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US Embassy resumes No-Interview 'Dropbox' Visa Renewal in Nigeria


The United States Embassy in Nigeria has lifted the restriction on no-interview visa renewal popularly called dropbox for Nigerians renewing their visas after three years.


Applicants must be applying to renew visa in the same classification as their expired visa.

The Embassy press release states:
The U.S. Mission will expand visa services to assist nonimmigrant visa applicants in Nigeria who qualify to renew their visa.

This new application procedure will begin in February at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos and will be extended shortly thereafter to the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.

The number of qualified applicants who can apply using the new procedures will be limited initially.

No-Interview Visa Renewal

You may be eligible for a visa renewal without an interview if your application is for a B1/B2, F, M, J (academic only), H, L or C1/D (combined only) visa, AND you meet each of the following criteria:
  • Your previous visa was issued in Nigeria;
  • Your previous visa is in the same classification as your current application;
  • Your previous visa was a full validity, multiple entry visa;
  • Your previous visa expired within the last 24 months or will expire in the next 3 months from the date of application;
  • You have all your passports covering the entire period since receiving the previous visa and the passport with the most recent visa;
  • You have never been arrested or convicted of any crime or offense in the United States, even if you later received a waiver or pardon; and
  • You have never worked without authorization or remained beyond your permitted time in the United States.

Please see our website at https://ng.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/ for further information.

If you are qualified based on the above criteria, visit https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng to start your application.

Please note that processing times for the program are expected to be up to two months and you will not be able to retrieve your passport during that time.

Each applicant must individually meet the criteria; minors can apply without an interview only if they meet the eligibility criteria on their own.

Emergency Appointments

If you have a life-or-death emergency, you may request an expedited, in-person interview, however, to accommodate No-Interview Visa Renewals, appointments will be very limited.

2 comments:

  1. The current Modern US passport charge is $130 for the scheduled visa benefit and additionally $35 for the acknowledgment specialist. Urgent Passport service is $60 and you'll be able to ask for the overnight conveyance of your unused passport for an extra charge.

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