The Singapore visa application process for Nigerians can be as simple as getting in touch with an authorized travel agency in Nigeria to apply for the visa on your behalf. The only “problem” is that they will solely provide this service as part of a combined travel package.
For independent travellers who like to plan out their itineraries, there are two other options available to choose from. The first is to get a strategic partner or a local contact in Singapore to apply on your behalf. This contact person must be legally resident in the country and must be above 21 years of age.
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Singapore Visa Application for Nigerian Citizens
They would need to log in to the evisa website and fill out a form on their end, while you provide any other necessary documents required to obtain the visa.
The other option is to apply directly via the nearest Overseas Mission office. In Nigeria, you will find the Honorary Consulate in Lagos. But if you live in a country where there isn’t one, then the Singapore visa application process has a few added layers. Here’s how I got my visa as a Nigerian living in Kenya.
I applied for a visa whilst being resident in Kenya. As Kenyans do not require a visa to visit Singapore, there is no consulate or embassy in the country. The closest Overseas Mission to Kenya is located in South Africa, so I reached out to the High Commission office to find out how feasible it was to get the visa through them.
The office was very responsive and replied to all my emails promptly. After a few exchanges, they advised me to submit all the visa requirements via email, instead of travelling down to Pretoria or Nigeria and to pay the non-refundable visa fee of R380 (about $23).
The documents were pretty much straightforward and consistent with most other application requirements. The one addition here was that I needed to either get a local contact to fill out an invitation form or get a letter of introduction from the Nigerian Embassy.
Thanks to an introduction from a friend, I was able to contact the Nigerian High Commission here in Nairobi and I received this letter promptly.
Singapore Visa Application Requirements for Nigerian Citizens
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To apply for the visa, I submitted the following documents:
- Completed visa application form (form 14a). It can be downloaded from this site.
- Valid travel document (minimum validity of 6 months at the time of departure) – a copy of passport biodata page
- Confirmed onward or return tickets (if applicable)
- Singapore accommodation details
- A cover letter explaining my reason for travelling and including the dates of my arrival and departure from Singapore.
- An introduction letter from the Nigerian High Commission in Nairobi, indicating the following:
- My full name and passport number
- Complete flight itinerary
- Singapore accommodation details
- The reason for travelling to Singapore
- Date of departure from Singapore.
- Entry facilities, including visas, to the next destination – I submitted my Kenyan Resident Permit
- Proof of funds – I submitted 3 months’ bank statements and pay slips.
It took a few more emails, additional documentation and tweaks to the introduction letter before the consulate finally accepted my application and granted me the visa.
Even though getting this visa was not very straightforward for me, I appreciated the timely and polite correspondence from the consular’s office. Since we exchanged emails back and forth for a while, I almost feel like we’re besties now and want to send them my trip recap, haha!
In all seriousness though, rather than deny my visa application outrightly, they communicated with me to let me know what other information they needed and once I provided them, I received my evisa.
If you plan to apply as an independent traveller from Nigeria, then here’s the consulate’s address below. Be aware of the requirement for a Singapore resident’s Form v39 or an introduction letter from the Nigerian Embassy.
Singapore Visa Application: Where is the Singapore Consulate Located in Lagos?
The Honorary Consulate-General of the Republic of Singapore in Lagos is located at Nipost Towers, Block A (6th Floor), 1/3 Ologun Agbaje Street, Victoria Island.
They are open on Mondays to Fridays from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. For any enquires or additional information, you can find these on the website or contact the following telephone numbers: +234-1-4610818, 4619088, 80996 78888 and email address: [email protected].
Singapore Visa Application Fees
The current cost of applying for a Singapore visa for Nigerian citizens is S$30 (about $23). I believe the rate in Naira can be gotten directly from the consulate on the day of your application. I read somewhere that this has to be paid for in cash, however, I am not sure if this is still applicable.
Trip Planning Resources
Book your accommodation: Find accommodation options for any budget on Booking.com
Purchase Travel Insurance: I use SafetyWing for both my travel and visa application needs
If you are not particular about planning out your trip yourself or prefer to travel with a group, I can recommend the following authorized companies to help with the visa application process in addition to organizing your trip.
- Private Trips.ng – Instagram
- Social Prefect Tours – Instagram
- Diamonds and Pearls Travels – Instagram
Over the next few weeks, I will share details about my trip to Singapore. In the meantime, If you have any questions about the Singapore visa application process, leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to get back to you!