Excitement As U.S. Govt Removes Visa Reciprocity Fees For Nigerian Applicants
On Saturday, Twitter users expressed excitement at the disclosure by Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs that the United States had removed reciprocity fee imposed on visa applications from Nigeria.
The US Embassy disclosed that the Nigerian Government played a key role in causing the reversal of the directive.
“The U.S. Mission to to Nigeria is pleased to announce the elimination of visa reciprocity fees, effective immediately.
“We thank @GovNigeria for its partnership in eliminating these reciprocity fees; Visa application fees remain at $160,” it tweeted on Saturday.
The ministry’s spokesman, Ferdinand Nwonye, in a press release on Friday, had stressed that the development is a boost for the bilateral relations between both countries.
“The ministry of foreign affairs wishes to inform that the United States government has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens seeking visas to the United States.
“The positive development is in line with the removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for United States citizens applying for Nigerian visas by the Nigerian government.
“The United States Government has therefore eliminated reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens with effect from December 3, 2020,” it stated.
Reacting to the news, many feel that the it is a positive development, especially for the fact that the US immigration laws have been strict under the US president Donald Trump administration.
Below are their reactions: