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Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 5:01am On Nov 30, 2015
Hi all

I'm British born, living in the UK

I am not sure if this has been covered anywhere before, I did a search on Nairaland to no avail smiley

I travel a lot to Nigeria to see my husband, and we are living in separate countries due to the stringent UK immigration laws on spouse visas.

I have been to Nigeria 3 times in the last 12 months and each time I have had to get a visit visa which is in the region of £300 each time before flight tickets and antimalarial drugs.

If not for this I would be able to fly more often to see my hubby.


I came across this site after intrusive research and i think i have finally found the answer, I just need to know if i can apply for this CERPAC (Combined Expatriate Residence Permit and Aliens Card)-Exempted Persons (Diplomats, Government Officials (GO’s), Niger-wives, Non Governmental Organization (NGO’s) are to be issued CERPAC Gratis.

the web link is http://www.immigration.gov.ng/index.php?id=7

NIGER-WIVES

Formal letter of request from Nigerian husband accepting Immigration Responsibility
Formal letter of request from the wife
Photocopies of the first five (5) pages of husband’s Nigeria Standard passport
Photocopy of marriage Certificate
Duly completed form IMM22 in triplicate copies with three (3) recent passport photographs
Applicant’s National Passport


There is nothing that mentions if I need to be living in Nigeria to qualify for this, I would greatly appreciate any input from those who have or know of someone who has applied for this before.

Kind Regards
Re: Niger Wives by ariyebaba(m): 11:24am On Nov 30, 2015
@ OP, Niger or Nigeria ?
Re: Niger Wives by symbianDON(m): 11:46am On Nov 30, 2015
@op: i suggest you speak to your husband about this. he can easily seek clarification by visiting the immigrations office here in nigeria. best of luck.

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 11:26pm On Nov 30, 2015
ariyebaba:
@ OP, Niger or Nigeria ?

A Niger-wife is a foreign or alien woman married to a man who is a Nigerian citizen. The term is actually the shortened form of Nigerian wife and is the official term used by the Nigerian Immigration Service for a non-Nigerian woman married to a Nigerian. There exists an association of foreign wives married to Nigerians called “Niger-wives Association”; they started meeting in Lagos in 1979 and called themselves Niger-wives which in turn has become the official term used by the Nigerian Immigration Service.

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 11:32pm On Nov 30, 2015
symbianDON:
@op: i suggest you speak to your husband about this. he can easily seek clarification by visiting the immigrations office here in nigeria. best of luck.

I have asked hubby to find out, and I've emailed the Nigerian High Commission here in the UK, would be amazing if I could then I can see hubby more then 6 monthly.

What ever I find out I will definitely share on here, for others to see as this is interesting, and i know many people are against mixed relationships/marriage but I personally would never allow others opinions to cloud my mind over my husband and I.

thank you and God bless

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Re: Niger Wives by symbianDON(m): 1:14pm On Dec 01, 2015
Portsmouth86:


I have asked hubby to find out, and I've emailed the Nigerian High Commission here in the UK, would be amazing if I could then I can see hubby more then 6 monthly.

What ever I find out I will definitely share on here, for others to see as this is interesting, and i know many people are against mixed relationships/marriage but I personally would never allow others opinions to cloud my mind over my husband and I.

thank you and God bless
you are welcome. it's heart-warming to read that you are very pleased with your marriage. i will also try to find out more on the issue at hand. should get any meaningful information, i will be quite glad to post it here.

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 3:18pm On Dec 01, 2015
symbianDON:

you are welcome. it's heart-warming to read that you are very pleased with your marriage. i will also try to find out more on the issue at hand. should get any meaningful information, i will be quite glad to post it here.

That is very kind of you smiley

Thank you

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 11:43pm On Dec 03, 2015
update: @Justwise, @symbianDON, @ariyebaba
I emailed the people who we do the visa applications and they have sent the following response:

Tue 01/12/2015 11:55
support@innovate1services.com

Dear Karen
Please visit www.innovate1services.com website, and log in with your email address.
Please select "Application >> NIS Application" link to begin the application process. Upon completion of your application you will receive an Application ID and Reference Number, you will need to submit the payment for this application. Once the payment is completed, you will receive an email with payment details and a link to print your payment receipt and acknowledgement slip. You will need to submit a printed copy of both the payment receipt and acknowledgment slip along with your application form and supporting documents to your local Embassy for further processing.

Please follow this link for more details:
https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/passportguidelines

We hope that your request was resolved to your satisfaction.

