Visas for Nigeria

2. DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR:

The South Africa-Nigeria Chamber of Commerce has a longstanding visa service for its members, which leverages on the longstanding relationship with the diplomatic missions in Johannesburg and Pretoria.
We handle business and tourist visas (single and multiple entry) as well as temporary and long-term work permits. We can also do emergency visas (genuine emergencies please) and third-party payments if clients are unable to do the online payments themselves for any reason.
Our service is quick, hassle-free and totally transparent, operated in line with the Chamber’s Code of Conduct (contained in the Chamber Constitution). .
For more details please contact Georgina Odilibe, the Chamber Administrator, on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Passport with minimum 6 months validity and at least two empty facing pages
  • Application form (must be completed online – see the site on  http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome)
  • Proof of payment from the Nigerian Immigration Service (issued after online payment – see details below)
  • 2 Current passport sized photographs
  • Letter of invitation from Nigerian company or executive
  • Certificate of incorporation from that company (ie. With company registration number)
  • Hotel booking. Alternatively if using company accommodation, this must be specified in invitation letter
  • Letter from your company in SA confirming your employment with them
  • Air ticket or flight booking
  • If a non-South African, proof of residence in SA or a copy of South African ID
  • R200 cash visa administration fee
  • If you have a new passport with no Nigerian visas in it, a copy of an old visa – or several old visas - to prove previous visit/s to Nigeria
  • If you have a visa in a passport that is still valid but it is full, you may use that visa until the passport expires
  • Passport with minimum 6 months validity and at least two empty pages facing each other
  • Completed visa application forms with confirmation of online payment
  • One recent passport photograph
  • Invitation letter from Nigeria and a copy of invitees’ passport
  • Flight booking
  • Hotel Reservation or proof of other accommodation
  • Consulate Admin fee R200 (CASH ONLY)
A TWP is required for anyone who needs to work in Nigeria for a short period of time on specific short-term contracts or if invited by companies toprovide specialized skilled services, such as after-sales installation , maintenance, repairs of machines & equipment etc.
Submission must be made in South Africa of the relevant documents but the TWP must be applied for by the company in Nigeria for whom you will be doing the work from the Comptroller General of Immigration in Abuja. Once it is approved, the employer in Nigeria and the relevant Nigerian mission will receive a “Telegram” confirming approval.
Other documents required are:
  • Passport with minimum 6 months validity and at least 2 empty facing pages
  • Copy of telegram from Immigration Nigeria (as stated above)
  • A completed online application form – please make sure it is for TWP and not a visa. See http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome
  • Proof of payment for the TWP from the Nigeria Immigration Service after online payment is completed (also to be done online on the relevant site)
  • Confirmed return airline ticket
  • Copy of data page of passport
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • R200 cash fee if applying through the Johannesburg Consulate. This must be attached to the application on delivery and you will receive a receipt on return of passport
This is required by expatriates employed by individuals, corporate bodies or governments to take up employment in Nigeria
  • Current passport with at least 6 months validity and at least two empty facing pages
  • 4 Copies of Completed application forms with confirmation of online payment – please ensure it is for STR and NOT a visa. Click on http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome
  • 4 Copies of confirmation of online payment from Nigerian Immigration Service
  • 4 Copies of passport data page
  • 4 Copies of Completed IMM/22 form Typed
  • 4 Passport photographs
  • 4 Copies of Valid Quota approval
  • 4 Copies of Application for STR visa on behalf of the expatriate, from the company in Nigeria
  • 4 copies of Certificate of Incorporation of the company employing the expatriate
  • 4 Copies of Offer of Employment
  • 4 Copies of Acceptance letter of employment by the expatriate
  • 4 Copies of Credentials (Copies of academic and professional certificates) and Curriculum Vitae (English Certified translated copies where necessary)
  • 4 Copies of operational licence if required to establish in Nigeria
  • Consulate Admin fee R200
Note: The STR can only be given by Nigerian missions of countries in which the applicants are domiciled for at least 6 months
Online Application Process
PLEASE NOTE THE APPLICATION FORM MUST BE A PRINTOUT FROM THE ONLINE SITE – IT CANNOT BE A HANDWRITTEN FORM
Go to Nigerian Immigration Service website http://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome
  1. Click on “Entry Visa Application Form”. You will also need a Google account – either a gmail or yahoo address – to access the form. It is worth creating a specific email address for company use in this regard
  2. Complete form and at the end press SUBMIT. The whole properly formatted form should come up in front out you. PRINT OUT- PLEASE MAKE SURE APPLICANT SIGNS IT ON THE LAST PAGE
  3. Please note that it is important to know which consular office you are using for your visa. You have an option of JOHANNESBURG or PRETORIA.
  4. When you press SUBMIT, a page will come up with an ID and Reference number – please note these down
  5. Close that window and you should be at the payments page. Follow the instructions. Only VISA (Verified by Visa – a process you can easily do online) and MASTERCARD credit cards can be used and the applicant should pay with his/her Visa card and claim back from the company – it is very complicated for a third party to do the payment.  
  6. Once you have paid, it is VERY IMPORTANT to print out the page confirming payment.
This page will have a green band across the top and “Nigeria Immigration Service” at the top. It will NOT be an email confirming payment which you may also receive from the company running the site.
  1. The fee for South African passport holders is $75 for single entry and $103 multiple entry and each carries an online service for of $20 in addition to that. Please note these are for SA passport holders – different nationalities have different pricing. See below
  2. A CASH fee of R200 must also be submitted along with the application which is for the Johannesburg Consulate.
A yellow fever card is mandatory both for Nigerian entry and re-entry into South Africa – the injection must be received at least 10 days before entry into Nigeria if you don’t have a current yellow fever certificate. The certificate is valid for 10 years.
NOTE THAT YOU DO NOT NEED TO PROVIDE THIS WITH YOUR VISA APPLICATION
NOTE: There is a $20 processing fee in addition to the fees listed below which is payable online

