VISAS FOR NIGERIA
Please note the Nigerian Government has instituted strict visa regulations for South African companies based on the diplomatic reciprocity of the governments. The Nigerian government aims to match the requirements of South Africa's visa regime with Nigeria.
As a result the visa requirements for South Africans visiting Nigeria have become a lot stricter and the turnaround time to issue a visa longer than before.
First time visitors to Nigeria will pay a repatriation fee of R6000 refundable on your return to South Africa
Please see below for visa information.
These must be taken to the Consulate in Johannesburg (or delivered to the SA-Nigeria Chamber if you are using our service) along with the following:
Business Visa (in addition to documents above – application form and proof of payment)
Please note that there is no payment facility on the Nigerian website for Zimbabweans to pay online at present. A visa fee of R780 must be paid IN CASH with the application at the Consulate.
Tourism Visa (to visit friends and family based in Nigeria)
The same as the requirements above except instead of a letter of invitation from a company and certificate of incorporation, you need
A fee of R6000 per person applies to anyone who has never visited Nigeria before (as above please include proof of previous visas if you have been before but there is no proof in your current passport)
This must be paid to Standard Bank in Sandton as follows:
Account name: Consulate General of Nigeria
Account no: 006813003
Standard Bank Sandton (004305)
To apply for the refund on your return you need to produce proof of travel (relevant stamps in your passport, copy of the visa and – to be safe – boarding card stubs, along with a copy of the bank deposit slip.
Please note the R6000 must be paid from your personal bank account as the Consulate will not refund companies but only individuals.
Temporary Work Permit (for people going on short contracts to do training, project work, auditing, equipment repair etc.)
This must be applied for by the company in Nigeria for whom you will be doing the work
The company must apply to the relevant authority
The employer in Nigeria and the relevant Nigerian mission will receive a “Telegram” confirming approval
A completed application form, proof of payment for the TWP, photocopy of data page of passport and one photograph are required to complete this process
FOR ALL OF THE ABOVE, A YELLOW FEVER CARD IS MANDATORY BOTH FOR NIGERIAN ENTRY AND RE-ENTRY INTO SOUTH AFRICA