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.

NEW PROCEDURE FOR DEALING WITH THE BACKLOG OF PASSPORT APPLICATION

PUBLIC NOTICE

   This is to notify the general public that the High Commission resumed all Immigration and Consular Services since Tuesday, 13th April, 2021, which were suspended due to the COVID-19 national lockdown. In this regard, the Immigration Section will commence biometrics capturing from 9.00 am – 2.00 pm from Mondays to Fridays.

2. Furthermore, the High Commission wishes to inform that there is currently a backlog of over 18,000 (Eighteen Thousand) passport applications yet to be processed due to the various COVID-19 national lockdowns. Therefore, the Mission is appealing for patience, understanding and cooperation from all applicants.Read More...