Thursday, 24 October 2013

You Can Now Renew Your US Visa Without Attending An Interview – US Consulate-General

The United States Consulate-General in Lagos, yesterday [Oct. 23], announced that applicants for visa renewal can do so without an interview. It has introduced the DHL Drop Box Visa Renewal Programme which makes it possible for visa applicants to renew their visas without attending interview.

The announcement, made in Lagos, said:

This programme allows certain visa applicants who have previously been issued U.S. visas to renew their visas without attending an interview.

The Consulate-General explained that to qualify for the DHL Drop Box Visa Renewal Programme, visa applicants must be a Nigerian passport holder; the applicant’s last visa interview resulted in an issuance; the applicant was issued a two-year B1/B2 United States visa in Lagos or Abuja; the visa expired no more than one year prior to reissuance; the applicant was at least 14 years old at the time of the last issuance or will be under the age of 14 at the time of reissuance; and the applicant has never been arrested nor had an encounter with law enforcement, customs, or immigration officials in the United States.

It further explained:

Applicants who satisfy these criteria should follow the visa application instructions on the U.S. Embassy Nigeria website at The CGI visa appointment website will ask applicants a series of questions reflecting the criteria for the DHL Drop Box Visa Renewal Programme.

Qualifying applicants will be prompted to print a letter confirming their eligibility for the programme and instructing them to drop off the letter with their passport, application confirmation sheet, passport photos, and visa fee receipt to one of the DHL facilities in Lagos.

The application packets are adjudicated and returned to the applicant’s selected DHL location within 7-10 business days.

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