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Letter of Invitation

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Letter of Invitation

What exactly must the letter include?

Is there a form as a guide?

Can it be emailed to me from Nigeria rather than sent snail mail?

THANKS for any of your expert help.

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1. Re: Letter of Invitation

What is it you're looking to do? Visit as a tourist?

I probably could help you with more info with a bit more details.

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Hi StephenB327,

your intend LOI must include the following,

1. Full names as contained your Passport

2. Your physical address

3. Duration of travel

4. Period

5. Mobile number

6.Lodging place & address , &

7. Passport number

And yes, it can be mailed you via your email

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also to be noted is the letter most be scanned & signed b4 emailed to the recipient

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Pascyke

Welcome to TA upon joining today!

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Should this be MY info or the info of the person writing the letter of invitation?

For duration of stay, how does one know? I've read here that a person coming on a tourist visa doesn't even know the length of stay allowed until passing through customs & being informed by the customs official (the duration being at his whim). Is there in fact a set length for a tourist visa? Also, please, one more question, if I could. If one wishes to extend a tourist visa, where in Lagos is that done? In some countries it can be done through tourist agencies while it others it must be through a government office.

Thank you much for your time.

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6. Re: Letter of Invitation

Informations from both parties are contained in the LOI. The tourist visitor should have an idea of the number of days his staying in the country he intend visiting.

The High commission gives a 3-6 months VISA to any tourist visitors & for those who intend to lengthy their stay, they need apply to Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Interior (FMI) & this comes with a fee.

Hope this helps

Agape

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Yes, you have been a big help. Thank you.

So then when I receive my visa from the Nigerian Embassy in DC (I'm from the US), will the High Commission have noted on the visa its length, from 3-6 months?

Is there an FMI office in Lagos?

One final question: In your initial reply you wrote "4. Period". What does that refer to?

Once more, it's so wonderful to get the facts. Thank you again.

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Please when while writing your LOI, your duration should be in days (I.e 7 days, 14 days) & not in months else your request might be turned down...

During the processing of your application, the High commission gives your duration of stay either in months or yrs, it all depends on them but the minimum they give is 3 months & 6 months maximum.

Period refers to time of stay I.e from 25th, August 2017 to 7th, September 2017

Yes, there's an FMI office in Lagos, Nigeria.

Agape always

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Yes, the number of months will be indicated on your passport, also note that an overly excited consular could give more than 6 months. So, all depends on the mood of the individual but the maximum us 6 months.

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I don't know if Agape is your name or your creed, but I certainly want to thank you so much for all your help!

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