US Embassy in Nigeria Scraps Study Visa Renewal Interviews

The United States of America Embassy & Consultation in Nigeria have recently announced new measures that will impact Nigerian students in US colleges.
Henceforth, Nigerian students seeking to renew their US study visas no longer need to undertake interviews.

The following announcement was made on the official website of the cobsultate:

“If you are currently studying in the United States, you may be eligible to renew your student visa without an interview when you return to Nigeria this summer.  To qualify for this procedure, you must be physically in Nigeria renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months and are renewing your visa either to: (a) continue participation in the same major course of study even if at a different institution; or (b) attend the same institution even if in a different major course of study.

For Abuja applicants:

Go to www.ustraveldocs.com/ng and follow instructions to complete your application and visit a designated DHL facility to drop off your application with the following documents:

A printout of your Submission letter (printed from ustraveldocs.com/ng)
A completed DS-160
An approved I-20
A receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee
A GTBank (MRV) receipt for your visa fee
Your passport containing the expired student visa (if that passport is expired, a current valid passport is also required)
A passport photograph

For Lagos applicants:

Go to www.ustraveldocs.com/ng and follow the instructions to make an interview waiver appointment for a student visa. You must come in person to the U.S. Consulate on the date and time of your appointment with the following documents:

A completed DS-160
An approved I-20
A receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee
A GTBank (MRV) receipt for your visa fee
Your passport containing the expired student visa (if that passport is expired, a current valid passport is also required)
A passport photograph:

Applicants who do not meet these criteria should visit www.ustraveldocs.com/ng to schedule a regular appointment.”

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