How to secure a Nigerian Business Visa

In this article you will gain an understanding of the process required to obtain a Nigerian visa. Nigeria is one of the most popular destinations in West Africa. It is comprised of nearly 36 states and it shares a border with Chad and Cameroon and the Republic of Benin. If you’re business owner that is traveling to Nigeria, you not only have the opportunity to witness is vast culture but you can see firsthand how its administrative legal structure is categorized and its vast oil reserves that have brought prosperity to its country.

Nigeria is one of the most popular destinations in West Africa. It is comprised of nearly 36 states and it shares a border with Chad and Cameroon and the Republic of Benin. If you’re business owner that is traveling to Nigeria, you not only have the opportunity to witness is vast culture but you can see firsthand how its administrative legal structure is categorized and its vast oil reserves that have brought prosperity to its country. However, you first have to gain admittance and this is accomplished with a Nigerian Business Visa.

In essence, a passport and Nigerian Business Visa is absolutely necessary for traveling purposes. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months and have at least one page that can be stamped when you arrive.
1. To apply for a Nigerian Visa, you must fill out an application form. The Nigerian Embassy now allows you to fill out your application online and to render payment there too. However, you must select the right Consulate and your documents should be sent to the Travisa location you have selected on the application. In addition, you must bring your credit card payment receipt and include it with your application, as proof of payment is absolutely required for processing purposes.
2. Make sure you include passport photos that are on a plain/white background. They should be 2X2 and in color.
3. You will also need to bring a letter of invitation from an individual or company sponsor that has been properly signed and executed. This letter must explain why you are traveling to Nigeria, how long you will be there, where you will stay and must include a note that states that they will accept full immigration responsibility for your visit.
4. You will need to include a letter from your sponsoring company or employer that introduces you and explains your current position and job duties and why you will be traveling to Nigeria.
5. If you intend to work in Nigeria on a short term basis, you can apply for a temporary work permit (TWP). For long term employment you can consider apply for a STR Visa (Subject to Regularization Visa) A number of documents are required for this application, and professional assistance in compiling the bundle should be obtained before submitting the application.
Lastly, you will need to include all the above information and where you want the visa to be sent once it has been processed. Keep in mind that you may or may not be approved and the decision is based entirely on the consulate. It typically takes less than 5 working days for processing and you can pay extra if you want the express service.
As you can see, it is quite a lengthy process to be approved for a Nigerian Visa however, once you get clearance, you will marvel in this populous country and all that it has to offer to its natives as well as those traveling for business and pleasure.

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