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FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by fergie006: 9:13pm On Feb 06
The Federal Government has slashed its visa application charges for citizens of the United States from $180 to $160.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the old amount comprised $160 as visa fee and $20 as “processing and expedient fees”.

According to the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), Mr Muhammad Babandede, the reduction followed a review of the U.S.’ visa reciprocity policy for Nigeria.

Babandede stated this in a Feb. 5 memo marked NIS/HQ/CGI/806/7 and addressed to the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In August, 2019, the U.S. government imposed additional visa fees on Nigerians in retaliation for the “treatment afforded to U.S. citizens” by the Nigerian government.

The policy required successful applicants for nonimmigrant U.S. visas in the B, F, H1B, I, L, and R categories to pay between $80 and $303 as reciprocity fees.

This is in addition to the normal visa application fees of between $160 and $190.

“The total cost for a U.S. citizen to obtain a visa to Nigeria is currently higher than the total cost for a Nigerian to obtain a comparable visa to the United States.

“The new reciprocity fee for Nigerian citizens is meant to eliminate that cost difference,” the U.S. Embassy said in a statement on its website then.

In his letter, the NIS urged all Nigerian missions in the U.S. to immediately implement the new visa charges payable by US citizens, and “discontinue charging processing or expedient fees”.

“Our Missions are to issue up to two years multiple entry visa to frequent short visit travelers on request in line with reciprocity,” he said.

A senior official of the Nigerian Consulate in New York, told NAN that the “processing and expedient fees” of $20 was for online application and payment services rendered by a private firm.

NAN reports that Babandede’s letter came a day after President Muhammadu Buhari launched the Nigeria Visa Policy 2020 which, among others, increased the country’s visa classes from six to 79.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/breaking-fg-slashes-visa-fees-for-u-s-citizens/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by Amotolongbo(f): 9:16pm On Feb 06
fergie006:
The Federal Government of Nigeria has slashed its visa application charges for citizens of the United States America from $180 to $160.

Details shortly..
https://thenationonlineng.net/breaking-fg-slashes-visa-fees-for-u-s-citizens/
Is this really necessary?

To appease the US to lift the immigration ban on us?

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by TheSourcerer: 9:18pm On Feb 06
Shame !!!
And you cannot common cut fuel subsidy for your People



A billion things to be slashed even
Food for your people
Even housing
Slashing of ridiculous electricity bills
Slashing of unnecessary tarrifs and bills especially hospitals and schools , you can literally do any of these but decided to slash off u.s visa? Does this help people in any fvcking way?!

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by fergie006: 9:19pm On Feb 06
Amotolongbo:
Is this really necessary?

To appease the US to lift the immigration ban on us?
Most likely to placate them.

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by taylor89(m): 9:19pm On Feb 06
I wonder what a sane American would be needing a shiithole visa for



Nonsense and video

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by clarocuzioo(m): 9:20pm On Feb 06
Useless FG, you think US jokes with National Security? They will just be laughing at the government f.ooling itself.

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by TheSourcerer: 9:21pm On Feb 06
160 to come to Nigeria?
Smfh
Smfh!

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by Nbote(m): 9:21pm On Feb 06
For a country dat its rejection rate at d US embassy is over 80% .. We are mad in dis country

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by J111333(m): 9:22pm On Feb 06
taylor89:
I wonder what a sane American would be needing a shiithole visa for



Nonsense and video
Hey, don't forget that some of us come in with Nigerian visa on American passport.
To be frank, it is safer that way.

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by Marine54(m): 9:25pm On Feb 06
See eye service ! grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by Marine54(m): 9:35pm On Feb 06
taylor89:
I wonder what a sane American would be needing a shiithole visa for



Nonsense and video
Even our politicians don't even believe in the country, let alone foreigners! House of rep members just rejected Innocent motors that is made in Nigeria. What do there aspect foreigners to come and do. Shithole indeed !!

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by yanabasee(m): 9:39pm On Feb 06
Amotolongbo:
Is this really necessary?
To appease the US to lift the immigration ban on us?

Not necessary, but this is a shithole country....

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by WATCHOVER(m): 9:51pm On Feb 06
Buhari and his boys should stop all this eye service work and arrangee work.

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by lomprico(m): 9:56pm On Feb 06
this govt mumu sha

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by sofiscatedmoron: 9:56pm On Feb 06
grin

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by boolet: 9:56pm On Feb 06
Nah wah oo, national inferiority complex.
undecided undecided

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by Discombulator: 9:56pm On Feb 06
This man keep breaking new strides of stupidity that shouldn't even be remotely possible for a human being.someone slapped you and you still apologized for the trouble he had to go through during the process of slapping you.

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by ForeThinker: 9:56pm On Feb 06
Inside life...No levels, last last we go dey alright

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by adecz: 9:56pm On Feb 06
sad sad


$180 to $160 na him be "Slash"?


Abi English hard una?

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by zakim(m): 9:58pm On Feb 06
cheesy cheesy
Marine54:
See eye service ! grin grin grin grin grin
Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by omamush(f): 9:58pm On Feb 06
Lol, they will still deny us visa mtcheww

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by 3sixtyhub(m): 9:58pm On Feb 06
So we’re now the ones giving incentives. Incredible

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by ABCthings: 9:58pm On Feb 06
Just Negodu? angry

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by litathom(m): 9:58pm On Feb 06
The fear of

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by SmilingScorpion: 9:59pm On Feb 06
shocked


Marine54:
See eye service ! grin grin grin grin grin

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by Young6x1: 9:59pm On Feb 06
Wow. Nice one

More inflow of tourist

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by anonimi: 9:59pm On Feb 06
Amotolongbo:
Is this really necessary?

To appease the US to lift the immigration ban on us?

The Americans are not jokers who are only after money issues like us.
Their concerns are clear and until we address the security data sharing issues raised, we are going nowhere.
Going nowhere near their country especially with an incompetent, lifeless dullard as our leader looter.






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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by Holyfield1(m): 10:00pm On Feb 06
US command

We obey

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by NaijadrivaCars: 10:00pm On Feb 06
First someone sipped kunu and increased visa fees for Americans, they retaliated by increasing theirs, Nigeria sheepishly reduced it.

Fast forward to some months, Trump-led USA banned Nigeria and Nigeria further slashed visa fees further for Americans.


If no one is telling the President the truth at Aso Rock, I will, a leader should read 48 Laws of Power.

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Re: FG Slashes Visa Fees For US Citizens by Elvis2kay: 10:00pm On Feb 06
cool

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