As the years pass, the number of Nigerians who are trying to get out of the country is increasing with speed. Majority of this number wants to travel to Dubai, while others are trying to get into Canada, UK and USA. Well if you are among those wishing to leave the country and start a life in Dubai, you would find this article helpful.
The Requirements For Obtaining The Dubai Visa From Nigeria
If you are planning to travel to Dubai from Nigeria, you will surely need the following documents.
- A colored passport photograph.
This passport photograph should have your full name and passport number, boldly written behind it.
This is very important.
- An original international passport.
Your international passport should be ready and it should be valid for more than 6 months from the time of your application.
You cannot apply with a visa that is less than 6 months old.
- Passport copies: Photo page and Bio page
These too should be ready and there must be coloured. No black and white.
- Your profession page, expiry page, and any other special endorsement page should be ready.
- Emirates Airline confirmed ticket.
Your confirmation ticket should be ready.
- Other relevant documents should be obtained and packaged.
How To Apply For The Dubai Visa In Nigeria
i. Check your eligibility status.
After getting all your travel documents prepared, the next thing is to check if you are eligible.
If you do not meet one of the criteria below, you would be denied your visa.
ii. Travel record: You should ensure that you have travelled at least once in the last 2 years to any of the following country: UAE, UK, Schengen countries, Australia, New Zealand, or Canada
Alternatively, ensure you have a valid visa for any of those countries listed above.
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iii. Financial records: You should be able to bring a statement from your bank that you have a functional bank account here in Nigeria, and that you have enough money in the account that will be enough for you through out your stay in Dubai.
- Conclude On The Type Of Visa You Need To Collect
Decide on the type of visa you want to apply for depending on what you want to do in Dubai and how long you intend to spend there.
See some visa options below.
Tourist visa (this is valid for 30 days)
14 days visa (this is valid for 2 weeks)
96 hours visa (this is valid for 4 days)
Cost of Dubai Visa In Nigeria
The tourist visa (30 days visa) costs $82 only
The 14 days visa costs $110 only
The 96 hours visa costs $69 only
*Service charges and tax charges inclusive.
- At this point, you can now apply for the Visa.
Download a copy of the application form from the Dubai immigration service website.
Fill the form accurately and provide all necessary documents.
- Submit your form to the address below.
Block 94, plot 23, Providence Street, Lekki – Epe Expressway, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos.
Take all required documents along with you for submission.
- Track Your Application.
After applying, the next thing to do is to keep checking if your Visa process has been completed successfully.
This can also be done on their website.
Note: You can apply for the Visa at a maximum of two month before your date of travel.