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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by bummiaj: 12:49pm On Sep 04, 2014
Yes my salary is been paid to my account where I hv an account balance of 800k. My company has no website , and my hr uses a gmail account. Yes I hv a leave letter and employment letter. Please whats your direct contact. Let me call you.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by justwise(m): 1:14pm On Sep 04, 2014
bummiaj: Yes my salary is been paid to my account where I hv an account balance of 800k. My company has no website , and my hr uses a gmail account. Yes I hv a leave letter and employment letter. Please whats your direct contact. Let me call you.


Please lets leave all conversation open and transparent here.

You can apply but if i were you i will stick to one country for now. Make hotel reservation, add your salary account, employment letter and list of places you tend to visit in the country. You also need to draw out your budget, basically explaining how much the trip will cost you, don't budget more than 2months of your salary.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by bummiaj: 2:11pm On Sep 04, 2014
Thanks. But is my salary not too small?. Becos I earn 135k. And I dont hv tax clearance. I can only visit one country.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by justwise(m): 3:18pm On Sep 04, 2014
bummiaj: Thanks. But is my salary not too small?. Becos I earn 135k. And I dont hv tax clearance. I can only visit one country.

You don't need tax clearance, your salary is not bad, with two months salary you should be ok if you budget well.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 7:44pm On Sep 04, 2014
BrTune: NL,
Please I want you all 2 assist me with this, I applied to the French Embassy in Abuja for a visa and was scheduled for an interview on the 20th of August, I had the interview in less than 10 minutes, The french woman after going through my documents, Simply asked what I was traveling for, I answered stating it was a conference, as my invitation letter was already in the file of documents I handed her.
She asked what I do for a living and I stated I was a law student. She then asked for my visa fee which I handed over and she told me to come back after 15 days for my passport.
The problem is few days back, I tried to track the status of my application and after entering my details it shows 'Error in Application contact Administrator'
I called their customer careline and the guy at the other end stated that I must have entered wrong details, Sobhe asked me for name, date of interview and all other details which I gave, he then said my application cannot be found. He then asked me to scan and mail all my receipts which I was issued and my passport cover which I did day b4 yesterday, I am still yet to hear from them. I am worried because the body organising the conference gave us all a deadline of 10th of sept to scan and send a copy of our International Passport and Visa, so they could make Plane Reservations otherwise we would pay the Airfares ourselves, I don't stay in abuja and being a student I don't have much resources to throw away.
Please what should I do, anyone with a similar experience should share and If you have any advice, I would appreciate it.
@Morderator plz muv this to the FP so I can get assistance.


You will have to put a call through again scheduling for a visitation. It is a situation that will need your physical presence.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 7:46pm On Sep 04, 2014
pretts: Can someone please advise me on how to go about confirming ticket reservation for a schengen visa since tickets booked without payments are usually cancelled after 24hours? I'm not sure it is advisable to pay for the ticket when the visa isn't issued yet, as most of the promotional tickets are non-refundable

I'll appreciate your assistance

Visit Airfrance office to seek guidance. They would normally issue you a confirmed ticket with conditions (not necessarily paid for).
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 7:49pm On Sep 04, 2014
muzybow:



@coldgate : In Reference to your post on May 16 2013 which u stated below:
@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.

Please @coldgate I would like to obtain a travel insurance for myself, my wife and my baby, we are planning a 10 Day Visit to France... Do you have any idea the total cost it would be for the 3 of us and could you please reply me with the Mutual Benefit Insurance Address and contact numbers

Please @coldgate I shall be looking forward to your urgent response,

Thanks in anticipation!

Use your search engine, all details about Mutual Benefit Assurance PLC are given.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by bummiaj: 3:01pm On Sep 08, 2014
Ok thanks. What do I need for my application? Since you advice that i shld visit once Europe country which is paris. What do I need?

1) I have never traveled before and I do not have a travel history?

2) my company is a one man business as we do not have a company website. Hope is not gonna be a provide, because it's just a yahoo mail and Gmail email my Hr and bosses use.

3) my salary is been paid to my account every month ( 135k) and I have an account balance of 800k? Hope its not a problem?

4) I have been given 8 working days leave, and my salary will still be paid even if I go on vacation. But the leave approval letter was sent to my Gmail.

5) for a paris visa, do they do invites?

