Immigration

Citizens of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) do not require entry permit into Nigeria. All visitors not exempted from entry permits are advised to apply and obtain appropriate visas from the nearest Nigerian Diplomatic Mission – Embassy, High Commission or Consulate before entry into Nigeria. Early application is advisable to avoid delay.

Vaccination
Health authorities require international certificates of vaccination against cholera and yellow fever from all visitors. Anti-malaria prophylactic is also recommended.

Export of Antiquities
No art treasure may be taken out of the country without written approval from the appropriate Nigerian authorities.This approval must come from the Department of Antiquities, National Museum, Lagos, or Jos. The law prohibiting the export of all forms of antiquity, including all ritual art objects even of contemporary make, is strictly enforced.

Business Hours
Government offices are open from 7.30 a.m. to3.30 p.m. Monday through Friday, while commercial houses are open from8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Most offices are closed on Saturdays and Sundays, but many shops are open on Saturdays and some banks open on Saturdays too.

Tourist Attractions
Nigeria boasts of a number of museums and monuments, games reserve and other natural and historical sights to see.There is the National Museum in Lagos,with branches in Jos, Benin and Kaduna. There is also the Ife Museum, theOron Museum, the Esie Museum, the Kano Museum, the Owo Museum, the WarMuseum in Umuahia and the Calabar Museum.
A museum of Black and African culture is housed at the Centre for Black African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC) at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos. The games reserves include Yankari, Ologbo,Old Oyo, Borgu, Orle River, Zugurma, Dagida, Alawa, Kwambana and the KainjiLake Game Reserve.
Other interesting sights are the Shere Hills, Jos; Olumo Rocks, Abeokuta; Zuma Rock, Abuja; Ikogosi Warm and Cold Spring in Ekiti State; Obudu Cattle Ranch in the Cross River State; Kura Falls in Plateau State; Asorp Falls in Benue State; the Oshun River and Shrine in Oshogbo, Oshun State and the Argungu Village in Sokoto State, especially during the fishing festival; the first storey-building in Nigeria and the slave chains of the slave trade era are all located in Badagry, Lagos State.

  1. The General Public is hereby notified that LYNXSYS: An IT Firm/Consultant with a web site domain name NIGERIANPASSPORTNOW.COM who purportedly acts and renders Consular, Visa, Payment Confirmation and Express Delivery services on behalf of the Consultant is a Hoax and should be avoided. 
  2. The Consulate wishes to categorically state, that it has nothing to do with the aforementioned business concern as it cannot guarantee its Authenticity. In this light, therefore whoever conducts business with it does as his own risk.
  3. OPENING OF A NIGERIA VISA SORTING AND CLEARANCE CENTER OPERATED BY OIS SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CONSULATE OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA. This is to inform the General Public that a visa collection and sorting center has been opened and is operated by OIS Services on behalf of the Consulate General of Nigeria.
  4. The office is located at: OIS SERVICES Suite 204, 918 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA 30076 Tel. No.: +1 678 514 3263 Website:www.oisservices.com
  5. By this development, all submissions of visa applications and payments will henceforth be handled by aforementioned office, starting from Monday, May 16, 2016. Please note that, from the above stated date (May 16, 2016) the Consulate will cease to collect any visa applications and payments.
  6. This is to inform the General Public that the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Atlanta, will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2017 to observe the President's Day declared by the United States Government.
  7. Normal business will resume from Tuesday , February 21, 2017