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VISA FAQ
 
Do I need to come personally to Hungary to apply for the visa ?
We expect all visa applicants to submit their visa application personally. Please note that we do not accept visa applications sent through courier services. If unable to submit in person, you can send your complete application either through a visa agent or family member/friend/collegue.
 
What do you mean by Bank evidence of fund?
This is simply a letter from your bank confirming that you have sufficient funds in your bank account to fund your trip. If going on a company sponsored trip, it is enough if this is indicated in the letter to the Embassy.
 
What do you mean by evidence of current employment status?
This is simply a letter from your present employer/company confirming that you are currently employed. The letter should indicate your current position, how long you have worked at the company and that you will return to your position after your trip.
 
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.
 
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.
 
I am a Hungarian citizen living and working in Italy. Can I apply for a Nigerian visa at the Embassy in Budapest while on holiday?
Applicants are advised to apply for a visa at the Nigerian Embassy where they work and reside. For example, a Hungarian residing and working in Rome should apply at the Nigerian Embassy in Rome regardless of the fact that he or she is a Hungarian citizen.
 
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 the visa fee via bank transfer?
All visa applicants are required to visit any MKB Bank in Hungary, pay the relevant visa fee as stated on the website and obtain a deposit slip. No bank transfer is allowed.
 
How much do I have to pay for a visa?
Please follow the fees as stated on the visa and administrative fee table on the website. The visa fee is paid any MKB Bank while the administrative fee is paid at the Embassy in US Dollars.
 
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.
 
 
PASSPORT FAQ
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.
 
What do I need to obtain a Letter of Introduction for passport issuance?
Send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it requesting for the letter on introduction.  A copy of the passport datapage and residence permit should be attached. If it is a case of lost passport, attach a copy of the Police Report. 
 
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