How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Madagascar
Learn how Nigerians can get a visa to Madagascar by paying attention to all the information explained in this article.
Madagascar is a vast island country off the southeast coast of Africa; It is the fourth largest island globally. It is home to numerous animal species, such as lemurs, found nowhere else, plus rainforests, beaches, and reefs. Its capital is Antananarivo, and closes to the busy capital is Ambohimanga, a hillside full of royal palaces and burial grounds.
Malagasy ariary is the currency used in the country, and the official languages include Madagascar and French.
Types of Madagascar Visa
There are various kinds of visas available to those who intend to take a trip to Madagascar.
- Business visa
- Tourist visa
- Work visa
The following documents are required and should be provided when applying for a Madagascan business visa.
- Visa application form filled (in block letters) and signed.
- Recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face and bright background are necessary.
- An international passport with a validity exceeding the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
- Copy of the passport data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
- Copies of your previous visas (if any); will provide proof of past travel experience.
- Provide a cover letter that clearly states the reason for the visit to Madagascar and the schedules.
- Flight schedules showing the dates and flight numbers that specify entry and departure from Madagascar.
- Evidence of health insurance that covers international travel.
- Hotel reservation for the period of the applicant’s intended stay in Madagascar. One can also provide evidence of any other type of accommodation.
- Evidence of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, death certificate of spouse if necessary).
- Proof of legit stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s country).
- Proof of enough financial sustenance for the period of stay in Madagascar.
- If you were receiving financial support from a host of other sponsors in Madagascar, you must include their bank statement. You’re to provide a copy of that individual’s bank statement. Please note that your host’s invitation letter should expressly state the nature of support they will be supplying (financial, accommodations, feeding, etc.).
- An original business letter, signed by the inviting organization on the company letter headed paper, providing information about the reason for traveling.
- Evidence of previous trade transactions between the two companies, if any, is available.
- If the applicant is employed, the person must provide a certificate of employment to prove that they are currently employed.
- If you are retired, please submit evidence of your retirement fund.
- Provide a certificate from your employer that explains the reason for travel and grants permission for your business travel (if you’re employed).
- Trade register excerpt or something of that nature (for self-employed).
- Bank statement for the last three months because the embassy will need to know you can cater for your needs while visiting the country.
- Proof of group travel (if you are traveling with a group of people).
- Visa fees because it is necessary.
According to each case, for further information and all types of visas, the competent embassy may request additional documents.
For more information and all types of visas, please contact or visit the appropriate embassy or consulate.
Where to Go
There is no Madagascan embassy or office here in Nigeria; nationals from any country can procure a valid visa for 30 days upon arrival in Madagascar.
For stays over one month, you will provide an application for a visa from the closest Madagascan Embassy. There is a Madagascan government office located in Nairobi, Kenya. Ensure you establish a correlation with them.
Madagascan Honorary Consulate in Nairobi, Kenya
Address: AACC Building, Westlands, P.O. Box 14205 00800, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: (+254) 20 445 2410
Fax: (+254) 20 444 3241
Email: [email protected]
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