EMBASSY VISA FEES PER COUNTRY

  SINGLE ENTRY MULTIPLE ENTRY

TWP FEES

STR VISA FEES

Afghanistan

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Albania

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Algeria

US$50

US$50

US$50

US$50

Andorra

US$68

US$68* No

US$68

US$68

Angola

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Antigua and Barbuda

US$148

US$148* No

US$148

US$148

Argentina

US$60

US$100

US$125

US$150

Armenia

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Australia

US$141

US$176

US$176

US$176

Austria

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Azerbaijan

US$78

US$78

US$78

US$78

Bahamas

US$19

US$19

US$19

US$19

Bahrain

US$45

US$45

US$45

US$45

Bangladesh

US$253

US$253

US$253

US$253

Barbados

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Belarus

US$68

US$68

US$68

US$68

Belgium

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Belize

US$200

US$200

US$200

US$200

Benin

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Bhutan

US$68

US$68* No

US$68

US$68

Bolivia

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Bosnia and Herzegovina

US$50

US$100

US$100

US$100

Botswana

US$114

US$114

US$114

US$114

Brazil

US$20

US$20* No

US$20

US$20

Brunei

US$45

US$45* No

US$45

US$45

Bulgaria

US$50

US$50* No

US$50

US$50

Burkina Faso

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Burundi

US$100

US$200

US$250

US$250

Cambodia

US$68

US$68* No

US$68

US$68

Cameroon

US$3

US$3* No

US$111

US$111

Canada

US$75

US$150

US$150

US$150

Cape Verde

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Central African Republic

US$67

US$335

US$335

US$335

Chad

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Chile

US$200

US$200* No

US$200

US$200

China

US$64

US$64

US$64

US$64

Colombia

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Comoros

US$20

US$20* No

US$20

US$20

Congo

US$111

US$224

US$224

US$224

Costa Rica

US$20

US$20* No

US$20

US$20

Croatia

US$50

US$100

US$100

US$100

Cuba

US$54

US$54

US$54

US$54

Cyprus

US$30

US$30* No

US$30

US$30

Czech Republic

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Democratic Republic of the Congo

