US mothballed the “Dropbox” process for visa renewals in Nigeria   


15 May 2019: The United States Embassy has indefinitely suspended interview waivers, also known as the “Dropbox”( where the applicants weren’t required to go through an interview process) for the visa renewal process in Nigeria.


This change will be effective from close of business Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Here’s Why?


The U.S. Mission states that this suspension has been done in order to promote legitimate travel to the United States.


What this means?


All applicants applying for a non-immigrant visa to the Unites States now has to appear in person for their visa interviews and application reviews.  The Embassy will no longer be accepting application via DHL in Nigeria. 


According to the U.S. Mission “Those who have already submitted their passports via “Dropbox” to DHL for processing either at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the Consulate General in Lagos, will not be impacted by this change.”


“Applicants must appear at the location they specified when applying for the visa renewal. “Processing of diplomatic and official (A, G, and NATO class) visa applications will continue unchanged,” the statement adds.


The US Mission advised all applicants in Nigeria seeking a non-immigrant visa to the United States to apply online, “and will be required to appear in person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review.”


Reporting for EasyKobo on Wednesday , 15 May 2019 in Lagos, Nigeria


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