The Federal Government of Nigeria has succumbed to pressures mounted by the US to reduce the cost of visa fees to US citizens. This is coming after the US embassy had announce a reprocity increase in US visa from around N60,000 to N99,900.
The Federal Government was forced to take an immediate action in reducing the visa charges payable by United States citizens from $180 to $160.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, explained on Wednesday, that the Comptroller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, Muhammad Babandede, had been directed to implement the decrease in the visa charges with effect from Thursday.
The development was sequel to the new visa regime announced by the US Government on Tuesday, stating that Nigerians applying for US visas will be required to pay a visa issuance fee, or reciprocity fee, with effective Thursday, August 29.