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Phone: (202) 986-8400
Fax: (202) 362-6541
Address: 3519 International Court NW, Washington, DC 20008
The Embassy of Nigeria is located at the international center area, near the Office of the Foreign Mission (OFM) of the Department of State, University of the District of Columbia (UDC), and the INTELSAT Headquarter.
The Van Ness-UDC Metro Station on the red line of the Metro system is the closest station to the Embassy of Nigeria. Use the map and directions shown below to find suggested routes to the Embassy.
From Van Ness-UDC Metro Station
How to Get a Nigerian Visa Online
Online Visa Form: Start the visa application process by completing the online visa form at the Nigerian Immigration Website. After filling out the form, print out two (2) copies and submit it. On successful submission of your application, you will come to a page that will contain your reference ID which will also be emailed to you from the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS). Close the screen to proceed to payment or to input further applications (up to 6 applications).
Payment Confirmation: Continue to the payment section. Upon making your electronic payment online, print out the payment confirmation. Attach the printed payment confirmation to your printed visa application form.
If you are paying the visa fee by money order, print out your payment confirmation slip online enter your Application ID and Reference No and click on SEARCH RECORD to pull out your Payment Confirmation receipt.
By Mail: If applying by mail, all visa applications must be sent using an envelope with a tracking number. Do not use a standard envelope with a stamp, as the Embassy will send back the visa application, unprocessed. The application must also include a self-addressed prepaid FedEX, UPS, or USPS EXPRESS MAIL return envelope which will be used to return your original documents. Mail your visa application to:
Embassy of Nigeria
3519 International Court, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Embassy Drop Off: The embassy's visa office is open for drop-off and collection of documents from Monday-Thursday, between 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
General Visa Requirements
For all visa types, the approved period of stay begins from the date of entry, however, applicants will have a period of 90 days from issue to make use of the entry visa after which time, the visa becomes invalid and the applicant will have to re-apply. This includes multiple entry visas as per the first entry into the country.
1) Visa Application Form
Complete the online Visa Application Form. Print out two copies.
Provide an original passport valid for 6 months beyond stay in Nigeria.
3) Payment Confirmation Slip
Confirmation of online payment.
Two recent passport-size photographs.
5) Travel Itinerary
Flight Itinerary (at least a copy of a flight booking, showing arrival and departure).
6) Proof of Legal Residence in the USA
Holders of non-US passports must provide proof of legal residency (photocopy of green card).
Requirements for Visitor/Tourist Visa
Visitor/Tourist visas when issued are valid for a 90-day period of stay from date of entry into Nigeria. Provide Items 1-6 and the following documents:
7) Letter of Invitation
A letter of invitation from the host accepting full responsibility addressed to the embassy.
A copy of the host's passport (the data pages including the photograph and signature, for non-Nigerians including the page that shows the hostís legal immigration status in Nigeria.
9) Hotel Reservation
Confirmed hotel reservation, if the applicant is not staying with host.
10) Bank Statement
Monthly bank statement showing adequate funds to cover your stay in Nigeria. The statement must clearly show the applicant's name as the account holder, the balances of the accounts, and the date of the statement.
The Hotel Reservation and Bank Statement are not required if the host accepts full responsibility and states this in the letter of invitation.
Requirements for Business Visa
Provide Items 1-6 and the following documents:
11) Business Invitation
Letter of invitation from the Host Company in Nigeria accepting full financial responsibility as well as stating purpose of visit and duration of stay.
12) Letter from Employer
Letter of introduction from Applicant's company or organization.
Visas for Children (Under 18 Years Old)
Provide Items 1-6 and the following documents:
- A copy of the child/children's birth certificate.
- Signed letters of consent from both parents.
- Copies of parents' passports (bio-data page).
In case where either parent has sole custody, a copy of a legal document should be provided to this effect, and in which case consent need only come from the single parent. The following documents are also required: