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.
Under the new Nigeria Visa Policy 2020, See description and additional requirements for Official / Diplomatic Visa classes below.
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 only.
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.
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 person.
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 or Consulate for verification if necessary.