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Nigeria Official / Diplomatic Visa

               



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Official and Diplomatic visas in the Nigeria Visa Policy (NVP) 2020 are both Short Visit and Temporary Residence Visas (TRVs) Official / Diplomatic visa classes. Newly added is the Non-Accredited Diplomatic Visa class. All visas are obtainable only through the Nigerian Consular Missions.

 

 

Eligibility

The Official / Diplomatic visas are only allowed for Visiting Statesmen/Stateswomen and their families, Top Government officials and their families as well as Accredited Diplomats and their families. Holders of United Nations / International Agencies Diplomatic Passport and Laisser Passez. Non-Accredited diplomats may also apply for special class of visa. These residence permits are available only to accredited diplomatic passport holders who fullfil the requirements.

 

Basic Requirements

  • Official / Diplomatic Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank pages.
    (Standard Passport accepted if dependant of official / diplomat) 
  • Note Verbale from Foreign Ministry of applicant’s home country or appropriate International Organization.

  • Printout of completed Online Visa Application from.
  • Printout of the Online Payment Acknowledgement slip. 
  • Two (2) recent Passport sized (35/40mm) Photograph.

 

Extra Requirements

Under the new Nigeria Visa Policy 2020, See description and additional requirements for Official / Diplomatic Visa classes below.

 

F2A : Non-Accredited Diplomatic Visa

SVV Single Entry Gratis Visa. Maximum of 90 days stay. Obtainable only through the Nigerian Consular Missions

Additional Requirements:

  • Any extra requirements by the Nigerian Mission or Visa Application Center.

 


 

R1A : Accredited Diplomatic Visa

TRV Renewable Work Permit. Two (2) years gratis visa. Obtainable only through the Nigerian Consular Missions

Additional Requirements:

  • Letter from Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Any extra requirements by the Nigerian Mission or Visa Application Center.

 

R1B : Spouse of Accredited Diplomatic Visa

TRV Renewable Residence Permit. Dependent on Principal Diplomat Visa. Obtainable only through the Nigerian Consular Missions

Additional Requirements:

  • Letter from Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Any extra requirements by the Nigerian Mission or Visa Application Center.

 

R1C : Minor Dependant of Accredited Diplomatic Visa

TRV Renewable Residence Permit. Dependent on Principal Diplomat Visa. Obtainable only through the Nigerian Consular Missions

Additional Requirements:

  • Letter from Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Any extra requirements by the Nigerian Mission or Visa Application Center.

 

R1D : Adult Dependant of Accredited Diplomatic Visa

TRV Renewable Residence Permit. Dependent on Principal Diplomat Visa. Obtainable only through the Nigerian Consular Missions

Additional Requirements:

  • Letter from Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Any extra requirements by the Nigerian Mission or Visa Application Center.

 

R1E : Aged Dependant of Accredited Diplomatic Visa

TRV Renewable Residence Permit. Dependent on Principal Diplomat Visa. Obtainable only through the Nigerian Consular Missions

Additional Requirements:

  • Letter from Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • Any extra requirements by the Nigerian Mission or Visa Application Center.

 


 

Application Procedure

Step 1: Gather Requirements - Get a copy of the Visa Approval Letter issued to your employer and prepare all other requirements.
Step 2: Apply Online - Complete the NIS Online Visa Application and print out the completed form
Step 3: Pay Online in the same aforementioned online application process and print out payment receipt.
Step 4: Affix 2 Passport sized Photographs (35/40mm) with white background with neither head covers nor face covers.
Step 5: Submit Application with the completed form and attached requirements to the Nigerian Mission or VAC.
Step 6: Visa Interview - There might be a scheduled interview depending on the visa type and/or if it is the first time you apply.

 

Important Information

Visa validity: Successful Applicant must enter Nigeria within 90 days from the date of issue.
Caution: This Visa is not valid only for official / diplomatic.
Visa Fees: New Fees Table | Old Fees Table
Processing Timeline: 2 – 3 working days from receipt of application.

 

Note: Under the new Nigerian Visa Policy 2020, The former Official / Diplomatic Visa class is included in two visa categories: the Short Visit Visa (SVV) and Temporary Residence Permit (TRV). The Official Visa is obtainable only through Nigerian Consular Missions around the world. Applicant may need to show up at the Nigerian Embassy, High Commission, Consulate or Visa Application Center (VAC) for interview if necessary.