Visas

Announcement:

60 DAY NATIONAL ACTION PLAN ON DOING BUSINESS IN NIGERIA.

      This is to inform prospective visa applicants that the Federal Government of Nigeria has directed her missions abroad, effective from 21st February, 2017, to expedite action in the processes of issuing visas within 48 hours.

The purpose is to encourage well-meaning Businesses/ Companies /Foreign Investors into the Nigerian economy though economic and visa reforms that aimed at removing obstacles to doing business in Nigeria.

The Embassy hereby encourages Korean nationals and other nationals legally resident in the Republic of Korea to take advantage of the 60 day investment window that is opened by the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council,(PEBC) chaired by His Excellency, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 

CATEGORIES OF VISAS AVAILABLE TO EXPATRIATES DESIROUS OF TRAVELING TO NIGERIA FOR VARIOUS REASONS & PURPOSES

In the Republic of Korea, Nigerian Visas are obtained at the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigerian, No. 13 Jongmun-ro 6gil, Yungsan-gu, Seoul 140-817.

NOTE: 1.All payments must be made online and not though a Third Party (Agents)
             2. For appropriate Visa fee check, https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines
See Requirements below and download Form.

  1. Transit Visa                                                     Form
  2. Business Visa                                                  Form
  3. Tourist                                                              Form
  4. Official / Diplomatic Visa                             Form
  5. Subject to Regularization (STR) Visa         Form
  6. Temporary Work Permit (TWP)                 Form
  7. Journalist Visa                                               Form

TRANSIT VISA

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40 mm) photograph
  • Confirmed ticket to destination outside Nigeria
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of Hotel Reservation
  • Online payment of visa fees at http://www.immigration.gov.ng. Acknowledgement slip and visa payment slip

Transit Visa Forms                    Download Forms

BUSINESS VISA

Class of Persons Eligible to Business Visa

  • Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Meeting, Conference, Seminar, Contract Negotiation, Marketing, Sales, Purchase distribution of Nigerian Goods, Trade Fairs, Job Interviews, Training of Nigerians, Emergency/Relief work, Crew members, Staff of NGOs, Staff of INGOs, Researchers, Musical Concerts.

Caution: Note that this Visa is not valid for employment.

Requirements

  1. Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
  2. Two (2) recent passport sized (35/40mm) photograph.
  3. Evidence of sufficient funds.
  4. Evidence of Hotel Reservation/host address in Nigeria.
  5. Vaccine / Yellow Fever  Card + Copy
  6. A Copy of Letter of Invitation (The Embassy requires the original be sent from Nigeria)
  7. Trip Plan (Flight reservation and Accommodation or proof of sustenance)
  8. Flight return ticket
  9. Visa Acknowledgment Slip – immigration.gov.ng
  10. Visa Payment Slip –  immigration.gov.ng)
  11. Visa Forms (Download Visa Application Form from immigration.gov.ng )
  12. Certificate of Incorporation
  13. Letter requesting Visa (In English)
  14. CV in English

Business Visa Form             Download Form

 

TOURIST / VISITOR’S VISA

  1. 2  recent Passport sized (35/40 mm) photos
  2. Passport Bio data page + photocopy (passport should be valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  3. Vaccine / Yellow Fever  Card + Copy
  4. A Copy of Letter of Invitation (The Embassy requires the original be sent from Nigeria)
  5. Trip Plan (Flight reservation and Accommodation or proof of sustenance)
  6. Letter of invitation from host in Nigeria (for foreign travellers who wish to visit family and friends)
  7. Flight return ticket Visa Forms  (Download Visa Application Form from www.immigration.gov.ng )
  8. Visa Acknowledgment Slip – www.immigration.gov.ng
  9. Visa Payment Slip –  www.immigration.gov.ng
  10. Certificate of Incorporation
  11. Letter requesting Visa (In English)
  12. CV in English

Tourist Visa Form        Download Form

 

OFFICIAL / DIPLOMATIC VISA

Who qualifies?

  1. Visiting Heads of State and their families
  2. Top officials of Government and their families
  3. Diplomats and their families
  4. Holders of United Nations Diplomatic Passport
  5. Members of accredited Diplomatic Missions
  6. Members of International organizations
  7. Members of accredited International Non- Governmental Organizations

Requirements for the issuance of Official / Diplomatic Visa

  1. Valid official or diplomatic passports
  2. Valid standard, official or diplomatic passports
  3. Note Verbal from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Republic of Korea
  4. Note Verbal from Diplomatic, Consular and International Organisations accredited in the Republic of Korea

       Official / Diplomatic Visa Form             Download Form

 

STR VISA  (SUBJECT TO REGULATION)

Who qualifies?

  • Expatriates employed by individuals, corporate bodies or governments (i.e.to take up employment in Nigeria)

Requirements for the issuance of STR Visa / Entry Permit

  1. Obtainable only from Nigerian Missions in the countries where applicants are domiciled for at least six (6) months
  2. Valid passport with minimum of 6 months validity
  3. Letter of employment
  4. Letter of Acceptance of Work
  5. Expatriate quota approval
  6. Credentials of the applicant
  7. Duly completed form IMM 22 (Fill Form in Quadruplicate (4) )
  8. Curriculum Vitae/ Resume
  9. For chief executive officers (C.E.O) of corporate organizations, there is need for extract of the minutes of the Board’s resolution
  10. Photocopies of all previous visas
  11. Letter for authentication
  12. Passport + photocopy
  13. Vaccine / Yellow Fever Card + photocopy
  14. A Copy of Letter of Invitation (The Embassy requires the original be sent from Nigeria)
  15. Trip Plan (Flight reservation and Accommodation or proof of sustenance)
  16. Visa Acknowledgment Slip – immigration.gov.ng
  17. Visa Payment Slip –  immigration.gov.ng
  18. Certificate of Incorporation
  19. Letter requesting Visa (In English)
  20. CV in English
  21. Expatriate Quota (Authorization from the Immigration Services in Nigeria)
  22. Original and photocopy of certificates or professional diplomas translated and authenticated by a Notary public.

