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Employment (Expatriate – Free Zone) Visa – R3A

R3A - Employment Visa (Free Zone) is a type of visa issued to expatriates who wish to obtain within free zones employment in Nigeria.

Visa Category

Temporary Residence Visa

Sub category

Employment (Expatriate - Free Zone)


  • Expatriates wishing to work within free zones in Nigeria
  • Requirements
  • Passport valid for at least 6 months with at least 2 blank visa pages for endorsement
  • Formal application for R3A Visa from the Employer/Institution accepting Immigration Responsibility
  • Free Zone Authority letter
  • Letters of offer of appointment and acceptance of offer
  • Educational qualifications and Curriculum Vitae
  • Visa Validity

    Valid for not more than 90 days from date of issuance

    Permit Type and duration of Stay

    Work permit 2 Years. Renewable

    Permited Activicties

    Employment within Free Zone in Nigeria

    Restricted Activicties

  • N/A
  • Permitted Visa Channels

  • Embassy
  • Important Note: