- Nigeria's immigration lawyer, Femi Aina, warns citizens of his country to soften their excitement over Joe Biden's electoral victory
- Aina also mentions some errors made by Nigerian visa seekers to countries like the US
- The immigration lawyer warns against multiple applications for visa after rejection by embassies
A Nigerian immigration lawyer, Femi Aina, has urged citizens of his country not to rush into re-applying for visa when they are rejected by the United States and other countries.
Aina also urged Nigerians not to be too excited over the electoral victory of Joe Biden as president of the United States just yet.
The immigration lawyer said he does not share the excitements of some Nigerians who may think Biden's administration would open the US borders to immigrants.
He said countries across the world now run 'managed immigration' though which they ensure a limit to the number of immigrants they can take.
He said in an interview with Punch:
"I do not fully share the excitement of Nigerians about what is happening in America because America is not going to open its borders and say that every Tom, Dick or Harry should begin to come in.
"What Nigerians should expect from the new Biden/(Kamala) Harris government is that there might be a flexible immigration policy."
Commenting on the mistakes made by Nigerians when seeking visas, he said instead of applying repeatedly and causing suspicion by embassy officials, people should learn to challenge rejections.
"It is very important that when you get a decision refusing you visa, the first thing you should do is to look at that decision, break it down and analyse the reasons given and if you disagree, you can challenge that decision on the basis that the officer failed to look at your documents properly.
"People need to understand that making multiple applications creates a suspicion that they are desperate.
"So, instead of making multiple applications, people should challenge the decision when they are refused visa and contact experts who can assist them."
Noting that embassies share information, he urged visa seekers to be truthful and transparent when filling forms.
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Legit.ng had earlier reported how Biden recently honoured a Nigerian family resident in the US for supporting him during his election.
He called and invited them to the White House.
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