ALERT: Nigeria Consulate not issuing express visas

2017-03-30 11:43 - Boipelo Mokgothu
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Cape Town- Due to an undergoing Internal Audit, Nigeria Consulate will not be issuing any express visas at the moment. 

There is currently no indication of when the express visa will be back in place, but travellers are advised to arrange travel dates accordingly. 

Meanwhile, Muhammad Babandede, the controller-general of the Nigerian Immigration Service announced that the  NIS has launched an online 48-hour Visa on Arrival system. 

SEE: Nigeria warns: Don't travel to US, valid visa holders barred

“This is to ensure that all genuine requests for Visa on Arrival facility from any part of the world are processed and issued within 48 hours (two working days),” says Badandede. 

In order for the visa to be effective, travellers need to register with the NIS online and provide travel details and a letter of approval will be issued. 

“This is a product of ongoing visa reforms to bring Nigeria to par with standard practices worldwide with the elimination of unnecessary bureaucratic visa processing procedures in Nigerian Missions abroad,” he says. 

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