Friends and family visa

Overview

To ensure application is processed without any delay, following are the documents to be included.

  • Complete & Signed visa application form.
  • Original Passport & three (3) clear copies of applicant’s current passport datapage.
  • Supporting documentation as per the relevant checklist.

Applicants are requested to read carefully the list of required documents that need to be submitted together with their visa application. Please make sure that you have all the documents indicated in the list, since an incomplete file can lead to the refusal of your visa.To avoid any disappointment, applicants are advised to submit their complete files at least three working weeks before the intended date of departure. Please note you can submit your visa application up to 3 months prior to your date of travel.

Visa Fees

Visa Fees Euros Naira's
Short Term visas (up to 90 days stay)
Tourist visa , business visa, friends and family visa, contacting ,Belgium visa, transit visa seamen, medical visa, sports and cultural visa ,re- entry visa, transit visa, Cohabitation Visa
60  23700
Fees to the Nationals of "visa facilitation treat countries"
Following country national's need to pay the mentioned fee. Albania, Bosnia, Former Yugoslav Republic Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine, Russia and Serbia.
35  13825
Children 6-12 (until the age of 12 years minus one day (1) 35  13825

Applicant's exempted from visa fee:

  • Child less than 6 years of age applying for short term visa.
  • The spouse, children who have not yet reached their 21st birthday and dependent parents of a Belgian or other EU citizen are not required to pay the visa fee.
  • school pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training;
  • researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research ( 1 );
  • researchers from third countries travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research as defined in Recommendation No 2005/761/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 September 2005 to facilitate the issue by the Member States of uniform short-stay visas for researchers from third countries travelling within the Community for the purpose of carrying out scientific research ( 1 );

Please Note :

  • The applicable visa fee in Naira is as per current exchange rate. It is subject to change without notice.
  • Naira denomination of 500 & above only be accepted
  • Visa fee and service fee needs to be paid at the bank teller counter in the application centre only.
  • The visa fee is non refundable and non transferable.
  • The visa application fee submitted and cancelled on same application day would be refundable but non transferable.

Service charge:

Type Service fee ( NRN)
Submission of application  10270

*Please note that the service charge is inclusive of VAT

Please note:

  • Visa fee and service fee needs to be paid at the bank teller counter in the application centre, Lagos and Abuja
  • Kindly carry the applicant's 1st page Passport photocopy while paying the service fee and the visa fee at the bank implant.
  • The above fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • The receipt is valid for 30 days from the date of payment and it is non - transferable and non - refundable.

Documents Required

Document Checklist:-

Click here to download the list of documents required for visiting family, friends

Photo Specifications

Applicants are requested to submit their Application form with the new photo format, as explained below.

Sample Photograph:

General

  • The photograph for each visa applicant must be an unmounted, full face photo, as displayed above
  • The photograph must have been taken within the last six months.
  • The photograph must be submitted glued to the application form

Photo Size

The photo for each visa applicant submitted must measure:

  • 3.5 cms x 4.5 cms with the head centered in the frame.
  • The head (measured from the top of the hair to the bottom of the chin) should measure about 3 cms

Photo Appearance

  • The photograph must be a full-face front view in which the visa applicant is facing the camera directly.
  • Face should cover about 60-70 percent of the photo area.
  • The photograph MUST be in color and have only a white background. Photos with dark, busy, or patterned backgrounds will not be accepted.
  • General, the applicant's head, including both face and hair, should be shown from the crown of the head to the tip of the chin on top and bottom and from hairline side-to-side. It is preferable that ears be exposed
  • Photograph depicting a person wearing a traditional facemask or veil that does not permit adequate identification is not acceptable

Note: Please follow these instructions carefully. If photographs presented do not meet these requirements your application will be considered incomplete. Kindly download the Photo Specification file for more information.

Processing Time

Since the processing time differs from case to case, it is advisable to apply in advance. In any event, the processing time will be at least 12 full working days. In case the visa application has to be submitted to the Federal Department of the Interior in Brussels, the processing time will be approximately 4 working weeks. The verification of the submitted documents can delay or impede the issuance of the requested visa. These delays depend exclusively upon the instance that issued the documents.

Download Form

Please click here to fill online application form