Monday, October 21, 2019

Tag "Visa"

    Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria excluded as South Africa grants Ghana visa-free entry

Nigeria was not listed among the seven countries recently granted visa free entry by South Africa. This addition follows the country’s new e-visa system which will be launched in November. In a statement on Thursday, Aaron Motsoaledi, South Africa’s minister of home affairs, said the development will boost tourism and contribute to the economy of the country. “We do this by making life [...]

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    EXTRA: Wearing suit to interview doesn’t guarantee a visa, says US consular official

EXTRA: Wearing suit to interview doesn’t guarantee a visa, says US consular official

Consular officers of the United States embassy in Nigeria say dress code is not a requirement for obtaining a visa.Speaking during a Facebook live session on Wednesday, the officers said the applicants could come for interview in traditional Nigerian dresses which they find unique.The officials, who addressed common mistakes seen on DS 160 application form, maintained that an applicant does [...]

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    Nigerians to be affected as Trump mulls clampdown on those ‘abusing’ US visa

Nigerians to be affected as Trump mulls clampdown on those ‘abusing’ US visa

President Donald Trump is considering imposing travel restrictions on countries whose citizens overstay short-term visitor visa, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ).The American president and some of his aides are reportedly considering the move as a means of curbing immigration.The journal listed Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone as some of the countries whose immigrants overstay their visas at [...]

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    US embassy: We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visa

US embassy: We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visa

The United States embassy in Nigeria says its visa officers do not enjoy denying Nigerians visa.In a Facebook post on Monday, the embassy said this is contrary to the opinion held by most Nigerians.It said there are some questions often misunderstood by applicants which earn them a rejection.The embassy said the first step to securing a US visa is to [...]

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    Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Report: Atiku only got ‘temporary waiver’ to enter US

Lobbyists hired by Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), played a huge role in making him get a temporary waiver to visit the US after a ban which lasted over a decade.In a report, Reuters quoted unnamed US government officials as saying the travel ban was waived temporarily by the US state department after lobbyists mounted a campaign [...]

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    Good news for Nigerian doctors, nurses as UK considers relaxing visa rule

Good news for Nigerian doctors, nurses as UK considers relaxing visa rule

The United Kingdom is set to exclude medical staff from the government's visa cap.Saffron Cordery, deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, told BBC Radio on Thursday that the rules are making it difficult to recruit enough staff.Theresa May, UK prime minister, introduced the visa limit for all non-EU skilled workers at 20,700 people a year."This is going to be a [...]

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    UK may revoke visas of Nigerian ‘looters’

UK may revoke visas of Nigerian ‘looters’

In a move similar to the revocation of Raymond Dokpesi's US visa, the United Kingdom may cancel the visas of Nigerians perceived to have plundered the nation’s treasury.This hint was contained in a statement issued by the special presidential investigation panel (SPIP) on Wednesday.Laha quoted Okoi Obono-Obla, chairman of the panel, as saying the SPIP was partnering with the UK’s home [...]

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    You can now get a Nigerian visa in New York — in just 48 hours

You can now get a Nigerian visa in New York — in just 48 hours

The Nigerian consulate in New York says applicants for the Nigerian visa can now get it in 48 hours with the introduction of the issuance of the biometric visa.Tanko Suleiman, the acting consul-general, who disclosed this at the commencement of the biometric visa processing in New York, said the new process had simplified the issuance of Nigerian visa.Suleiman said with [...]

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    FG to ‘deal with any country’ that delays visa issuance to Nigerians

FG to ‘deal with any country’ that delays visa issuance to Nigerians

Abdulrahman Dambazau, minister of interior, has warned that Nigeria would no longer tolerate delay in issuance of visa to its nationals from any country.The minister said this on Monday in Abuja while meeting with Geoffrey Onyeama, foreign affairs minister, to resolve some of the issues militating against visa issuance.The meeting also had in attendance Abubakar Malami, the attorney general of [...]

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    Nigeria simplifies visa processes for tourists, investors

Nigeria simplifies visa processes for tourists, investors

The federal government has introduced visa-on-arrival process for high-net-worth foreign investors.Lai Mohammed, minister of information, who disclosed this, said the visa processes for foreigners who wish to visit Nigeria for business and tourism purposes had been reviewed with a view to removing bureaucratic bottleneck and encouraging business travellers and tourists.In a statement issued by Segun Adeyemi, media aide of the [...]

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    You now have to apply for Israeli visa online

You now have to apply for Israeli visa online

Nigerians who want to travel to Israel will now have to apply for visa online.The Israeli embassy in Nigeria announced the new policy in a statement on Friday.The mission explained that Nigerian applicants would need to fill out forms online, after which scanned copies of required documents must be sent through email.It said the new policy would take effect from [...]

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    From Dec 5, UK high commission will no longer withhold your original documents

From Dec 5, UK high commission will no longer withhold your original documents

The UK high commission in Nigeria has adopted a new visa application process, the British High Commission disclosed on Friday.Joe Abuku, spokesman of the high commission, described the new process as a slight change in which visa staff now only need electronic versions of support documents.The new process, which takes effect from December 5 for customers applying for a UK [...]

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    Dangote: Despite my influence, I need 38 visas to move around Africa

Dangote: Despite my influence, I need 38 visas to move around Africa

Aliko Dangote, billionaire businessman, has advised African leaders to give incentives to investors and make intra-Africa travel easy.He said this while revealing that despite the size of his group and his investments on the continent, he needs 38 visas to travel across Africa.The richest African said adequate steps must be taken to address the issue in order for the continent to have [...]

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    Adesina seeks abolishment of intra-Africa visa

Adesina seeks abolishment of intra-Africa visa

Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB), has called for an Africa where visas would no longer be needed to move from country to country.Speaking at the African CEO forum, Adesina said he expects not just a liberal visa system, but one where tariffs would not be barriers within countries.“Our leaders have to absolutely bring down the walls [...]

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    Microsoft Software upgrade puts ATM cards at risk

Microsoft Software upgrade puts ATM cards at risk

About 35 million Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards currently in circulation in the country will be at risk of hacking by Internet fraudsters when Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003 Operating System expires on July 14, 2015.Microsoft had announced an extension of the expiry date for its Windows Server 2003 Operating System, which powers the ATM cards issued by banks in the [...]

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