U.S. Embassy Suspends ‘Dropbox’ Visa Renewals In Nigeria Indefinitely

 

The United States has suspended interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process, in Nigeria indefinitely.

The U.S. Mission to Nigeria disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

It explained that the suspension would take effect immediately at the close of business today, stressing that it would no longer accept visa applications by DHL in Nigeria.

The mission, however, gave assurance that those who have already submitted their passports to DHL for processing via “Dropbox” at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos would not be affected by the development.

It added that the processing of diplomatic and official (A, G, and NATO class) visa applications was not also affected.

The new procedure, according to the mission, is that non-immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria must apply online and appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review.

Read the statement below:

Effective at the close of business today, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria is indefinitely suspending interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process.

Visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria.  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.

All applicants in Nigeria seeking a nonimmigrant visa to the United States must 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.

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.

Mission Nigeria’s processing procedures are regularly reviewed in order to assess our ability to quickly, efficiently, and securely process visa applications.

The U.S. Mission is taking this step to provide more efficient customer service and promote legitimate travel and will continue to facilitate applications of established travelers to the best of its ability.

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Updated: May 15, 2019 — 6:57 am

78 Comments

  1. If not that the country is not working, who will leave our country Nigeria to seek for greener pasture in the USA. Well, it is well, who will get visa will and who won’t won’t.

  2. I believe this system must have been abused by some unscrupulous Nigerians. This in turn will create more long visa queue at the embassy

  3. The United States has suspended interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process, in Nigeria indefinitely. Paid news thanks for updating us

  4. Paidnews, thanks for updating me on what’s happening all over the world
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  6. I think our Government is doing a great job here, because Thais is called transparency, at least no one will cry fraud anymore

  7. according to the mission, is that non-immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria must apply online and appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review

  8. Thanks for always updating us on the news on what’s happening in the world. It is very important to know what’s going on because so many people may be afflicted by the actions of not knowing what is happening in the world

  9. Mission Nigeria’s processing procedures are regularly reviewed in order to assess our ability to quickly, efficiently, and securely process visa applications.

  10. The United States has suspended interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process, in Nigeria

  11. The United States has suspended interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process, in Nigeria indefinitely.

    The U.S. Mission to Nigeria disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

    It explained that the suspension would take effect immediately at the close of business today, stressing that it would no longer accept visa applications by DHL in Nigeria.

    The mission, however, gave assurance that those who have already submitted their passports to DHL for processing via “Dropbox” at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos wapplicants in Nigeria seeking a nonimmigrant visa to the United States must apply online, and will be ould not be affected by the development.

  12. The u.s mission is taking over this step to provide more efficient customer service and promote legitimate travel

  13. The new procedure, according to the mission, is that non-immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria must apply online and appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review

  14. Appearing in person shouldn’t be an issue since they themselves have seen something wrong in DHL drop box

  15. Why won’t they tell us we must appear at the location we specified when applying for the visa renewal,since everybody wants to leave the country.

  16. Why won’t they tell us we must appear at the location we specified when applying for the visa renewal,since everybody wants to leave the country.

  17. The embassy has the right to review its policies and inform the public which they have done. Potential applicants must now adjust and play by the new rules.

  18. It’s a great idea is better for someone to apply visa online than to traveling to embassy which will be stressful

  19. Thank you very much paid news for always updating us on the news around the world…well done..God will help us in nigeria

  20. business today, stressing that it would no longer accept visa applications by DHL in Nigeria.

    The mission, however, gave assurance that those who have already

  21. The US President is showing that the want to improve the security of their country.if Nigeria President/government will put the interest of the people at hand,there will be no need of traveling but rather they are busy pocketing the money,making money for their 18th generation

  22. This simply shows that Nigerian is not needed there anymore,our President should please help its citizens, this s embarrassing

  23. God bless paid news for daily updates on what is happening in Nigeria and beyond. I’m always grateful

  24. Thank you paidnews for this great update. At least, someone is updated with vital information which is about the country.

  25. I think that will help in a long way that is you need to appear in person before issuing visa am impressed

  26. This tgeir reason that they are taking this albeit stringent step to provide more efficient customer service and promote legitimate travel and the assurance that they will continue to facilitate applications of established travelers to the best of their ability na WASH!I wonder why the hate Nigerians this much. Always imposing unwarranted hardships on us.

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