Visa Services/Fees

The current visa fee structure has multiple categories and a need was felt to rationalize the same. To simplify and streamline the fee structure, visa fees for Nigerian nationals has, therefore, been revised with effect from April 15, 2015. Under the new fee structure, all categories of visas would be charged at an uniform rate of US Dollar 252.00 (Two Hundred and Fifty two only), including surcharge of US Dollar 2.00 (Two only). This is in keeping with the practice of uniform visa fee being charged by the Nigerian High Commission in India. All the documentary requirements would continue as per existing practice.

 

Please note that Visa fee from the applicants will be accepted at the Sterling Bank Plc extension counter in the premises of The High Commission of India, Abuja and Lagos ONLY

Visa Services:
Please do not finalise your travel arrangements to India before ascertaining the visa requirements. All foreign nationals, including children, require a visa to enter India.

Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change. The High Commission reserves the right of deciding the duration of visa irrespective of the fees tendered at the time of making application.
Visas can be applied for in person at the High Commission of India in Lagos. Visa applicants from foreign nationals other than Nigerians or from people of Pakistani, Bangladesh and Sri Lankan origin may have to wait for requisite visa clearance from the Indian Missions in their respective countries. Pakistani and Bangladesh nationals have to apply in special visa application forms.
Visitors to restricted/protected areas need special permits and for this purpose an additional form has to be completed. Please contact the High Commission of India, Abuja / Lagos if you wish to ascertain whether any of the places you intend to visit fall in the category of restricted/protected areas.

Specific visas are granted for a variety of purposes. The principal types of visas issued are mentioned below. Please contact the High Commission of India for further details if you are visiting India for purposes other than tourism, such as journalism, conferences, yoga, voluntary work, mountaineering or other expeditions. The visa application form is, however, the same. Separate forms are available for Pakistani and Bangladeshi Nationals.

Requirements for Visas

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    Note:
    Persons holding long term visas (having validity exceeding 6 months) are normally expected to stay in India for a maximum of 6 months during each visit. Please refer to the boxed note further down for requirement to register with the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO)/Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO).

    Registration with the Foreigners Registration Office (FRO)/Foreigners Regional Registration Office (FRRO)
    Persons of Indian origin holding multiple entry X-visas, visiting India to meet relatives or for social purposes, are required to register with the FRO/FRRO within 14 days of first arrival only if they intend to stay continuously for more than 6 months. This registration is required during the first visit after the visa is issued. Subsequent travels using the same visa do not require registration. Children below the age of 16 years are exempt from this requirement. All other visitors to India, including those of Indian origin, holding any other category of visa valid for more than 6 months should register with the FRO/FRRO within 14 days of arrival in India.

    Revised Visa Fees With Effect From Oct 01, 2012

    TYPE NATIONALITY Duration ENTRIES  US$ (payable in Naira)
    All visas excepting transit) JAPAN up to 6 months Up to multiple  8
    All visas excepting transit) PAKISTAN (All visas) up to 6 months up to multiple 1
    TRANSIT VISA        
    ALL  ALL (EXCEPTING JAPAN AND PAKISTAN) 15 DAYS SINGLE/DOUBLE 20
      JAPAN   SINGLE/DOUBLE 1
      PAKISTAN (All visas)   SINGLE/DOUBLE 1
             
    TOURIST        
    ALL NATIONALITIES (EXCEPT THOSE SPECIFIED BELOW) ALL (EXCEPTING THOSE SPECIFIED SEPARATELY) up to 6 MONTHS UPTO MULTIPLE 40
      ALL (EXCEPTING THOSE SPECIFIED SEPARATELY) up to 1 YEAR UPTO MULTIPLE 65
      ALL (EXCEPTING THOSE SPECIFIED SEPARATELY) up to 5 YEARS UPTO MULTIPLE 130
      USA (INCL SERVICE CHARGE) up to 6 MONTHS UPTO MULTIPLE 60
      USA (INCL SERVICE CHARGE) 10 YRS/MULTIPLE UPTO MULTIPLE 150
      SINGAPORE up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 25
      PAKISTAN (ALL VISAS)   UPTO MULTIPLE 1
      RUSSIA (Service charge-All visas) up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 40

    ROMANIAN (Service charge-All visas)
    up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 8  
      USA (INCL $ 20 SRV CHARGE) up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 160
      ECUADOR up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 240
      NEW ZEALAND up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 130
      UKRAINE up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 200
      FRANCE up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 165
      AUSTRALIA up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 215
      CZECH REPUBLIC up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 190
      IRAN up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 275
      IRELAND up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 200
      PHILIPPINES up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 220
      POLAND up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 145
      SAUDI ARABIA up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 215
      U.K up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 155
      THAILAND up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 200
      U.A.E up to 1  year UPTO MULTIPLE 415
      USA (INCL $ 20 SRV CHARGE) up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 240
      ECUADOR up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 320
      NEW ZEALAND up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 210
      UKRAINE up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 280
      FRANCE up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 245
      AUSTRALIA up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 295
      CZECH REPUBLIC up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 270
      IRAN up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 355
      IRELAND up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 280
      PHILIPPINES up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 300
      POLAND up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 225
      SAUDI ARABIA up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 295
      U.K up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 235
      THAILAND up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 280
      U.A.E up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 495
             
