Visa free Travel for Foreign Spouses of Nigerian Citizens

Visa free Travel for Foreign Spouses of Nigerian Citizens

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12 June 2022
Signatures: 142Next Goal: 200
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Why this petition matters

Started by K V

The laws in Nigeria does not currently provide for foreign spouses of Nigerian citizens to gain citizenship with no provision for foreign husbands of Nigerian women. 

The proposal for a change in the law was recently rejected by the lawmakers in Nigeria. This does not show progress in a world that is constantly changing. 

While foreign spouses cannot attain citizenship through marriage, they also cannot travel to Nigeria with their spouses without being exploited in the name of visas. Nigerians can currently benefit from gaining citizenship through marriage to citizens of several countries meanwhile foreign spouses of Nigerian citizens get treated just like every other foreigner trying to visit the country. 

This petition is being created to spread the awareness about the limitation this creates for families in diaspora to visit home, enable people share stories and advocate for a change in this law to the government of Nigeria to provide visa free travel opportunities to foreign spouses of Nigerian citizens (men and women). This will benefit these families to integrate their diverse families into the Nigerian culture, promote tourism and enable more family visitations.

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Signatures: 142Next Goal: 200
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