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Lagos –  Amb. Mogethi Monaisa, Consul-General, High Commission Nigeria, on said the commission sometimes denied issuance of its visas Nigerians it discovered be having criminal records.

“The commission does just deny people visas, but it is either that those it sometimes deny issuance of visas are discovered have criminal records or failed meet its requirements.

“Nigerians should personally visit our websites for necessary information and requirements for applying for visas,’’ Monaisa told the News Agency of Nigeria Lagos.

He said that Nigerians should facilitate their visa processing by submitting it VFS .

“This is the company that the commission has authorised to facilitate the processing of visa applications submitted by Nigerians.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

“The High Commission wants Nigerians applying for visas to know that it is only VFS that is recognised by it to facilitate visa applications on its behalf,’’ Monaisa said.

The consul-general advised Nigerians to desist from patronising unauthorised agents and intermediaries who would charge them huge fees and end up without achieving any results, adding that such act was illegal.

“They should know that VFS is our only agent to handle issues of visas for the commission,’’ he said.

 

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Monaisa said the commission would deny such Nigerians the visas if it discovered it, noting that the applicants would also forfeit the fees paid to such illegal agents.

He assured Nigerian applicants seeking to obtain the South African visas that the commission would grant their requests as long as they satisfied the requirements guiding the issuance. (NAN)