Additional Services

VFS Offers additional services as an option for applicant to choose the Services listed below.

The following services are available :

Photo booth facility


There is a photographer available at the Visa Application Centres to facilitate you to submit your application. This service is provided for a fee of 1500 Naira.
Note: This value added service is optional.

Photo copier facility


There is a photocopying service at the visa application Centre to facilitate you to submit your application. This service is provided for a fee of 30 Naira per page.
Note: This value added service is optional.

Pre-paid Courier facility


There is a prepaid courier service available at all the visa application centres for return of your passport at the address provided for a fee of 4500 Naira per passport.This charge is in addition to the visa application fee.
Note: Effective 1 October 2014, Only UPS prepaid courier envelopes purchased at the Visa Application Centre will be accepted along with the Applications. This is to ensure effective tracking and safe delivery of your passports and documents.

Please click here for Courier request form

Please read the Courier Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service

SMS Service - track your application


What does it offer?

SMS news updates will be sent to you informing you of the status of your visa application. Once purchased you will receive several automated feedback messages to your mobile phone informing you what stage your application is within the process. The service supports the transfer of SMS text into the English language only and re-assures you that your visa application is progressing towards the final stages of the visa application process. At the end of the process you will receive an automated email message (in English only) to your registered email address, informing you that the Consulate General of Italy has made a decision on your visa application and your documents have been returned.

You can buy this service for 400 naira only (VAT included), at the same time you submit your visa application form and supporting documents at the visa application centre.

Note: This value added service is optional.

Please read the SMS Service Disclaimer carefully before applying for this service.

Travel Insurance


Note: This value added service is optional

Premium Lounge Service

VFS premium service lounge facility is available at the Visa Application Center in Abuja and Lagos.

The premium service lounge offers:

  • Separate lounge with personalized service by dedicated staff
  • Light refreshments
  • Faster submission of applications at the visa application centre

Note: This value added service is optional.

Important: This service does not imply or guarantee in any way that applicants using the premium service will have a faster turnaround time at the Embassy or be successful in their visa application. All visa applicants must meet the requirements of the Ireland Embassy.

What does it cost?

The premium service lounge facilities are charged at 10,000 Naira- including taxes. This charge is in addition to the visa application fee.

How do I book?

Please ask for the service when you are at the Visa application center:
Timings - The service is available from 8 am till 3 pm