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Travel / Re: I Need Help From "Justwise" by Vicjustice: 5:01pm On Aug 01
terrimatix: I am a Nigerian doing my masters in Europe,i was issued a two year B1/B2 American visa last two months to attend a conference and academic fair in California.Unfortunately, i could not attend the conference due to some reasons beyond my control then.
Now, i intend to visit US in September for a two week holiday before we resume our first semester final year.my fear is if i will be allowed to enter US at the port of entry since i did not come for the purpose in which the visa was issued (i mean the conference)?
What do you advice me to do @justwise and other experienced travelers?
Thanks.
If you are lucky enough to meet an inefficient immigration officer who would not look into the purpose of which your visa was issued, you may be allowed in, but once the purpose is looked into, (unless you have a very satisfying explanation that would make it meaningful to use this visa for another purpose as it is unreasonably to apply for another visa while the previous one remains valid) then there is nothing that will stop them from keeping you in the holding room for the next available deportation flight.
Yes, like Justwise advices, you might want to first contact the embassy.
Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 1:54pm On Jul 31
momoyama:
I have read your previous thread from the link provided and I see your point. While a Sierra Leonean may technically travel visa free to these countries, there is not direct flights, as my friend's experience shows. Moreover, it is true that he only got in here after demonstrating (somehow) that he had a significant amount of money. He then enrolled in a school. That was 2012 and he is still here. I think it sounds appalling (based on what he says) just how difficult it is for Africans to travel abroad. He says the British, German, US and even Russian embassies had repeatedly denied him tourist visas. I simply cannot understand why so many countries have a discriminatory policy toward tourist entrants.
You are probably having these perspectives because, (though you may be black) you are neither an African citizen nor have you lived in an African nation: otherwise, you would beg to differ and judge that the treatments that Africans receive from foreign immigration authorities are arguably deserved: not by the fault of the individual, but due to the irresponsibility of his government to make his country a comfortable place.
You were able to boast of being a citizen of a (small but great) country with good standard of living, but most Africans can't boast of same
Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 11:51am On Jul 31
momoyama:
Lichtenstein, Singapore, Andorra, Bermuda, Barbados and or course my own country, The Bahamas, do require visas for Sierra Leoneans. Of course, these are all small countries, but they are all wealthy countries with high incomes that typically have very stringent visa/immigration restrictions. Bermuda, for instance, has a per capita income almost three times that of the United States and far, far higher salaries across the board.
I am not sure what you mean by 'economic power', but I do not think that is a criteria people use when deciding to migrate, otherwise big, poor countries like China and Brazil would have more immigration problems than small, wealthier ones. Of course, the reverse is true.
Also, Malaysia does not require visa from Sierra Leoneans. While Malaysia is much poorer than the small countries listed above it nonetheless is a net migration magnet. So I maintain that having two passports is always a good thing for international travel.
Sorry, i meant to say economy power.
Well, I do understand your points, they are intelligible and they are facts. But there is need to understand that even if Sierra-Leonean passport does not officially require a visa to enter a country like Singapore, yet, there are requirements to satisfy at the port of entry.
It would be naive for just any Sierra-Leonean passport holder to venture a casual trip to Singapore if he doesn't have reasonable amount of money, a reasonable job and a reasonable obligation or tie to return home for.
Visa-free regulation with African passport is not at all the same regulation with European passport.
Logically, the process of applying for a visa is considerably easier than the risk of travelling visa free to a country where you would be subjected to give satisfying answers to all sort of different questions. Understand that black Africans generally pose significant risks to foreign immigration therefore, are subjected to stringent scrutiny at border control: even airliners are not willing to accept an African who does not hold a visa.
It would make more sense to refer you to my recent article regarding the logics behind the so called visa free destinations.
By the way, have you checked to see if there are direct flights to these countries to which Sierra-Leoneans do not need a visa?
These arguments put in place, I insist that Nigeria, Sierra-Leone and all together with other ECOWAS countries are in the same category in respect of international travel.
You might want to refer to this link for more details:
http://www.nairaland.com/1815419/dont-fooled-no-visa-free
Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 2:58am On Jul 31
momoyama:
According to the Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index, Nigerians can enter 48 countries without visas, while Sierra Leoneans can enter 63 countries without visas. That is a significant difference. Moreover, I am sure not all of the 48 countries that allow visa free travel to Nigerians extend the same to Sierra Leoneans. That means that there IS value to holding both passports.
Even if Sierra-leone passport are visa free to more countries than Nigerian passport, have you checked the qualities of these countries?
If yes, which of the countries is a country with significance economic power?
Com'on, you're not going to be naming countries like Bangladesh, Haiti Sri-Lanka and East-Timor, are you?
Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 1:33am On Jul 31
charzyh2:
@vic, please what are the main issues that need to be corrected.
Your reply will be greatly appreciated.
Thank you so much for your time.
There are 101 issues that I don't think you can correct at this stage, but I will be considerate enough to mention one which is a knockout blow.
You stated that you would be going to the UK for "business" while you are not a business man: yet, you expect a couple that you met in the internet to sponsor your trip.
You are also contemplating on applying for a tourist visa, but you do not seem to be having any meaningful responsibility in Nigeria, and you are entirely banking your hope on the strange couples that you seemingly know nothing about.
Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 1:20am On Jul 31
momoyama:
I am not sure why you think that, but you may be right. I would imagine that different countries do not have the same visa requirements as others. For instance, a Nigerian may not require a visa to Canada (as a Commonwealth country) and a Sierra Leonean may require one. By the same token, a Sierra Leonean may not require one for a specific country that a Nigerian does. That is why having dual citizenship is always good for making travel convenient.
Dual citizenship is beneficial if you are a citizen of two countries of different advantages: for example, you hold both Nigerian and Australian citizenship. But there is no advantage if you hold dual citizenship of Nigerian and Sierra-leone because, both countries are of same values in regards to international travel.
Travel / Re: President Jonathan Launches New E-passport by Vicjustice: 6:24pm On Jul 30
What Nigeria needs is not a passport with 1000 pages, but a good governance that would resolve the hardship in the country and make Nigerians comfortable at home: by this achievement, Nigerian passport (just like Japanese passport) would be welcome into visa waiver programme of many sane countries

