Friday October 31st, 2014
Friday October 31st, 2014
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Nigeria needs to scale through consideration of CLCS – Prof Awosika

  /   in Consular Advisory 7:09 pm   /   Comments

AS Nigeria awaits consideration from the United Nation’s Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shell (CLCS), the need to make available funds to the National Boundary Commission and the Extended Continental Shelf (ECS) office in New Yoke is said to be essentially imperative.

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What South Africans may be forgetting

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:04 am   /   Comments

South Africans hold pictures of former South African president Nelson Mandela as they pay tribute following his death in Johannesburg on December 5, 2013. Mandela, the revered icon of the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and one of the towering political figures of the 20th century, has died aged 95. Mandela, who was elected South Africa's first black president after spending nearly three decades in prison, had been receiving treatment for a lung infection at his Johannesburg home since September, after three months in hospital in a critical state. AFP PHOTO

By Vera Samuel Anyagafu and Prisca Sam-Duru Nigeria, along with other African countries, is identified as one of South Africa’s core regional source markets, as it has been extensively involved in South Africa’s increasing revenue. In recalling the aforementioned therefore, one wonders why 80 per cent out of the 400,000 Nigerians resident in South Africa,

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The price of migrating without genuine intentions (2)

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:02 am   /   Comments

By Vera Samuel  Anyagafu As concerned Nigerians continue to make passionate appeal to the government of President Goodluck Jonathan for speedy intervention on issues concerning Nigerians who are serving various jail terms in China prisons, the Nigerian Ambassador to China, Ambassador Wali on his part, has continued to warn immigrants against fake documentation. Vanguard Consular

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Countering illegal migration

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:00 am   /   Comments

*Foreign Affairs Minister, Gbenga Ashiru

THE rate at which African youths embark on illegal migration and the means through which majority of them embark on such journeys to choice countries abroad, calls for urgent attention by African leaders.

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India maintains stable visa policy with Nigeria – Malick

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:06 am   /   Comments

Mrs Rani Malick

THE Head, Indian High Commission, Lagos office, Rani Malick, has described India visa policy with Nigeria as stable, stressing that from the outset of both countries’ bi-national commission agreement, the duo have enjoyed a mutual understanding in diverse sectors.

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ANNID moves to integrate Nigerians abroad

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:18 am   /   Comments

Abike Dabiri

IN a bid to effectively address the challenges Nigerians encounter while residing in foreign countries, a non governmental organisation, NGO, known as All Nigerian Nationals In The Diaspora, ANNID, has been established.

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Study and work in Canada… what you need

  /   in Consular Advisory 7:50 pm   /   Comments

By Vera Samuel Anyagafu NIGERIAN students wishing to work while studying in Canada without a work permit are advised to ensure that they possess a valid study permit. It is also necessary that they do not get employed beyond the campus where they are registered as full-time students in a degree-granting course of study. It

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India embassy declares hassle-free visa regime

  /   in Consular Advisory 6:54 pm   /   Comments

THE India High Commissioner, Mr. Mahesh Sachdev, has disclosed that the Indian High Commission is neck deep in its efforts to ensure that it maintains a hassle-free visa regime for Nigerians who intend to migrate to the Republic of India for study purposes.

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Nigerians in China want consular office in Guangzhou

  /   in Consular Advisory, News 5:43 pm   /   Comments

Worried about the delay in processing travel documents, Nigerians in Guangdong province of China, have called on President Goodluck Jonathan to establish a consular office in the province to reduce their plights in the Asian country.

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Challenges of tackling ill treatment of Nigerian citizens abroad

  /   in Consular Advisory 5:35 pm   /   Comments

IN late November 2011, there was a published report of crisis in a Nigerian mission in Asia involving Nigerian citizens resident in Bangkok and former officials of the embassy. A video of that scene was posted on YouTube and it quickly went viral with very conflicting reports. Similar incidence occurred at embassy of Nigeria in Malaysia, all encompassing from sheer act of the embassies’ official neglect to its citizens.

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Sad tales from Nigerians in China

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:00 am   /   Comments

VARIOUS narratives about Nigerians resident in different countries abroad show how individuals are constantly subjected to various levels of inhuman treatment while in pursuit of existence. Little wonder some Nigerians are of the opinion that it is time Nigerians in Diaspora began dreaming of actualizing decent lives back in Nigeria.

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VFS not responsible for verification of documents’ authenticity – Vijayakumar

  /   in Consular Advisory 10:01 pm   /   Comments

Years before VFS Global was instituted to partner/collaborate with some foreign embassies in Nigeria in respect to visa application processing for Nigeria visa seekers, applicants were subjected to all sorts of inhuman conditions in order to procure visa to visit countries of choice.

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Towards improved VFS service to S-Africa visa applicants

  /   in Consular Advisory 7:55 pm   /   Comments

THE issue of ill treatment meted to Nigeria visa applicants by foreign embassies or their proxies has gone on for too long in the country, hence, the need for remedial measures, so that every visa applicant can experience less cumbersome visa processing.

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Basic criteria for Brazil employment visa

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:06 am   /   Comments

Intending Nigeria applicants seeking to obtain Brazil employment visa, are expected to meet up with the embassy’s stipulated requirements which include suitable educational qualifications and work experience. Other criteria for approval of same visa include a secured employment contract in Brazil, proof of adequate means of sustenance in Brazil, police confirmation to indicate that you have no criminal record, and a satisfactory medical examination document.

