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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by incognitoo: 9:41am On Nov 28, 2021
Hi everyone,

Can someone recommend a French translator? I need to translate some documents from French to English.

Thank you.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by makforex(m): 7:51pm On Nov 28, 2021
Good evening my pple, pls someone should help me, my international passport ll be expired March 8th 2022, I want to know if I can use it to apply for French visa on December and use it to travel on February, 2022?
As my renewal passport is not yet ready for collection for the past 2 months.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by megastu(m): 4:46am On Nov 30, 2021
I am not sure you can
makforex:
Good evening my pple, pls someone should help me, my international passport ll be expired March 8th 2022, I want to know if I can use it to apply for French visa on December and use it to travel on February, 2022?
As my renewal passport is not yet ready for collection for the past 2 months.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by makforex(m): 10:17am On Nov 30, 2021
megastu okay, thanks for ur response.
post=108075475:

I am not sure you can
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by rebless(m): 9:27am On Dec 02, 2021
Hello house

It seems France and schengen countries are not really popular with Nigerians cos I notice this thread is not active at all.

What do you guys think of any propose application this December considering the new COVID 19 variant ravaging Europe and the world at large?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by olawax22: 4:16am On Dec 03, 2021
Hello my people! All the way from Sau Paulo Brazil ��

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by rebless(m): 10:22am On Dec 03, 2021
Welcome from Sao Paulo

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Lizzer: 5:59pm On Dec 03, 2021
You can check now, France is open for First Timers ,I just booked appointment for January 2022 today.
Good luck!!!!

quote author=Olayinka1230 post=107998530]Good Morning house
Please I didn’t see appointment date for Lagos for tourism First timer , but appointment is available for Abuja Dec 06th please can someone help me bcs Abuja is far away [/quote]
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pufframmy: 6:48pm On Dec 03, 2021
thanks for the info

Lizzer:
You can check now, France is open for First Timers ,I just booked appointment for January 2022 today.
Good luck!!!!

quote author=Olayinka1230 post=107998530]Good Morning house
Please I didn’t see appointment date for Lagos for tourism First timer , but appointment is available for Abuja Dec 06th please can someone help me bcs Abuja is far away
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by esdajo: 7:03am On Dec 04, 2021
Hello everyone,

I am about to start drafting the letter of appeal regarding our French visitors’ visas refusal. I want to know if it must be in French because I don’t understand French or is it okay in English language as well? Gurus should please help a brother. Thanks in anticipation.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by HRprof: 8:38am On Dec 04, 2021
esdajo:
Hello everyone,

I am about to start drafting the letter of appeal regarding our French visitors’ visas refusal. I want to know if it must be in French because I don’t understand French or is it okay in English language as well? Gurus should please help a brother. Thanks in anticipation.

The appeal should be in French language and must be submitted in France �� check your refusal letter to know where to summit your appeal the address is written on the letter
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by esdajo: 8:47am On Dec 04, 2021
Thanks. The address is written on the refusal letter but how do they expect an English-speaking person from an English-speaking nation like Nigeria to appeal in french language? I have appealed in the past against a visa refusal at the German consulate and it was entirely in English language. Is this a deliberate attempt to frustrate the whole process or what? Has anyone here appealed against a French visa refusal and what the language of the appeal?

HRprof:


The appeal should be in French language and must be submitted in France �� check your refusal letter to know where to summit your appeal the address is written on the letter
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by OsiEnterprise4: 10:36am On Dec 04, 2021
HRprof:


The appeal should be in French language and must be submitted in France �� check your refusal letter to know where to summit your appeal the address is written on the letter

Type in English and translate to french, simple
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by rebless(m): 12:48pm On Dec 04, 2021
esdajo:
Hello everyone,

I am about to start drafting the letter of appeal regarding our French visitors’ visas refusal. I want to know if it must be in French because I don’t understand French or is it okay in English language as well? Gurus should please help a brother. Thanks in anticipation.

Although appeal is acceptable but if it’s all kind of short stay visa apart from business visa I’ll advise you to reapply you can first share the documents submitted and the reason for your refusal so that you can work on your weakness before reapplying because non speaking English don’t give Nigerians some privileges when it comes to dealings in other words they don’t believe you have outright right to get their visa si their appeal is more like a formality that’s why they even expect you to write in French language they know you don’t understand.


Germany �� visa appeal still works well.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pol23: 5:21pm On Dec 04, 2021
N.B: This is a question about Austria Schengen visa.
I and my wife applied for Austrian Tourist visa since 22nd of October.... and till now we're yet to get any response...
Reason of visit is for Christmas Holiday.
We're first time visitor to Europe.
Just wondering if anyone have an idea of what's going on.
I've sent several email with no response to their embassy.
N.B: I'm asking on this thread because there's none for Austrian Tourist and I actually read this thread to for required documents....

