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|Nigeria Visa---most Expensive by Okoroawusa: 11:49pm On May 16, 2018|
United States citizens pay as much as $270 for a single-entry visa, The US nationals are charged $160 for consular services, another $100 for administration, and $10 for processing.
According to data obtained from the website of the Nigeria Immigration Services (NIS), Nigeria charges nationals of Bangladesh $253 for visa application, Belize ($200), Chile ($200), India ($253), Indonesia ($245), Ireland ($170), Israel ($169), UAE ($150), South Africa ($58), United Kingdom ($144), China ($64), and Malaysia ($6).
The Public Relations Officer of the NIS, Sunday James, however, told Daily Trust that he was not aware that the country’s visa was among the most expensive. “I’m not aware that our visa is on the high side,” he said when asked for explanations on why Nigeria’s visa application fees are high. 114,958 visas issued in 2017
Though Nigeria can’t be classified as a high- end tourist destination, data from the website of NIS indicates foreigners are trooping into the country. A total of 114,958 different classes of visas were issued in 2017 alone, the NIS said.
Nigerian missions in the United States of America, United Kingdom, and China recorded the highest number of visas issued. For the Chinese, the high rate of their influx may be connected to the multiple numbers of capital projects they are executing across the country. UK-London led with 15,304 followed by USA- Washington DC with 15,120 visas issued. China - Beijing had 14,314; South-Africa - Pretoria, 10,047; Johannesburg 5,346; Berlin - Germany 5,454; Paris-France 5,383; Stockholm- Sweden 3,711; The Hague - Netherlands 4,984; Berne- Switzerland 1,841.
Also following the ease of doing the business policy of the government, 22,620 visas on arrival were issued last year.
The NIS said it made a gross revenue of N35.7 billion from passport fees, residence permit extension of visitors pass, ECOWAS/AA address verification and non-refundable passport admin charges during the year. It also said $27.3 million was realised from visa and passport fees at foreign missions.
|Re: Nigeria Visa---most Expensive by Iolo(m): 11:32am On May 23, 2018|
Doesn't look overpriced to me.
It mostly reciprocates what the foreign countries charge us.
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