The United States Embassy in Nigeria has said that its reciprocity fees for nonimmigrant visas for Nigerians will remain for now despite the reduction in Nigerian visa fees for US citizens.
In a statement issued by the US Embassy on Friday, the Embassy said it is yet to receive an official communication from Nigerian authorities on the downward review of Nigerian visa charges.
The statement said, “The U.S. 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.”
US Embassy had on August 27 announced a hike in visa fee for Nigerians with effect from August 29 in what it described as reciprocity policy because US citizens pay more for Nigerian visas.