What is the change?  The Nigerian High Commission in London is requiring all visa applicants to submit applications in person. Third-party submissions are no longer accepted.

What does the change mean? Applicants should prepare to appear in person to submit their visa applications.

  • Implementation time frame: Immediate and ongoing.
  • Visas/permits affected: All Nigerian visas.
  • Who is affected: Anyone applying for a Nigerian visa at the Online Integrated Solutions visa application center in London.
  • Business impact: Companies should anticipate that employees will be required to submit visa applications personally.

BAL Analysis: While visa applicants must submit applications in person, third-party representatives will be permitted to accompany them to provide assistance. Those in need of help with a visa application should contact BAL.

This alert has been provided by the BAL Global Practice group in the United Kingdom. For additional information, please contact

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