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10 Types of Nigerian Visas (Updated)

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This Page Covers the 10 Types of Nigerian Visa, their sub types, Eligibility, Requirements, Duration of visa and restricted activities According to the Nigerian Immigration Website (immigration.gov.ng).

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Tourism, Transit & Visiting Visa

Short Visit Visas allow travelers to visit Nigeria for a period not exceeding three months.

Visiting Visa- Multiple Entry

F6B – Visiting (Multiple Entry) Visa is to visit Nigeria for the purpose of social visit to family and friends, based on reciprocity

Eligibility
  • Citizens of countries who offer similar multiple entry visa to Nigerian citizens
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Invitation letter from family/friend in Nigeria
  • Return ticket
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Multiple Entry. Visitors Permit not exceeding 90 days per visit

Permited Activicties

Permitted for social visit only

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Transit Visa

Transit Visa – F3B is for the passengers with onward ticket to the next destination

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Transit

Eligibility
  • Transit Passengers who have onward ticket to the next destination where entry is guaranteed and wish to enter Nigeria before proceeding on the onward journey
Requirements
  • Onward ticket to the next destination
Visa Validity

1-7 days

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Transit Permit not exceeding 7 days

Permited Activicties

Permitted to enter Nigeria for 1-7 days maximum

Restricted Activicties
  • Valid for single entry
Permitted Visa Channels
  • Embassy
  • e-Visa

Transit without Visa

F3A is for transfer/direct transit passengers not staying beyond 48 hours

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Transit

Eligibility
  • Transit Traveler
Requirements
  • Onward ticket
Visa Validity

N/A

Permit Type and duration of Stay

48 hours maximum

Permited Activicties

Connect flight to the next destination, transfer/direct transit

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted to go outside the airport
Permitted Visa Channels

Tourism Visa

Tourism Visa is a single entry visa issued for the purpose of tourism in Nigeria

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Tourism

Eligibility
  • All foreign Nationals except citizens of ECOWAS Member State Cameroonians and Chadians and other countries with which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition/waiver agreements
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35x40mm) photographs
  • Return Ticket
  • Evidence of Sufficient funds
  • Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Single Entry. Visitors permit not exceeding 90 days

Permited Activicties

Permitted for Tourism purposes only

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels
  • Embassy
  • E-visa
  • Visa on Arrival(VoA)

Visiting Visa – Single Entry

F6A – Vising (Single Entry) Visa is to visit Nigeria for the purpose of social visit to family and friends

Sub category

Visiting

Eligibility
  • Persons with friends and family in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Invitation letter from family/friend in Nigeria attached with copy of Nigerian Passport data page OR copy of residence permit
  • Return ticket
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of hotel reservation /host address in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Single entry. Visitors Permit not exceeding 90 days

Permited Activicties

Permitted for social visit only

Restricted Activicties
  • Not Permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

2. Nigerians by Birth and Their Relatives

Permanent Residence Visas permit certain class of individuals to obtain permanent residence status in Nigeria. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Nigerian By Birth

Returning holders of other national passport who are Nigerians by birth – F9A:

F9A – Visa is issued to returning holders of other national passports who are Nigerians by birth

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Nigerian By Birth

Eligibility
  • Nigerians by birth in accordance with Section 25 of Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended holding other National Passports
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Evidence of Registration with Nigerian Embassy
  • Return ticket
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Single or multiple entry (based on reciprocity). Visitors Permit not exceeding 90 days

Permited Activicties

Permitted for social and business related visits

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work. Interchangeable use of Passports is not allowed for single return journey
Permitted Visa Channels
  • Embassy
  • e-Visa
  • Visa on Arrival (VoA)

Nigerians by Birth and Relatives of Nigerians

Nigerian by birth who Renounced Nigerian Citizenship Visa – N2A

N2A – Nigerian by birth who Renounced Nigerian Citizenship Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visas issued to Nigerians by birth who renounced Nigerian citizenship, in fulfilment of the provision of Section 37 (12) of Immigration Act 2015

