Nigerian Immigration Service to give visa to those who want to retire in Nigeria

Nigerian Immigration Service to give visa to those who want to retire in Nigeria

- The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said that will bring out new visa categories in its new reform plan

- NIS said that the visa categories will be for those who want to invest in the country, retire and for tourists

- According to the service also, the recent border control has helped to deal with those who want to travel without passports

The Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) has said that it will soon begin the introduction of different categories of visa for the country as one part of its via reform programme.

Mohammad Babandede, the comptroller general of NIS made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

The Immigration boss said that the considered visa categories include visa for tourists, those who wish to invest in the country for people wanting to retire in Nigeria.

Bandele therefore encouraged those with genuine money and capacity to build the country to come, adding that the service will ensure that the visa does is done in a transparent way to weed out corruption.

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“If you have money, genuine money, we are encouraging visitors who have intellectual capacity to assist in building capacity in Nigeria.

“If the visa is not going to break National security, good economy, we would encourage it to be delivered in a transparent way to cut corruption.

“We will ensure that Nigerians realises that there is reforms based on the anti-corruption strategy of Mr President,” he said.

He also added that the CGI annual conference has done a lot of work in the achievement of the said visa reforms within the a short period of time.

He said that some of the things they have achieved is introduce a standard process in the operations of passport in the country, and make the prices of the same public so those who want it can see the price and pay.

The NIS chief said that the ongoing border control has also helped to reduce the people who enter the country and Nigerians who want to use bush path to travel without having a passport.

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Meanwhile, earlier reported that the service said it remitted over N11.68 ebillion and 22,972 dollars in eight months into the coffers of the federal government.

The comptroller general of NIS, Muhammad Babandede, said this at the comptroller general’s annual workshop in Benin on Thursday, October 24. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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