Nigerians will start paying ‘reciprocity fee’ to get a visa into U.S.A starting from 29th August

The United States of America will start to collect a special fee from 29th August to reciprocate the excess fees that their citizens are paying to enter into Nigeria.   Read extracts from the US embassy's website; U.S. law requires U.S. visa fees and validity periods to be based on the treatment afforded to U.S. citizens by foreign governments, insofar as possible.  Visa issuance fees are implemented under the principle of reciprocity: when a foreign government imposes additional visa fees on U.S. citizens, the United States will impose reciprocal fees on citizens of that country for similar types of visas.  Nationals of a number of countries worldwide are currently required to pay this type of fee after their nonimmigrant visa application is approved. The total cost for a U.S. citizen to obtain a visa to Nigeria is currently higher than the total cost for a Nigerian to obtain a comparable visa to the United...

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