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US reacts to Nigerian govt reducing visa application fee for Americans

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US reacts to Nigerian govt reducing visa application fee for Americans

Barely a week after the Nigerian government announced the reduction on visa fee for Americans, the United States Embassy in Nigeria has reacted to the news.

On Friday, the US embassy in a statement said it would only act if the reduction was made official.

The statement reads:

“The US Embassy looks forward to receiving official diplomatic communication regarding a new fee schedule for Americans seeking Nigerian visas.

“Until such time, and confirmation of implementation, the reciprocity fees for approved visas to the United States will remain in place.”

Nigeria government acted hours after the US said Nigerians will pay more for their visa application.

US Consulate had explained that the increased cost was “reciprocating” the extra visa fee by the country.

Aregbesola, Minister of Interior, on Wednesday directed the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, to act immediately.

 

“The Committee had concluded its assignment and submitted a Report but the issuance of authorisation for its recommendations was delayed due to transition processes in the Ministry at the policy level.

“The Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has approved the decrease of Visa charges payable by US citizens in line with reciprocity policy as recommended by the Committee.”

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