No visa Ban on Nigerians – Turkiye Embassy

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The Turkish Embassy in Nigeria has confirmed that there is no visa ban on Nigerian passport holders,

The embassy’s confirmation dispelled the heightened concerns following reports of visa ban on Nigerian travellers by the country.

Reports went viral on Thursday suggesting that Ethiopia, Turkey, and the United Arab Emirates had revoked certain privileges for Nigerian passport holders, such as visa-on-arrival, e-visa, and outright passport issues.

Specifically, Turkey no longer allows Nigerian passport holders to obtain its e-visa, which was previously a seamless process.

Despite these changes, the Personal Secretary to the Turkish Ambassador to Nigeria, Wunmi Evelyn, clarified in a chat with ourheritagereporters, saying, “There is no visa ban on Nigerian passport holders.”

As it is well-known, if there will be any update regarding rules and procedures of the policies and practices of any country, these updates are officially notified to the respective foreign ministries, and statements/announcements are issued by the embassies.”

The Secretary explained that Visa applications were evaluated on a case-by-case basis, adding that specific instances emanate where applicants faced rejections.

“While every application has been considered as case by case, for an applicant who has previously been denied a visa, (if there is not any fraud or forged documents detected) he/she should correct the mistakes that have been made in his/her initial application and try to improve the quality of his/her application. Besides, he/she should update the documentation and refrain from supplying old versions of required supporting documents,” she added.


CREDIT: ourheritagereporters

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