- US increased visa fee for Nigerians on Tuesday.
- Aregbesola directs NIS to implement the fee.
The Federal Government has approved a reduction in visa charges payable by United States citizens from $180 to $150 with effect from Thursday, August 29.
iDONSABI reports that as a result of an increase in the price of Nigerian Visa, the US Consulate in a statement issued on Thursday announced increment in their visa.
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola directed the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, to implement the decrease in the visa charges.
The ministry’s spokesman, Mohammed Manga, in a statement said a committee set up to conduct due diligence in line with the ministry’s extant policy on reciprocity of visa fees had earlier engaged with the US embassy on the issue, adding that the implementation of its recommendations was delayed due to “transition processes in the ministry at the policy level.”
“The committee had concluded its assignment and submitted a report, but the issuance of authorisation for its recommendations was delayed due to transition processes in the ministry at the policy level.
“The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has approved the decrease of visa charges payable by US citizens in line with reciprocity policy as recommended by the committee.
“Accordingly, the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, has been directed to implement the decrease in Nigeria’s visa charges to US Citizens with effect from August 29, 2019.”