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Nigeria Visa

All about Nigeria visa. How to Get Nigeria Visa? Does Nigeria require a Visa?

Nigeria Visa


How to Get Nigeria Visa?

Does Nigeria require a Visa?


Our citizens who will go to Nigeria are required to obtain a visa. All types of passport holders are required to obtain a visa.

Diplomatic (Black)  All passport holders except passport holders are required to obtain a visa prior to their trip to Nigeria.

Citizens of the Republic of Turkey holding Bordeaux (Ordinary), Green (Private), Gray (Service) passports who want to travel to Nigeria, regardless of their purpose, must obtain a Nigerian visa before their travel. Black (Diplomatic) Passport holders are exempt from visa for travels up to 90 days.


Where to Get Nigeria Visa?

The only competent authority of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Turkey is the Nigerian Embassy in Ankara.

Another alternative for Nigeria visa application is to apply to the Nigerian Embassy through authorized travel agencies that are accredited. Our company Visa Processing Center is accredited to the Nigerian Embassy and is fully authorized to apply, follow up the application and receive the resulting applications without personally bringing the passengers who want to travel to this country.


How to Get Nigeria Visa?

Nigeria 'or individuals who want to travel, visa application documents are evaluated carefully by Ankara Nigeria Embassy Consular unit. Individuals are asked to apply for the appropriate visa type according to their travel purpose. In Nigeria, which has been one of the favorite countries of Turkish investor companies in recent years, many giant construction companies are doing business in this country.


Nigeria, where the number of Turkish workers is increasing day by day, especially for those who want to go to this country as a worker, carefully follows the type of visa requested and approves their visas so that they do not experience legal problems. The Nigerian Embassy, especially the hotel reservations they offer, of those who apply for tourist visa,  checks by calling the relevant hotel. The consular unit requests commercial visa documents from people who are not eligible for a tourist visa. In short, the Nigerian Embassy does not take kindly to the tourist visa category.

relative in Nigeria  Nigerian citizens who are citizens of the Republic of Turkey or their friends who want to visit, are requested to submit a copy of the rental contract of the house, the electricity and water bills of the house where they are staying.

The most common visa types given by the Nigerian Embassy in Ankara for the citizens of the Republic of Turkey; It is Nigeria Business Visa, Nigeria Visitor Visa and Nigeria Work visa.

Passengers who want to obtain a Nigerian visa during the fair seasons of the Nigerian Embassy and when the worker groups are busy can contact the Immigration Office in Nigeria to obtain a Nigeria Gate visa within an average of 3 working days. Persons who will apply for a Nigeria Gate visa will need to obtain an invitation from a company in Nigeria, present their hotel confirmations and flight tickets.


Nigeria Visa Application Form

The most important document you need to pay attention to when applying for a Nigeria visa is a fully and error-free Nigeria visa application form.




Nigeria Visa Required Documents

Nigeria Visa Required Documents



• Passport

• 2 photographs

• Invitation (copy of the inviting person's passport)

• Visa request petition addressed to the Consulate General of Nigeria, stamped on company letterhead and signed by the authorized signatory.

• Photocopy of the company's signature circular

• Activity certificate and Chamber Registry certificate

• Tax Certificate Photocopy

• Photocopy of the Trade Registry Gazette

• Photocopy of identify card

• Flight and Hotel Reservations

• Bank account movement



• Visa request petition addressed to the Nigerian Consulate General, signed by the authorized signatory and stamped on company letterhead.

• Passport (not older than 10 years and your old passports)

• 2 photographs

• Invitation (The address and phone numbers of the inviting company must be specified. The passport number, name and surname of the invited person should definitely be. The inviting company must have the last 3 years income statement and establishment certificate.)

• Photocopy of the company's signature circular

• Activity certificate and Chamber Registry certificate

• Tax Certificate Photocopy

• Photocopy of the Trade Registry Gazette

• Photocopy of identify card

• Flight and Hotel Reservations

• Bank account movement


Nigeria Visa Processing Time / How Many Days Does Nigeria Visa Take?

Nigeria visa procedures can be concluded after an average of 7 working days after the application.


Nigeria Visa Photo Size

Applicants who will apply for a Nigeria visa are required to submit two passport-sized photographs with a white background to the Nigerian Embassy in Ankara during their application.

The photographs submitted for Nigeria visa must be taken within the last 6 months. Faded, worn, deformed photographs will not be accepted.

