Cost of Various America Visa Types In Nigeria and How To Apply In 2024

Cost of Various America Visa Types In Nigeria and How To Apply In 2024

 As of my last update in January 2024, the cost of a nonimmigrant visa (visitor visa) to the United States from Nigeria varies depending on the type of visa and purpose of travel. Here are some common visa types and their associated fees:

Types of USA Visa In Nigeria

1. Visitor Visa (B-1/B-2): The fee for a visitor visa, which covers business, tourism, and medical treatment purposes, is $185 USD (non-refundable) as of 2024.

2. Student Visa (F-1/M-1): The fee for a student visa, which allows individuals to study at accredited universities or colleges in the United States, is also $185 USD.

3. Exchange Visitor Visa (J-1): The fee for an exchange visitor visa, commonly used for cultural exchange programs, is $185 U

4. Work Visa (H, L, O, P, Q visas): The fees for work visas vary depending on the specific visa category and employer sponsorship. The fees range from $205 to $720 USD.

5. Other Visa Types: There are various other visa categories, each with its associated fees. The fee may also vary based on reciprocity agreements between the United States and Nigeria.

It's important to note that visa fees are subject to change, and applicants should verify the current fees on the official website of the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in Nigeria before applying.

 See the table below for a comprehensive list of visa types and fee amounts.

Visa TypeFee in ($) USD Fee in (₦) Naira
US Visitor Visas (B-1 visa and B-2 visa)$185₦177,140
C-1 visa for transits to the US$185₦177,140
D visa for airline or ship crewmembers$185₦177,140
F visa for students and academics$185₦177,140
I visa for media and journalists$185₦177,140
J visa for exchange visitors (excluding those applicants sponsored by the US government)$185₦177,140
M visa for vocational students$185₦177,140
TN TD visa for NAFTA professionals$185₦177,140
T visa for victims of human trafficking$185₦177,140
U visa for victims of criminal activity$185₦177,140
H visas for temporary workers (H-1B visa, H-1B1 visa, H-2A visa, H-2B visa, H-3 visa, H-4 visa)$205₦196,290
L visas for intracompany transfers (L-1 visa, L-2 visa)$205₦196,290
O visas for persons with extraordinary abilities (O-1 visa, O-2 visa, O-3 visa)$205₦196,290
P visa for athletes, entertainers, and artists$205₦196,290
Q visa for international cultural exchanges$205₦196,290
R visa for religious workers$205₦196,290
E visa for traders and investors (E-1 visa, E-2 visa, E-3 visa)$315
K visa for a fiancĂ© or spouse of a US citizen$265₦253,740

*Please Note: The above rates for the American Visa fees may change occasionally. For more information, please refer to the U.S. Department of State website: https://ustraveldocs.com/ng/en/nonimmigrant-visa/

As for a comprehensive travel guide for Nigerians visiting the United States, here are some essential considerations:

1. Visa Application Process

   - Understand the visa application process and requirements specific to your visa type.

   - Complete the DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application and schedule an interview appointment at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

2. Passport and Visa Validity

   - Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States.

   - Obtain the necessary visa well in advance of your planned travel dates.

3. Travel Insurance

   - Consider purchasing travel insurance to cover medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events during your stay in the United States.

4. Health and Safety Precautions

   - Familiarize yourself with health and safety guidelines in the United States, including COVID-19 protocols, vaccination requirements, and any travel restrictions or advisories.

5. Currency and Banking

   - Understand the currency exchange rate and arrange for sufficient funds in U.S. dollars for your travel expenses.

   - Inform your bank of your travel plans to avoid any issues with using your debit or credit cards abroad.

6. Transportation and Accommodation

   - Research transportation options within the United States, including flights, trains, and rental cars.

   - Book accommodation in advance, considering factors such as location, budget, and amenities.

7. Cultural Etiquette and Customs

   - Familiarize yourself with American customs, cultural norms, and etiquette to ensure respectful interactions with locals.

   - Understand tipping practices, dining etiquette, and social norms in various settings.

8. Emergency Contacts

   - Keep a list of emergency contacts, including the contact information for the nearest Nigerian embassy or consulate in the United States.

9. Sightseeing and Attractions

   - Research popular tourist destinations, landmarks, and attractions in the United States to plan your itinerary and make the most of your visit.

10. Travel Documents and Copies

   - Carry copies of important travel documents, including your passport, visa, travel insurance, and itinerary, and store them securely.

By following these guidelines and conducting thorough research before your trip, you can ensure a smooth and enjoyable travel experience to the United States from Nigeria.

How to Apply for a US Visa From Nigeria

Applying for a US visa from Nigeria involves several steps. Here's a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the process:

A. Determine the Type of Visa You Need

Determine the type of visa you need based on your purpose of travel to the United States. Common visa categories include tourist visas (B-1/B-2), student visas (F-1), work visas (H-1B), and exchange visitor visas (J-1), among others.

B. Complete the DS-160 Form

   - Visit the Consular Electronic Application Center website (https://ceac.state.gov) to complete the DS-160 Online Nonimmigrant Visa Application form.

   - Fill out the form accurately and completely, providing information about your personal details, travel plans, and background.

C. Pay the Visa Application Fee

   - Pay the non-refundable visa application fee, which varies depending on the type of visa you are applying for.

   - Payment methods may include cash at designated bank branches, online payment, or via mobile banking.

D. Schedule a Visa Interview Appointment:**

   - Visit the US Visa Information and Appointment Services website (https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng) to schedule a visa interview appointment.

   - Create a profile, select the visa type, and follow the instructions to schedule an appointment at the US Embassy or Consulate in Nigeria.

E. Gather Required Documents

   - Prepare the required documents for your visa interview, including:

     - Valid passport.

     - Printed DS-160 confirmation page with barcode.

     - Visa application fee payment receipt.

     - Passport-sized photograph meeting specific requirements.

     - Supporting documents related to your visa category (e.g., invitation letters, proof of funds, educational documents).

F. Attend the Visa Interview

   - Arrive at the US Embassy or Consulate for your scheduled visa interview appointment on time.

   - Bring all required documents and be prepared to answer questions about your travel plans, purpose of visit, ties to Nigeria, and other relevant details.

   - Dress appropriately and professionally for the interview.

G. Pay the Visa Issuance Fee (if applicable)

   - If your visa application is approved, you may be required to pay a visa issuance fee, also known as the reciprocity fee, depending on your visa category and country of citizenship.

H. Wait for Visa Processing

   - After the interview, your visa application will undergo processing.

   - You can track the status of your application online using the unique visa application ID provided during the application process.

I. Collect Your Passport and Visa:**

   - Once your visa application is processed, collect your passport from the designated location.

   - If your visa application is approved, your passport will contain the US visa allowing you to travel to the United States.

J. Prepare for Travel

   - Make travel arrangements, including booking flights and accommodation.

   - Familiarize yourself with US entry requirements, customs regulations, and any travel advisories or restrictions.

It's important to follow the instructions provided by the US Embassy or Consulate in Nigeria and ensure that you provide accurate and truthful information throughout the visa application process.

visit a US Embassy or Consulate in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria, using the address below:

Locations

Abuja

business Hours:

Monday through Thursday from 07:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and

Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Plot 1075, Diplomatic Drive

Central Business District, Abuja

Tel: +234 1 227 8955

E-Mail: ConsularAbuja@state.gov

Lagos

Business Hours:

Monday – Thursday 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Friday 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

U.S. Consulate General Lagos Office

2 Walter Carrington Crescent, Victoria Island, Lagos

Tel.: +234 1 227 8955

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