6) how do I aviod been refused a visa

7) are this the following Document I need.


1) 1 colour ID photograph, size, 3,5x4,5, taken recently, against a plain white background 2) Passport with a validity of at least 3-6 months from the date of departure + two empty pages 3) Copy of the passport page with the photograph and those mentioning an extension of validity 4) Copy of previous visa (US, UK, Canada, Australia and any Schengen country) 5) Applicant’s proof of employment: Letter from the employer, with address and telephone number, stating the position held as well as the starting date and the monthly salary. This certificate has to confirm the dates of approved leave from place of work, the return back to work and whether salary is paid or not during the period. For merchants or in case of self-employment: copy of the certificate of trade registration or other appropriate document (Authorisation of practice). 6) Proofs of the applicant’s personal income : Copy of all kind of bank accounts (Updated at least 15 days prior to the application, including the page with the meaning of codes of operations) and, if applicable, copies of the three last salary slips 7) If the applicant has no personal income, a close family member (husband, parents for minors and students) has to prove his (her) personal incomes (copy of the three last salary slips or copy of updated bank accounts) and write a letter confirming that he (she) will pay for all the applicant‘s expenses during the stay cool Confirmed reservation of return flight ticket(s) If applicable, detailed itinerary clearly showing the name of all visited countries and the dates of stay 9) Proofs of accommodation for the complete duration of stay in the Schengen countries : Booking of an hotel room with dates of checking in and out, OR title deed OR lease of house or apartment 10) Copy of medical insurance valid for the length of stay and for all Schengen countries, covering medical repatriation and hospital care. A minimum corresponding to a medical coverage of 30,000 Euros is mandatory. The policy has to be issued by a local company listed by the Schengen missions or by an insurance company based in Europe 11) If child below 18; • should also provide a birth certificate • an authorization letter from Parents in case they don't travel with them (or Father's or Mother's letter if they travel with only one of their two parents) Documents to be attached (Not stapled) and arranged in the order given above, to the visa application form, which must be completed, dated and signed PLEASE NOTE: The Consulate General of France reserves the right to request additional documents in certain cases. Any missing document can be a cause of rejection by The Consulate General of France
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by bummiaj: 3:05pm On Sep 08, 2014
Ok thanks. What do I need for my application? Since you advice that i shld visit once Europe country which is paris. What do I need?

1) I have never traveled before and I do not have a travel history?

2) my company is a one man business as we do not have a company website. Hope is not gonna be a problem, because it's just a yahoo mail and Gmail email my Hr and bosses use and there cellphone no is on letter

3) my salary is been paid to my account every month ( 135k) and I have an account balance of 800k? Hope its not a problem?

4) I have been given 8 working days leave, and my salary will still be paid even if I go on vacation. But the leave approval letter was sent to my Gmail.

5) for a paris visa, do they do interview?

6) how do I avoid been refused a visa

7)I intend to do a Zenith bank traveling insurance.

cool are this the following Document I need.


1) 1 colour ID photograph, size, 3,5x4,5, taken recently, against a plain white background 2) Passport with a validity of at least 3-6 months from the date of departure + two empty pages 3) Copy of the passport page with the photograph and those mentioning an extension of validity 4) Copy of previous visa (US, UK, Canada, Australia and any Schengen country) 5) Applicant’s proof of employment: Letter from the employer, with address and telephone number, stating the position held as well as the starting date and the monthly salary. This certificate has to confirm the dates of approved leave from place of work, the return back to work and whether salary is paid or not during the period. For merchants or in case of self-employment: copy of the certificate of trade registration or other appropriate document (Authorisation of practice). 6) Proofs of the applicant’s personal income : Copy of all kind of bank accounts (Updated at least 15 days prior to the application, including the page with the meaning of codes of operations) and, if applicable, copies of the three last salary slips 7) If the applicant has no personal income, a close family member (husband, parents for minors and students) has to prove his (her) personal incomes (copy of the three last salary slips or copy of updated bank accounts) and write a letter confirming that he (she) will pay for all the applicant‘s expenses during the stay Confirmed reservation of return flight ticket(s) If applicable, detailed itinerary clearly showing the name of all visited countries and the dates of stay 9) Proofs of accommodation for the complete duration of stay in the Schengen countries : Booking of an hotel room with dates of checking in and out, OR title deed OR lease of house or apartment 10) Copy of medical insurance valid for the length of stay and for all Schengen countries, covering medical repatriation and hospital care. A minimum corresponding to a medical coverage of 30,000 Euros is mandatory. The policy has to be issued by a local company listed by the Schengen missions or by an insurance company based in Europe 11) If child below 18; • should also provide a birth certificate • an authorization letter from Parents in case they don't travel with them (or Father's or Mother's letter if they travel with only one of their two parents) Documents to be attached (Not stapled) and arranged in the order given above, to the visa application form, which must be completed, dated and signed PLEASE NOTE: The Consulate General of France reserves the right to request additional documents in certain cases. Any missing document can be a cause of rejection by The Consulate General of France
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 5:16pm On Sep 08, 2014
bummiaj: Ok thanks. What do I need for my application? Since you advice that i shld visit once Europe country which is paris. What do I need?

