Is it compulsory to purchase my flight ticket before applying for a Nigerian visa?
Visa applicants are only required to submit a flight reservation. Applicants are advised not to purchase their flight tickets before applying for a visa. The purchase of a flight ticket does not gurantee a visa will be issued.
Can I apply for an extension of visa at the Embassy?
If unable to use visa during the validity period, you will have to apply for a new visa. Visa extension is not possible at the Embassy.
Can I apply for an extension of visa while in Nigeria?
The Nigerian Immigration Office in Nigeria can extend your visa if there is a need. A request for visa extension can be lodged at any office of the Nigerian Immigration and after approval, your visa will be extended.
My supporting documents are not in English. Can I still submit it with my visa application? All supporting documents not in English are required to be translated into English before it is submitted to the Embassy. Bank Statements do not need to be translated. However, if you obtain a letter from the Bank showing evidence of funds, it should be in English.
Can I pay extra money to expedite my visa application? Only the visa fee and admininstrative fee applies
My passport is about to expire but I will like to apply for a visa? All visa applicants are required to have a passport valid for at least 6 months before applying for a Nigerian visa and entry into Nigeria.
I received a visa from the Embassy but I was denied entry at the point of entry in Nigeria? The Nigerian Embassy in Budapest is only saddled with responsibility of processing the visa application and issuing an appropriate visa. The Nigerian Immigration officials determines who is allowed into the territory of Nigeria at the point of entry.
When is the best time to apply for a Nigerian visa?
Visa applicants can apply for a Nigerian visa a month to their planned trip. Please do not apply for a visa more than two months from your travel date. The processing of visa does not take more than one week if all requred documents are submitted.
I am resident in Madrid, Spain and while on a visit to Hungary, I lost my e-passport. Can I get a travel document to return to Spain?
Unfortunately, the Nigerian Embassy in Budapest cannot issue you with a travel document to return to Spain. The Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) can only be issued to those wishing to Nigeria. You will need to apply for a new passport at our Embassy in Vienna, Austria.
For how long can I use the current Nigerian Machine Readable Passport? The Machine Readable Passport expired on the 31st of December, 2010. You are required to apply for an e-passport at any Nigerian Embassy equipped with an e-passport machine.
Where can I obtain the new e-passport? Nigerians wishing to obtain the new e-passport can get it from any Nigerian Embassies equipped with a passport machine. Please contact the relevant Nigerian Embassy in question.
I have misplaced my e-passport?How do I obtain a new e-passport?
Lost passports can be replaced at the Nigerian Embassy in the Hague, Vienna and Rome.
Can I endorse my child in my new e-passport? There is no possiblity of endorsing your child in your e-passport. In the past, it was possible with the Machine Readable Passport. You will now be required to obtain an e-passport for your child
When is the best time to start the process of renewing my e-Passport?
Nigerian Immigration usually advises that the renewal process start at least six months from the date of expiration.
How long does it take the Embassy to reissue a lost e-passport?
Nigerian Embassies dealing with lost e-passports usually have to get approval from the Nigerian Immigration Head Office in Abuja before it is replaced. It could take a few days up to 2months before the passport is replaced. Please contact any Nigerian Embassy