If you are planning to visit Nigeria, almost all nationalities (certain Western African countries are only exceptions- US, UK, and EU all need visas) need to obtain an entry visa from a Nigerian Consulate. Amara Suites provides everything you need to apply for the visa. You can order the required visa invitation letter through our online ordering system and receive it within minutes. We also provide a link to all Nigerian Embassies and Consulates, so you can find the nearest place to apply and download the necessary application forms.
Visa Terminology & Requirements
Visa Invitation is the invitation letter that is sent to you to allow you to apply for a visa at a Nigerian Consulate or Embassy
Put simply, almost all visitors to Nigeria require visa support. Please remember this when booking your accommodation. All prices for visa support are per person.
If you have any questions about Visas or the application process, please consult our Visa Frequently Asked Questions page, else read below for detailed visa application instructions.
Obtaining a Nigerian Visa
Step 1: Get a visa invitation.
Before you apply for your visa at the Nigerian Consulate, you need an Invitation (also known as visa support).
You can order your visa invitation online through our site, after you complete your accommodation booking. Our invitations are recognized by the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Once you have purchased an invitation, you should have all of the following documents ready to send to the Nigerian Consulate (please confirm this information from the consulate to which you will apply):
1) Visa Invitation
- You should have obtained this in step 1, above
- Must be valid for at least 6 months after the end of your proposed visit to Nigeria
- Your passport must have at least one empty page in it
- Photograph not more than 6 months old
- In Colour
- Printed on normal photographic paper
- Glued to the correct section of the application form
- Obtain the correct visa application form from the consulate either through download or in person
- Contact the Consulate directly in order to find out their visa processing time and charges.
- Check with the Consulate you intend to use in case they have any special requirements.
You can send your application by post or take it to the Consulate in person.
- If the consulate you intend to use accepts postal applications (call to check), this is a simple but slower means of submitting your application for a visa.
- If you use the postal option, the Consulate should return your passport to you by post with the visa attached inside.
- If applying in person, call the Consulate to check opening hours and then arrive as early as possible to avoid queues.
- Depending on how much you pay, the Consulate will take between 1 hour and 2 weeks to process your visa.
Once you arrive in Nigeria, it is important that you follow the procedure for completing a migration card and registering your visa.
- You will receive a 'migration card' to complete either during your flight to Nigeria, or upon arrival at the border. The migration card is a simple document that requires basic passport details and will be stamped by a Nigerian immigration officer at the border.
- You can read more about migration cards and how to complete them here.