The Nigeria High Commission London website

Consular Services

For all Consular Services there is a payment of £20.00 Administrative charge. Please Obtain Postal Order from the Post Office Please note that all payments made for any Consular Services are non refundable.
Welfare Department
CUSTOMER SERVICES: 0207 556 8110
Email: consular@nigeriahc.org.uk
COMPLAINTS: chancery@nigeriahc.org.uk
Student Services
Student Registration Requirements
  1. Completed Registration Form
  2. Photo-copies of applicants valid Nigeria Passport plus the page containing a valid UK student visa
  3. One studio-taken passport photograph
  4. Current letter of admission, indicating date of commencement and duration of course
  5. Final Letter of acceptance indicating tuition fees and
  6. Maintenance, signed and stamped by the Registrar
  7. Photocopies of Certificates acquired to date
  8. NYSC Discharge Certificate / Exemption Certificate (for Graduate Student from Nigeria Only)
Note: Those on visitors’ visa and British passport holders are not entitled to foreign exchange letters, CASH OR CHEQUE PAYMENT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE and For all enquiries relating to student matters, please email education@nigeriahc.org.uk
Police Criminal Check (From Nigeria)
Requirements for Police criminal Check (From Nigeria)
In order to process your application, we will require that you present to us either by post through registered mail and self-addressed registered envelope or in person, the following documents:
  1. 3 copies of your Nigerian passport with detailed data
  2. 3 copies of the pages containing your current visa
  3. 3 passport sized photographs
  4. 3 copies of the data form (filled)
  5. Payment of £15.00 for the document, and £30 processing fee payable to Nigeria High Commission London in Postal Order
Requirements for Non-Impediment to Marry
Requirements
  1. Proof of Divorce (Decree Absolute), if previously married
  2. Photocopy of Nigerian Passport
  3. Notarized Declaration of Non-impediment to marry
  4. Payment of £20 service charge, and £15 Processing Fee payable to Nigeria High Commission London in Postal Order
  5. Proof of Impeding marriage
  6. Letters of non-impediment are issued to Nigerian nationals seeking to either marry for the first time in Britain or to those who are seeking to remarry.
  7. For those who have never been married, proof of permission to marry from the Home Office will be required with the rest of the requirements stated above.
Note: Those on visitors’ visa and British passport holders are not entitled to foreign exchange letters, CASH OR CHEQUE PAYMENT IS NOT ACCEPTABLE and For all enquiries relating to student matters, please email education@nigeriahc.org.uk
Pensioners Attestation Letter
Requirements for Pensioners Attestation Letters

Letters issued to Nigerians applying to be paid pensions in Nigeria.

  1. Photocopy of proof of leaving service (Certificate of retirement)
  2. Photocopy of Nigerian Passport
  3. 2 Passport sized photographs
  4. Photocopy of proof of address in England
  5. Payment of £20 administrative charge, and £25 Processing Fee payable to Nigeria High Commission London in Postal Order(i.e. £45 in total)
Citizenship Renunciation
Procedure for Renunciation of Nigerian Citizenship
Any prospective applicant wishing to renounce his/her citizenship is hereby informed that the authority to approve renunciation or restore Nigerian citizenship is prerogative of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. This is clearly stated in Chapter III, 1-2 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. It should be noted that the authority referred to in this paragraph is not transferable; hence all applicants should go back home and process their requests.
Document Authentication
Document Authentication
For authentication of Marriage, Birth and Death Certificates from Nigeria, service is charged at £20.00 per item, and £20.00 processing fee payable to Nigeria High Commission London in Postal Order. However, Document from Nigeria for authentification should undergo authentication in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abuja before submitting such in the High Commission for final authentication.
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NIGERIA HIGH COMMISSION

Nigeria House, 9 Northumberland Avenue, London WC2N 5BX.
Telephone: 020 7839 1244 Fax: 020 7839 8746
Email: hc@nigeriahc.org.uk

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HOLIDAY

This is to inform the general public that the Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Monday and Tuesday, 17 - 18 June 2024, as public holidays to mark this year Eid-el-Kabir celebration. In this regard, the High Commission will be closed on those days and reopen on Wednesday, 19 June 2024. Please be advised that all applicants with biometric appointments scheduled on days when the High Commission will be closed can come for their biometric appointment all other services can come from Wednesday, 19 June 2024.

The Acting High Commissioner wishes the general public a happy Eid-el-Kabir celebration.