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Nigerian Visa Now Obtainable In 48 Hours In US | The Precision

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•Nigerian Consulate in New York
•Nigerian Consulate in New York
The Nigerian Consulate in New York has said that
applicants for the Nigerian visa can now get it in 48 hours with the
introduction of the issuance of the biometric visa. 

The acting Consul-General, Tanko Suleiman, who disclosed this at the
commencement of the biometric visa processing in New York, said the new
process had simplified the issuance of Nigerian visa.
Suleiman said with the commencement of the biometric visa issuance,
no applicant should spend more than 25 minutes to complete his or her
enrollment.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Federal Government
on Monday commenced the biometric visa issuance, becoming the first
country in Africa to achieve that feat.
The Nigerian envoy said the Federal Government has appointed Online
Integrated Solutions Limited (OIS) as the company to handle the
biometric visa project.
Suleiman appealed to applicants in the U.S. to be courteous and
orderly as the new system would finally address any frustrations in
obtaining the Nigerian visa.
“If you are given an appointment for 1 p.m., your appointment will
last for only one hour maximum for that day; you can cancel the
appointment if you know you can’t make it.
“However, if you come here an hour after, your appointment is
completely cancelled. Therefore, you have to reapply because you are not
the only applicant, there are other people.
“So once you cannot come within that one hour, you will now have to apply for another time,” 
Suleiman explained.
The Managing Director of OIS, Mr Abdul Momodu, said with the
biometric system, there would be fairness in the visa application
process as every applicant would now be approved on a case management
system.
“That case management system can be reviewed in 10 years and it would
be tied to the individual application as many times as he applies in
the future.
“This further puts integrity into the system of applying for the
Nigerian visa; there were two things that we put into play when we were
developing this solution.”
According to him, one of the advantages of the new system is to
simplify the visa application process and make it less cumbersome.
“First of all we want to keep people informed from their point of application to the point of collection.
“This is so that at every point in time, they are informed through emails and text messages of the status of their application.
“So once the application leaves our office to the Consulate, the applicant would receive a text message and email.
“Then once decision is made on the application, he or she will
receive a notification and once it is back in our office and ready for
collection, there will also be a notification.
“Be that as it may, we still have a tracking system on our website, in case for any reason, you have no access to your email.
“In this case, you can go on our website, put your passport number
and your reference number and it will also be able to tell you the
status of your application,” he said. (NAN)

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