US Says Nigerian Reciprocity Fees Remain
The United States Embassy in Nigeria says it will continue to charge Nigerians reciprocity fees because it has yet to receive any diplomatic communication regarding a new fee schedule for Americans seeking Nigerian visas.
This was revealed in a press release on Friday which read: “The US Embassy looks forward to receiving official diplomatic communication regarding a new fee schedule for Americans seeking Nigerian visas.”
“Until such time, and confirmation of implementation, the reciprocity fees for approved visas to the United States will remain in place.”
The US had on Tuesday said effective from August 29, 2019, Nigerians applying for tourism, student and business visas will pay the N59,200 fee as well as an extra N40,700 after the visa has been issued to them, bringing the total cost to N99,000.
However, applicants who are denied visas would not need to pay the extra N40,700 according to the statement.
Applicants seeking the L1 Visa (work permit) will pay an extra N112,100 if given visas while those applying for H4 visa (Dependency/Spousal) will pay an extra N66,600.
The Embassy also said that the increment was done based on reciprocity.