President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday unveiled a new visa policy with 79 visa classifications.
The President disclosed that the new Nigeria Visa Policy (NVP) 2020 is intended to attract innovation, specialized skills and knowledge from abroad to complement local capacity.
Here’s what you need to know about it.
1, There are 79 visa classifications in the revised policy, one of which is the Visa on arrival.
2, Five international airports in the country with sufficient technology and devices have been approved as the only ports of entry where visa on arrival can be obtained. The four functional airports for now are – Aminu Kano International Airport, Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Port Harcourt Airport and Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos.
3, The new visa policy is intended to attract innovation, specialised skills and knowledge from abroad to complement local ones.
4, The NVP 2020 introduces special visas for Nigerians in diaspora who either by birth, marriage or nationalization have assumed dual citizenship. Such category of Nigerians will now be able to make use of the passports of their adopted countries to visit Nigeria without the need for short stay visa.
5, Africans with a valid passport who wish to come into the country for a short visit, for businesses and for tourism, can stay visa free for 90 days.
6, ECOWAS citizens can enter without visa but there is a condition, they must enter through an approved and recognised ports of entry and with a travel document.
7, Journalists, clerics, sport stars, others to get single entry visas