nbThe United States Consulate in Nigeria has indefinitely suspended interview waivers otherwise known as “Drop box” process for Visa renewal.
The indefinite suspension which takes effect from close of business today May 14, 2019 would not affect those who already submitted their passport for processing either in Abuja or Lagos.
A Press Statement by the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate in Lagos, stated that visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria.
According to the press statement, the reason for the indefinite suspension is to help the U.S. Mission “provide more efficient customer service and promote legitimate travel, and will continue to facilitate applications of established travelers to the best of its ability.”
The statement explained that “all applicants in Nigeria seeking a nonimmigrant visa to the United States must apply online, and will be required to appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review. Applicants must appear at the location they specified when applying for the visa renewal.
“Processing of diplomatic and official (A, G, and NATO class) visa applications will continue unchanged. Mission Nigeria’s processing procedures are regularly reviewed in order to assess our ability to quickly, efficiently, and securely process visa applications.”