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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by overlord77: 11:01am On Nov 29, 2020
cosade:


If your friend (that you have never met) is truly a US citizen then he should know he can’t invite you and your wife to live and work in US.

However, a US employer can temporarily employ you if you’re in a specialty occupation and support your application for the H-1B visa.



Well said @cosade. I don't understand how some persons just believe whatever they want to believe. Invite to and come live and work? lol

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by sandraigho: 10:01pm On Nov 29, 2020
maximilano:

Are you speaking from experience or you heard it from somebody? Because US embassy closed for routine visa services in March so how did people get K1 Visa approval during the lockdown. Please I want to know how they got it? Or you think filing for K1 is a 1 week thing?

Yes i think K1 is a day thing! grin
Speaking from experience!
K1 is a NON immigrant category(with immigrant intent)
The ban doesn't affect approval of application or visa issuance to both K1 and spousal visas(they get a waiver if interview goes well).
Covid obviously delayed so many interviews but applications were approved.
@ChiefDaddy1 pls don't get yourself confused with wrong information.
For more concrete info, join us on the USA fiancee K1 visa thread.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ebyne: 4:45pm On Dec 03, 2020
Pls you can schedule your Lagos appointment today. February date is available. About 45 slots.
Am dropping it as it is hot.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Nobody: 10:05pm On Dec 04, 2020
Here to learn
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by maximilano: 9:19am On Dec 05, 2020
Visa reciprocity fee has been cancelled.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ayenikunle: 12:02pm On Dec 05, 2020
BREAKING: US removes reciprocity visa fees for Nigerians
44 seconds ago

The federal government announced on Saturday that the United States has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerians seeking visas to the country with effect from December 3.

Disclosing this at the weekend, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the development was sequel to the removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for American citizens applying for Nigerian visas.


It would be recalled that the Donald Trump administration had in 2019 imposed the reciprocity fee for all approved non-immigrant visa applications by Nigerians.

The fee was charged in addition to visa application fees for only applicants who are issued visas.

The additional reciprocity fees which ranged from $80 to $303 depending on the class of visa, took effect from August 29 last year. The US Embassy in Nigeria said the reciprocity fees were in response to unsuccessful talks with Nigeria to adjust the fees it charges American applicants. It argued that the total cost for a US citizen to obtain a visa to Nigeria was higher than the total cost for a Nigerian to obtain a comparable visa to the United States.

The Mission insisted that the reciprocity fee was meant to eliminate the cost difference as required by US laws. Announcing the removal of the reciprocity fee in a statement, the MFA spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, said, “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that the United States Government has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens seeking visas to the United States. “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.

“The United States Government has, therefore, eliminated reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens with effect from December 3, 2020.” The statement titled, ‘Update on removal of visa fees for Nigerian citizens by the US Government,’ advised prospective travellers to the US to visit www.travel.state.gov for details

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by overlord77: 5:32pm On Dec 05, 2020
maximilano:
Visa reciprocity fee has been cancelled.

Confirmed it here
https://ng.usembassy.gov/visa-reciprocity-fees-removed-for-nigeria/
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by NIFES(f): 12:12am On Dec 06, 2020
Hello all.
Please I just want to know if there is anybody in the same situation as I am. My visa fee paid May 2019 but couldn't get an available date and for some other reasons had the interview booked for 30th March 2020. Alas, Covid happened and all non immigrant visa applications/appointments were cancelled.
Now my paid visa fee has exceeded 1 year meaning it has expired. Will I have to pay again to book another appointment as this was not my fault that the fee expired?
@justwise @omobendel and other experts should kindly enlighten me on what to expect.
Note: I have sent a couple of mails through to them just before the 1 year mark and after the fee expired but was getting the generic response that I would have to pay another fee. This is really annoying.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by pointednose: 8:23pm On Dec 06, 2020
ebyne:
Pls you can schedule your Lagos appointment today. February date is available. About 45 slots.
Am dropping it as it is hot.

I dont even know whether to cry. When I saw this message, I checked and saw March 5. Then I was trying to see how I can get everything ready. Then it turned to March 12, then 19, then 26, then April 14. Now May 14!!! Its so far for what I want to do. So confuse right now!
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by pointednose: 8:26pm On Dec 06, 2020
What I know is they said they will extend till December 31 but not sure if the one paid 2019 is inclusive
NIFES:
Hello all.
Please I just want to know if there is anybody in the same situation as I am. My visa fee paid May 2019 but couldn't get an available date and for some other reasons had the interview booked for 30th March 2020. Alas, Covid happened and all non immigrant visa applications/appointments were cancelled.
Now my paid visa fee has exceeded 1 year meaning it has expired. Will I have to pay again to book another appointment as this was not my fault that the fee expired?
@justwise @omobendel and other experts should kindly enlighten me on what to expect.
Note: I have sent a couple of mails through to them just before the 1 year mark and after the fee expired but was getting the generic response that I would have to pay another fee. This is really annoying.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Damizy233: 9:06am On Dec 07, 2020
Please can I pay for another visa and book another appointment me? Am suppose to have my interview on Wednesday 09/12/2020 but it was rescheduled to next year 25/01/2021 and my school is resuming on the 17th of January 2021, have mail the embassy and the school but no solution and am seeing early appointment at Abuja embassy. So I don’t know if I can pay for another visa fee and book another appointment for Abuja... please help a sister
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by pappybarry(m): 10:53am On Dec 08, 2020
Please can anyone suggest countries that are good references for travel history? The goal is to be able to apply for a visit visa to the US.

