US Embassy extends validity of visa fee till 2023

The United States Mission in Nigeria has extended the validity of its visa fee until September 2023.

The extension is intended to help applicants who are having difficulty scheduling appointments for non-immigrant visas.

A statement on the Embassy’s website reads: “The United States Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria understand that many visa applicants have paid the visa application processing fee and are still waiting to schedule a visa appointment.

“We are working diligently to restore all routine visa operations as quickly and safely as possible.

“Be rest assured that the US Mission will extend the validity of your payment (known as MRV fee) until September 30, 2023, to enable all applicants who were unable to schedule a visa appointment as a result of the suspension of routine consular operations an opportunity to schedule and/attend a visa appointment with the already paid fee.”

This comes at a time when candidates have had a tough time arranging appointment dates.

According to applicants, the earliest appointment date is nine months from the date of booking.

The Visa cost is only valid for one year from the date of payment, but the mission declared on its website that it has extended validity until September 2023 in order to ensure that all applicants receive an appointment date.

The embassy stated that it is working hard to resume ordinary consular services that were interrupted because to COVID-19.


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