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Do I need a UK visa to transit through the UK although I won't leave the airport?

I'm afraid that even if you don't exit the airport or go through passport control, Nigerian citizens (and many others) need a Direct Airside Transit Visa to transit via the UK. This can be seen very ...
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Available help for voluntary departure from the UK

I'm sorry to hear this, and hope you find a way to rebuild in Nigeria. The UK government has a scheme to help in just this situation: see https://www.gov.uk/return-home-voluntarily Even if you think ...
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I wasn't allowed to check in for my flight because I didn't have a Turkish transit visa

You do need a Turkish visa because you are changing airports and will not remain airside. Check-in staff was right. If your ticket had your transit on one single airport you wouldn't need one but with ...
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How to apply for UK visit visa after four refusals?

You are in a tail-spin of 'serial refusals' and there's a lot of overlap between your question and the question linked to above: I have had five UK visa refusals The refusal notices will be different,...
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Limited Stay but difficult to travel

She should leave and go and have the child in Nigeria. Do not risk it for several reasons. Public Charge complications Visa Revocation/voiding Immediate Removal/Deportation Proceedings Fraud/...
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Is it possible to get a US visa if I have no travel history?

Is it possible to get a US visa if I have no travel history? Yes. My first travel experience was as a visitor to the USA from Ghana which has a pretty similar profile to Nigeria in many respects ...
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I wasn't allowed to check in for my flight because I didn't have a Turkish transit visa

The question of responsibility for visas crops up from time to time here, and I don't think we can be clearer than Greg Hewgill is in the accepted answer: In general, it is the passenger's ...
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Will my travel history in Africa and Uzbekistan affect my ability to get a US visa?

Your chances to get a US tourism visa is a matter of opinion, and opinions are off-topic for this site. Still, two aspects of your application are troublesome; both suggest that your application for a ...
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Limited Stay but difficult to travel

Your wife's intentions are being confused. They think she is here to give birth. The US has had 243 years of continuous government. Most of its Constitution was written in the age of sailing ships and ...
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Available help for voluntary departure from the UK

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. This answer has a list of how long bans last. Two of the options are: "if they left the UK voluntarily, not at public expense" (I have reworded slightly), and "...
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Are these good countries to use for travel history when applying to Australia for a visa?

Travel that is most useful in this context is travel to (much) richer countries than yours (comparable to the target country), which draw people from your country. If you’ve been granted a visa for ...
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Visa ban/ British passport application

If you are indeed a British citizen, by descent or otherwise, then the provisions of the Immigration Act 1971 pertaining to foreign citizens do not apply to you. The portion defining the offence of ...
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Is using travel agents in Canada for itinerary mandatory?

No, absolutely and definitely not. Canadian immigration is very clear that nothing about applying for a visa needs to be done by an agent. Everything can be done by the person making the application. ...
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UK Standard Visitor Visa - what is the total amount of money you spend each month

This may not directly answer your question, but reading it I went "Ouch!", so some advice... I think it's important you remember that applying for a visa is not like applying for a passport. ...
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How to apply for UK visit visa after four refusals?

Reading the officier's reply to your application, I deem this a lost cause. Being Nigerian is already not the greatest starting position for being admitted to the UK to begin with. After all "keep ...
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Do I need a transit visa in JFK en route to St. Kitts and Nevis?

Unfortunately, you need a visa. It could be a transit visa (C) or a visitor visa (B). All passengers in the US, including transit passengers, must clear immigration controls, and the US did away ...
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Nigerian citizen (university student) was refused a UK visit visa due to lack of funds and connection to school - how to resolve?

There's something to mention immediately. It looks like you have retrieved your notice from the rubbish bin; it is crumpled and soiled. I appreciate your disappointment and disgust in getting a ...
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Can my spouse sponsor me for a UK visa if I am unemployed?

This is a perfectly normal situation. Plenty of people stop working when the get married, and are supported by their spouse. Plenty of people have trips abroad paid for by their spouses. Being in that ...
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Is this the best time to apply for US visas?

Is this a good time to apply for US visas? No. We are in the middle of a world wide pandemic with severe travel restrictions and most embassies & consulates are either closed or working with ...
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Are these good countries to use for travel history when applying to Australia for a visa?

Any travel history is good than no travel history. That being said, for Australia, that doesn't hold much weight. If you have been in Shengen, US, UK or similar, then it would have been much more ...
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Available help for voluntary departure from the UK

You can get a one way ticket from London to Lagos for under £200. Google Flights You can try gofundme.com or the version you have in the uk. https://www.gofundme.com/ I’ve seen gofundme raise ...
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I was banned from UK for giving false information

To apply anew...you just apply, as though it were the first time. In making the application you'll be asked if you've ever previously been refused a UK visa. You should answer truthfully. UKVI will ...
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Can I apply for UK Visa two weeks before travel date

Can I renew my uk visa for 2 years? Starting with an important technicality, despite the common vernacular of "renewing", there is no such process. Every application starts from square 1 and is ...
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Travel from Nigeria to Bahamas, avoiding transit in US, UK and Canada

The website FlightConnections.com is pretty good for answering this sort of question. Playing around with it, it looks like you could do it in three flights as follows: Lagos or Abuja to either a ...
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Application fee cost for New Zealand tourist visas

The cost for a visitor visa application for New Zealand varies depending on a number of parameters. According to the official website https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/visas/visa/...
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Nigerian citizen (university student) was refused a UK visit visa due to lack of funds and connection to school - how to resolve?

How can I apply again so as to not be refused? It will probably take at least a year for your circumstances to change to ones that are acceptable, if they ever do. How soon can I apply? ...
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Can I travel to US with the Italian carta d'identita?

No. Even Italians can't use a carta d'identita' to visit the US. You need a passport.
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