President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday launched the Nigeria Visa Policy (NVP) 2020.
According to the president, the NVP 2020 is intended to attract innovation, specialised skills and knowledge from abroad to complement locally available ones. It will support the attainment of a globally competitive economy for Nigeria by building on the efforts of the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council. The policy is also expected to improve the business environment, attract Foreign Direct Investment and boost tourism without compromising national security.
Here are seven things to know about the new visa policy:
-NVP 2020 is a global visa system, and
there is biometrics linked to online
applications for each applicant.
Biometrics is to be conducted at port
-Visa on Arrival to be issued only at
airports, not at land borders.
-There are three categories of visas:
short visit, temporary, and permanent
-From the previous six, there are now
79 classes of visa.
-There is Visa for Diaspora Nigerians
by birth, with dual citizenship.
-Visa on Arrival is only for short
-The system is automated. No cash