Sincerely,
INNOVATE1 Services Support


---------------------------------------------------------Email below I sent--------------------------------------

From: Karen

Sent on: Monday, November 30, 2015 8:39:14 PM
To: SUPPORT@INNOVATE1SERVICES.COM

Subject: NIGER WIFE VISA


Hi

Please could you advise how I go about applying for the Niger wife visa, my husband is Nigerian and resides in Lagos.

I am trying to apply as his wife for the indefinite re-entry into Nigeria so that I can visit him more often than I can at the moment with the high visa fees as a visitor, it is preventing us having a right to family life.

Thank you

Karen


So I am seeing positive results from my investigation smiley

I am now awaiting for further clarification from the Nigerian High Commission, this could help so many non Nigerian spouses to be able to travel to Nigeria without having to keep paying visitor visa fees... God bless us all smiley

I will be replying as I am sure the Niger Wife fees are exempt smiley

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Re: Niger Wives by symbianDON(m): 2:44pm On Dec 04, 2015
Portsmouth86:
update: @Justwise, @symbianDON, @ariyebaba
I emailed the people who we do the visa applications and they have sent the following response:

Tue 01/12/2015 11:55
support@innovate1services.com

Dear Karen
Please visit www.innovate1services.com website, and log in with your email address.
Please select "Application >> NIS Application" link to begin the application process. Upon completion of your application you will receive an Application ID and Reference Number, you will need to submit the payment for this application. Once the payment is completed, you will receive an email with payment details and a link to print your payment receipt and acknowledgement slip. You will need to submit a printed copy of both the payment receipt and acknowledgment slip along with your application form and supporting documents to your local Embassy for further processing.

Please follow this link for more details:
https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/passportguidelines

We hope that your request was resolved to your satisfaction.

Sincerely,
INNOVATE1 Services Support


---------------------------------------------------------Email below I sent--------------------------------------

From: Karen

Sent on: Monday, November 30, 2015 8:39:14 PM
To: SUPPORT@INNOVATE1SERVICES.COM

Subject: NIGER WIFE VISA


Hi

Please could you advise how I go about applying for the Niger wife visa, my husband is Nigerian and resides in Lagos.

I am trying to apply as his wife for the indefinite re-entry into Nigeria so that I can visit him more often than I can at the moment with the high visa fees as a visitor, it is preventing us having a right to family life.

Thank you

Karen


So I am seeing positive results from my investigation smiley

I am now awaiting for further clarification from the Nigerian High Commission, this could help so many non Nigerian spouses to be able to travel to Nigeria without having to keep paying visitor visa fees... God bless us all smiley

I will be replying as I am sure the Niger Wife fees are exempt smiley


great! congratulations. i am sure they will grant the visa you require in the end.

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Re: Niger Wives by untainted: 6:20am On Dec 05, 2015
Portsmouth86:
update: @Justwise, @symbianDON, @ariyebaba
I emailed the people who we do the visa applications and they have sent the following response:

Tue 01/12/2015 11:55
support@innovate1services.com

Dear Karen
Please visit www.innovate1services.com website, and log in with your email address.
Please select "Application >> NIS Application" link to begin the application process. Upon completion of your application you will receive an Application ID and Reference Number, you will need to submit the payment for this application. Once the payment is completed, you will receive an email with payment details and a link to print your payment receipt and acknowledgement slip. You will need to submit a printed copy of both the payment receipt and acknowledgment slip along with your application form and supporting documents to your local Embassy for further processing.

Please follow this link for more details:
https://portal.immigration.gov.ng/pages/passportguidelines

We hope that your request was resolved to your satisfaction.

Sincerely,
INNOVATE1 Services Support


---------------------------------------------------------Email below I sent--------------------------------------

From: Karen

Sent on: Monday, November 30, 2015 8:39:14 PM
To: SUPPORT@INNOVATE1SERVICES.COM

Subject: NIGER WIFE VISA


Hi

Please could you advise how I go about applying for the Niger wife visa, my husband is Nigerian and resides in Lagos.

I am trying to apply as his wife for the indefinite re-entry into Nigeria so that I can visit him more often than I can at the moment with the high visa fees as a visitor, it is preventing us having a right to family life.

Thank you

Karen


So I am seeing positive results from my investigation smiley

I am now awaiting for further clarification from the Nigerian High Commission, this could help so many non Nigerian spouses to be able to travel to Nigeria without having to keep paying visitor visa fees... God bless us all smiley

I will be replying as I am sure the Niger Wife fees are exempt smiley


You are a very beautiful woman with a never say die attitude. Your husband is lucky to have you. May God continue to bless your union. I wish you luck in your noble quest!

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Re: Niger Wives by justwise(m): 9:15pm On Dec 05, 2015
@Portsmouth86

Has the Nigerian embassy replied your email?

