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Important Notice – Visa Application Form Is Online At Nigeria Immigration Site

Payment for Nigerian visas (all categories of visas) MUST be made online at the Nigerian Immigration Service web portal www.immigration.gov.ng. (Note that the Visa Application form is accessible on the immigration portal). Cash payments are not accepted for visa and only applications accompanied with evidence of payment will be processed.  Visa applicants may be required to come for interview at the discretion of the consular officer.

For all enquiries relating to Consular matters (passports, Emergency Travel Certificates (ETC), visas and other immigration issues), please call 0046-8-246390 on Mondays to Thursdays from 10:00 to 12:00, except on Nigerian and Swedish public holidays.

Obs. Applicants are strongly advised not to make unchangeable and non-refundable travel arrangements before the receipt of their passports with the visa.

Payment for Visa Services

The payment details below are also found in the overhead tab Fees and Charges.

Link to Visa application and payment is on Nigerian Immigration Services website

Sweden US$78US$78US$78US$78
Denmark US$88US$110US$110US$110
Finland US$88US$110US$110US$110
Norway US$4US$62US$4US$4

Other countries:

Please access the link https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/visaguidelines and scroll to the bottom of the page for visa fees.

General requirements

All visitors are required to have a valid visa to enter into Nigeria except for citizens of countries belonging to the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS). Applicants are required to send a duly completed visa application form, proof of payment, a registered & self addressed envelope (if they live in Sweden) and a self -addressed envelope with the following amount of International postage coupons, to register the mail for applicants living outside Sweden:

  • ten (10) international postage coupons for 1 passport;
  • thirteen (13) international postage coupons for 2 passports.
    Obs. Please add three (3) extra coupons for every extra passport.

Seamen must submit a copy of the relevant pages of their seaman’s book. Applicants may be requested to come for an interview if and when necessary. (See Visa types and requirements below for detailed requirements for documents to be included in the application).


Citizens of the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require entry permits into Nigeria. However, all visitors not exempted from entry permits are advised to apply and obtain appropriate visas from the nearest embassy, high Commission or consulate before entry into Nigeria, as visas cannot be issued at the port of entry. Early application is advisable to avoid delays.


Health authorities recommend vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria vaccination is also recommended.

Export of Antiquities:

No art treasure may be taken out of the country without written approval from the appropriate Nigerian authorities. This approval must come from the Department of Antiquities or the National Museums in Lagos or Jos. The law prohibiting the export of all forms of antiquity including all ritual as well as contemporary art objects, is strictly enforced.

Visa types and requirements

Visiting (Tourist and Transit Visas):

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months to expiration.
  • Two (2) recent passport photographs with white background.
  • A copy of round-trip ticket/flight itinerary (for transit visas).
  • A copy of applicant’s onward ticket(s) and visa(s) to final destination(s) (for transit visas).
  • A letter of invitation  from host, accepting immigration responsibility (for tourists visas).
  • A copy of data page of the host’s International passport.
  • A copy of certified hotel reservation statements.
  • A copy of contract of employment or recent salary payslip or recent bank statement (for tourist visas).

Foreigners married to or invited by Nigerians should include a copy of their hosts’/spouses passports and a letter accepting responsibility. Resident foreigners inviting friends should include a copy of residence permit and data page(s) of  passport. Children of Nigerian parents must submit a copy of the data page of one of their parents’ passport and a copy of birth certificate showing names of both parents.

Business, Education and Religious Visas:

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months to expiration.
  • Two (2) recent passport photographs with white background.
  • A letter of invitation from the company or business organisation in Nigeria stating the reason for the visit (for business visas).
  • A guarantee letter from applicants’ organisation/company (for business visas).
  • Approval from the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria (for religious purpose).
  • A letter of invitation from the host university or school, stating the purpose of the visit (for educational visit).

Temporary Work Permit (TWP):

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months to expiration.
  • Two (2) recent passport photographs with white background.
  • Approval  for a Temporary Work Permit (TWP) from Nigeria (Original copy).
  • An invitation letter from company or business partner in Nigeria stating reason for the trip.
  • A letter of sponsorship from their employer.

Subject To Regularization (STR):

Applicants should submit four (4) complete sets of the required documents. The consular section  however returns three (3) sets of these documents to applicants, which they will need to present to the Nigerian Immigration Services in Nigeria.

  • A valid passport with at least 6 months to expiration.
  • Four (4) copies of completed application forms for applicants.
  • Four (4) recent full-face coloured photographs for all applicants.
  • Four (4) certified copies of expatriate quota approval from Nigeria or STR approval from Nigeria.
  • Four (4) certified and legalized copies of all credentials and certificates.
  • Four (4) copies of letter of employment.
  • Four (4) copies of letter of acceptance.
  • Four (4) copies of marriage certificate (original copy must be shown) if accompanied by spouse.
  • Four (4) copies of birth certificate. Original copy must be shown, if accompanied by child.

Handling time for visa application

The visa section of the embassy handles visa applications only on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Submission of applications is on Mondays to Fridays. Those applying for express processing of visas must submit their applications before 11:00 on the days listed above. Express visa processing is within 24 hours. The collection of all processed visas and other documents is between 15:30 and 16:00 with the exception of Nigerian and Swedish public holidays.  The visa application handling time is four (4) working days.

Obs. Visa application forms that are not fully completed, signed and dated, or with incomplete requirements and supporting documents, will not be handled. Payments made are non-refundable.

Contact Information:

For all enquiries on consular matters (visas and immigration issues), please call 0046-8-246390 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 to 13:00.


You are kindly advice to take your time and read the instruction carefully.

All fees/payment are non-refundable.