The United States has reduced the visa fees for Nigerians as the government decided to cancelled all visa reciprocity fees which is expected to take effect from December 3, 2020.
This was made known by the Spokesperson for the Ministry of foreign affairs, Ferdinand Nwonye, in a statement.
Nwonye disclosed that the positive development is in line with the removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for United States citizens applying for Nigerian visas by the Nigerian government.
“Prospective Nigerian travellers to the United States are hereby advised to visit: www.travel.state.gov for details,” the statement read.
Recall that Nigerian government reduced its fees for Americans travelling to Nigeria a day after the United States announced increment in its visa fees for Nigerians as a way of retaliating Nigeria’s high fees.
According to the US State Department, the visa fees were increased after 18 months of consultation with the Nigerian government, to make its visas for Americans proportional, failed.
Nigerians whose American visas have been approved had paid extra fees ranging from $80 to $110 (N28,800 to N39,600), depending on the type of visa being applied for, the State Department said.
Nigeria has now reduced the visas for Americans travelling to Nigeria from $180 to $150.