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Temporary Work Permit (TWP)  |  Nigeria


Visa Requirements

::    Passport valid for six months on exit 

::    Two adjacent (facing) blank pages in passport

::    Two recent identical passport photographs

Please write your full name on the reverse of both photographs.

::    Application form, completed online, printed and signed

All Nigerian visa applications must be completed online, and the consular fee paid via the same online service.

Follow the Application Form link (below right) to the Nigerian Immigration Service website. Select United Kingdom from the ‘processing country’ dropdown box, then click the ‘start application’ button at the bottom of the page. When you’ve completed the form, print it out, sign and send to us, along with the Visa Acknowledgment Slip and Visa Payment Slip. (Please ignore the interview date printed on the Payment Slip; we will book an appointment to submit the application and attend on your behalf.)

If you require further assistance, or would like us to handle the online payment on your behalf, we offer a comprehensive form-completion service for Nigerian visas. In order to take advantage of this, select ‘standard + form fill’ from the Handling Service dropdown, or contact us for more information.

Please note, the Immigration Service requires that the first and last names on the credit card used to make your online payment MUST match the first and last names in your passport. If this is likely to be a problem, please contact us before starting your application.

::    Visa Acknowledgment Slip (see above)

::    Visa Payment Slip (see above)

::    Completed travel questionnaire

Applicants must complete and submit a questionnaire regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

::    Letter of invitation

The letter of invitation must be an original document from a business or organisation in Nigeria. It must be written on company letterhead, stating the address of the company, and should be addressed to the Visa Section, Nigerian High Commission, 9 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BX. (Failure to include this address may result in the rejection of your application.) The letter should include your full name, plus the reason for your visit to Nigeria, and must be signed and date by the inviting party.

::    Approved cablegram

This must come from the Director of Immigration Services in Abuja. The cablegram may only be used once and must be submitted within three months of the date it was issued.

::    Proof of residence

Non-UK passport holders must submit a residence card OR have visa residency stamped inside their passport. This must be valid for at least six months at the time of application. Please provide both the original and a good quality photocopy.

EU nationals must provide two recent utility bills OR a signed tenancy agreement instead. The bills must be for different utilities and should be no more than three months old. Mobile phone bills and bank statements are not acceptable. Please provide both the original(s) and a good quality photocopy.


PLEASE NOTE: All applicants are required to provide biometric information in person at the Nigerian visa processing centre in London on the day of application. There are still a number of ways in which we can assist, including form filling, application checking, visa collection/return and accompanying you to the processing centre. Please contact us for further information.


Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE: applicants from ECOWAS countries do not require a visa to visit Nigeria.

Documents written in any language other than English must be submitted along with a certified, translated copy.

The embassy reserves the right to request additional documents in support of your visa application, and to alter or increase fees without prior notice.

No refund will be given if your visa is cancelled, rejected by the embassy or if the validity/visa type is not as requested.

Visa and Service Fees

Please note, all fees are charged per individual traveller. Service fees on this page are inclusive of VAT. The total price of your order will depend on the product and the processing services you select. Visa fees for Nigeria are payable online as you complete the application form, and may be subject to change with no prior notice. Please contact us before placing your order if you require further information.



(from 5 working days)

Visa fee: (see note below)

Processing centre fee: £120

Handling fee: variable (see below)



(from 2 working days)

Visa fee: (see note below)

Processing centre fee: £120

Handling fee: variable (see below)


Nigerian visa fees vary according 
to applicant’s nationality. 

Click here to view a full list.


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Please note, the information listed above is for non-UK nationals only. Click here to view fees and requirements for UK passport holders.