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Over 150,000 Nigerians Overwhelm Us With Visa Requests – US Embassy

The Embassy of the United States of America in Nigeria has said that over 150,000 Nigerians have overwhelmed the embassy with requests for visas to visit the country.
“What folks do not know is that this year we have interviewed more than 150,000 Nigerians.
“This is in addition to 30,000 students. “Hundreds of thousands of students have had the opportunity to seek visas from the U.S.”
Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S Embassy in Nigeria, David Greene made these points known today, December 3, in a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
David Greene stressed that the demand for visa appointments by Nigerians outnumbers the supply
“So, those appointments are available and we are doing everything we can to address that gap.
“We are doing the best we can to get proper ways for all the categories and after having an enormous backlog as a result of COVID-19, and all that.
“We have made great progress though. In March (this year), we instituted a five-year term for visas to the U.S.”
He advised persons desiring to travel to the U.S to apply early and ensure that the visa requests are tied to events.
“Folks that are seeking visas should apply early, make sure that the plan is for an event as they can.
“This is because we do acknowledge that there is a backlog and we will do what we can to make sure people that need a warrant visa to the U.S., can get them.”

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