Visa Category

Permanent Residence Visa

Sub category

Nigerians by Birth and Relatives of Nigerians

Eligibility
  • Nigerians by birth who renounced Nigerian citizenship
Requirements
  • Certificate of renunciation of Nigerian Citizenship
  • Application for N2A visa by Nigerian who renounced citizenship
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Multiple entry. Residence Permit indefinite(password validity )

Permited Activicties

To reside in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Spouse of Nigerian Citizen Visa – N1A

N1A – Spouse of Nigerian Citizen Visa is a class of Permanent Residence Visas issued to Spouses of Nigerian Citizens, in line with the provision of Section 37 (10) of Immigration Act 2015

Visa Category

Permanent Residence Visa

Sub category

Nigerians by Birth and Relatives of Nigerians

Eligibility
  • Spouse of Nigerian Citizens
Requirements
  • Evidence of Marriage
  • Application by Nigerian spouse
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Multiple Entry. Residence Permit Indefinite (Passport Validity)

Permited Activicties

To reside in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
  • Not valid for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Spouse of Nigerian by birth who Renounced Nigerian Citizenship Visa – N2B

N2B Visa – is a class of Permanent Residence Visas issued to Spouse of Nigerians by birth who renounced Nigerian citizenship

Visa Category

Permanent Residence Visa

Sub category

Nigerians by Birth and Relatives of Nigerians

Eligibility
  • Spouse of Nigerians by birth who renounced Nigerian citizenship
Requirements
  • Evidence of Marriage
  • Application for N2BVisa by Nigerian spouse who renounced citizenship
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Multiple entry. Residence Permit Indefinite (Passport Validity)

Permited Activicties

To reside in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

3. Employment Visa

Temporary Residence Visas allow individuals reside in Nigeria for a period not exceeding two years. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Emloyment Expatirate (Government Official)

Spouse of GO Visa – R4B

R4A – Spouse of Employed Expatriate (Government Official) Visa is issued to spouse of Expatriate employed by Government as Government Official in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Emloyment Expatirate (Government Official)

Eligibility
  • Spouse accompanying Expatriates employed by Government in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R4B Visa by the Employer (Government) accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to Expatriate employed by Government

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of GO

R4E – Visa is issued to aged parents (65 years and above) of expatriates employed by Government

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Emloyment Expatirate (Government Official)

Eligibility
  • Aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying employed Expatriates employed by Government in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R4E Visa by the Employer (Government) accepting immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to Expatriate employed by Government

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of GO

R4D – Dependent of Employed Expatriate (GO) Visa is issued to dependents of expatriates employed by Government, who are 18 years and above

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Emloyment Expatirate (Government Official)

Eligibility
  • Dependent (18 years and above) accompanying expatriate employed by Government in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R4D Visa from the Employer (Government) accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal Immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependant spouse to Expatriate employed by Government

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of GO (Minor) Visa

R4B – Dependents (Minor) of Employed Expatriate (Government Official) Visa is visa issued to dependents of expatriates employed by Government, who are less than 18 years of age

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Emloyment Expatirate (Government Official)

Eligibility
  • Dependents (less than 18 years) accompanying Expatriates employed by Government in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R4C Visa by the Employer (Government) accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to Expatriate employed by Government

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Employment Expatriate ( Government Official) Visa

R4A – Employment Visa – Expatriate (Government official) is issued to expatriates who wish to obtain employment with Nigerian Government Official in Nigeria.

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Emloyment Expatirate (Government Official)

Eligibility
  • Expatriates wishing to work as Government officials in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Employment letter by the Government
  • Offer and Acceptance letter
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Work permit 2 Years. Renewable

Permited Activicties

Employed as Government official in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
  • Double Employment
Permitted Visa Channels

Spouse of Expatriate Visa

R2B – Spouse Expatriate Visa is issued to spouse of employed expatriate placed on quota in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Emloyment Expatirate (Government Official)

Eligibility
  • Spouse of employed expatriates placed on quota
Requirements
  • Formal application for R2B Visa from the Employer/Institution of principal accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to employed Expatriate on quota