1) I have never traveled before and I do not have a travel history?

2) my company is a one man business as we do not have a company website. Hope is not gonna be a provide, because it's just a yahoo mail and Gmail email my Hr and bosses use.

3) my salary is been paid to my account every month ( 135k) and I have an account balance of 800k? Hope its not a problem?

4) I have been given 8 working days leave, and my salary will still be paid even if I go on vacation. But the leave approval letter was sent to my Gmail.

5) for a paris visa, do they do invites?

6) how do I aviod been refused a visa

7) are this the following Document I need.


1) 1 colour ID photograph, size, 3,5x4,5, taken recently, against a plain white background 2) Passport with a validity of at least 3-6 months from the date of departure + two empty pages 3) Copy of the passport page with the photograph and those mentioning an extension of validity 4) Copy of previous visa (US, UK, Canada, Australia and any Schengen country) 5) Applicant’s proof of employment: Letter from the employer, with address and telephone number, stating the position held as well as the starting date and the monthly salary. This certificate has to confirm the dates of approved leave from place of work, the return back to work and whether salary is paid or not during the period. For merchants or in case of self-employment: copy of the certificate of trade registration or other appropriate document (Authorisation of practice). 6) Proofs of the applicant’s personal income : Copy of all kind of bank accounts (Updated at least 15 days prior to the application, including the page with the meaning of codes of operations) and, if applicable, copies of the three last salary slips 7) If the applicant has no personal income, a close family member (husband, parents for minors and students) has to prove his (her) personal incomes (copy of the three last salary slips or copy of updated bank accounts) and write a letter confirming that he (she) will pay for all the applicant‘s expenses during the stay cool Confirmed reservation of return flight ticket(s) If applicable, detailed itinerary clearly showing the name of all visited countries and the dates of stay 9) Proofs of accommodation for the complete duration of stay in the Schengen countries : Booking of an hotel room with dates of checking in and out, OR title deed OR lease of house or apartment 10) Copy of medical insurance valid for the length of stay and for all Schengen countries, covering medical repatriation and hospital care. A minimum corresponding to a medical coverage of 30,000 Euros is mandatory. The policy has to be issued by a local company listed by the Schengen missions or by an insurance company based in Europe 11) If child below 18; • should also provide a birth certificate • an authorization letter from Parents in case they don't travel with them (or Father's or Mother's letter if they travel with only one of their two parents) Documents to be attached (Not stapled) and arranged in the order given above, to the visa application form, which must be completed, dated and signed PLEASE NOTE: The Consulate General of France reserves the right to request additional documents in certain cases. Any missing document can be a cause of rejection by The Consulate General of France

The French Embassy can be thorough and frustrating, if you know you have no travel experience, then i will not advise you to holiday in France.

You will likely be refused with the indices you mentioned above.

Though your pay meets the requirements, other factors do not.

Travel someplace else for now and save your hard earned cash.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by bummiaj: 5:29pm On Sep 08, 2014
ok thanks.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Stevenjel: 10:19pm On Sep 10, 2014
@tzetzefly: I greet sir. Kindly assist with this question please. I have this friend that was born in France but brought back to Nigeria at age 3. He is now 31 years of age. Please it still possible for him to claim citizenship of France? If yes, please what are the procedures? Thanks.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 7:34am On Sep 11, 2014
Stevenjel: @tzetzefly: I greet sir. Kindly assist with this question please. I have this friend that was born in France but brought back to Nigeria at age 3. He is now 31 years of age. Please it still possible for him to claim citizenship of France? If yes, please what are the procedures? Thanks.

