About 24 hours United State of America imposed a new visa fees on Nigerians seeking US visa, the Nigerian Government has bowed to pressure and reduced visa fee of US citizens seeking Nigerian visa.
Disclosing this on Wednesday, Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, said that the ministry’s attention was drawn to the introduction of reciprocity fee for all approved applications for non-immigrant visas in B, F, H1B, I, L, and R visa classifications.
“The attention of the Ministry of Interior has been drawn to the introduction of reciprocity of Visa Fees by the United States of America. The Ministry acknowledges that there were engagements with the United States Embassy on the issue and in the aftermath, a Committee was set up to conduct due diligence in line with the Ministry’s extant policy on reciprocity of Visa fees,” the statement read.
“The Committee had concluded its assignment and submitted a Report but the issuance of authorisation for its recommendations was delayed due to transition processes in the Ministry at the policy level. Monetary policy rate cut, a positive move – Analyst(Opens in a new browser tab)
“The Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has approved the decrease of Visa charges payable by US citizens in line with reciprocity policy as recommended by the Committee.
“Accordingly, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has been directed to implement the decrease in Nigeria’s Visa charges to US Citizens with effect from Thursday, 29th August, 2019.”
FELLOW PRESS gathers that visa fee for United States immigrant is US$160 (N59200), according to whats obtainable on Nigerian Immigration Service official website.
“The Nigeria Immigration Service has effected the visa fee changes directed by the Honorable Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola as it affects American Citizens to $160. The change has been effected in the Service portal and all our Diplomatic and Consular Missions are advised to comply with effect from 29th August, 2019,” confirmed Sunday James, the Public Relations Officer.