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INTRODUCTION

This is to inform all Italy visa applicants that 28 and 29 July 2014 has been declared public holiday by the Federal Government of Nigeria in celebration of Eid-el Fitri. Normal business activities resumes 30 July 2014

VERY IMPORTANT POINTS TO BE NOTED BY APPLICANTS OF FAMILY REUNION VISA, AND WORK PERMIT VISA

FOR THIS TYPE OF VISA , APPLICATION MUST BE MADE DIRECTLY AT THE VISA OFFICE
(12 Walter  Carrington Crescent V.I. Lagos)
On WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY
From 10.00 A.M. to 01.00 P.M.

7 August 2013: Applicants are hereby informed that they do not need to have prior appointment at the Visa Application Centre either in Lagos or Abuja before submitting their visa applications; neither do they require any support from an "Agent" to do so. They are advised to simply walk in to the centre of their choice and submit their visa applications accordingly.

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL VISA APPLICANTS
  • Applicants are strongly advised to submit originals and photocopies of their own supporting documents.
  • Documents submitted in photocopies only will not be considered in view of the visa evaluation.
  • Applicants should be aware that submission of photocopies only might lead to a visa denial.
  • If for some special reason a certain document cannot be provided in original and photocopy, the applicant or the Nigerian sponsoring company should indicate these reasons in an official letter.
  • The only documents that can be submitted in photocopy are the identity card and the passport of the Italian sponsor signing the letter of invitation.
  • Furthermore, all adult applicants should always submit their own personal bank statements, irrespectively of the scope of trip (business or tourism).Applicants are strongly advised to do so as without the personal bank statements there could be no correct evalutation of the application and this might lead to a visa denial.
  • In case of applicants owner of small businesses, if for some reason they have only their company’s bank statement, an original letter of the bank stating that the applicant is the sole signatory of the account should be submitted.
Welcome to the website of Italian Visa Application Centre (IVAC) in Nigeria

VFS has been appointed as an outsourced partner by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in order to facilitate the submission of your visa application

This website contains all information concerning the procedures and details about the submission of visa applications, so visa applicants are strongly recommended to carefully read all sections of this web site in order to identify the type of visa meeting their requirement at best. It has to be noted that all visa applications have to be submitted at the Italian visa application center in Lagos or Abuja.

How to find out if your visa is ready

Dear Applicants,

For any First Time Travel Applicants, minimum time taken to process visa application would be 25 calendar days and maximum 40 calendar days.

For any Frequent Travel Applicants, minimum time taken to process visa application would be 15 calendar days and maximum 25 calendar days.

You may also check by calling VFS Helpdesk at 01 - 3427734 between 9am to 4pm on any working days except Saturdays and Sundays and any Holidays or track your application on our website by clicking this link.

Kindly note that neither VFS nor the Consulate General of Italy would be held responsible for applicant not picking up their passports whenever they are ready for collection at VFS Global Services Nigeria Ltd and will not be responsible for any decision/passport delays from the Consulate General of Italy.

Also if the applicant does not collect the processed passports from VF Global visa application centers within 90 days from the date they are received from the Consulate General of Italy the passports would be returned back to the Consulate General of Italy.
   Important Notice
ALL APPLICANTS ARE REQUSTED TO SUBMIT- together with their visa application form – a typed information sheet providing the following details as per their passport:

Surname
Names
Date of birth
Passport number
Personal phone number
Personal active e-mail address
   
submission of these details is mandatory


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