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Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Nobody: 12:18am On May 11, 2015
While many Nigerians may have known visa fees of different European and American countries, not many take interest in what the country charges other nationals for the document.

But the fact is that the Nigerian Immigration Service has a long list of the fees on its website, indicating clearly the differences in terms of countries, the visa type and number of entries.

If what the NIS displays on the website is anything to go by, nationals of Mauritania, Monaco, Morroco, New Zealand, Panama, Uruguay, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Burma, Dominican, Chile and Colombia are charged between N100 and N 200 for a single-entry Nigerian visa. For those applying for multiple entries, the fee is multiplied by the number of entries they are seeking.

Weighed against the current exchange rate, it implies that a Nigerian visa is still going for half a dollar or a little above that.

Applicants from the United States are charged the highest. They pay N14,000 for either a single or multiple-entry visa.

Russia and other former members of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics are next to the US, and a visa application from the region attracts N10,500.

A traveller from the United Kingdom, who is applying for a single-entry Nigerian visa, pays N9,700, whereas a multiple-visa applicant is charged N16,200.

Interestingly, UK nationals picking up temporary employment in Nigeria pay N9,700, which is less than what their multiple-visa counterparts are charged.

A British woman married to a Nigerian has the option of obtaining an “indefinite” visa at N40,800, according to the NIS’s fee schedule.

Most European countries, such as Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Belgium and Spain, pay a little above N6,000 for a single-visa application. Multiple-entry visa application fee in most of the listed countries is N9,000 plus.

Based on the fact that the immigration service deals with many people in different parts of the world, it is expected that the facts presented on its website are valid as this is a major platform where potential visitors to Nigeria can access it.

Many Nigerian establishments have, however, yet to embrace online operation as an essential part of their corporate integrity. Hence, what such organisations, especially federal ministries, departments and agencies, tag new information are, in some cases, one or more years stale.

Even the NIS is not free from the practice, which visitors find worrisome. For instance, what the Service calls “news”, as of Sunday, is a notice of a recruitment exercise examination that was to be held on March 15, 2014 in the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory.

Also, a document by the Service says it has in the past 10 years cancelled no fewer than 1,288 passports.

But an Internet search by our correspondent shows that the list has not been upgraded since August 2013 when it was uploaded despite a promise that it would be “updated regularly.” This is apart from the fact no reason is given for the cancelation. This, indeed, leaves visitors in the dark as to the number of the ‘green-back’ that have been cancelled in the past two years.

An online document obtained from the NIS portal on Sunday also says it started compiling the list in 2005. There is nothing anywhere on the site to show the updated status of the two-year-old document.


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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Nobody: 12:24am On May 11, 2015
This is no longer funny...I can't wait till May 29 for GMB to come on board and rectify all this nonsense. Imagine, a whole 9ja, one dollar that is 200 naira??...mtchww.

BUHARI my HERO!
AMEACHI my ROLE MODEL!!
FASHOLA my GUY!!!

God bless Nairaland.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by shortgun(m): 12:24am On May 11, 2015
Are we that cheap
We all know how porous our borders are especially in the Northern part of the Country where every Muslim from countries like Niger, Cameroun....... are given full citizenship whenever they step into Nigeria.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Nobody: 12:27am On May 11, 2015
Am not moved, because I know by the time GMB is finished with our economy all those charges will triple, you will see long queues at Nigerian embassies worldwide, I have no doubt.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Ochiske(m): 12:30am On May 11, 2015
I'll be back
make I sleep first
Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by kodded(m): 12:31am On May 11, 2015
imas:
Am not moved, because I know by the time GMB is finished with our economy all those charges will triple, you will see long queues at Nigerian embassies worldwide, I have no doubt.
undecided




wake up bro


"Nigerians shouldn't expect change overnight" ...... Buhari

“I think whatever has to be deployed especially in
the churches and mosques, this is the quickest
way to communicate this to the ordinary people,
continue to remind them if all the things I said in
all the states I visited.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by shakazuldadon: 12:32am On May 11, 2015
imas:
Am not moved, because I know by the time GMB is finished with our economy all those charges will triple, you will see long queues at Nigerian embassies worldwide, I have no doubt.
Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by MrKnowitall: 12:32am On May 11, 2015
imas:
Am not moved, because I know by the time GMB is finished with our economy all those charges will triple, you will see long queues at Nigerian embassies worldwide, I have no doubt.

