Federal Government orders implementation of new US visa validity policy
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on February 24, 2023
The Federal Government has directed the full implementation of a new visa reciprocity policy for citizens of the United States of America with effect from March 1, 2023.
The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said the directive was issued following approval for the implementation of the new Bilateral Consular Policy Agreements between the two governments.
President Muhammadu Buhari launched the new Nigeria Visa Policy in 2020.
He added that the policy amongst other things seeks to promote tourism and boost cultural exchange and business between both nations.
According to a statement by his media adviser, Sola Fasure, on Friday, the minister said the agreements amongst others include the reciprocity of five-year tourist visa validity for American Citizens pursuant to Section 30 of the Immigration Act, 2015; Extension of visa validity to three years for diplomats and government officials between the citizens of Nigeria and the United States of America.