How To Apply For a US Visa In Nigeria
TIPS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A USA VISA IN NIGERIA.
Usually,there are different types of US visas categorized under the immigrant and non-immigrant visas.Each of these categories have different requirements as well as application processes.so here we are going to discuss the steps that you need to take if you want to apply for a non immigrant visa for the USA from Nigeria. One of the saddest things that can happen to anyone is to be duped of hard-earned cash because of lack of information. Alot of Nigerians who wish to travel to the United States usually fail to secure visas first because agents ask for too much money in excess of the visa application fees and second because they lack the relevant information to do it themselves.US visas are broadly divided into immigrant and non-immigrant visas. The former is issued to
those who intend to move to the United States for permanent stay (Green Card Visa, US family visas for Nigerians) while the latter is issued to those who are going there on a more temporary basis (US travel visa for tourism or business, US student visas and US work visas for Nigerian citizens).
TIPS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR A NON-IMMIGRANT VISA FROM NIGERIA;
1.KNOW YOUR VISA TYPE;Usually,every visa type is explained in terms of the qualifications and application items and requirements,so you can
determine your visa type that applies to your situation by reading a document referred to as Common Non-immigrant Visa.
2.PAYMENT FOR VISA FEE;after you have successfully confirmed your visa type,you will be required to pay the visa fee applicable to your choice. For those applying online, you can visit the visa fee page, which lists all the visa types and their corresponding visa fees in both US dollars and your local currency (Naira).when making your payment,the method of payment is provided on the Bank and Payment Options page,and you will be given instructions on how to make the payment.
Always remember to keep the receipt safely as the receipt number will be needed to book your visa appointment.
Step 3: Complete the DS-160 form
DS-160 is a form that all applicants of non immigrant US visa from Nigeria are excepted to fill. Before filling the form you will need to read the guidelines completely and carefully as the information you need to provide must be correct and accurate. This is advice because the cannot be edited once it has been submitted. That’s why it is important to seek the assistance of immigration attorney or translator. To secure a visa appointment the DS- 160 form number will be needed
Step 4: Scheduling your visa appointment
The next step is this which is you are require to create a profile with the US embassy visa system. A link is on the page where you are expected to click on the New User button and complete the form. Make sure you fill correctly and accurately and then create a strong password. once you are through, you can log in to your own device.
After logging in, Schedule Appointment will be on the left side of your dashboard click on it and you will be on your way to securing a non-immigrant visa appointment. We list the following which you will need for each of the scheduled appointment
1. A valid passport for travel to the US with the dates of validity six months beyond your expected period of stay in the United States;
2. The visa application payment receipt number from the GTBank;
3. The 10 digit barcode number from the confirmation page of your completed and submitted DS-160 form;
4. A valid contact information including email and phone number;
5. Additional documents required depending on the visa class such as I-20 for student visas, a copy of your petition approval for petition-based visas and DS-2019 for exchange visitor visas among other special documents as may be required
Step 5: Prepare and Go For the Interview
Before you go on the interview you must be prepared psychologically and must be on time for the interview. Note you must be there for the interview in person, and all the information regarding the interview is present at the official website under the button Schedule My Appointments.
Step 6: Wait for the verdict
After the interview then come the hard part which is the time for the verdict. It can be approved or denied. The visa will be sent to location which you provided in your appointment, this will only be done if your application is approved, but if you are denied they will send you a reason for the decline and you are free to petition if you think the denial was unwarranted.
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