Lol long lines at Nigerian embassies? Don't be silly. Don't be damnn silly.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by acenazt: 12:33am On May 11, 2015
I done Die!!!!! Jeeeesu cristo why naija go useless like this otueke boss don finnish us die. Haba haba haba why us Lord!? Why!?.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by debo07(m): 12:39am On May 11, 2015
And GEJ and him wayo pple to talk say our economy don boom wella...lolz..Dem go just talk as if say no be dis country we dey.Just imagine a Nigerian visa for just skikini moneyyyyy #200.CHAI!!!!!!this is too bad.The last 16 years had bin rough but d last 6yrs had bin d worst.Thank God it will end soon so Nigeria will now becom a force to reckon with in the world.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Nobody: 12:39am On May 11, 2015
kodded:
undecided




wake up bro


"Nigerians shouldn't expect change overnight" ...... Buhari

I know very well it's not overnight, that's why I said "by the time he's finished" it's better late than never.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Motolank: 12:40am On May 11, 2015
I comment my reserve undecided

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by debo07(m): 12:41am On May 11, 2015
MrKnowitall:


Lol long lines at Nigerian embassies? Don't be silly. Don't be damnn silly.
so bin optimistic is bin silly?so u beliv Nigeria will continue to go backward?I tink u are d silly one here.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by kodded(m): 12:45am On May 11, 2015
imas:

I know very well it's not overnight, that's why I said "by the time he's finished" it's better late than never.
wake up




Buhari has nothing to offer or do you think jailing corrupt men will revive our economy ?

Btw what has buhari promised in his campaign concerning our economy. Because the last time I checked his campaign promises was all about jailing corrupt men




Or am I missing something here ?

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by netotse(m): 12:47am On May 11, 2015
MrKnowitall:


Lol long lines at Nigerian embassies? Don't be silly. Don't be damnn silly.

getting a Nigerian visa can be difficult o, talk to foreign engineers to know what they go through.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by MrKnowitall: 12:59am On May 11, 2015
netotse:


getting a Nigerian visa can be difficult o, talk to foreign engineers to know what they go through.

Explain how it's Difficult. Nigerian visa is the easiest visa to get.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by MrKnowitall: 1:01am On May 11, 2015
debo07:
so bin optimistic is bin silly?so u beliv Nigeria will continue to go backward?I tink u are d silly one here.

The people living in the land called Nigeria are very backward. Very backward mentally. How can backward facing people think progressively? It's not possible, my friend.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Nimblemind(m): 1:03am On May 11, 2015
[quote author=kodded post=33617625] wake up




Buhari has nothing to offer or [b] do you think jailing corrupt men will revive our economy ?

Well doing nothing about the corrupt men like Gej will cripple the economy!

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by netotse(m): 1:05am On May 11, 2015
MrKnowitall:


Explain how it's Difficult. Nigerian visa is the easiest visa to get.

The guys I work with dont get visit visas so I can't talk about that but I know a lot of folks that have been denied visas or have experienced delays. The same way other countries do shakara for us, we too do shakara for them esp when it comes to temporary work permits and the likes. The problem is that the bribe takers sabi fall hand sha.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by MrKnowitall: 1:11am On May 11, 2015
netotse:


The guys I work with dont get visit visas so I can't talk about that but I know a lot of folks that have been denied visas or have experienced delays. The same way other countries do shakara for us, we too do shakara for them esp when it comes to temporary work permits and the likes. The problem is that the bribe takers sabi fall hand sha.

I think you are over dramatizing the situation. At my place, if you want a Nigerian visa, you don't even have to step foot into the embassy one second. All you do put your passport and fees into an envelope and you'll get your visa in 20 days. That's how easy and cheat it is. You are just being dramatic.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by netotse(m): 1:26am On May 11, 2015
MrKnowitall:


I think you are over dramatizing the situation. At my place, if you want a Nigerian visa, you don't even have to step foot into the embassy one second. All you do put your passport and fees into an envelope and you'll get your visa in 20 days. That's how easy and cheat it is. You are just being dramatic.

