Requirements and Guidelines

Immigration Services

Thank you for using the Nigeria High Commission London E-passport appointment booking system. Your appointment date and slot have now been confirmed, you will get a confirmation message in the email you provided. If you wish to make another booking please, click here. Your booking details are below FOR EXAMPLE:
Name: London Bridge
Date: 04-01-2012
The slot you picked was: 23
Application Type: Lost Case
Application ID: 4561247
Reference No.:1124536547
Booking Number: 157
Please remember to come along with your booking slip and all other necessary documentation to support your application when you visit the High Commission.
Please take your time to go through the requirements below; it is important that you come along with all the required documentation to support your application on your appointment date!Please note that passport size photographs are not required for ePassport

We suggest you print out this page and make a note of the requirements you need for your application.

IN THIS PAGE YOU WILL FIND THE FOLLWING IMPORTANT REQUIREMENTS AND INFORMATION: Please Note!!!

  • Requirements for standard e-passport for holders of old Nigerian Machine Readable Passport (MRP) Click here
  • Requirements for adults without Nigerian Passports 1st Issue DUAL NATIONALITY application. Click here
  • Requirements for minors under 18 years(1st Issue) application. Click here
  • Requirements for standard e-passport for minors in the case of a sole custodian. Click here
  • Requirements standard e-passport for a minor adopted. Click here
  • Requirements for reissue of epassport to replace lost,stolen, or misplaced old Machine Readable Passport (MRP). Click here
  • Requirements for re-issue of standard e-passport. Click here
  • Requirement for re-issue due to other reasons. Click here
  • Requirement for re-issue of standard e-passport due to change of name by marriage. Click here
  • Requirement for change of name by marriage for applicant with old Nigerian passport Women Only. Click here
  • Requirement for change of name as a result of divorce for applicant with Nigerian passport. Click here
  • Requirement for emergency travel certificates (ETC). Click here
  • Postal orders.
  • Customer’s services.
  • Opening hours.
  • Complaints procedure.
  • Warning (Touts).
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    Customer Services Telephone Numbers:
    020 7556 8131; 020 7556 8160; 020 7839 1244. Ext. 231 and 260

    IMPORTANT NOTICE: As part of our Immigration Reform Exercise, a Service Centre is now open at the Embassy.Services offered include Internet Caffe' Services, Printing and Photocopying of documents.

    APPLICANTS REQUESTING POSTAL SERVICES (VISA APPLICANTS AND BRITISH PASSPORT HOLDERS ONLY) MUST PROVIDE:

    1. TWO (2) PREPAID SPECIAL DELIVERY ENVELOPES ( One addressed to the Nigeria High Commission, Immigration Section 9 Northumberland Avenue, London. WC2N 5BX.)

      The second PREPAID Special delivery envelope must be self addressed to the applicants (This will be used to send back your processed application)

      FOR ALL POSTAL APPLICATION ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CALL 0207 839 1244 EXT.267
    2. THE APPLICANT MUST PUT INSIDE THE FIRST PREPAID SPECIAL DELIVERY ENVELOPE THE FOLLOWING:
      1. A completed application form;
      2. A prove of payment i.e. order confirmation and payment confirmation OR Postal order payment;
      3. Nigerian Passport (for Nigerian services) or British Passport (for visa applicants) and other relevant documentations as indicated by the requirement for the service requested;
      4. The self addressed PREPAID special delivery envelope.
    3. POST THE FIRST PREPAID SPECIAL DELIVERY ENVELOPE TO: Nigeria High Commission, Nigeria House, Immigration Section, 9 Northumberland Avenue. London. WC2N 5BX.

