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Dubai Visa in Nigeria: Cost, Application and Requirements (August, 2020)



Dubai is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is also the most popular city in the country, as well as the world. One of the reasons why this city is very popular is the many tourist and business attractions available in the city.

Getting a personal visa is your guaranteed access to the city in the Arab country. Some of the reasons people travel to this country includes job opportunities, tourist attractions centers, parks, business opportunities, vacation, etc. The city has been tagged as one of the fastest growing cities in the world.

The Burj Khalifa located in this wonderful city is one of the amazing attractions bringing people to the country. It is the tallest building in the world, and houses a lot of other events, and opportunities. Regardless of your reason to visit the country, you will surely be thrilled by the different attractions and sights available in the city.

In this article by ekomiami, we have listed the various requirements to get a Dubai visa in Nigeria. Following this article properly and thoroughly will ensure you understand the process, as well as achieve it.


Requirements and Eligibility For Getting a Dubai Visa

Before applying for the Dubai official stamp on your international passport, there are requirement you have to meet before applying for the process. Listed here are some of these requirements:

  1. Financial record/statement (original copy of a letter from your bank which affirms that you have a bank account in Nigeria with sufficient funds to cater for your trip to Dubai).
  2. Alternatively, you can make a deposit of $1500 which is refundable upon your return and producing the entry and exit stamp in the UAE.
  3. Original account statement indicating your transaction in the last six months. A bank statement for the past 6 months would do with the bank seal and signature (or seal and signature of the company sponsoring your trip)
  4. You have travelled at least one in the last 2 years to the UAE, United Kingdom, Schengen countries, Australia, New Zealand, Canada or you hold a valid visa for any of these countries.
  5. The pay slip of your monthly salary with your employer’s seal and signature may also be needed.
  6. A security deposit of $1550 prior to your trip if your trip is being sponsored by a company or an individual.
  7. The Security deposit is also needed if you got an invitation by an immediate family member (spouse, child under the age of 21 or parents above 60 years of age)  living in Dubai.
  8. A marriage certificate should be provided if the person invited is a spouse and a birth certificate in the case of invitation for children.
  9. International passport that is valid for more than 6 months from the date of application. The passport must be original copy.
  10. Copies of your passport photograph coloured. The colored passport photograph must have your full name and passport number written on the back. The passport photograph must be on a white background and sized to the specification of 4.3 cm x 5.5 cm.
  11. Coloured photo page and bio page
  12. Airline ticket.
  13. Students travelling without their parents are also eligible. However, they need to produce an NOC letter from their parents, photo id of their parents and their student ID card and address details of relatives in the UAE.


Documents required to Obtain a Dubai Visa

After your eligibility for the visa application has been certified, you can start putting together your documents, and they include:

  1. Original and photocopy of your international passport valid for more than 6 months.
  2. 2 colored passport photograph with your full name written at the back.
  3. Emirates Airline confirmed ticket
  4. Copy of the valid CERPAC and residence permit visa (meant for Non-Nigerian indigenes)
  5. Other documents may be required!


Cost of Dubai Visa in Nigeria (2020)

The fees you are to pay for this visa is dependent on the type of visa you are applying for. Payment for the visa is carried out at the visa application center, which we will list below.

Transit Visa – ₦3,700 (has a validity of 30 days, and can take up to 4 working days to be processed).

Service Visa – ₦33,000 (this type of visa is given to people who have a task to perform for the country. It has a validity depending on when the person completes the task).

Tourist Visa – ₦33,000 (could take up to 4 days to process, and lasts 30 days)

Visit Visa – ₦68,000 (for people visiting family or friend for either business or casual visit. It takes up to 4 days to be processed and has a validity of three (3) months).


How to Apply for a Dubai Visa in Nigeria

There are various means of completing your application process for the Dubai official stamp on your passport. One of them includes Online application, which is the best and quickest choice. The only issue is that this service is limited to a few countries, excluding Nigeria.

Another process is to submit to the UAEE embassy located in Abuja. On submission, your documents would be required as listed in the section above. Also, applicants can get visas by working with a genuine travel agent company who will sort out the registration process for you.

With regards to the first means of getting the visa, by form completion, here is the download link of the form, which you can print out and then fill.


Where to Get Dubai Visa in Nigeria

Right now, there are only two (2) valid centers where you can get your Dubai visa. Both centers are located in Lagos and Abuja. So, here are their locations and other details for you to proceed with your application.


