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Nigeria - Apply for a Refugee Visa

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  • Applicant files a refugee / asylee relative petition along with documents verifying relationship for instance marriage certificates and birth certificates;
  • Documents are viewed by the authorized office to confirm relationships and eligibility;
  • After viewing documents are either approved or rejected;
  • If approved, the application is then forwarded to the immigration office or appropriate embassy.
  • Beneficiaries are interviewed to verify identity.

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Required Documents[edit]

  • Identification cards
  • Marriage certificates
  • Birth certificates

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


Maputo St., Wuse, Zone 3 (Opposite Nigeria

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

Tel: 09-5230185; 5230186; 5230189


Block 'F' Old Secretariat, Area I, Garki, Abuja

P.M.B. 0016, Garki Post Office

Tel: 09-2341602, 2341525, 2341935, 2341936


Federal Secretariat, 1st Floor

Annex 1, Shehu Shagari Way,

FCT, Abuja

Tel: 09-5233536; 5235901

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  • People resettled in Nigeria as refugees or who have been granted asylum can apply for their spouse or minors and it should be within two (2) years.
  • Those adjusted to permanent resident after previously having had the status of refugee or asylum


for free of charge


It is usually one (1) year then renewed

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.

Processing Time[edit]

The process could take about a month or more.

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 "" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 

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  • Beneficiaries must meet the normal standards for refugees regarding excludability.
  • Applicant must have received his / her status through adjudication not derivative basis.
  • Should be filled within two years.
  • Beneficiaries are spouse, children under 18 and even if not married.
  • Asylum seekers must prove that they have a well-founded fear of future persecution for instance based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, and/or political opinion.;
  • The persecution must either be carried out by the government or a group the government cannot control.
  • A person who is granted political asylum may remain in the Nigeria indefinitely and may apply for permanent residence after one year;
  • Dependants above eighteen (18) years apply independently;
  • Conform to all laws and regulations of the country;
  • Conform to all measures taken for the maintenance of public order;
  • Should not engage in activities which may endanger state security, harm public interest or disrupt public order;
  • Should not engage in any political activities;
  • Should not undertake any activities against another country;
  • If engaged in gainful employment, one is obliged to pay taxes accordingly.

Required Information[edit]

  • Detailed information of applicant;
  • Contact address
  • Date of birth of applicant
  • Relationship details with beneficiary
  • Details of beneficiary
  • Age of beneficiary
  • Nationality

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Need for the Document[edit]

The Refugee Visa is issued to persons fleeing the dangers of persecution, a war or a natural disaster.

Information which might help[edit]

Refugee does not include anyone who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. For the legal definition of refugee,

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]

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More information which might help people.