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Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Biafrarep(m): 9:03am On Dec 05, 2021
Traveling abroad now seems to be at the top of to-do list of many Nigerians, and from the look of things, it is going to spike next year and beyond considering the gloomy situation of Nigeria's economy.

This now brings to question, is it necessary to use the services of travel agents?

Does agents improve the chances of one getting getting visa against DIY?

When I'm talking about traveling abroad, I don't necessarily mean migration on a permanent basis but also traveling for tourism or temporary work that requires maybe weeks or up to 6 months to one year and return. To countries such as US, Canada, UK or others in Asia and Europe.

Why I'm curious is because I have heard some school of thought saying:

"why would you use agents when you can DIY?"

"Agents are not reliable, they would even scam you!" Etc.

For Nigerians that traveled abroad successfully, did you make use of agents or you did the process yourself?

Asking for myself and hundreds of thousands of other Nigerians cry

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Biafrarep(m): 1:47pm On Dec 05, 2021
Na wa o, no one wants to say anything, even agents too

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by ednut1(m): 2:14pm On Dec 05, 2021
Biafrarep:
Na wa o, no one wants to say anything, even agents too
many nigerians use agents because they don't qualify for the visas. Agents help to arrange documents( real and fake). Sometimes it works, sometimes the people get caught and banned. Agents in nigeria are usually not registered and are quacks ( over 90% of them). They prey on peoples desperation, they have deceived many into going to dead end countries where you cant work or get papers. Many of them collect money and duped people.Agents to me need to be lynched. There are however some countries where you need them for work placements e.g arab countries. Since the agents are not registered you cant even disclose them on your application, they dont have any special quota in the embassy like many want to believe. DIY is the best way to go.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by ednut1(m): 2:22pm On Dec 05, 2021

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by CrownOfClay724: 3:23pm On Dec 05, 2021
Following.
Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by ILoveDemMANNA: 3:47pm On Dec 05, 2021
No, it is not.
Justwise advices members here day in day out.

Though there are some genuine ones amongst them, but they are hard to come across.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by signature2012(m): 3:48pm On Dec 05, 2021
Good and bad.
Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Eriokanmi: 3:48pm On Dec 05, 2021
Nope. DIY. You have the Internet on your phone. Research and read reviews on NL visa threads of the country you intend to visit. Most of the so called agents aren't as knowledgeable as you may have thought.

It's only Mars or space I've not visited in this world and I never consulted or engaged any agent. I remember booking night browsing at cyber cafes in those days , looking for information about schooling and traveling abroad while others would be chatting on yahoo messenger and watching porn. Youths of nowadays are so lazy.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by yesloaded: 3:48pm On Dec 05, 2021
It's not a must if you know your way

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Jestin: 3:48pm On Dec 05, 2021
The assistance of an expert is important

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by ILoveDemMANNA: 3:48pm On Dec 05, 2021

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by maak400: 3:49pm On Dec 05, 2021
I once fell into the hands of 419 visa agents introduced to me by my older bro. Those bastards swindled me of my hard-earned money because my bro trusted them and told me they are legit. He encouraged me to use them even though I was sceptical. I have always processed my traveling myself without using agents because 99 percent of them are fraudulent. That's how they disappeared with my huge savings angry
Osho and Kola anywhere you are, you will experience sorrows and suffering all the days of your life. Amen.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by WlNNERLY: 3:49pm On Dec 05, 2021
Biafrarep:
Na wa o, no one wants to say anything, even agents too
its annoyng when they ignore important topics like this. personally, i always use agents to avoid stress.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Nobody: 3:49pm On Dec 05, 2021
Is it necessary to use a travel agent? No! But the issue is that they have more experience and have dealt with a variety of cases, as such using them isn't a bad idea. It'll save you the cost and time involved in doing personal research and eliminate unnecessary errors, which could make you spend more or risk visa denial, especially if you're not the meticulous type.

PS: 90% of you who think you can do it alone would make a lot of mistakes even filling the visa application form so why not leave it to the experts?

Oversabi isn't always the best thing.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by BlessingPeter(f): 3:49pm On Dec 05, 2021
It depends.
If you have time to research properly, you may not need agents.
I am sure there are some threads on Nairaland that will give step by step guide.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Lionize: 3:49pm On Dec 05, 2021
Not if you can study the process and pay attention to details.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by moscobabs(m): 3:49pm On Dec 05, 2021
angry
Here to learn
Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by revived: 3:50pm On Dec 05, 2021
E go be
Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Swagt101(m): 3:50pm On Dec 05, 2021
It's very unnecessary, try to do it yourself to avoid stories that touches the heart!
Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by LesbianBoy(m): 3:51pm On Dec 05, 2021
It is not necessary but don't lie to yourself.

Are you very good in researching informations and doing things independently VERY WELL? If no, then use an agent.

Applying for visa is not time for experiment especially with the way Nigeria is and how people dey japa left, right, center.

Some people because of stinginess, lie to themselves that they can do it on their own. They make mistakes and when they are refused visa they blame village people grin grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Naijayouth(m): 3:51pm On Dec 05, 2021
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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by nkemoma(m): 3:51pm On Dec 05, 2021
No.. If you are Legit you can do it yourself

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by kponkedenge(m): 3:51pm On Dec 05, 2021
I personally wouldn't need an agent because I have all the necessary documents should I decide I want to travel for visiting and come back any time.

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Perfecttouch(m): 3:52pm On Dec 05, 2021
Two times I used an agent, first time was scammed by them, second time, was denied.
Affliction will never rise the third time in Jesus name (AMEN)

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Lanre4uonly(m): 3:52pm On Dec 05, 2021
Whatever will be will surely be.
Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by mrdharkchild(m): 3:53pm On Dec 05, 2021
Opinions are opinions and will never be a standard. Using agents ain't bad at all. It depends on you. Always use a certified agent. As Nigerians, we Always look for justification of our criticism and also, we drag people into believing in it.

If it doesn't work for u, leave am, but it has worked for me and my family, thanks.

Always pick what works for u and allow others to do the same. Wetin work for Mr. A must not work for Mr. B. If e nor work for u, e nor mean say e bad

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by daddytime(m): 3:53pm On Dec 05, 2021
We go nowhere...

We dey here to dey welcome una back home... grin

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by KanoFirstSon: 3:53pm On Dec 05, 2021
So after causing mayhem and destroying South East, you now want to run away. You want to go join Ekpa to continue to set Southeast region on fire?
The fire u set for others will consume u also

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by Nigeriaaa1960(f): 3:54pm On Dec 05, 2021
May God shame POVERTY In our life... Atiku, adeboye, otedola, don jazz, davido all these guys wouldn't even contemplate on the issue of yeye "AGENT"

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Re: Is It Necessary To Use Agent For Visa Processing/procurement? by kingscare1(m): 3:54pm On Dec 05, 2021
Genuine ones yes.
Best way to travel is through school because it's very straightforward and with low hitches provided you carefully comply with each steps along the way.

Keep money for school fees sha and pile your account or do fake account piling (I can help) for them to believe that you have money and will not be a burden to them when you come over. These will have them believe that you are just there to study at your own expense.


Good luck to everyone on a mission to Japa out of this messed up country, its worth it.

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