visa on ARRIVAL
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This is to inform the public that the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has introduced a new visa on arrival process for all business travelers and African Union countries except ECOWAS member countries.
Therefore, all visitors to Nigeria from these countries must follow the following process.
The VOA facility is available to two categories of travelers:
- Travels frequently to visit high net worth investors interested in doing business in Nigeria.
- Citizens of African countries.
VOA facilities are available to her two categories of travelers:
- Internationally acclaimed frequent business traveler
- CEO of a multinational company
- member of a government delegation
- United Nations laissez-passer holder
- African Union laissez-passer holder
- Holders of official travel documents of other recognized international organizations wishing to visit Nigeria.
A visa on arrival is available to nationals of all countries except her ECOWAS nationals who do not require a visa to visit Nigeria and other countries with which Nigeria has visa waiver agreements.
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Frequently Asked Questions
A visa on arrival is a type of visa that allows travelers to obtain their visa upon arrival at their destination country. It is typically issued at the airport or seaport of entry, eliminating the need to apply for a visa in advance at an embassy or consulate.
The availability of visa on arrival varies from country to country. Some popular destinations that offer visa on arrival include Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Jordan, and Maldives, among others. It is important to check the specific visa requirements of your destination country before traveling.
The validity of a visa on arrival depends on the country granting it. It can range from a few days to several weeks or months. Typically, it allows travelers to stay in the country for a specified duration, often for tourism or business purposes.
A: The requirements for a visa on arrival vary depending on the country. In general, you will need a valid passport with a certain period of validity, a completed visa application form, a passport-sized photograph, and the visa fee (usually payable in local currency or US dollars). Some countries may require additional documentation or proof of travel arrangements.
A: The possibility of extending a visa on arrival depends on the specific regulations of the country. Some countries allow extensions, while others may require you to leave the country and reapply for a new visa. It is important to check the visa conditions and extension options before your arrival.
A: No, not all nationalities are eligible for a visa on arrival. Each country has its own list of eligible nationalities, and it is essential to check the specific requirements and restrictions based on your nationality before traveling.
A: In most cases, a visa on arrival is not intended for employment purposes. It usually permits visitors to engage in tourism, business meetings, or short-term visits. If you intend to work in a country, you will likely need to apply for an appropriate work visa in advance.
A: Visa on arrival is typically granted at designated ports of entry, such as international airports or seaports specified by the country. It is important to verify the eligible entry points beforehand to ensure a smooth arrival process.