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Nigerians demand stress free visa to South Africa

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:15 am   /   Comments

FOLLOWING the deportation of a large number of Nigeria nationals under harsh and unfriendly treatment from South Africa early this year, with a flimsy excuse of having produced fake Yellow Fever Vaccine cards, and perhaps, unauthenticated documentation, a victim who refused to disclose his full names for reason of security, but simply demanded to be identified as Baldwin was up to his limits as he narrated his ordeal through processes of deportation from South Africa.

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US consulate remodels for quality Visa Services

  /   in Consular Advisory 10:28 pm   /   Comments

The United States Consul General Jeffery Hawkins has disclosed that the Consulate in Lagos is putting in over 30 million US Dollars for the renovation of its office in order to meet the increasing demands of applicants in the country.

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US assures Nigerians of good consular services

  /   in Consular Advisory 4:17 pm   /   Comments

It was a moment of joy for the United State’s Ambassador, Terrence P Macaulay, as well as staffers of the embassy as they ushered in their new Consul General to take up the mantle of leadership in overseeing visa matters for Nigeria applicants.

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Our strategy for citizens’ protection is working – India High Commission

  /   in Consular Advisory 7:00 pm   /   Comments

Mrs Rani Malick

The head Lagos office of the India High Commission, Mrs Rani Malick has disclosed that some of the strategies which the High Commission adopted for the security of lives and property of Indians in Nigeria have so far not failed especially with those that heeded the instructions on arrival in Nigeria.

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Obtaining Nigeria e-passport

  /   in Consular Advisory, Travel & Tourism   /   Comments

Comptroller-General, Nigeria Immigration Service, Mrs. Rose Uzoma

Possession of a Nigeria passport is undoubtedly imperative for every Nigeria citizen, either in readiness for an intended travel outside the Country or as proof to show that he/she is a bonafide citizen of Nigeria.

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Prerequisites for Canada conjugal partner visa

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:00 am   /   Comments

CONJUGAL partner visa/Spousal visa, a family reunification process, and one of the vital components of Canada’s immigration agenda, is made available to an applicant, who is married to a Canadian citizen or permanent resident and intends to get reunified with the spouse, following separation that may have resulted from war, persecution, or other legal barriers.

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Greece at a glance

  /   in Consular Advisory 12:00 am   /   Comments

The Greece embassy, having established diplomatic ties with Nigeria since 1970, with an embassy in Abuja and a Consulate in Lagos, to serve

Greek President, Karolos Papoulias

intending Nigeria travelers owing to the mutual relationship the two Countries enjoy, Greek owned Companies in Nigeria have interestingly and remarkable invested in the Nigeria economy which led to development of what one may call a small Greek business Community

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UK, Nigeria committed to open market

  /   in Consular Advisory   /   Comments

The British Government recently, published its Trade and Investment White Paper, an ambitious strategy aimed at nurturing International Trade and Investment relationships, which are billed to strengthen and enable developing Countries, build their own paths to growth.

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DV lottery: winners agitate for fair chance

  /   in Consular Advisory   /   Comments

It was announced last November during a press meeting with the United States consular officers at the public Affairs section of the US Consulate lagos, that 6000 Nigerians were targeted to scale through the US 2012 DV lottery

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Magic of an appeal

  /   in Consular Advisory 6:29 pm   /   Comments

Here, is an instance of the magic an appeal does in the event of visa refusal. On 23rd September, 2008, Lawale Kolapo Esq, a senior lawyer based here in the country was denied visa to visit his British family in the UK though his application met the requirements.

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2012 DV lottery: Notification mode changes

  /   in Consular Advisory   /   Comments

The consular section of the United States Consulate General in Lagos last Friday, at the Public Affairs section, broad street, Lagos, announced changes in the 2012 DV lottery winners notification mode which according to the consular officers who briefed newsmen, is aimed at addressing some of the issues constituting hindrances to a smooth operation.

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Appeal against VISA refusal

  /   in Consular Advisory   /   Comments

There are reported cases of Nigerians whose application to gain legal entry into foreign countries were turned down without the expected host country supplying cogent reasons for visa denial. In most cases, reasons for refusal are not explicit.

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Canada holds Education fair for Nigerian students

  /   in Consular Advisory 5:10 pm   /   Comments

The Canadian 2011 Education Fair for Nigeria Students scheduled to take place in Abuja and Lagos, which will feature over 40 Canadian institutions and Agencies, will provide a forum for presentations on their expertise, Capabilities, and Programmes.

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General information on Belgian visas

  /   in Consular Advisory   /   Comments

THE immediate past Ambassador of the kingdom of Belgium, Michael Dewez, recently affirmed to the fact that with his country housing the headquarter of European Union and Nigeria, being the center of west Africa, both countries stand to gain from more cooperation which brought about re-opening of talks towards re-establishing direct flights with Nigeria

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VISA: South Africa patners VFS

  /   in Consular Advisory 5:48 pm   /   Comments

The embassy is not without its own challenges as intending travelers from time to time are dissatisfied with the services of the embassy which merely stem from lack of proper knowledge on its operations and visa requirements.

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Uk Organises roadshow events in Nigeria

  /   in Consular Advisory   /   Comments

The two day roadshow events organized by the UK Trade and Investment(UKTI) in conjuction with the foreign and commonwealth office, prime sponsors access bank and the private sector with the theme, Making Nigeria your Goal is expected to take place, march 2011.

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Basics for obtaining US Student Visa

  /   in Consular Advisory   /   Comments

MANY Nigerians desiring to school in the United States of America most times, give up their dreams after failing to go through the stipulated process due to lack of adequate information.

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Department of states observes Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  /   in Consular Advisory 8:45 pm   /   Comments

Third Monday of January every year is observed by the United States of America’s Department of States and a few other embassies as Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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