U.S. Ends Visa Reciprocity Fees for Nigerians

By Sahabi Abdul

The U.S. has ended reciprocity fees that required Nigerian visa applicants with to pay more.

With effect from 2 December 2020, visitor visa applicants will pay the usual 160 dollars application fee while fees added on all categories of visas ranging from 80 to 303 dollars have been removed, according to a statement on the website of U.S. embassy in Nigeria.

“The removal of these reciprocity fees matches the Nigerian government’s removal of additional fees on U.S. citizens applying for Nigerian visas,” the embassy said in the statement.

All payments made before 3 December will not be refunded, according to the statement.

The U.S. had imposed these fees, it said, in response to higher visa fees charged their citizens applying for Nigerian visas. The normalization of the fees are in response to Nigeria’s removal the previously higher fees.