Nigeria visa photo dimensions should be 3.5×4.5 mm. The face of the person should be seen from the front, the forehead and ears should be open.

If the photographs do not comply with the necessary terms and conditions, they will not be accepted by the Nigerian Embassy officials, this will extend the visa acceptance period.


Nigeria Visa Fee

Nigeria visa fees are 150 Euros

Nigeria, or officially the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a country located in the west of the African continent. Niger, Chad, Cameroon and Benin form the border neighbors of the country (going clockwise from the north), while the Gulf of Benin is located in the Gulf of Guinea in the south of the country. The capital of the country is Abuja.



Country name change source]

The name of the country comes from the Niger River. The word ghir n-igheren, which is the Tuareg equivalent of Niger river, means river of rivers, this word is used as Nahr al-anhur in Arabic and as Niger (Turkish: black one) in Latin.


Geography change source]

Nigeria has a surface area of 923,768 km², its width in the north-south direction is 1,100 km and its width in the west-south direction is 1,200 km. While the country has a total land border of 4,477 km, 809 km with Benin, 1,975 km with Cameroon, 1,608 km with Niger and 85 km with Chad, the country also has an 853 km coastline to the Bay of Benin. The highest point in the country is Chappal Waddi, with the peak of the mountain at an altitude of 2,419 m. The average altitude of the country above sea level is 380 m.

Nigeria is mainly divided into four geographical regions: coastal mangrove swamp zone, tropical forest zone, savanna zone and semi-desert zone to the north.

The coastal region, which enters about 100 km inland, has a wide delta of almost 36,000 km² and marshes filled with mangrove trees. There are hundreds of rivers and their tributaries in the region. The lands of Nigeria have the appearance of a slightly corrugated plateau, which is gradually cut from the coast and broken by mountainous terrain. The strip from Lagos to the border with Cameroon is covered by equatorial woodland.

The second forested region of Nigeria is the Savanna region. The western region of the Niger River, which traverses the country (more than 320 kilometers away), is a mountainous terrain. Among these high mountains, the Adamawa Mountains are about 80 km long. The western slopes of the Cameroon Mountains cover the southeastern part of the country and extend along the entire southeastern border. These mountains are on average 1500 m high, and in some places they reach 2000 meters. Northern Nigeria, on the other hand, is relatively semi-desert, a southward continuation of the Sahara Desert.


Climate change source]

Nigeria is a country with high temperatures under the influence of a tropical climate. Average annual precipitation varies from region to region. The green and forested areas extending from the coast towards the interior receive an average of 1000 to 1500 mm of precipitation per year. The equatorial forest land, which is several kilometers wide around Lagos, expands to 160 kilometers towards the eastern border. This region and the Niger River delta are full of precious woods with hard and soft woods, the southernmost of which is fed by hundreds of fresh and salt waters. The humidity of the coastal region is around 75%, and it receives the most precipitation in May and June. The average temperature is around 29-30 °C.

The savannah region receives an average of 1000 mm of precipitation per year, with the highest in August. In the Jos Plateau, this figure exceeds 1500 millimeters. The temperature is between 28-33 °C and can rise up to 37 °C in March-April. There is a desert climate in the northern regions. In winter, strong winds blowing from the Great Sahara to the south bring dust and sand with them.


Demographics change source]

Nationality:[5] Yoruba: 20%, Hausa: 15.8%, Igbo: 14.8%, Poles: 10.5%, other African tribes: 38%.

Religion:[6] Islam: 43.6%, Protestantism: 40.8% (Pentecostalism: 18%, Anglicanism: 12.3%), Catholics: 9.3%, Animism: 5.9%, .

The Christian population, on the other hand, lives in the south, where the forests are denser and more productive than in the north. The distribution of the Muslim population in Nigeria is as follows: Hausas 80%, Yorubas 4%, Fulani 9%, Kanurs are all Muslims. Nigerian Muslims generally belong to Maliki and Hanafi sects. Few Muslims are found in Lagos. Three-fifths of Christians are Protestant, while the remaining two-fifths are Catholic. There are also a small number of Jews in Nigeria.


Date change source]

It is estimated that the first inhabitants of the territory of present-day Nigeria came across 700 years ago; but there is no definite conclusion about who they are. It is possible to begin the history of Nigeria, based on records written in Arabic, with Konem-Boru in the northern regions, established in the early 9th century, and seven Hausa city-states in the western regions. The Yoruba and Ife kingdoms, which started to be established in the twelfth century, disappeared with the spread of Islam from the 14th century. With the spread of Islam, existing city-states and many tribes converted to Islam. Accordingly, Northern Nigeria was completely Islamized and the remaining regions came under the influence of Islam. The first to bring European colonialism to Nigeria in the 15th century were Portuguese and English slave traders. Europeans used Nigeria as the main slave trade center and started the Atlantic slave trade. It is estimated that nearly 20 million Nigerians were sold as captives with the slave trade that lasted for 350 years.

