The United States embassy in Abuja and Lagos have shut down indefinitely, this decision will stall alot of visa collections by Nigerians who have applied for tourist, study, business visas, immigrant visas or any other travel document.
The US embassy in Nigeria said in a Facebook post that the development was caused by the government shutdown in the US.
The statement released read; “Due to the current US government shutdown, the American centres located in the embassy, Abuja and Consulate-General, Lagos are unfortunately closed. They will re-open once the US government shutdown is resolved. Sorry for any inconvenience to our valued patrons.”
The embassy charges N57, 600 in visa fees which is non-refundable. However, it was not clear whether any concessions would be made to applicants since the development was no fault of theirs.
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