JUST IN: US increases cost of visa

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JUST IN: US increases cost of visa

Edwin Eriye

Effective Thursday, Nigerians applying for business, student and tourism visa in the United States will now pay a sum of N99, 900. 

This was confirmed and stated by the United States Embassy in Nigeria on Wednesday.

The Nigerian US Embassy explained that: applicants seeking the L1 Visa (work permit) will incur extra charges of N112, 100 if granted visas, while applicants for H4 visa (dependency/spousal) will pay an extra N66, 600.

The Embassy, speaking further in a statement, lamented that Americans were paying too much to secure Nigerian Visas therefore the increment was done necessary to reciprocate.

“The reciprocity fee will be charged in addition to the non-immigrant visa application fee, also known as the MRV fee, which all applicants pay at the time of application. Nigerian citizens whose applications for a non-immigrant visa are denied will not be charged the new reciprocity fee. Both reciprocity and MRV fees are non-refundable, and their amounts vary based on visa classification.

“The reciprocity fee will be required for all Nigerian citizens worldwide, regardless of where they are applying for a non-immigrant visa to the United States. The reciprocity fee is required for each visa that is issued, which means both adults and minors whose visa applications are approved will be charged the reciprocity fee. The fee can only be paid at the US Embassy or the US Consulate General, the reciprocity fee cannot be paid at banks or any other location”

The US Embassy calimed that talks with the Nigerian Government have been ongoing to avert the increment, but the Nigerian government refused to accede to its request.

1 Comment

  1. visa service

    September 10, 2019 at 5:27 am

    I really don’t know what’s the basis of US to increase their fee on visa application for Nigerian citizen.

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