:: Passport valid for six months on exit
:: Two adjacent (facing) blank pages in passport
:: Four 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 prefer that we 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).
:: Flight ticket
:: Letter of request
The letter of request must be an original, signed document from a business or organisation in Nigeria. It must be written on company letterhead, addressed to the Visa Section, Nigerian High Commission, 9 Northumberland Avenue, London, WC2N 5BX. (Failure to include this address may result in rejection of your application.) The letter must include your full name and should also accept moral and financial responsibility for your visit. It must specifically request an STR visa, and note the duration and number of entries required.
:: Offer of employment
This must come from your prospective employer in Nigeria and should clearly state the position you are being offered. A copy of the letter is acceptable.
:: Letter of acceptance
This must be an original, signed letter, stating that you accept the offer of employment. As before, it must note the position you are accepting.
:: Employment contract
A full copy of your new employment contract, this must be signed and dated by both parties, and should confirm the exact position offered.
:: Expatriate Quota
This must be approved, and should be valid for a minimum of three months. The position listed within must exactly match the position noted the employment contract, offer and acceptance letters.
:: Current CV
Please provide a full and up-to-date copy of your curriculum vitae (resumé).
:: Original qualifications
Applicant must submit valid, original credentials, diploma(s) or professional certificate(s) as proof of the qualifications listed in their CV.
Please submit FOUR good quality photocopies of all documents listed above, including the application form.
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.