Visa: U.S. Embassy Abuja announces new procedure for Drop Box Renewals

Posted by News Express | 18 December 2013 | 4,195 times

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The U.S. Embassy in Abuja today announced a streamlined, more convenient drop box renewal process for non-immigrant visas.

“Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed on our web site may apply for a renewal of their U.S. non-immigrant visa without visiting the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the U.S. Consulate in Lagos. Applicants now simply apply online, print the renewal letter, pay the fee, and drop the letter, passport, application confirmation sheet, passport photos, and visa fee receipt at the appropriate DHL facility in Abuja or Lagos,” the Embassy said in a statement.

“I am delighted to announce this next step in providing superior customer service to our returning visitors to the United States,” said Ambassador James F. Entwistle in the statement. “We have now rolled out this procedure in Abuja and Lagos, and we hope it underscores our commitment to facilitating legitimate travel for Nigerians who wish to make a return visit to the United States.”

The statement explained that Drop Box renewal application packets will be adjudicated and returned to the DHL location within 7-10 business days. It, however, made it clear that “participation in this program does not guarantee visa issuance,” additing that the Embassy may request applicants attend a visa interview in certain cases.

•Photo shows U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, James F. Entwistle.

Source: News Express

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