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.

STATEMENT ON PUBLIC HOLIDAY

PUBLIC NOTICE

  The Nigeria High Commission, London, notes with deep concern, the teeming presence of Nigerians at the High Commission on public holidays for services relating to passport renewals, Emergency Travel Certificates (ETCs), visas, and other consular issues.

  We wish to reiterate to Nigerians in the United Kingdom and the general public that the High Commission will not be opened during the holidays declared by the Federal Government of Nigeria and Her Majesty's Government. .

  In view of the foregoing, we implore Nigerians and the entire members of the public to always revert to the High Commission's website for information on opening days and hours of the Mission before embarking on a visit to the High Commission..

  Please note that applicants for Nigerian passports who are given biometric appointments on public holidays (through the appointment generated by the Nigeria Immigration Service, Abuja) will have an opportunity to visit the Nigeria High Commission, London, at a convenient date thereafter for biometrics within the next two weeks.

  Nigeria High Commission, London, remains committed to providing effective and efficient service delivery to Nigerians and the entire public in the United Kingdom and hereby seeks further cooperation of all in this regard.

Nigeria High Commission,
London, United Kingdom.