Visas for Nigeria

PLEASE NOTE: You will be required to submit your passport to the consulate. You will NOT have access to your passport until the visa process is finished by the consulate. Please plan accordingly. The consulate will not release your passport until the visa process is finished.

ATTENTION: Foreign consulates do not accept demands from travelers. They do not work around a traveler’s time-frame, and may request additional documents not listed in the general instructions at any given time and circumstance without notice.

Processing Time


STEP 1

Fill out your ONLINE forms, PAY the Online Fee and gather the required documents outlined below.

GATHER DOCUMENTS

Follow the instructions below. Pay close attention to the important notices!

STEP 2

Come to our office so we can review, sort, prepare your documents and take your photo.

COME IN TO OUR OFFICE

If you already have your own passport-type photos, bring them with you. Otherwise we will take your photos.

STEP 3

Your visa application will be submitted to the foreign consulate the next business day.

SUBMIT APPLICATION

Should any additional requirements or demands from the consulate arise, we will communicate it to you immediately after we leave the consulate lobby.

STEP 4

We will collect your passport and visa from the consulate on the day scheduled by the consulate.

RECEIVE DOCUMENTS

Your visa & any other original documents will be at our office available for  pick up on the same day they are released by the consulate or shipped if requested.

Follow These Instructions to Obtain a Nigerian Visa

FORMS must be typed-in and signed by hand, but they CANNOT be hand-written

DO NOT ship your documents to Arista Offices without first communicating with us.

DO NOT ship your materials for 8AM delivery unless instructed to do so.

Visa Requirements

  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Nigeria.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • CLICK HERE for the online form
    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.
    • You MUST answer your questions and pay ONLINE for part of your visa fee.
    • Afterwards, print the application form and the proof of payment that is emailed to you.
  • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
    • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form.
    • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT: DD/mm/YYYY
    • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected.
    • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form.
  • Professional passport-type photographs: 2
A letter from the hosting party in Nigeria accepting full immigration responsibility.
A photocopy of the data page of host’s passport.
A print-out of the hotel reservation for those travelers not staying with a host.
  • Evidence of funds to cover the stay in Nigeria (letter from bank etc.)
  • Bank statement: Copy of the applicant’s most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant’s or petitioner’s name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, I-20, or advance parole originals.
Parent or guardians MUST:

  • Sign the printed-out application page in the appropriate signature box.
  • For adopted children: present original copy of adoption papers/court order.
  • Present an original copy of the birth certificate.
Type of visa Processing Online Visa Fee Consulate Visa fee Service fee
Single entry 6-8 business days $180 $85 $200
3-4 business days $180 $85 $300
Multiple entry 6-8 business days $180 $85 $200
3-4 business days $180 $85 $300
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.
  • All payments for Arista services and consulate fees must be made upfront prior to consulate submission.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • 1 set of visa photos
  • Credit card payments
  • Tracking the visa status
  • Emails and phone call follow ups
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  2. Make TWO individual payments:
    1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
  • Application Form – $30. Application form assistance and preparation.
  • Convenience – $10. For Money Order and/or Credit Card payments
  • Additional Photos – $10. Additional set of passport-type photos
  • Follow Up Visit – $50. Each additional trip to the consulate
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.
  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Nigeria.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • CLICK HERE for the online form
    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.
    • You MUST answer your questions and pay ONLINE for part of your visa fee.
    • Afterwards, print the application form and the proof of payment that is emailed to you.
  • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
    • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form.
    • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT: DD/mm/YYYY
    • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected.
    • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form.
  • Professional passport-type photographs: 2
A letter from the hosting party in Nigeria accepting full immigration responsibility.
A photocopy of the data page of host’s passport.
A print-out of the hotel reservation for those travelers not staying with a host.
  • Evidence of funds to cover the stay in Nigeria (letter from bank etc.)
  • Bank statement: Copy of the applicant’s most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant’s or petitioner’s name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
Your original permanent resident card (green card), I-94, I-20, or advance parole originals.
A business letter from the US employer. The letter must be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above) and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:

  • Personal information of the applicant: name and job title.
  • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Nigeria.
  • Specify the type of activities in Nigeria (ie. meetings, contract discussions, trade-shows, etc.).
  • State who will bear the costs of the applicant’s accommodations in Nigeria.
    Please click here for a sample of a Business Letter
Parent or guardians MUST:

  • Sign the printed-out application page in the appropriate signature box.
  • For adopted children: present original copy of adoption papers/court order.
  • Present an original copy of the birth certificate.
Type of visa Processing Online Visa Fee Consulate Visa fee Service fee
Single entry 6-8 business days $180 $85 $200
3-4 business days $180 $85 $300
Multiple entry 6-8 business days $180 $85 $200
3-4 business days $180 $85 $300
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.
  • All payments for Arista services and consulate fees must be made upfront prior to consulate submission.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • 1 set of visa photos
  • Credit Card payments
  • Tracking the visa status
  • Emails and phone call follow ups
  • 1 submission and 1 pick-up visit to the consulate

Payment Options:

  1. Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  2. Make TWO individual payments:
    1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
    2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
  • Application Form – $30. Application form assistance and preparation.
  • Convenience – $10. For Money Order and/or Credit Card payments
  • Additional Photos – $10. Additional set of passport-type photos
  • Follow Up Visit – $50. Each additional trip to the consulate
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.

