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Almost all nationalities require a visa to enter Nigeria.

Nigerian visas usually require visa support

Amara Suites can provide visa support and registration, choose these options during booking, and then complete the necessary form.
Common Questions

Do I need to register my visa while in Nigeria?
You do not need to register your visa in Nigeria.

How many cities can I visit in Nigeria?
You are free to visit whichever cities you like once you have your visa.

Do I need to know my exact dates of entry/exit?
No. You should provide the earliest date of entry and latest date of exit from Nigeria . You are then free to enter and leave the country at any time within those dates. You must make sure that you have enough funds to support yourself for the duration of your stay.

Visas for children?
You need a separate invitation for each person visiting Nigeria , including children.

How long does it take to get the visa invitation?
You will receive your invitation within 24 hours of ordering.

Criminal records and visa applications?
In many cases, a criminal record will not prevent you from obtaining a visa. However, this is a question best directed to the Nigerian Embassy officials themselves, who will be able to advise you according to your particular circumstances.

Is a copy of the invitation enough to get a visa?
Our clients from all around the world apply for visas using our invitations every week without any problems. In the unlikely event that you are unable to use the invitation, we will offer a full refund of the fee paid for the invitation.

Do I need to send any documents to you?
You do not need to send any documents to us. All necessary information is collected through our online order form. This makes the process much easier and faster for you. When you apply for the visa itself (after you have obtained a visa invitation), however, you will need to send your passport directly to the Nigerian Consulate.

What is a Nigerian visa?
A Nigerian visa is a document issued by a Nigerian Consulate giving you permission to visit Nigeria. Before you can apply for a visa, you require an invitation from an authorised company or organisation in Nigeria (i.e., ourselves).

Do I need to stay with Amara Suites to obtain a visa invitation through this site?
As we provide this service as a non-profit value-add service to our clients, you need to have booked an apartment through our website to be able to order a visa invitation from us. If you are travelling with additional people who will not be staying with Amara Suites, they will have to get additional invitations from their hosts.

Is it difficult to get a visa?
No! We provide a lot of information on this site because we want to answer any questions you might have regarding your travel to Nigeria. However, we also try to show that getting a visa should not be difficult at all. You should follow our simple step-by-step guide to obtain your visa, which you can find on our site.

Where can I find my nearest Nigerian Consulate?
A Here is a link to all Nigerian Embassies and Consulates.Please note as this is an external site we are not responsible for the accuracy or maintenance of this information, and you should confirm through secondary sources.

How early can I apply for my visa?
You can apply for your invitation at any time before your trip. It is usually better to prepare your application well in advance of your trip.

Do I need a flight before applying for my visa?
No. We do not need your flight details in order to process your invitation, although you will need a rough idea of when you will be entering and leaving Nigeria in order to apply for an invitation. When you are applying for the visa at the Nigerian embassy, you may be asked to show your return ticket out of the country.

Do I need the original copy of the invitation?
  • In most cases the embassy is happy to accept a copy of the invitation sent to you by fax or as a print out of the invitation sent to you as a document by email.
  • Hundreds of our clients around the world apply for visas using our invitations every week without any problems. In the unlikely event that you encounter problems, we will offer a full refund of the fee paid for the invitation.
How long does it take to get a visa?
The process of getting a visa can take as little as a few hours, to as much as a few weeks, depending on how much you spend and on the particular Consulate you apply to (some are more efficient than others):
  • The first step towards getting a visa is obtaining an invitation. If you order your invitation through our order form following your booking, you can get this within 24hours.
  • Once you have the invitation, you can apply for the visa itself. This is done by applying to a Nigerian Consulate. The length of time it takes for your visa to be processed usually depends on how much you pay the Consulate.