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Document Requirements

These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Atlanta Office

The Nigerian Consulate has announced a change to their visa issuing policy for Atlanta 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 consulate 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, or letter of confirmation from a travel agent. 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.
If the applicant is staying in a private home a Invitation Letter is required from the Host Friend or Relative.

If inviting Friend or Relative is a Nigerian citizen they must also send a copy of his/her Nigerian passport (first four pages).

If inviting Friend or Relative is a Non-Nigerian Citizen, inviting Friend or Relative must submit copies of their resident permits and the information page(s) of their passports.
A copy of your hotel confirmation(s) is required.
A copy of your most recent bank statement is required.

Children of US Parents:

Copy of birth certificate of child showing both parents names.

Copies of both parents passports (bio data page)

Signed, notarized letter of consent by both parents

Children of Nigerian Parents:

Signed, notarized letter of consent by both parents.

Copies of both parents passports (bio date page)

Applicants for a Transit visa must be able to show a valid visa to their destination.

Fully completed ONLINE.

Note: Follow the step by step online instructions. Your application must be submitted online and the appropriate Consular 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 Atlanta, GA as the processing location on the visa application form.

The embassy will charge an $131.50 processing fee per application or $196.50 if the 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 Consular fee ($180 single entry or multiple entries), and all other requirements to obtain the visa. TDS will pay the $131.50 processing fee required on your behalf -- do not pay this processing fee online by credit card. TDS will pay the $196.50 rush fee when required on your behalf -- do not pay the rush fee online by credit card.
The Nigeria tourist visa is usually issued for entry within three/twelve months of the issue date provided the passport remains valid, for stay of 7 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 twelve months for stay of 7-90 days on each visit.

Shipping Instructions

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

Travel Document Systems, Inc.
303 Perimeter Center North
Suite 300
Atlanta, GA 30346

Local Phone Number: 678-855-7057

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
Alaska, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, USVI Price
Next Day Letter (No Saturday Delivery) $39.00
International Price
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