The United States Embassy & Consulate in Nigeria has announced no-interview visa renewals for Nigerian students in the US.
According to a statement released on the Embassy’s website, Nigerian students schooling in the US can apply for renewal “without an interview when you return to Nigeria this summer”.
The statement read,
“If you are currently studying in the United States, you may be eligible to renew your student visa without an interview when you return to Nigeria this summer. To qualify for this procedure, you must be physically in Nigeria renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months and are renewing your visa either to: (a) continue participation in the same major course of study even if at a different institution; or (b) attend the same institution even if in a different major course of study.”
For students in Abuja, the statement read “Go to www.ustraveldocs.com/ng and follow the instructions to complete your application and visit a designated DHL facility to drop off your application.”
According to the statement, applicants who do not meet the criteria “should visit www.ustraveldocs.com/ng to schedule a regular appointment.”
“If someone in your family or group does not meet the qualifications above, they must schedule a regular appointment. Each applicant must meet the qualifications individually. For instance, we cannot accept a renewal for a child because the parent qualifies under these guidelines. In that case, the child would need to schedule an appointment and come to the Embassy or Consulate for an interview.”
For the full statement from the US Embassy, visit here.