SUSPENSION OF VISA SERVICES: In response to significant worldwide challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State temporarily suspended routine visa services at all U.S. Embassies and Consulates effective March 20, 2020. While some embassies and consulates have begun to resume these services, the United States Embassy and Consulate in Abuja and Lagos remain unable to resume routine immigrant and nonimmigrant visa services at this time. We will resume routine visa services as soon as possible but are unable to provide a specific date. The MRV fee is valid and may be used to schedule an interview appointment in the country where it was purchased within one year of the date of payment. If you have an urgent matter and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng or +234-1-227-8955 to request an emergency appointment. Please see these notices which contain detailed information about the current status of visa services worldwide and visa restrictions related to the COVID-19 global pandemic: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/ea/covid-19-visa-services-and-restrictions.html
All immigrant visas to the United States are processed for citizens and residents of Nigeria at the U.S Consulate in Lagos. We do not process immigrant visas at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja.
A U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or prospective U.S. employer must file a petition with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services before you can immigrate. To learn more about the different visa categories available, please visit our Directory of Visa Categories. Follow the steps located on the Immigrant Visa Process page to begin applying for an immigrant visa.
Once your petition has been approved and you have an interview date, you will come to the U.S. Consulate for your interview. Please review the links above for more information related to the interview process. For information about how to prepare for your interview in Nigeria and other Frequently Asked Questions, click here.