Why Nigerians Are Denied UK Visa - Nigerian High Commissioner

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(m) at 25-01-2014 09:40PM (6 years ago)

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Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida, has explained that many Nigerians are refused UK visas because they do not apply in good time.

Speaking in London during a courtesy visit on him by the Minister for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations, the High Commissioner lamented that most Nigerian visa applicants normally leave it very late before applying, and may not meet the requirements for the visa within the short time.



He said the situation was also the same with British-Nigerians who apply for Nigerian visas, disclosing that “99 per cent of their applications fall within the category of urgent or emergency visas”.

Dr Tafida who was responding to a complaint by a member of the Minister’s delegation that the UK often refuses visas even to top Nigeria government officials said the UK’s visa policy was “generous” compared with other countries.
“We should be fair to the UK. If you meet the criteria, you get UK visa. The UK gives visas for six months and up to ten years. Some countries give visas for just four days”, he said, and urged applicants to always start the visa process in good time and endeavour to meet the stipulated requirements to avoid  last minute disappointment.

Earlier in his remarks, the Minister, Alhaji Kabiru Tanimu Turaki said he and his delegation were in the UK to meet with operators, regulators and agents of the National Lottery with a view to imbibing their methods and strategies to improve the operations of the Nigeria National Lottery.

He explained that the meetings followed directives by President Goodluck Jonathan that the operations of the National Lottery be overhauled to ensure transparency, inspire confidence and create conducive atmosphere so that the Lottery would be run “in tandem with the global practices”.



Austinjack (m) at 25-01-2014 10:11PM
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Mr Commissioner stop fooling ur Self ok na una Bad Goverment cause am,,it take nigerian emmbassy only 2 days to issue Visa to European People here ok,Fools
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DRraze (m) at 25-01-2014 10:16PM
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It's because they are dead scared of Nigerians because of what our government turned the country to. A time will come that even the president would be denied entrance into theses country and until Nigeria would always be the way it is.
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chicco77 (f) at 25-01-2014 10:24PM
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no mind them
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Noble12 (m) at 25-01-2014 10:38PM
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Six months yu say?? SMH.
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cosmos68 (m) at 25-01-2014 10:59PM
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SHAME AS UR SAYING DAT RUBBISH DER  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
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obhiseh (m) at 25-01-2014 11:49PM
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WHO IS FOOLING WHO.THE MORE YOU LOOK THE LESS YOU SEE
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zoe61 (f) at 26-01-2014 12:00AM
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he should stop fooling the ppl and tell them the truth that most ppl over stay
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micc (m) at 26-01-2014 12:56AM
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I hear
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winace (f) at 26-01-2014 01:25AM
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Waþever
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toibeli (m) at 26-01-2014 01:26AM
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Excuses, excuses Roll Eyes
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hellhellhell (m) at 26-01-2014 03:03AM
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Quote from: DRraze on 25-01-2014 10:16PM
It's because they are dead scared of Nigerians because of what our government turned the country to. A time will come that even the president would be denied entrance into theses country and until Nigeria would always be the way it is.



U NO HEAR SEY THEM CANCEL GOODLUCK JONATHAN "UNA PRESIDENT" MEETING WEY HE SUPPOSE HOLD FOR CANADA???
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Roshey09 (m) at 26-01-2014 04:30AM
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Liars go fool your family
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Ecto (m) at 26-01-2014 04:58AM
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Why do We all have to run from our Country at the blink of an eye?

We have to own up to our responsibilities and stop blaming others for our woes

Anybody can do what ever he deem good in his country. It is their choice not to issue VISA to Nigerians AT ALL if that makes them better of
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osamabinladin (m) at 26-01-2014 05:08AM
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Alright !
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Wysetots (m) at 26-01-2014 05:37AM
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When will people apply for Nigerian Visa......and Nigeria will actually deny them??

WHEN ??
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campalla3 (m) at 26-01-2014 05:38AM
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liar just tell us that they are afraid of letting Nigerians into their country because of our bad government and corrupt leaders
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sheffy1981 (m) at 26-01-2014 05:55AM
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The fact remains Nigerians are overstaying their visa duration but nobody wants to return back into fire,im sorry to divulge this;Nigeria government is useless both home & abroad,useless I reinstate.
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Livingmko (f) at 26-01-2014 06:28AM
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Let the govt restabilize this country back and no one wil run helter,skelter ab6ut.
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dickman2 (m) at 26-01-2014 07:23AM
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see he face like dog..
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