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How to Apply

Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the Ireland Visa Application Centre Lagos or Abuja.

Step 1

Complete the online visa application form and take a print out of the completed form, and also fill up the additional questionnaire which is available here.

Please note: It is mandatory to submit a fully filled questionnaire with every application.

Step 2

Visit the Visa Application Centre.

Step 3

Pay your visa application fee, services fee and bank fee at the bank teller counter at the Visa Application Centres.

Step 4

  • Submit your application form with supporting documents & photocopies of the same and have your fingerprints taken (all applicants aged 6 years and over)

Basic Requirements:

To ensure your application is processed without any delay, please include the following:

For short stay visa application

  • Complete, signed & printed on line visa application Form and one set of photocopy of online printed form
  • Original Passport valid for 6 months and one set of photocopies of all the pages of passport(s)
  • One set of original documents and one set of the photocopies of the original documents as per the relevant checklist.
  • Two recent photograph
  • A3 size Prepaid courier service return envelope (Effective 1 October 2014, Only UPS prepaid courier envelope available at the Visa Application Centre for N 4500/- will be accepted with the applications, to ensure safe delivery of the passports and documents)

For Long stay visa application

  • Complete, signed & printed on line visa application Form and two sets of photocopies of online printed form
  • Original Passport valid for 12 months
  • Two set of photocopies of all the pages of passport(s)
  • 1 set of Original & 02 sets of Photocopies of documents as per the relevant checklist
  • Two recent photographs.
  • A3 size Prepaid courier service return envelope (Effective 1 October 2014, Only UPS prepaid courier envelope available at the Visa Application Centre for N 4500/- will be accepted with the applications, to ensure safe delivery of the passports and documents)

Apart from the basic documents, applicants are requested to submit the requisite documents for the visa category applying for, together with your visa application. Please make sure that you have all the documents indicated in the list, since no visa application would be accepted if one or several documents are missing.

Please Note: The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Department of Foreign Affairs or any Irish Embassy or Consulate may ask for further documentation at any stage.

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