I am retired, age 73, I want to visit a friend in Nigeria. What alternative letter for NOC will I present since I don't work or school?

  • What is “NOC” ? May 12 at 21:38
  • @DavidSupportsMonica No Objection Certificate. Typically from an employer, or from a school/university if the visa applicant is a student, it helps to prove ties to home and seems to be prevalent in India in particular. Can’t for the life of me see why a NOC would be relevant for a 73 year old applicant, or who would give it if it were.
    – Traveller
    May 12 at 21:52
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    @Traveller Thanks. A bureaucratic triumph, for sure. May 12 at 21:54
  • A NOC helps to demonstrate an applicant has meaningful ties to their country of residence that would compel them to return there at the end of a proposed visit. A NOC does not seem relevant to your personal circumstances, you should provide evidence of eg property owned, savings, family ties etc instead
    – Traveller
    May 12 at 21:55
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    No idea what your personal circumstances are, but the general theme of "I want to visit a friend in Nigeria" is often associated with various kinds of financial scams that are pervasive today. If this is a friend who you personally know and has travelled to Nigeria and wants you to come visit, sure. If this is somebody you have never actually met who has invited you to come to Nigeria and is helping you arrange details for your visit, please be very careful. Ask somebody you trust in your local community whether it feels right. May 12 at 22:38


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