From the beginning of the 19th century, England began to interfere in the internal affairs of Nigeria, and Lagos first became a British colony in 1861. In 1885, the area around the Gulf of Guinea became a British protectorate. After that, England divided Nigeria into two protectorate regions and gathered it under a single governor. The nationalist movements that started after the First World War brought the idea among Nigerians to rebel against foreigners and achieve independence.

In 1950, a new federal system was introduced, which divided the administrative power between the central authority and the assemblies of three separate regions. The constitution, proclaimed in 1954, gave Nigerians their legal rights, with the northern, western and eastern regions dependent on a strong central government. Britain was planning to bring in a government that would protect its own interests. Three major parties were established in the country and elections were held in 1959. In these elections, the Nigerian People's Congress (NPC) of the northern region won, and party leader Abu Bakr Tafawa Balewa became prime minister. When the Muslim-majority northern region came to power, it first achieved independence in 1960. Nigeria subsequently proclaimed the Republic in 1963, followed by new elections in 1965. But after that, internal turmoil started in Nigeria. Although the Eastern Region revolted as the Republic of Biafra on May 30, 1967, the Nigerian government suppressed this revolt with the help of foreign powers. But this civil war lasted more than 30 months and became one of the bloodiest and most terrible conflicts of the 20th century. The Biafra area was filled with thousands of dead and many dilapidated buildings. After 1970, the situation subsided and the oil deposits found in the meantime changed Nigeria's life. On June 29, 1975, General Mohammed came to power in a new military coup. Not long after, the third revolutionary attempt in 1976 ended in failure. However, General Mohammed was killed and his deputy, General Olesegun Obasanjo, succeeded him. General Ibrahim Babangida became the head of state and a military regime was established. After that, the Nigerian Federal Government started to prevent domestic events with the level of prosperity brought by oil revenues, and today Nigeria has become one of the most developed countries in Africa. On July 4, 1992, the first step was taken to re-establish a democratic order with the elections. Although various times were determined as the date of transition to civilian rule, it was postponed to 27 August 1993.


Natural Resources change source]

The territory of Nigeria is covered with forests from the coast to the northern border of Niger. The equatorial forests in the coastal region are denser and wider than the forests in the north. This width towards the Cameroon border can reach 160 kilometers. The forests in the savanna region, where there are tall grasses and mixed-breed trees, reach a width of 550 km. In these forests, there are usually hardwood and softwood tree species. In eastern Nigeria, there are more palm trees. The Niger River, one of the longest rivers in the world, and the forests in the delta region at the southernmost tip are mostly filled with tawny palms, baobob, acacia and cluster trees.

The Niger River, which originates from Niger, is 4180 km long and is the source of life for the country. It converges with the Benue, the second largest river in the Lakoja region, and travels 280 km south to the delta region. There are hundreds of large and small rivers in the delta region. Electricity is obtained from the Kainiji Dam, which is built on the Niger River.

Much of Nigeria's land contains high concentrations of iron and aluminum. Due to the rains, the soil has taken on a red color. Therefore, these hard-covered red clay soils are unproductive. The soil around Lake Chad is black in color and is not suitable for cultivation. Soils in the Southern forests region are insufficient in terms of lime. However, plant variety and density in the south is higher than in the north.

A wide variety of predators grow in the forests of Nigeria. Lions and leopards are plentiful. In addition, monkeys, hippos, antelopes, elephants, giraffes and rhinos to the north are also common animals.


Population and Social Life change source]

Nigeria, the seventh country in the world in terms of population, is the most populous country in Africa with a population of approximately 206 000.000. It is one of the countries with the highest population growth.


Native tribes make up the majority of the population. European whites are also available. The population consists of hundreds of different groups, different from each other in many respects. The most powerful and extensive of these are the Housa-Fulani tribes. These people, who became Muslims in the fourteenth century, hold the administration in their hands. In addition, Yoruba tribes in the southwest and Igbo tribes in the southeast are also strong. In addition, the Tiv, Iraw, Ibibio, Efik and Ife tribes are a few of the other tribes that are numerous in number.

