The Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S, Embassy in Nigeria Mr David Greene has assured visa applicants of the mission’s commitment to tackling all visa-related hitches.
Greene gave the assurance during an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
According to David Greene, issues related to visa-related hitches would fully become a thing of the past, saying the mission is doing everything within its power to tackle such challenges.
He said, “When it comes to visas specifically, well of course it is a simple fact, the demand for visa appointments outnumbers the supply.
“So, those appointments are available and we are doing everything we can to address that gap. What folks do not know is that this year we have interviewed more than 150,000 Nigerians.
“This is in addition to 30,000 students. Hundreds of thousands of students have had the opportunity to seek visas from the U.S.
“We are doing the best we can to get proper ways for all the categories and after having an enormous backlog as a result of COVID-19, and all that.
“We have made great progress though. In March we instituted a five-year term for visas to the U.S.,” he added.
He urged persons desiring to travel to the U.S. to apply early and ensure that the visa requests are tied to events.
“Folks that are seeking visas should apply early, make sure that the plan is for an event as they can attend”
“This is because we do acknowledge that there is a backlog and we will do what we can to make sure people that need a warrant visa to the U.S., can get them,” he said.
BRANDPOWER reportsvthat U.S. visa applicants, including children, are required to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee, sometimes referred to as the MRV fee, before applying for a nonimmigrant visa. The visa application fee must be paid whether a visa is issued or not. The type of visa for which you apply determines the fee amount. Information on visa application fees associated with each nonimmigrant visa type can be found at travel.state.gov .