US suspends visa interview waivers in Nigeria – Independent Observers

US suspends visa interview waivers in Nigeria

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By Kunle Adedoyin

The United States embassy in Nigeria has suspended drop box service or interview waiver for those renewing visas in the country.

The embassy in a statement on Tuesday, said the interview waiver suspension will take effect from Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

“The Embassy and Consulate of the United States in Nigeria has suspended the interview waiver ‘Drop Box’ application process effective May 14, 2019,” the statement read.

Henceforth, those attempting to renew their visas must now attend visa interviews like first timers.

Prior to the policy change, it was possible for Nigerians who were renewing their existing or expired visa to apply for a renewal online, via the visa drop box service.

The process includes posting your documents to the US visa service centre in the country, and receiving your visa outcome and passport without physical interview. 

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