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Visa Day Time Day Time
Mondays 09:00-11:30 Wednesdays 14:00-15:30
Wednesdays Fridays

* It should be noted that no application(s)would be accepted after 11:30 a.m.



Types of Visas
Business, Visitor, Tourist, Transit visas are 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.

Basic Requirements

 
  • Passport (has to have 6 months validity at the time of application. For foreign nationals, re-entry permit may be necessary)
  • 2 Passport-size Photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm)
  • Duly Completed Application Form (download Form) pdf
  • Visa Fee: For Japanese citizen: ____ yen (single entry); ____ yen (multiple entry/STR) (For citizens of other countries, see Visa Fees List pdf )

* Travellers are advised to take anti-malarial drugs.


Processing time: 2-3 working days from receipt of application


Business Visa

 
In addition to Basic Requirements, applicants for Business Visa should submit:-
  • Letter of Invitation from a Nigerian company stating clearly the purpose and the acceptance of financial and/or full immigration responsibilities;
  • Letter of Recommendation from a Japanese company explaining the purpose of trip to Nigeria;
  • Flight reservation and itinerary.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds.
  • Evidence of Hotel Reservation/host address in Nigeria .

Validity of stay is 90 days (not extendable)


Visitor’s Visa

 
In addition to Basic Requirements, applicants for Visitor’s Visa should submit:-
  • A duly signed letter of invitation from the Nigerian guarantor indicating the relationship with the applicant and the acceptance of financial and/or full immigration responsibilities;
  • Address of host in Nigeria or Evidence of hotel reservation;
  • Photocopy of the Nigerian guarantor’s valid passport (where applicable);
  • Where the applicant is the guarantor’s spouse, a certified copy of Marriage Acceptance (Konin Todoke Juri Shomei) from the city government office must be attached, while for the guarantor’s child, a certified copy of Family Register (Kosei Tohon) or Birth Certificate (Shusei Todoke Juri Shomei);
  • Copy of the return ticket or proof of flight reservation.

Valid for 90 days.
Caution: Note that the visa is not valid for employment


Tourist Visa

 
Categories:
      Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism.
      Foreign Travelers who wish to visit family and friends

In addition to Basic Requirements, applicants of Foreign Travelers who wish to visit Nigeria for the purpose of Tourism should submit:--
  • Letter in English explaining reason for visit and place(s) of interest applicant wants to visit in Nigeria;
  • Copy of the return ticket or proof of flight reservation.
  • Evidence of sufficient funds.
  • Evidence of Hotel Reservation.

Valid for 90 days.
Caution: Note that the visa is not valid for employment


Transit Visa

  Class of Persons Eligible to Transit Visa:
      Foreign Travelers wishing to enter Nigeria for onward destination outside the country.

In addition to Basic Requirements, applicants for Transit Visa should submit:-
  • Visa to country of final destination;
  • Copy of the return ticket or proof of flight reservation including onward connection.

* Visa fees in respect of applications for Double-Entry Transit Visa will be same as Multiple-Entry Visa.


Valid for 7 days maximum period of stay.
Caution: Note that the visa is not valid for employment


STR Visa

  Eligibility:
      *Expatriates employed by individuals, corporate bodies or governments (i.e. to take up employment in Nigeria)

In addition to Basic Requirements, applicants for STR Visa should submit the followings in quadruplicate:-
  • Certified copies of valid expatriate quota;
  • Letter of Offer of Appointment by the registered company;
  • Letter of Acceptance of Appointment by applicant.
  • Expatriate quota approval
  • Certified copies of valid temporary work permit issued by the Nigerian Immigration (for application for Temporary Work Permit).
  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume 履歴書
  • Duly completed form IMM 22 フォームIMM 22
  • For Chief Executive Officers (C.E.O.) of Corporate organizations, there is need for extract of the minutes of the Board`s resolution
  • Obtainable only from Nigerian Missions in the countries where applicants are domiciled for at least six (6) months.


Temporary Work Permit (TWP)


  Who qualifies?
  • Experts invited by corporate bodies to provide specialized skilled services, such as after sales installation , maintenance, repairs of machines & equipment

Requirements for the issuance of Temporary work permit (TWP):-
  • Confirmed Airline Return ticket
  • Acceptance of IR (Immigration Responsibility) by inviting organizations or individual;
  • Obtainable only from the office of the Comptroller General of Immigration in the Nigeria Immigration Service Headquarters, Abuja.


Official/Diplomatic Visa

 
In addition to Basic Requirements, applicants for Official/Diplomatic Visa should submit the followings in duplicate:-
  • Note Verbale issued by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs stating the purpose and duration of stay.


General Information for Visa Applicants

- Only applicants that have visited Nigeria more than once are eligible for multiple entry visa.
   Please submit photocopy of the Nigerian visa used for the previous trip.

- Visas are usually issued 48 hours after submission of application.

- If visa collection day falls on a Nigerian or Japanese public holidays, the collection will be the next  collection day. (i.e. if you apply on Monday and the Wednesday is holiday, you will collect visa on Friday.)

-  Journalists travelling to Nigeria are advised to submit their visa application about one month  before their travel.

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