Abuja, March 17, 2023:
The Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM), Hon (Dr) Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has commended the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) on the steps taken to ameliorate the hurdles faced by the Nigerians in Diaspora on visa application issues through the establishment of more service centers.
In a press statement, the NiDCOM boss expressed elation on receiving the news of the establishment of additional biometric visa application centers by the NIS.
She said it is indeed a welcome development, going by the unpleasant situations that Nigerians living abroad face in respect of visa applications.
Dabiri-Erewa, while commending the NIS for this feat, also implored them to look into other issues affecting Nigerian Diaspora in other areas not covered.
The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) in a memo dated 16th March, 2023 with ref.no NIS/HQ/CGI/909/T/21 stated that an approval, for the establishment of additional biometric visa application centers in twelve cities of the world, has been received from the Ministry of Interior.
The cities are:
1.Berlin – Germany,
- Nairobi – Kenya.
- Ottawa – Canada.
- Vienna – Austria
- Stockholm – Sweden.
- Brussels – Belgium
- Bern – Switzerland
- Dublin – Ireland
- Madrid – Spain
- Cairo -. Egypt.
- Rabat – Morocco
- Tokyo – Japan.
The Service Centres will attend to Nigerians in the Diaspora that hold other countries’ passports and need Nigerian visas to visit home.
The Service Centres are also available options that will ensure that submission of visa requests are done other than in Nigerian Embassies thereby reducing the waiting time that visa applicants have had to go through.