FG secures free Hungarian visa for Nigerians in Ukraine


The Federal Government has advised Nigerians in Ukraine to move to the Hungarian border at Zahony and the Romanian borders at Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County and Maramures as they have approved visa-free access for all Nigerians in from Ukraine and accommodation and food arrangements prior to evacuation. is arranged.

Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a statement signed by Permanent Secretary, Gabriel Aduda on Sunday, said the Foreign Ministry was fully aware of all the challenges faced by Nigerians traveling through countries bordering the EU. Ukraine, especially the Polish border, and the government is taking adequate measures to meet these challenges.

“The Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs has spoken with his counterpart, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, about this unsavory development and both are working to alleviate the suffering of Nigerians, including by deploying the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at the border to ensure easier access for all Nigerians and other nationals.

“For now, movement to the Hungarian Zahony border and the Romanian borders of Suceava, Tulcea, Satu Mare County and Maramures is advised, as they have approved visa-free access for all Nigerians coming from Ukraine and the accommodation and food arrangements prior to evacuation.

“Parents, guardians and wards of Nigerians in Ukraine are urged to remain calm as the Federal Government of Nigeria is working very hard to bring them all home safely.”

Similarly, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Budapest, Hungary, in a public travel advisory, stated that it wishes to inform Nigerian nationals arriving from Ukraine that the Government of Hungary has issued Executive Order 56/2022 (24.11), which allows third-country nationals with valid Ukrainian residence permits to enter Hungary on a temporary basis, without a Schengen visa.

“Thus, Nigerians arriving at the Hungarian-Ukrainian border can enter Hungary, either in transit to Nigeria or to temporarily reside in the country.”

He further said that arrangements are being made for the transport of Nigerian nationals, to allow them to stabilize.

“For this purpose, it is therefore advisable for the concerned Nigerian nationals wishing to be admitted to Hungary to have their travel documents (valid Nigerian passport and Ukrainian residence permit) with cash in Euros, and to cooperate with the border authorities. Hungarians.

“Affected Nigerian nationals are advised to send their names, telephone numbers, email addresses and a copy of their passport biodata page to the Embassy Consular email: [email protected], hu, in order to facilitate the aforementioned arrangements.

“For information and advice on consular assistance, please contact the following people, who would be on hand to coordinate: IM Stanley OPARA (consular officer) +36308202903 Il. Mr. Ayotunde Adigun (Immigration Attaché)+36308639203 4.

“Finally, other necessary updates will be regularly communicated through the official embassy website (www.nigerianembassy.hu). Please disregard any information purportedly issued by the Embassy regarding entry to Hungary, which is not transmitted via the Mission’s website.

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