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Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 2:42pm On Jul 30
momoyama:
I am not sure, but I will ask him about the Russia visa issue. He is a dual Nigerian/Sierra Leone citizen, though, which might make some difference.
When it comes to international travel matters, being a dual Nigerian/Sierra-leonean citizen can only make as much difference as being a bi-ethnic indigene of Yoruba and Igbo.

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Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 9:22pm On Jul 29
charzyh2: Hello,
I am 21 years. I met an American woman on facebook. She and her husband introduced me to a network marketing business. I got interested in the business. So, they sponsored my registration financially. The husband has been chatting with me by email.
Now, they want me to come over there (US) for seminars in either December or January.
They are ready to stand as my sponsor and they are willing to provide any supporting documents for the invitation and sponsorship.
My questions are:
1. Is this a business visa or tourist visa?
2. What documents are required of them being my sponsor in this kind of situation?
3. What documents required are required of me?
4. And what are my my chances of being approved of this type of visa in this situation?
Thank you sir.
Regards.
Charles George.
1) If you are going for business, then it is a business visa and if for tourism, then it is tourist visa.
2) The documents that are required of them can be found in the original post.
3) Also, refer to the original post.
4) It would be easier for you to lift an adult elephant than to get a visa in your given circumstances.
Politics / Re: Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Cancels Eid Festivities After Bomb attacks by Vicjustice: 10:05am On Jul 28
drstone1:

The Taqqiya! Sacred deception to deceive who?? What does it state-please expanciate. For sometyme I find it difficult to believe d passivity of educated muslims to d atrocities perpetrated by these butchers by making statement like -we condemn this killings n that's where it stops. However, when they hear america is coming you see very effective protest n condemnation. What does d Taqqiya state-can anybody help??
If I elaborate on the true meaning of Taqqiyah, they will delete the post and my labour will be in vain.
It is unfortunate that over 90% of the answers that you would get on Google are white-washed answers (from them) that are designed to sugar-coat the true meaning in order to make it acceptable to westerners.
Well, Taqqiyah or Taqiya, or Taqqiya, or Takiyah etc means DECEPTION, FAKING , MISLEADING, CONCEALING, or LYING to unbelievers in order to hide the negatives of the religion.

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Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 8:47am On Jul 28
acadollar: Pls who knows if south Korea embassy can accept a family friends account statement for my sponsor ship being that there is no family ties ?
Also is it a must that since am going for masters that It must be self sponsored ?
Pls I need suggestions on what to do about this .
I don't know about south Korea, but I know that no normal country would consider such sponsorship as credible
Politics / Re: Emir Of Kano, Sanusi Cancels Eid Festivities After Bomb attacks by Vicjustice: 12:55am On Jul 28
Freelancer007:

Why don't you get an English translated version of "that book" and read it too... Who knows? May be, you could learn good manners and stop attacking other people's religion blindly.

Adolf Hitler killed 6 million Jews in the Holocaust and nobody criticized his religion for it, but his own "evil tendencies".

Suicide bombers are the enemies of everybody within their target vicinity- young or old, Christian or Muslim. The bombs they use have no sensors to distinguish Christians from Muslims. Learn to criticize what is bad as bad and not relate it to religion. The bomber should be brought to book; not the religion!

Get it? shocked
You have not read that Book, but I have read it and know the commands (in it) to fight and kill the infidels.
it also commands the faithful to kill the "people of the book" (Jews and Christians) until they pay the jizya
You are either naive of the book or you are applying taqqiyah (sacred deception).

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Travel / Re: For The Attention Of The Admin/Moderators by Vicjustice: 5:25pm On Jul 27
justwise: Please send email to admin using this link and report the issue to them http://www.nairaland.com/sendmessagetosupermods
I sent an email as suggested, there was no response and yet I continue to receive cascade of this junk reports.
I might be compelled to blacklist and place nairaland in blocked list.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 12:36am On Jul 27
paddedbabe: Hello house, please I submitted my visa renewal application for 2 years with my husband on the 24th of june.We got an sms after 15 working days that our packets are ready for collection but on getting there,it was only my husband's packet that was ready.He got his visa and they returned all the supporting documents and said that mine wasn't ready yet.I have tried tracking it and it says your application has been forwarded to the British high commission till today.pleaee does anyone have an idea what I should do?
It suggests to me that you have had a dealing with the embassy before, and therefore, your application requires further checks
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 9:28pm On Jul 25
joxiri: Hello house
Pls can u guys confirm if this means a visa application has been refused
I was under assumption if it's given
The email will say the visa has been issued
You very well know the meaning of the email content as well as you know the answer to your question.
Well, your application is unsuccessful
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 5:42pm On Jul 24
Castalia:
Thanks Vicjustice.
I will plan and add to the itinerary. That shouldn't be too difficult, though I have done most of the site seeing in earlier trips.
The reason I did not want to put too much on tours/site seeing is in order not to increase the budget by too much visavis my monthly income, and my account balance
Please what do you advice as per my business. Should I leave it out completely because of the tax issue? Even though I get income from there, it is not a 'salary' per se. I am including it more as a tie, than as a source of income. I actually have the Prepared Auditors Account & Revenue Collector's Receipt of Tax payment for 2013 though, but due to some long story, the Tax Clearance Certificate is not ready. Please advice
Do I need to include wedding pictures of myself and my wife. I think I saw some suggestions to that effect in the thread.
Lastly, can I get your thoughts on the suggestion about doing a valuation of the property made above (Thanks @superior1). That is an extra expense ooo, and I wouldn't want to do it if it aint necessary.
Thanks all.

An own business is a very good tie, but a business that is behind in taxation is short of the requirement and can be a good reason for failure.
As for your wedding pictures, this is not necessary for a person whose spouse is physically present, it is only appropriate for those who need to prove the genuineness of their relationship.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 12:18am On Jul 24
Castalia: MOD et all (justwise, Vicjustice, 3sh4life and all the gurus grin

Thanks for all the responses so far. They are enlightening.
I intend to submit my application next week, but just want to be sure if I am ready to go. This is my situation.

I am applying for a family visit visa for myself, my wife and daughter. My brother is a permanent resident lecturing in a university, and has sent the required docs.
ME: I have previously got 6months and 2year Visas. Travelled 3x, spent less than 2weeks on each occasion. Now intend to apply for 5years
WIFE: Wife was denied in 2010. We weren't married then. Reason was insufficient ties and funding. Applying for 6months
Daughter: Applying for 6months.

I am the sole sponsor. I work in a multinational coy and I also own a business (LTD) (a pharmacy), but my tax documents aint up to date. My monthly income is 600k, part of which comes from this business, so I plan to include the company papers and bank statement (should I include the bank statement?). I own 98% of the shares and am the sole signatory. I also submitted it in previous applications, so that's why I want to add it. I don't receive a fixed salary from the business, but funds from there are available for my use.

My balance at the time of application will be about N1.2m. Budget for the trip is 850k. of which the major expense is flight ticket (500k). I don't intend to spend a whole lot on visiting tourist sites, so I dint include that as part of my itinerary. Basically, I intend to spend 7days, my itinerary says - I will be spending time with my brother and his family in Wales (is that ok?). (So no cost for accommodation and feeding)

My wife works, but her salary is quite small (70k/month) and INCONSISTENT to say the least. (Though I am the one sponsoring the trip).She has received salary only about 3times this year. Hope that will not count against her with the ECO? I am her only tie to the country (and our daughter) and we are all travelling together. Her travel history is Dubai and Ghana. My real concern is for my wife since she has been refused before. I don't want a situation were I am given and she isn't.

Apart from the documents from my brother who is inviting us, I am submitting the following:
1. Work documents - employment letter, Letter to embassy from work identifying me and stating my leave days
2. Financial doc - My acct statement, my pay slips, the business account statement (and CAC documents)
3. Property - C/O of a landed property. I have a building on it, but I don't know how to pass that information across that it is not a bare land
4. Certificates - Birth certificate of baby, marriage certificate, (Does we need to write a letter of permission for our daughter to travel? bear in mind that we are all travelling together)

Any other thing to add? Any suggestion or recommendations?
Your wife's low income is not the problem here, there are other things that pose threats to your applications than her salary.
Your monthly income of N600k is impressive, but, you will have to prove the legitimacy of the sources of income, and as you have admitted that your company's is behind time in tax compliance, that is a problem.
You said you have nothing much to do or see in the UK except to spend 7 days with your brother? That too pose a significant risk as your travel would be seen as purposeless visit; it is wise to plan (or at least, have something to say about) how you intend to spend your days in the uk: activity plans are necessary.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 2:53pm On Jul 23
peace009:
Vicjustice, I do appreciate you so much. thanks.... what about the salary issue.. is it a must to have salary to my personal account becos i don't and have all my docs ready for submission... I have a personal savings accounts though but not like a monthly regular pay in a salary account..
As a businessman, you are not required to be regulated by basic or consistent salary formality, all you need is personal bank statement and proof of the sources of funds
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 2:38pm On Jul 23
esosa4real:
@vicjustice @silverb @justwise
Please yall, wanted your opinion or something, i was denied a Canada visa last 2 years because i applied late, and the passport wasnt stamped. Must i indicate that on this application because i planned to ignore it ooh considering how this people deny for flimsy excuses.
Also, do they really inquire from other embassies about status of an applicants visa history when there is no cause for it? Does the UKBA really do such enquires?
Thanks once again
Ignoring that aspect would mean a measure of deceptive tactic-by concealing a vital information: the omission would get you banned for 10 years in the (very likely) event that they find out.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 10:57am On Jul 23
peace009: PLS as the chairman/managing director of a limited company , does my personal account have to show my monthly salary and also have a personal tax clearance apart from company tax clearance? PLS PLS PLS ... I NEED SOMEONE TO HELP ME OUT.
Since you're the owner of the company which complies with tax regulation, you are not obliged to pay tax from any money that you pay yourself, you are a tax compliant businessman and you get your income from your taxed business, therefore, your business tax should cover you.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 5:50pm On Jul 21
mamaxxx: Quick question; My visa was canceled at the POE in the united states. i intend on applying for another visa immediately as i am going for the purpose of childbirth and time is not on my side. Anyadvice?