Children born in France (including
overseas territories) to at least one
parent who is also born in France
automatically acquire French citizenship at birth (double jus soli).

A child born in France to foreign parents may acquire French citizenship: At birth, if stateless, and at 18 years, if resident in France with at least 5 years' residence since age 11, between 16 and 18 upon request by the child and if resident in France with at least 5 years' residence since age 11, between 13 and 16 upon request by the child's parents and if resident in France continuously since age 8.

If born in France of parents born before independence in a colony/ territory in the past under French sovereignty. at birth, if born in France before January 1, 1994. at age 18, if born in France on or after January 1, 1994.

A child who was born abroad and who has only one French parent can repudiate his French nationality during the six months prior to his or her reaching the age of majority, or in the year which follows it (article 19-4 of the Civil Code).

French Nationality Law.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Stevenjel: 12:34pm On Sep 11, 2014
tzetzefly:

Children born in France (including
overseas territories) to at least one
parent who is also born in France
automatically acquire French citizenship at birth (double jus soli).

A child born in France to foreign parents may acquire French citizenship: At birth, if stateless, and at 18 years, if resident in France with at least 5 years' residence since age 11, between 16 and 18 upon request by the child and if resident in France with at least 5 years' residence since age 11, between 13 and 16 upon request by the child's parents and if resident in France continuously since age 8.

If born in France of parents born before independence in a colony/ territory in the past under French sovereignty. at birth, if born in France before January 1, 1994. at age 18, if born in France on or after January 1, 1994.

A child who was born abroad and who has only one French parent can repudiate his French nationality during the six months prior to his or her reaching the age of majority, or in the year which follows it (article 19-4 of the Civil Code).

French Nationality Law.

Thanks so much bro. I really appreciate this. By my interpretation of this info, it seems my guy isn't qualified at all. His father and mother are Nigerians, and he didn't live up to five years before taken to Nigeria.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 12:58pm On Sep 11, 2014
Stevenjel:

Thanks so much bro. I really appreciate this. By my interpretation of this info, it seems my guy isn't qualified at all. His father and mother are Nigerians, and he didn't live up to five years before taken to Nigeria.

He does not qualify.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by sigeo: 4:20am On Sep 12, 2014
@tzetzefly, thanks for the good work you're doing sir. I'm a married biz man and wanted to know how to go about securing a shengen visa. I have a building in lagos with an approved plan but not a c of o and a fairly buoyant account. However my passport is virgin. Do I have a chance and how do I go about it. Thank you sir.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 2:53pm On Sep 12, 2014
sigeo: @tzetzefly, thanks for the good work you're doing sir. I'm a married biz man and wanted to know how to go about securing a shengen visa. I have a building in lagos with an approved plan but not a c of o and a fairly buoyant account. However my passport is virgin. Do I have a chance and how do I go about it. Thank you sir.

A virgin passport so to say for a visa on a trip to France, will be greatly difficult task.

Try going to the UK for now to boost your travel experience.

Get your documents ready: tax papers, payslips, C of O, bank statements>> personal and business, etc.

Good luck.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by nodawa(m): 4:40pm On Sep 12, 2014
They are no more collecting tax papers and payslips again.

tzetzefly:

A virgin passport so to say for a visa on a trip to France, will be greatly difficult task.

Try going to the UK for now to boost your travel experience.

Get your documents ready: tax papers, payslips, C of O, bank statements>> personal and business, etc.

Good luck.

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Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by sigeo: 3:19pm On Sep 13, 2014
Thanks TzeTzefly for the information. @Nodawa, can you please explain more. What do they collect now. Thanks all
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by lightofjoy(m): 9:53pm On Sep 13, 2014
Hello house, I just got a loan of about 1.2m two weeks ago. I intend to apply for Spainish visa with the total balance in my salary account is 1.4(including the loan). Can I apply & the loan will not adversely affect me. Below are my conditions: I work in a multinational, monthly pay #220K. Kindly advise me.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tracyjacobs: 4:34am On Sep 14, 2014
i've bin following this thread n its quite informative, thanks for the good work, i want to apply for a shenghen visa to france, i was refused a uk visa before, my passport is expired n i hope to renew it before applying, i have a company registered under my name, married with a 4yr old son, i donot have any landed property, what are my chances of getting this visa, or would it be better if i try applying for a student visa?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 7:51pm On Sep 15, 2014
tracyjacobs: i've bin following this thread n its quite informative, thanks for the good work, i want to apply for a shenghen visa to france, i was refused a uk visa before, my passport is expired n i hope to renew it before applying, i have a company registered under my name, married with a 4yr old son, i donot have any landed property, what are my chances of getting this visa, or would it be better if i try applying for a student visa?

