The Deputy High Commissioner

Kabiru Bala His Excellency, Ambassador Kabiru Bala

Kabiru Bala, Ambassador/Deputy Head of Mission assumed duty at the Nigeria High Commission on 21st August, 2017.

He holds a degree in Political Science from Usman Danfodio University. Ambassador Kabiru Bala joined the Nigerian Foreign Service in January, 1993. In the last 24 years, he has served Nigeria in Brasilia, Khartoum, Banjul, The Hague and Bangkok.

At home, he served Nigeria in the Planning Research/ Statistics Department, and America and Caribbean Affairs Department. He was a Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff to the President on Foreign Affairs from 2007 ā€“ 2009 as well as Deputy Director, State Protocol, from 2013 ā€“ February 2016. He was Charge dā€™ Affairs at the Embassy of Nigeria, Bangkok, Thailand until his appointment as Ambassador in June, 2016.

He enjoys reading, cycling and tree planting. He is married and is blessed with 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 waiting time for collection of all passport (both 32 and 64 pages) after biometric capture is now reduced to 1 MONTH ONLY. Check this website regularly for any update before coming for collection.

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