  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Nigeria.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • CLICK HERE for the online form
    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.
    • You MUST answer your questions and pay ONLINE for part of your visa fee.
    • Afterwards, print the application form and the proof of payment that is emailed to you.
  • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
    • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form.
    • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT: DD/mm/YYYY
    • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected.
    • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form.
  • Professional passport-type photographs: 2
A letter from the hosting party in Nigeria accepting full immigration responsibility.
A photocopy of the data page of host’s passport.
A print-out of the hotel reservation for those travelers not staying with a host.
  • Evidence of funds to cover the stay in Nigeria (letter from bank etc.)
  • Bank statement: Copy of the applicant’s most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant’s or petitioner’s name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
Parent or guardians MUST:

  • Sign the printed-out application page in the appropriate signature box.
  • For adopted children: present original copy of adoption papers/court order.
  • Present an original copy of the birth certificate.
Type of visa Processing Online Visa Fee Consulate Visa fee Service fee
Single entry 6-8 business days $180 $85 $200
3-4 business days $180 $85 $300
Multiple entry 6-8 business days $180 $85 $200
3-4 business days $180 $85 $300
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.
  • All payments for Arista services and consulate fees must be made upfront prior to consulate submission.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

  • 1 set of visa photos
  • Tracking the visa status
  • Credit card payments
  • Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
  • Make TWO individual payments:
  • Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
  • Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
  • Application Form – $30. Application form assistance and preparation.
  • Convenience – $10. For Money Order and/or Credit Card payments
  • Additional Photos – $10. Additional set of passport-type photos
  • Follow Up Visit – $50. Each additional trip to the consulate
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.
  • Your passport MUST be valid for AT LEAST 6 MONTHS, counting from the day you leave Nigeria.
  • Your passport MUST contain at least ONE blank, completely clear “VISAS” page (Amendments and Endorsement pages do not count).
  • Your passport MUST be signed and in good condition. The consulate staff may reject your passport if they find it to be in damaged condition, even if you don’t think that’s the case.

Click here if your passport does NOT meet ALL of these requirements.

  • CLICK HERE for the online form
    • Forms CANNOT be hand-written offline.
    • You MUST answer your questions and pay ONLINE for part of your visa fee.
    • Afterwards, print the application form and the proof of payment that is emailed to you.
  • HOW TO FILL OUT YOUR VISA APPLICATION FORM:
    • Be very thorough and careful when filling out your questions on the form.
    • Enter ALL dates in the SPECIFIED FORMAT: DD/mm/YYYY
    • PLEASE ENTER ALL YOUR NAMES EXACTLY AS THEY ACTUALLY APPEAR IN YOUR PASSPORT. Do NOT omit, abbreviate or add extra names or nicknames. Do NOT include titles and/or extra letters not contained in your passport. All added data that is not IDENTICAL to your legal documents will cause your process to be rejected.
    • Please SIGN the form to match the passport signature. All applicants over the age of 18 MUST sign their own application form.
  • Professional passport-type photographs: 2
A letter from the hosting party in Nigeria accepting full immigration responsibility.
A photocopy of the data page of host’s passport.
A print-out of the hotel reservation for those travelers not staying with a host.
  • Evidence of funds to cover the stay in Nigeria (letter from bank etc.)
  • Bank statement: Copy of the applicant’s most recent monthly bank statement. The statement must clearly show the applicant’s or petitioner’s name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.
  • Copy of round trip or cruise-line tickets or tentative itinerary, printed from online vendor or travel agency letterhead.
  • If you have trouble printing your form or itinerary, you are welcome to email it as an attachment to us at info@aristavisa.com and we will be glad to print it for you at our office.
A business letter from the US employer. The letter must be printed on the company letterhead stationery, addressed to “The Consulate of Nigeria, Visa Section”, and signed by a senior manager (an equivalent to Vice-President or above) and stamped with the company seal. The business letter must include the following information:

  • Personal information of the applicant: name and job title.
  • State the nature of the business to be conducted (ie. business meetings, contract negotiations, etc.), the dates of the visit, and the names and addresses of companies to be contacted in Nigeria.
  • Specify the type of activities in Nigeria (ie. meetings, contract discussions, trade-shows, etc.).
  • State who will bear the costs of the applicant’s accommodations in Nigeria.
    Please click here for a sample of a Business Letter
Parent or guardians MUST:

  • Sign the printed-out application page in the appropriate signature box.
  • For adopted children: present original copy of adoption papers/court order.
  • Present an original copy of the birth certificate.
Type of visa Processing Online Visa Fee Consulate Visa fee Service fee
Single entry 6-8 business days $180 $85 $200
3-4 business days $180 $85 $300
Multiple entry 6-8 business days $180 $85 $200
3-4 business days $180 $85 $300
  • Maximum validity refers to the period over which you are allowed to enter a given country.
  • All payments for Arista services and consulate fees must be made upfront prior to consulate submission.

Our Service Fees INCLUDE:

    • 1 set of visa photos
    • Tracking the visa status
    • Credit card payments
    • Make ONE payment to ARISTA for all services and fees altogether (Arista will then pay for the government fees on your behalf)
    • Make TWO individual payments:
      1. Submit your own US POSTAL MONEY ORDER in the amount equivalent to the visa type you are requesting (for example: $180), and…
      2. Pay for the Arista service fees separately (by check, credit/debit card, cash, etc).
  • Application Form – $30. Application form assistance and preparation.
  • Convenience – $10. For Money Order and/or Credit Card payments
  • Additional Photos – $10. Additional set of passport-type photos
  • Follow Up Visit – $50. Each additional trip to the consulate
Shipping documents back to you:

  • Please provide us a return method for return shipments, such as an air-bill, credit card info, or a prepaid envelope.
  • Per your request, we may ship your documents back to you by FedEx only, and add our flat shipping charge to the total fee for the services provided to you.
  • Please CLICK HERE to visit our SHIPPING page for more info.


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Contact Information

(818) 665-2051 | info@aristavisa.com
2217 W. Olive Ave, Burbank, CA 91506

Business Hours

Mon – Fri: 9 AM – 6 PM PST
Sat: 10 AM – 2 PM PST
Sun: Closed