Nigeria removed from the list of eligible countries for the Turkish e-Visa

Nigerian visa applicants for the Republic of Turkey were not allowed to access the e-visa provisions, but instead were advised to apply through any Turkish consulate.

LEADERSHIP gathered potential candidates on Thursday about the sudden change without notice or communication from the Turkish Mission in Nigeria.

But it appears the decision was taken following the ongoing terror attacks in Nigeria and the high security alert that followed the attacks on Kuje Detention Center in Abuja on Tuesday, where some terrorist elements were among those who were released from the center.

Apparently, one of the concerned Nigerians in a viral post said, “I just posted this. Someone with a Schengen/UK/US visa might book a ticket to Turkey right now thinking they will be applying for a visa electronically. NOT. Turkey decided last night to remove Nigerians from the electronic visa list. Without prior notice/communication. They clearly don’t rate us. Regardless, all Nigerians must apply through the Consulate wherever they are.

“It turns out that a lot of people are considering/planning to go to Turkey soon. Honestly, just apply through the consulate. There is still no information online. No press release, nothing! They are disrespectful I was told by an agent that she applied on behalf of someone yesterday and within 5 minutes the message on the site changed Apparently it has something to do with “prison break” / terrorism concerns.

“Unfortunately, nationals of the country you have selected are not eligible for the e-visa. Please go to the nearest Turkish mission to apply for a visa application. Please visit ​​for the complete list of Turkish embassies and consulates.

Some members of the diplomatic community such as the United States, United Kingdom and Canada have warned their citizens against traveling to many parts of Nigeria, even parts of Abuja, the national capital, due security threats.

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