In our part 1 series, on the same topic, I mentioned two critical component required in planning a self programmed trip to SCOAN in Lagos Nigeria. Mentioned are 1. Visa and 2. Invitation letter.
Yes, they are very important items indeed and can make or mare your proposed trip.
Every year, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations hosts thousands of national and international visitors. People travel from around the world to witness and receive from the mighty work that God is doing in the life of Prophet T.B. Joshua. SCOAN welcome visitors from across the globe to witness first-hand proof that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever!
Still on Invitation letter.
As we have learnt from our previous discussion in part 1 series that, your host should as a necessity, be the sender of the invite letter. The purpose of your trip will therefore be touristic in nature. I say touristic and not Religious in the seance that, Nigeria consulate does not have a visa type called “Religious visa”. Hence, the need to request for tourist visa in the application form.
(We have designed a package called “Tourist Voucher“. It is meant to serve the purpose of the invite letter. Prepared in an affordable way of visiting Nigeria through our tourist package designed just for you. This is meant to assist in getting that tourist visa to enable you visit Nigeria as a tourist.
You can visit Nigeria as a foreign person under the category of a tourist. A tourist visa is required to be obtained from the Nigeria consulate nearest to you. If there is no Nigerian Embassy in your country, you can now request for “visa on arrival” .
We can send the necessary tourist invitation called ” Tourist Voucher” to assist you in processing the tourist visa application at the Nigerian embassy.
DOCUMENTS NEEDED FOR TOURIST VISA
1. Passport valid for at least 6 months
2. Completed visa application form
3. Two recent passport size photographs
4. A Letter of Invitation from a company/host in Nigeria accepting immigration responsibility
5. Visitors/Tourists are required to show evidence of sufficient funds
6. Nigeria Immigration Service Visa Payment Receipt and Visa Acknowledgement Receipt
7. Data page of Host passport,
8. Confirmed hotel reservation, if the applicant is not staying with Host
Items 4 -7 on the list above, includes some of the documents we are sending to you while no 8 on the list can be taken care of by you or by us.
We ensure that your visa processing through us is highly successful.
(You can discourse with our specialist, to advice you properly by contacting us with your special request.)
We will be looking at another necessary ingredient that is crucial but, may not necessarily affect your trip.
A crucial ingredient also must be sorted out. This should be a neat hotel and closest to SCOAN for proximity and ease of access from accommodation. Most people would have loved to have their accommodation inside the SCOAN hostel but because of the exigent nature of their situation, have chosen to arrange it themselves.
Getting your accommodation close to SCOAN, creates the ability of visiting the Faith Resort Ground, attend the various services at the church, watch faith-building videos, listen to life changing testimonies, receive lectures from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua and much more. All, as the Holy Spirit directs.
Your accommodation duration can range from 7 to 14days as the case may be or much more and must not be very expensive. Accommodation that are recommended, are such hotels with hot bath water and comfortable double beds for single, couple or family occupancy. It is worthy of note that, these hotels are within 5 kilometer radius from SCOAN and with easy reach also, with a vehicle.
Airport transfer –
On arrival in Lagos, transportation is required to convey you to your accommodation. There are however, several taxi companies within the airport ready to do the job. Pre-booking it well in advance, is most encouraged in this regard. The reason being that, as many passengers on same fight, might be in need of same taxi service which definitely, are not much in terms of number, to cater for the large number of passengers in most cases so, to avoid being in a difficult situation, an advance booking is most ideal to guarantee a taxi service on arrival.
Mind you that these same taxi, can be very handy, when arranging for site visit on the D day. i.e church service.
There are two ways of fetching you on arrival. The first method is usually very ideal but require a bit higher cost. “Meet and Greet “. This method occur when you are met by a representative at the aircraft tube. The representative will hold your name sign on a placard conspicuously, as you disembark from the aircraft. The officer will escort you through immigration and customs formalities into your waiting vehicle. Then, straight off to your accommodation.
The other method “Standard ” which requires the driver/guide, to wait for you outside the airport building, with you name sign on a placard. This is usually after immigration and custom formalities. You will sort out your luggage and walk straight to the exit gate and locate your name among the displayed placards directly opposite the exit gate. Do not mind the crowd outside, as they are all waiting for their people just like you. Remember, in all the various method, just double check by querying the person, to be sure that you are met by the right person before leaving the airport arena.