Applying for an airport transit visa in Nigeria

It is not possible to apply for an airport transit visa at the Netherlands embassy in Abuja or at the Netherlands consulate general in Lagos.

If you are a Nigerian national travelling from Nigeria via the Netherlands to the UK, you can apply for an airport transit visa (ATV) at the Belgian embassy in Abuja or the French consulate in Lagos (both Member States representing the NL for Schengen visa in Nigeria). You are required to hold an ATV while transferring through the Netherlands. 

The Netherlands has made representation arrangements for short stay visa applications with other Schengen countries, in Nigeria these are Belgium and France. The Belgian embassy in Abuja and the French consulate-general in Lagos are responsible for all Schengen visa applications in Nigeria.

Applications via the Belgian embassy in Abuja

Nigerians or other nationals should submit their application via the Belgian embassy in Abuja if they are residing in one of the following states: Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Borno, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kastina, Kebbi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger, Plateau, Sokoto, Taraba, FCT Abuja, Yobe, Zamafara.

Applications have to be submitted at the Belgian Visa Application Centre in Abuja.

Any questions about the visa process should be addressed to: visa.abuja@diplobel.fed.be.

Applications via the French consulate-general in Lagos

Nigerians residing in the states not mentioned under those that should apply at the Belgian embassy, should submit their application via the French consulate-general in Lagos.

From Thursday, March 5, 2020, visa applicants will only be admitted at VFS centres in Lagos after registration on France-Visas and booking of an appointment on VFS Global website and payment of the VFS Global service fee online. Booking tables are available on VFS Global website for each city. Visa fees will continue to be paid upon submission at VFS Global visa centre.

Any questions about the visa process should be addressed to: contact@ambafrance-ng.org.

The Netherlands embassy cannot assist with the visa application process.