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VISA to France
Lagos (Nigeria)

It is mandatory for all visa applicants to personally sign their application form at the counters on the day of submission at the VFS Centre.

Welcome to the web-site for France Visa Application Centre in Nigeria.

This site provides information on procedures applicable to all Nigerian residents, nationals of all Overseas French Territories and Other Nationals residing in Nigeria, who wish to apply for a visa to travel to France, Netherlands or to Lithuania.

For Prospective Applicants

If you wish to apply for a temporary visa to France, Netherlands or to Lithuania kindly read the information on this site carefully. If you follow the guidelines listed on this site, you will be able to submit your documents accurately. This will reduce the chances of your application being rejected due to inadequate or faulty submission of documents.

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To avoid any disappointment, applicants are advised to submit their complete files at least three (3) 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.
Applicants are advised to submit the most current three (3) months bank statement updated at least 15 days before application

Applicants are requested to read the following steps carefully before submitting their application at the France visa application center, Lagos.

Step 1 : Applicants are required to submit their applications personally at the VFS France Visa Application centre in Lagos.
Step 2 : Make a clear copy of all the original documents, Make a clear colour portrait copies of last two US, UK, Canada, Japan , any Schengen visa and two clear colour portrait copies of passport data page.
Step 3 : Ensure you use the most updated or the latest web browser while accessing the website or while filling the online form.
Complete the visa application form in capital letters and ensure that all fields are properly filled. You are advised to use the prescribed application form and all visa applicants will personally sign their duly completed form at the counter on the day of submission at the VFS Centre. Click here to fill application form online and print from our website.

Please note: It is mandatory to submit a fully completed questionnaire with every application.
Step 4 : Pay your visa application fee and service fee at the Sterling Bank teller counter at the Visa Application Centre.
Step 5 : Along with your application form and documents mentioned on this site you can come to our application centre between 08:00 to 14:00 (Monday - Friday, except the holidays observed by the France Consulate General and Federal Government of Nigeria)

Applicants below the age of 18 years must provide the following documents:
  a copy of birth certificate;
  A consent letter from Parents
  Passport copy of the parent issuing letter of consent is to be provided, otherwise National identity card

Visa application for European spouses:
With effect from 11 November 2014, all European spouses desiring to apply for France, Netherlands  and Lithuania visa for the purpose of short term visit will submit their application at the VFS Application Centre and must include these documents amongst others;
* Copy of spouse passport data page.
* Copy of marriage certificate duly legalized by their country.

Please Note: that all Applicants have to come in person for collection of documents/passports. It is not possible for a third party to collect the documents on behalf of an applicant, except in the following cases:

  A parent collecting for a dependent child
  One member of a family group collecting the passports for the whole family, if applied together
  Federal Government Ministry representatives
  Approved Corporate company representative, approved by the Consulate and the company’s authorized signatories with a letter of permission and a photograph.

If you want a representative to collect your passport on your behalf, please request for an authority letter at the submission counter while submitting your document or you can download one and bring it to VFS center for endorsement during submission only.
Note:-Only Authority letter endorsed and issued at the VFS center will be entertained to give the passport to a representative
Please be informed, VFS can refuse to handover the passport to a representative if the authority letter is not produced as per the prescribed format.
Step 6 : After applying at VFS center, Applicants need to enroll their biometrics at VFS. A receipt will be issued for the biometrics.

If you have already submitted an application for a visa at the visa application centre you can track your application here.

You can track your application by entering your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth. Please click here

Please be informed that due to the Schengen Consultation process, the visa processing time is a minimum of 15 working days which begins after an applicant had taken biometrics at VFS Global.
Please note that VFS Global work is primarily administrative in nature; we have no say on whether you will be granted a visa, as this is entirely the prerogative of the French Consulate.