    STUDENT VISA  ALL NATIONALITIES up to 5 YEARS or duration of course which ever is less UPTO MULTIPLE 75  
             
    RESEARCH VISA  ALL NATIONALITIES Max. up to 5 YEARS or duration of course which ever is less UPTO MULTIPLE 75
             
    MEDICAL ALL NATIONALITIES up to 6 MONTHS UPTO MULTIPLE 80

    ALL NATIONALITIES
    up to 1 YEAR  UPTO MULTIPLE 120  
      ALL NATIONALITIES up to 5 YEARS UPTO MULTIPLE 200
             
    MEDICAL ATTENDANT ALL NATIONALITIES up to 6 MONTHS UPTO MULTIPLE 80
      ALL NATIONALITIES up to 1 YEAR  UPTO MULTIPLE 120
      ALL NATIONALITIES up to 5 YEARS UPTO MULTIPLE 200
             
    EMPLOYMENT VISA -  ALL NATIONALITIES EXCEPT THOSE SPECIFIED BELOW up to 6 MONTHS UPTO MULTIPLE 80
      ALL NATIONALITIES EXCEPT THOSE SPECIFIED BELOW up to 1 YEAR  UPTO MULTIPLE 120
      ALL NATIONALITIES EXCEPT THOSE SPECIFIED BELOW up to 5 YEARS UPTO MULTIPLE 200
      USA (including service charge of US $ 20) up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 120
      CANADA up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 150
      U.K up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 425
      IRELAND up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 160
      FRANCE up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 135
      ITALY up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 105
      DENMARK up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 125
      PORTUGAL up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 90
      AUSTRIA up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 85
      NORWAY up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 90
      AUSTRALIA up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 180
      NEW ZEALAND up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 145
      THAILAND up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 160
      UAE up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 375
      TURKEY up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 100
      ISRAEL up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 1000
      IRAN Up to 6 months UPTO MULTIPLE 235
      USA (including service charge of US $ 20) up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 160
      CANADA up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 190
      U.K up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 465
      IRELAND up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 200
      FRANCE up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 175
      ITALY up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 145
      DENMARK up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 165
      PORTUGAL up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 130
      AUSTRIA up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 125
      NORWAY up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 130
      AUSTRALIA up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 220
      NEW ZEALAND up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 185
      THAILAND up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 200
      UAE up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 415
      TURKEY up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 140
      ISRAEL up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 1020
      IRAN up to 1 year UPTO MULTIPLE 275
      USA (including service charge of US $ 20) up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 240
      CANADA up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 270
      U.K up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 545
      IRELAND up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 280
      FRANCE up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 255
      ITALY up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 225
      DENMARK up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 245
      PORTUGAL up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 210
      AUSTRIA up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 205
      NORWAY up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 210
      AUSTRALIA up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 300
      NEW ZEALAND up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 265
      THAILAND up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 280
      UAE up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 495
      TURKEY up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 220
      ISRAEL up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 1120
      IRAN up to 5 years UPTO MULTIPLE 355
             
    CONFERENCE (C] ALL NATIONALITIEIS up to 6 MONTHS (LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF CONFERENCE) UPTO MULTIPLE 80
      ALL NATIONALITIES up to 6 MONTHS (LIMITED TO THE DURATION OF CONFERENCE) UPTO MULTIPLE 120
             
    JOURNALIST, PHOTOGRAPHERS (J) ALL NATIONALITIES up to 6 MONTHS UPTO MULTIPLE 80
      ALL NATIONALITIES up to 1 YEAR  UPTO MULTIPLE 120
             
    DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL VISAS   up to 3 months single Gratis
             
             
    ENTRY /MISCELLANEOUS (X  VISAS) ALL NATIONALITIES up to 6 MONTHS UPTO MULTIPLE 80
        up to 1 YEAR  UPTO MULTIPLE 120
             
    SRI LANKAN PASSPORTS                                      
    Visa Types   Period Entries  
    TRANSIT   15 DAYS SINGLE/ DOUBLE 3
    BUSINESS   up to 6 months SINGLE 3
        6 MONTHS/ 1 YEAR MULTIPLE 8
        5 YEARS MULTIPLE 75
    EMPLOYMENT   6 MONTHS SINGLE 3
        6 MONTHS MULTIPLE 5
        1 YEAR MULTIPLE 75
    All other types of visas, including Tourist and Student for Sri Lankan Passports.   6 MONTHS SINGLE 3
        6 MONTHS MULTIPLE 5
             
    Communication charges for all nationals other than Nigeria, Benin, Cameroon and Chad passports       6