- The United Arab Emirate (UAE) has banned Nigerians from applying for its visa, and those who have applied will get their rejection letter in batches
- The visa ban, however, did not restrict to only Nigeria and Nigerians, 19 other African countries were also listed, which included Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and 16 others
- The UAE authorities also added that a notice was sent to trade partners and travel agents, as the authorities directed that all applications should be rejected.
FCT, Abuja - The immigration authorities of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have banned 20 African countries, including Nigeria, from applying for its visa.
In a report by The Cable, the UAE government disclosed the ban on visa issuance to Nigerians, adding that those who have applied for its visa will get their rejection notice in batches.
The UAE made the announcement on Friday, October 21, adding that there will be no visa applications for citizens of the 20 African countries.
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Others who also got the notice included trade partners and travel agents, as the authorities directed that “all applications should be rejected”.
The statement reads in part:
“This is to inform you that we will not be posting 30 days visa applications for these nationalities effective today October, 18, 2022”
The affected countries included:
- Sierra Leone
- Republic of Guinea
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- The Gambia
- Ivory Coast
- Burkina Faso
- Dominican Republic
- Guinea Bissau
Dunchi Lar: Nigerian jailed in UAE? Fresh revelation emerges
Legit.ng earlier reported that NIDCOM has disclosed that the Nigerian, Dunchi Lar, who was jailed in the UAE, violated the social media law of the country.
The commission disclosed that Law videoed someone in an Arab nation and uploaded it on Twitter without the consent of the person, to which the person has complained.
However, Law, who was sentenced on October 12, has 15 days ultimatum to appeal the judgement, and the commission has assured her moral and consular support.
According to NiDCom on its verified Twitter page on Sunday, October 23, the UAE cyber law frown on taking video or photograph of someone without his or her consent and posting such content on social media.