HIGH COMMISSION OF INDIA
364, CADASTRAL ZONE, CENTRAL BUSINESS AREA (CBD), FCT ABUJA (NIGERIA)
TELEPHONE: +234-7080622800-4, FAX: +234-7080622805
8A, WALTER CARRINGTON, CRESCENT, V.I., LAGOS
TELEPHONE: 01-2627680, FAX: 01-2612660
Entry visa is generally issued in the following cases:
i) A person of Indian origin; spouse and children of a person of Indian national or origin;
ii) Dependent of a person holding an Employment visa;
iii) Applicant seeking visa for Auroville Foundation;
iv) Applicant seeking admission in yoga, Vedic culture or Indian systems of dance and music;
v) Applicant, who has purchased property in India with the approval of Reserve Bank of India and registered his/her property in India.
vi) Members of sports teams and sports persons
vii) Applicants travelling to India under ITEC or any other Government of India Scholarship Programme.
VISA FEE : US$ 252.00 including surcharge of US$ 2.00 /- (For Nigerian nationals)
Timings for submission of Visa applications: 1000 Hrs to 1200 Hrs on all working days. ORAL POLIO VACCINATION/IPV ONLY FOR RESIDENTS OF SEVEN POLIO-AFFECTED COUNTRIES INCLUDING NIGERIA IS A MANDATORY REQUIREMENT FOR VISITING INDIA FROM 01/03/2014. OPV/IPV CERTIFICATE TO BE CARRIED ALONG IS VALID FOR ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF ADMINISTERING IT.
YELLOW FEVER VACCINATION FOR ALL EXCEPT INFANTS UNDERSIX MONTHS AND POLIO VAC/IPV FOR ALL RESIDENTS, EXCEPTTHIRD COUNTRY FOREIGN NATIONALS, ARE COMPULSOTY FORTRAVELING TO INDIA.
1. Original passport valid for a minimum of 6 months (or for the validity requested, if greater)
2. A photocopy of the data page of the passport
3. Two photographs of the size of 50mm X 50mm i.e. 2 inch x 2 inch with light background Photos should be glued on your forms in the box provided on pages 1 and 2 of the online form.
4. Visa application form duly filled in online. Your form should be signed in the box under the photograph on page 1 and at the end of page 2 - Your signatures should match with the signature printed on your passport.
5. APPLICANT MUST PROVIDE HIS/HER OWN CONTACT DETAILS INCLUDING E-MAIL ID. IF FOUND SOMEBODY ELSE’S/FALSE, VISA MAY BE REFUSED.
(i) In case, the applicant is of Indian-origin, official proof of Indian origin of the applicant i.e. copies of the data page of the passport and birth certificate. These documents must clearly mention place of birth in India. In case, the applicant is of Indian origin by descent, Copies of official documents proving both the relationship and the Indian nationality or origin of the parent or grand-parent, copy of the birth certificate and copy of the Indian passport In case, the applicant is spouse of Indian national or person of Indian origin, Official document proving the matrimonial link between the applicant and the person of Indian nationality or origin and copy of the registered marriage certificate If the spouse is an Indian national: photocopy of the first and last pages of the passport of the Indian spouse. The Indian passport must have the name of the foreign spouse printed/endorsed. If the spouse is of Indian origin: please provide documentary proof thereof.
(ii) In case, the applicant is dependent of an Employment visa holder, official documentary evidence proving the dependence:, copy of the birth certificate, copy of the marriage certificate and photocopy of the valid Employment visa.
(iii) In case, applicant wishes to join the Auroville Foundation, official invitation letter issued by the Secretary of Auroville Foundation. This document must be provided in its original sealed envelope.
(iv) In case, the applicant wishes to pursue a course in yoga, Vedic culture/Indian system of dance and music, (i) letter of admission on letterhead duly stamped and signed from the recognised institution specifying the exact purpose of the visit and its duration, (ii) an official document attesting that the Institution is recognised by Ministry of Home Affairs and is authorised to enrol foreigners
(v) In case of property purchased in India, copies of approval of Reserve Bank of India and registration of property.
(vi) In case of sports teams and sports persons, the requisite approval of the Indian Ministry of sports and Youth Affairs is required.
(vii) In case of Pilots and crew members of the operating scheduled Airlines, copy of valid licence, letter from the Airlines concerned, copy of Identity Card.
NOTE: i) Additional documents may also be required of you at the time of interview by the Consular Officer.