Getting a US Visa in Nigeria in 2019 is doable. There are 2 visas when it comes to the US – the immigrant and non immigrant visa. A non immigrant visa is used by tourists, business people, students, or specialty workers who wish to stay for a particular period of time in the United States to accomplish specific purposes while an immigrant visa is for those who want to live and work permanently in the US.
So here’s how to apply for a US Visa in Nigeria in 2019
Apply for a non immigrant visa:
- Determine your visa type – a visit visa (B1/B2), Musician visa (0, P), Exchange visas (J) and others.
- Pay the visa fee (ONLY at GTBank Nigeria). In Nigeria, depending on your visa class, the majority of visa applicants will pay either $160, $190 or $265 at GT Bank. See visa fees here
- Go online and fill the DS 160 form. You need your receipt, accommodation details, digital 2x2in white background passport photograph. Be truthful when filling this form.
- Schedule an appointment. You need to first open an account on the US website. Click here
- Go for your interview at the US embassy in Abuja or Lagos. Don’t forget to take a copy of all the forms you filled above, plus a physical passport of the same size, bank statements, etc.
- If your visa is approved, the visa will be sent to the document drop-off location you selected when you scheduled your appointment.
- Good luck!
Related links: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visaapply.asp
For non – immigrant visas,
the application begins when a qualified family member who is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident submits a petition on behalf of the intending immigrant to the U. S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) in the United States. It is also possible for a U.S. employer to file a petition for a foreign national whom the employer wishes to hire for an eligible permanent position.
In Nigeria, the U.S. Embassy in Abuja does not process immigrant visa applicants. Applicants from across Nigeria apply for immigrant visas at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos.