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US Introduces New Policy Asking African Tourists To Pay $15,000 Refundable Visa Bond

The outgoing administration of President Donald Trump has issued a new temporary policy that could require tourist and business travelers from two dozen countries, mostly in Africa, to pay up to $15,000 in refundable bonds to visit the United States. According to the U.S. State Department who made this known in a statement on Monday, the temporary…

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Nigeria Is The Only African Country Excluded From 2022 US Visa Lottery

Nigeria has been barred from participating from the US visa lottery for 2022, a 19-page document obtained from the US Government website revealed on Thursday. According to the report, Nigeria is the only African country barred from the visa lottery programme which registration began on October 7, and will end on November 10, 2020. Part of…

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All You Need To Know About US’ Proposed Visa Restrictions On International Students

President Donald Trump’s administration has proposed a new rule that would limit the length of stay of international students in the United States of America. According to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), it would depend on the nationality of students if their visas could expire after four or two years of being issued. A…

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Federal Government Tells US, UK To Stop Disrespecting Nigeria Over New Visa Restrictions

Following U.S. Depart of State’s caution against Nigerians who are attacking the country’s democracy, the federal government has asked the United States and United Kingdom to stop disrespecting the country and its citizens. This was disclosed in reaction to the recent statements issued by both countries on the governorship elections holding in Edo and Ondo…

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Everything You Need To Know About US Visa Ban On Those Attacking Nigeria’s Democracy

On Monday September 14, the US government has slapped a visa restriction on Nigerians who try to undermine the country’s democracy by causing violence or rigging elections. A statement released by the spokesperson for the Department of State, Morgan Ortagus, said those issued visa restrictions are not directed at Nigerians in general but certain people that oppose peace and…

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Twitter, Netflix, Apple & Other Major Companies Denounce Trump Visa Restrictions

Tech giants Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are among the 52 companies and organizations that have denounced President Donald Trump administration restrictions on employment-based visas. Back in June, Trump signed into law a series of new restrictions on visas that prevents foreign workers from coming into the United States, saying the high unemployment caused by the Coronavirus…

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Nigeria Looking To Reciprocate Visa Ban & Travel Restrictions On US, Others

On Tuesday, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) revealed that it may reciprocate the visa ban and restriction imposed on Nigeria by other countries. Mohammed Babandede, the Comptroller-General of the NIS, said this while explaining the new visa policy that was launched by the President Buhari earlier in the year and also reacting to the inclusion of Nigeria by the US…

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UAE Debunks Reports Of Restricting Travels From Nigeria

On Thursday August 6, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Government denied unfounded claims that Nigerians have been barred from entering the Western-Asian country. Recall that an unverified report made rounds accusing them of suspending different categories of visa to Nigerians after Hushpuppi was arrested for alleged fraud. In a statement released by the nation’s embassy in Abuja, the agency noted that the UAE took a…

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Update: US Revokes Plan To Reject Visas Of Foreign Students

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have reversed its controversial order to deport foreign students in the country whose courses move online due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The reversal in the decision comes one week after the initial policy was announced and follows a lawsuit instituted by Harvard University and…

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COVID-19: Foreign Students Risk Deportation If US Schools Go Online-Only

The United States government has said that it would not grant visas to international students enrolled in a school whose programme offer online classes only while students whose school will switch might also risk deportation, all due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, July 6, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), which is run…

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