US VISA APPLICATION
As a Nigerian passport holder you require a visa to visit the United States for any reasons
US VISA APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR NIGERIANS
As a Nigerian passport holder you require a visa to visit the United States for any reasons. During the process of documentation the first stage is using the US visa application form online – Ds160 to complete your application online which carries all your information and submit online you will then receive a confirmation of your for sent to your email from and then print out your copy which you will take along with other documents to the embassy for interview.
We recommend checking your eligibility before beginning the application process and submitting your application at least three months in advance of flight departure.
THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF US VISAS
This is the visa category for Tourist, Medical and Business visitor
• F1 Visa – Student visa
• K-3 Spouse of U.S. Citizen Visa
• K-1 Fiancé(e) Visa
• L-1 Intra - Company Transfer Visa
• J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa
• O-1 Extraordinary Ability Worker
• H-1B Specialty Work Visa
• H-2B Temporary Work Visa
• E-1/E-2 Investor Visa
DURATION OF VISITOR’S/TOURIST VISA
The Visitor’s/Tourist Visa allows the holder to stay in the US for a period of 6-months and is valid for period of 2-years
US Visitor/Tourist Visa.
The type of visa is a nonimmigrant visa for persons desiring to travel to the US for a short period perhaps for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment
HOW TO SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT FOR US VISA
You must schedule an appointment for your visa interview, generally, at the U.S. embassy or consulate in Abuja or Lagos.
Interview appointments is varied by location, season, and visa category, so you should apply for your visa on time.
After interview has been conducted successfully and you are will be ask to go to you pick up location which is usually the DHL office either in Isolo or VI for those in Lagos and normally take a duration of 4-5 days for pick up.
US VISA FEE COST
The non-refundable application fee for business and tourist visas is $160 which is ₦59,200.00 in the Nigerian currency.
Payments of the visa fee is advised to be paid to GTBank either in cash or online if you are an account holder at GTBank. The visa fee is subject to change whenever you decide to do so.
During your visa fee payment you will need to produce a printout copy of your international passport to enter your information available on your passport data page and a printout copy will be given to process your visa appointment.
REQUIREMENTS NEEDED FOR US VISA APPLICATION IN NIGERIA
• 6-Months valid Nigerian International passport with at least 2-3 blank pages for your visa to be placed.
• DS-160 application form confirmation page – with a Barcode
• Appointment confirmation page.
• 2-coloured photo photograph that meet the US Visa photo requirements.
• Visa fee payment receipt.
• Proof of funds (i.e. bank statements, pay slips, proof of assets and investments etc.
• Letter of appointment
• Introduction letter
• 6-Months bank statement
• Invitation letter
• Flight booking
• Accommodation/hotel booking
Supporting documents such as invitation letters, letter of employment, provisional flight bookings and travel itinerary etc. us visa application
HOW TO APPLY FOR A US VISA
Applications can be done online through the US Department of State website. www.ustraveldocs.com
You will submit your US Visa Application online but will be required to attend the visa interview in person at the embassy or consulate general.
US Embassy in Abuja
Address: Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area,
Telephone: (234) 9 461 4000
Hours of operation 08am -4pm:
Days of operations: Monday to Friday
United States Consulate General in Lagos
Address:2 Walter Carrington Crescent
Victoria Island, Lagos-Nigeria
Telephone:(234) 1 460 3600
Hours of operations: 07:00am – 4pm
Days of operations: Monday to Thursday: Friday 7 AM – 1 PM
Document Drop-Off Locations
Once you are successful in your application is successful, there are two pick up locations getting your passport with your visa inside:
Pick-up from a DHL collection office.
Courier delivery to your chosen address.
Note: You will be able to choose a collection point for your passport and visa or opt to make use of a courier service when scheduling your visa interview.
You will be notified when your passport is ready for collection.
If you need to submit additional documents for processing they can be dropped off at one of the DHL collection offices.
DHL Document Drop-Off Locations can be found at these addresses:
Abuja 63 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Isolo, Lagos New Airport road junction
Apapa Oshodi Express Way
Victoria Island, Lagos Plot 230
Muri Okunola Street
Kaduna 16 Ahmadu Bello Way
Port Harcourt 82 Trans Amadi Road