The Nigerian executive has decreased its visa charges for American citizens travelling to Nigeria.

The Wednesday afternoon announcement comes an afternoon after the US introduced will increase in its visa charges for Nigerians as some way of retaliating Nigeria’s top charges.

The U.S. State Division stated the visa charges have been higher after 18 months of session with the Nigerian executive, to make its visa charges for American citizens proportional, failed.

The dept additionally stated it was once forced through present rules to extend charges for Nigerians after issuing them visas.

Nigerians whose American visa were authorized are actually to pay additional charges starting from $80 to $110 (N28,800 to N39,600), relying on the kind of visa being carried out for, the State Division stated on Tuesday.

Candidates have been required to pay $110 for B1, B2, B1/B2; F1 and F2 whilst H1B and H4 visas draw in $180. I visa candidates can pay $210 whilst L1, L2 candidates can pay $303 and R1 and R2 $80.

“Those charges are in response to the primary of reciprocity: when a international executive imposes charges on the United States electorate for sure varieties of visas, the US will impose a reciprocal rate on electorate of that nation or space of authority for identical varieties of visas,” the State Division stated.

On Wednesday, Nigeria’s Inner Minister, Rauf Aregbesola, stated {that a} downward evaluation of the visa charges charged to American citizens through Nigeria were authorized months in the past, however may just no longer be carried out because of the transition procedure. President Muhammadu Buhari was once introduced the winner of 2019 elections in February and was once inaugurated in past due Would possibly for a 2d time. He, on the other hand, didn’t arrange his cupboard till closing week.

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In consequence, Mr Aregbesola stated, visa charges were decreased accordingly for potential American citizens travellers to Nigeria, a transfer he stated would take impact straight away.

“Accordingly, the Comptroller-Normal of Nigeria Immigration Carrier (NIS), Muhammad Babandede, has been directed to put in force the lower in Nigeria’s Visa fees to US Electorate with impact from Thursday, 29th August, 2019,” the internal ministry spokesperson, Mohammed Manga, stated in a remark despatched to PREMIUM TIMES.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Abuja didn’t straight away go back requests in quest of feedback concerning the Nigerian executive’s downward evaluation of visa charges for American citizens.


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