The US is jacking up visa fees for Nigerians

The US is jacking up visa fees for Nigerians

- Obtaining a US visa is about to become more expensive for Nigerian applicants

- The US has imposed a “reciprocity” fee for all approved non-immigrant visa applications by Nigerians

- The additional reciprocity fees range from $80 to $303 depending on the class of visa

Nigerians who want to travel to America will henceforth have to pay a new visa charge imposed on them by the United States (US) government.

The new levy, called ‘reciprocity fee’, is in retaliation to Nigeria’s high visa fee charges on Americans.

Every year, thousands of Nigerians travel to America for various reasons and vice versa.

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While some travel to further their education, others also go to America for healthcare or in search of jobs.

However, US authorities believe the $180 (£146) currently paid by its citizens to get a Nigerian visa is too high.

The new visa fee for Nigerians ranges from $80 to $110 and will only apply to those whose visa applications have been approved.

This comes after the US and Nigerian governments failed to reach a compromise on the visa fees for American citizens.

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Several consultations with the Nigerian government to reduce its visa fees for US citizens proved futile.

Meanwhile, the ‘reciprocity fee’ takes effect from Thursday, August 29, 2019 and directly affects all Nigerian citizens seeking to travel to America. earlier reported that Dr Bawumia has hit out hard at the NDC flagbearer, Mahama again.

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