This is to inform the General Public that the Consulate will observe the following holidays:
October 1, 2019 - Independence Day (Nigeria)
October 14, 2019 - COlumbus Day (US)
Consequently, the offices of the Consulate of Nigeria, New York will closed on these days.
The Comptroller General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, MFR regrets to inform the General Public that the roll out of the new 10 year enhanced E-Passport has been rescheduled to 29th April, 2019 to finalize the integration of the National Identity Number (NIN) with the new Passport.
Passsport Applicants should use the exact names on their passport on the online payment. Incomplete and abbreviated names will not be recognized upon enrollment and will render the payment invalid.
The consulate will strictly adhere to the interview date on the payment confirmation slip. Applicants are required to come for interview on their interview date. The Consulate is closed on weekends and holidays. However, if your appointment date falls on a holiday, you may come the next working day.
Please find below the States under the Jurisdiction of the CONSULATE GENERAL OF NIGERIA IN NEW YORK - New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, Connecticut, Illinois, Rhode Island, Iowa, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Winconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Delaware. For other States, please click here
Passport applicants are encouraged to have their passports reissued 6 months before expiration. Processing of passport takes 4 to 6 weeks. Applicants with urgent need to travel should consider applying for an Emergency Travel Certificate (ETC) or Visa.
With effect from January 3, 2019 this Consulate will no longer accept visa applications except for Diplomatic Passport holders. Please refer to the posting on the website for further information. Payments online are being processed by Innovate! Services and visas will be handled by VFS Global.
This is to inform the General Public that, the Consulate General of Nigeria, New York will not be held liable for any concerns with payments/applications made outside the official website of Nigeria Immigration Service, https://portal.immigration.gov.ng.
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