Thank you
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Cyberknight: 6:43pm On Dec 04, 2021
makforex:
Good evening my pple, pls someone should help me, my international passport ll be expired March 8th 2022, I want to know if I can use it to apply for French visa on December and use it to travel on February, 2022?
As my renewal passport is not yet ready for collection for the past 2 months.

You can't.
Your passport must have at least 3 months validity after the date of your return.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Cyberknight: 6:45pm On Dec 04, 2021
esdajo:
Thanks. The address is written on the refusal letter but how do they expect an English-speaking person from an English-speaking nation like Nigeria to appeal in french language? I have appealed in the past against a visa refusal at the German consulate and it was entirely in English language. Is this a deliberate attempt to frustrate the whole process or what? Has anyone here appealed against a French visa refusal and what the language of the appeal?


Look at it from their standpoint - given that appeals are dealt with in France, why would they ask people to write their appeals in any language other than French?
As an aside, don't waste your time appealing.
Simply reapply.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Cyberknight: 6:47pm On Dec 04, 2021
pol23:
N.B: This is a question about Austria Schengen visa.
I and my wife applied for Austrian Tourist visa since 22nd of October.... and till now we're yet to get any response...
Reason of visit is for Christmas Holiday.
We're first time visitor to Europe.
Just wondering if anyone have an idea of what's going on.
I've sent several email with no response to their embassy.
N.B: I'm asking on this thread because there's none for Austrian Tourist and I actually read this thread to for required documents....

Thank you

Austria is currently in lockdown - maybe that has something to do with it as a Christmas holiday there is almost definitely not feasible at the moment.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Cyberknight: 6:49pm On Dec 04, 2021
rebless:
Hello house

It seems France and schengen countries are not really popular with Nigerians cos I notice this thread is not active at all.

What do you guys think of any propose application this December considering the new COVID 19 variant ravaging Europe and the world at large?

Postpone it.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by esdajo: 9:36pm On Dec 04, 2021
We would have loved to apply but the available dates on VFS appointment booking platform are not going to work with our schedule. I even wrote the embassy to see if they could prevail on VFS to provide us an earlier date to reapply but they did not reply the emails and courier sent to them in this regard. Moving forward, from my research online, if we don't appeal, chances are that we would keep getting rejection each time we apply in the future either for a French visa or the visa of any other Member State of the Schengen Agreement. The wife of a friend was refused a German student visa 2 years ago and recently she was also refused a Polish student visa, this is how it works for the most part from my observation. The appeal is just to clear the air and also to minimise the possibility of future refusals from any Schengen Member State since they would have it on file and any embassy considering our future applications would at least see that we appealed.

rebless:


Although appeal is acceptable but if it’s all kind of short stay visa apart from business visa I’ll advise you to reapply you can first share the documents submitted and the reason for your refusal so that you can work on your weakness before reapplying because non speaking English don’t give Nigerians some privileges when it comes to dealings in other words they don’t believe you have outright right to get their visa si their appeal is more like a formality that’s why they even expect you to write in French language they know you don’t understand.


Germany �� visa appeal still works well.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by esdajo: 9:45pm On Dec 04, 2021
As for the documents, I submitted 6 months worth of bank statements of both my business and personal accounts with substantial sums of funds in it with other documents too as though I was applying for a U.K visitor's visa. Some of the documents were even returned back to me at VFS for being too much. My partner submitted 2 bank statements of her salary and another account (6 months too). They said they aren't sure we would leave the Schengen area before the visa expires....that was the only reason for refusal. Though I have a German residence permit as a student but I had to apply with my family as a frequent traveler as they couldn't book for an appointment against the intended trip this December being first-timers. I guess they think I had other plans up my sleeves.


rebless:


Although appeal is acceptable but if it’s all kind of short stay visa apart from business visa I’ll advise you to reapply you can first share the documents submitted and the reason for your refusal so that you can work on your weakness before reapplying because non speaking English don’t give Nigerians some privileges when it comes to dealings in other words they don’t believe you have outright right to get their visa si their appeal is more like a formality that’s why they even expect you to write in French language they know you don’t understand.


Germany �� visa appeal still works well.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by HRprof: 10:16pm On Dec 04, 2021
esdajo:
Thanks. The address is written on the refusal letter but how do they expect an English-speaking person from an English-speaking nation like Nigeria to appeal in french language? I have appealed in the past against a visa refusal at the German consulate and it was entirely in English language. Is this a deliberate attempt to frustrate the whole process or what? Has anyone here appealed against a French visa refusal and what the language of the appeal?


