The United States says it will be expanding operations to increase visa issuance for Nigerian students.


In a statement on Friday, the US mission announced a visa surge for Nigerian students to commence on November 24.

It said a special procedure has been put in place for those who need to renew student visas to continue their course of study.

It also said that a series of dedicated interview days have been set aside for prospective new students.


The US mission said students may be eligible for a priority student visa interview slot if they are prospective students seeking an F1 visa appointment and have not been refused an F1 visa in the past six months.

Abuja surge days, it said, will be on December 8, December 15, and January 12 on a first-come, first-served basis.

In turn, Lagos students’ visa surge days were set for November 24, December 8, and December 15.


For those already studying in the US, the mission said they may be eligible for a special application procedure.

“To qualify for this procedure, you must be renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months and are renewing your visa either to: (a) continue participation in the same major course of study even if at a different institution; or (b) attend the same institution even if in a different major course of study,” it added.

You can visit the US embassy’s website for more information.


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