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Easy Visa Application via Visa Facilitation Service (VFS)


Please be informed that the Austrian Embassy in Abuja has recently signed an agreement with Visa Facilitation Service (VFS). 

With immediate effect, travelers who intend to visit Austria have the option to submit their visa applications at the offices of VFS in Lagos or Abuja without having to book an appointment in advance. VFS facilitates the submission of visa applications including taking finger prints and forwards applications to the Austrian Embassy in Abuja for further processing.   

The visa application form must be printed out, filled out correctly, signed by the applicant and submitted personally. As mentioned above fingerprints have to be taken of all applicants at the VFS centre.  

Kindly drop your forms at the VFS closest to you. 

For Abuja: 

Austria Visa Application Center

38 Lobito Crescent,

Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria

Submission Timings :08:00 - 15:00

Passport collection Timings :08:30 - 15:00 

For Lagos: 

Austria Visa Application Center

Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way,

Opposite Treasure Garden Estate,

Third Roundabout, Lekki Phase I – Lagos

Submission Timings :08:00 - 14:00

Passport collection Timings :11:00 - 16:00 

For further details please visit the VFS website www.vfsglobal.com/Austria/Nigeria/  

Please note that visa application process takes at least three weeks and sometimes longer. It is advisable to start applying early.


The following countries are  also covered by the Austrian Embassy in Abuja  

Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Togo.

Schengen visa applicants, living in the following countries covered by the Austrian Embassy in Abuja can also apply for a visa at:

Ghana: Dutch Embassy in Accra

Cameroon: Belgian Embassy in Yaoundé 

Equatorial Guinea: Spanish Embassy in Malabo
São Tomé and Príncipe: Portuguese Embassy in São Tomé

Benin, Central African Republic, Chad, Gabon, Togo: French Embassy in each respective country 


For other countries covered by the Austrian Embassy - Commercial Section, Lagos:

Congo Republic: French Embassy in Brazzaville

Liberia, Sierra Leone: Austrian Embassy in Dakar

Democratic Republic of Congo: Belgian Embassy in Kinshasa


Applications at each one of these Embassies are carried out by the regulation and procedure of the respective Embassy. The Austrian Embassy, Abuja therefore recommends getting in direct contact with these Embassies.

For more helpful information please visit the Austrian Embassy's website. 


Last modified
21. April 2017
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