The United States has since December 3 removed reciprocity fees for Nigerian Visa applicants.
It could be recalled that in 2019, The United States imposed the reciprocity fee for all approved non-immigrant visa applications by Nigerians.
This fee was charged in addition to visa application fees for applicants who are issued visas.
reciprocity fees charged Nigerians ranged from $80 to $303.Which depends on the class of visa obtained,
The US Embassy in Nigeria said the reciprocity fees were imposed on Nigeria because the cost of US citizen obtaining a Nigerian Visa was much more expensive than the cost of a Nigerian getting a US visa. The reciprocity fee was meant to eliminate the cost difference as required by US laws.
But since the Nigerian Government have removed the excess application and processing fees of US citizens seeking Nigerian visas, the US Government have therefor eliminated reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens.
For more update on reciprocity fees removal, applicants are encouraged to visit US travel state