How To Get U.S VISA | This article contain the entry process to United State of America (USA), How to obtain VISA to U.S, If you want to travel to US either for Business, Study or Pleasure. this page will give you proper guide and directive to process your VISA application. Read through.
A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the United States must first of all obtain a visa. VISA will determine who you are and your entry purpose either for permanent residence or temporary stay.
A visa does not guarantee entry to the United States. A visa simply indicates that a U.S. consular officer has determined that you are eligible to apply for entry to the United States for a specific purpose.
Before applying, please confirm whether or not you need to apply for a Visa because not every entry to U.S require Visa Passport.
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Types of Visa
To enter the United States the Visa you issue will specifically identifying the purpose of your entry. and that below are Visa types for a specific purpose:
- Nonimmigrant Visas: A nonimmigrant visa is used by tourists, business people, students, or specialty workers who wish to stay for a particular period of time in the United States to accomplish specific purposes. According to U.S. visa laws and regulations, most nonimmigrant visa applicants must demonstrate to the consular officer that they have strong ties to their country of residence and must show that they intend to depart the United States after their temporary stay. In Nigeria, you can apply for a nonimmigrant visa at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos.
- Immigrant Visas: Immigrant visas are for persons who plan to live permanently in the United States. The immigrant visa permits an application for admission to the United States as a Legal Permanent Resident and is a potential step toward acquiring U.S. citizenship.
- Visa Waiver Program: The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business (visitor visa purposes) for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. Not all countries participate in the VWP, and not all travelers from VWP countries are eligible to use the program.
NOTE: All travelers coming to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program must obtain authorization through the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) system prior to initiating travel to the United States
Nationals of member countries can travel without a visa for tourist and business travel of 90 days.
Countries participates in the Visa Waiver Program:
Andorra ,Australia ,Austria ,Belgium ,Brunei ,Chile ,Czech Republic ,Denmark ,Estonia ,Finland ,France ,Germany ,Greece, Hungary ,Iceland ,Ireland ,Italy, Japan ,Latvia ,Liechtenstein ,Lithuania ,Luxembourg ,Malta ,Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom.
How To Apply for U.S
Once you have determined the correct visa type, you must pay the visa fee. The type of visa for which you apply determines the fee amount.
list the visa types and correlating visa fee in US dollars and native currency.
- nonimmigrant visa fee: In Nigeria, depending on your visa class, the majority of visa applicants will pay either $160, $190 or $265 at GT Bank.
- The application fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa types is $160. This includes tourist, business, student and exchange visas.
- Most petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are $190.
- K visas cost $265 and the fee amount for E visas is $205. Please note that visa fees for K applicants must be made at GT Bank.
list of visa types and fee amounts
|Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (NGN)||Visa Type||Description|
|$160||67200.00||I||Journalist and Media|
|$160||67200.00||T||Victim of Human Trafficking|
|$160||67200.00||U||Victim of Criminal Activity|
|$190||79800.00||H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees|
|$190||79800.00||O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability|
|$190||79800.00||P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers|
|$190||79800.00||Q||International Cultural Exchange|
|$265||111300.00||K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen|
|$205||86100.00||E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty|
|Visa Type||Description||Fee Amount (USD)||Fee Amount (NGN)|
|E||Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty||$205||86100.00|
|H||Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees||$190||79800.00|
|I||Journalist and Media||$160||67200.00|
|K||Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen||$265||111300.00|
|O||Persons with Extraordinary Ability||$190||79800.00|
|P||Athletes. Artists & Entertainers||$190||79800.00|
|Q||International Cultural Exchange||$190||79800.00|
|T||Victim of Human Trafficking||$160||67200.00|
|U||Victim of Criminal Activity||$160||67200.00|
Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required
- Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas (as defined in 22 CFR 41.26)
- Applicants holding J visas and who are participating in certain official U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges
- Replacement of a machine-readable visa when the original visa was not properly affixed or the visa needs to be reissued through no fault of the applicant
- Applicants exempted by international agreement, including members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly, and their immediate families
- Applicants traveling to provide certain charitable services
- U.S. Government employees traveling on official business
- A parent, sibling, spouse or child of a U.S. Government employee killed in the line of duty who is traveling to attend the employee’s funeral and/or burial; or a parent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter of a U.S. Government employee critically injured in the line of duty for visitation during emergency treatment and convalescence
- SEVIS Fees
The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is an Internet-based system that tracks F, M and J visa participants (and their family members) from the time they receive their initial documentation (either an I-20 or a DS-2019) until they graduate/leave school or conclude/leave program.F, M and J visa principal applicants: Check with your U.S. school to make sure your information has been entered into SEVIS. You will need to pay a separate SEVIS fee in addition to the visa application fee. For nonimmigrant students with Form I-20, the SEVIS fee is US$350. For most exchange visitors with Form DS-2019, the SEVIS fee is US$220. Instructions for paying the SEVIS fee can be found here.
SEVIS Fee Exception
Applicants participating in a U.S. Government sponsored program (programs whose codes begin with G-1, G-2, G-3, G-7) are not required to pay the SEVIS fee.
- Blanket L Fee (Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee)First-time principal applicants who are covered under a blanket petition for L status must pay a Fraud Prevention and Detection fee of US $500. This fee should be paid to the cashier at the Consular Section on the day of the interview. If a subsequent L-1 visa application is based on a new Form I-129S, the Fraud Prevention and Detection fee must be collected again.
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