US VISA FEES IN NIGERIA 2021

US VISA FEES IN NIGERIA 2021

Here we present an analysis to you in details US fees in Nigeria currently,  we assured you that whenever there is any change in the visa fees or the US visa administration in Nigeria we shall get you updated.

Press release: from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja

UPDATE ON REMOVAL OF VISA FEES FOR NIGERIAN CITIZENS BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT 

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the United States Government has removed all the visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens seeking visas to the United States.

The positive development is in line with the removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for the United States citizens applying for Nigerian visas by the Nigerian Government. The United States Government has therefore eliminated reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens with effect from December 3, 2020.

Prospective Nigerian travellers to the United States are hereby advised to visit: www.travel.state.gov for details.

US VISA FEES IN NIGERIA 2021

BREAKING NEWS!!! The United States of America increases the cost of various visa fees for Nigerians, blames Nigeria Government, (This is US visa fees in Nigeria 2020

A statement from the US Embassy in Nigeria stated that effective from Thursday, August 29, 2019, any Nigerian applicant issued various US visas, such as Tourist, Student, Business visas will be made to pay additional charges of $110 (40,700) after the initial application fee of $160 (#59,200), making the total charges amounts to #99,900

Please note that a Nigerian visa applicant can only pay the additional charges if the application is successful if rejected the person will not pay the additional charges.

Furthermore, if you’re paying in Nigeria currency, the arbitrary rate used by the Embassy is #370 to a Dollar. Definitely, if you pay in dollars you will pay less using the current rate.

US VISA FEES IN NIGERIA 2020 – A CASE OF RECIPROCITY
The statement from the Embassy made it clear that it’s a case of reciprocity. That US citizens visiting Nigeria are paying high visa fees to obtain Nigeria visas, therefore, the US administration has no choice but to retaliate.
They stated further that all efforts made to make the Nigerian government reduce the fees charged failed.

US VISA FEES IN NIGERIA 2021 – THE COMPLETE RECIPROCITY FEE SCHEDULE, ORGANISED BY VISA CLASSIFICATION CAN BE FOUND BELLOW 

CLASS    RECIPROCITY FEE

B1                    $110

B2                     $110

B1/B2               $110

F1                      $110

F2                      $110

H1B                   $180

H4                      $180

I                          $210

L1                       $303

L2                       $303

R1                       $80

R2                       $80

The statement read as follows, “Effective worldwide on August 29, Nigerian citizens will be required to pay a visa issuance fee, or reciprocity fee, for all approved applications for non-immigrant visas in B, F, H1B, I, L, and R visa classifications.

“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.

“US Law requires US visa fees and validity periods to be based on the treatment afforded to US citizens by foreign governments, insofar as possible. Visa issuance fees are implemented under the principle of reciprocity: when a foreign government imposes additional visa fees on US citizens of that country for similar types of visas.

“Nationals of several countries worldwide are currently required to pay this type of fee after their non-immigrant visa application is approved.

“The total cost for US citizens to obtain a visa to Nigeria is currently higher than the total cost for a Nigerian to obtain a comparable visa to the United States. The new reciprocity fee for Nigerian citizens is meant to eliminate that cost difference.

” Since early 2018, the US government has engaged the Nigerian government to request that the Nigerian government change the fees charged to US citizens for certain visa categories. After review and consultations, the government of Nigeria has not changed its fee structure for US citizens visa applicants, requiring the US Department of State to enact new reciprocity fees in accordance with our visa laws.

“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 other locations”.

US VISA FEES IN NIGERIA 2021

Knowing the US visa fees in Nigeria is very important as this will enable you in planning for your journey ahead.
Visa applicants including children are required to pay a certain amount of fee, even if the visa is issued or not. There are different types of visas in which you can apply, each one carries its amount of US visa fees in Nigeria.

It should be known that some applicants for U.S visas are not required to pay a fee. This is meant for those that are applying for an A or G visa for official travel or for a J visa to participate in certain U.S government activities.

US Visa Fees In Nigeria 2020 And Application Fees

Visa Types Visa Fees AMT In Naira Class
Business or Tourist  $160 N64,000 B
Transit $160 N64,000 C-1
Ship or Airline Crew $160 N64,000 D
Student (Academic)  $160 N64,000 F
Treaty Trades $160 N82,000 E
Fiancee or Spouse of US Citizens $240 N106,000 K
Religion Worker  $190 N76,000 R
Journalist and Media $160 N64,000 I
Exchange Visitors $160 N64,000 J
Student (Vocational) $160 N64,000 M
Victim of Human Trafficking  $160 N64,000 T
NAFTA Professionals $160 N64,000 TN/TD
Victim of Criminal Activity $160 N64,000 U
Temporary or Seasonal Worker $190 N76,000 H
Intercompany Transferees  $190 N76,000 L
Persons with extraordinary Ability $190 N76,000 O
Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers $190 N76,000 P
International Cultural Exchange $190 N76,000 Q

The U.S visa fees in Nigeria vary from time to time, as it is advised for you to know the current exchange rate before making your payment. You should note that the payment must be made using the local currency in the bank. It should also be known that your visa application fee is non-refundable and you cannot transfer it to another person. A receipt will be given to you after payment, the time duration of the receipt to be valid is one year and from this time, it is necessary that you schedule an interview at the U.S embassy/consulate general, all of this must be done while the receipt is still valid. If you do not schedule an interview between the duration of one year, you must pay the fee again and start the process all over.

