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Police Certificate for Benin, available in Lagos, Nigeria?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Hi,

I wondered has anyone here had to get a police certificate for a country (specifically Benin Republic) that the beneficiary does not live? I have called NVC, the Department of State, the consular officer of Benin, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, the Embassy of Nigeria in D.C., and I cannot find a person who can tell me where or who to go to for an police certificate for Cotonou, Benin.

When the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Republic could not tell me where to get a police certificate (the individual I spoke with said they have seen the certificates but not knowing how they are obtained there), so I keep running into walls.

Anyone have experience with this? The instructions for a police certificate are vague to say the least.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Benin
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Hi,

I wondered has anyone here had to get a police certificate for a country (specifically Benin Republic) that the beneficiary does not live? I have called NVC, the Department of State, the consular officer of Benin, the U.S. Embassy in Nigeria, the Embassy of Nigeria in D.C., and I cannot find a person who can tell me where or who to go to for an police certificate for Cotonou, Benin.

When the U.S. Embassy in Cotonou, Benin Republic could not tell me where to get a police certificate (the individual I spoke with said they have seen the certificates but not knowing how they are obtained there), so I keep running into walls.

Anyone have experience with this? The instructions for a police certificate are vague to say the least.

Have you tried asking the Benin Embassy in DC? And is there a Benin Embassy in Lagos?


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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When we were trying to get a police clearance from Vietnam, we ran into the same walls. What I ended up doing was writing a letter detailing all the steps we took to get the clearance, to no avail. It seemed to suffice since NVC closed our case. I'm not sure if the consulate in Lagos will give us problems, but we'll see. It was impossible to get the clearance with hubby being back in Lagos!


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Have you tried asking the Benin Embassy in DC? And is there a Benin Embassy in Lagos?

I finally talked to someone at the Benin Embassy in DC and emailed them the particulars since they couldn't understand me too well. I asked them if there was a Benin Embassy in Lagos, they said no - just Abuja now. I really hope this becomes fruitful! I feel like I should have glued my phone to my ear for a week straight. My head is buzzing from the constant chatter.

Thanks very much!!


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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When we were trying to get a police clearance from Vietnam, we ran into the same walls. What I ended up doing was writing a letter detailing all the steps we took to get the clearance, to no avail. It seemed to suffice since NVC closed our case. I'm not sure if the consulate in Lagos will give us problems, but we'll see. It was impossible to get the clearance with hubby being back in Lagos!

Thanks for sharing! I thought I was going crazy, no one seems to know where to get a required document (made me stunned). To hear you have experienced the same thing is a relief, I have all the emails I have sent out and I can combine it into a complete email and forward it to NVC, if we cannot indeed get this paper for them.


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