I just spoken to somebody who Served as a diplomat and he said such permit exist but you need to contact Nigerian embassy in London for requirements. He also said you can apply from Nigeria anytime you visit Nigeria through ministry of interior affairs.

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 11:06pm On Dec 05, 2015
justwise:

@Portsmouth86

Has the Nigerian embassy replied your email?

I just spoken to somebody who Served as a diplomat and he said such permit exist but you need to contact Nigerian embassy in London for requirements. He also said you can apply from Nigeria anytime you visit Nigeria through ministry of interior affairs.

Hi Justwise,

i have indeed contacted the Nigerian High Commision, waiting on a response, sent a second response cc'd hc@nigeriahc.org.uk, gsp@services.gov.n and immigrationservices@nigeriahc.org.uk

I also found that is true i could have done it when i was out there smiley

Good stuff to know though smiley

thanks for asking too

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 11:10pm On Dec 05, 2015
untainted:

You are a very beautiful woman with a never say die attitude. Your husband is lucky to have you. May God continue to bless your union. I wish you luck in your noble quest!

That is very kind of you.

I just want the freedom to see my husband any time work commitments allow.

We have submitted his Spouse visa application, though i will still continue to travel to Naija to see his family (even if hubby cant come)

God bless

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Re: Niger Wives by justwise(m): 9:59pm On Dec 06, 2015
Portsmouth86:


Hi Justwise,

i have indeed contacted the Nigerian High Commision, waiting on a response, sent a second response cc'd hc@nigeriahc.org.uk, gsp@services.gov.n and immigrationservices@nigeriahc.org.uk

I also found that is true i could have done it when i was out there smiley

Good stuff to know though smiley

thanks for asking too

Hope you get a reply from them but they are good at replying inquiries

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 1:20am On Dec 07, 2015
justwise:


Hope you get a reply from them but they are good at replying inquiries

I am sure they will, most of those email addresses came back with error though despite them being on the main Immigration website and under the contact us page on ministry of interior affairs.

I will email them the same response every week until they get so bored that they have to respond haha smiley

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 6:00am On Dec 13, 2015
Hi all

just an update, i havent yet got any responses however i did go on the Nigerian High Commission website
and it seems there is a new company dealing with their visa requests called OIS Services and there is a new Nigerian Spouse visa option, which was not available before

the links:
[url]http://oisservices.com/visas-det.php?id=MjQ= [/url]
NIGERIAN’S SPOUSE VISA Apply for a Nigerian’s Spouse Visa if you can provide a marriage certificate. If you are not legally married please apply for a Visitor’s Visa.


I will read some more on it this evening and update smiley

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 2:24am On Dec 19, 2015
I'm still waiting for a response to my emails, i have resent them again smiley

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Re: Niger Wives by mcaylife(m): 10:07am On Dec 19, 2015
I know how you feel. its very depressing leaving far away from the person you love. I am in it too. got married to an American citizen too. she just left back home last week. we was thinking about getting her the Niger wife visa but decided since am going to be joining her soon we can apply for it when I get there for other visits in the future. with the look of things I guess u guys are doing your spousal visa thing right. how long more do u have to wait till he is approved to come meet you? if the time isn't much I guess u can wait till he gets there before applying for the Niger wives visa.

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Re: Niger Wives by justwise(m): 10:35am On Dec 19, 2015
Portsmouth86:
I'm still waiting for a response to my emails, i have resent them again smiley

Sadly you are likely to wait even longer.
Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 7:42pm On Dec 19, 2015
justwise:


Sadly you are likely to wait even longer.

thats no issue, were on working day 26 now so passing faster than I thought, i want to fly out to bring hubby back once visa is granted and i will then sort out the Niger Wives visa after i enter on the new Nigerian spouse visa smiley
Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 9:47am On Jan 30, 2016
Ok so you all may have thought I have been a bit quiet on this subject, however far from it, I continued to email around all the Nigerian immigration emails and finally got a response...@Justwise @mcaylife @untainted @symbianDON, INNOVATE 1 Services Support put me on to the right people in the end smiley

From: Usman Usman Kuso <uukuso@newworkssolution.com>
Sent: 26 January 2016 09:55
To: Karen Bakare
Cc: tbamanga@newworkssolution.com
Subject: Re: FW: Niger wife visa

Hello Karen,

You need to come to Abuja by using Entry Visa Subject to regularisation(STR) to regularise your status as a Niger wife you will need to present your marriage certificate and your husband will introduce you and formally apply for the Niger wife status.

Thank you


------------------

Usman
New Works Solutions and Investments Ltd.
+2348067043909

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On Tue, Jan 26, 2016 at 2:12 AM, Karen wrote:
Dear Sirs.

