How To Apply for a U.S. Visa in Nigeria

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Read this very carefully before applying, please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a visa.

If you have the need to apply for a nonimmigrant US visa, please follow the steps shown below.

How to Apply for a Nonimmigrant US Visa

Step 1
For a Nonimmigrant Visa applicants:

You need to determine your type of visa by reading Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Each type of visa explains the qualifications and application items you will need for it to be processed. Choose the visa type that applies to your type of situation.

Be also sure to review the Visa Waiver Program. If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need to apply for a visa if you are traveling for business or pleasure and will only be staying in the United States for only 90 days or less.

Step 2
When once you have determined the correct type of visa, you must pay the visa fee. The visa fee page lists the visa types and correlating visa fee in US dollars and in your native currency.

To pay your visa fee, read the Bank and Payment Options page available. This page contains how to make your visa fee payment. You must keep your receipt number to book your visa appointment.

Step 3
The next step is to complete the DS-160 form. Be sure to read the Guidelines for Completing the DS-160 Form carefully. All information must be correct and up to date. Once the form is submitted, you cannot make any changes to it. If you need assistance, you may need to consult an immigration lawyer or translator. The call center cannot help you complete your DS-160. You will need your DS-160 number to book your appointment.

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Step 4
You are almost ready to schedule your visa appointment!

Now you will need to create a profile in the system. Follow this link and click on New User.

Complete all fields and create a password. When once you are in the system, you will see your dashboard.
On the left-hand side, you need to click on Schedule Appointment.

This will start the process for scheduling your appointment. For each applicant being scheduled you will need:

  • The applicant’s passport number.
  • The receipt number from GT Bank receipt. (Click here if you need help finding this number.)
  • The ten (10) digit barcode number from the applicant’s DS-160 confirmation page.

When you go through the process you will be able to select your visa type, enter personal data, add dependents, select your document delivery location, confirm visa payment and finally, schedule your appointment.

Step 5
Visit the U.S. Embassy on the date and time of your visa interview. Be sure to check the Schedule My Appointment page for the necessary documentation needed for your visa appointment.

Step 6
If your visa is approved, the visa will be sent to the document drop-off location you selected when you scheduled your appointment.

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