How Nigerians Can Get a Visa to Swaziland
This post explains how Nigerians can get a visa to Swaziland. We make available all the necessary information required to get a visa.
Swaziland is a small monarchy mostly covered inland (one of the last absolute monarchies in the world) in southern Africa. It is known for its desert reserves and festivals displaying traditional Swazi culture. Lobamba, Mbabane are their capitals, and the currency they use is Swazi lilangeni and the South African rand. English, Swati, South African English are their official languages.
Marking its northeastern parameter with Mozambique and stretching towards South Africa, the Lebombo Mountains are a backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve and numerous hiking routes. It consists of several large game parks and reserves sponsored by the government and is a popular tourist destination.
It has a well-known reputation for friendliness in Southern Africa. Apart from other countries in the region, Swaziland is known for its civility and peacefulness.
Rainfall in Swaziland is mainly during the summer months, usually accompanied by thunderstorms. The dry season here in the winter.
Types of Visa to Swaziland
Several visa types can be granted to travelers who wish to get into Swaziland, which depends on the purpose of the travel.
1. Tourist visa
2. Business visa
3. Work Visa
4. Transit visa
5. Study Visa
For Nigerians who intend to make a trip to Swaziland for business purposes, below is a list of necessary documents for the Swaziland visa application.
1. Visa application form filled and signed.
2. Recent passport-sized photographs which capture the entire face with a bright background are needed.
3. International passport with validity goes beyond the expected return date, with at least two blank pages.
4. Copy of the passport data sheet (page on which the photo is located).
5. Copies of your previous visas (if any); will prove that you’ve had past travel experience.
6. A cover letter must be provided which states the reason for the visit and schedules.
7. Flight schedules with dates and flight numbers specifying entry and exit from Swaziland.
8. Evidence of health insurance covering foreign travel.
9. Hotel reservation/ accommodation information for the duration of the intended stay.
10. Proof of your civil status (birth certificate of children, marriage certificate, and death certificate of spouse if necessary).
11. Proof of legitimate stay (if the application is not presented in the applicant’s home country).
12. Evidence of enough financial means for the duration of the visit.
13. If you are getting financial support from a host or other sponsor in the country, their bank statement will have to be provided. Please note that your host’s invitation letter should expressly state the types of assistance they will be providing (financial, accommodations, feeding, transportation, etc.).
14. An original business letter, signed by the inviting company on the organization’s letter headed paper. The letter must provide information about the reason for traveling, specifying the type of
Visa and the needed sustainability of the Visa.
15. Evidence of past trade relations between the two companies, if such document is available.
16. Certificate of employment if the candidate is employed because it is necessary.
17. Please submit evidence of your retirement fund if you are retired.
18. A certificate from your employer granting your business permission to travel if you are employed.
19. Trade register extract or something like that (for self-employed).
20. Bank statement for the past three months to prove the client has a steady flow of income.
21. Proof of group travel (if you are traveling in a group).
22. Trade License (first issued and present renewal).
23. Visa fees because Visa is not free
According to each case, the competent embassy may request additional documents.
Where to Go
There is no Swaziland embassy or consulate here in Nigeria, but a visa to Swaziland can be applied to the British embassy, high commission, or consulate present.
British High Commission Abuja
Address: 19 Torrens Close, Mississippi, Abuja, Nigeria.
Email Address: [email protected]
Official Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/organisations/british-high-commission-abuja
British Deputy High Commission Lagos
Address: 11 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria.
Phone: +234-1-2770780, +234-1-2770781, +234-1-2770782
Email: [email protected]
Please contact or visit the British High Commission in Nigeria for further information and all types of visas.
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