STR Visa Form                  Download Form 

 

T.W.P VISA  (TEMPORARY WORK PERMIT)

  1. 2 Passport Photos

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  2. Passport bio data page+ photocopy
  3. Vaccine / Yellow Fever Card + photocopy
  4. A Copy of Letter of Invitation (The Embassy requires the original be sent from Nigeria)
  5. Trip Plan (Flight reservation and Accommodation or proof of sustenance)
  6. Confirmed airline return ticket
  7. Visa Acknowledgment Slip – www.immigration.gov.ng
  8. Visa Payment Slip – www.immigration.gov.ng)
  9. Completed Visa application form
  10. Certificate of Incorporation
  11. Letter requesting Visa (In English)
  12. CV in English
  13. Acceptance of IR (Immigration Responsibility) by inviting organizations or individual. Obtainable only from the office of the Comptroller General of Immigration (CGIS)
  14. Cable message showing approval of TWP from Comptroller General of Immigration (CGIS)
  15. Original and photocopy of certificates or professional diplomas translated and authenticated by a Notary Public.

            TWP Visa Form       Download Form    

 

JOUNALIST VISA

  1. A) IMPORTANT NOTICE and
  2. B) Requirements for Visa for Journalists
  3. A) IMPORTANT NOTICE and
  4. B) Requirements for Visa for Journalists
  5. All applicants for Nigerian entry visas and other Consular services must first carefully read the applicable requirements before filling out the form.
  6. Applicable fee must be paid to the stipulated Bank Account, original payment receipt or evidence from the Bank obtained should be attached to the other required documents and submit to the Consular Section of the Embassy
  7. All Consular fees paid are non- refundable even if visa or requested service is denied
  8. Citizen of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require entry permits into Nigeria.
  9. All visitors not exempted from entry permits are strictly advised to apply and obtain appropriate visas from the nearest Nigerian Consular or diplomatic mission before entry into Nigeria as visas cannot be issued at the port of entry.
  10. Early application is highly advisable to prevent delay
  11. The Nigerian Health Authorities recommend vaccination against Cholera and Yellow fever for all visitors
  12. Submission of additional documents may be required after the submission of the application
  13. The Consular Section will contact an applicant, through the contact information provided in the application Form, to personally appear for visa interview if considered necessary.
  14. For further information, please feel free to contact the Embassy on the following lines:
  15. Tel. No.82-(02)797-2370 /3280
  16. Email: chancery@nigerianembassy.or.k

Journalists Visiting Nigeria on Assignments (Click NIS website. www.immigration.gov.ng to proceed

Requirements for Visa for Journalists

  1. Duly completed visa application form with a recent Passport size photo.
  2. Visa Payment Confirmation for each applicant
  3. Valid National Passport (minimum period of validity 6 months at the time of travel)
  4. A letter of invitation from local contact(s) in Nigeria;
  5. A letter of introduction from the organisation(s) that journalists work for or represent;
  6. A copy of itinerary while on duty in Nigeria;
  7. List of equipment accompanying applicant(s);
  8. All supporting documents and letters (listed above) must be provided on the relevant organisation’s letter-head paper and in addition, documents must be provided and addressed to: Hon Minister of Information and Communications Federal Ministry of Information and Communications Room 3, Wing A, Radio House Garki – Abuja. Attention: Deputy Director, External Publicity Division, and handed in at the Consular Section, Embassy of the Federal republic of Nigeria, No. 813 Jangmum-ro 6 gil,Yongsan-Gu, seoul, 410-817
  9. The weekly filming fee is $150 payable on arrival to the Accreditation Section, Federal Ministry of Information and Communications, Abuja;
  10. Please be advised that it is mandatory that all journalists issued with entry visa report for accreditation and documentation on arrival in Nigeria at the External Publicity Division, Federal Ministry of Information and Communications, Room 3, Wing A, Radio House, Garki, Abuja before embarking on any assignment in the country. Failure to report is a violation of the terms of entry;
  11. Visas for journalists cannot be fast-tracked and may take longer than five (10) working days to process;
  12. Non South Korea Passport holders must submit evidence of legal stay or residence in the Republic of Korea. Otherwise they are advised to obtain their visas from countries of origin or nationality where Nigeria maintains a mission.
  13. Appropriate visa fee paid
  14. Printed Receipt of visa fee (US$110) paid online (www.immigration.gov.ng → Visa → Entry visa application) to Nigerian Immigration. Pay online at https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines
  15. No Express service for this kind of Visa.
  16. Fee is dependent on the nationality of the passport on which the applicant is travelling and it is subject to changes without notice. So please check when lodging applications;
  17. Note: Visa Application not supported by all the requirements will be rejected.

Journalist Visa Form             Download Form