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Employment (Cleric)

Spouse of Cleric Visa – R6B

R6B – Employment Visa (Cleric) is issued to Spouse of employed cleric in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Cleric)

Eligibility
  • Spouse accompanying employed Cleric
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R6B Visa by the Employer accepting immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to employed cleric

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Cleric

Employment Visa (Cleric) is issued to aged parents (65 years and above of employed of employed cleric in Nigeria as dependents

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Cleric)

Eligibility
  • Aged Parents (65 years and above) accompanying employed cleric
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R6E Visa by the employer accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter of principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to employed cleric

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Cleric (18 years and above) Visa – R6D

Visa is issued to dependent (Aged parents, 65 years and above) of Permanent Resident Visa holders (Investors, Highly Skilled Immigrants and Retirees) who wish to reside in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Cleric)

Eligibility
  • Dependents (Aged parents
  • 65 years and above) of holders of N3A
  • N3B
  • N3C
  • N3D
  • N3E
  • N4A
  • N5A and N5B Visas
Requirements
  • Application for R6D visa by the principal
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

To reside in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Cleric (Minor) Visa

Employment Visa (Cleric) is issued to dependents of employed cleric in Nigeria who are less than 18 years of age who wish to obtain employment as a cleric in Nigeria.

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Cleric)

Eligibility
  • Dependant (less than 18 years) accompanying employed cleric
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R6C Visa by the employer accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter of principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to employed cleric

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Employment (Cleric) Visa – R6A

Employment Visa (Cleric) is issued to expatriates who wish to obtain employment as a cleric in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Cleric)

Eligibility
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Expatriate Quota
  • Formal application for R6A Visa by the Employer accepting Immigration Responsibility
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Work permit 2 Years. Renewable

Permited Activicties

Employed as cleric and perform clergy services

Restricted Activicties
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Expatriate

R3E – Visa is issued to aged parents (65 years and above) of employed expatriate in Free Zones

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate – Free Zone)

Eligibility
  • Aged parents (65 years and above) of employed expatriates in free zones
Requirements
  • Formal application for R3E Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal Immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to employed Expatriate in Free zone

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Expatriate

R3D – Visa is issued to dependents of employed expatriate in Free Zones who are 18 years and above

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate – Free Zone)

Eligibility
  • Dependent (18 years and above) accompanying employed expatriates in free zones
Requirements
  • Formal application for R3D Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal Immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to employed Expatriate in Free zone

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Expatriate

R3C – Dependent of Expatriate-Free Zone Visa is issued to dependent of employed expatriate in Free Zones who are less than 18 years of age

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate – Free Zone)

Eligibility
  • Dependent less than18 years accompanying employed expatriates in free zones
Requirements
  • Formal application for R3C Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal Immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to employed Expatriate in Free zone

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Spouse of Expatriate 

R3B – Spouse Expatriate-Free Zone Visa is issued to spouse of employed expatriate in Free Zones.

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate – Free Zone)

Eligibility
  • Spouse of employed expatriates in free zones in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Formal application for R3B Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal Immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to employed Expatriate in Free zone

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Employment

R3A – Employment Visa (Free Zone) is a type of visa issued to expatriates who wish to obtain within free zones employment in Nigeria.

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate – Free Zone)

Eligibility
  • Expatriates wishing to work within free zones in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R3A Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Free Zone Authority letter
  • Letters of offer of appointment and acceptance of offer
  • Educational qualifications and Curriculum Vitae
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Work permit 2 Years. Renewable

Permited Activicties

Employment within Free Zone in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
Permitted Visa Channels

Employment (Expatriate) Visa

R2A – Employment Visa (Expatriate) is a type of visa issued to persons who wish to take up employment in Nigeria, based on expatriate quota

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate)

Eligibility
  • Employed Expatriates to be placed on quota
Requirements
  • Passport valid for t least least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R2A Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Expatriate quota approval
  • Letters of offer of appointment and acceptance of offer
  • Educational qualifications and Curriculum Vitae
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Work permit 2 Years. Renewable

