US Visa Fees in Nigeria

All individuals applying for a visa, including children, needs to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee, which is also known as MRV fee, before applying for the nonimmigrant visa. Even if a visa is not approved, the visa application fee must be paid. The visa fee required to be paid depends on the type of visa for which you apply. Depending on your type of visa class, visa applicants will pay either $160, $190 or $265 at GT Bank.
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All individuals applying for a visa, including children, needs to pay a non-refundable, non-transferable visa application fee, which is also known as MRV fee, before applying for the nonimmigrant visa. Even if a visa is not approved, the visa application fee must be paid. The visa fee required to be paid depends on the type of visa for which you apply. Depending on your type of visa class, visa applicants will pay either $160, $190 or $265 at GT Bank. 

Payment Information

Payments are made using local currency. The fee is paid at any GTBank branch or, you can pay online if you are an account holder at GTBank.

Restrictions

The visa fee is non-refundable and it cannot be transferred to another person. A receipt is issued to the applicant after payment has been made. This receipt is usually valid for one year from the date of payment and allows the applicant schedule his/her interview at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate General. The appointment for the interview must be scheduled while the receipt is valid, which means that the interview must be booked within one year of paying the application fee. If the schedule is not done within a year of payment the receipt will expire, which means you will not be able to schedule an interview, and the fee must be paid again to begin the process again.

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts

The application fees are shown below and apply to one visa application. The fee for the most common nonimmigrant visa type is $160 which includes tourist, business, student and exchange visas. Petition-based visas, such as work and religious visas, are $190. K visas cost $240 and the fee amount for E visas is $205. visa fees for K applicants will be paid at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos on the date of your appointment. The tables below are the list of visa types and fee amounts.

Exchange Rate

Consular Exchange Rate:

195.00 NGN = 1 USD

Expiration Date:

30/12/2016

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Fee Class

Fee Amount (USD)

Fee Amount (NGN)

Visa Type

Description

$160

31200.00

B

Business/Tourist

$160

31200.00

C-1

Transit

$160

31200.00

D

Ship/Airline Crew

$160

31200.00

F

Student (academic)

$160

31200.00

I

Journalist and Media

$160

31200.00

J

Exchange Visitors

$160

31200.00

M

Student (vocational)

$160

31200.00

T

Victim of Human Trafficking

$160

31200.00

TN/TD

NAFTA Professionals

$160

31200.00

U

Victim of Criminal Activity

$190

37050.00

H

Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees

$190

37050.00

L

Intracompany Transferees

$190

37050.00

O

Persons with Extraordinary Ability

$190

37050.00

P

Athletes. Artists & Entertainers

$190

37050.00

Q

International Cultural Exchange

$190

37050.00

R

Religious Worker

$265

51675.00

K

Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen

$205

39975.00

E

Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty

           

 

Visa Types and Application Fee Amounts - Sorted by Visa Type

Visa Type

Description

Fee Amount (USD)

Fee Amount (NGN)

B

Business/Tourist

$160

31200.00

C-1

Transit

$160

31200.00

D

Ship/Airline Crew

$160

31200.00

E

Treaty Trader/Investor, Australian Professional Specialty

$205

39975.00

F

Student (academic)

$160

31200.00

H

Temporary/Seasonal Workers and Employment, Trainees

$190

37050.00

I

Journalist and Media

$160

31200.00

J

Exchange Visitor

$160

31200.00

K

Fiancé(e) or Spouse of U.S. Citizen

$265

51675.00

L

Intracompany Transferees

$190

37050.00

M

Student (vocational)

$160

31200.00

O

Persons with Extraordinary Ability

$190

37050.00

P

Athletes. Artists & Entertainers

$190

37050.00

Q

International Cultural Exchange

$190

37050.00

R

Religious Worker

$190

37050.00

T

Victim of Human Trafficking

$160

31200.00

TN/TD

NAFTA Professionals

$160

31200.00

U

Victim of Criminal Activity

$160

31200.00

Visa Types and Conditions with No Fee Required

  • Applicants for A, G, C-2, C-3, NATO, and diplomatic visas (as defined in 22 CFR 41.26)
  • Applicants holding J visas and taking part in specific official U.S. Government-sponsored educational and cultural exchanges
  • Replacement of a machine-readable visa when the original visa was not properly affixed or the visa is to be reissued which is no fault of the applicant
  • Applicants exempted by international agreement, which includes members and staff of an observer mission to United Nations Headquarters recognized by the UN General Assembly, and their immediate families
  • Applicants traveling for charitable services
  • U.S. Government employees traveling on official business
  • A parent, sibling, spouse or child of a U.S. Government employee who was killed during duty who is traveling to attend the employee's funeral and/or burial; or a parent, sibling, spouse, son or daughter of a U.S. Government employee critically injured on duty for visitation during emergency treatment and recovery

Other Fees

  • If the principal applicant is applying for an L-1 visa under the blanket L visa petition, the principal applicant must pay a $500 fraud prevention and detection fee during their interview in the embassy. The fee must be paid each time a new I-129-S is submitted. The principal applicant might be required to pay a higher $2,250.00 border security act fee if this is indicated on the I-129.

The U.S. petitioner pays the Fraud Prevention and Detection Fee for L, H-1B, and H-2B petitions when the petition is filed with USCIS.

 

NOTE: Updated 14 May 2015. Please check the US Embassy Website for updated Visa Fee.