. Evidence of continuous residence for an aggregate period of 15 years;
  3. Evidence of means of livelihood;
  4. Visa application form;
  5. A travel document: See specification here
  6. Passport Photograph. (See specification here).
  7. Evidence of visa fee payment.

N5A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Submit application and required documents for N5A visa at the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters or Book appointment for biometric and submit required documents at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. N5A visa permits issuance of 2 years residence permit (renewable). Multiple entry.
  4. N5A permit holders to reside in Nigeria. Not valid for employment.
  5. N5A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission/Service Headquarters.

N5A – Fees 

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Definition

N5B Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to foreign national retirees (65 years and above) who retired abroad and wish to reside in Nigeria.

N5B – Eligibility

N5B visa is available to Foreign National Retirees (65 years and above) who retired abroad. 

N5B – Requirements 

  1. Importation of funds (Bank instruction);
  2. Health insurance;
  3. Evidence of means of livelihood;
  4. Travel document. See specification here 
  5. Visa application form; and
  6. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  7. Police clearance from home country; and
  8. Evidence of visa fee payment.

N5B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for N5B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. N5B visa permit issuance of 2 years residence permit (renewable). Multiple entry.
  4. N5B permit holders to reside in Nigeria. Not valid for employment.
  5. N5B Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N5B – Fees 

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Definition

N6A Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to spouses accompanying Permanent Residence Visa holders (Investors, Highly Skilled Immigrant and Retiree) to reside in Nigeria.

N6A – Eligibility

N6A visa is available to Spouses of holders of N3A, N3B, N3C, N3D, N3E, N4A, N5A and N5B Visas.

N6A – Requirements 

  1. Application for N6A visa by the principal;
  2. Evidence of marriage;
  3. Travel document. See specification here
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  6. Evidence of visa fee payment.

N6A – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N6A visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. N6A visa permits issuance of residence permit subject to validity of the principal’s permit.
  4. N6A permits holders to reside in Nigeria. Not valid for employment.
  5. N6A Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N6A – Fees 

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Definition

N6B Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to dependents (less than 18 years) of Permanent Residence Visa holders (Investors, Highly Skilled Immigrants and Retirees) who wish to reside in Nigeria.

N6B – Eligibility

N6B visa is available to Dependent (less than 18 years) sons and daughters of holders of N3A, N3B, N3C, N3D, N3E, N4A, N5A and N5B Visas.

N6B – Requirements 

  1. Application for N6B visa by the principal;
  2. Visa application form;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  6. Evidence of visa fee payment.

N6B – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for N6B visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. N6B visa permits issuance of residence subject to validity of the principal’s permit.
  4. N6B permits holders to reside in Nigeria. Not valid for employment.
  5. N6B Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N6B – Fees 

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Definition 

N6C Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to dependents (18 years and above) of Permanent Residence Visa holders (Investors, Highly Skilled Immigrants and Retirees) who wish to reside in Nigeria

N6C – Eligibility

N6C visa is available to Dependents (18 years and above) , unmarried sons/daughters of holders of N3A, N3B, N3C, N3D, N3E, N4A, N5A and N5B Visas.

N6C – Requirements 

  1. Application for N6C visa by the principal;
  2. Visa application form;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here 
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (See specification here); 
  6. Evidence of visa fee payment

N6C – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometric and submit required documents for N6C visa at OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. N6C visa permits issuance of residence subject to validity of the principal.
  4. N6C permits holders to reside in Nigeria. Not valid for employment.
  5. N6C Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N6C – Fees 

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Definition 

N6D Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to dependents (Aged Parents, 65 years and above) of Permanent Residence Visa holders (Investors, Highly Skilled Immigrants and Retirees) who wish to reside in Nigeria. 

