I traveled to the poorest country in the world: what is life like?
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English is one of their official languages, but only the upper class speaks it. There are over 500 official languages in Nigeria, which speaks to the diversity of cultures and tribes, as well as over 500 different ethnic groups living in Nigeria.
Nigerian culture has been popularized by authors including Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Nollywood (Nigeria’s version of Hollywood). Nollywood, is now the second largest producer of movies (quantity) in the world.
Yes, some vaccinations are recommended for visiting Nigeria. The WHO and ISTM recommend the following vaccines: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, yellow fever, rabies, polio, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), meningitis, TDaP (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), and influenza.
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If you are a citizen of another country and want to travel to South Africa, then you need a visa. The “visitor” visa is for international travelers permanently residing outside of South Africa. It is also for those who wish to visit the country on a more temporary basis for tourism or business purposes. But it does not last forever. Once you get it, the visa is valid for no more than 90 days.
So, now you are in the country. While you are here, the visa is considered a visitor’s permit. The period of validity of the permit is counted from the date you arrived and will be stated under the heading “conditions” on the visa label.
It is important to make sure that you apply for the correct visa or permit. Otherwise, entry into the country may be refused if the purpose of the visit is not stated correctly.
Depending on where you are from, visa requirements are different from country to country and are subject to change. Each application is treated as an individual case, so you should inquire at the nearest South African consulate or mission abroad or any Department of Home Affairs office to see if you are even supposed to apply for a visa.
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Each country has the sovereign right to decide who can enter its territory and who cannot. A visa is an authorization that enables the visa holder to proceed to the Republic and report to an Immigration Officer at the port of entry to the country for the purpose of assessing his/her ability to meet the (entry) requirements as stipulated in the Immigration Act 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002) and its amendments.
Passports / travel documents must have at least 2 unused pages available when presented to an Immigration Officer. All travel documents must be valid for at least 30 days after the date of departure from the Republic of South Africa.
Holders of passports/travel documents from countries that are exempt from the visa requirement (see: http://www.dha.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/exempt-countries) for a specified period and in respect of the purposes for which the entry visa may be issued e.g. vacations, business meetings or in transit must comply with the following requirements prior to entry into the Republic: