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October, 2019

  • 27 October

    NIS To Introduce Various Visa Categories

    The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) says it will soon introduce various categories of visas for the country as part of its visa reform. The Comptroller General of Immigration (CGI) Mohammad Babandede disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Benin. Babandede said that the visa categories being …

September, 2019

  • 11 September

    UK Re-introduces Two-year Work Visa For Foreign Students

    Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister, has announced the return of the two-year post-study work visa for international students.   The new immigration route announced on Wednesday will mean graduates in any subject will once again be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work after they …

August, 2019

  • 27 August

    US Increases Visa Fee, Blames FG

    The United States Embassy in Nigeria says effective from Thursday, August 29, 2019, Nigerians applying for tourism, student and business visas will now pay an additional $110 (N40,700) aside the N59,200 fee after the visa has been issued to them which will bring the total cost to N99,900. The US …

July, 2019

  • 24 July

    US Imposes Visa Restrictions On Saboteurs Of Nigeria’s Democracy

    The US government has announced visa restriction on Nigerians who “sabotaged” the country’s democracy. This was made known in a statement signed by Morgan Ortagus, spokesperson of the US department of state.  “The United States is a steadfast supporter of Nigerian democracy. We commend all those Nigerians who participated peacefully in …

June, 2019

  • 17 June

    We Want More Nigerians To Get Visas – China

    The government of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on Monday said that it would create more opportunities for Nigerians to visit China in the years ahead. Chu Maoming, Consul General of China in Lagos, told the NAN that the Consulate and the Chinese Embassy would facilitate visas issuance to …

April, 2019

  • 5 April

    Robbery: We’ve Not Stopped Issuing Visa To Nigerians – UAE Embassy

    The embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Abuja has denied reports that it has stopped issuing tourist visas to Nigerians.  There have been reports that the embassy stopped issuing visas after five Nigerians were arrested for robbing a bureau de change in Sharjah on April 3. The embassy made …

December, 2018

  • 3 December

    National Assembly Summons US Ambassador Over Visa Denials

    The National Assembly has summoned Stuart Symington, the United States Ambassador to Nigeria, over the alleged rise in visa denial of Nigerians. Symington was summoned after an activist, Kayode Bello, petitioned the House over the case. The Punch reports that Bello wrote a two-page document dated November 27, 2018 and …

  • 1 December

    Atiku Secures US Visa, Travels Out Of Nigeria

    Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has finally secured his American visa. TheCable reports that Atiku has left Nigeria for the UK before heading to America. The medium also reports that former president Olusegun Obasanjo played a “critical” role in helping Atiku to secure his American visa. Atiku, …

November, 2018

  • 14 November

    Travel Agent Charged With N1.1m Visa Fraud

    A 33-year-old travel agent, Daniel Akpan, was on Wednesday brought before a Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State for allegedly swindling a banker of N1.1million. Akpan collected the money on the pretext of obtaining a Montenegro visa and flight ticket for the complainant, Mr Micheal Oguocha. Akpan who resides …

October, 2018

  • 28 October

    Nigeria To Penalize Visa Defaulters

    Nigeria has introduced a penalty for foreigners who overstay in the country for more than 56 days. The measure is also to discourage foreigners without visa approval. A source within the Ministry of Interior said that depending on the number of days they overstayed, foreigners would have to pay between …

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