Opening Hours of Visa Section


Application for Visa: 10.00 - 12.30
(Monday to Thursday)

Collection of Visa: 14.30 - 15.30
(Monday to Thursday)

The Embassy issues the following types of Visas:

General Information

  • Visa Fees are paid directly online after applying.
  • Visa applications are processed within a maximum of five (5) working days if all requirements are met (except for STR Visa which is processed within 7 working days).
  • Visa for foreign journalists, preachers and human right activists/observers require a processing period of one month. Applicants are therefore advised to apply well in advance.
  • Further information in addition to those listed in individual categories of Visas may be required from the applicant and where necessary, an interview may be conducted by the officer concerned.

All applicants on first trip to Nigeria must physically appear for interview.


Yellow fever vaccinations are obligatory for all travellers to Nigeria. Travellers should ensure that their international health Vaccination Certificates are up to date before departure.