The US Mission to Nigeria said they are expanding visa services to assist non-immigrant visa applicants inside di kontri wey qualified to renew the dia visa to be able to do so without an interview.
This new application process will begin in February for the US Consulate in Lagos and will be extended shortly thereafter to the US Embassy in Abuja.
Previously, US visa applicants had to appear in person for a visa interview at the Embassy in Abuja or the Consulate General in Lagos. Di pesin must schedule the interview, either online through the dia website or through the dia call center.
But this will change now.
According to the statement from the US Mission in Nigeria, the number of qualified candidates who can apply using the new procedures is initially limited.
Candidates who meet the criteria are suitable for Lagos until the service is extended to Abuja.
The US mission adds, for example, that only one member of the family unit must file the application documents; the children do not need to come and drop off in the pesin.
They say the processing time can take up to two months, although they hope to process most cases within weeks, once pesins submit their travel documents.
But they can’t send the document back to their pesin until the case is over.
Who are they qualified for vis a maintenance-free renewal
Pipo is likely to be eligible for visa renewal without an interview na those who apply na for a B1/B2, F, M, J (academic only), H, L or C1/D (combined only) visa and must meet each of the following criteria:
- If dem issue your previous visa for Nigeria.
- If your previous visa has the same classification as your current application.
- If your previous visa is fully valid, multiple entry visa.
- If your previous visa expires within the last 24 months or will expire within the next 3 months from the date of application.
- If you get all your passports, they will cover the entire period since you received the previous visa and the passport with the most recent visa.
- If they don’t arrest or convict you of a crime or misdemeanor in the United States, even if you later receive a waiver or pardon.
- If you never work without authorization or stay beyond your authorized time for the United States.
Step that the applicant must follow
Pipo wey dey qualify for the process of dis go pay dia visa fee online first or pay cash to di assign bank before they plan to apply for dia visa renewal.
Pesin wey meets di criteria go later need to visit usa travel website and start application following all steps dey dia.