Applying for a short-stay Schengen visa in Nigeria

It is not possible to apply for a Schengen visa at the Netherlands embassy in Abuja or at the Netherlands embassy office in Lagos.

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.

They have to apply via the French Visa Application Centre in Lagos.

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

The Netherlands embassy cannot assist with the visa application process.