Visa Application

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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 (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 an 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.




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.

Handling time for visa application

The visa section of the embassy handles visa applications only on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. The submission of applications is on Mondays to Fridays.  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 12:00.

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