US announces no-interview for Nigerian students seeking visa renewal

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To qualify for this procedure, the Consulate said in a statement made available to The Niche on Wednesday that “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.

“By scheduling a no-interview student visa renewal appointment, you’ll be able to drop off your passport at a DHL location in Lagos, on a date and time you schedule using the Consulate’s online booking system.”

The US Mission in Nigeria restated its commitment to returning an applicant’s passport within two weeks from the appointment date, adding that it would prioritise any required follow-up interviews.

To schedule a no-interview student visa renewal appointment, it said, “Go to www.ustraveldocs.com/ng and follow the instructions. On the day and time of your scheduled appointment, visit a designated DHL facility to drop off your application with the following documents:

“A printout of your submission letter (printed from www.ustraveldocs.com/ng); a DS-160 completed in the last six months; an approved I-20; a receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee; your passport containing the expired student visa (if that passport has expired, a current valid passport must be included); a passport photograph taken in the last six months meeting these requirements.”

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