Africa: Nigeria Immigration Service begins web-based application for Visa-On-Arrival

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The Nigeria Immigration Service has migrated to a web-based portal for processing of Visa-On-Arrival applications with effect from May 13. Its Public Relations Officer, Mr Sunday James, announced this in a statement on Monday. James said that prior to the migration to a web-based portal, applicants were expected to forward applications for visa via email or hard copy to the […]

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Africa: Nigeria Immigration Service commence Issuance of New International Passport April 29

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The Nigeria Immigration Service will commence the issuance of the much awaited New International Passport on the 29th April, 2019. With the new passport, you can get up to 10 years validity as against the outgoing one that has a maximum validity of 5 years. The new passport which will now be applied for and paid for online, has also […]

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Africa: Immigration ranks 84% in ease of doing business at Lagos Airport

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The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) ranked 84% and has been named the most efficient agency in terms of service delivery and compliance to the Federal Government’s Executive Order 001 around the nation’s airports. The NIS was rated above other agencies like the Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service which scored 69%, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) with 52%, Nigeria Civil Aviation […]

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Africa: Immigration boss approves expansion of visa on arrival counters

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Comptroller General of Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) Mr. Mohammed Bandede has given approval for the expansion of Visa On Arrival counters of the service at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport( MMIA), Lagos Command. Currently, NIS has two Visa on Arrival counters at the D and E wings of the airport. The move to increase the counters was sequel to available […]

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Tourism: South Africa reciprocates, stops Visa free travel by New Zealand

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South Africa reciprocates, stops Visa free travel by New Zealand On Tuesday Malusi Gigaba, in response to New Zealand’s updated visa regulations, announced that South Africa will no longer be a visa-free travel zone for them either. “Reciprocity is a national principle. Therefore, in view of the afore-mentioned, a decision was taken to reciprocate by withdrawing the visa exemption which […]

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NLC president Wabba refused entry into Togo

Soji-Eze Fagbemi- Abuja IN what looks like a further dent on the image of Nigeria and disrespect for the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and its 16-member states, the Togolese government, on Monday, refused the president of NLC, Comrade Ayuba Wabba, entrance into Togo. Besides, the government of Togo rejected the valid ECOWAS travel certificate, which allowed any […]

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Does Uganda have the most Expensive Visa in East Africa?

By Renn Offor On the 20th February 2014, in Uganda, the presidents of Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda officially launched the new common tourist visa. The three countries combined in that region attract more than 4million visitors each year, and the single tourist visa was to be a major milestone in the development of a common tourism promotion strategy, which will […]

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Zimbabwe targets and relaxes visa controls for Chinese tourists

The Zimbabwean government on Thursday announced a new visa regime that relaxes visa controls or tourists travelling in groups from China and 36 other countries who can now obtain visa on arrival. The new visa regime comes into force with immediate effect, Zimbabwean immigration officials said. China has been on category C of Zimbabwe’s visa regime, which requires foreign nationals […]

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South Africa to rescind visa barriers as inter Ministerial committee recommends review

Good news for foreign tourists – the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) tasked with reviewing South Africa’s immigration regulations has recommended that biometric visa applications be made on arrival in South Africa. Accredited international travel agents will be able to make visa applications on their clients’ behalf, negating the need for in-person applications. Also, foreign minors will no longer be required to […]

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