The letter asks firms to inform their clients they might be able to resubmit their application at a later date once the issue between the governments of the UAE and Nigeria has been resolved
The United Arab Emirates immigration authorities issued a visa ban on Nigerians attempting to enter the country on Friday, noting that all applications received were refused with non-refundable fees.
According to a message sent to its Nigerian business partners, including travel agents, officials from the Emirate of Dubai said that “All applications from Dubai have been withdrawn. This is normal in Nigeria, and currently approved projects have been halted.”
“Please advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications after the situation between the two governments has been settled.”
The news comes less than a month after the UAE stopped awarding tourist visas to Nigerians under the age of 40, with the exception of those applying for family visas.
Although no specific reason was given for the Gulf state’s decision, it could be tied to the diplomatic feud that has existed between the two countries since last year, when Nigerians were prevented from applying for work permits and visa restrictions were imposed on them. were
According to Business Insider, there have also been reports of Nigerians becoming stranded in the nation “Some are in appalling situations. Most notably, the Covid-19 epidemic.”
A Nigerian lady was sentenced to a year in prison earlier this month after a photo she posted on Twitter in August went viral, showing her faking to have a valid visa. Despite claiming to have been detained among other Nigerian nationals at Dubai International Airport.
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