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These requirements are applicable for US Citizens applying at the Washington DC Office
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TDS Order Form
Ship Your Documents
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.
Letter of introduction from host organization in Nigeria
Copy of Nigerian Immigration Approval Telex that lists the applicants name.
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 Washington DC as the processing location on the visa application form.
The embassy will charge a $195 processing fee per application or $260 if the application is needed on a rush 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 $195 processing fee required on your behalf -- do not pay this processing fee online by credit card. TDS will pay the $260 rush fee when required on your behalf -- do not pay the rush fee online by credit card.
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.
Fees charged by Travel Document Systems for our part in assisting you in obtaining
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.
These are the fees charged by the foreign government for issuing a visa. Fees are
per person per visa.
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.
Please forward the completed requirements to:
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.
By connecting on the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, the US State Department will be able to assist you better in the case of an emergency, such as if you lose your passport or it is stolen while you are abroad.