US starts no-interview visa renewal for Nigeria

The United States revoked their restrictions and issued new conditions in which they issued no-interview visa renewals for Nigeria.

The U.S. Mission for Nigeria said that, “they are expanding visa services to assist non-immigrant visa applicants inside the Kontri wey qualify to renew the visa and do so without an interview.”

This new application procedure will begin in February for the U.S. Consulate inside Lagos and expand shortly after the Embassy for Abuja.

Prior to the launch of this procedure, the people who want to apply for the U.S. need to face interviews in the Embassy for Abuja and the Consulate General for Lagos. People must need to take an appointment for an interview, either online with the help of a website or through the call centre.

But, that all is going to change now.

As per the statement of the U.S. mission inside Nigeria, the qualified applicants who set fit in the new procedure is limited at first.

Those applicants who fitted in the criteria for Lagos until the service they extended to Abuja.

According to the U.S. mission, only one family member is allowed to come to drop off the application documents; however, children do not need to come drop-off in pesin.

As per the Dem, the maximum processing time of the procedure is two months, although they hope to process most of the cases within a few weeks once they submit the travel documents.

Qualifying Criteria:

The people who are likely to be eligible for visa renewal without interviews need the application for B1/B2, F, M, J, H, L OR C1/D, and they need to meet with each of the following criteria:

-If they issue your last visa for Nigeria.

-If your last visa has the same classification as your current application.

-If your last visa has full validity and has multiple entry visas.

-If your last visa gets expires within the previous 24 months or going to expire in the upcoming three months from the date of application.

-If police never arrest you for any crime or offence for the United States, even if you received a waiver or pardon.


People who qualify the process will go first to pay the visa fee online, and they can also pay in cash for the assigned bank before they plan to apply to renew the visa.

After completing the fees criteria, a person needs to visit the U.S. travel website and start doing all the steps.