Nigeria Official or Diplomatic Visa Requirements

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

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. 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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Letter from sending department or agency, explaining the purpose of travel and dates of the intended visit.

 

 

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.

 

 

Fully completed ONLINE.

Note: Follow the step by step online instructions. Your application must be submitted online. When confirmed, please print a copy of your (1) Visa Application Form, (2) Visa Acknowledgement Slip,send to TDS along with all other requirements detailed above. Failure to fully complete the visa application form will delay processing the visa. This online Nigerian Government visa application currently defaults to a required payment by Credit Card of $180.00USD, this is an error in their system that the Embassy is aware of, do not pay the online fee there is no government fee for a Diplomatic/Official visa.

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

 

 

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The Nigeria visa is usually issued for entry within three/six months of the issue date provided the passport remains valid, for stay of up to 90 days, as granted by the Consulate. The visit must be completed prior to the expiry date of the visa. The multiple entries visa is valid six months for stay of up to 90 days on each visit.

The Embassy of Nigeria is closed on Fridays and does not accept or process visa applications on Fridays. Please do not include Friday as a processing day.

 

TravelDocs Service Fees

Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining your visa.

TypePriceProcessing Time
Regular$70.002-7 Business Days

Once your visa order is complete, your documents will be returned to you via FedEx. The below table outlines the possible costs associated with this service.

FedEx Return ShippingFedEx Logo
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
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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Consular Fees

These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are per person per visa.

Entry Price Period of stay Validity Processing Time
Single/Multiple $0 up to 90 days 3-6 months 2-7 Business Days

TDS Order Form

You must complete the TDS Online Order Form.

The order form gives TDS your name, address, shipping information and payment method. Multiple applicants can be entered using one order form. You only need to complete one TDS order form per request. Please print two copies of the confirmation page. Include one copy with the documents you ship to TDS and keep one copy for your records.

While completing the online order form in this step, you will be asked how you want to pay TDS fees. You may pay our fees online with a credit card or enclose a personal or business check or money order.

We accept American Express, MasterCard, Visa and Discover

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Ship Your Documents

Please forward the completed requirements 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.

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Travel Document Systems, Inc. (TDS) is a leading visa and passport processing agency. For over 30 years we have served travel professionals, tour operators, and cruise lines, as well as corporate and individual international travelers. TDS specializes in travel that involves visas for more than one country.