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Visas for Nigeria

Below you will find the requirements to obtain a visa for Nigeria. Once you complete gathering the documents, choose your processing time and place your order online or use the paper order form. If you have questions at any point in the process, click the  and you will be directed to a pop-up page with more information; close that once your question is answered and proceed.


  • Signed Passport with at least six months validity and blank visa pages

  • One current passport-type photo

  • Completed and signed application and proof of online payment. You will need to fill out the application online and make a payment for the visa (we recommend paying for Expedited Service) and provide both signed application and receipt for payment. Click HERE  to begin the process

  • Original Business Letter from company in the U.S. (for Business Visas)

  • Invitation from Company to be visited in Nigeria (for Business Visas)  This letter must have the Company Seal.

  • Receipt for online payment - see below. This needs to be an actual receipt with a confirmation number, not just a copy of the email

  •  Copy of current Bank Statement

  • Copy of flight itinerary on Travel Agency letterhead or copy of tickets (for Tourism) 

  • Confirmation of Hotel Reservation from hotel in Nigeria (for Tourism)

  • Copy of first 6 pages of Host's Nigerian Passport and an Invitation letter (for Tourists not staying in a Hotel, i.e., staying with friends or family)

  • (for Non-US Passport holders) Copy of front and back of Alien Registration Card
    ("Green Card") or copy of U.S. visa in Passport

Processing Times and Fees:

Processing Type: Service Fee:
Regular Processing — 15 or more Business days: $150 (US Passportholders)
$175 (non-US Passports)
Rush Processing — 10 Business days: $200 (US Passport holders)
$225 (non-US Passports)

Nigeria charges: $180 for most visas but this is paid online - see above  Also the Consulate charges an additional $170 or $85 submission fee for Rush Service and an additional $30 submission fee for regular processing.

Place order:

Due to the complexity and frequent changes to Nigerian visas, we do not offer an online payment option; please use the paper form below.

Click HERE for our paper order form. Complete all information and ship your documents to the address at the top of the form. Your credit card will be charged once the work is complete and we will include a receipt with your returned passport.

American Visa Service - 53 West Jackson - Suite 1226 - Chicago, IL 60604  (312) 922-8860 fax (312)922-7578


Note: Documents not in our office by 9:00 a.m. (CST) may be submitted the following business day and/or may be charged additional rush fees to meet a date of departure. We suggest you ship documents by UPS Early AM with signature waived as all other options generally arrive after 9:00 a.m. AVS is not responsible for deliveries to our office. American Visa Service, Inc. is not responsible for passports lost, delayed or damaged by any government office, Consulate or delivery service. American Visa is not responsible for the websites of other offices nor for problems with those sites. Fees and/or requirements may change with little or no advance notice. All cancelled orders will incur a 10% credit card fee to cover the fees AVS is charged by Visa/MC/Amex to process charges and refunds.