The Consular Wing of the Consulate General of India, Lagos is located at 8A Walter Crescent, Victoria Island, P.M.B 80128, Lagos, Nigeria
Application Timings – 09.00 AM to 11.00 [Monday to Friday]
Collection Timings – 4 PM to 5 PM [Monday to Friday]
INFORMATION FOR VISA APPLICANTS
Consulate General of India, Lagos issues Tourist, Business, Employment, Student, Medical and other types of visas to applicants who are resident of following states. Processing of some types of Visa applications may take upto six weeks. Flight tickets may be booked after receipt of Visa.
Lagos, Abia, Akwa Ibom, Ogun, Anambra, Bayelsa, Ondo, Ebonyi, Cross River, Osun Enugu. Delta, Oyo, Imo, Edo and Rivers.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING ONLINE APPLICATION
Applications are required to be filled-in online under ‘Regular Visa Application’ at https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/index.html using ‘Internet Explorer’ or ‘Google Chrome’. The applicant must select the Indian Mission: CGI Lagos before filling the Visa application. Applications made on other Indian Missions/Posts are not good for applying in Lagos. The application number must have the barcode. Applicants are advised to seek online appointment for submission of hard copy of visa application.
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2. Please select Indian Mission: Nigeria Lagos
a. Please note down the Temporary Application ID: (Your Information will be saved if you click save button or continue to next page. If you exit without doing either of that, your information will be lost. Minimum field required for partial save is up to Date of Birth).
b. Please fill in all the particulars including permanent and current address, e-mail Id, mobile and phone numbers correctly. Also please mention the name and phone numbers of references/contacts correctly. Applications without complete details are liable to be rejected.
c. Please upload your recent colour photograph (2 inches X 2 inches taken in light background).
d. Please take a print of the application after completing and submitting online and sign it in ink under the photograph and at the end of the application on page 2.
After applying online, the applicant is requested to present the signed print-out of the online- filled application form along with all required documentation at the Consulate General of India, Lagos on your scheduled appointment day between 0900hrs to 1100hrs for Visa. The applicant has to apply in person as the applicant’s biometric features (fingerprints and photographs of iris) will be required to be taken in the Consulate for processing the application. All original documents are required to be kept ready for verification during submission of Visa application. These will be returned after verification.
Diplomatic, Official or Service, UN and Ordinary Passport-holders requiring Indian visa also should submit their application directly to Consular Wing between 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM along with necessary documents.
1. Visa is not a right and it can be denied without assigning any reason. All Visas are valid from Date of Issue, not from date of arrival in India.
Visa fee is processing charges. It cannot be refunded under any circumstances, whether Visa is denied or granted for a shorter period than applied for. Once Visa is granted, it cannot be changed or amended.
Acceptance of Visa application does not automatically guarantee grant of a Visa.
Applicants must exit India before the date of expiry mentioned on the visa.
2. Some fake websites are reported to be duping those who seek Visa for India. Therefore, it is requested that all visa, passport, consular and other services seekers should exercise utmost caution while accessing the websites for such services. The only websites under the purview of this Consulate is http://www.cgilagos.gov.in
3. Please retain your original receipts and produce the same for return of passports. All travelers to India, especially long term, are advised to check the latest immigration and entry regulations before travel.