US Increases Business/Tourist Visa Validity to 5 Years for Nigerians
The United States government has announced an increase in the validity of tourist visas for visitors from certain countries, including Nigeria. The B1/B2 nonimmigrant visas, which were previously valid for two years, will now be valid for five years. The new policy provides more flexibility for a traveler, allowing them to visit the US more frequently without having to renew their visas as often. It also allows for longer stays of up to six months per visit.
Here’s what the increase in tourist visa validity means for Nigerians:
- As a Nigerian, if you want to visit or do business in the United States, you won’t have to renew your visa as often now that the validity period is longer. This makes it easier to plan trips and may lower the cost of visa applications.
- You will now be able to stay in the U.S. for up to six months per visit, instead of the previous limit of three months.
- You can also now attend longer-term (non degree) courses in the US, which can lead to new educational and professional opportunities.
- This also means you can save money on visa fees by not having to renew your visa as frequently.
- You also don’t have to pay any extra fee for the increase in validity as the price remains $160.