US VISA FEES IN NIGERIA / APPLICATION FEES

There is various payment option you can adopt in the payment of your US visa fee in Nigeria. We have the

  • Cash at bank and
  • The online payment method.

Applicants can easily make payment at the bank with the exception of the K visa applicants, who must pay at the U.S consulate general in Lagos. You can go to the nearest GTBank branch and ask for details on how to make your payment.
Using the online payment method also requires using the GTBank by using their online bill payment service. You will be using your payment code which is also known as the UID. This payment code is created after you create your online profile at the beginning of the online payment process. The code is used in verifying your payment and this allows you to schedule your visa interview.

Moving on to the set appointment date, as this stage is not very difficult for you all. You can schedule your interview within a few hours of paying your visa application fee at the GT bank branch. You can schedule the appointment online or contact the call centre. At this stage, you will need the payment code to be printed on your receipt and you also need your passport number in order to schedule your interview.

US Visa Fees In Nigeria

Information about the US visa fees in Nigeria payment and also scheduling of appointment has been given to you. Making payment for your visa will be a very easy process for you now. Below, we are going to list the visa types and their fees and also with the current amount here in Nigeria, as this will enable you to make further preparations. Every detail given below are very much correct and they tally with the current exchange rate in the country.

Visa Types Visa Fees AMT In Naira Class
Business or Tourist  $160 N64,000 B
Transit $160 N64,000 C-1
Ship or Airline Crew $160 N64,000 D
Student (Academic)  $160 N64,000 F
Treaty Trades $160 N82,000 E
Fiancee or Spouse of US Citizens $240 N106,000 K
Religion Worker  $190 N76,000 R
Journalist and Media $160 N64,000 I
Exchange Visitors $160 N64,000 J
Student (Vocational) $160 N64,000 M
Victim of Human Trafficking  $160 N64,000 T
NAFTA Professionals $160 N64,000 TN/TD
Victim of Criminal Activity $160 N64,000 U
Temporary or Seasonal Worker $190 N76,000 H
Intercompany Transferees  $190 N76,000 L
Persons with extraordinary Ability $190 N76,000 O
Athletes, Artists, and Entertainers $190 N76,000 P
International Cultural Exchange $190 N76,000 Q

More on US Visa Fees In Nigeria / Visa Application

We have been able to give you a list of all the visa types and their fees which are attached to them in NGN or in dollars. The current exchange rate is used to make all of these changes. However, you should also check your bank if there was an increase or a reduction in the exchange rate, as this would affect the payment in NGN.

The application fee which was shown above, of the most common non-immigrant visa type, is $160, they are for the tourists, business, and student and exchange visas. K visas cost $240, E visas are $205 while most petition visas cost $190. We should know that those who apply for the K visa, must make their payment at the GTB bank only. All instructions must be followed so that you should make any mistake during your payment, as it will be difficult to get a refund back for you.
There are some visa types that require no fee and there are also certain conditions that are attached to them. Lucky for you, if you are in any of this category, because we will call this a free trip, but not entirely free, because of the conditions, well let’s spell them out for you to read and see if you fall in any of this category.

If a parent, sibling, spouse or child of the US government employee is killed in the line of duty who is travelling to attend the funeral or burial of an employee, or a parent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter of the US government employee critically injured in the line of duty for visitation during emergency treatment and convalescence.

Replacement of a machine, readable visa when the original visa was not properly affixed or the visa needs to be reissued through no fault of the applicant.

There will be no fee required from a U.S government employee travelling on official business.

  • Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas are not required to pay a fee.
  • Applicants who are holding J visas and who are participating in certain official U.S government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges.
  • Applicants travelling to provide charitable services.
    Applicants who are exempted by international agreement, including members and staff of an observer mission to
  • United Nations Headquarters, recognized by the UN general assembly and their intermediate families.
  • All of these applicants who have listed above, will not pay any required fee. As you can see they were all stated with conditions.

Moving on, there are other fees, which some category of people are to pay the SEVIS fee which is meant for the students and exchange visitors information system. This system is an internet-based system that tracks F, M and J participants from time to time included.

That’s all on US visa fees in Nigeria 2021

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NEWSBREAK – GOOD NEWS. NO INCREASE IN US VISA FEES In Nigeria 

This is to allay the fear of those potential US visa applicants who are in recent times believed in wrong news spreading around by rumour mongers and are highly apprehensive that the US embassy in Nigeria is introducing or planning to increase the Visa fees by the end of March 2018 / April.

From our findings, we at facts36.com can tell you authoritatively that there is nothing like an increase in US visa fees in the foreseeable future. Simply put, the US embassy in Nigeria is not planning to increase visa fee for now. Hence the fee remains as it were.

Those spreading the rumours are advised to stop it.

Always keep in touch with this website.

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