U.S. announces new favourable visa regime for Nigerians..
Written by City Radio on February 28, 2023
The United States government has said from March 1, validity period for visitors’ visas for Nigerians wishing to travel temporarily to the U.S for business or tourism would be increased from 24 to 60 months.
The U.S Embassy in Abuja disclosed this in a statement on Monday.
The Embassy stated that the visa validity extension would allow Nigerians use the visa for 60 months to make short trips to the United States for tourism or business purposes before having to renew it.
“The visa application fee, currently USD160, will not increase as a result of the increased visa validity,” the statement read in part.
Increasing visa validity is one of several initiatives taken by the United States to reduce visa appointment wait times in Nigeria, the embassy said.
The U.S. Mission continues to offer No-Interview Visa Renewals to those who meet the eligibility criteria. Appointments for No-Interview Visa Renewals are readily available,” the embassy added.