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‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Mrakeli: 5:48am On Aug 31, 2019
There are indications that the row between Nigeria and the U.S. over visa fee charges might escalate despite the Federal Government’s directive to the Nigerian embassy in the U.S. to reduce the visa fee to $160.

Findings showed that the directive was yet to be implemented as of yesterday, as U.S. tourists still paid as much $270 as visa fee.

A Nigerian whose family just returned to Port Harcourt from the United States told The Guardian that contrary to the Nigerian embassy’s claim on its website that visa processing fee is $180, citizens of United States, including Nigerian citizens who naturalised but could not renew their passports due to scarcity of booklets were usually asked to pay as much as $270.

The source, who pleaded anonymity, explained that himself, his wife and children who were born in the U.S. but live in Port Harcourt, had travelled to the U.S. in June this year after waiting several months to no avail for the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) to issue them their renewed Nigerian passports.


He narrated that the NIS had promised to courier the booklets to him once they were ready. He stated that having waited till early this month to no avail, he decided to apply for a Nigerian visa for the children to enable them re-enter Nigeria where they currently school.

“On the website, the visa fee is $180. This is in addition to $31 for self-addressed envelop, which is normal because they must post your visa to you at your own cost. But after we went through the whole process, they saw our documents and then demanded for $90 extra. Beside us, another Nigerian who had naturalised carrying an American passport was also asked to pay the said $90. He too asked them why the $90 was not stated on the website. They claimed it was handling charges, whereas on website, $20 out of the official $180, was stated as transaction charge,” he said.

He noted that the reason given for the additional $90 hidden charge was not plausible, not cogent and something that was shockingly indefensible.

“When you are paying for an American visa in Nigeria, you pay to GTB. Afterwards, you don’t have another financial transaction with the embassy in Nigeria. I expected that the Nigerian embassy after charging the $180 they would not charge you another amount,” he added.

The source lamented that the officials at the consulate do not give Nigerians preference, as it is the norm in other countries’ embassies around the world.

He claimed that officials demanded that he and wife pay $4 for using the computer at the embassy to write two letters requesting that his children be issued a Nigerian visa.

https://m.guardian.ng/news/u-s-tourists-pay-270-for-nigerian-visa-not-180/

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by cenaman(m): 6:05am On Aug 31, 2019
Which way naija.....
Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by BoboKush(m): 6:16am On Aug 31, 2019
Welcome to Nigeria

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by StrikeBack(m): 6:16am On Aug 31, 2019
No one can take a country like Nigeria serious

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by HillLuxury: 6:19am On Aug 31, 2019
Reciprocity fee
Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by OgaVoltron: 6:21am On Aug 31, 2019
Source?

Hai feng?

2017?

Not all of us are dumb

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by onlyonechid84(m): 6:21am On Aug 31, 2019
Nigeria is a country where everything is possible.
I think it's a strategic move to punish Nigerians and recover some of the money invintus & Co. Scamed Americans

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by NOC1(m): 6:21am On Aug 31, 2019
do you people exept them to reduce the price with mere speech order?
There was a memo that was typed and endorsed for the increment, another memo must be endorsed and received for the new rule to be implemented, and it can take upto a week before various office receive it due to our mode of Operation in Nigeria.

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Jaqenhghar: 6:24am On Aug 31, 2019
Toursits? More like daredevils

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by tizzle(m): 6:25am On Aug 31, 2019
This is Nigeria
Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Boreanazfan: 6:25am On Aug 31, 2019
It is good American citizens in Nigeria are going through what Nigerian citizens also go through in their own country when applying for British and American visas.

How Nigerians experience unimaginable stress just to appear for their visa interview or submit biometrics, after paying huge unrefundable sums, and eventually don't get the visa!
Just go to Metro plaza Abuja to submit biometrics; and you pay extra N10k just for them to help you upload your documents!

Why do Americans always demand preferential treatment? 270 dollars na small amount sef!

