How soon do you need your Nigeria STR Visa for U.S. Citizens?

To our valued clients ordering Chinese visas, processing times are far greater than those posted on our site this is due to the volume of applications at the Embassy and Consulates. Processing times are currently 2 to 6 weeks weeks depending on your jurisdiction. Please Note: Our New York Office currently does not have any extended wait times.

The Chinese Embassy and Consulates-General in the U.S. will no longer accept same category visa applications with 10-year multi-entry visas still valid for more than six months. Applicants may choose to apply for compensated visas after the expiration of their original ones.

As an ongoing consequence of the global pandemic actual visa processing is typically taking longer than the usual times published here even in some instances where there is an option for the payment of higher consular fees for expedited processing. If you have a particularly tight departure please send us a note at [email protected] at the time you create your order to confirm it can reasonably be fulfilled in the current environment otherwise please just be aware of the possibility of delayed processing.

If you cancel your order after we have submitted your documents to a Consulate for processing there will be a $35.00 cancellation fee and your consular fees may not be refundable. Please do NOT contact consulates directly for status or with instructions once your documents have been submitted unless they contact you as this can cause processing to be delayed or declined.

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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying for a Nigerian STR visa in New York

Documents below should be submitted in four duplicate sets and arranged in the following order:

Page 1 – Form (online form) with one (1) colored passport sized photograph (on white background) attached.
Page 2 – Copy of letter of request from the company addressed to the Consulate General of Nigeria requesting STR visa for the applicant, this must contain the applicant’s full name.
Page 3 – Copy of expatriate quota stating position of employment
Page 4 – Copy of employment letter stating position employment
Page 5 – Copy of applicant’s signed acceptance letter stating position of employment
Page 6 – Copies of qualifications: degree, diploma certificates matching those mentioned on the resume.
Page 7 – Copy of credentials, certificated curriculum vitae or resume , all vetted by a relevant official of Nigerian High Commission/Embassy (English Certified translated copy where applicable)
Page 8 – Copy of Flight Itinerary

Please send TDS your current valid and signed passport, plus four photocopies of the vital information page. 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 4 recent professional passport-type photographs.
Digital and non-passport photographs are not acceptable.
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Please send four copies 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.



Four Copies of Nigerian Immigration approval quota for STR visa



Four Notarized copies (or originals) of all credentials, resume's and degrees, certificates earned, were applicable.



Four copies of Letter of employment.



Four copies of Letter of acceptance.



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Certificate is required for entry into, or travel between, some African countries. Several of these vaccines require more than one dose, or take time to become effective. It is always best to seek advice from your doctor on immunization well in advance, if possible around 6 weeks before departure.

The government of Nigeria requires the original yellow fever vaccination certificate upon arrival in Nigeria.

For Malaria, talk to your doctor about how to prevent malaria while traveling. You may need to take prescription medicine before, during, and after your trip to prevent malaria, especially if you are visiting low-altitude areas.

Your yellow fever vaccination certificate is not required as part of the visa application process, you must have the original certificate on arrival in Nigeria.
(1.) Passport and copy of data page(s) Passports should have a minimum of 6 months validity.
(2.) Copy of online application form (SIGNED AND DATED)
(3.) Payment and Acknowledgment Slips Printed
(4.) 4 passport sized photographs
(5.) Flight Itinerary (at least a copy of a flight booking, showing arrival and departure)
(6.) Spouse’s Bank Statement (showing adequate funds FOR STRS’ A MINIMUM OF $500 IN CREDIT NO MORE THAN 3 MONTHS OLD AT TIME OF SUBMISSION).
(1.) Passport and copy of data page(s) Passports should have a minimum of 6 months validity.
(2.) Copy of online application form (SIGNED AND DATED)
(3.) 4 passport sized photographs
(4.) Copies of the child/children’s birth certificate (4 Copies).

Please complete and sign one online application form, plus three additional copies.

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 ($160USD). 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 New York as the processing location on the visa application form.


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Shipping Instructions

Please forward a printed copy of your order confirmation for a Nigerian STR visa for US Citizens and all required documents to:

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
100 Park Avenue
Suite 1646
New York, NY 10017

Local Phone Number: 212-647-1122

Urgent applications for a Nigerian STR visa 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 $36.00
Next Business Day - 4 or more passports $39.00
Saturday Delivery $41.00
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Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
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