Di Federal Government don comot money on visa application charges for citizens of di United States from $180 go reach $160.
Di New Agency of Nigeria (NAN) don yan say di old amount get $160 as visa fee and $20 as “processing and expedient fees”.
According to di Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, di reduction dey follow one review of di U.S.’ visa reciprocity policy for Nigeria.
Babandede don state say for a Feb. 5 memo marked NIS/HQ/CGI/806/7 and don address di Permanent Secretary for di Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
For August, 2019, di U.S. government don impose additional visa fees ontop Nigerians make dem retaliate for di “treatment afforded to U.S. citizens” by di Nigerian government.
Di policy don require successful applicants for nonimmigrant U.S. visas in di B, F, H1B, I, L, and R categories to pay between $80 and $303 as reciprocity fees.
Dis na addition to di normal visa application fees of between $160 and $190.
“Di total cost for a U.S. citizen to obtain a visa to Nigeria dey currently higher pass di total cost for a Nigerian to obtain a comparable visa to di United States.
“Di new reciprocity fee for Nigerian citizens na to eliminate dat cost difference,” di U.S. Embassy don Yan for one statement on im website then.
For im letter, di NIS don urge all Nigerian missions for di U.S. to immediately implement di new visa charges payable by US citizens, and “discontinue charging processing or expedient fees”.
“Our Missions na to issue up to two years multiple entry visa to frequent short visit travelers on request in line with reciprocity,” e tok
One senior official for di Nigerian Consulate for New York,don tell du NAN dat di “processing and expedient fees” of $20 b for online application and payment services wey a private firm dey render.
NAN don reports say Babandede’s letter came a day after President Muhammadu Buhari don launch di Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 which, among others, don increase di country’s visa classes from six go reach 79.
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