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Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by nwakibie3(m): 4:33pm On Jun 25, 2018
The new policy imposes an additional $90 on foreigners arriving the country as Biometric Visa-On-Arrival charge, apart from the visa fees they had already paid in their respective countries before embarking on the journey to Nigeria.

here was chaos at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos, on Monday as the new immigration policy of $90 caught many foreigners arriving the country unawares.

The new policy imposes an additional $90 on foreigners arriving the country as Biometric Visa-On-Arrival charge, apart from the visa fees they had already paid in their respective countries before embarking on the journey to Nigeria.

The new policy was supposed to have taken effect on June 11, 2018, but was shifted by another two weeks for unknown reasons.

Foreigners were also compelled to pay additional $20 as service charge to the Federal Government through the concessionaire that the service was concessioned to.

At the airport, many travellers who were unaware of the new policy were stranded and were not allowed to pass through the immigration counters until they had paid the $90.

Some of them later used their credit cards for the payment of the two sums, while others had to pay the money through their agents or companies in Nigeria.

For instance, South Africans paid the sum of $58 as visa fee for Nigeria in their country, but were still compelled to pay the sum of $90 as biometrics and additional $20 for processing on arrival at Lagos Airport.

The new policy of $90 of biometric did not exempt the countries that Nigeria already has gratis with, as their citizens were equally compelled to pay the sum. These are counties where citizens don’t pay for visa before visiting Nigeria because of the reciprocity agreement between the two countries.

Some of the countries with gratis with Nigeria include Mauritius, Barbados, Dominica, Fiji Island and Haiti.

There was a huge complaint from many of the travellers or their representatives in Nigeria who said they were not informed of the new policy, as there was no enlightenment campaign by the service.

When SaharaReporters visited one of the arriving lounges at Lagos Airport, it was observed that when Emirates Airlines arrived the country from Diubai, immigration officials at the terminal were helpless as the service had been concessioned to a concessionaire.

An immigration source told our correspondent that the collection of the sum on visa-on-arrival was taken away from immigration and handed over to a private firm about a year ago in the name of Ease-of-Doing-Business policy of the Federal Government, which came on stream last June.

The source said: “This is a real fraud by this concessionaire. How can you impose additional $90 as biometrics on foreigners coming into the country? Most of these foreigners have already secured their visas before coming here and you still impose additional charges on them. Apart from this $90, they still pay another $20 as processes. What are they processing?

“This so called Ease-of-Doing-Business is being hijacked and it’s turning to hardship on the people. The biometric is unnecessary as this had already been done with their finger prints on issuance of international passports in their respective countries. Or is Nigeria saying they don’t trust the systems in some of these countries?

“As it is now, immigration officials at all entry points are just observers in the entire process while the concessionaires collect the sum and put it into a dedicated account. Some of the travellers especially from South Africa paid $58 as visa fee in their country and were still compelled to pay the sum of $90 as biometrics and additional $20 for processing on arrival in Lagos."

Besides, a source close to immigration confided in our correspondent that the scarcity of Nigerian international passport in recent times s because the passport is now being produced in Malaysia, rather than the country as was the practice in the past.

According to the source, the new system began the moment the printing of the international passport was taken away from immigration and concessioned to a private firm.


http://saharareporters.com/2018/06/25/chaos-lagos-airport-immigration-imposes-90-visa-arrival-charge-foreigners

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by pharmzy(m): 8:37pm On Jun 25, 2018
Nawao

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by madjam(m): 8:37pm On Jun 25, 2018
dd
Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by nittroboy(m): 8:37pm On Jun 25, 2018
I hope it is zoo
This country is totally flummoxed cheesy

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by tejpot(m): 8:37pm On Jun 25, 2018
Useless immigration

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by Moreoffaith(m): 8:37pm On Jun 25, 2018
Funke!!!

Aye mi temi bami

Abi iru iluwo wa leleyi ntori olorun.

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by TolaTosin: 8:37pm On Jun 25, 2018
Nigeria is scam

These agencies are under pressure to turn in certain amounts monthly as revenue.

Customs
Nigerian Port Authority
Immigration etc


You can't blame them, blame CBN, Minister of Finance and Buhari

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by peacengine(m): 8:37pm On Jun 25, 2018
Good, no be by force to come, they are doing business here illegally, it's time to reap these guys off

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by erico2k2(m): 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
THis one una start so, Una go fit bear am? cos those countries go impose thier onw ohhh.

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by IgbosAreOsus: 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
They should go back to their country if they can't pay





Nonsense.


Nigerians are exploited in 10 folds in other countries.

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by stigmond(m): 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
All this rootless impromptu policy that is of no importance, why can't they add it up on the Visa fee That's what happen when neophytes are in top echelon of governmental bodies!!!

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by IronTete(m): 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
[b]Dream
Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by Nobody: 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
undecided
Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by CallejonJorge: 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
Naija don get mind!??

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by BiggyBamBam: 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
Trying to make money from SCOAN visitors?

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by mruwaifo(m): 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
Very good development. No be only we go dey pay them .

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by mytime24(f): 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
Ole thief carry am go cool

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by JandyJ(m): 8:38pm On Jun 25, 2018
Curruption

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by ProfSule(m): 8:39pm On Jun 25, 2018
Hmmm....Good one, notice was given nah.

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by erico2k2(m): 8:39pm On Jun 25, 2018
mruwaifo:
Very good development. No be only we go dey pay them .
r u for real? tell me one country that does that?

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by sirusX(m): 8:39pm On Jun 25, 2018
Just when we were trying to manage things....someone wants to add extra sand to the garri

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by erico2k2(m): 8:39pm On Jun 25, 2018
BiggyBamBam:
Trying to make money from SCOAN visitors?
Hmm I never thought of it like that ahahah,

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by donvicky2007: 8:40pm On Jun 25, 2018
This is day time robbery.

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by erico2k2(m): 8:40pm On Jun 25, 2018
sirusX:
Just when we were trying to manage things....someone wants to add extra sand to the garri
This might back fire.

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by Holocene(m): 8:40pm On Jun 25, 2018
Lol...this country no go kill me with laugh.
Even government don begin do Yahoo Yahoo.. grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by otokx(m): 8:40pm On Jun 25, 2018
Immigration have their hands full with issuance of passports. The booklets are almost always never available.

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by Kendumazy(m): 8:41pm On Jun 25, 2018
We will get used to it. No be we Nigerians? We too mumu for our government. If na lie, carry placard say you wan go protest am tomorrow.
Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by erico2k2(m): 8:41pm On Jun 25, 2018
IgbosAreOsus:
They should go back to their country if they can't pay





Nonsense.


Nigerians are exploited in 10 folds in other countries.
like what?

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Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by OBAGADAFFI: 8:41pm On Jun 25, 2018
grin
Re: Lagos Airport: Immigration Imposes $90 Visa-on-arrival Charge On Foreigners by RexTramadol1(m): 8:41pm On Jun 25, 2018
Government Yahoo.

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