The National Catholic Service Centre (NCSC) is an arm of the Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria (CSN) which is the administrative headquarters of the Catholic Bishop Conference of Nigeria (CBCN)

The Centre was set up to act basically as a ‘Clearing House’ between the CBCN and all Embassies in Nigeria in Consular and related matters and also to handle Goods clearance and protocols, etc for the CBCN.

Some of the Functions of the Centre include:

  • The issuance of letters of Introduction to the Embassies for Catholic Clergy, Religious and selected Church personnel who seek to obtain visas.
  • The processing of visa applications through its protocol staff on behalf of the Clergy, Religious and Church Personnel.
  • Representing the Catholic Church in Nigeria in Matters that concern the Embassies.
  • Goods clearance and protocol, etc.

In this respect therefore, the NCSC is the sole office of the CBCN entrusted with immigration responsibilities such as; Handling Catholic pilgrimages with respect to securing visas for intending pilgrims, Handling all categories of visas for Catholic Clergy, Religious, and selected Church personnel and Handling of Goods clearance and protocols, etc, for the Catholic church in Nigeria.

Enquires may also be made at;

Head Office;                              

Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria

6, force Road, TBS Lagos.

P.O. Box 951, Lagos.

Tel: +234-803340 0202

+234-809 340 0005


Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria,

Plot 459, Cadastral Zone B2, Southern Parkway,Durumi 1,

P.O. Box 6523, Garki,

Abuja, Nigeria.

Tel: +234-818 807 9892

+234-805 800 9016

E-mail: [email protected]


The NCSC is headed by the Director – Rev. Fr. Dr. Joseph Offor, having his Protocol and Administrative Officers working under him and serving the Catholic Church in Nigeria. Detailed information of the Director and his Officers are seen below: