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Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 11:27pm On Nov 17, 2012
Folks, a lot has been said regarding the Schengen visa. But how do u seriously convince an ECO that you are a potential tourist and or business traveller?

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 11:39pm On Nov 17, 2012
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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by MansionNelson(m): 9:32am On Nov 18, 2012
What are you going for?

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 12:42pm On Nov 19, 2012
Mansion Nelson: What are you going for?

Tourism, possibly 4 to 5days at most
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pinkynanny: 6:33pm On Nov 20, 2012
i also applied for a short stay family visit on the 29th of october but my visa was denied because of 3reasons....
They can not confirm if i wl leave france
The purpose of my invitation
The mode of my subsistence......
Am about to reapply any form of advice
tzetzefly: Folks, a lot has been said regarding the shengen visa. But how do u seriously convince a CO that ur a potential tourist or business traveller?
i also applied for a short stay family visit on the 29th of october but my visa was denied because of 3reasons....
They can not confirm if i wl leave france
The purpose of my invitation
The mode of my subsistence......
Am about to reapply any form of advice
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 12:27pm On Nov 26, 2012
pinkynanny: i also applied for a short stay family visit on the 29th of october but my visa was denied because of 3reasons....
They can not confirm if i wl leave france
The purpose of my invitation
The mode of my subsistence......
Am about to reapply any form of advicei also applied for a short stay family visit on the 29th of october but my visa was denied because of 3reasons....
They can not confirm if i wl leave france
The purpose of my invitation
The mode of my subsistence......
Am about to reapply any form of advice

It will assist others if u can itemise the documents used for ur application. In turn it will allow the forum to be of assistance....
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by omega25red(m): 5:46pm On Nov 26, 2012

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pinkynanny: 12:03pm On Nov 29, 2012
i submitted all the document on the check list
1 insurance policy
2statement of account wit 200k
3my data page
4 invitation letter
5letter of employment
6account of the person inviting me
7proof of accomodation
8my reserved tickets
9photocopy of invtes frecnh permit\passport
.........they said they can not proof i will leave france
...........the reason for my invitation [i was invited by my uncle along wit my granny to spend our holiday with him and his family
............the means of subcistence can not be assertained...
AM ABOUT TO REAPPLY AND AM CONFUSED COZ I DO NOT KNW WHAT TO JOIN WITH THIS PREVIOUS DOCUMENTS.....PLEASE HELP COZ I JUST WASTED 450K ON INSURANCE APART 4RM OTHER FEE......PLEASE HELP COZ THIS IS THE ONLY CHANCE WE HAVE TOO SEE THIS GUY AFTER 25YEARS HE TRAVELLED.....
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 5:14pm On Nov 29, 2012
pinkynanny: i submitted all the document on the check list
1 insurance policy
2statement of account wit 200k
3my data page
4 invitation letter
5letter of employment
6account of the person inviting me
7proof of accomodation
8my reserved tickets
9photocopy of invtes frecnh permit\passport
.........they said they can not proof i will leave france
...........the reason for my invitation [i was invited by my uncle along wit my granny to spend our holiday with him and his family
............the means of subcistence can not be assertained...
AM ABOUT TO REAPPLY AND AM CONFUSED COZ I DO NOT KNW WHAT TO JOIN WITH THIS PREVIOUS DOCUMENTS.....PLEASE HELP COZ I JUST WASTED 450K ON INSURANCE APART 4RM OTHER FEE......PLEASE HELP COZ THIS IS THE ONLY CHANCE WE HAVE TOO SEE THIS GUY AFTER 25YEARS HE TRAVELLED.....

Wat sort of fees/insurance, hope u did not pay anyone to make an application for you ?

Anyway from wat i can see from ur checklist , i observed that you are not married, and you have jst 200k in your account and no investment whatsoever in Nigeria such as Landed documents, properties etc.

The possible thinking of the ECO is that you may not return to Nigeria if issued a visa and the fact that you are unmarried, further fuels that thought.

Your age bracket and the type of job you do here in Nigeria and how much you earn, is important in the ECO arriving at their decision most times.

