Dubai Visa For Nigerian Citizens

Dubai is an intriguing destination abound with so many exquisite sights and things to do. If you’ve been dreaming of exploring this wonderful city, now is the time to book your ticket! Follow our easy step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Dubai visa, and you’ll soon be marveling at the views atop Burj Khalifa or wandering along the pearly-white beaches of Palm Jumeirah. Avoid the unnecessary stress that comes with applying for a visa with the help of this Dubai visa guide.

Please check your eligibility before beginning the application process and submitting your application well in advance of flight departure. Once you have your visa, all that’s left to do is pack your bags!

Please note this process is applicable to Nigerian passport holders.

dubai visa in nigeria

Types of Visas

96-Hour Visa: You are only eligible to stay in the UAE for a maximum of 96 hours. It is best suited for travellers who plan to stay for a period of less than 4 days in the country.

14-Day Visa (short-term visit, single entry): This non-extendable visa is valid for a 14-day stay from the date of issue.

30-Day Visa (short-term visit, single entry): This non-extendable visa is valid for a 30-day stay.

90-Day Visa: It is valid for 90 days and great for travellers who are going to Dubai on holiday or to visit family and friends.

Validity

The 30-day tourist visa is valid for 58 days from the date of issue. This Dubai visa is only valid for a family travelling for tourist purposes.

Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after departing from the UAE.

The processing time for a Dubai visa is between 2 and 8 days, depending on the type of visa you are applying for.

Visa Costs

Dubai Visa in Nigeria

Visa Type Visa Fee
30-Day Visa ₦30,000
96-Hour Visa ₦23,000
14-Day Visa ₦30,000
90-Day Visa ₦63,000
90-Day Multi-Entry Long Term Visa ₦154,000
30-Day Multi-Entry Short Term Visa ₦61,000
Cancellation Charge ₦8,400

Payments are to be made at the VFS Dubai Visa Application Centre. You are required to obtain your electronic receipt when making the payment.

Dubai Visa Requirements

You will need the following documents for all UAE visa types:

  • Nigerian passport.
  • Photocopies of your ID card and passport (including valid and expired visas).
  • Visa application form (which must be filled out in detail (block letters) and signed by the applicant).
  • A copy of a confirmed itinerary (round trip tickets). Visitors without a return ticket might be refused entry at the airport.
  • Proof of health insurance.
  • Proof of financial status – a copy of your recent bank statement.
  • For tourists: A letter from your employer, stating that you have been granted leave and that you will be returning to your job when you get back. If you are self-employed, include a copy of your business registration and tax documents.
  • For visitors visiting a relative or friend, you must provide a letter of invitation from your host. The letter should include the contact information of your host, address, signature, and date; a copy of their UAE passport information page or residence permit.
  • A copy of hotel reservation.
  • For the short term 30-day visitor visa, the main applicant must be of high profession and must provide evidence of the profession.

Where to Apply

Dubai Visa applicants can locate a VFS Processing Centre in Lagos:

Address: VFS Global, Manor House, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way, Opposite Treasure Garden Estate, 3rd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki Phase I, Lagos
Contact: +234 8150188800 / info@dvpcnigeria@dubaivisa.net
Operating Times: Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 15:00

There is parking available on the VFS Global premises. Buses, motorbike taxis (okadas) and taxis are available to transport you to the Visa Application Centre.

How to book an appointment

When applying for your Dubai visa at VFS Global, you are required to do the following:

  • Fill in the application form.
  • Submit all mandatory documents.
  • Pay the application fee.

Submissions are accepted between 8 am and 3 pm, Monday to Friday.

Dubai Visa in Nigeria

Where to Print

Print Centre Limited

Address: Block 68, Plot 23, Bisola Durosinmi Etti Drive, lekki Phase One, Lagos, Lekki Phase I, Lekki
Contact: +234 453 0859

Gloven Ventures

Address: Igbo Efon, Lekki, 6 Baala Street, Lekki Peninsula II, Lekki
Contact: +234 818 817 1660

All information on this blog page was correct at the time of publishing and may change at any time without prior notice. Travelstart is not affiliated to immigration authorities or their application centres and will not be liable for loss or inconvenience arising from the use of this volatile information.

Travelstart does not provide advice or assist with processing visas. The content of this article is listed as recommended by research and the Dubai embassy. Kindly check the embassy’s website BEFORE applying for your visa.

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453 thoughts on “Dubai Visa For Nigerian Citizens

  1. Pla what if I want to apply for 90 days visa and I don’t have a family to stay with?

    • Hi Bumerio, You can apply for a 90days visa even if you do not have relatives in Dubai. The requirements for 90 days visa – a clear copy of the photo page of your international passport, proof of address, proof of income (Bank Statement) and a guarantor if requested, ( Your guarantor may be your employer who will write a letter that you will be coming back to Nigeria to resume your job. The Visa fees for 90 days visa is USD 300 per person.

