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Mar 23, 2017

Introduction of "visa on arrival" facility for foreign investors

The Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) introduced in March 2017 a new online "Visa on Arrival" (VOA) facility to the public, especially to foreign investors willing to invest in Nigeria. The measure was part of the resolution of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council aimed at attracting foreign investors to the country. The NIS has automated its visa application and processing services at all entry points. The new process was‎ designed to eliminate all unnecessary bureaucratic visa processing procedures in Nigerian Missions abroad. A dedicated e-mail address had been deployed where visa applicants, their representatives or companies could forward their requests.

Type: Promotion and facilitation (Investment facilitation )

Industry: Not industry specific

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