Renewing is always a cake walk for us but I know of times when guys from our technical center can't get to naija because the embassy hasn't given them visa, this isn't hearsay.

this is historical info but it should give you an idea http://www.businesstraveller.com/discussion/topic/Nigeria-visa-nightmare.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Lucasbalo(m): 2:19am On May 11, 2015
MrKnowitall:


The people living in the land called Nigeria are very backward. Very backward mentally. How can backward facing people think progressively? It's not possible, my friend.
I hope you stop calling Nigerians backward. What do you gain from calling people mentally backward ?. The difference between the Western World and the Third World to me is simply leadership. Good leaders are needed for the country to move forward. Name calling doesn't do any one any good.

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by bighead1(m): 2:25am On May 11, 2015
Nigeria and it's problems sha.

May God help us, but first we need to help ourselves
Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Noloss(f): 3:15am On May 11, 2015
I don't believe it
Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Nobody: 3:32am On May 11, 2015
I don't know why people react negatively to positive issues.

America visa used to be like that and today, it's costly.

America simply allowed foreigners to come and contribute to their development and it paid off. Now, even with a visa fee of 100k dollars, there will still be queues in their embassies and they will continue to deny people.

Any wise developing nation needs its borders open for awhile so we should stop being pessimistic about this undecided

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by brixton: 3:32am On May 11, 2015
Did they add the eguje u have to give Nigerian officials before they attend to visa request?
Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by JayJustus(m): 4:31am On May 11, 2015
what are these ones saying single.entry visa to Japan is 4,000...Malaysian visa is 1000...s.pore is 6,000...some are what we call gratis which is free of charge...the countries mentioned there are countries less likely to have many of their nationals coming to Nigeria...so what's the fuss??

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by JayJustus(m): 4:32am On May 11, 2015
IdiAmin1:
I don't know why people react negatively to positive issues.

America visa used to be like that and today, it's costly.

America simply allowed foreigners to come and contribute to their development and it paid off. Now, even with a visa fee of 100k dollars, there will still be queues in their embassies and they will continue to deny people.

Any wise developing nation needs its borders open for awhile so we should stop being pessimistic about this undecided


couldn't agree with you more...people on here just comment without proper knowledge of what they saying...that's how someone in one thread claimed oxygen tanks work with electricity...phewwww..
Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by JayJustus(m): 4:34am On May 11, 2015
MrKnowitall:


Explain how it's Difficult. Nigerian visa is the easiest visa to get.


Nigerian visa is easy? what the hell this nigga saying go ask foreign nationals how cumbersome it was...see this one oooo...especially for USA citizens...ask them

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Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Pavore9: 4:36am On May 11, 2015
Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by Dollar101(m): 5:12am On May 11, 2015
JayJustus:
what are these ones saying single.entry visa to Japan is 4,000...Malaysian visa is 1000...s.pore is 6,000...some are what we call gratis which is free of charge...the countries mentioned there are countries less likely to have many of their nationals coming to Nigeria...so what's the fuss??

Wait a minute...did u just say Japan visa is 4000naira? Plus confirm this because I wouldn't want to say anything else I confirm what u jst said
Re: Nigerian Visa Goes For A Dollar In 13 Countries - Punch by 3ace(m): 5:20am On May 11, 2015
Nigerian parastatals with their lackadaisical attitude to change. Most of them are guilty of it. They just prefer their old ways of doing things. It's really annoying to visit a website where you think you can get valid information only to be greeted with stale ones which can even mislead you if you don't look carefully. Why build a website in the first place if you can't maintain it. A website is like a vehicle; throughout its useful life, you have to maintain it regularly to avoid disappointment. When mediocrity is celebrated, why wouldn't that one come on live TV to say; www.nscdc. *coughs* that's all. As per the value of our VISA, I'm optimistic that with time it will improve.

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