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Visa Search   United Kingdom - Nigeria ( STR, Varied Entry, Varied Validity )

Please note the Nigeria Embassy is closed on the : There are no planned closings at this time.

Requirements Per Person

The Nigeria High Commission has instituted a web-based visa appointment system and visa application form, see example. The visa appointment and application form must be completed online and then printed. When completing the online application form, the visa fee must be paid for at the time using a credit or debit card which is compatible with the "Verified by Visa" process. The Consulate will not accept visa applications and documentation where the online form has not been completed and the online payment has not been made.

In order to fulfil this particular requirement, the applicant has two options:

1. The Applicant can complete the online process themselves

To do this, please use the URL link and follow the instructions. More details on how to navigate the website can be found in the section below entitledNigerian Online Application Process.

Please ensure that once the form has been completed, you print out the following components from the online portal and include them with the rest of your application pack: 

  • The "Visa Acknowledgment Slip"
  • The "Visa Payment Slip"
  • The fully completed four page Visa Application Form 

Failure to supply these documents will result in the non issuance of your visa.

2. Universal visas completes the process form on the applicant's behalf


Universal visas can assist the traveller in completing the online application form which can be a time consuming process. This is offered as a Premium Service at a cost of £10 plus VAT in addition to all other service fees and current Universal visas handling fees. 

Universal Visas can also offer online payment service on your behalf. This is offered as a Premium Service at a cost of £20 plus VAT in addition to all other sevice fees and visa fee costs.

Download Visa Application Form


The applicant's actual passport. The passport must: 

  • Be at least six months old. Applicants holding a passport issued less than six months ago must also provide their previous passport
  • Have two blank facing visa pages
  • Be valid for at least six months beyond date of entry to Nigeria 
You must provide five colour, passport type photographs that meet the following criteria:
Be taken within the last three months and printed on high quality photo paper
Be taken against an all white background
Be 35 mm by 45mm in size
Be signed and dated on the reverse by the applicant
Provide the full frontal view of your head with your face centered in the middle and displaying a neutral (non-smiling) expression
You may wear neither spectacles nor headwear except for religious purposes
Your photos should not be affixed to your application and they may not display evidence of adhesive or staples

A copy of the applicant's Employment Contract. This contract must:

  • State the salary
  • Signed by both parties (between the applicant and the Company)
  • A letter of acceptance of the offer of employment from the applicant. This letter must be typed, signed and dated. A good copy is acceptable. 
  • Original professional diploma(s)/certificate(s)/credentials which must be valid on submission where applicable.
  • Note: qualifications provided must match as per your CV. 

The applicant's original curriculum vitae

  • A copy of the approved expatriate quota


A copy of the free zone expatriate certficate

Letter addressed to Visa Section, Nigeria High Commission, London, requesting for STR Visa for the applicant. Letter should clearly state name of applicant and prospective employer’s acceptance of immigration responsibilities on behalf of the applicant. 


A letter of offer of employment from the applicant's prospective employer. A good clear copy is acceptable. 


Family members accompanying the principal STR applicant must also include the additional documents:

An accompanying spouse must provide:

  • A copy of the Residence Permit of the principal STR applicant
  • A copy of their Marriage Certificate

An accompanying child under 16 years of age must provide:

  • An Original Letter of Consent signed by both parents
  • A copy of the information page from both parents' passports 
  • A copy of their long Birth Certificate

When applying for a Nigerian visa, it is extremely important that the information supplied in all supporting documentation is consistent with that submitted on the online application. Failure to do this will result in the application being rejected. In these instances, online payments are non-refundable.

Please provide 3 photocopies of EACH document required listed above

A total of 4 sets of documents need to be presented at the Nigerian High Commission.

The Embassy of Nigeria requires that all individuals applying for a Nigeria visa in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland provide biometric data, specifically fingerprints, as part of the visa application process. To facilitate this, applicants will be required to appear in person at the Visa Application Centre in London.
It is now even more imperative that the application, supporting documents and payment be in complete conformance to consular requirements so as to avoid the potential rejection and thus avoid subsequent visits, costs and inconvenience. To this end, we are enhancing our service offering to support applicants with a fully comprehensive service to ensure documents are correctly checked and verified prior to the application being submitted to the Visa Application Centre.
Universal Visas will provide the following:
Provision of application forms, requirements and instructions on how to obtain your necessary visa
Quality checking of your application and supporting materials to ensure it is complete, and minimising the risk of refusal at the Embassy
Provision of the compulsory appointment for your documents to be submitted to the Visa Application Centre
Meet and Greet at the Visa Application Centre with all required documents and support with the collection of your biometric data
Assistance with payment of all visa submission fees on the applicant's behalf and consolidation of these fees within our invoicing and reporting.
Collection of the completed passport and visa and secure delivery back to the applicant via their chosen delivery method.
Please complete an order form.

Visa Information

Visa is varied entry.


Please note our service fee is excluding VAT.

7 Working Days Service

  • Embassy Fee:710
  • Universal Service Fee:100
  • Secure Postage:15

15 Working Days Service

  • Embassy Fee:590
  • Universal Service Fee:80
  • Secure Postage:15

How to Order

Download and Complete the Embassy Visa Application Form

Print out the order Form once your online order is completed or send us a hand written completed order form which can be found here .

Ensure all documents required for processing your application are enclosed prior to mailing; including your passport, Photos, Invitation (depending on the type of visa required) etc.

Post/ Courier all documents via secure delivery method to our address. (We recommend Royal Mail Special Delivery to our PO Box address)


Please note that we are not an Embassy and are not affiliated with any government. In almost all cases embassies charge a fee for visas. If we handle your application, we also charge a fee in return for advising on the requirements, helping to prepare your application, and sending a courier to queue up on your behalf to obtain and/or collect the visa. The forms and services we provide are available from the government or official source for free or lower cost.

If you wish to apply directly to the relevant embassy, please consult their official website at


Calculating Total Fees: Calculate by adding Embassy Fees (including where applicable: Embassy Express Fees), Universal Service Fees (Please add VAT on the Service Fees) and the delivery charges. Please note: The amount calculated is the expected; approximate fee, other charges maybe applicable depending on the service requested. Additionally, please be aware that the embassies fees often change overnight without prior notice please read our disclaimer.

Payment Methods: We accept all major credit cards except American Express & Diners Club cards,there will be a 3.5% card transaction fee applicable on the total final amount. Our order form has further details in payment section for card types accepted. We also accept cheques, which should be make payable to 'Universal Visa Services Ltd'. Please not, with regards to cheques, we can only return your passports/ documents onece your cheque payment has been cleared. Customer wishing faster visa processing are advised to pay by card.


We can send the requirements and the application form straight to your email! Simply enter your email address below and hit the send button.

Please send your documents to our PO Box address by Royal Mail Special Delivery on the address below:

Universal Visa Services

PO Box 67508



Our address for courier deliveries is :

Universal Visa Services

Unit G11 Davina House,137-149 Goswell Road



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