Requirements to obtain Nigerian visas for journalists
|November 14, 2012||Posted by Vishal under Nigeria Business Visa, Nigeria TWP Visa, Nigeria Visa Application||
In order to obtain a Nigerian visa, there are several requirements that need to be met. Firstly, you will need a valid passport with a minimum validity of 6 months. Another travel document that can be accepted is a National Photo ID. You will also need a copy of the Visa Application you will find online; this application needs to be completely filled in. Also, you will need to include a copy of the payment confirmation. Furthermore, you will need to a letter of invitation sent by local contacts from Nigeria. While obtaining Nigerian visas for journalists, you also need a letter of introduction from the organization you work for and a copy of itinerary whilst performing duty in Nigeria. Please also include a list of equipment you will take with you on your trip to Nigeria. Another requirement is a printed version of the completed application for your Nigerian Visa, which can be obtained from the website: www.immigration.gov.ng. All documents need to be provided on the official paper from the applicable organization, and should be addresses to:
Hon Minister of Information and Communications
Federal Ministry of Information and Communications Room 3, Wing A
Radio House Garki- Abuja
Addressing the Deputy Director, External Publicity Division, and should be handed in at the Visa Section of the Nigeria High Commission, 9, Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5XB. The fees for Nigerian visas for journalists are £70, which should be paid online to the Nigeria Immigration Service. Additional service fees of £20 are also applicable and should be paid by British Postal Orders to the Nigeria High Commission in London. It is important to note however, that the High Commission does not accept any cash payments. Besides that, there is another fee for a Nigerian visa, which consists of a weekly filming fee of $150, and should be paid upon arrival to the Accreditation Section, Federal Ministry of Information and Communications, Abuja.
When arriving in Nigeria it is an obligation for visitors holding Nigerian visas for journalists to report at the External Publicity Division, Federal Ministry of Information and Communications, Room 3, Wing A, Radio House, Garki, Abuja before taking on any assignment in Nigeria. You will be in violation of the Nigerian visa and entry rules when you miss to report upon arrival. It is possible that the processing time for Nigerian visas for journalists take longer than 5 business days. It should also be noted that any fees are dependent on the nationality of the passport of the applicant and can be changed without further notice. Also, any applications that do meet all requirements and include all required documents will not be accepted.
This post was written by Vishal Mavadia, Business Director Visa Services London.