Embassy of Spain in Nigeria: Spain Visa Requirements for Nigerians

Embassy of Spain in Nigeria

 Embassy of Spanish in Nigeria

The Embassy of Spain in Nigeria is has opened the Visa Application Centre. The visa applications could be submitted at the visa application centre in Lagos. Applications submitted in Lagos will be evaluated by The Consulate General of Spain, situated in Lagos



Address of the Embassy of Spain in Abuja, Nigeria

Bobo Close, 8, Plot 611, Off Ghana St.,
Maitama District
Email: emb.abuja@maec.es


Consulate of Spain in Lagos, Nigeria

21C Kofo Abayomi Road
Victoria Island
P.O.Box: 74759
Email: cog.lagos@maec.es



For any further inquiries in Nigeria, you can contact the VFS Center on their call centre number: + (234) (0)14406201



You can as well Contact them through email at: info.esng@vfshelpline.com



To speak with a customer service representative, you can follow the link- here (Agents normally respond to the queries on real time beginning from 8.00 to 17.00 from Monday to Friday)



You can as well contact them through the following channel:
Lagos- Nigeria: Helpline : +(234) (0)14406201



E-mail :info.esng@vfshelpline.com or by physically paying visit to the application centre at:

Block 94, Plot 23,Providence Street,
Lekki – Epe Expressway,
Lekki Scheme 1, Lagos,


Information for Prospective Applicants

Applicants who intend to apply for a Visa are advised to read the information provided on their site carefully. The guidelines presented are intended to help applicants organize your documents as correctly as possible. This will minimize the risk of your application being deficient or take a longer period to be processed.



Visa / Immigrations officer may need to conduct a personal interview at The Consulate General of Spain, Lagos for you before he makes a decision regarding your visa application. The Visa Application Centre shall help to book appointment for you for the interview.


Visa Applying Process

Step 1 : Applicants ought to submit their applications at the VFS Spain Visa Application centre in Lagos.
Step 2 : They are required to provide the duplicate copy of every one of the original documents, previous UK, US, Canada, Japan, Australia and Schengen visas and three clear copies of passport data page. Originals in addition to photocopies of the documents are to be submitted while making application for a visa to Spain.
Step 3 : Fill both the Spanish and English visa application forms from the visa application website. To download the application form in both languages, follow the links below:
Download application form in English


Download application form in Spanish



Step 4 : Pay your visa processing fee and service fee at the GTBank implant teller counter at the Visa Application Centre premises.
Step 5 : In addition to your application and supporting documents, you ought to visit the visa application center between 08.00 AM to 1.00 PM (Monday – Friday, apart from during the holidays observed by Federal /State Government of Nigeria.
Submission time for applications is from 8am till 02.00 pm. Last entry time inside the centre is 1.00 pm. Collection of passports back from VFS Visa Application Centre is from 11.00 am to 04.00 pm


If you wish to authorize a representative to collect your passport on your behalf, you ought to request for an authority letter at the submission counter while submitting your document or you can download one and come along with it to VFS center for approval during submission alone.



Note:-Only Authority letter endorsed and issued at the VFS center will be considered to give the passport to a representative. The VFS can refuse to relinquish the passport to a representative if the authority letter is not created following the appropriate format as prescribed.


Tracking Your Application Online

If you have previously submitted an application for a visa at the Visa Application Centre you can track your application online by clicking on the track your application button and providing your Receipt Number and your Date of Birth.



All About Your Visas

Foreign nationals who intend to travel to Spain ought to be in possession of a visa, unless they are nationals from countries which are not incorporated into the list of countries with the obligation to carry a visa in order to cross external borders for stays in the Schengen Area of no more than three months (90 days) in a period of six months (180 days) from the date of entry into the Schengen Area.



Required documents for all visa categories

The following essentials have to be fulfilled by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.



6 months valid passport from the date of making an application for Spanish visa is compulsory. The Consulate General of Spain does not accept EXTRA pages affixed into passports.


If you do not have a blank page to which a visa can be stamped, a fresh passport ought to be obtained prior to the time of the submission of your application. Submission time is from 8am till 02.00 pm. Last entry time inside the centre is 01.00 pm


processed passports can be collected from The Spanish Visa Application Centers in Lagos between 11:00 am -04:00 pm. Applicants can immediately track the status of their application by clicking on Track your Application tab on the site.


Biometric Data Collection

Biometrics will be taken with the help of a fast, tactful and non-intrusive process that captures a facial image with a digital camera and a 10-digit fingerprint scan with a digital finger scanner.



Your face ought to be clearly visible for a photograph to be taken. This means that you cannot:
• Have hair that covers the eyes
• Wear a hat or scarf or any other item that makes the face hair or neck (with the exception of religious head coverings detailed below:
If you wear a head or neck covering for religious purposes you ought to make sure that your face is clearly visible, from the bottom of your chin to above your eyebrows including both cheeks. If possible both ears ought to as well be showcased. You may be required to as well take away your glasses when the photograph is taken.



If you have cut or injured your fingertips, you ought to make an appointment with the Spain Visa Application Centre when the injury has healed.



If you have a temporary decoration, like mehndi, you ought advise the Spain Visa Application Centre when booking your appointment to decide if a scan would be feasible.



If you fail to submit your biometrics and you are not subject to any exception according to EU regulation (being under 12 years of age, being Head of State, etc.), your visa application will be rejected.



Applicants who are under 12 years of age, persons unable to provide consent, or those physically incapable of providing a fingerprint scan, ought to only require the provision of a facial photograph.



If an applicant is between 12 to 18 years of age, a parent or legal guardian will be asked to give consent and be there when biometrics is taken.


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