UAE gives Nigerians with expired visas 3-week ultimatum to leave

UAE gives Nigerians with expired visas 3-week ultimatum to leave

- The UAE has ordered Nigerians with expired visas to vacate the country before August 17

- The development was made public by the Nigerian embassy on Tuesday, July 21

- The embassy, therefore, advised Nigerians in the country to join the evacuation flights arranged by the federal government before the deadline

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Nigerians with expired visas have been given August 17 ultimatum to leave the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Nigerian embassy in Abu Dhabi said in a statement on Tuesday, July 21, that UAE has granted waivers on fines and penalties on visas that expired before March 1, The Cable reports.

The embassy urged affected citizens to submit their papers for emigration processing.

It advised Nigerians in the country to join the evacuation flights arranged by the federal government before the deadline.

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UAE gives Nigerians with expired visas 3-week ultimatum to leave

Geoffrey Onyeama, Nigeria's foreign affairs minister. Photo credit: Geoffrey Onyeama
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The embassy advised affected Nigerians to submit their names and passport numbers for onward transmission to the UAE authorities in order to obtain the necessary clearance.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that companies in Dubai have started excluding Nigerian applicants from vacancies after Ramon Olorunwa Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi was arrested in the UAE.

Recall that Hushpuppi and other Nigerians were arrested for fraud in Dubai and extradited to the United States.

Legit.ng sighted some jobs advertised online and open to candidates of every nationality except Nigerians.

Apart from blacklisting Nigerians from applying for jobs in Dubai, the latter is also denying Nigerians tourist visa.

Apart from blacklisting Nigerians from applying for jobs in Dubai, the latter is also denying Nigerians tourist visa.

In a letter sighted by Legit.ng, the UAE made it known that Nigerian passport holders are not permitted to obtain a tourism visa to the country in the meantime.

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The letter read in part: "Dear Applicant, Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, your visa application has been rejected as Nigerian passport holders are not permitted to obtain a tourism visa to the UAE in the meantime."

In other news, the past few weeks have been filled with horror for flamboyant Nigerian man Ramon Olorunwa Abass popularly known as Ray Hushpuppi following his arrest by the Dubai Police and extradition to the United States.

Hushpuppi is currently being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre (MCC) in Chicago and out of curiosity many are wondering what the holding facility looks like.

According to the description on the official website of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, the correctional facility was established in 1930 for the purpose of providing progressive and humane care for federal inmates.

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