United Arab Emirates Immigration authorities have imposed a visa ban on Nigerians, with all submitted applications rejected and fees non-refundable.
This was made known in a notice issued to UAE’s trade partners in Nigeria including travel agencies on Friday.
Reasons for the decision were not given, but UAE Immigration authorities said all applications are on-hold until issues between the UAE government and the Nigerian government are resolved.
It says: “All Dubai applications submitted are now rejected. It is general for Nigerians and approvals are on hold at the moment.
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“Kindly advise your clients to resubmit C2=A0 applications when the issue is resolved between both governments.”
A source from Wakanow, who confirmed the story said, “It is true, it was issued yesterday. The Dubai immigration did not state when the ban would be lifted but for now, everything is on hold.”
Speaking with a customer representative from Air Peace, it was gathered that the airline is still flying to Dubai with those who already have a valid visa. The representative added that if any changes were to occur as regards flight for Nigerians, it would be duly communicated, adding that no issue had been raised at the moment.
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