I was asked to forward my original email to your email addresses
Please see in the email trail my original enquiry, as you will see I have tried on numerous occasions to find information on this, so I would be greatly appreciate if you could assist.


Karen


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
From: NIS-Support <nis-support@newworkssolution.com>
Sent: Mon 25/01/2016 11:25
To: Karen
Subject: Niger wife visa


Hi Karen,

Thank you for writing to customer care.

You can write an email to following address for your query.

Mr. Usman Usman Kuso | Email: uukuso@newworkssolution.com
Mr. Tahir Bamanga | Email: tbamanga@newworkssolution.com

Sincerely,

INNOVATE 1 Services Support
.

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From: Karen
Sent: 13 December 2015 03:48
To: 'nis-support@newworkssolution.com'
Subject: Niger wife visa

Good day Sir/Madam

I was wondering if you could kindly assist me.

I am a British citizen, living in the UK, I am married to a Nigerian National who is still resident in Lagos.

I have traveled to Lagos on my own now 3 times in the last 12 months and we got married in Ikoyi in March 2015'

I have been researching day and night to find out about Visa’s into Nigeria as at the moment I have been paying around £300 for each visitor’s visa, which of course when added to the cost of flights, travel insurance and antimalarial medication, is quite a lot before I can depart for Lagos and I would love to be able to see my husband more often than I have been.

I would like to know if I can apply for the Niger wife (CERPAC) visa that I have come to discover its existence.

Thank you in advance

Karen

Re: Niger Wives by justwise(m): 11:16am On Jan 30, 2016
@Portsmouth86

Good job, finally you know where to start the processing now.
Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 6:02pm On Jan 30, 2016
justwise:
@Portsmouth86

Good job, finally you know where to start the processing now.

Yea I will do that when I next go to Nigeria, ive decided im no longer going to bring him here as I only just went in October, and really cant afford to go yet sad

I think this is also good information for others to know that is in a similar position

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Re: Niger Wives by nigeianoyibo: 1:21am On Mar 30, 2016
I got a niger wife visa very easily in owerri. I went to immigration. It was free and I got a temporary resident permit with it also. I think they last for the life of your passport. I need to get a new passport so will have to get visa and when i go back to nigeria get it put on my new passport.

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Re: Niger Wives by Flexherbal(m): 5:06am On Mar 30, 2016
You can send some to their office to help you verify.

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Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 6:36am On Mar 30, 2016
Flexherbal:
You can send some to their office to help you verify.
Thank you for that smiley i will surely enquire

nigeianoyibo:
I got a niger wife visa very easily in owerri. I went to immigration. It was free and I got a temporary resident permit with it also. I think they last for the life of your passport. I need to get a new passport so will have to get visa and when i go back to Nigeria get it put on my new passport.

That's good to know, thanks so much. It took me so long to get some information on this you wouldn't believe sad

Did you get it after entering on a visitor visa?
If you got it in Owerri then I should be able to get this in Lagos, do you think?

FYI..For expired visas I would imagine you can just travel with both passports smiley

My husband was granted his spouse visa in Feb, and is now here in the UK, so I will get it next time we go back to Naija smiley
Re: Niger Wives by Portsmouth86(f): 1:38am On Apr 21, 2016
mcaylife:
I know how you feel. its very depressing leaving far away from the person you love. I am in it too. got married to an American citizen too. she just left back home last week. we was thinking about getting her the Niger wife visa but decided since am going to be joining her soon we can apply for it when I get there for other visits in the future. with the look of things I guess u guys are doing your spousal visa thing right. how long more do u have to wait till he is approved to come meet you? if the time isn't much I guess u can wait till he gets there before applying for the Niger wives visa.

Hes here now smiley since 13th Feb
Re: Niger Wives by bigfatthing(m): 11:20pm On May 25, 2016
Portsmouth86:


Hello Mrs......... Please I wanna make some enquiries from you regarding your marriage in Nigeria. You said you got married In Nigeria, please what sort of documents were required of you at the customary court. Thanks in advance
Re: Niger Wives by MrsSholagbade16: 11:55pm On May 25, 2016
Portsmouth86:


That is very kind of you.

I just want the freedom to see my husband any time work commitments allow.

We have submitted his Spouse visa application, though i will still continue to travel to Naija to see his family (even if hubby cant come)

God bless

Portsmouth86- how did u go about getting ur spouse visa for ur husband? I am in the Sam boat as u and we don't know where to start or what to do bout the spouse visa but we want to get it for him?

Also can I get a CERPAC if I go to Nigeria on a tourist visa but show our marriage certificates and stuff?

Any help would be appreciated thankyou

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