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Nigeria Visa on Arrival for Indian Citizens

nigeria visa on arrival for indian citizens

Nigeria Visa on Arrival for Indian Citizens

Are you an Indian who wants to visit Nigeria for business intentions? If your answer is “Yes”, then you are in the right place. In this article, am going to show you how to get the Nigerian visa within 48 hours by applying for the visa through the Nigeria visa on arrival program.

This article will serve as a guide that will provide all the information on the following:

 

  • The Visa on Arrival Program Explained
  • Advantages of the Visa on Arrival Program
  • Nigeria Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens
  • Advantages of using a Nigeria Visa Agent to get your visa
  • How to Apply for the Nigeria Visa on Arrival
  • How much is the Nigeria Visa for Indian Citizens and how do I make payment?
  • Pay $433 and get your Nigeria Visa on Arrival Approval Letter in 48 hours.

 

The Visa on Arrival Program Explained

The term “visa on arrival” simply means that a visa applicant will be issued an entry visa at the port of entry of his destination country. In the case of the “Nigerian visa on arrival”, it means that you can get a 30 day entry visa to reside in Nigeria at the airport of your arrival in Nigeria.

This is not to say that you should pack your bags and fly to Nigeria… No! There are requirements and a process you must follow to be able to arrive in Nigeria and have the entry visa given to you. This process is called the Nigeria Visa on Arrival Program.

The basic goal of this program is that you must get a letter from the Nigeria Immigration Service called the “Visa on Arrival Approval Letter”. This letter is a confirmation from the NIS that you have been granted permission to arrive Nigeria and be issued entry visa at your port of entry in Nigeria. Without this letter in your hands, you cannot make that trip to Nigeria. If you come to Nigeria without this letter, you will be sent back to India on the next available flight. Find a picture of this letter below:

nigeria visa on arrival for indian citizens

Now the big question that is on your mind is this “How do I get this visa on arrival approval letter? Good question! But we will talk about that much later in this article. Right now, let us talk about the advantages the visa on arrival program has over applying for the same visa at the Nigerian embassy in India.

Advantages of the Visa on Arrival Program

The Nigeria visa on arrival for Indians is the fastest way to get the actual visa because you can get the visa on arrival approval letter within 48 hours and the visa issued to you as soon as you arrive Nigeria.

With the Nigeria visa on arrival program, you do not have to travel long distances to the Nigerian Embassy in India to apply for a visa.

As it is normal with the Nigerian embassy, there are no delays in getting the Nigerian visa if you use the VOA program.

Nigeria Visa Requirements for Indian Citizens

Let us talk about the Nigeria visa requirements for Indians who want to use the Nigeria visa on arrival program. These requirements involve your information and some required documents as well.  They are:

Documents needed for the Nigeria Visa on Arrival Program

Here are the documents you must submit when you are applying for the Nigerian visa through the visa on arrival option.

  • A scanned copy of the bio data page of your international passport.
  • A copy of your flight return ticket reservation. If you have not booked for your flight, we will provide a flight reservation on your behalf for the visa process.
  • A copy of your hotel reservation. If you have not booked for your hotel accommodation, we will provide a hotel reservation on your behalf for the visa process.
  • A letter of invitation for your host company in Nigeria.
  • A scanned copy of the Corporate Affairs Commission certificate the host company in Nigeria
  • An introduction letter from you. Stating who you are and your reasons for visiting Nigeria.
  • A scanned passport photograph of yourself (in White background)

If you do not have any of these documents mentioned below, do not worry. We will discuss that when I give you the advantages of using a visa agent to process your visa on arrival.

Information needed for the Nigeria Visa on Arrival Program

  • Your full name
  • Your contact email address
  • Your contact telephone
  • Your contact email address.
  • Your date of entry into Nigeria.
  • The information on your passport
  • The information on your flight reservation
  • The port of entry into Nigeria. This means the airport you will be arriving in Nigeria (e.g. Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Nnamdi Akizwe International Airport Abuja etc.).

Advantages of Using a Nigeria Visa Agent to get Your visa

The following are the advantages of using a visa agent to process your Nigeria visa on arrival application:

  • In case you do not have some of the required documents to process your Nigeria visa on arrival, a visa agent will provide you with those needed document like the CAC registration of host company, Letter of invitation from Host Company, flight and hotel reservation for the visa application process.
  • A visa agent knows exactly how to package your visa application so that you can have a favorable decision from the Nigeria Immigration Service.  Hence the success rate is usually higher when using a visa agent.
  • A visa agent saves you a lot of time and stress. Now you do not have to travel back and forth to the Nigerian embassy or worry about the outcome of your visa application. Visa agents usually know what they are doing so they will ensure you have a successful visa application.
  • A visa agent will cut through the delays, bureaucracy and help expedite the process so that you will be able to get the VOA approval letter within 48 hours.

At travelvisa.ng, we help our clients to get their Nigeria visa on arrival approval letter as quickly as possible. Our service charge is competitive and affordable. You can call, text or whatsapp us at +2347033378184. You can also reach us via our email: assist@travelvisa.ng. We are glad to help.

That said, let us talk about how to get the visa on arrival approval letter and visa for Indians by using the Nigerian visa on arrival program.

How to Apply for the Nigeria Visa on Arrival for Indians

Whether you choose to apply for the Nigeria visa on arrival by yourself or by using a visa agent (which I highly recommend that you do), the visa application can only be done through the visa on arrival portal of the Nigeria Immigration Service. This is the link below:

https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/VisaArrivalProgram/freshVisaOnArrivalProgram

If you look at the page you notice that the processing country is set at “Nigeria”. This is because it is at your port of entry in Nigeria that your visa will be processed and issued to you.

