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For travellers to Italy and Schengen Countries


With effect from 14th March 2013 the Visa Information System (VIS) will enter into force. All visa applicants above 12 years, irrespective of nationality, will have to apply in person and have their finger scans taken.

For further information please visit the website of the European Commission

The Visa Office of the Consulate General is opened from Monday to Thursday from 08.00 am to 11.00 am.
tel. 00234-1-4485752 (from 02.00 pm to 03.30 pm)
e-mail:  (only for transmission of documents and not for requesting appointments)


How to present a Visa application

Applicants for short term visas (Schengen Visa) have to apply directly without appointment at:
VFS Office in Lagos: from Monday to Friday (excluded Thursday) from 8.00 am to 01.30 pm;
VFS Office in Abuja: from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 03.30 pm.

Applicants for long term visas (Immigration Visas) have to apply directly without appointment only at the VFS Office in Lagos exclusively on Thursday from 08.00 am to 03.30 pm.  

For further informations  concerning the addresses of the above mentioned VFS Offices, requested documents and formulars according to the different types of visa, issuing procedures and timeframes for processing applications, connect to the following web site:



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