The United States has suspended interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process, in Nigeria indefinitely stressing that it would no longer accept visa applications by DHL in the country.
The U.S. Mission to Nigeria disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday explaining that the suspension would take effect immediately at the close of business.
The mission, however, gave assurance that those who have already submitted their passports to DHL for processing via “Dropbox” at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja and the Consulate General in Lagos would not be affected while the processing of diplomatic and official (A, G, and NATO class) visa applications was not also affected.
The new procedure, according to the mission, is that non-immigrant visa applicants in Nigeria must apply online and appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review.
It said it took the step to provide more efficient customer service and promote legitimate travel and will continue to facilitate applications of established travelers to the best of its ability.