U.S. Embassy Abuja Announces New Procedure for Drop Box Renewals (December 18, 2013)

Abuja, Nigeria — U.S. Embassy Abuja announced a streamlined, more convenient drop box renewal process for non-immigrant visas today.

Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements listed on our web site may apply for a renewal of their U.S. non-immigrant visa without visiting the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the U.S. Consulate in Lagos.  Applicants now simply apply online, print the renewal letter, pay the fee, and drop the letter, passport, application confirmation sheet, passport photos, and visa fee receipt at the appropriate DHL facility in Abuja or Lagos.

“I am delighted to announce this next step in providing superior customer service to our returning visitors to the United States,” said Ambassador James F. Entwistle.  “We have now rolled out this procedure in Abuja and Lagos, and we hope it underscores our commitment to facilitating legitimate travel for Nigerians who wish to make a return visit to the United States.”

Drop box renewal application packets will be adjudicated and returned to the DHL location within 7-10 business days.  Please note that participation in this program does not guarantee visa issuance.  Additionally, we may request applicants attend a visa interview in certain cases.