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Subject to Regularisation (STR) Visa  |  Nigeria


Visa Requirements


::    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.

::    Photocopies

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.



Additional Information


Please contact us for further advice if you have family members travelling to Nigeria with you on an STR visa.

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, to request you attend an interview in person, 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 10 working days)


Visa fee: (see note below)

Processing centre fee: £120

Handling fee:  variable (see below)




(from 6 working days)


Visa fee: (see note below)

Processing centre fee: £310

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 UK passport holders only. Click here to view fees and requirements for non-UK nationals.