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Welfare Department

CUSTOMER SERVICES:

020 7930 8565
Email: immigrationservices@nigeriahc.org.uk

COMPLAINTS: chancery@nigeriahc.org.uk

Requirements for Non-Impediment to Marry

  • Proof of Divorce (Decree Absolute), if previously married
  • Photocopy of Nigerian Passport
  • Notarized Declaration of Non-impediment to marry
  • Payment of £20 service charge, and £15 Processing Fee with UK Bank Direct debit Card to Nigeria High Commission London
  • Proof of Impeding marriage

Letters of non-impediment are issued to Nigerian nationals seeking to either marry for the first time in Britain or to those who are seeking to remarry.

For those who have never been married, proof of permission to marry from the Home Office will be required with the rest of the requirements stated above.

Click here to download requirements

Requirements for Pensioners Attestation Letters

Letters issued to Nigerians applying to be paid pensions in Nigeria.

  • Photocopy of proof of leaving service (Certificate of retirement);
  • Photocopy of Nigerian Passport;
  • 2 Passport sized photographs;
  • Photocopy of proof of address in England
Click here to download requirements

Procedure for Renunciation of Nigerian Citizenship

  • Any prospective applicant wishing to renounce his/her citizenship is hereby informed that the authority to approve renunciation or restore Nigerian citizenship is prerogative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is clearly stated in Chapter III, 1-2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It should be noted that the authority referred to in this paragraph is not transferable; hence all applicants should go back home and process their requests.

Requirements for Police criminal Check (From Nigeria)

In order to process your application, we will require that you present to us either by post through registered mail and self-addressed registered envelope or in person, the following documents:

  • 3 copies of your Nigerian passport with detailed data
  • 3 copies of the pages containing your current visa
  • 3 passport sized photographs
  • 3 copies of the data form (filled)
  • Payment of £15.00 for the document, and £10 processing fee payable with UK Bank Debit Card to the Nigeria High commission
Click here to download Form

Document Authentication

For authentication of Marriage, Birth and Death Certificates from Nigeria, service is charged at £20.00 per item, and £20.00 processing fee payable with UK Bank Direct debit Card to Nigeria High Commission London.

Students Services

You can now pay for all our immigration services, instead of postal order

Student Registration Requirements

  • Completed Registration Form;
  • Photo-copies of applicants valid Nigeria Passport plus the page containing a valid UK student visa;
  • One studio-taken passport photograph;
  • Current letter of admission, indicating date of commencement and duration of course;
  • Final Letter of acceptance indicating tuition fees and Maintenance, signed and stamped by the Registrar;
  • Photocopies of Certificates acquired to date;
  • NYSC Discharge Certificate / Exemption Certificate (for Graduate Student from Nigeria Only).

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Those on visitors' visa and British passport holders are not entitled to foreign exchange letters
  • CASH OR CHEQUE PAYMENT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE

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.