The United States Mission in Nigeria has announced that the “Drop Box” Visa processing option is not available in Nigeria.
According to a short communique on Friday, the U.S Mission stated that despite recent media reports, the non-immigrant visa interview waiver process, popularly known as the “drop box,” has been discontinued in Nigeria since 2018.
The Mission says the State Department continually evaluates each country’s eligibility based on numerous factors including overstay rates and visa-related fraud.
The U.S. Mission in Nigeria reaffirmed that it is committed to promoting legitimate travel to the United States.
In light of this, however, all applicants who wish to apply for a visa must kindly appear for an interview.
Those who wish to learn more about the nonimmigrant visa application process can visit https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-gen-faq.asp.
The DropBox visa processing option means that you can get a US visa stamp without any personal interview by a US visa officer. There is no box as such but you need to submit your documents to the VFS location assigned by the US embassy.
The facility to submit documents without an interview is called ‘DropBox’.