Anyone who has ever applied for a United States visa from Nigeria knows how cumbersome the application process is from making a payment to booking an appointment online. Well, you can say goodbye to that era as the US State Department launched a new website for visa applications from Nigeria recently.
The website is located at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng for Nigeria and the Embassy now works in collaboration with Guaranty Trust Bank. Applicants now have have two options; they can either make payments online or at any GTBank branch in Nigeria.
For every payment made before 3pm, applicants can schedule an appointment 3hrs later while payment made after 3pm will only be available the next working day.
This a big push in the right direction and we are very happy about this change. In addition, the extra 5,800 fee has been dropped. Check out the new visa website: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng
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