Permited Activicties

Employment in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Expatriate (Minor) Visa

R2C – Dependents of Expatriate Visa is issued to dependent of employed expatriate placed on quota who are less than 18 years of age

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate)

Eligibility
  • Dependants less than 18 years accompanying employed Expatriates on quota
Requirements
  • Formal application for R2C Visa form the Employer/Institution of the principal accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to employed Expatriate on quota

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Expatriate

R2D – Dependents of Expatriate (18 Years and above) Visa is issued to dependent of employed expatriate on quota who are 18 years and above

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate)

Eligibility
  • Aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying employed Expatriates in Free Zones
Requirements
  • Formal application for R2D Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility Expatriate quota approval
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit 2 Years subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to employed Expatriate on quota

Restricted Activicties
  • Dependent of employed expatriates placed on quota
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of Expatriatea

R2E – Visa is issued to aged parents (65 years and above) of employed expatriate on quotas as dependent

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate)

Eligibility
  • Aged parents ( 65 years and above) of employed expatriates placed on quota
Requirements
  • Upload Formal application for R2E Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to employed Expatriate on quota

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Employment (INGO) Visa – R5A

R5A – Employment Visa (INGO) is issued to expatriates who wish to obtain employment with International Non-Governmental Organisation operating in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (International NGO)

Eligibility
  • INGO workers
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • MoU with Nigeria National Planning Commission (NPC) and appropriate security clearance (for special security cases)
  • Formal application for R5A Visa by the Employer accepting immigration responsibility
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Work Permit 2 years. Renewable

Permited Activicties

Employment INGO staff in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
Permitted Visa Channels

Spouse of INGO Staff Visa – R5B

R5B – Employment Visa – Spouse of INGO Staff is issued to spouse of INGO Staff

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (International NGO)

Eligibility
  • Spouse accompanying INGO Staff
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R5B visa by the employer of the spouse accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to INGO Staff

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted to work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of INGO (Minor) Visa – R5C

R5C – Employment Visa-Dependent (Minor) of INGO Staff is Visa issued to dependents of INGO Staff, who are less than 18 years of age

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (International NGO)

Eligibility
  • Dependent (less than 18 years) accompanying INGO staff
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R5C Visa by the employer accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to INGO Staff

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of INGO

Employment Visa-Dependent (18 years and above) of INGO Staff is Visa issued to dependents of INGO Staff, who are 18 years and above

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (International NGO)

Eligibility
  • Aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying INGO staff
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R5E Visa by the employer accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to INGO Staff

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of INGO

Employment Visa-Dependent (18 years and above) of INGO Staff is Visa issued to dependents of INGO Staff, who are 18 years and above.

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (International NGO)

Eligibility
  • Aged parents (65 years and above) accompanying INGO staff
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R5E Visa by the employer accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to INGO Staff

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent of INGO Staff

R5D – Employment Visa – Dependent (18 years and above) of INGO Staff is issued to dependents of INGO Staff who are 18 years and above

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (International NGO)

Eligibility
  • Dependents (18 years and above) accompanying INGO Staff
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R5D Visa by the Employer (Government) accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Letter from the principal immigrant
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to INGO Staff

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

4. Diplomatic Visa

Temporary Residence Visas allow individuals reside in Nigeria for a period not exceeding two years. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Accredited Diplomat

Spouse of Accredited Diplomat – R1B

R1B – Spouse of Accredited Diplomat Visa is issued to spouse of accredited Diplomats to Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Accredited Diplomat

Eligibility
  • Spouse of Accredited Diplomat
Requirements
  • Letter from Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Diplomatic Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to accredited Diplomat

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work except where there is an MoU
Permitted Visa Channels

Accredited Diplomat Visa – R1A

Accredited Diplomat Visa is issued to accredited Diplomats to Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Accredited Diplomat

Eligibility
  • Accredited Diplomats
Requirements
  • Letter from Nigeria Ministry of foreign Affairs
  • Diplomatic Passport
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Diplomatic Work permit 2 years(Renewable)

