VISA PROCESSING

SUBMISSIONS OF VISA APPLICATIONS HAS BEEN MOVED FROM NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION TO ONLINE INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS (OIS) LOCATED IN 56-57 FLEET STREET LONDON EC4Y 1JU. PLEASE NOTE THAT VISA APPLICANTS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRE TO PAY PROCESSING FEE TO THE NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION, HOWEVER COMMISSION MAY BE CHARGED BY OIS SERVICES LIMITED FOR SERVICES RENDERED. FOR ALL VISA INFORMATION, Click here

VISITING NIGERIA

  • Immigration: Citizens of Economic of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require entry permits into Nigeria. All visitors not exempted from entry permits are advised to apply and obtain appropriate visas from the nearest Nigerian Mission - Embassy, High Commission or Consulate before entry into Nigeria as visas cannot be issued at the port of entry. Early application is advisable to avoid delay.
  • Vaccination: Health authorities recommend vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria prophylactic is also recommended.
  • Export of Antiquities: No art treasure may be taken out of the country without written approval from the appropriate Nigerian authorities. This approval must come from the Department of Antiquities, National Museum, Lagos, or Jos. The law prohibiting the export of all forms of antiquity, including all ritual art objects even of contemporary make, is strictly enforced.
  • Business Hours: Government offices in Nigeria are open from 7.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Monday through Friday, while commercial houses are open from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most Offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but many shops are open on Saturdays and some banks open on Saturdays as well.

UPDATE ON PASSPORT APPLICATION,COLLECTION, AND FAST TRACK

URGENT NOTICE

We regret to inform all passport applicants who are willing to process the FAST Track application that the service is now suspended until further notice due to Technical Issues. The High Commission implores the applicants, should come on their actual interview date. 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