Until we as a country decide to do the right thing- have bona fide free and fair elections with credible candidates who are not imposed on us by the popular parties; make genuine efforts to improve ourselves and our economy so that Nigerians know they can make it in their own country, rather than seeking the so-called greener pastures.

Until we start taking ourselves seriously, no one will ever take us seriously.

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Sunnycliff(m): 6:25am On Aug 31, 2019
We are not China that have balls to engage the US in tariffs.

Let's PMB continue misbehaving till America show us small why they are UNCLE SAM.

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Truthbites: 6:25am On Aug 31, 2019
: Fraudulent and corrupt system....I no call myself a Nigerian though...I have no country. 'I'm countryless'

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Sunnycliff(m): 6:28am On Aug 31, 2019
onlyonechid84:
Nigeria is a country where everything is possible.
I think it's a strategic move to punish Nigerians and recover some of the money invintus & Co. Scamed Americans

Story, with this line of thought, how do u attract tourists as a sign of Foreign Indirect returns?

Make dem continue

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Nobody: 6:28am On Aug 31, 2019
Good.

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by bewla(m): 6:29am On Aug 31, 2019
authority stealing






by Uncle Fela

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by sisisioge: 6:29am On Aug 31, 2019
Corruption is not a location thing, it is in the blood. The Nigerians in Nigeria embassy had to show themselves. After all, they are civil servants! The worst kind of employees ever!

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:29am On Aug 31, 2019
Some people won't mind paying any amount to be 'in the abroad!'

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by sisisioge: 6:31am On Aug 31, 2019
NOC1:
do you people exept them to reduce the price with mere speech order?
There was a memo that was typed and endorsed for the increment, another memo must be endorsed and received for the new rule to be implemented, and it can take upto a week before various office receive it due to our mode of Operation in Nigeria.

How noble! Why then has the website gotten the memo yet the front end staff have not gotten it? Iranu!

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by dayleke: 6:31am On Aug 31, 2019
No be Naija?
Does anything work immediately?
Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by rentAcock(m): 6:32am On Aug 31, 2019
Ridiculous set of people and I bet you after collecting all that money, they will still be acting like they are doing you a favour. A cousin of mine who lives in yankee told me that the workers at the Nigerian embassies in America are some of the rudest creatures on the face of the earth. They act like demi gods, take their breaks whenever they want while people are just wating for hours. There is no aircondition in the summer or heater in the winter. They collect bribes if you want to skip the line but the worst of it all is after waiting for so long and receiving insults here and there, when it gets to your turn, they will ask for an item that was never mentioned anywhere in the application form online. I believe there are only 3 Nigerian embassies in the U.S and sometimes people travel and lodge in hotel a day before their appointment but these incompetent workers at the embassy ask them to reschedule because of minor things they had no idea was needed. He said they don't even have ordinary printer, people have to go to nearby stores to print and these nearby stores charge exorbitant amount of money just to print 1 page of paper because once they see you are black, they know you are Nigerian and they know why you are in their store. My cousin even said it seems like the workers at the Nigerian embassy collaborated with the store owners to get their own cut because they only refer visa seekers there when they could just buy a printer for all applicants. We have a long way to go in this country.

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Nukilia: 6:32am On Aug 31, 2019
American government is not gullible like that of Nigeria grin grin cheesy
Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by MarianaTrench: 6:33am On Aug 31, 2019
NOC1:


until you receive a memo or letter to an effect of something, you don't act on it. a podcast is never a directive.

Please tell them o
Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by RugaTerrorist: 6:35am On Aug 31, 2019
Nigeria govt can lie

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Re: ‘U.S. Tourists Pay $270 For Nigerian Visa, Not $180’ by Nukilia: 6:36am On Aug 31, 2019
rentAcock:
Nigerian embassy collaborated with the store owners to get their own cut because they only refer visa seekers there when they could just buy a printer for all applicants. We have a long way to go in this country.

This was the reason why Nigerians voted for Buhari, only for them to realize they have been scammed... Do you know who the ambassador of Nigeria to USA is? grin grin grin

#WeNeedHelp

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