Also what other requirements do I need to have to boost my chances of being granted a visa to the US?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by NIFES(f): 11:28am On Dec 08, 2020
pointednose:
What I know is they said they will extend till December 31 but not sure if the one paid 2019 is inclusive
Where did you see the information as per 31st December please?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by 30CP(m): 8:57pm On Dec 08, 2020
BrTune:
Please when were you scheduled for your interview in Abuja?
I selected Lagos for an F1 visa and there have been zero slots since last month.

Can I change my location to Abuja? Since there are no available slots in Lagos?


Pls how can I change my appointment location to Abuja? Appears lagos is too full. Do I need to pay another MRV fee?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Fidelismaria: 10:36pm On Dec 09, 2020
Observing
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by adeptonlin(m): 8:49am On Dec 10, 2020
Is it possible to book a date for appointment now in Lagos?
I saw a screenshot of someone booked for March 2021 of B1/B2 appointment in Lagos.
I don't know if it's genuine or not.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by rexericx(m): 8:00pm On Dec 10, 2020
adeptonlin:
Is it possible to book a date for appointment now in Lagos?
I saw a screenshot of someone booked for March 2021 of B1/B2 appointment in Lagos.
I don't know if it's genuine or not.

It's genuine, you can book
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Eseoghenekoko(f): 8:03am On Dec 12, 2020
Hello people, Pls what is the latest date available now in Abuja
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ultimatebas(m): 8:36am On Dec 12, 2020
pappybarry:
Please can anyone suggest countries that are good references for travel history? The goal is to be able to apply for a visit visa to the US.

Also what other requirements do I need to have to boost my chances of being granted a visa to the US?

UK,EU countries,Japan,South Korea,Australia,New Zealand. Sorry i forgot to add Israel which is arguably America's best ally.

You need solid ties to your home country(Nigeria) like a good job and some solid assets(House, plots of Land,Businesses etc)

The other requirement might be a good account balance just incase they check your account balance on your interview day.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by tmeeto: 11:42am On Dec 12, 2020
Please what does this mean. I was trying to book an interview date.

Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by rexericx(m): 2:42pm On Dec 12, 2020
tmeeto:
Please what does this mean. I was trying to book an interview date.

Try again in d night. Keep checking everyday.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by BrTune: 2:57pm On Dec 13, 2020
I eventually had my interview in Lagos, so I am unsure how to go about this
30CP:


Pls how can I change my appointment location to Abuja? Appears lagos is too full. Do I need to pay another MRV fee?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by BrTune: 2:59pm On Dec 13, 2020
Those of you that travelled to US via Ethiopian Airlines in the last few days, can you please confirm if Covid tests are needed?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by pointednose: 9:29pm On Dec 13, 2020
tmeeto:
Please what does this mean. I was trying to book an interview date.

It means there are no appointment dates at the moment you checked.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by pointednose: 9:30pm On Dec 13, 2020
adeptonlin:
Is it possible to book a date for appointment now in Lagos?
I saw a screenshot of someone booked for March 2021 of B1/B2 appointment in Lagos.
I don't know if it's genuine or not.

Its genuine even though I don't think there are appointments available currently.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by slumbee(m): 2:44pm On Dec 16, 2020
Hello,
This is the error message I get when trying to book a date even when I try at midnight.
Any suggestions
Thank you

Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by pointednose: 7:40pm On Dec 16, 2020
slumbee:
Hello,
This is the error message I get when trying to book a date even when I try at midnight.
Any suggestions
Thank you
Possibly you have logged in multiple times. So they may temporarily block you from using the site for few days if you persist with the log-in
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Infiosa: 8:23pm On Dec 16, 2020
slumbee:
Hello,
This is the error message I get when trying to book a date even when I try at midnight.
Any suggestions
Thank you

It appears like a technical issue on their website. This message should appear when u almost exceeded the number appointment rescheduling.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by slumbee(m): 9:30pm On Dec 16, 2020
Infiosa:


It appears like a technical issue on their website. This message should appear when u almost exceeded the number appointment rescheduling.

I checked just last night and early this morning.
What is the best time to check for available dates. Is it possible to still get for March/April?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by slumbee(m): 9:31pm On Dec 16, 2020
pointednose:

Possibly you have logged in multiple times. So they may temporarily block you from using the site for few days if you persist with the log-in

What would you suggest as a solution to this?
I am trying to pick an interview date.
Thanks
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Infiosa: 7:02am On Dec 17, 2020
slumbee:


I checked just last night and early this morning.
What is the best time to check for available dates. Is it possible to still get for March/April?

I can't really advise on available dates for March/April, at least first thing first is to see available dates. Then it can be rescheduled if your desired date is available. That's my suggestion.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ISTLADY: 12:23pm On Dec 17, 2020
I really need help! Please can someone help me. I want to have my baby in US by June,2021.I'm 3 months gone now. Who can help me with processing my visa and how much will it cost me. Please respond ASAP so we could get started

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