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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office

Nigerian Embassy has announced a change to their visa issuing policy for Washington DC applicants for visas, all applicants must appear in person to be fingerprinted as part of the visa application process, Travel Document Systems can assist if you submit your application through our New York Office where a personal appearance is not required.
 
We recommend that you contact the Embassy directly to obtain the most current forms and requirements before making your personal appearance, the information below is for reference purposes only all information is subject to change without notice.
Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport. It must not expire within 6 months and must have at least one blank visa page. Foreign Embassies cannot issue a visa on a page not labeled as a Visa page. Amendment and Endorsement pages in the back of the passport cannot be used for issuance of a visa.
A visa cannot be stamped on a page even if only one Small Stamp is on the visa page. If you do not have any blank visa pages in your passport, TDS can assist you in applying for additional pages. If your passport expires within 6 months, you must renew your passport and then we will secure your visa with the new passport.
Please send 2 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send a copy of your round trip airline tickets, or itinerary or e-ticket.   The itinerary must show the applicant's name, date of arrival and departure from the country, and flight information. The Embassy does not recommend purchasing your ticket prior to a visa being issued.
A business letter of responsibility (sample) is required, to be typewritten on your company letterhead and addressed to:
Embassy of Nigeria Visa Section, Washington DC

The letter must explain all of the following:
Nature of business to be performed
Name and address of reference to be visited
This letter should request Multiple Entries visa if required
Guarantee of return transportation and sufficient funds for the visit
The letter should be signed by an officer of the company other than the applicant.
Religious visitors and Missionary workers will require a pre-approval notice from the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Abuja, Nigeria
Your host organization must arrange for your visa approval notice prior to the submission of your visa application, without this approval notice the visa processing time will be a minimum of 3-4 weeks.

Fully completed ONLINE.

Note: Follow the step by step online instructions. Your application must be submitted online and the appropriate Visa fee paid for by credit card online ($180USD). When confirmed, please print a copy of your (1) Visa Application Form, (2) Visa Acknowledgement Slip, (3)  Visa Payment Slip and/or Payment Receipt from Google Checkout then mail all three to TDS for processing, along with all other requirements detailed above. Failure to fully complete the visa application form will delay processing the visa.

Be sure to select Washington DC as the processing location on the visa application form.

The embassy will charge $130 processing fee per application, $185 for rush and $270 if application is needed on an emergency basis. These fees are to be paid separately through the TDS Online Order Form.

 

The Nigerian Embassy and Consulate General introduced (October 01, 2007) a web-based online visa application, which must be fully completed online and then printed. Please print an additional copy and send to TDS along with your passport and required documents, your credit card payment receipt for the base Visa fee ($180 single entry or multiple entries), and all other requirements to obtain the visa. TDS will pay the $125 processing fee required on your behalf -- do not pay this processing fee online by credit card. TDS will pay the $180 rush fee when required on your behalf -- do not pay the rush fee online by credit card. TDS will pay the $265 emergency fee on your behalf -- do not pay the emergency fee online by credit card.

Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
1625 K St. NW
Suite 750
Washington, DC 20006

Local Phone Number: 202-638-3800

Urgent applications should be shipped to TDS using only the FedEx Company.

Please use FedEx Priority Overnight. Do NOT ship "First Overnight." This will delay the delivery of your package.

Once your order is complete, your Passport with the visa sticker/stamp will be returned to you via FedEx Overnight.

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Continental USA Only Price
Next Business Day - up to 3 passports $32.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $33.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
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Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
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