      PLEASE TAKE NOTE: POSTAL APPLICATION SERVICES REQUIRE AT LEAST 7 WORKING DAYS TO PROCESS (after delivery at the Nigeria High Commission)

      FOR POSTAL SERVICES ENQUIRY, PLEASE CALL 0207 5568 167.
    Type of Passport Request Requirements Fee Payment Type
    • Standard E- Passport for Applicants in possesion of the Old Machine Readable Passport ONLY;
    Click here Click here Make sure you meet the requirements before proceeding to online e-passport processing. Click here to start
    • First Issue Standard E- Passport for Minors (under 18 years) ONLY;
    Click here Click here Make sure you meet the requirements before proceeding to online e-passport processing. Click here to start
    • First Issue or Dual Nationality of Standard E- Passport for Adult (18 years and above) ONLY;
    Click here Click here Make sure you meet the requirements before proceeding to online e-passport processing. Click here to start
    • First Issue Standard E- Passport for Minors (under 18 years) in the case of a sole custodian e.g. Single parent and other cases ;
    Click here Click here Make sure you meet the requirements before proceeding to online e-passport processing. Click here to start
    • First Issue Standard E- Passport for adopted Minors (under 18 years);
    Click here Click here Make sure you meet the requirements before proceeding to online e-passport processing. Click here to start
    • Re-issue of Standard E- Passport for Special Cases, e.g. Filled up pages; Spelling Mistakes; Change of Name by Marriage for women; Change of Name by divorce for women; E-Passport of over 5 years since issuance ONLY;
    Click here Click here Make sure you meet the requirements before proceeding to online e-passport processing. Click here to start
    • Re-Issue of Standard E- Passport for women already holders of the new E-Passport, due to change of Name by marriage. For women ONLY;
    Click here Click here Make sure you meet the requirements before proceeding to online e-passport processing. Click here to start
    • Standard E-Passport for WOMEN,holders of the Old MRP passport, who also request the Change of Name by marriage to reflect in the new E-Passport;
    Click here Click here Make sure you meet the requirements before proceeding to online e-passport processing. Click here to start
    Replacement of lost passports.
    (Do not pay unless you are told to do so).
    Download Requirements and Forms Click here
    Do not pay now
    The interview officer will inform you after the interview on when to pay.
    Endorsement of child on parent's passport (for children under 5 years and only on OLD MRP Passport). Children can now have separate Electronic Passports Download Requirements and Forms Click here Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission
    Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC).
    Obtain approval before payment. You may lose your money, without approval.
    Download Requirements and Forms Click here
    Do not pay now
    Do not pay now until after the interview
    Change of name by marriage.(Only on the OLD MRP Passports) Click here Click here Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission
    Legalization per page of document. At the Embassy Click here Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission
    Age Declaration At the Embassy Click here Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission
    Change photo At the Embassy Click here Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission

    Opening Hours for Consular Services: Monday - Friday, 10am - 12noon. Note that the High Commission is closed for both Nigeria and UK holidays. Update on the site for the dates.

    Collection: Customers will be informed after submission of application

    Type of Visa Fee (British Passport Holders)* Requirements Download Form Payment Type
    STR download Click here Click here to apply Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission
    Tourist / Visitor download Click here Click here to apply Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission
    Business download Click here Click here to apply Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission
    Temporary Work Permits (TWP) download Click here Click here to apply Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission
    Transit (within 48 hours) download Click here Click here to apply Postal Order issued to Nigeria High Commission

    Please, note that Issuance of Multiple Visas is at the discretion of the Visa Officer.

    • Other passport holders should please contact the Visa Section for the correct fees.

    Opening Hours: Monday - Friday, 10am - 12noon.

    Collection: Customers will be informed after submission of application

    Payment Procedures

    Other Countries Fees Tourist
    --- Multiple Journey Visa = MJV
    Temp Work Permit = TWP
    • The correct amount should be attached to the application form and handed over to the cashier who will then issue a receipt which is to be retained by the applicant.
    • Thereafter, applicants should move on to the Passport or Visa counter to hand in their application.
    • A collection receipt will be issued to the applicants at this point. Applicants are advised to retain this receipt and quote it in all communication with the Passport Section or Visa Section

    Passport enquiries: All enquiries for passport related issues should be directed to: Nigeria High Commission, No 9 Northumberland Avenue London. WC2N 5BX. Tel: 0207 556 8116 or 0207 5568 183 or 0207 839 1244 Ext. 316; Fax: 0207 839 8746; E-mail Us: passport enquiry

    Visa Enquiries: All enquiries for visa related issues should be directed to: Nigeria High Commission, No 9 Northumberland Avenue London. WC2N 5BX. Tel: 0207 5568 167 or 0207 5568 184; Fax: 0207 839 8746. E-mail Us: visa enquiry