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U.S. Diplomatic Missions To Nigeria Suspends Interview Waiver “Drop Box” Application


The Embassy and Consulate of the United States in Nigeria says it has suspended interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the“Dropbox” process with effect from today Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

A statement issued through its public affairs section says Visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria. 

Those who have already submitted their passports via “Dropbox” to DHL for processing either at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, or the Consulate General in Lagos, will not be impacted by this change.

“All applicants in Nigeria seeking a non-immigrant visa to the United States must apply online, and will be required to appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review. 

Applicants must appear at the location they specified when applying for the visa renewal.

“Processing of diplomatic and official (A, G, and NATO class) visa applications will continue unchanged”.

Mission Nigeria’s processing procedures are regularly reviewed in order to assess our ability to quickly, efficiently, and securely process visa applications.

The U.S. Mission is taking this step to provide more efficient customer service and promote legitimate travel, and will continue to facilitate applications of established travelers to the best of its ability.

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