N6D – Eligibility

N6D Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visa issued to dependent (Aged Parents, 65 years and above) of Permanent Residence Visa holders (Investors, Highly Skilled Immigrants and Retirees) who wish to reside in Nigeria

N6D – Requirements 

  1. Application for N6D visa by the principal;
  2. Visa application form;
  3. Travel Document. See specification here
  4. Visa application form; and
  5. Passport Photograph (see specification here); 
  6. Evidence of visa fee payment

N6D – Application Procedure and other Conditions

  1. Complete online visa application and make payment here
  2. Book an appointment for biometrics and submit required documents for N6D visa at the OIS office in Atlanta or Houston. See location information here.
  3. N6C visa permits issuance of residence subject to validity of the principal.
  4. N6C permits holders to reside in Nigeria. Not valid for employment.
  5. N6C Visa is valid for only 90 days from the date of issue at the Mission.

N6D – Fees 

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  • ECOWAS Free Movement Protocols

Country

Maximum Period of Stay Without Visa

  1. Benin Republic

90 days

  1. Burkina Faso

90 days

  1. Cape Verde

90 days

  1. Cote D’Ivoire

90 days

  1. The Gambia

90 days

  1. Ghana

90 days

  1. Guinea

90 days

  1. Guinea Bissau

90 days

  1. Liberia

90 days

  1. Mali

90 days

  1. Niger Republic

90 days

  1. Senegal

90 days

  1. Sierra Leone

90 days

  1. Togo

90 days



  • VISA Abolition Agreement – F1B

 

Country

Maximum Period of Stay Without Visa

  1. Republic Cameroon

90 days

  1. Chad Republic

90 days


  • Visa Waiver for International Organisations – F1C

Holders of Official Travel Documents (Laissez Passer) from the following International Organisations on official assignments only may visit Nigeria without visa provided they meet certain entry conditions:

Organisation

Maximum Period of Stay Without Visa

  1. United Nations Organisation (UN);

90 days

  1. African Union Commission (AU);

90 days

  1. ECOWAS Commission; and

90 days

  1. African Development Bank (AfDB)

90 days


  • Reciprocity Visa Waiver Agreement Countries – F1D

Citizens of the following countries holding Diplomatic or Official Passport can travel to Nigeria without visa based on Bilateral/Multilateral agreement on the Principle of Reciprocity and certain entry conditions:

 

Organisation

Eligible Travel Document

Maximum Period of Stay Without Visa

  1. Brazil

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Venezuela

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Kenya

Diplomatic Passport Only

90 days

  1. China

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Cuba

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Sudan

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Namibia

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. South Africa

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Mauritius

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Singapore

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Turkey

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Tanzania

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Rwanda

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

  1. Ethiopia 

Diplomatic or Official Passport

90 days

General Requirement Specifications

Travel Document Specification

  1. Travel document (Passport) must be valid at least 180 days after the intended date of departure to Nigeria. If a multiple-entry visa is applied for, the passport must be valid 90 days after the last intended date of departure; and
  2. Passport must be valid in the country of issue;
  3. Passport must have at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement. 

Passport Photograph Specification

  1. Two (2) recent colour passport photographs taken within the last 30 days to reflect current appearance.
  2. Files with Extension jpg, png, jpeg are allowed only. Please upload a valid passport photograph with photo specs as below:
  • Dimensions: (200 X 450) pixels.
  • Color: Full color.
  • Head size: Head must be between 29mm and 34mm.
  • Background: White.
  • Smile: Neutral expression.
  • Eyes: Visible and open.
  • Glasses: None, only daily wearing glasses.
  • Headgear: None allowed, only for religious purposes.

Visa Application form

  1. Application form must be filled in correctly.
  2. The person(s) exercising the parental authority or the legal guardian for the minor must sign for the minor.
  3. Application form is to be completed in English Language.

Biometric

Applicants’ fingerprints (biometric) will be taken upon successful submission of application at OIS Office in Atlanta. Diplomats are exempted from biometric enrolment. 

Interview

Irrespective of where an application has been submitted (Consulate or VAC) and whether the application has been submitted by the applicant in person or not, the applicant may be called for an interview at the Consulate.

Contact Information

OIS Atlanta GA Office
918 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite 204, Roswell,
Atlanta, GA 30076
Tel: +1 404 695 6373
Email: infoatlanta@oisservices.com
Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm) 

OIS Houston TX Office
Suite 745, 9894 Bissonnet Street,
Houston, TX 77036
Tel: +1 713-771-1871
Opening times: Monday to Friday (9:00am – 4:00pm) 

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