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us visa requirements for nigerian citizens


us visa interview in nigeria Part 1

Hello guys we are going to show you US visa requirements for Nigerian citizens and how to apply for us visa application in nigeria all by yourself. Also, we will be explaining to you how the us visa fee payment works. All this info will cost you a lot out there from your agent but we will be showing them to you. For those that sent a mail asking about these steps to apply for us visa application and renew us visa application, how much is us visa fee and kindly read through as we have simplified it for you.

Kindly note trump has canceled the renewal dropbox process as part of the ban on Nigeria, so renewal and fresher is now the same process. Now grab your popcorn, relax and follow the simplified steps on US visa requirements for Nigerian citizens

How to apply for us visa in Nigeria


Get your international Nigeria Passport


Make a copy of your passport data page (data page is the page where your photo is on your Nigeria international passport )


Take the copy of your data page to the bank close to you. (GTB)

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Collect the receipt given to you by Gtb. You can also make a copy for your personal keep.


The next step is to complete and submit the US DS-160 form. All information must be correct and accurate. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes.


After submission, you have to create a profile with a username and password. This is where you will book your appointment. kindly note that this portal is different from where you fill your ds-160 form.

Complete all fields and create a password. Once you are in the system, you will see your dashboard.
On the left-hand side, click on Schedule Appointment.

This will start the process for scheduling your appointment. For each applicant being scheduled you will need:

  • The applicant’s passport number
  • The receipt number from the GT Bank receipt.
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from the applicant’s DS-160 confirmation page

As you go through the process you will be able to select your visa type, enter personal data, add dependents, select your document delivery location, confirm visa payment, and finally, schedule your appointment.

Then you can visit the US embassy with your appointment page, ds-160 confirmation page, and visa fee receipt on your appointment date and time. Try to be there at least 15 mins before time. Also, go along with another N50000 naira. This is a visa payment if your visa gets approved. If not you won’t be asked to pay.

Dhl Pick Point

If your visa is approved, the visa will be sent to the document drop-off location you selected when you scheduled your appointment. We will be telling you all the types of us visa application in Nigeria. And also the type you can apply for. Us visa application in Nigeria is divided into two main types of us visa application.we will also show you step by step process to apply for us visa application Nigeria. The us visa application Nigeria types are Non-immigrant and Immigrant visas.

Immigrant US Visa Application

Immigrant US visa requirements for Nigerian citizens is for persons who plan to live permanently in the United States. The immigrant visa permits an application for admission to the United States as a Legal Permanent Resident and is a potential step toward acquiring U.S. citizenship. Most immigrant us visa 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.

Non immigrant US visa Application

A nonimmigrant US visa requirements for Nigerian citizens 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.

kindly note that for us visa application for visitors, business and students should be concerned with b1,b2,f1,m1 visa. kindly also note that each class of us visa application has different requirements. They also have a different process of applying for them.

How much is the us visa fee in nigeria .

Kindly note that us visa fee in Nigeria is not a fixed fee. As at the year beginning of the year 2019, the cost of the visa fee was N64,000. This later reduced to N59200. But then us government then introduced an extra fee after visa approval of about N45,000 bringing the total to N104,000. But from time to time it changes which has now been stopped as at the date of this post. You can see the current us visa fee in nigeria here .

How to track us visa application

When your US visa is approved, DHL document collection office will hold your passport for you. This depends on the address you chose. Kindly note that you have 15 working days to pick it up from them if not it will be returned back to the embassy.

Premium Delivery Services (Port Harcourt):

Applicants that want to pick up their passport in phc after the interview can let the visa officer know during the interview. This service is for only applicants that want to pick up in Portharcourt. The service is N5000 (Five thousand naira only).  Your government-approved ID will be required before you can pick it up

Documents requirements to pick up Passoport at DHL

Go in person with a government-approved means of ID, collection paper given to you at the embassy. For a third party, go with a copy of your ID, copy of the applicant ID and also a proxy later dated and signed by the applicant.

How to track us visa application.

Normally after an interview, you should get your passport within 5 working days especially for short stay visitors. But you can still track your passport here .

Us visa application requirements in nigeria

Here are the documents for US visa requirements for Nigerian citizens to be taken for the interview

  • Filled Ds-160 confirmation page
  • Visa fee reciept
  • 6 months old Coloured passport (2)
  • International Passport
  • Appointment Page

Us don’t need too many documents, so these are the basic ones but however, we always advise applicants to just carry additional documents in case they ask .so you don’t say “Had I known “beside it looks more authentic that way to the visa officer because you have given him reasons not to doubt your credibility during the interview

The US visa requirements for Nigerian citizens can be broad, it all depends on the basis of your application. But you can drop your comment below and we will contact you and give you free tips on additional documents to go along with. This is all for free.

That’s it guys on US visa requirements for Nigerian citizens

We hope we were able to explain it better to you. Now you can apply for the us visa application yourself. Now sometimes applicants still face challenges when filling the form. You can drop your comments for any other information you require.

We are also working on posting other steps by step process for other visas. You can check other posts on visas to other countries from Nigeria.

Us visa application nigeria Faq

us visa interview questions and answers PART 2

What is the us visa application website

The us visa application website is here .

Us visa ds-160 application form

You can get the us visa application form here .

When is the best time to book appointment

The best time to book us visa appointment is to book at least 3months ahead of your trip.

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So that’s all on us visa application for nigerians. Kindly share and comment below if you concerning any inquiries. thanks and God bless Nigeria.

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