Your uncle making his account statement available to you, does not change a thing in your favour as the ECO will still require you to have adequate fund at your disposal for your upkeep; and enough savings at your disposal when you are to return to Nigeria which is difficult to prove with 200k.

I will only advise you suspend your journey for now, build your account to say 700k and apply then. Hopefully, this will change your circumstances since your first application.

And also take note, ensure consistency in the documents you will be submitting for your next application. They (ECO) will be looking for flaws to refuse you again if there's a noticeable difference in your application.

I hope this helps......?

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pinkynanny: 5:55pm On Nov 29, 2012
No baba.,i dnt pay anybody coz i saw it here dat mst of those so kald agant go just chop pson mny....d insurance waz ment 4 me and my granny..coz we applied 2gther....she as a landed property can she use it 4 herself....bt she did nt get the c of o...bt she as plan to shw property and other documents...bt what abt the purpose 4 invitation what wl he rewrite....and 4 myself what other document can i get apart 4rm making my account look good wit more money....?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 8:06pm On Nov 29, 2012
pinkynanny: No baba.,i dnt pay anybody coz i saw it here dat mst of those so kald agant go just chop pson mny....d insurance waz ment 4 me and my granny..coz we applied 2gther....she as a landed property can she use it 4 herself....bt she did nt get the c of o...bt she as plan to shw property and other documents...bt what abt the purpose 4 invitation what wl he rewrite....and 4 myself what other document can i get apart 4rm making my account look good wit more money....?

First and foremost, how much was your insurance fee?
2. I thought you said your granny is with your uncle in France?
3. The landed property must be submitted with either a C of O or R of O. An ordinary document such as receipt will not be sufficient.
4.Where do you work?
5. How long have you been working here?
6.Are you single and what is your age?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pinkynanny: 8:20pm On Nov 29, 2012
NO MY GRANNY IS STILL IN NIGERIA,WE BOTH APPLIED AND WE WHERE DENIED
...I WORK WITH A PRINT PRESS AS A LITHOGRAPHER..........I DID MY APPRENTISE THERE,COZ I COULD CATCH UP FAST THE CEO OF THE COMPANY INDUCTED ME INTO THE COMPANY AS A STAFF BUT WITH A CLAUSE THAT I CAN DO MY OWN PERSONAL JOB,AND IF I WORK 4 THE ORGANIZATION THEY PAY ME PERCENTAGE...
....WHAT IS THE MEANING OF R OF O?
.....AM JUST 19
.....I DID MY OWN INSURANCE 4 150K,MY GRANNY DID HERS 4 200K WITH CORNER STONE
....am single and have been working officially since may7 2011

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 11:32pm On Nov 29, 2012
pinkynanny: NO MY GRANNY IS STILL IN NIGERIA,WE BOTH APPLIED AND WE WHERE DENIED
...I WORK WITH A PRINT PRESS AS A LITHOGRAPHER..........I DID MY APPRENTISE THERE,COZ I COULD CATCH UP FAST THE CEO OF THE COMPANY INDUCTED ME INTO THE COMPANY AS A STAFF BUT WITH A CLAUSE THAT I CAN DO MY OWN PERSONAL JOB,AND IF I WORK 4 THE ORGANIZATION THEY PAY ME PERCENTAGE...
....WHAT IS THE MEANING OF R OF O?
.....AM JUST 19
.....I DID MY OWN INSURANCE 4 150K,MY GRANNY DID HERS 4 200K WITH CORNER STONE
....am single and have been working officially since may7 2011

R of O is Right of Occupancy and it is also a good form of fixed asset documentation.
How come your insurance was on a high side? It actually should have cost you about 10k to 12k.

