Nigeria is a great country, richly blessed with human and natural resources, our soil is fertile and we do not suffer from natural disasters. What more could we ask for? But we all know the state of nation today, unemployment, recession, insurgency, corruption and tribalism has become the order of the day in the country. #How to travel out of Nigeria
It is therefore no surprise why many Nigerians will rather travel out of the country in search of greener pastures than stay in Nigeria and work. I agree, travelling to seek asylum in a more advanced country might seem the best option, but before you do, you must make sure that you are making the right move, so as to avoid the case of jumping from frying pan into the fire.
Many Nigerians have lost their lives in foreign lands, while others have been duped of their hard earned money while trying to travel out of their fatherland.
There’s always a how to everything, and in this piece, we will discuss how you can travel out of Nigeria, the right way.
Step 1: Get an International passport
If you ever intend on getting out of the country, the first thing you should do is to get an international passport, that’s if you don’t not have one already. You cannot be allowed to set foot out of this country if you do not have an international passport. It takes about 14-days or less to process your international passport and it could cost between N18,000 to N25,000 depending on how fast you want the process to go. Walk in to any immigration office and start your application today.
See the post about getting the Nigeria International Passport
Step 2: Have a clear purpose for travelling
A lot of Nigerians suffer like ants when they travel abroad. This is because they did not define their purpose of travelling out of the country before they left.
Ask yourself the following questions and write down the answers:
- Why am I travelling out of my father land?
- Where will I live when I get there?
- For how long will I stay there?
If you can’t answer these three questions then I’d advise you not to bother travelling, else you might just be selling yourself into slavery.
Step 3: Get a Visa
I believe by now you already know the country you want to travel to. You can now begin the process of getting a visa. The process of getting a visa can be quite tedious and frustrating but with the right amount of effort and commitment you will eventually get one, that’s if your intentions for traveling to the country of your choice are genuine.
Step 4: Get money for your trip
After getting your visa the next step for you will be to source for funds to travel abroad with. It’s not cheap to fly to abroad, so you’ll need to find a way to source for funds. Funds could be the show-stopper for any trip, and a trip abroad cannot be any different.
A few tips on how to easily travel abroad
Apply to study in the country of your choice
It’s easier to get accepted to study in a foreign country than to get accepted as a resident. A degree in Nigeria with at least a second class upper will really help you. A complete WAEC result is also a great help.
Conferences can help facilitate your acceptance into foreign countries. If you apply to attend conferences, you could get accepted to travel abroad for the conference; but before this can happen you must be a professionalofsome kind, maybe in IT, law, agriculture or medicine. Do your research and get into these conferences.
Represent your country internationally
Want to travel abroad easily? Why not prove yourself the best in your country? That way you get to travel to various countries to represent your country in international events.
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