Visa policy for Nigerian visitors to UAE intact – Embassy
The visa policy for Nigerians visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is still in the right frame and hasn’t changed, reports from the UAE Embassy in Abuja has confirmed.
This report has now clarified the rumours in the media which vent viral that the issuance of three-month visa has been suspended.
The Embassy via it Twitter handle on Thursday, April 4, said: “In the light of the press report published this morning (Thursday 4/4/2019) alleging that the United Arab Emirates has suspended issuing tourist Visa to Nigerian nationals, the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Abuja would like to announce these news are inaccurate and stresses the importance of sourcing news from its official channel”.
In light of the press reports published today alleging that the UAE has suspended issuing tourist visas to Nigerian nationals, the UAE Embassy in Abuja announces that these news are inaccurate and stresses the importance of sourcing news from its official channel pic.twitter.com/Eu9UsNlIla
— UAE Embassy in Nigeria (@UAEEmbassyNGR) April 4, 2019
This confirms that the 90-day visa application for Nigerians visiting the Emirates for business purposes is still intact.
African Holidays, a tourist and travel company had wrongly informed the public that the UAE has rejected visa requests by Nigerian passport holders.
“Nigerian Passport holders are no longer eligible to three months UAE Tourist Visa.
“Nigerian Passport holders are now restricted to one month, 96 hours and 48 hours UAE Tourist Visas till further notice,” the statement from company read.
Recently, five Nigerians were arrested for engaging in the robbery that occurred at Bureau de Change in Sharjai, Dubai.
So the misinformation from African Holiday almost grabbed life, but for the swift intervention of the Embassy.
However, the travel and tour company has since backtracked on their gaffe, as they released a statement stating their joy at how the UAE Embassy clarified every misguided information concerning the visa application.
“We will like to thank the UAE Embassy in Abuja for re-affirming and wading into the recent Nigerian Passport and UAE Visa Application Rejections from Authorised parties both on and offline.
“With this new public information, we will be able to assist all our Dubai Family Summer groups and urge them to send in their 90 and 60 days Dubai Summer visa requests,” the statement read.
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