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Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Nigerian Embassy In Hungary Receives Affected Nationals

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The Nigerian embassy in Hungary has informed nationals resident in Ukraine who are affected by the ongoing crisis between Russia and Ukraine of an opportunity to seek refuge in the country.

In a statement issued on Sunday February 27, 2022, titled “public Travel Advisory”, the embassy located in Budapest, capital of Hungary, said the country has enacted a law known as “Decree 56/2022 (24.11)” which permits third country nationals with valid Ukrainian resident permits to enter Hungary on a temporal basis without “Schengen Visa.”

The embassy said Nigerians living in Ukraine who are coming to the Hungary-Ukraine border can enter Hungary either on transit or for temporal stay pending when the crisis subsides.

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It said those wishing to come into Hungary should have valid documents which include valid Nigerian passport and Ukrainian resident permit in addition to having some money in Euros, adding that arrangements have been made for transportation of the affected nationals upon arrival until they stabilize.

Ukraine-Russia Crisis: Nigerian Embassy In Hungary Receives Affected Nationals
The Public Travel Advisory Notice from Nigerian embassy in Hungary

 

“The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Budapest, Hungary wishes to inform Nigerian nationals arriving from Ukraine, that the Government of Hungary has enacted Decree 56/2022 (24.11), which permits third country nationals with valid Ukrainian resident permits to enter Hungary on a temporary basis, without a Schengen visa.

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“As such, Nigerians arriving at the Hungary-Ukraine border can enter Hungary, either on transit to Nigeria, or to temporarily reside in the country.”

The embassy also advised affected Nigerians to “send their names, phone numbers, email addresses and a copy of their passport bio-data page to the Embassy’s consular email: Secretary@nigerianembassy.hu to enable the facilitation of the aforementioned arrangements.”

The embassy also provided contacts of some consular officer for further information and guidance. The contacts are:
I. Mr. Stanley OPARA (Consular Officer) – +36308202903
II. Mr. Ayotunde Adigun (Immigration Attache) – +36308639203

“Further necessary updates will be regularly communicated through the official website of the Embassy (www.nigerianembassy.hu).

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“Please disregard any information purportedly issued by the Embassy about entry into Hungary, that is not conveyed via Mission’s website,” the embassy stated.

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