GoldenNewsNg understands that the United States has expanded operations in Nigeria from November 24, 2021, to better serve the student population of Nigeria.
The current approach will be two-fold – students who need to renew student visas to continue their course of study, and a series of dedicated interview days for prospective new students.
An applicant would be eligible for a priority interview slot if he/she is seeking an F1 visa appointment and had not been refused an F1 visa in the past six months. The prospective students were asked to submit their documents as soon as possible to take advantage of the limited opportunity.
In Abuja, student surge days will take place on December 8, December 15, and January 12 on a first-come, first-served basis.
Applicants are to visit www.ustraveldocs.com/ng and review the criteria and instructions. To request an emergency interview, the following are required:
A completed DS-160, an approved I-20, a receipt for I-901 SEVIS fee, a GTBank (MRV) receipt for visa fee, a scan of the bio page of a current valid passport, a scan of passport photograph meeting these requirements
In Lagos, student surge days will take place on November 24, December 8, and December 15. Documents should be e-mailed to [email protected]
These include a completed DS-160, an approved I-20, a receipt for the I-901 SEVIS fee, a GTBank (MRV) receipt for visa fee, a scan of the bio page of a current valid passport, and a passport photograph.
Similarly, those currently studying in the U.S. may be considered for a special application procedure.
However, they must be renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months.
Those eligible are either renewing to continue participation in the same major course of study even if at a different institution, or attend the same institution even if in a different major course of study.
Such applicants in Abuja are to apply through www.ustraveldocs.com/ng, follow the instructions to complete the visa application, visit a designated DHL facility and mail the following:
A printout of confirmation page completed DS–160, an approved I–20, a receipt for I-901 SEVIS fee, a GTBank (MRV) receipt for visa fee passport containing the expired student visa (if that passport is expired, a current valid passport is also required).
Others are passport photographs and proof of continued full-time enrollment (such as transcripts, tuition payment, etc.)
In Lagos, applicants were asked to take the above-listed requirements to the U.S. Consulate at 12:30 – 1:00 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, between November 25 and January 5.