Nigerians love to travel. As St Augustine said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page”, so most Nigerians are trying to read as much of the book as possible.
However, traveling the world isn’t always as straightforward as one would want, you have to go through some bureaucratic bottlenecks, chief of which is getting a visa to the country you want to go.
Here is a guide so that you don’t get cheated next time you plan to travel. We have provided a list of top 5 places Nigerians love to visit and a cost estimate of the visa prices are below: –
1. US Visa
Top of the list is our favorite ( The American Dream!) and going there would cost you roughly about $160 (official visa fees) for tourist’s visa for a period of 2 years and around 100 thousand Naira consultation charges from your visa agent.
2. UK Visa
Second in the line is the UK. This would put a dent in your pocket of about $100-$130 (official visa fees) for visitor’s visa for a period of 6 months and around 90-100 thousand Naira consultation fees from your visa agent.
3. Schengen Visa
A Schengen visa permits you to enter around 26 states on the European Axis. The visa could cost around €60-€90 (official visa fees) and around 100 thousand Naira consultation fees from your visa agent. This cost is for a tourist visa and depending on how strong your documents are, you could get anything between 2 weeks to a 4-year visa.
4. China Visa
China is popular with Nigerians for getting products for trade. A 3-month China tourist visa would cost about $20-$30 (official visa fees) and around 50-75 thousand Naira consultation fees from your visa agent.
5. Canada Visa
This visa would cost you about 185-190 Canadian Dollars (official visa fees) for a tourist visa and the Canadian government can be generous, so depending on how strong your application is, you could get a visa for 3 months or till the expiry of your passport. The visa consultation charges are also roughly around 90-100 thousand Naira depending on the visa agent you choose.
There are some documents that you would require to process any of the visas above. Out of them, the major ones are listed below:
- Passport photographs
- Valid international passport
- Bank account statement
- Introduction letter
- Marriage certificate (for those who are married).
- Company ID card (for those who are employed)
- Employment letter or CAC Certificate (depending on if
you are employed or self-employed)
- Travel Insurance (not needed for all visa’s)
These documents are the minimum requirements for any visa but depending on circumstances, you might require additional supporting documents.
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