Since you work with a Print press for more than a year already, it is a good start. You now need to build your account to a minimum of about 700k and get yourself a better letter of introduction from your organisation stating:

1. How much you earn.
2. That you will be granted leave from work and your expected return date should be indicated.
3. It's important to mention that you will be paid your salary during you leave.
4. Get a rental receipt if you reside in a paid accomodation and include this in your application. This shows a commitement back in Naija. Note That this receipt has to show a rent that is reasonable not a small amount. If it doesnt meet this criteria, remove this document.
5. If you have other sources of income, include docs to show this in your application. It shows a commitment back home.
6. Any other thing you can think of that can lay a solid tie to Naija will help.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by slevin: 4:40am On May 07, 2013
@tzetzefly, baba how ur side, I've been following ur advice on this forum, and it's been really helpful... The reason why I'm contacting u now is that I have a friend in france, he wants to send an invitation for me to apply for a tourist visa, please can give me a comprehensive list of documents that will be required for the visa application.. Please explain to me how I can get that insurance policy, u said it's around 10-12K
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 6:29am On May 07, 2013
slevin: @tzetzefly, baba how ur side, I've been following ur advice on this forum, and it's been really helpful... The reason why I'm contacting u now is that I have a friend in france, he wants to send an invitation for me to apply for a tourist visa, please can give me a comprehensive list of documents that will be required for the visa application.. Please explain to me how I can get that insurance policy, u said it's around 10-12K

Actually what are your circumstance in Nigeria, are you with a secured job, are you married; and do you have assets? Answers to these questions will determine if your travel experience will count towards your visa outcome.....
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by slevin: 10:29am On May 08, 2013
Well, my circumstances in Nigeria is quite simple, my job is mostly contract engineering jobs, I don't really earn much, about assests I don't have, but my brother has some landed properties, I'm not married... But they really don't need to know all this, I can get documents stating I'm still my former company and generate pay slips and also get bank statements stating that I'm well loaded, besides my friend in france is working and is quite stable... I can also get his statement of accts if needed

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Nobody: 11:47am On May 08, 2013
Hello Tzetzefly's, I'm glad to came across this trend, I'll like to visit any Schengen Country . I've once refused from United Kingdom, but I've S A Visitors Visa on my visit I extended my stay with 3years study permit with the course of TRAVEL & TOURISM, this will expire on 2015/12/31. I'm presently now in Nigeria and I want to visit Portugal, France, Sweden or Germany.. Do I need to book my flight from Nigeria to Schengen I wish to visit with the return ticket to back to South Africa? I've my school id card and admission letter of the school in South Africa. What's papers do I need? Do I've to book confirm flight from Nigeria to my desire Schengen Country with the return ticket to South Africa? And hotel? Can I use sponsor? Please help me out. Thanks.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 3:12pm On May 08, 2013
abijah007: Hello Tzetzefly's, I'm glad to came across this trend, I'll like to visit any Schengen Country . I've once refused from United Kingdom, but I've S A Visitors Visa on my visit I extended my stay with 3years study permit with the course of TRAVEL & TOURISM, this will expire on 2015/12/31. I'm presently now in Nigeria and I want to visit Portugal, France, Sweden or Germany.. Do I need to book my flight from Nigeria to Schengen I wish to visit with the return ticket to back to South Africa? I've my school id card and admission letter of the school in South Africa. What's papers do I need? Do I've to book confirm flight from Nigeria to my desire Schengen Country with the return ticket to South Africa? And hotel? Can I use sponsor? Please help me out. Thanks.

Do you have ties to Nigeria such as properties, marriage, job etc. If you anwers are no, then you will find it difficult to secure Shengen Visa from Nigeria.

Since you're with a study permit in SA for three years already, you best bet is to apply from Pretoria and use you school ID card and reference letter from your Department along with proof of sufficient funds, to apply for the visa. That is the country (SA)where your current ties are.....
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 3:20pm On May 08, 2013
slevin: Well, my circumstances in Nigeria is quite simple, my job is mostly contract engineering jobs, I don't really earn much, about assests I don't have, but my brother has some landed properties, I'm not married... But they really don't need to know all this, I can get documents stating I'm still my former company and generate pay slips and also get bank statements stating that I'm well loaded, besides my friend in france is working and is quite stable... I can also get his statement of accts if needed

You dont have a stable income earning job, just contracts mostly.
You have no asset.
You are not married.
You almost dont have any tie to Nigeria. Getting that visa will be tough.

The embassy dont want your brother's documents, they want the traveller's.

Please, do not take forged documents for Shengen Visa. You will be discovered and banned.....

