Nigeria Reduces Visa Fee for U.S Citizens While the US Increases Theirs

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The Federal Government of Nigeria has approved the reduction of fee to be paid by U.S citizens entry into the country. This comes after the U.S government announced an additional visa reciprocity fee for Nigerians who have been granted visa into the country, saying the decision is as a result of U.S citizens paying higher to get visas into Nigeria.

The announcement had said U.S citizens pay $110 higher, to apply for a Nigerian visa, than what Nigerians pay to apply for a U.S visa.

In a statement on Wednesday, Mohammed Manga, spokesman of the ministry of interior, announced that the visa fee for Americans had been reduced, according to TheCable.

Manga said the fee has now been reduced to $160, the application fee for Nigerians to get U.S visat

The U.S Department of State has announced that effective worldwide on August 29th, 2019, Nigerian citizens will be required to pay a visa issuance fee, or reciprocity fee, for all approved applications for nonimmigrant visas in B, F, H1B, I, L, and R visa classifications.

A statement by the Public Affairs Section of the U.S Consulate General said “the reciprocity fee will be charged in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee, also known as the MRV fee, which all applicants pay at the time of application.”

“Nigerian citizens whose applications for a nonimmigrant visa are denied will not be charged the new reciprocity fee. Both reciprocity and MRV fees are non-refundable, and their amounts vary based on visa classification,” the statement said.

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