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I've asked someone in Tam to find out if they are issuing Niger visas there (as they used to) - that would be a good sign for overlanders.

A mate with connections in Agadez is not so convinced by all this: 'Agades is not so good. Crime rate up: still mines in some areas, Tenere route subject to bandit raids etc. Lot of ex rebels with guns, lots of ex-Libyan workers with no money.'

For the moment low profile camelling would be best.

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Can anyone suggest a decently priced agency either based in UK or Europe that can provide a Niger Visa? I have contacted both the embassies in Belgium and Paris by fax requesting the application form plus other information but I am yet to hear anything over a week later. There is a decent website to apply in Washington but not sure if Irish Citizens can apply there?

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Finally got through to a nice guy who spoke English in the embassy in Paris.For anyone in EU applying outside of a country with a Niger Embassy and applying to Paris see below.

Ambassade du Niger en France PDF visa form is on the site.

Visa costs €61 (cash only Euro)
3 application forms
3 photos
Confirmed Return Flight
Yellow Fever cert (copy only is required)
Contact in Niger (Itineary)
72 hours turnaround time.

Will let you know how I get on.

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This would have made for quite a sight in Agadez today (Gadaffi's security chief, and about 200-250 other Libyan trucks, arriving):

UPDATE 1-Large Libyan convoy arrives in Niger -sources | News by Country | Reuters
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I've asked someone in Tam to find out if they are issuing Niger visas... for overlanders...

I'm told they are not.

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