Travel Tips

Tips for Getting Your International Visa when coming to Africa

Processing of paper works for international visa procurement is definitely not an easy task. The steps involved in visa procurement are so tedious that one will possibly think of giving up. Definitely, most Nigerians wants to travel to various countries based on individual reasons like to study, on a business trip or even for vacations and all this can’t be possible without a valid visa. This is why we bring you these steps to aid you so that you’ll avoid certain difficulty.

  1. 1. Early Planning

You should start your preparations on time to avoid getting choked up at the later run. Get your documents and other necessary things in order and your accommodation. Put in your visa application early, perhaps 6-8 weeks before your date of departure. Depending on how long the visa processing takes, applying early will give you peace of mind, keep you away from rush. Early planning will surely keep you away from mistakes.

  1. Organize Your Documents

Arrange your original documents in order, beginning with your application form. Do the same for the photocopies. This will allow you easily retrieve a relevant document on request during submission, and greatly reduce your anxiety and occurrence unnecessary mistakes.

  1. Ensure You Have Sufficient Funds

Most people believe that once they have enough funds to purchase a ticket to a destination, they can apply for the Visa. But it’s WRONG! There are so many costs to consider like; your hotel bill, transportation fare and feeding allowance. Your bank statement must reflect that you can cater to these costs on your own without breaking a bank because using your last savings to embark on a “vacation” is very risky and you’re prone to get stranded.

  1. Do Not Give False Information

Most times, applicants give out false information in the bid to present themselves in a better light. They believe that the truth could limit the chances of their visa being approved, but they tend to forget that the applications are vetted and the information you given are thoroughly verified. Lying on a visa application is a very bad idea. If they find out, they will not only deny you visa, they will make it almost impossible for you to visit the country ever again.

  1. Research

In order not to be disappointed, one need to embark on quality research so as to know all requirements needed. The terms and conditions always changes, so one needs to be up to date to avoid facing unforeseen difficulties and stress. Once a good research is conducted, you’re good to go because everything becomes so easy for you and you’re sure to experience less difficulties.