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Nigeria - Apply for Spouse and Family Visa

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Procedure[edit]

Appointments for the submission of the visa application can be booked online on the website of the Consulate General http://www.nigeria.diplo.de



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Required Documents[edit]

Every applicant is asked to provide the following mandatory documents:


Spouse Visa Requirements: The following documents are required for any Nigerian citizen who wish's to bring his foreign wife into Nigeria:

  • (original + 2 copies of each document, unless otherwise specified)
  • Correctly completed visa application form.
  • Two personal photo.
  • A copy of the Nigerian husband's passport.
  • A written approval from the husband.
  • A copy of the marriage contract.


Family Visa Requirements: The following documents are required for any Nigerian citizen who wish's to secure a Nigerian entry visa for his children:

  • Correctly completed visa application form.
  • One personal photo.
  • Birth Certificate.
  • A copy of the father's / mother's passport (the passport of the father or the mother).
  • A written approval from the father / mother (from the father or the mother).
  • 2 copies of data page of the spouse`s passport + 2 copies of Nigerian entry visa and according entry and exit stamp, if applicable
  • if spouse does not have foreign citizenship: 2 copies of Foreign residence permit
  • 2 identical passport pictures according to biometric specifications, one attached to application form and one loose 2 loose identical passport pictures of the spouse according to biometric specifications
  • Marriage certificate
  • 2 copies of all marriage certificates and divorce decrees from previous marriages, if applicable
  • birth certificate/ certified true copy from the birth registry or declaration of age deposed to by one of the parents or head of the family if both parents are deceased.
  • affidavit* of marital status of the applicant deposed to by one of the parents or head of family if both parents are deceased
  • All school certificates, baptismal card if applicable, any other biographically old documents (vaccination card, voter`s card etc.)
  • complete names, exact addresses and telephone numbers of the parents**, in case they are deceased declaration of death or certificate of death
  • complete names, exact addresses and telephone numbers of all brothers and sisters.
  • complete names, exact addresses and phone numbers of two further reference persons in Nigeria.
  • complete names, exact addresses and telephone numbers of the witnesses to the marriage.
  • exact indication of your last two addresses in Nigeria.
  • exact names and addresses of the schools you attended and periods of time spent there.
  • exact names and addresses of former employers in Nigeria for the past 10 years.
  • if available, marriage photographs and old pictures showing applicant and family
  • if you have children who are not travelling with you: birth certificate or declaration of age as well as address and telephone number of the other parent.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

Minister : The HMFA Amb. Aminu Bashir Wali

Tafawa Balewa House,

Federal Secretariat,

Central District,

Abuja, FCT. Suburb Fct 234 Country

Maputo St., Wuse, Zone 3 (Opposite Nigeria

Custom Services), P.M.B. 130, Garki, Abuja

Tel: 09-5230185; 5230186; 5230189

http://www.foreignaffairs.gov.ng/



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Eligibility[edit]

This visa is granted to a spouse of a Nigerian citizen, or to a member of his family (sons or daughters of a Nigerian citizen).

A. Immediate Relatives
  • spouse
  • widow(er)
  • minor
  • unmarried children
  • the parents of a Nigerian citizen who is 18 years of age or older.
B. Returning Residents
  • Previous Lawful Permanent Residents of foreign country.
  • who return to the Nigeria after a stay of more than one year abroad.
C. Family Based
  • Spouses,
  • children
  • unmarried sons
  • daughters under 21 of lawful permanent resident aliens
  • Married sons and daughters of Nigerian citizens and their spouses and children.
  • Brothers and sisters of Nigerian citizens and their spouses and children.



Fees[edit]

The visa fee amounting to 60 (payable in NGN only) has to be paid when submitting the visa application. It is a processing fee and cannot be reimbursed in case the visa is not granted.

Visa applications for joining the German spouse are free of charge.



Validity[edit]

Valid for 3 years and one can renew it but after sometime it becomes irreverent.



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The Consulate General makes every effort to handle all applications as quickly as possible.
  • The submission of complete documents and information is a prerequisite. The procedure takes usually approx. 5 - 6 months.
  • Please refrain from enquiries within the first 3 months



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

  • Must be a wife or husband or a family member to any Nigerian Citizen.
  • If a wife or Husband must have a marriage contract or Marriage certificate.



Required Information[edit]

The following information is required for any Nigerian citizen who wish's to bring his foreign wife into Nigeria:

  • Correctly completed visa application form.
  • One personal photo.
  • A copy of the Nigerian husband's passport.
  • A written approval from the husband.
  • A copy of the marriage contract.



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Need for the Document[edit]

This is a Nigerian entry visa granted to a spouse of a Nigerian citizen, or to a member of his family (sons or daughters of a Nigerian citizen). The applicant needs to apply directly to the Nigerian embassy for the visa, providing the documents listed below.

This type of visa, likewise diplomatic visa, is free of charge. Please note that even though a "spouse" is a husband or a wife considered in relation to their partner, the term is often used in Nigeria to refer to the foreign wife of a Nigerian husband.



Information which might help[edit]

  • Visa applications have to be submitted personally from Monday till Friday by appointment only.
  • Applications sent in before your personal interview cannot be processed.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

http://www.immigrationboards.com/immigration-for-family-members/spouse-visa-application-nigeria-pls-advise-t145595.html

http://www.nigeria.diplo.de/contentblob/4051286/Daten/4338023/Checklist_Ehegattennachzug_en.pdf

http://www.nigeria.diplo.de/contentblob/4051286/Daten/4338023/Checklist_Ehegattennachzug_en.pdf


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Others[edit]

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