NIS to Unveil User-Friendly e-Visa Channel

NIS plans to unveil a user-friendly e-visa channel. This was stated by the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Kemi Nandap, at the graduation ceremony of the 12th Command Course of the Immigration Command Staff College, in Sokoto.

According to her, it is a measure to create a more accessible e-visa application channel for short visits in line with the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020. On Tuesday, June 11, 2024 , a statement from the office of the Service Public Relations Officer (S.P.R.O.), Kenneth Udo, as said by the Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) George Didel, a representative of the CG, stated that “the CG said the new channel was designed to streamline visa processes, foster foreign direct investments (FDIs) and boost tourism.”

She further said “We must embrace these reforms and implement effective internal control and monitoring mechanisms.“This is to track the presence and activities of all foreigners in Nigeria”.

The CG reassured her commitment to ensure full implementation of the e-Border Project including the installation of e-gates at international airports in Lagos and Abuja and integrating of the Advance Passenger Information System (API).

She said: “As well as Passenger Name Record (PNR) to enhance border control and clearance systems.

“These centres are expected to significantly improve intelligence sharing and operational coordination to enhance National Security.

Nandap charges collaboration across various sectors including the State and Local Government levels, ad hoc duties, with high professionalism and interagency.

She further mentioned that the ongoing rollout of enhanced e-passports would continue both locally and at the foreign missions until the full transition is achieved.

However, the CG urged all NIS formations to participate actively in the nationwide sensitization campaign against irregular migration, especially the Smuggling of Migrants(SOM). 

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

Ojeyemi Adeleye
Ojeyemi Adeleye
I am Ojeyemi Adeleye, a theatre arts graduate of the University of Ilorin and a masters degree holder in Dramatic Arts, Obafemi Awolowo Univerisity. I am a content writer who believes the world can be brought to your doorsteps through writing.

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