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Denmark

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Djibouti

US$3

US$3

US$3

US$3

Dominica

US$20

US$20

US$20

US$20

Dominican Republic

US$20

US$20

US$20

US$20

Ecuador

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Egypt

US$45

US$45* No

US$45

US$45

El Salvador

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Equatorial Guinea

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Eritrea

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Estonia

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Ethiopia

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Fiji

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Finland

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

France

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Gabon

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Gambia

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Georgia

Gratis

US$200

US$200

US$200

Germany

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Ghana

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Greece

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Grenada

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Guatemala

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Guinea

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Guinea-Bissau

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Guyana

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Haiti

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Honduras

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Hong Kong S.A.R., China

US$64

US$64

US$64

US$64

Hungary

US$50

US$100

US$100

US$100

Iceland

US$68

US$68

US$68

US$68

India

US$253

US$253

US$253

US$253

Indonesia

US$245

US$245

US$245

US$245

Iran

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Iraq

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Ireland

US$170

US$235

US$170

US$170

Israel

US$169

US$169

US$169

US$397

Italy

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Jamaica

US$20

US$20* No

US$20

US$20

Japan

US$36

US$36

US$36

US$36

Jordan

US$50

US$100

US$100

US$100

Kazakhstan

US$60

US$200

US$200

US$200

Kenya

US$25

US$25* No

US$25

US$25

Kiribati

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Kosovo

US$50

US$100

US$100

US$100

Kuwait

US$3

US$3

US$3

US$3

Kyrgyzstan

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Laos

US$4

US$4

US$4

US$4

Latvia

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Lebanon

US$100

US$200

US$250

US$250

Lesotho

US$64

US$64

US$64

US$64

Liberia

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Libya

US$26

US$40

US$100

US$100

Liechtenstein

US$68

US$68

US$68

US$68

Lithuania

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Luxembourg

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Madagascar

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Malawi

US$39

US$39* No

US$39

US$39

Malaysia

US$6

US$6

US$6

US$6

Maldives

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Mali

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Malta

US$26

US$40

US$100

US$100

Marshall Islands

US$65

US$65* No

US$65

US$65

Mauritania

US$58

US$58* No

US$58

US$58

Mauritius

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Mexico

US$32

US$32

US$32

US$32

Moldova

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Monaco

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Mongolia

US$26

US$72

US$26

US$26

Morocco

US$89

US$266

US$266

US$266

Mozambique

US$50

US$50

US$50

US$50

Myanmar

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Namibia

US$66

US$66

US$66

US$66

Nauru

US$4

US$4

US$4

US$4

Nepal

US$39

US$39

US$39

US$39

Netherlands

US$88

US$352

US$139

US$168

New Zealand

US$2

US$2

US$2

US$2

Nicaragua

US$2

US$2

US$2

US$2

Niger

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Nigeria

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

North Korea

US$46

US$46* No

US$46

US$46

Norway

US$4

US$62

US$4

US$4

Oman

US$46

US$46

US$46

US$46

Pakistan

US$68

US$68* No

US$68

US$68

Palau

US$3

US$3

US$3

US$3

Panama

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Papua New Guinea

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Paraguay

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Peru

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Philippines

US$39

US$78

US$39

US$39

Poland

US$51

US$102

US$120

US$120

Portugal

US$73

US$146

US$146

US$293

Qatar

US$4

US$4* No

US$4

US$4

Romania

US$42

US$42* No

US$42

US$42

Russia

US$84

US$200

US$100

US$100

Rwanda

US$4

US$4

US$4

US$4

Saint Kitts and Nevis

US$19

US$19* No

US$19

US$19

Saint Lucia

US$19

US$19* No

US$19

US$19

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

US$19

US$19* No

US$19

US$19

Samoa

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

San Marino

US$3

US$3

US$3

US$3

Sao Tome and Principe

US$50

US$100

US$50

US$50

Saudi Arabia

US$46

US$46* No

US$46

US$46

Senegal

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Serbia

US$50

US$100

US$100

US$100

Seychelles

US$4

US$4

US$4

US$4

Sierra Leone

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Singapore

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Slovakia

US$50

US$100

US$100

US$100

Slovenia

US$50

US$100

US$100

US$100

Solomon Islands

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Somalia

US$3

US$3

US$3

US$3

South Africa

US$58

US$103

US$205

US$205

South Korea

US$30

US$30* No

US$30

US$30

Spain

US$95

US$514

US$514

US$587

Sri Lanka

US$40

US$4

US$40

US$40

Sudan

US$2

US$2

US$2

US$2

Suriname

US$40

US$40

US$40

US$40

Swaziland

US$58

US$58* No

US$58

US$58

Sweden

US$78

US$78

US$78

US$78

Switzerland

US$68

US$203

US$76

US$135

Syria

US$46

US$46

US$46

US$46

Taiwan

US$150

US$100

US$150

US$150

Tajikistan

US$68

US$68

US$68

US$68

Tanzania

US$29

US$29

US$29

US$29

Thailand

US$14

US$39

US$14

US$14

Timor-Leste

US$68

US$68* No

US$68

US$68

Togo

US$0

US$0

US$0

US$0

Tonga

US$64

US$64

US$64

US$64

Trinidad and Tobago

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Gratis

Tunisia

US$32

US$32* No

US$32

US$32

Turkey

US$32

US$32* No

US$32

US$32

Turkmenistan

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Tuvalu

US$3

US$3* No

US$3

US$3

Uganda

US$2

US$2* No

US$2

US$2

Ukraine

US$52

US$52* No

US$52

US$52

United Arab Emirates

US$150

US$300

US$150

US$150

United Kingdom

US$144

US$472

US$472

US$472

United States

US$160

US$160

US$160

US$160

Uruguay

US$60

US$100

US$60

US$60

Uzbekistan

US$60

US$200

US$100

US$100

Vanuatu

US$3

US$3

US$3

US$3

Vatican

US$88

US$110

US$110

US$110

Venezuela

US$50

US$50

US$50

US$50

Vietnam

US$68

US$68

US$68

US$68

Western Sahara

US$2

US$2

US$2

US$2

Yemen

US$46

US$46

US$46

US$46

Zambia

US$6

US$6

US$6

US$6

Zimbabwe

US$50

US$140

US$140

US$140