Transit Visa



How to Apply for Visa on Arrival (Business Travelers)
Step 1: Apply and Make Payment online

  1. To begin your application, please visit the NIS portal. Click here Visa On Arrival.
  2. Complete Application and make payments.
  3. You will be required to upload the following original documents:

Passport Photo
Introduction/Application Letter
Copy of Passport Data Page
Copy of Airline Return Ticket
Invitation Letter from Host Company
Corporate Affairs Commission Certificate from Host Company, or in case
of NGO’s a letter of Permission.

NB- Introduction/Application Letter should be addressed to The Comptroller General of Immigration, NIS HQ, Abuja. Stating the following:

  1. Name of Applicant indicating Nationality.
  2. Passport number of Applicant.
  3. Purpose of visit.
  4. Proposed date of visit.
  5. Proposed port of entry.
  6. Flight itinerary.
  7. Address in Nigeria or Hotel Reservation.
  8. Once application is submitted successfully, a printable receipt would be issued.
  9. The application would be processed, after which, an Approval confirmation and Approval letter would be sent to your email within 48hrs (2 working days).

Note: Successful online payment is not an approval. Applicant should not proceed to Nigeria until receipt of ‘Visa on Arrival Approval Letter.

Step 2: Arrive at the Port of Entry and proceed for biometric enrolment, visa issuance and Immigration Clearance.

Upon arrival at the Port of Entry, proceed to the desk marked ‘Visa on Arrival’ for biometric enrolment and issuance of entry Visa. Present the following documents at the Port of Entry:

  • Visa Approval Letter, valid for 14 days from the date of issuance.
  • Evidence of online payment.
  • Valid Passport with minimum of six months validity.
  • Valid return ticket.


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