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Welcome to our new rebranded website. It's part of our effort to provide a more efficient and user friendly service to the public, as part of ongoing reforms in the High Commission. You will find a great deal of information to help you with your enquiries on the services we provide,

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whether you are planning to visit Nigeria for pleasure or business or in need of any other forms of assistance from the High Commission. We have also set up a means for Nigerian residents in the United Kingdom to register with us, in order to provide an interactive service between the High Commission and our fellow citizens. Thank you.

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Culture and Tourism

Elephant

In Nigeria, culture is manifested in art, dance, language, literature, folklore, mores, music, governance, and even the environment. According to archaeological findings, Nigeria's artifacts depicting the early life of the people date back to 2000 years.

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The High Commission

The work of the Nigeria High Commission is to co-ordinate, promote and protect the national interests of Nigeria within the United Kingdom in ways that contribute to the enhancement of Nigeria's security and socio-economic prosperity.

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Duties conducted by the Embassy include:

Consular and Welfare matters, Immigration affairs, Legal and Education, Bilateral Political and Multilateral Relations, Trade and Economic Affairs as well as information dissemination. And all general enquiries to assist Nigerian residents in the UK and the general public.

Contact Details

  • 9 Northumberland Avenue
  • London
  • WC2N 5BX
  • Tel: (+44) 020 7839 1244
  • Fax: (+44) 020 7839 8746

Offices of The Embassy:

Monday - Friday: 9.30am - 5.30pm (Except Nigerian and UK Bank Holidays).

Nigerian Economy

Oil Pump

Nigeria is Africa's most populous nation. Oil accounts for about 25 percent of GDP, over 90 percent of exports, and over 80 percent of government revenue despite violence in the Delta region that disrupts production.

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High Commission News!!

Opening Hours:   Mondays - Fridays
     (Except Nigerian and UK Public/Bank      Holidays)

 A)  OFFICIAL OPENING HOURS: 9.30am - 5.30pm

 B)  IMMIGRATION AND CONSULAR SECTIONS:
          i)   Submission of all Applications: 9.30 - 1.00pm
          ii)            iii) Collection of Passports: 10.00am - 1.00pm

 C)   OTHER VISITS TO THE HIGH COMMISSION IS            STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENTS.

Nigeria News


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Important announcement about the issuance and collection of Nigerian Passport

This is to inform the general public that the Nigeria High Commission, London is currently experiencing difficulty in the supply of Nigerian Passport Booklets from Nigeria.
Take note that this affects both 32 and 64 pages Passport Booklets.

This situation is not peculiar to the Nigeria High Commission alone. As a result of this problem, The minimum waiting time for collection of all passport (both 32 and 64 pages) after biometric capture is (3) months.


Applicants whose Nigeria Passports are not ready on the automatic computer generated collection date but in urgent need to travel to Nigeria are advised to choose one of the following options provided they are in possession of a foreign passport that guarantees travelling back to the United Kingdom:

1) Apply for an Emergency Travel Certificate (Gratis).
This can be used to enter Nigeria. However the applicant must use his or her foreign passport to travel back to the United Kingdom. To qualify for this option, applicant must provide the following:
a)Copy of Passport Collection Slip
b) Copy of itinerary journey to Nigeria
c) 2 Recently taken passport-sized photograph
d) Original and photocopy of foreign passport
e) Completed Emergency Travel Certificate form.
Click here to download Emergency Travel Certificate form

2) Apply for a Nigerian Visa
Click here to apply for your Nigerian visa
The visa application is collected by OIS Services Limited, 56-57 Fleet Street, London. EC4Y 1JU. Tel. 0207 832 0001

Take note that this is only a temporary measure. The High Commission will inform the general public on this website as soon as the situation improves.

Click here to check if your passport is ready for collection

Once again we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

Immigration Section
Nigeria High Commission
London.