It is true that Nigerian passport holders need a tourist visa to visit the United States. However, the good news is that the process of getting it is very simple. One of the first step in the US Visa application procedures is by submitting the application online via the electronic application centre of the US department of state consular. Once done, you need to complete the US Visa Application and then attend your interview at the US Embassy in Abuja or the United States Consulate General in Lagos.
Today, we will show you how to book for your interview and its requirements, we also recommend you check if you are eligibility before beginning the application procedures.
Here Is How You Can Book A U.S Visa Interview Appointment
As a general requirement, a citizen of a foreign country who intends to enter the United States must first obtain a visa, no matter the type, either a non-immigrant visa, which is for short stay or an immigrant visa, which for a permanent residence. Although a citizens of qualified countries might also be able to visit the U.S. without a visa, but must be under the visa waiver program by the US. For those who do not qualify for the Visa Waiver Program or those who are traveling to work, study, or participate in any exchange program, then you must apply for the non-immigrant US visa.
Please note that all applicants for the U.S. visas are meant to come in person for the visa interview at the U.S embassy in Abuja or the Consulate General in Lagos. However, you must schedule an appointment for the interview first, which you can do that online using the embassy website or via their call center.
Below Are The Current Requirements
Note that for you to book a non-immigrant visa interview appointment, you need to have the following information and documents available:
- You need an international passport that is valid for travel to the United States with a validity period of at least six months beyond your planned period of stay in the United States. However, if you have more than one person in your passport, then, note that each person desiring a visa must submit a different application.
- You need to provide your visa application fee payment receipt
- Get a proof of your DS-160 confirmation page
- You also need a valid e-mail address and telephone number
Please note that all applicants are limited to the number of times they can reschedule any visa interview appointments. All applicants should ensure they plan accordingly so that they will not be required to pay another visa application fee.
Below Are The US Embassy Offices You Can Book Your Visa Interview
Remember that you are meant to submit your US Visa Application online, but you will be required to attend the visa interview in person at the embassy or consulate general.
For the US Embassy in Abuja
Located at Plot 1075 Diplomatic Drive
Central District Area,
Official website www.ng.usembassy.gov
Their Telephone (234) 9 461 4000
Their Email: Consularabuja@state.gov
Official hours: Monday to Friday 8 AM – 4 PM.
The United States Consulate General In Lagos
Located at No2 Walter Carrington Crescent
Their Telephone: (234) 1 460 3600
Their official email: LagosNIV@state.gov
Official hours: Monday to Thursday 7 AM – 4 PM
Friday 7 AM – 1 PM.