10 Things To Know About Nigeria Visa Policy

10 things to know about 2020 Nigeria Visa policy

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10 Things To Know About Nigeria Visa Policy

With the official launch of the Nigeria Visa Policy (NVP) 2020 by President Buhari on Tuesday, here are some salient points to note and 10 things to Know About 2020 Nigeria Visa policy

A greater part of 2019 was devoted to conceiving and enunciating the policy

With retreats, conferences and engagements with stakeholders by the Nigeria Immigration Service. These held in August, October, and December, in Lagos, Benin, and Abuja, respectively. It was, therefore, not a hasty decision.

NVP 2020 is a global visa system, and there is biometrics linked to online applications for each applicant

Chances of criminals beating the system are negligible. Biometrics is to be conducted at port of entry.

Visa on Arrival to be issued only at airports, not at land borders

The policy only takes effect at the Airports. This include the Five international Airports in Nigeria, Abuja,Lagos, kanu,Port harcourt and Enugu.

There are three categories of visas

  1. short visit
  2. temporary
  3. permanent residence

From the previous six, there are now 79 classes of visa. There is Visa for Diaspora Nigerians by birth, with dual citizenship.

Visa on Arrival is only for short visits

there is little chance that visitors will come in to take jobs which should have been for Nigerians.

The system is automated

No cash transaction, so the chances of corruption are reduced.

NVP is part of a wider reform ‘NIS Border Strategy, 2019-2023

This are the board responsible for the visa reform.

It holds immense economic benefits for the country

As President Buhari said; “The Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 is intended to attract innovation, specialized skills and knowledge from abroad to complement locally available ones…it will support the attainment of a globally competitive economy for Nigeria by building on the efforts of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council. The policy is expected to improve the business environment, attract Foreign Direct Investment and boost tourism without compromising national security.”

2 thoughts on “10 Things To Know About Nigeria Visa Policy”
  1. Earlier this year Nigeria have introduced the visa on arrival policy despite the opposition of the Senate and the citizens. Even so that didn’t stop the Federal Government from implementing the visa policy and will introduced more visa categories for the new 2020 Nigeria visa policy.

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