Protests Cause South African Diplomatic Missions To Temporarily Close

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At a Glance

Amid violent protests, South African diplomatic missions in the Nigerian cities of Abuja and Lagos have closed to ensure the safety of their personnel. The diplomatic mission closures are creating processing delays for all immigration related applications and the missions are expected to re-open only after a security assessment is made, at a yet unknown date. As a result, foreign nationals will not be able to submit applications and will not receive any adjudications on their applications until the offices reopen. The situation

Amid violent protests, South African diplomatic missions in Nigeria, including the South African High Commission in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos, have closed in order to ensure the safety of their personnel. It is not yet clear when the missions will reopen.

Impact

Processing delays. The mission closures are expected to create processing delays of two to four weeks for all immigration applications, depending on when the offices reopen. The diplomatic missions will only reopen after a security assessment is conducted. Effects on applications. As a result, foreign nationals will not be able...

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