US Students Visa Application Portal Opens in November 24

We are pleased to inform you that the United States Mission in Nigeria will open its visa application portal for international students with effect from Tuesday, November 24, 2021.

According to the United States Mission in Nigeria, its operations would be expanded to serve the student population in Nigeria better, through a special procedure for those who may need to renew their student’s visa.

In a statement, the mission noted that an individual may be qualified for a priority student visa interview slot if the applicant is a prospective student seeking an F1 visa appointment and if he has not been refused an F1 visa in the last six (6) months.

The mission urged interested applicants to submit required documents and take advantage of the limited opportunity.

Note: Any request for rescheduling of appointment will not be entertained. So try to meet up with the appointed date.

According to the mission, the surge days was fixed for December 8, 15, and January 12 for students in Abuja.

“These surge days will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment in Abuja, visit, and review the criteria and instructions to request an emergency student visa interview, and prepare the below documents: A completed DS-160; an approved I-20 ; receipt for your I-901 SEVIS fee; a GTBank (MRV) receipt for your visa fee; a scan of the biopage of your current valid passport and your passport photograph meeting these requirements.

“Lagos student surge days will take place on November 24, December 8, and 15. These surge days will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. To make an appointment in Lagos, you should e-mail all the documents to”

For those seeking for a special application procedure, they “must be renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months and are renewing your visa either to continue participation in the same major course of study even if at a different institution or attend the same institution even if in a different major course of study.”

Applicants are expected to present a passport containing the expired student visa; if that passport has expired, adding that a current valid passport and full transcript are also required.

Interested applicants in Abuja should visit, and follow the instructions to complete their visa application.

Lagos applicants are to bring all the requirements to the US consulate at 12:30-1:00pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, between November 25 and January 5, 2021.

Source: Nyscinfo

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