  2. Hello,
    I need information about moving to working and living in Seychelles with family of 5.
    Thank you.

  3. Pls i will like to know the procedures on how to apply for a South African Visa.

  4. I need uk visa….

  5. Pls, how much the total cost for 30 days , cuz, i will finding job there 4 suitable life

    • You can apply for a Work Visa but you need to have a job in Dubai. Therefore, You can start by searching and applying for jobs in Dubai. When you get a job, the company will sponsor you and provide you with all the documents required for a Work Visa in Dubai.

      However, if you are going there for 30 days, the cost of visa is USD 300.

  6. Hello I want to travling to turky work and skul pls help me wat can I do

  7. I want to work and live there,give me more information,pls

    • You can apply for a Work Visa but you need to have a job in Dubai. Therefore, You can start by searching and applying for jobs in Dubai. When you get a job, the company will sponsor you and provide you with all the documents required for a Work Visa in Dubai.

  8. Kindly update me wit d total cost of dubai 3months visa.

    • Hi Adekoya, A 3 month visa is granted to people who are 40 Years and above. The cost of 3 month visa is USD 900 per person.

  9. I want to travel to live and working in Dubai.what type of visa do i apply?

    • You can apply for a Work Visa but you need to have a job in Dubai. Therefore, You can start by searching and applying for jobs in Dubai. When you get a job, the company will sponsor you and provide you with all the documents required for a Work Visa in Dubai.

  10. I have people who have been living in dubai over a year, whch type of visa did he apply for and in there work opportunity in dubai?

  11. I have people who have been living in dubai over a year, whch type of visa did he apply for and in there work opportunity in dubai

    • If your friend is working and living in Dubai, that means he got a Dubai work visa. However, you can only get a work visa if you already have a job and your employer will be your sponsor. Therefore, you have to search for a job and apply. When you get a job, the company will provide all necessary documents for you to move to Dubai.

  12. What is going to take me to get a residential visa

    • Hi Oluwafemi, are you in Dubai? You can only apply for residence permit if you are in Dubai.

  13. please i need informations on getting south african visas and also that of seychelles.

    • Hi Kehinde, Please read ‘How to Apply for South African Visa‘ for detailed information on how to apply for a South African Visa.

  14. What about 5year working permit in Dubai, what is d cost together with BTA?

  15. Pls I need information 2 Appy

  16. Hello,
    We will like to find out if you provide UAE visa service to under age Nigerian citizen? We have some of our players intending to attend a showcase football trials in Dubai by 5th April. Their ages ranges between 16 and 22yrs. Can you kindly provide us with full information on how to apply, visa cost, processing time and flight cost. We intend to secure a 30days visa for them. Also, let us know the procedure for the 60 and 90 days visa. Can applicant who is 25yrs apply? Please kindly provide answers via our email midtownsoccerschool@yahoo.com or call 08069385233. We require urgent attention.
    Thanks

    • Hello Midtown soccer School, We will send you an email and provide you with answers. Thank you.

  17. Pls much does it all together amount, both visa fees ( working visa) and flight fees to get to Dubai from Nigeria?

  18. how do i apply for south africa visa?

  19. The Dubai transit visa is an entry pass for the visitors to enter and stay in Dubai for a certain time period. We are specialists in providing UAE transit visa for the business, tourist, spouse, and other visa services in respect to the requirement of the customers.

  20. Hi sis kemi,i want to apply for a soccer academy in dubai,what kind of visa do i apply for?,The academy management inform me to get to dubai first b4 making any payment for a comfirmation reason.pls kindly reply me via my email,olabodethomas1000@gmail.com or olabodethomas28@yahoo.com thanks.

  21. Hi Please my mother in law just retired and she would love to go to Dubai for a two weeks relaxation tour. please kindly send to my mail box details of visa procurement, flight, accommodation and any tour package you have where possible. I will be expecting this information as soon as possible. Thanks

    • Hi Tolu, Please call Travelstart Office: 01 2771346-50 or 08092373201 for more detailed information on Dubai Visa Procurement.

  22. Please i want to travel to dubia to work and live there how can i go about that, do you have any sure link about the employers for me to apply, please kindly get back to me on my email address tonypatrick34@yahoo.com

  23. I need a 30days visa. I heard when employed my employer will take care of the work visa. How much will it cost & how will I contact u because I want to travel soonest & my money is ready

    • Hi Steve, Have you gotten a job in Dubai. Your employer will need to send you the required document or even help you to get your visa in Dubai.

  24. How much will it cost me travelling from nigeria to dubai? And to have an accommodation and work since i dont have any1 there.

