Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Breaking News: We never again issue visas to Nigerians – Netherlands Embassy


The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria, on Tuesday reminded Nigerians that it was no longer in the matter of issuing them visas. 

The Embassy's Charge d' Affaires, Mr Michel Deleen, told the News Agency of Nigeria(NAN) in Lagos that the Embassy had since 2013 swapped its visa issuance forms in Nigeria.
 

Deleen said that the Embassy had since 2013 swapped its visas issuance to Nigerians with the French Consulate General in Lagos and the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja. 

"Give me a chance to remind Nigerians that since 2013, the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nigeria had consented to arrangements with the French Consulate-General in Lagos and the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja. 

"This means we have swapped our visa application forms in Nigeria with the French Consulate-General in Lagos and the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja. 

"Give me a chance to remind Nigerians that under these understandings, any Nigerian that needs to visit the Netherlands for business, study or tourism ought to dependably process their visa applications through the French Consulate-General in Lagos and the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja,'' he said. 

Deleen likewise charged Nigerians to dependably apply for visas to the Netherlands, through VFS Global to the French Consulate-General in Lagos and the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja. 

The Charge d' Affaires said that it was imperative for Nigerians and different nationals in Nigeria to realize that VFS Global was the universally approved organisaton for accepting all visa applications. 

"Let me likewise exhort anybody looking for visas to the Netherlands through the French Consulate-General in Lagos and the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja,to constantly first apply through VFS Global. 

"When you initially apply to VFS Global for visas to the Netherlands,VFS Global would from that point send them to the French Consulate-General in Lagos and the Embassy of Belgium in Abuja for handling,'' he said. 

VFS Global is the world's biggest outsourcing and innovation services master for governments and political missions around the world. 

The company manages administrative and non-judgmental tasks related to visas, passports, identity management and other citizen services for its client governments.

(NAN)

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