FG To Launch 48hrs Visa Approval for Foreigners, Investors, Lists Benefits

FG To Launch 48hrs Visa Approval for Foreigners, Investors, Lists Benefits

  • Nigeria has announced plans to launch a 48 hours visa approval for foreigners planning to come into the country
  • The move the federal government believe will help ease business and also attracts more potential investors
  • Since assuming office the Tinubu administration is determine to bring in more foreign direct investment

PAY ATTENTION: Leave your feedback about Legit.ng. Fill in this short form. Help us serve you better!

Legit.ng journalist Dave Ibemere has over a decade of business journalism experience with in-depth knowledge of the Nigerian economy, stocks, and general market trends.

The federal government has announced plans to streamline visa processes and acquisition for investors coming into the country.

Nigeria visa to foreigners
FG announces plan to launch 48hrs visa approval Photo credit: Jabin Botsford
Source: Getty Images

This move was disclosed by the Mohammed IdrisMinister of Information and National Orientation at the end of Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.

Read also

Tinubu makes official declaration on cybersecurity levy

Benefits of 48 hours visa

He revealed that the Tinubu led administration is determined to remove the visa process bottlenecks hindering the ease of doing business in Nigeria.

He said:

“The visa process is becoming cumbersome which is not encouraging investors and the ease of doing business in Nigeria.
“FEC has set up a committee to look at the present state of visa process with the aim to reducing the cumbersome nature of the process. Meaning that and the investors and tourists coming into the country will find it a lot easier to come into the country provided they follow laid down processes.
“This includes the eVisa platforms that is already been discussed. There is also the idea of every visa application being processed within 48hours. This is still work in progress. The Minister of Interior is working with the Minister of finance and other stakeholders to ensure that the visa process is done quickly and done with as soon as possible.”

Read also

Tinubu finally speaks on new CBN’s cybersecurity levy on Nigerians bank accounts, gives order

“Investors, tourists would find it easy to acquire a visa within 48 hours.”

He added that the Minister of Interior, the Minister of Finance and other stakeholders will be meeting to discuss the way forward, adding that the visa processes should be ready in 48 hours when the process is concluded.

UK moves to stop Nigerians and other care workers from bringing dependents

Legit.ng earlier reported that the United Kingdom is considering reducing the number of dependents foreign care workers can bring for relocation.

The Telegraph of the UK said the Environmental Secretary, Steve Barclay, stated that the Home Secretary, James Cleverly, was considering a ban on numbers as an alternative to reducing figures.

The Immigration Minister, Robert Jenrick, also proposed that foreign workers could be restricted from bringing their family members to the UK or allowed to come with one relative.

Source: Legit.ng

Online view pixel