The United States Mission in Nigeria has said it will prioritise visa applications for students who hope to resume academic studies in the states by September 2021.
This was contained in a statement signed by the US Mission Country Consular Coordinator, Susan Tuller and released by Temitayo Famutimi of the Public Affairs Section of the US Consulate General on Friday.
The statement said the Mission said it would prioritise visa interview appointments for Nigerian students in advance of their programme start date.
“As we continue to prioritize the health and safety of our staff and customers, processing student visas remains a high priority for the US Mission in Nigeria.
“We will increase the number of student visa appointments in May and June to ensure that we can offer appointments to as many students as possible.
“ If your US studies are scheduled to begin this Fall, we encourage you to schedule your appointment as quickly as possible,” Tuller was quoted as saying in the statement.
“All student visa appointments must be booked through the US Travel Docs website.
“However, applicants are warned against the use of third-party services, including touts, and fixers who broker visa appointments,” the statement said.