Thursday, 18 January 2018

USA Visa Renewal In Nigeria: How To Easily Renew Your Visa


You do not need to contact any agent before you can be able to easily renew your American visa.  

You can easily renew your American visa here in Nigeria,all you have to do is to ensure that you meet all the eligibility requirements before you can re apply for a visa renewal. 

Firstly there are a few things you need to know before applying for a renewal of your american visa which is that you can only re apply for a visa in the same category as your expired visa, for example you currently have an american student visa but you intend to apply for a work visa on expiration of your student,that won't be possible,you are only entitled to re apply for a student visa that you already have.  
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Also you can to travel to the United states if you have a valid visa on an already expired passport as long as you have applied and gotten a new valid Nigerian international passport.
Basically the U.S. visa renewal process is almost similar to the application process. 

Here are the eligibility requirements for the renewal of your American visa: 

US Visa Renewal Eligibility Requirements
  • You are a citizen of Nigeria, hold a Nigerian passport, and were previously issued a full validity visa (ex: 24 months for B1/B2).
  • You wish to renew a U.S. visa of the same class as a U.S. visa that is currently valid or which expired less than 12 months prior to the date of your interview.
  • For example, you had an H-1 work visa and wish to apply for another H-1 work visa.
  • You are a long-term resident of Nigeria with a different nationality who previously received a full-validity U.S. visa (Note: length of validity is dependent on nationality and visa class).

People who are not eligible for USA visa renewal include:

  • You lost your previous passport that had a valid or expired U.S. visa.
  • You had an F-1 student visa, but now you wish to apply for an H-1 work visa,your not eligible to apply.
  • You are applying for more than one visa at the same time,for example, you are applying for both F and B1/B2 visas.
  • Your last valid visa was canceled or revoked.
  • You have never had a U.S. visa.
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  • You have a U.S. visa that expired more than 12 months ago.
  • You wish to apply for a visa in a different visa class than your previous visa.
  • You are over 18 years old and applying for an H-4 or L-2 for the first time.
  • You are applying for an entertainment/performance visa.
  • You are applying for an H-2B visa (unskilled worker visa).

Supporting documentation for Visa Renewal Application:

Visit the American Embassy/Consulate with the following documents on the day of your appointment:
  • A current, valid passport.
  • Any passports containing previously issued U.S. visas.
US visa application renewal form,applicable to the type of visa your applying for renwal:
  • Form I-797 (H and L work visas)
  • Form I-20 (F and M student visas)
  • Form DS-2019 (J exchange visitor visa)
See Also: The American DS160 Application Form 

Easy Steps To Apply For A Renewal Of Your American Visa:

With the Dropbox USA Visa renewal service,you can apply for a visa renewal without having to attend an interview this service however is only available for BI/B2 Visa holders, F, H and L visa holders.
  • To renew your American visa simple visit the nearest GTB bank to you and pay the applicable Machine Readable Visa fees for the class of Visa you want to renew.
  • Access the American embassy website to fill the DS160 Visa application form.
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  • Promptly download and print the application confirmation page.
  • Keep your receipt and confirmation page print-out safe.
  • Access the CGI visa appointment website for the US mission to Nigeria.
  • Simply click on the "Apply Now" button on the top right side of the screen. 
  • Promptly Answer all the questions.
  • If you qualify,you would be able to print out an application confirmation sheet with details of when and where to submit your application to the DHL facilities in Lagos or Abuja.
  • Simply Choose your preferred pick-up location for your International passport (For those that qualify for dropbox). 
Make sure that all the details you provided are consistent and correct including phone numbers,passport numbers,email addresses Etc 

Your passport & the renewed visa will be returned to your specified location within 7 to 10 business days.


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