Dubai Visa Application Center, Lagos

Address: Manor House, Plot 110, Admiral Ayinla Way, Opposite Treasure Garden Estate, 3rd Roundabout, Lekki-Epe Expressway, Lekki Phase I, Lagos, Nigeria.


Dubai Visa Application Center, Abuja

Address: United Arab Emirates Embassy. No 2, Columbia Close Office, Colorado Street, Minister’s Hill, Maitama, Abuja.

Telephone: + 234-9875-0270



Final Words

Dubai Visa fees are very affordable. Being a Nigerian applying for a visa gives you a greater advantage of being accepted, because the country (Dubai) leverage their visa to accommodate more Nigeria nationals compared to some other countries.

After making payments and completing the application process, you would have to wait for a period of 3-4 working days, even at that here is a link which you can track your visa with.



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[Video] Tompolo makes first public appearance after six years



Who is Tompolo?

Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo was a commander in various guerrilla groups in the Niger Delta which were all agitating against the insensitivity of the Federal Government and the international oil companies towards to exploitation and degradation of the Niger Delta. Ekpemupolo’s wealth, derived mainly from oil bunkering, played a major role in founding both MEND and also his own fighters (Wikipedia).

Tompolo, who led the disbanded Movement for Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND), was nowhere to be found immediately after President Muhammadu Buhari was sworn-in in 2015 as the Federal Government sent troops to get him apprehended.

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The government as published by the Nation Newspaper also declared him wanted through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for ignoring two bench warrants issued against him by the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos following an alleged N45.5bn fraud case.

But the court on July 15, 2019, dismissed all the charges against Global West Vessel Specialist Limited, a company linked to the former Niger Delta militant leader.

Despite the judgment, Tompolo failed to appear in public until October 19, 2020, when sources said he made a sudden appearance at the Egbesu Shrine in his Oporoza country home in Gbaramatu, Delta State, the Nation Newspaper reported.

His First Public Appearance after six years

Picture and video of his appearance showed the former warlord and his friends dancing, worshipping, and offering Thanksgiving to Egbesu, Ijaw god.

An Egbesu disciple, Bodmas Kemepadei, who confirmed the development, said the appearance of Tompolo, who is the Egbesu Priest, would help to facilitate resolutions of knotty issues in the Niger Delta region.

He said: “As Tompolo disciples and proponents of the Ijaw cause, this celebration to our National God Egbesu, is not just about the vindication and freedom of Tompolo, it is about the military invasion and burning of our communities without any provocation.

“It is about the IOCs that have refused to relocate to the region even after a presidential directive, it is about our people having a fair share of our natural resources, it is about freedom from these Federal Government promoted ailments that our people suffer from.

“We celebrate Tompolo with confidence that these issues will be addressed, we celebrate with our spirits high knowing that the time for resource control is now, let this be a message to all our brothers in struggle, the days of arms are over, we have to engage the FG with intellectualism, we call on all to be part of the resource control agitations, the time is now” (The Nation).

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What is NIN number in Nigeria?



According to Wikipedia, a national identification number, national identity number, or national insurance number is used by the governments of many countries as a means of tracking their citizens, permanent residents,  permanent residents, and temporary residents for the purposes of work, taxation, government benefits, health care, and other governmentally-related functions. The number appears on identity documents issued by several countries.

Below are 7 things you need to know about the NIN in Nigeria

  1. The NIN is your assured digital identity
  2. The NIN is a set of 11 numbers assigned to an individual at the completion of enrolment into the national identity database
  3. The NIN is cannot be transferred from one person to another
  4. The NIN is used to verify your identity as a citizen
  5. Your NIN is what identifies you and can suffice for ID purposes
  6. The NIN is for life, it does not expire
  7. The NIN is a must – have for all citizens

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Aisha Yesufu: Nigeria’s Statue of Liberty



Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian social and political activist who came to limelight for speaking up for the abducted Chibok schoolgirls in 2014. In 2020, she and thousands of Nigerians all over the world protested against police brutality. The almost 50 years old Aisha was also at the forefront of the #EndSARS protest and forced the Nigeria Police Force to listen to the voice of the people and dissolved SARS, a tactical unit of the police force on October 11, 2020.

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Aisha Yesufu⭐ was the co-convener of the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) campaign that tirelessly held protests demanding for the rescue of the 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno state. The Chibok schoolgirls were between the ages of 15-18 years as at the time of their abduction in 2014. She was part of Nigerian women that protested at Nigeria’s National Assembly, in Abuja, on 30 April 2014.

At the age of 10, the Nigerian female social and political activist concluded that the worst thing any human can do to her was to kill her. She realised that no matter what she and everyone else will still die and that death is inevitable and not the worst thing in life. Aisha Yusufu said she never feared anyone while growing up though she respects people. She only fears the Supreme Being. Aisha Yesufu in October 2020 said she would not leave the fight against End SARS protest in Nigeria for her children.

Biography of Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu was born in Kano state in December 1974, she is from Agbede in Edo state. She is from the tribe of Etsako and she is 5 feet 10 inches tall. Aisha described the place where she grew up in Kano as a ghetto. By the time she was 11 years, she did not have any female friends as all her female friends had been married and did not complete their education because they were at their husband house.

Education of Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yusufu got her West African School Leaving Certificate from the Bayero University Staff Secondary School in 1991. According to an article on The Guardian, she wanted to enrol at the Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) in 1991 but was rejected because she was a woman. Aisha Yesufu first gained admission to a tertiary institution at the Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto in 1992. In 1993, she got her A-Levels IJMB from the Kano State College of Arts & Science.

She left Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto after a crisis for Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where she got admitted to study Medicine. This female activist left Ahmadu Bello University when it was shut down because of the murder of a professor in 1994. She then got to study at the Department of Microbiology at Bayero University, Kano in 1996 and graduated with a second class upper Bachelor of Science Degree from the university in 1999 three years after.

In each of the 3 universities (Uthman Dan Fodio University, Ahmadu Bello University and Bayero University) where she made friends, her friends avoided moving with her at the administrative block for fear of getting rusticated. She got a masters degree in Pharmaceutical Microbiology in 2006 at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

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Aisha Yesufu Career

Aisha Yesufu, a graduate of Microbiology is a businesswoman. She did her NYSC year in Kano state from January 1999 to January 2000. She was posted to and served at Kano State School of Nursing where she lectured students on medical microbiology, development and spread of infectious diseases in patients.

Aisha went to business after schooling in the 2000s. She made business her main focus. She is the CEO of Aliyyah & Amir Ventures Limited and has been with the family business since January 2003. Aisha Yesufu manages the day to day activities of the company. The business is involved in trading and distribution of general merchandise and raw materials in Northern Nigeria.

The businesswoman also founded Citizens Hub in January 2017. Citizens Hub is a non-profit organization that seeks to build a solution-driven and dynamic approach to building a financially independent, active and responsible citizenry. Citizens Hub is based in Abuja, Nigeria capital.

Aisha Yesufu’s Marriage

Aisha Yesufu got married to her husband Aliu, an Auchi man in 1996 while at the university at the age of 24. She was the one who approached her husband. The marriage is blessed with two children a son and a daughter with the youngest child (her daughter) born in December 2001. Aisha Yesufu once revealed that she is not a big fan of house chores. She says her husband is her number one fan.

Aisha Yesufu’s Activism

Activism as always being part of Aisha Yesufu life. She as always stood up against injustice. Aisha Yesufu do tell tales of how she participated in several protests while studying at the 3 universities she attended. She has been actively involved in over 100 protest marches demanding social justice in Nigeria.

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Aisha was a columnist at Daily Times from September 2019 to March 2020 where she wrote about contemporary issues affecting Nigeria. The Bring Back Our Girls civil rights group where she was the co-convener persistence helped in the rescue of at least 100 Chibok girls from the Boko Haram terrorist group with more still missing. She was the Sit-Out Coordinator and then Chairperson of the Strategic Team of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign group. Since 30th of April 2014, the civil the group has staged a sit-in protest at the Unity Fountain to compel the government to bring back the remaining girls despite all forms of intimidation and harassment by security agents and the Nigerian government.

In 2019, Aisha volunteered as a member of the Oby Ezekwesili Presidential Campaign Organization during the 2019 elections in Nigeria. In 2020, she was very active in the #EndSars campaign. Aisha and several thousands of Nigeria protested against police brutality that eventually led to the dissolution of the SARS tactical unit on Sunday, October 11, 2020, by the Inspector General of Police.

Aisha Yusufu is very active on social media and is known to fight injustice both online and offline. She has been physically present in at least over 100 protests in Nigeria and is known to be one of the positive change voice in Nigeria. She is fluent in English, Hausa, and Etsako languages. Aisha won an Award for Humanitarian Service during her NYSC. She as also won the Social Person of the week on Kakaaki and was also given the Voice of Humanity award by the Guardian Newspaper. Aisha Yusufu is a practising Muslim.

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