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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 payable to Nigeria High Commission London in Postal Order
  • 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.

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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
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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 to Nigeria High Commission London in Postal Order
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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 to Nigeria High Commission London in Postal Order. However, Document from Nigeria for authentification should undergo authentication in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abuja before submitting such in the High Commission for final authentication.

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

UPDATE ON PASSPORT APPLICATION,COLLECTION, AND FAST TRACK

URGENT NOTICE

We regret to inform all passport applicants for Normal and FAST Track passport applications based on the collection of Passport, that the services are now suspended for 32 and 64 pages booklet until further notice due to technical issues surrounding transiting to the New System. However, applicants can still get their biometric done but collections will be on priority services. The High Commission implores the applicants, should come on their actual interview date and also come along with a self-address special delivery envelope. In the meantime, applicants can check for further updates by the end of the week.

    However, High Commission has transited to the use of Point of Sale (POS) in making payments for all services rendered by the High Commission. Henceforth, payments can be made using debit cards for all transactions such as loss of Passport, Fast Track and Emergency Travel Certificates (ETC).

    In view of the foregoing, the High Commission would no longer accept postal order for all services rendered by Immigration Section.

     Also having observed that a major delay in issuance of passport of applicants is caused significantly by the wrong filling of online form by some applicants, we implore applicants to ensure that they fill the online form correctly, maintaining the same order in the arrangement of names – surname, first name and middle names in their current passports.

     In addition, with a view to ease the difficulties being encountered by Nigerians during the process of renewing their passports, especially for applicants coming from outside London, the High Commission wishes to inform that applicants are at liberty to leave behind a pre-paid special delivery self-addressed envelope to enable the Mission mail back their passport.

    For applicants with urgent need to travel before their collection date, such applicants could apply for an Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) or use the fast-track passport service available if they so desire. The High Commission wishes to assure all of its commitment to ensuring effective service delivery, and at the same time to seek the understanding and cooperation of applicants for passports.

    Applicants are also constantly reminded to use this official facility and desist from using a third party or touts to request for passport on their behalf. However, all applicants should allow ample time to process their passport whereby passport can be renewed/reissued six(6) month before it expires. Consequently, all applicants are urged not to use the App (myVisit) for their appointment as its no longer valid for appointment booking. Applicants are also advised to come strictly on the interview date printed on passport payment slip.

Thank you.


Immigration Section
Nigeria High Commission
London