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by topsyking: 6:06pm On May 08, 2013
pinkynanny: NO MY GRANNY IS STILL IN NIGERIA,WE BOTH APPLIED AND WE WHERE DENIED
...I WORK WITH A PRINT PRESS AS A LITHOGRAPHER..........I DID MY APPRENTISE THERE,COZ I COULD CATCH UP FAST THE CEO OF THE COMPANY INDUCTED ME INTO THE COMPANY AS A STAFF BUT WITH A CLAUSE THAT I CAN DO MY OWN PERSONAL JOB,AND IF I WORK 4 THE ORGANIZATION THEY PAY ME PERCENTAGE...
....WHAT IS THE MEANING OF R OF O?
.....AM JUST 19
.....I DID MY OWN INSURANCE 4 150K,MY GRANNY DID HERS 4 200K WITH CORNER STONE
....am single and have been working officially since may7 2011
guy na you koba your granny or you cause the denial for your granny....you should know that they will reject u cos you are too young and they believe u wont come back...most embassy gives visa to old people cos they know they will come back..my best option for u is to allow your granny apply on her own..instead of u both...so she can see her son..then after u can apply for student visa instead of visiting..sekena

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by topsyking: 6:09pm On May 08, 2013
lastly..which kind of insurance you use half a million to do..na golden insurance or wetin... tell us the truth jare...the money alone can get u both uk visa
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Nobody: 8:48am On May 16, 2013
tzetzefly:

Do you have ties to Nigeria such as properties, marriage, job etc. If you anwers are no, then you will find it difficult to secure Shengen Visa from Nigeria.

Since you're with a study permit in SA for three years already, you best bet is to apply from Pretoria and use you school ID card and reference letter from your Department along with proof of sufficient funds, to apply for the visa. That is the country (SA)where your current ties are.....


@tzetzefly,
Thanks for this, But i don't have any ties in South Africa and my sponsor is in Nigeria, How can i do this?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by coldgate(f): 9:57am On May 16, 2013
I give God praise o. I received my France visa yesterday. Got a text msg that it was ready for collection.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by coldgate(f): 10:11am On May 16, 2013
@pinkynanny: N450,000 for Insurance! My Husband and I with our two children did ours for a total of 21,000. N5250 for each person for two weeks @ mutual benefit insurance.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 1:44pm On May 16, 2013
abijah007:


@tzetzefly,
Thanks for this, But i don't have any ties in South Africa and my sponsor is in Nigeria, How can i do this?

In your case, getting a Shengen visa for tourism from Nigeria, will be a tall task. You dont have a source of income, no job, no wife & kids and you're being sponsored by someone else.

Shengen visa application/issuance from Nigeria, is a different sort. You will have to convince the ECO of your intentions to depart the Shengen Territory before the expiration of your visa. These ties, i mentioned above.

Your application will be much easier in SA with your school ID, reference letter from your dept, statement of a/c, study permit......

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Nobody: 12:22pm On Jun 29, 2013
can france issue student visa and what are the requirement
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 10:29am On Jun 30, 2013
Tuham: can france issue student visa and what are the requirement

A comprehensive guide to assist you is here:

www.ambafrance-ng.org/APPLY-FOR-THE-STUDENT-VISA
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by olaakinyinka(m): 11:09am On Jun 30, 2013
tzetzefly:

In your case, getting a Shengen visa for tourism from Nigeria, will be a tall task. You dont have a source of income, no job, no wife & kids and you're being sponsored by someone else.

Shengen visa application/issuance from Nigeria, is a different sort. You will have to convince the ECO of your intentions to depart the Shengen Territory before the expiration of your visa. These ties, i mentioned above.

Your application will be much easier in SA with your school ID, reference letter from your dept, statement of a/c, study permit......
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by olaakinyinka(m): 11:13am On Jun 30, 2013
pls kindly help me with the list of shengen countries coz i learnt that all shengen contries are visa free to resedents. probable i can enter thru the easiest country and find my way to ausyria nd the rest. thanks
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Nobody: 8:33pm On Jun 30, 2013
I went to their website and read the Rules but i wanted to ask a question? Can France accepts NECO Result for Student Visa
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 11:49pm On Jun 30, 2013
Tuham: I went to their website and read the Rules but i wanted to ask a question? Can France accepts NECO Result for Student Visa

Yes

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