Hausa-Fulani tribes in the north and playing the leading role in the country's administration are generally engaged in trade and farming. They adhere to the rules of Islam in the administration of the country and in their way of life. More than half of Nigeria's population is Muslim. There are a number of Christians in the country, mostly Europeans. Some tribes are still pagan. The cultural level of Muslim Nigerians is quite high. The literacy rate across the country is 66.6%. There are a total of 116 universities in Nigeria. In Nigeria, hundreds of different tribal groups have hundreds of different languages. To date, more than 300 indigenous languages from Afro-Asiatic and Niger-Congo families have been identified. Since the country was under British colony for many years, English was used in official offices and schools and became the official language of the country. Arabic is also spoken. Hausa, Yoruba and Igbo languages are the most common and influential in the social life of the indigenous languages.

Although there are many differences between the tribes in terms of customs, customs, language, religion and life, the majority of the population in economic life is united in agriculture and trade. Largely expanded and polygamous families form the basis of the governing element of many villages and clans. These families aim to be the strongest in food production with a family-specific organization in terms of political, social and economic systems. But these families are never the privileged estates in Europe, and the family heads or clan heads do not act as a European dictator.


Today, Nigeria is a country with a higher level of prosperity compared to African countries. The income from the existing oil fields has prevented the internal turmoil in the country and provided ample job opportunities for the people of the country. Nigeria's capital city is Abuja. An important commercial port is Lagos. It is full of quite modern buildings. It has an international airport. The country's largest and most developed city is Ibadan. It is an important industrial center and open market region of Africa. Other important cities are Sokoto city east of Sokoto River, Kaduna city on Kaduna River, Kano, Zaria, Port Harcourt, Jos Benin Nsukka, Oyo Yolo and Mubi.


Political life change source]

Nigeria is a federal independent republic. It consists of a capital administration, 36 states with federated state status and 774 local units affiliated to these states. The head of state is elected. Parliament consists of two chambers. In addition, each state has a government and a state president. The importance of the heads of state in the administration of the country is very great. According to the constitution, the head of state must have the support of two-thirds of the states. The National Assembly consists of 360 seats. The Senate consists of 108 members.

Nigeria is one of the countries where military coups have taken place the most since its independence and is now administered by the military regime. Elections were held in 1992. The date of 27 August 1993 was determined as the transition to civilian government.

In the presidential elections held in 2015, Muhammadu Buhari defeated the incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and became the new president of the country.[7] The election, which was planned to be held on February 16, 2019, to determine the head of state and members of parliament, was postponed for one week to February 23.[8]

Economy change source]

The economy is mostly based on agriculture. Peanuts, cotton, palm trees, vegetable and fruit species, cocoa, rubber grain products, palm and peanut oil, timber and copra are produced in abundance. It is the sixth country in the world in cocoa and rubber production. 25% of the country's land is suitable for cultivation.

Oil found in the 1960s greatly boosted the Nigerian economy. It has become one of the countries with almost the most stable economy in Africa. In the south, the delta region is very rich in oil deposits. Petroleum and its by-products constitute a large part of Nigeria's exports, which is the world's seventh largest oil producer. It is also very rich in natural gas. In 1980, petrochemical and natural gas facilities were completed and the number of refineries was increased. Besides crude oil, Nigeria also produces coal, tin, limestone, colimbite and iron mines.

Electricity is produced from the existing river waters by establishing hydroelectric power plants. The largest of these is the Kainiji Dam.

Crude oil constitutes 95% of its exports. Various foodstuffs and auto parts sets are other important exports. Cocoa accounts for most of the exports of foodstuffs. In addition, tobacco, palm products, peanuts, cotton and soy constitute other export products.

Nigeria also generates large incomes from timber, rubber and animal hides. It exports mostly to England, Germany and Japan. It imports various machinery, pharmaceuticals and electronic materials from the USA, Germany and the Netherlands.

The per capita national monthly income is 370 dollars. 60% of the workforce is related to agriculture and 20% to trade. Besides the natural gas and petrochemical industries, forestry, fisheries, textile, cement and cigarette industries are also important. Nigeria, a member of OPEC, has a large iron and steel industry and a large construction sector.

Transportation change source]

In the country where transportation is developed, roads generally follow the north-south direction. 50% of the highway, whose length is approximately 124.000 kilometers, is covered with asphalt. Railway transportation is developed and its total length is 3805 kilometers. Lagos and Kano airports are the busiest international airports.

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