You are still asking again!! The appeal language is French. I have been refused visa before and my inviter appealed for me in French language over there we got an acknowledgment letter in French and didn’t hear from them again , that was in 2019 but I reply and got my visa. I have gotten visa twice since. Appeal is a waste of time
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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by esdajo: 10:50pm On Dec 04, 2021
I already got the part where the appeal is to be in french. However, as for the second part, you can't completely rule out the efficacy of the appeal process. It might have played a role in you getting the visas subsequently after the initial refusal. My guess is that at least subsequent applications would be treated on their merits and not against the backdrop of the previous refusal.

HRprof:


You are still asking again!! The appeal language is French. I have been refused visa before and my inviter appealed for me in French language over there we got an acknowledgment letter in French and didn’t hear from them again , that was in 2019 but I reply and got my visa. I have gotten visa twice since. Appeal is a waste of time
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by HRprof: 11:06pm On Dec 04, 2021
esdajo:
I already got the part where the appeal is to be in french. However, as for the second part, you can't completely rule out the efficacy of the appeal process. It might have played a role in you getting the visas subsequently after the initial refusal. My guess is that at least subsequent appeals would be treated on their merits and not against the backdrop of the previous refusal.


I don’t think it has something to do with me getting subsequent visa. I was denied visa in Abuja because Abuja is not my jurisdiction unknowingly before I got there after appeal I went to Lagos and got my visa twice but since you believe it will help in your next visa application then give it a try and don’t hope for outcome otherwise you will get tired of waiting.
Follow the procedure on the appeal process stated on your refusal letter. Use translator then courier it to france.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by mialate: 1:22pm On Dec 05, 2021
Hello, i was refused in 2019. I wrote my appeal letter and used google translator to translate . It wasn't perfect but then they will understand it ..LOL.

After translating i sent to my friend in Paris as an email attachment , she printed and assisted me to mail to Nantes.

I did so because i wasnt expecting an overturn in the decision but for a better assessment in my next application.

I tried after some months and i was granted .

Thanks to @Beverlyhills for advising me to appeal the decision.








quote author=esdajo post=108220027]I already got the part where the appeal is to be in french. However, as for the second part, you can't completely rule out the efficacy of the appeal process. It might have played a role in you getting the visas subsequently after the initial refusal. My guess is that at least subsequent appeals would be treated on their merits and not against the backdrop of the previous refusal.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by esdajo: 4:01pm On Dec 05, 2021
God bless you for this sir/ma. I think @HRprof needs to see this and I hope he does. That’s exactly why I want to appeal because of future applications, not necessarily because I am expecting a decision overruling the visa denial perse (clearing any atom of doubt surrounding the previous application). I travel a lot cos it’s fun and educating to me and I don’t think my family deserves any less. I will go ahead and finish up with the appeal, translate, sign and even attach an English copy to it before sending to France. I don’t have anything to lose by so doing. A stitch in time as they say, saves 9. I don’t want my people to be subjected to future visa refusals on account of this particular one cos the wife of a friend who was denied a German graduate student visa in 2019 was recently refused by Poland for the same reason despite paying part of the school fees. Let me do the needful now and save future tears.



mialate:

Hello, i was refused in 2019. I wrote my appeal letter and used google translator to translate . It wasn't perfect but then they will understand it ..LOL.

After translating i sent to my friend in Paris as an email attachment , she printed and assisted me to mail to Nantes.

I did so because i wasnt expecting an overturn in the decision but for a better assessment in my next application.

I tried after some months and i was granted .

Thanks to @Beverlyhills for advising me to appeal the decision.








quote author=esdajo post=108220027]I already got the part where the appeal is to be in french. However, as for the second part, you can't completely rule out the efficacy of the appeal process. It might have played a role in you getting the visas subsequently after the initial refusal. My guess is that at least subsequent appeals would be treated on their merits and not against the backdrop of the previous refusal.

Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by kingscare1(m): 9:18am On Dec 06, 2021
OsiEnterprise4:


Type in English and translate to french, simple

Please what's the purpose of you requesting to send me a mail?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pufframmy: 9:38pm On Dec 06, 2021
were can someone get PTA with instant funding which Bank is giving without delay pls help
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pol23: 3:33pm On Dec 07, 2021
Hello everyone.
I had an application with Austria since october.
I got a call today from the embassy.
Advising me to withdraw my application due to lockdown....
What do you guys think?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by OsiEnterprise4: 4:05pm On Dec 07, 2021
kingscare1:


Please what's the purpose of you requesting to send me a mail?

I can remember again ooh, mayb I later ask you here
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by davide470(m): 6:13pm On Dec 07, 2021
pol23:
Hello everyone.
I had an application with Austria since october.
I got a call today from the embassy.
Advising me to withdraw my application due to lockdown....
What do you guys think?
There is nothing to think about. Withdraw your application and retrieve your passport.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by pol23: 9:48pm On Dec 07, 2021
davide470:
There is nothing to think about. Withdraw your application and retrieve your passport.
Okay,I will do just that...
Thank you...
Dubai for xmas again....
Not good.

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