What's your purpose for travel?
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 7:58pm On Sep 15, 2014
lightofjoy: Hello house, I just got a loan of about 1.2m two weeks ago. I intend to apply for Spainish visa with the total balance in my salary account is 1.4(including the loan). Can I apply & the loan will not adversely affect me. Below are my conditions: I work in a multinational, monthly pay #220K. Kindly advise me.

Lump deposit in an account for a visa application is a redflag. Build an account gradually to meet up with a visa standard.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Akarafreak: 2:34pm On Sep 23, 2014
tzetzefly:
The French Embassy can be thorough and frustrating, if you know you have no travel experience, then i will not advise you to holiday in France.
You will likely be refused with the indices you mentioned above.
Though your pay meets the requirements, other factors do not.
Travel someplace else for now and save your hard earned cash.
tzetzefly:
The French Embassy can be thorough and frustrating, if you know you have no travel experience, then i will not advise you to holiday in France.
You will likely be refused with the indices you mentioned above.
Though your pay meets the requirements, other factors do not.
Travel someplace else for now and save your hard earned cash.

Like where? I really want to go see Paris. I was refused a visa now I know it was because of my virgin passport because everything was perfect.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Ruleogo: 7:50pm On Sep 23, 2014
Hello ..please do anyone have ideas about studying in France.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 9:51pm On Sep 23, 2014
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by gbaby4live: 4:27pm On Sep 30, 2014
tzetzefly:


www.topuniversities.com/where-to-study/europe/france/guide


www.univ-rennes2.fr/en/student-administration-office/admission-procedure-international-students-other-exchange-students

www.univ-paris5.fr/eng/INTERNATIONAL/Foreign-student-admission-at-Paris-Descartes

When you're admitted, then follow the website below to secure student visa:

www.ambafrance-ng.org/APPLY-FOR-THE-STUDENT-VISA


Thanks for info provided.....but its somehow complicated tho......plz can u help the info of low tuition in france and how to go abt it step by step, cos am newbie.......wanna study computer science(Bachelors deg) in english plzzzz.....
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by Kingaerovida(m): 10:41pm On Oct 11, 2014
tzetzefly:

I went with all my doc, landed property,pictures of trucks, wedding pictures. But all was returned to me at vfs only collected my CAC,travel insurance, hotel and flight reservation,dollar ac, Naira ac, and my self letter. I was just wondering with that proof how stable i am .
Yes
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by tzetzefly(m): 3:34pm On Oct 12, 2014
@Kingaerovida,

That is the standard procedure at vfs recently. Further requirements may be demanded from you if needed by the Embassy.
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by aymarshal: 4:34pm On Oct 25, 2014
hello Tzeztfly,i intend going to france with my family for vacation. work with an international company from France in Nigeria with good pay in my account. already have my leave approval, previous certificate of training with the company, appointment letter, letter of introduction,insurane, flight itenary, hotel resevation and had my personal source of income (company), also with good balance in the two account.

Do i have a chance without previous travel experience
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by suxes2005(m): 6:02pm On Oct 25, 2014
aymarshal:
hello Tzeztfly,i intend going to france with my family for vacation. work with an international company from France in Nigeria with good pay in my account. already have my leave approval, previous certificate of training with the company, appointment letter, letter of introduction,insurane, flight itenary, hotel resevation and had my personal source of income (company), also with good balance in the two account.

Do i have a chance without previous travel experience

Yyou stand 'plenty' chances to get the visa. Your coy is a french coy with a Nigerian branch shey?

~Sheyi
Re: Securing Visa To France, Applying From Nigeria... by aymarshal: 8:41pm On Oct 25, 2014
yes, A french company.

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