Permited Activicties

Diplomatic activities/Work in Nigeria as accredited diplomat

Restricted Activicties
Permitted Visa Channels

Diplomatic

Dependant of Diplomat 

Visa is issued to aged parents(65 Years and above) of accredited Diplomat as dependents with each case treated on its merit

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Diplomatic

Eligibility
  • Aged parents (65 years and above) of accredited diplomats
Requirements
  • Letter from Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Diplomatic Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependant to accredited Diplomat

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependant of Diplomat

Visa is a type of visa issued to dependents of accredited Diplomat who are 18 years and abovVisa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Diplomatic

Eligibility
  • Dependents – 18 years and above accompanying accredited diplomats
Requirements
  • Letter from Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Diplomatic Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to accredited Diplomat

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependant of Diplomat (Minor) Visa- R1C

Visa is a type of visa issued to dependents of accredited Diplomat who are less than 18 years of age

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Diplomatic

Eligibility
  • Dependents less than 18 years accompanying accredited diplomats
Requirements
  • Letter from Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Diplomatic Residence permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as dependent to accredited Diplomat

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Diplomatic Visa (Non- accredited) 

Diplomatic( Non-accredited) Visa is a single-entry short visit visa for non-accredited Diplomats who wish to enter Nigeria for official/business.

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Diplomatic

Eligibility
  • Non Accredited Diplomats
  • Temporary Work Diplomats
Requirements
  • Diplomatic/official Passport with at least six months validity
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Visitors permit not exceeding 90 days

Permited Activicties

F2A Visa permit attendance of meetings, conference, seminar

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for employment and stay beyond 90 days (Non-accredited Diplomats)
  • Temporary work permitted within the Embassy (Temporary work Diplomats)
Permitted Visa Channels

5. Academic Visa

Temporary Residence Visas allow individuals reside in Nigeria for a period not exceeding two years. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details

Academic Exchange Programme

Spouse of AEP Visa – R8B

R8B – Spouse of AEP Visa is issued to Spouse of Academic Exchange Programme (AEP) participant to reside in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Academic Exchange Programme

Eligibility
  • Spouse accompanying AEP participant
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R8B Visa by the institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Evidence of marriage
  • Evidence of Spouse Residence Permit
  • Evidence of funds to sustain the family
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to AEP participant

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Academic exchange programme (AEP)

AEP Visa is issued for the purpose of Resident Academic Exchange Program (AEP) in Nigeria.

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Academic Exchange Programme

Eligibility
  • Students
  • scholars
  • lecturers
  • researchers
  • sabbaticals
  • law enforcement and security officers
Requirements
  • Passport valid for expected duration of study with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • MoU with relevant MDA and institutions
  • Formal application for R7A Visa by the employer accepting Immigration Responsibility
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence permit 2 Years. Renewable

Permited Activicties

To reside to participate in AEP in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Academic Exchange Programme (Student, scholar, Lecturer) Visa – F7H

F7H – Academic Exchange Programme (AEP) Visa is a single entry visa issued for the purpose of academic exchange programme

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Academic Exchange Programme

Eligibility
  • Students
  • Scholars and Lecturers
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Invitation letter from Institution in Nigeria
  • Return ticket
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Single entry. Visitors permit not exceeding 90 days

Permited Activicties

Permitted tp perform academic exchange programme only

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work or schooling
Permitted Visa Channels
  • Embassy
  • e-Visa

Interns

Interns Visa – R9A

R9A – Intern Visa is issued to persons who wish to undergo resident internship programme in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Interns

Eligibility
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 2 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Letter of acceptance of internship by institution in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Multiple entry. Residence Permit 1 year

Permited Activicties

To undergo resident internship programme in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Spouse of Student Visa – R7B

R7B – Spouse of Student Visa is issued to spouse of international student in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Student

Eligibility
  • Spouse accompanying student
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R7B Visa by the institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Copy of spouse Residence Permit
  • Evidence of marriage
  • Evidence of funds to sustain the family
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

Reside in Nigeria as accompanying spouse to student

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Student Visa – R7A

R7A – Student Visa is issued for the purpose of schooling in Nigeria

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Student

Eligibility
  • International Students
Requirements
  • Passport valid for expected duration of study with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Admission Leer from an accredited institution
  • Formal application for R7A Visa by the Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Proof of payment of required minimum tuition fee
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit 2 years. Renewable

Permited Activicties

To school in Nigeria

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

6. Business Visa

Short Visit Visas allow travelers to visit Nigeria for a period not exceeding three months. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details.