In “Present Nationality” Select “India”

A notification will pop up to say that Non-African applicants under the age of 18 years are not allowed for “Visa on Arrival” under “business” category. Are you over 18?

Click on “Yes, I am”

nigeria visa on arrival for indian citizens

You will sent back to the page to select your visa type. Select the “Business”

Scroll down and Click on “Start Application”

You will be directed to the partner website of the Nigeria Immigration Service called the innovate1services.com, there you will fill out your personal and travel information. In this platform, you will also make payment for the Nigeria visa fees for Indians.

How much is the Nigeria Visa for Indian Citizens and how do I make payment Online?

The Nigeria visa fee for Indian citizens is $253. However, there is a $20 service charge for using the online platform.

Pay $433 and get your Nigeria Visa on Arrival Approval Letter in 48 hours

If you want to have our expert visa agents handle your visa application on your behalf, it will cost you extra $160. Therefore with a total of $433, we will get the visa on arrival letter to be issued to you within 48 hours.

After your payment, we will fill out your Nigeria visa on arrival application, pay your visa fee and also facilitate your application to make sure you receive the visa on arrival approval letter from the Nigeria Immigration Service. After 48 hours, we will deliver the following documents to you via email:

  • The Nigeria visa on arrival approval letter from the NIS.
  • Evidence of visa fee payment made on your behalf.
  • Acknowledgement slip from the NIS
  • Flight reservation on your behalf
  • Hotel reservation in Nigeria on your behalf
  • Corporate Affairs Commission certificate of your host company in Nigeria
  • Invitation Letter from Host Company in Nigeria
  • Introduction letter

For $433, we will get you to Nigeria in no time. To get started, contact us at: assist@travelvisa.ng or on our whatsApp number: +2347033378184. Below is enough proof of Indian visa applicants that we have helped in the recent past to enter Nigeria through the visa on arrival program.

 

 

When you Arrive Nigeria – Important Information

You are to travel to Nigeria with your valid passport, VOA approval letter, evidence of visa fee payment and acknowledgement slip.

You will show these documents to the Nigerian immigration officers at the “Visa on Arrival” desk at port of entry in Nigeria.

After verifying the documents, the Nigerian Immigration Service will collect your international passport and stamp a 30 day entry visa on it.

Now you are free to carry on your activities in Nigeria.

Let us get your visa on arrival approval letter for you today. You can contact us again by any of the following ways:

Phone: +2347033378184

Email: assist@travelvisa.ng

Whatsapp: +2347033378184


MORE ON THE DIFFERENT VISA CATEGORIES IN NIGERIA

TYPES OF VISA

First of all, there are six 6 types of Visas issued by the Nigerian Immigration Service. They are listed below:

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

Though, there are six types of Visas, however, not all can be applied for as a valid means to visit Nigeria. Listed below are the Visa types that can be used to visit Nigeria and steps for their various application.

TOURIST VISA

Tourist Visa is also known as Visitors Visa and it is used by Citizens of other Countries to travel to countries that they intend to visit. This is a nonimmigrant Visa strictly for the purpose of tourism only.

Below are important details needed to understand and know for purpose of its application.

ELIGIBILITY

Tourist Visa is available to citizens of all countries except nationals of ECOWAS. ECOWAS nationals do not require Visa to visit Nigeria because of the Visa Abolition agreements held between Nigeria and countries that make up ECOWAS.

CATEGORIES

Now, there are two categories of Tourist/Tourism/Visitors Visa. These categories are explained below.

  1. Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of tourism.
  2. Foreign travelers who wish to visit family and friends.

 

REQUIREMENTS

There are different requirements for the two categories of Tourism Visa. Below are the requirements.

  • Tourism Visa for the sole purpose of Tourism:
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with not less than 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
  • Valid return ticket.
  • Evidence of hotel reservation.
  • Tourism Visa for the purpose of visiting family and friends.
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with not less than 2 blank visa pages for endorsement.
  • Valid return ticket.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds.
  • Address of host in Nigeria or evidence of hotel reservation.
  • Invitation letter from host in Nigeria.

 

VALIDITY

This Visa is valid for a period of 90days i.e. 3 Calendar months.

NOTE: Please note that this visa is not valid for the purpose of seeking employment.

VISA FEES   US$253. Please note that Visa fee is subject to changes.

Embassy/Consulates reserve the right to ask for additional supporting documents or personal appearance for an interview in special cases. Submission of all required documents does not guarantee that a Visa will be granted. Submission of incomplete documentation or refusal to appear for scheduled interview may result to disqualification/rejection of your application.

BUSINESS VISA

Another Visa that can be applied to visit Nigeria is the Business Visa. This Visa is strictly for visiting Nigeria on the sole purpose for business, therefore its requirements and some other important details differs from that of the Tourist Visa. Below are important things you need to know about Business Visa.

This Visa can be obtained at Nigerian Missions, except for special cases where a Visa is issued on Arrival (VoA) in Nigeria. This shall be discussed in detail later on. Business Visa is available to citizens of all countries except nationals of ECOWAS.

ELIGIBILITY

To be eligible, visit purpose or purposes must come under any of the following.

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 (Humanitarian Services), Emergency/Relief Work, Crew members, Staff of NGOs, Staff of INGOs, Researchers, Musical Concerts.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages for endorsement.
  • Valid return ticket.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds.
  • Evidence of hotel reservation or host address in Nigeria.

VALIDITY

Business Visa validity is for a period of 90 days and this is not extendable.

We at travelvisa.ng, we help our clients to get their Nigeria visa on arrival approval letter as quickly as possible. Our service charge is competitive and affordable. You can call, text or whatsapp us at +2347033378184. You can also reach us via our email: assist@travelvisa.ng. We are glad to help.

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