The United States Embassy in Nigeria has reiterated that it will continue to charge Nigerians reciprocity fees because it has yet to receive any diplomatic communication regarding a reduced fee schedule for Americans seeking Nigerian visas.
This is according to a press release from the Public Affairs Section of the US Embassy in Nigeria.
It reads: The U.S. Embassy looks forward to receiving official diplomatic communication regarding a new fee schedule for Americans seeking Nigerian visas. Until such time, and confirmation of implementation, the reciprocity fees for approved visas to the United States will remain in place.
It will recalled that the US had on Tuesday said effective from Thursday, August 29, 2019, Nigerians applying for tourism, student and business visas will not only pay the N59, 200 fee but will have to pay an extra $110 (N40, 700) after the visa has been issued to them bringing the total cost to N99, 900.
In responds, the minister of interior Rauf Aregbesola release a statement directing the controller General of Nigeria immigration Service Muhammad Babandede, to reduce the fee from $180 to $160 for American citizens seeking Nigerian visas.
However, it looks like the US Government may still not be satisfied with the Federal Government’s move which explains why they are going ahead with the reciprocity fee.