Ps. My visa was canceled for reason of insufficient funds
This is for you:
http://www.nairaland.com/1050974/warning-pregnant-women-travelling-abroad
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 5:29pm On Jul 21
Silverb: Hello everyone, got my passport today. I and my 19month old was granted 6month family visa, this site was of grate help to me even though i was so discourage of not applying. i had about 450k in my account and I felt I would be refused visa because that,i used just my bank statement in my application. I guess being married also helped,my advice to those of you applying, just be honest.
Your marriage has saved you.
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 1:22pm On Jul 21
nickson03: No my wife does not have another child with another man is just me and my wife and my three children. Like i said is just me and my first son which is currently at thesame address with me in uk and my wife is going to aply for our twins baby which is just 6months. Would the accomodation be count as overcrownding if the mother of my twins aply for the visa. And do i need to suport the application with bank statement know that the twins are autmatic british citizen because i am british myself.
I thought your aparrtment would be over crowded by one person because, I thought you meant that your wife has an additional child to the children. Now, I think the appartment is suitable
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 10:57am On Jul 21
nickson03: Pls i need your advice. I am a british and my son is a british we both live at thesame address. My just had a twins babies and i been to nigeria to aply for the babies british passport which is currently still process by Her majest passport office in uk. Now my wife is coming to visit me and her son. And she need to come with the twins and i subjected that she aply for the twins uk visa since it is taking time for the passport to by out. My question is me and my currently live in two bedroom apartment and the tenancy agreement
State the maximum number of people is three and when my wife join we will be three however and i want to use the tenancy agreement to aply for the twins who are just 6 months visa since the passport is still being process . Since the twins are just 6months old would be account as overcrown to refuse they visa or would they not be count as overcrownd since they are just 6months old they will be sharing thesame room with me and the mother since they just a babies? Pls i need ur advice and i have also decide that i will also sumit the evidence of me aplying for their british passport with the application. Thank waiting for your reply.
If I understand your English, your wife (apart from the twins) has another son with a different man, right?
And you want her and the child with the twins to apply for visit visas, they would be staying in the rented apartment that is designed for 3 occupants.
First of all, how old is the other child? well, the child is expected to have his own room, and the 6 months old twins are supposed to stay in the same room with their mother: and as there is another person occupying one other room in the apartment, the adequacy of your appqrtment is now under question, so, that might be a problem amongst other problems
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 9:56am On Jul 21
deruboy: Morning my fellow nairalander, dis forum hs been so helpful to alot of Pple. God bless u all. Pls i need ur advice on ddocument i need to submit.
I travelled to uk in 2011 on study visa but doon wit my studies n bk in nigeria. Dis is my story .....
I worked wit d council yl studying der n i met a british lady who waas my collegue at woork buh much older than me lik a mother. She likes me so much n i got to kw all her families n her grand kids. Dey all come to my place to play wit me. Nw dt am back in nigeria d lady is ready to invite me to uk. And nw. Am nt presently working in nigeria. Plswhat r d documents do u think me n her needs to provide for my application to d embassy. Cos she iis ready to show any proof n to sponsor.
I hope mee nt having a job nw in nigeria wont b a problem for getting d visa. Pls i need ur advise on ddocuments i need to send to d embassy. N whaat she to will send to me in nigeria. Thkss so much all. Waiting for ur reply.
NA wah for you o! This post is something that can be a great abs builder, heavy laughter is a great abs exercise, I tell you.
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 9:49am On Jul 21
mamaxxx: Quick question; My visa was canceled at the POE in the united states. i intend on applying for another visa immediately as i am going for the purpose of childbirth and time is not on my side. Anyadvice?

Ps. My visa was canceled for reason of insufficient funds
What's your question?
Travel / Re: Main Reasons Many Are Refused Visas by Vicjustice: 9:47am On Jul 21
manchit: hi vicjustice
Can you please advice a bit on money lodging
I have to deposit 250000/- in to my bank account for scenhgen VISA as advised by my travel agent
I have made the following entries ( all amount are in indian rupees )
14 july : cash deposit of 30,000/-
15 july : cash deposit of 12,000/-
17july : cash deposit of 21,000/-
17 july : online transfer from my mothers account of 100,000/-
18 july : cash deposit of 15,000/-
Will I have to justify this for the interview? I and my wife are going on a group tour for 8 days to schengen countries.
My yearly income on the business income tax return slip shows as 2,50,000 for the last financial year.
How do I justify the cash deposit entries? Atleast the online transfer I can show it as a gift from my mother.
A travel agent that advices you to lodge money into your account does not deserve to be a travel agent.
I will advice you to flee from him before he forges any document that would get you banned.

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Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 9:35am On Jul 21
SamyUIStudent:
grin Not really like that, Am seeing different price online and I don't know which of it is true...that's why am asking so as to be sure.
How would you then believe that mine is true, why not make the application first and then see how much that you have to pay?
Buy the way, if the price of the application fee is something that bothers you, then how serious are you about the UK visa?
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 2 by Vicjustice: 9:19am On Jul 21
SamyUIStudent:
Thnx very much but pls how much is the price in naira now
Are you so lazy that you want other people to do all the labours for you, and also feed you while you lay back and ask for every little thing without raising a finger to help yourself with the least things?

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Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 8:49am On Jul 21
fortress11: Hi Vicjustice
thanks for a brilliant job
You mean, you just registered in Nairaland, and the first thing you did was to commend my job with your very first post?
That is something appreciative. Thank you so much
Travel / Re: A Comprehensive List Of The Documents Required For Visas by Vicjustice: 8:46am On Jul 21
calabaman:

Thanks for ur quick response sir. My parents are in nigeria... how do I go about getting dual citizenship. Sorry I dnt know my NI number


my birth certificate is of my place of birth in a hospital in Lancaster England
Check your birth certificate for your NI number.
It is a great advantage that your parents are alive to aid your citizenship application.
You can start the application process in this link:
https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y

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