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29,723 Nigerians Overstayed Visas in U.S. Last Year; U.S. Kills Dropbox Option

About 29,723  Nigerians overstayed their visitor visas between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, according to the US Department of Homeland Security. Expect the U.S. to make things harder for innocent Nigerian travelers to U.S. because of these overstays.

An estimated 29,723 Nigerian immigrants living in the United States overstayed their U.S. non-immigrant tourism/business (B1/B2) visas between October 1, 2017, and September 30, 2018, the US Department of Homeland Security has said. [...] According to the report, 195,785 Nigerians that were given visas into the US were expected to leave ”within the above window.”

Update: Just as I predicted, the U.S. government has changed its visa application process in Nigeria, killing the Dropbox option.

The United States mission to Nigeria has announced the indefinite suspension of interview waivers for visa renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process.

The embassy said visa applications will “no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria.”

It said all applicants in Nigeria seeking a non-immigrant visa to the United States must apply online, and will be required to appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review.