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Important Information

  • Important Notice on closure of Visa Application Center

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared next week Monday, 3rd May 2021, as a public holiday to mark this year’s International Workers’ Day Celebration.

    Please note that our Visa Application Centers in Abuja and Lagos will be closed on this day and we will resume on Wednesday 5th May 2021.


    All passengers traveling from Nigeria must pre-book and pre-pay for a mandatory hotel quarantine facility. please click her for more information.

  • The Ireland Visa Application Centers in Nigeria will resume operations on 29 June 2020. The Centre will however only accept applications for long term Visas (Employment, Join Family, Student Research or Exam) and this shall be via appointment. The office shall be open only on Mondays and Wednesdays between 09:00 hrs to 14:00 hrs in Abuja and Lagos until further notice.

  • Applicants are requested to carry One set of original documents,and one set of copies in black and white clearly readable. For example- Copies of all supporting documents, Visa Application form, Passport bio page and pages that have valid/expired visas, stamps and Blank Pages. You can chose to avail photocopy service at VFS centers by paying additional cost. Refer to the additional services page to know the charges.
  • Due to increasing travel restrictions globally as a result of COVID-19, and in the interests of the health and safety of our staff and applicants alike, Irish authorities have taken the decision to temporarily cease Visa application centre operations in Nigeria, effective from close of business 20 March 2020. This suspension also applies to visa applications for which an appointment has already been made. We will contact you to reschedule your appointment when we resume visa application centre operations.

    The re-opening of the centres will be subject to notifications from central, provincial and city authorities, as well as Irish authorities, so please return to this page for further updates. For further information you may visit the website of the Irish Immigration Service or the website of the Embassy of Ireland in Nigeria

  • The following countries are accredited to the Irish Embassy in Abuja: Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal.

    If you are a national of another country and not officially resident in one of our accredited countries (Nigeria, Ghana or Senegal)-this office cannot accept your visa application.

    Should you wish to make a visa application, you must submit directly to Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service in Dublin. Please see website for further information and details.

  • The Ireland Visa Application Centre has moved to the below address;

    VFS Global,
    Manor House, Plot 110,
    Admiral Ayinla Way,
    (Opposite Treasure Garden Estate, 3rd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway)
    Lekki Phase I,
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