Business-frequently Travelled Executive visa

F4C – Business – Frequently Travelled Executives Visa is for frequently travelled business persons of international repute with investment(USD250,000) remaining in Nigeria

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Business

Eligibility
  • Frequently Travelled business persons with investment up to USD250
  • 000 in Nigeria
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35x40mm) photographs
  • Return Ticket
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Multiple entry. Visitors permit not exceeding 90 days per visit

Permited Activicties

Permitted to participate in meeting, conference, seminar, contract negotiation, marketing, sales, purchase and distribution of Nigerian Goods, and trade Fairs

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted work
Permitted Visa Channels
  • Embassy
  • e-Visa
  • Visa on Arrival (VoA)

Business- Multiple Entry Visa – F4B

Business-Multiple Entry Visa is to be issued on the basis of reciprocity

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Business

Eligibility
  • Citizens of countries who offer similar multiple entry business visa to Nigerian citizens
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with least 2 blank passport pages for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35x40mm) photographs
  • Return Ticket
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Multiple entry. Visitors permit not exceeding 90 days

Permited Activicties

Permitted to participate in meeting, conference, seminar, contract negotiation, marketing, sales, procurement of Nigerian goods/services, Trade Fairs, and job interviews

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Business Visa (Single Entry) – F4A

Business-Single Entry Visa is for those who wish to visit Nigeria for business, meeting, conference, seminar, contract negotiation, marketing, sales, procurement of Nigerian goods/services, trade fairs and job interview

Visa Category

Short Visit Visa

Sub category

Business

Eligibility
  • Foreign travellers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of attending a meeting
  • conference
  • seminar
  • contract negotiation
  • marketing
  • sales
  • procurement of Nigerian goods
  • services
  • trade fairs
  • and job interviews
Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank Visa pages for endorsement
  • Two (2) recent passport sized (35x40mm) photographs
  • Return Ticket
  • Evidence of sufficient funds
  • Evidence of hotel reservation/host address in Nigeria
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Single entry. Visitors Permit not exceeding 90 days

Permited Activicties

Permitted to participate in only the above mentioned activities/purposes

Restricted Activicties
  • Valid for single entry only. Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels
  • Embassy
  • e-Visa

7. Relatives of Permanent Residents

Permanent Residence Visas permit certain class of individuals to obtain permanent residence status in Nigeria. Visas and their brief descriptions are listed below. To view more information on each visa class (such as eligibility, fees, validity, etc.), Click on more details

Dependent

N6D – Visa is issued to dependent (Aged parents, 65 years and above) of Permanent Resident Visa holders (Investors, Highly Skilled Immigrants and Retirees) who wish to reside in Nigeria

Visa Category

Sub category

Relatives of Permanent Residents

Eligibility
  • Dependants (Aged parents
  • 65 years and above) of holders of N3A
  • N3B
  • N3C
  • N3D
  • N3E
  • N4A
  • N5A and N5B Visas
Requirements
  • Application for N6D visa by the principal
Visa Validity

Valid for not more than 90 days from the date of issuance

Permit Type and duration of Stay

Residence Permit subject to validity of the principal

Permited Activicties

To reside in Nigeria.

Restricted Activicties
  • Not permitted for work
Permitted Visa Channels

Dependent (18 years and above) of Permanent Resident Visa – N6C

N6C – Visa is issued to dependent (18 years and above) of Permanent Residents Visa holders (Investors, Highly Skilled Immigrants and Retirees) who wish to reside in Nigeria

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