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.

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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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452 thoughts on “Dubai Visa For Nigerian Citizens

  1. Please i need a Student Visa to Dubai, Please send me a detail information. Urgent replies please. Thanks

  2. what the process for first timer? i
    mean going to dubai for the first
    time?
    and have send my request to d email since last 3weeks …but no reply till now .

    • Hi Frank, We are so sorry your mail hasn’t been replied. I guess they did not see it, however, its very simple to apply for Dubia visa, For 2 weeks, the fee is $150 and you will be asked to provide your passport, fill an application form and provide all your details. We will send you a detailed email today.

  3. please i need a three months bussines visa

    • How can I get visa to Dubai from Nigeria

  4. how do i process south africa visa?

  5. Planning to travel to Dubai for the first time,how much ll visa and hotel reservation cost me for 2wks on tourist.

    • Hi Elizabeth,

      Kindly forward an enquiry email to info@travelstart.com.ng, requesting for information on Dubai Visa.

  6. Please, enlight me on how to get Dubai Visa for a period of one month and the cost of it and also forward all necessary information to my mail address .Thank you

    • Sure. The information will be forwarded to your mail.

  7. Can you help me process Dubai work permit at low cost

  8. Wht abt working visa

  9. Hw much will d working visa cost me

  10. Hw much is dubai working Visa

  11. Can i be able to work and stay with two month Dubai visa…?

  12. Please send me details on dubia working visa and how much is the fees.

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      Have you applied? How and Where? Did you get a job or you applied through an agent?

  15. hw much will dubai working visa cost me pls, n d time frame.

  16. pls hw can i get dubai working visa and its cost

  17. Do I need to secure a job in dubai first before I can apply for a visiting visa (90days)

  18. Can u help me confirm my approval,bcos it was sent to me through my agent……employment visa

  19. Pls how can I get 1month visa to turkey or u.k.what document do I need.pls reply me

  20. Can you please send me all the details required to travel to Dubai for just a month and New York City too. Amount and all the necessary information on what to do to make it easy and successful. Thanks

  21. I need a visa
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  22. hi how much spend time for a job visa plz tel me

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  24. Hw much will Dubai Working Visa cost nd wat do I need to get it…

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  27. I need someone that can help me to process my visa to south Africa

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  29. Please I need a dubai working visa hw much ll it cost me and wath it requared.

  30. i need a company from Dubai that will give me letter of invitation

  31. Hello there,
    I’m planning a visit to Dubai. How much will it cost me to procure a tourist visa and hotel reservation for 2 weeks. Additional information would be welcomed. Thanks

  32. Hello,pls I have a visa and the visa is going 2 Expire on 3rd of Oct. 2014 and am still in (NIG). Pls I won’t to extend it to 40 or 30days. Pls he it possible? And tell me wt to do and the cost. Pls reply me now.

  33. Hello,pls I have a DUBAI visa at hand and the visa is going 2 Expire on 3rd of Oct. 2014 pls wt can I do to extend it to 40 or another 30days. Pls I won’t to no the cost.pls reply me now.

    • Hi Tijani, Are you in Dubai at the moment? If not, if it expires, you will have to apply for another one when you are ready to travel.

  34. I won’t 2 go b4 d visa Expire. Wt to do to extend the visa pls.

  35. Thanks for all the information. Please do give me details on 1 month tourist visa to Dubai, the cost and hotel reservations. Thanks

  36. Hi, I won’t to apply for another visa pls one Monty visa cost. Pls send to my mail.

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  38. Good day and happy sunday, I am happy that there is a platform like this, I want to know if I can get a job in Dubai as urgent as possible. How will I go about the Visa application? Thanks as am looking forward to hearing from you.

  39. How much will it cost for emplyment visa please get back to me is very important

  40. Please can you advice on agencies that help to look for jobs for people in Dubai and UAE. Most of them ask for fees. How genuine are they? Thank you fr your time

  41. How can I work and leave in dubai without knowing anybody

  42. Hi, please I want to apply for Dubai visa 2 years, I want to work, please how will it cost me and what are the requirements 08088083588

  43. Pls I nid a employement visa to dubia pls tell me wat to do

  44. I nid information on what to do and cost

  45. I Have my epassport and Please i need form to Feel also i need it before march next year

  46. There are many travel agents who can assist you in getting your Dubai visit visa. They complete your visa applications precisely and accurately. Submit all your documents online, so that you will get your Dubai tourist visa with 3 to 4 working days.

  47. pls I need a job in dubi any job at all pls tell me how much it cost here is my number 08132307546 or my email address odunnaugonna@yahoo.com pls I will be very pleased to see your reply

    • Hi George, We don’t process Dubai Work Visa. But if you would like to travel to Dubai for work. I will advise you to check online job boards for job opportunities in Dubai.

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