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ONLINE VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Please Read Carefully:

All applications and payments are to be made through the Nigeria Immigration website at: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng

  • After filling out forms online, submit and print them out; proceed to payment section; choose payment with money order option and make sure you have the actual fees in money order, as you will be required to input details of the money order in the system.
  • The current visa fee for American passport holders is $160.
  • For the current visa fees for all countries, please go to: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng.
  • Go to column Support and click on countries.

Please note that, once applications are submitted, fees paid are not refundable.

AT THE APPLICANT’S DISCRETION, VISA OR PASSPORT FEE CAN BE PAID EITHER WITH A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD OR MONEY ORDER MADE TO: INNOVATE 1 SERVICES LLC/FGN
        

Requirements for all categories of visas:-

  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • Completed visa application form
  • Confirmation of online payment receipt
  • Confirmation of online acknowledgment slip
  • 2 passport size pictures
  • Letter of invitation from Host accepting full immigration responsibility
  • Data page of Host passport,
  • Confirmed hotel reservation, if the applicant is not staying with Host
  • Valid return airline ticket.
  • Evidence of funds to cover stay in Nigeria (letter from bank etc.)
  • Holders of non–U.S passports must provide proof of legal residency (photocopy of the Green Card).
  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • Completed visa application form 
  • Confirmation of online payment receipt
  • Confirmation of online acknowledgment slip
  • 2 passport size pictures
  • Letter of invitation from the Host company, in Nigeria, accepting full immigration and financial responsibility as well as stating the purpose of visit (and duration of stay)
  • Letter of introduction from applicant’s company or organization
  • Holders of non–U.S passports must provide proof of legal residency (photocopy of green card, resident visa, work permit, or necessary visa page).
  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • Completed visa application form
  • Confirmation of online payment receipt
  • Confirmation of online acknowledgment slip
  • 2 passport size pictures
  • Copy of Comptroller General of Immigration’s approval cable visa that lists the applicant’s name
  • Letter of introduction from the Host organization in Nigeria
  • Cover letter from the U.S company sending the employee
  • Holders of non-U.S passports must provide proof of legal residency (photocopy of the green card)
    • Copy of airline ticket or flight itinerary (WHERE APPLICABLE)
    • Formal application from the Host company in Nigeria, attaching a copy of the work order indication the exact job to be performed by the expert.
    • Copy of certificate of incorporation of Host company in Nigeria.
  • Current passport (with at least 6 months validity)
  • 4 Completed visa application forms
  • 4 Copies of confirmation of online payment receipt
  • 4 Copies of Confirmation of online acknowledgment slip
  • 4 passport size pictures
  • 4 Copies of employment offer letters
  • 4 Copies of acceptance of employment letters
  • 4 Copies of Nigerian Immigration’s approval quota
  • 4 Copies of the resume, degrees, and certificates earned
  • Holders of non–U.S passports must provide proof of legal residency (photocopy of the green card)
  • The documents should be arranged into 4 sets. Each set must include the above-mentioned documents.
  • 4 copies certificate of incorporation of the Nigerian company.
  • 4 copies of the company memorandum & article association
  • 4 copies of corporate affairs particulars of directors and their shear holdings thereof: (CAC FORMS 2 & 7)
  • 4 Copies of the business permit issued by the Ministry of Interior (for companies that have foreign shareholders)
  • 1 Copy of current monthly quota utilization returns as endorsed by the Immigration Service.
  • 4 copies of formal letter requesting for STR visa from the company in  Nigeria.
  • Photocopies of parents’ passports (bio-data page) or valid ID must accompany the application as well as proof of payment to Innovate1 Service.
  • Copy of child’s birth certificate
  • Notarized letter of consent jointly signed by both parents

Holders of Diplomatic/Official Passport are required to complete an online application form at the Nigeria Immigration Service website: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/welcome to obtain Application ID and Reference Number. The completed application form must be printed and submitted at the Embassy with two passport-size photographs, preferably with white background; including an Official Passport and any other supporting document(s). VISA FEES ARE NOT REQUIRED.

The Consular Office is open from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Monday-Thursday) except on public holidays for diplomatic drop-off and pick up.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  1. Please note that once applications have been submitted or mailed to the embassy, visas and processing fees are not refundable; notwithstanding if visas are granted or not.
  2. Applicants can only cancel and seek a refund for fees paid online only before applications are submitted or mailed to the embassy. Please refer to the Innovate 1 Services for refund procedures.
  3. Please note that application processing fees are not refundable once submitted for processing.
SUMMARIZED STEPS ON HOW TO FILL OUT ONLINE VISA APPLICATION

STEP 1:  Go to Nigeria Immigration website at: https://portal.immigration.gov.ng.

STEP 2:  Select Entry Visa/Visa Free Zone.

STEP 3:  Click on Processing Country, select United States.

STEP 4:  Click on Start Application.

STEP 5:  The application is on the Inovate1 Services website. Please log in with your existing Google email or Yahoo email account, otherwise select the open ID option and create an account for the application process.

STEP 6:  After logging in, start the application process and register your account with Innovate 1 Services.

STEP 7:  Choose WASHINGTON DC office as your processing office.

STEP 8:  Please complete the form and click on the SUBMIT button, then print out the entire form (seven pages in total).

STEP 9:  Once the application has been successfully submitted you will be provided with an application ID and reference number.

STEP 10: Using the Application ID and Reference number, please proceed and make the VISA FEE PAYMENT with your debit or credit card.

STEP 11:  If you do not have either a debit or credit card, please purchase a money order of $160 (the visa fee) and associate the money order to the Application ID and Reference number.

Please note: If you are paying with a money order, you must wait for Innovate1 Services to send you confirmation that they have received your money order.

STEP 12:  Please print out your Visa Payment Slip and Visa Acknowledgment form.

STEP 13:  Print and schedule an appointment for Biometric/Interview with

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