Visa on Arrival is issued at port of entry in Nigeria.

NOTE: Successful online payment is not an approval. Applicant should not proceed to Nigeria until receipt of ‘Visa on Arrival Approval (VoA) Letter’

The VoA facility is available to frequently travelled High Net Worth Investors and intending Visitors who may not be able to obtain visa at the Nigerian Missions/Embassies in their countries of residence due to the absence of a Nigerian Mission in those countries or exigencies of urgent business travels.



  • Frequently travelled Business Persons of International Repute
  • Executives of Multi-national Companies
  • Members of Government Delegations
  • Holders of United Nations Laissez-Passer
  • Holders of African Union Laissez-Passer,
  • Holders of ECOWAS Laissez-Passer,
  • Holders of any other official travel documents of other recognized International Organizations who intend to visit Nigeria.

Note: Visa on Arrival is available to citizens of all countries except ECOWAS Nationals who do not require visa to visit Nigeria and other countries which Nigeria has entered into visa abolition agreements.

How to Apply for Visa on Arrival

Step 1: Get Visa on Arrival Approval Letter

There are two methods to obtaining VoA approval letter: applying through email or in person application by representative in Nigeria.

  1. Applying through Email

Applicant/Representative shall write an Application Letter to The Comptroller General of Immigration, NIS HQ, Abuja stating the following via this email address:

  • Name of Applicant indicating Nationality
  • Passport number of Applicant
  • Purpose of visit
  • Proposed date of visit
  • Proposed Port of Entry
  • Flight itinerary
  • Address in Nigeria or Hotel Reservation

Attach the following documents:

  • Copy of Passport Data Page
  • Copy of Airline Return Ticket Reservation

Note: After Approval, a letter will be forwarded to your email with a copy sent to the Airline stated in your application and Immigration port of entry.

  1. Applying through your representative in Nigeria


  1. Contact your Representative (Business partners, Company Representative, Protocol/Liaison Officer, etc) in Nigeria.
  2. The representative files a formal request for Visa on Arrival Approval on your behalf by writing an application letter to The Comptroller General of Immigration, NIS HQ, Abuja stating the following:


  • Name of Applicant indicating Nationality, Passport Number of visitor
  • Purpose of visit
  • Proposed date of visit
  • Proposed Port of Entry
  • Proposed airline
  • Flight itinerary
  • Address in Nigeria
  • Email address of the visitor
  • Acceptance of Immigration Responsibility


The representative shall attach the following documents in support of the application

  • Copy of the visitor’s Passport Data Page
  • Copy of Airline Return Ticket Reservation

Note: After an Approval Letter is obtained (Hard Copy) by the representative, copies of the same document will be forwarded to the Airline stated in the application and Immigration Port of Entry

Step 2: Pay for Visa

Fill in the application form with your correct details and make payment online via NIS official website,

Online Payment may also be made at point of arrival subject to presentation of Visa on Arrival Approval Letter. Master Card, Visa and American Express Card are acceptable.

Step 3: Arrive at the Port of Entry and Proceed for Immigration Clearance.


Note: Other information

  1. Two recent passport-size photographs are required
  2. Applicable visa fees are as follows


S/N Countries Visa Fees Payable (USD $)
1. Egypt 75
2. Ethiopia 32
3. Malawi 69
4. Gambia Free
5. Mauritius 32
6 Namibia 96
7 South Africa 88
8 Tanzania 59
9 Uganda 32
10 Zimbabwe 80
11 Kenya 25
12 Zambia 36
13 Malaysia 36
14 Poland 71
15 United Kingdom 174


CILT Nigeria is ready to assist in the processing of Visa on Arrival (VoA) applications for delegates.  Delegates are therefore required to complete the Registration Form and also provide information and documents under “Applying through your representative in Nigeria”. Each delegate will pay the appropriate visa fee stated under “Other Information”

For delegates who prefer to processes visas on their own would be issued invitation letters after the completion of the registration form.