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Do Nigerians get a visa-free entry to the UK?

Do you desire to get a visa to the UK? Well, Teresa May provided you the opportunity to visit the United Kingdom without a visa. All commonwealth citizens can enjoy staying in the UK visa-free.

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It seems that Nigerian citizens can benefit from the Brexit. Theresa May, as a new Prime Minister of United Kingdom, announced a visa-free entry for Commonwealth citizens. According to new regulations, the citizens of the commonwealth have a six-month visa-free corridor. Nigeria is a participant of Commonwealth countries. It means that the United Kingdom provides visa-free travel for Nigerians to the lands of her Majesty for six months. Theresa May provides a new foreign policy towards Commonwealth countries. The Crown desires to unite post-colonial citizens under its protection, but in this term, the Prime Minister desires do to that nicely.

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The Commonwealth unity is consisted of 56 members, where eighteen members are from Africa: Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Seychelles, Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius, Malawi, Lesotho, Kenya, Ghana, Cameroon, Botswana. UK free-visa endorsement can be understood as a real present from Theresa May. Nevertheless, if one of the citizens of commonwealth desires to stay in the UK for more than six months, it`s still needed a visa. According to the Immigration Act 1971, all people of Commonwealth have rights of abode in the UK. The ones who can abode in the UK have a particular privilege, like rights to live, work and study in the UK, apply for social security benefits, etc.

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The UK becomes one of the countries with a visa-free entry for Nigerians. Nevertheless, what does it mean for the Citizens of the UK? People who voted for Brexit justified their choice by two parameters: no desire for foreign immigration and no wish to pay taxes to EU. Teresa May by announcing a visa-free entry for Commonwealth Citizens showed the Brexit voters that it was not a reason for saying No to Europe. The new visa endorsement provides new possibilities for Africa countries and especially Nigeria.

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