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Visa

by LGG51 Online Now Jul 18, 2010 at 11:23 PM

Hi all
Applying for visa to Niger it says that round-trip ticket must have been purchased at a travel agentcy. Is this mandatory?

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    Re: Visa

    by Mozumbus Online Now Jul 18, 2010 at 11:54 PM

    this is a general requirement, applicable in most of the cases, should you apply for a visa of any other country as well... better talk to the travel agent for a possible way out...

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    Re: Visa

    by GrumpyDiver Online Now Jul 19, 2010 at 6:27 AM

    I suspect that the wording "travel agency" might be a bit of a legacy from when everyone purchased tickets from travel agents and pre-dates e-tickets issued directly by an airline. What the Niger government wants is proof that you are planning to leave the country and they will issue the visa based on the dates shown on your tickets.

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    Re: Visa

    by Odinnthor Online Now Jul 19, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    Yes it is absolutely necessary for either a transit visa or a tourist visa. Do not forget to obtain an Int'l yellow Fever vaccination certificate, and if coming from a neighboring country, a cholera vacc certificate will be needed as well.

    Two copies are required of all documents, but I recommend that you keep a few copies of each in your posession at all times. Niger is not a place to be caught without the proper documents. Here is all the info you need. Do take it seriously. Take note of the request for a bank statement, requiring a certain amount in your account.

    africa.upenn.edu/Country_Spe...

    It does not matter if you buy the R/T ticket from a traditional travel agency or on line or anywhere else. Requirement is the same.

    Here is some health information on Niger, however I strongly recommend that you see a travel medicine specialist a couple of weeks prior to your visit. If you are from the U.S., do not assume that your regular doctor has the answers you need.

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