  25. Please how can i apply for spain or germany visa and how much will it cost

  26. I please I need to travel to dubal work and stay how much would everything cost me?pls replied me via email:birminghampatrick@yahoo.com

    • Dubai Visa will cost you $150. You can send us an email – info@travelstart.com.ng or call us 01 2771346-50 or 08092373201.

  27. How do I apply for two weeks visa

  28. How do I apply for two weeks visa to dubai

    • Hi Bob,

      Dubia Visa Fee is $150. Please call Travelstart Nigeria office for more information: 08092373201

  29. Pls how much is the visa to dubai

    • Hi Kehinde,

      Dubia Visa Fee is $150. Please call Travelstart Nigeria office for more information: 08092373201

  30. I want to travel to Dubai and apply for3 months visa so that i can search for work and start living there with my family send me full details how much for to have if am going first to search for a job trite argent or call for quick response +2348029088157
    or 07030300735

    • An email has been sent to you. Please check and reply us. Thank you.

  31. I want to relocate to Dubai and start working their.pls, kindly tel me how to go about it.Thanks

  32. I heard about a 2yrs working visa to dubai through an agent …..how true is that and is it adviceable…..if not, if i travel to dubai on d 3mths visa, pls how sure is it that one wld get a job in dubai within 3months

  33. I want to travel to dubia and work permanently there how much will it cost for visa and ticket. Pls mail me

  34. Pls, I am having d total sum of #80,000 can I travel to Dubai or any other Shengen country wit this? Pls I will be happy to see ur response

    • HI Opeyemi, You can get a Dubai tourist visa for less than N80, 000 but you will need more than that amount of money for flight fare (return ticket)

    • I we need a dubai visa send me ur no I we call u.thnks or flash me with dis no 08175759898

    • Hi Steven, You can reach us on – 01 2771346-50 or 08092373201

  35. Please,exactly how much will it cost me and my spouse to visit dubai for 90 days?I mean both visa fee and air ticket. Also could you send me all the neccesary requirements? I would like to know this before the end of this month. Thinking of where to go for my annual leave.Thanks. Forward reply to my email:chekyberry @yahoo.com

    • An email has been sent to you.

  36. I have a family whose passport expires 22 September 2014, the person wants to visit Dubai from the UK (29june-3july) and then transit to Nigeria. Can this person get a visa ASAP, if it’s possible, who can assist (name, number, address), im in Abuja.

    Will appreciate a swift response.

    Thanks,

    Max.
    Thanks.

    • Hi Max, an email has been sent to you.

  37. Kindly mail me the requirements and cost implications of a 2weekends honeymoon for a newly weded couple as soon as possible. Thanks.

  38. I need a south africa visa

  39. Kindly give me necessary imformation on a 10days visit to dubia with my teenage chldrn. I want to knw the cheapest ticket available nd if teenagers pay lesser, how much is d visa nd good but cheap accomodation with breakfast. Tanx ma’am

    • Hi Blessing, An email has been sent to you.

  40. please i have a uncle working in dubai and he want help me get job there. And i need 3month visa to go there for arrangement but am 25years old. Please how much it will cost me plus air ticket and with my age am i good to go? I need reply asap via: rajilukman21@yahoo.co.uk
    Thanks.

    • Hi Ayobami, we have sent you an email.

  41. Pls how much is 3 months visa?

    • Hi Omeje,

      Dubai visa for 3 Months is $150. Send an email to info@travelstart.com.ng for more details.

  42. pls how many weeks can I get a Dubai working visa

  43. Wot’s d cost of visa with working permit BTA and flight ticket

  44. Pls travelstart,,, one of my friends introduced Dubai travel consultant to me…which said am going to stay there for 2month with a good work and accommodation….($180)…after, I wil come bak with some credentials from the company I work for that proof I hva a work in Dubai before I can have years Visa to Dubai….pls how true I’d dix? Reply

    • Hi Ollyjay,

      We have sent you an email. We look forward to hearing from you.

  45. Plse I will need an agent who can help me to travel to dubai for working visa,am first timer traveler

  46. Hi, please i want to travel to France but i just want to spend a week in dubai before joining a flight to France. How do i go about the dubai visa. Thank you.

  47. I av a 2wEeks visa and I didn’t use it and want to apply again..wht are the process pls

  48. pls am first timer and I want to travel to dubai for buseness trip what will be the total cost for 4days visa,hotel acomodation flight ticket true and flow pls reply now,

  49. hello Oluwakemi, please i want to know if its possible to travel to Dubai with my spouse on a residency visa and how much do you think it will cost if its possible…………….Thanks

  50. Please can you please help me get a cleaning/security/driving/ or Car wash attendant jobs in Dubai? because I need a working Visa

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