US imposes new visa fees for Nigerians in tit-for-tat policy

US imposes new visa fees for Nigerians in tit-for-tat policy

The US has announced that an additional fee will be expected from Nigerians seeking to visit the country. This comes in retaliation to a similar fee imposed on Americans by the African nation.

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The US embassy based in Nigeria has announced that citizens from the African country will have to pay an increased fee should they wish to visit America.

In a statement released by the embassy, it was revealed that this move came in retaliation to Nigeria increasing the costs for a US visitor to enter the country, Briefly.co.za gathered:

“Since early 2018, the US government has engaged the Nigerian government to request that the Nigerian government change the fees charged to US citizens for certain visa categories. After eighteen months of review and consultations, the government of Nigeria has not changed its fee structure for US citizen visa applicants, requiring the US department of state to enact new reciprocity fees in accordance with our visa laws."

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allAfrica reports that Nigerians can now expect to pay up to R1 700 more, depending on the kind of visa applied for.

The Citizen reports that adults and minors will be liable for the fee, which comes into effect immediately, affecting Nigerians across the world.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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