India Visa Application Requirements: How To Apply From Nigeria

India is the second most populous country in the world
with a population of over 1.2 billion people also making it the country with the most populous democracy in the world.

Nigerians however can be found literally in also every nook and cranny of the world,if your intention is to travel to India maybe for studies,seminar,work Etc this article contains all the 
essential details and requirements you need to know before apply for your Indian visa.

India is not among the over 45 Visa free countries you can enter without a visa as a Nigerian passport holder,so before you can travel to india as a Nigerian,you will definitely need a visa.

India Visa Application Requirements: How To Apply From Nigeria

Q: Types Of Indian Visa? 

The type of visa issued to you depends on your mission and what you intend to do in India. 
Indian types of visa :

  • Tourist Visa 
  • Business Visa 
  • Conference Visa 
  • Employment Visa 
  • Entry Visa 
  • Journalist Visa 
  • Medical Visa
  • Project Visa 
  • Research Visa 
  • Student Visa

For more details about different Indian visa and requirements access 

Q: Indian Visa General Requirements For Nigerians?

1. Visa application form duly filled on line and signed.

2. Your signatures should match with the signature printed on your passport.

2. Original passport valid for a minimum of 6 months.

3. A photocopy of the data page of the passport.

4. Old passport, if any.

5. Two recent photographs of the size of 50mm X 50mm i.e. 2 inch x 2 inch with light background. 

6. Photos should be glued on your forms in the box provided on pages 1 and 2 of the online form.

7. Introduction Letter

8. Invite from the Indian host with contact details and scanned copy of PAN/Aadhar card to be mailed to HCI email and 
(For Lagos: and with copy to the applicant. 
Applicant is to attach a printout of the invitation and the email with the visa application form.

9. Travel and Hotel Bookings (Detailed itinerary of places to be visited in India)

10. Bank Statement for last six months.

11. Local profile of the applicant as applicable (Letter from employer, professional documents, businessman to attach basic business documents)

12. Any one address proof (Nigerian national ID or Driver’s License or Voter Card)

13. Full contact details. 

14. Timings for submission of Visa applications: 1000 Hrs to 1200 Hrs on all working days.(0900 hrs to 1100 hrs for Lagos)

15. Yellow fever vaccination proof for all except children under 6 months.

Check Out:  Indian High Commission Contact Details 

16. Proof of Oral polio vaccination for residents of seven polio affected countries. OPV/IPV certificate should be carried as proof of vaccination.  

Q: Indian visa application fee in Nigeria?

A: Indian Visa Application Fee costs US$ 252 = N90,252

Q: Indian Embassy / High Commission Address in Nigeria?


Indian High Commission Abuja

  • FCT ABUJA (NIGERIA)                               
  • TELEPHONE: +234-7080622800-4
  • FAX: +234-7080622805
Lagos Office 

  • CRESCENT, V.I., LAGOS                
  • TELEPHONE: +234-7080622800-4
  • FAX: 01-2612660
  • Website: