Wednesday 26 June 2013

UK Visa bond policy, Senate threatens reciprocative action

Aviation Nigeria

Members of the Senate have stated a reciprocal action on the recently introduced UK Visa bond requirement.

Chairman Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Mattew Nwagwu who spoke to newsmen in Abuja stated that Nigeria will take reciprocal action against British citizens once formal notification has been received from the U.K immigration authorities.

The policy which compels foreigners visiting the UK from selected countries including Nigeria, to make a £3,000 bond deposit before entry has recently been countered by a majority of the Senate.

Speaking on the decision, Senate Leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba stated that:

" I will like to say immediately that diplomacy is based on reciprocity and it is not an option that is lost on us."

Chairman Committee on rules and Business and its counterparts in the Petroleum (Downstream) and Navy committees, also said the policy would greatly hurt relations between Nigeria and Britain.

The policy which requests this payment at the point of entry was recently introduced by the United Kingdoms immigration authorities, and is scheduled to be effective in November 2013.


  1. We should really do the same. Thats taking things to far if you ask me.

  2. I believe this is simply a move to generate funds for UK. 3,000 pounds multiplied by 20,000 applications is a lot of money.