The Acting High Commissioner

Adah Simon Ogah Mr Adah Simon Ogah

Adah Simon Ogah, erstwhile Head of the Information, Culture and Sports Section at the High Commission, assumed duty as the Acting High Commissioner on 21st December, 2015

He holds a Master Degree in International Law & Diplomacy obtained from the University of Lagos in 1991 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree obtained from the University of Jos in 1981. Mr. Ogah joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in August 1982 and has served at various times in Kampala, Uganda; Windhoek, Namibia; Brussels, Belgium. He attended a Diplomatic Training Course at the Malaysia Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations, Kuala Lumpur in 1999. Mr. Ogah was the Deputy Chief of Protocol in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2007– 2009. He is a member of the Nigeria Society of International Law and the Nigeria’s Institute of International Affairs

Mr. Ogah, who is an avid chess player, also enjoys playing Badminton and watching lawn tennis and documentaries. He is married with three children.

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.