Visitor Visa from Nigeria to United States of America

Visitor Visa from Nigeria to United States of America Description

  • The United States visitor visa is issued to foreigners who want to travel to the united states for various short-stay purposes.
  • Holders of this visa can go to the United States to conduct businesses, sight-see, tour and even to receive medical treatments.
  • If you are going on tourism, you will be under the B-2 visa category while business travelers are in the B-1 category.
  •  A U.S. visitor's visa is valid for 180 days (6 months) and can be extended for an additional 180 days. The maximum stay under a B1/B2 visa is 1 year.
  • Those who want to conduct businesses, negotiate and sign contracts or engage in any other form of trade or commercial activities should take note of the following:
    • The B-1 visa is strictly for business and holders cannot work nor take up permanent residence in the country.
    • A letter from your employer in Nigeria stating your position at work, salary and that you would return to your job after the trip.
    • The host company in The United States of America is to issue an invitation letter containing details of the business to be conducted between the applicant and the company.
    • The company should also state if they would sponsor the trip and if not, who the sponsor would be.
    • Before you would be granted a business visa to the United States, you must show that you have a clean criminal record from the last year.
    • The B2 visa holders can go on tourism, visit friends and families in the United States, and attend ceremonies.
  • If you want to receive medical treatment in the United States, these documents are required:
    • A letter from your doctor in Nigeria, stating the illness, and previous treatments 
    • A recommendation letter to the clinic in the United States stating possible treatments
    • Letter of confirmation of appointment from the hospital in the united states containing the date of the appointment and duration of the treatment
    • Bank statement not older than six months showing that the applicant has sufficient funds for the treatment. 
  • All applicants are to have a yellow fever vaccination certificate.
  • This visa cannot be used to study or take up any form of paid employment in the United States.
  • It is important to have an accommodation reservation for the trip. It could be a hotel reservation, a rented apartment or with a host.
  • Your host accommodating you would have to send you a letter in which the relationship between you and the host would be stated, the duration of your stay and contact details of the host.
  • A detailed itinerary of your trip containing place(s) to be visited during your trip should be submitted to the Consul.
  • Do not overstay your visa, if you do, you may be barred from returning to the U.S. for ten years or three years depending on the period of overstay. Visa overstays may be restricted from applying for Extension of Stay or Change of Status.


Visitor Visa from Nigeria to United States of America Requirements

  • Passport with a validity of more than 6 months from the intended period of exiting the country. The passport should have at least two blank pages for the necessary stamp.
  • Duly completed visa application form signed by the applicant.
  • Two recent passport-sized photographs with a white background. The photo should follow the specification for a visa application.
  • Original copy of bank statement from the past three months prior to the period of visa application. This is proof of a steady and continuous flow of funds.
  • Travel insurance which has sufficient medical coverage. The insurance should be valid for the duration of your stay in the country.
  • Proof of civil status.
  • Proof of accommodation for the period you will be staying in the country.
  • Copy of return flight ticket.
  • Travel itinerary.
Validity: 180 days
Processing Time: 5-15 days
Cost: Not available

Plot 1075, Diplomatic Drive, Central District, Abuja, Nigeria.


+234 9 461 4000

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