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Visa applications; United States has removed the reciprocity charge levy

For Nigerians, the United States has removed the reciprocity charge levied on visa applications.

The change, which came into effect on 3 December, was disclosed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on Friday.

“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the Government of the United States that all visa reciprocity fees have been removed for Nigerian citizens seeking visas to the United States,” said Ferdinand Nwonye, the ministry’s spokesman.

In August 2019, the United States raised the cost of Nigerians applying for visas.

The US Consulate clarified that the raise was to “reciprocate” the additional visa fee that American citizens were paying to  the Nigerian government.

As a result, Nigerians were forced to pay a fee called the ‘issuance fee’ or ‘reciprocity fee’ for all non-immigrant visa applications in the classifications of B, F, H1B, I, L, and R visas.

But on Friday, the Nigerian government announced that the extra charges had been reversed.

Nwoye said the move “is in line with the Nigerian government’s removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for U.S. citizens applying for Nigerian visas.”


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