The United States mission in Nigeria has announced that henceforth, it will prioritize student visa applicants and ensure Nigerian students who are set to resume academic activities this Fall gets their visa interview appointments before their program start date.
This was revealed by the U.S. Mission Country Consular Coordinator, Susan Tuller on Friday, April 30. According to Tuller, the Abuja Embassy and Lagos Consulate General will work towards assisting student visa applicants in a timely fashion while ensuring its personnel and customers’ safety.
She added that the mission will increase the number of student visa appointments in May and June to ensure that appointments are given to as many students as possible while advising students whose studies are scheduled to commence this fall to book an appointment as quickly as possible.
Ms. Tuller explained that all student visa appointments must be booked through the U.S. Travel Docs website at www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/. She warned applicants against the use of third-party services, including touts, and fixers who broker visa appointments, as they may not always provide the correct information, which can harm an applicant’s chances of qualifying for the visa.
To prepare for U.S. educational opportunities, you are encouraged to check out EducationUSA Advising Centers at American Spaces in Abuja, Lagos, Ibadan, and Calabar, or at educationUSA.state.gov.