Nigeria Visa on Arrival Program Application Guidelines


How to apply for Visa on Arrival Program: Nigeria Visa on Arrival is a class of short visit visa issued at the port of entry. The facility is available to frequently travelled High Net Worth Investors and Intending Visitors who may not be able to obtain a visa at the Nigerian Missions/Embassies in their countries of residence due to the absence of a Nigerian mission in those countries or exigencies of urgent business travels.

Here, we shall be showing you the step by step guide on how to apply for the Nigeria Visa on arrival via the Nigerian Immigration official portal. The procedure is very simple. Just follow the step by step guide we shall be outlining below to apply.

Read also: NIS: General Procedures for Passport Application

How to apply for Nigeria Visa on arrival
- Entry Visa on Arrival Program Guidelines: 
1. Visit the Home page of Nigeria Immigration Portal 

2. Locate & click on the appropriate application form to start the process: 
- Entry Visa on Arrival Program Application Form 
- Fill the Application form; check the ' I ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN THIS FORM ' check box. 
Nigeria Visa on Arrival Program Application Guidelines
3. Click on 'Submit Application' button to view ‘Applicant details page’ 

4. Click on “Proceed to Online Payment” 

5. Click to select Payment Currency “Pay in Dollars” option then Click on ‘Continue’ button 

For Payment Outside of Nigeria 
i. If you select a processing country other than Nigeria, your payment will be in US Dollars. You will be re-directed to an approved payment platform to complete your application and make your payment in US Dollars. 

6. Please take your visa on Arrival program payment receipts and other required documents to the Arrival point of Entry in Nigeria on your slated 

7. interview date for further processing. 

8. Please note that you can reschedule your interview date to the next available date by sending your Application id, Reference no and the proposed date to our support mail address nis-support@newworkssolution.com 

Requirements for Business/Investor Visa: 
1. Passport valid for at least 6 months. 
2. Duly completed visa application form. 
3. Two recent passport photographs. 
4. A Letter of invitation from a company/host in Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility. 
5. Evidence of online payment for visa fee. 
6. Self-sponsored businessmen may not require letter of invitation but will be required to show evidence of sufficient funds. 
7. High networth investors. 
8. CEO of recognized multinationals, invitees of Government. 
9. Only applicants with the above requirements would be allowed entrance into Nigeria following further interview.

VISA ON ARRIVAL  FAQS
Q. What is Visa on Arrival? 
Nigeria Visa on Arrival is a class of short visit visa issued at the port of entry. The facility is available to frequently travelled High Net Worth Investors and Intending Visitors who may not be able to obtain visa at the Nigerian Missions/Embassies in their countries of residence due to the absence of a Nigerian mission in those countries or exigencies of urgent business travels.

Q. How do I get a Visa On Arrival Approval Letter? 
Please check out How To Apply for Visa on Arrival Approval for details. 

Q.What is Visa Approval Letter? 
Visa Approval Letter is a document (approved by the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters) that allows a traveler to proceed to Nigeria to pick up entry visa at the point of entry. 
  
Q. How long does it take to get the approval letter? 
Visa Approval Letter normally takes 2 (48 hours) working days to process and emailed to you and your representative/contact who applied on your behalf in Nigeria. 
  
Q. How do I receive my visa approval letter? 
Through email or your representative/contact in Nigeria. 
  
Q. Are there any restrictions with this type of visa? 
Yes, Visa on Arrival is not valid for employment or residence. 
  
Q. Do you require a scan of my passport data page? 
Yes, a scanned copy of your passport data page is required. 
  
Q. What is the minimum validity for my passport? 
Your passport must be at least six (6) months valid to apply for Nigerian visa. 
  
Q. What are the procedures at the Nigeria Airports/Ports of Entry? 
Upon arrival at the port of entry proceed to clearly marked Visa on Arrival Desk for issuance of entry Visa. Present your approval letter, passport and evidence of payment to be issued with an Entry Visa. Proceed to Immigration and other border control agencies for clearance. 
  
Q. Should I provide exact date of arrival? 
Not necessarily but must be within the date provided in your itinerary. 
  
Q. How long in advance should I apply for a Visa approval Letter? 
Should not exceed validity of Visa Approval Letter of 14 days.

Q. Can I travel without Approval letter and get the Visa when I arrive? 
No, Approval letter must be obtained before proceeding to Nigeria. 
  
Q. How much does the Approval Letter cost? 
Approval Letter is FREE. 

Q. How much does the Visa on Arrival Cost? 
See Visa Fees here
  
Q. Can I make payment at the point of arrival? 
Yes.

Q. What credit/debit cards are accepted for online payment? 
Master Card and Visa cards are acceptable. 
  
Q. My credit number is correct but it was not accepted? 
Some of the card details other than the card number might be incorrect, such as Card Verification Value (CVV) or Expiry Date. 
- You have reached credit limit / insufficient balance to pay for the service. 
- You have entered incorrect One Time Password (OTP) Code/i-Pin/Secure Code. 
- You have not registered your card with the Issuer Bank. 

Q. How safe are my card details? 
For highly secure online payment transaction, we use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) along with encryption to keep your credit card details safe. With this technology, transmission of card details over the internet is always encrypted. 
  
Q.What if I change my flight and arrive at another Airport in Nigeria? 
It advisable to stick to flight itinerary submitted at the time of applying.

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