The U.S government has said that the recently introduced reciprocity visa fees for Nigerians remain.
Ripples Nigeria had earlier reported how the U.S. on August 27 introduced an increased visa fee on Nigerians, saying it was in retaliation for increment introduced by the Nigerian government on Americans.
The US embassy had stated that effective August 29, 2019, Nigerians applying for tourism, student and business visas will not only pay the $160 fee, but will have to pay an extra $110 after the visa had been issued to them.
Consequently, the Nigerian government on August 28, reduced visa fees for American applicants.
The United States Embassy, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said the reciprocity fee on approved visas remained effective until it received official diplomatic communications from the Nigerian Government on a new fee for Americans.
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 fee for approved visas to the United States will remain in place.”
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