NIS Set to Introduce User-Friendly E-Visa Platform

Nigeria Immigration Service Unveils New E-Visa Application Channel for Short Visits
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The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Kemi Nandap, has announced plans to launch a more accessible e-visa application channel for short visits, in line with the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020. This move aims to streamline visa processes, foster foreign direct investments (FDIs), and boost tourism.

Nandap made this announcement during the graduation ceremony of the 12th Command Course of the Immigration Command and Staff College in Sokoto.

She emphasized the need for effective internal control and monitoring mechanisms to track the presence and activities of all foreigners in Nigeria.

The new e-visa application channel is designed to improve the efficiency of visa processes and enhance border control. The Comptroller General also reiterated her commitment to the full implementation of the e-Border Project, which includes installing e-gates at international airports in Lagos and Abuja and integrating the Advance Passenger Information System (API) and Passenger Name Record (PNR).

Nandap emphasized the importance of revitalizing NIS's Divisional Offices and improving participation in Security Council Meetings at the State and Local Government levels.

She also urged formation heads to work towards the automation of Passport application processes, which aims to reduce human interface, curtail sharp practices, and enhance efficiency.

The Comptroller General pledged to improve the welfare of NIS officers through timely promotions, affordable housing, and health care schemes.

She urged course participants to be agents of transformation and to uphold the highest standards of professionalism.

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