I am beginning to plan my trip to Lagos, Nigeria. I am wondering if anyone on here has reliable information that is up to date as to what is needed to get a visa. It seems that I need a letter of invitation. I don't know anyone there, just going as a tourist. Could anyone help me know how I can get this? In my brief searching so far, I have already come across a number of scammers concerning this kind of thing, so I'm a bit wary. How do I avoid being scammed?
Any help would be awesome! Thank you so very much.
Yes, I have spent all morning reading up there. Thank you Terrry.
The issue is that it does not tell me how to get the invitation, just that it is needed. I am hoping someone here might know how to help me get the invitation.
I suggest you write to the Nigerian Embassy and ask them, or the Nigerian Tourism people & their contact form http://tourism.gov.ng/about-ntdc/contacts/
I forget which country ( not nigeria ) I was applying for a visa for but they had the same requirement. I told them I was a Tourist & did not have a contact in their country. They said not to worry as long as I had sufficient funds, a hotel reservation and a ticket out of the country. Maybe the same applies to Nigeria.
Best of luck - Visas can be such a pain.
I hope you find someone reliable here or somewhere in other travel forums. Otherwise , Nigeria is known for lot of scammers. Quite strange that tourists should have letters of invitations while the country is in great need of income from tourism. Good luck.