US Exempts Nigeria From New $15,000 Visa Bond PolicyBy cheatmaster 09:36 Tue, 24 Nov 2020 Comments
In a statement, the U.S. mission said that the limited six-month visa bond pilot programme, beginning Dec. 24, 2020, affected 15 African countries, excluding Nigeria.
The 15 African countries affected are Angola, Liberia, Libya, Burkina Faso, Congo, Djibouti, Burundi, Eritrea, Mauritania, Gambia, Susan, Chad, Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Principe, and Cape Verde.
The visa bond programme will require applicants for tourist and business visas from the African countries to pay up to a $15,000 bond (country dependent) in addition to visa fees.
The U.S. mission said that the new rule was put in place to address the high rate of Non-immigrant overstay following visa expiration and/or completion of purpose in the U.S.
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