– A Nigerian doctor’s visa application to the United Kingdom was rejected on the grounds that he didn’t meet certain requirements
– One of the reasons they gave was that they didn’t understand how a professional staff is owed salary payments for four months
– A photo of the rejection letter has surfaced and sparked debate on social media with many arguing that the man deliberately denied visa
A Nigerian doctor’s visa application to the United Kingdom was met with a rejection mail by the embassy.
While the identity of the affected doctor wasn’t disclosed, an Instagram user @ije_luv who shared a copy of the rejection letter captioned it:
“Nigeria in the mud.”
The reason for the visa application denial
@ije_luv highlighted one of the reasons given for the rejection as the embassy’s inability to understand “why a government run hospital would withhold the salary payment of a professional staff for four months.”
Other reasons they stated include that his bank statement do not corroborate his earnings, their satisfaction with his employment status in relation to his earned income and so forth.
The post has sparked mixed reactions on Instagram.
“Like seriously??? If he/she wasn’t a real medical doctor, they won’t even get the offer to go do the test. These embassy officials live here, they can’t say they don’t hear of these salary drama/situations either..except someone in there doesn’t know his job or just didn’t want to give the visa.. Aww this is unfair to the applicant sha.. All just trying to get a better job and a better life. God will help him/her”
”They know what is going on. They just don’t want to issue the Visa.”
“Backing his claims up with evidence would have helped… Eg. Newspaper or online news for the said period of salary withhold…”
Man succeeds in the US years after he was denied visa twice
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man who was denied visa twice many years ago had graduated from US university in style.
The man identified as Babatunji recounted how he had applied for a student visa 15 years ago and got denied twice by the consular on the grounds that he was a mediocre.
18 months down the line, he said he got 3 scholarships, 4 awards and a role at tech giant Microsoft. His statement in part reads:
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“15 years ago, I was refused a visa twice to study in the United States. In fact on my second attempt, the consular officer said she was refusing my visa application because I was mediocre.
“In 2019, I tried again and got the visa.”