Dropbox: See Conditions for No-Interview Visa Renewal
The United States says it has resumed the Dropbox visa application for Nigerians.
It has however listed the conditions for eligibility to the service.
In a statement on Tuesday, the US Embassy said the conditions for the no-interview visa renewal is if the application is for a B1/B2, F, M, J (academic only), H, L or C1/D (combined only) visa, and if the applicant meets the following criteria.
Other conditions are:
- Your previous visa was issued in Nigeria;
- Your previous visa is in the same classification as your current application;
- Your previous visa was a full validity, multiple entry visa;
Your previous visa expired within the last 24 months or will expire in the next 3 months from the date of application;
- You have all your passports covering the entire period since receiving the previous visa and the passport with the most recent visa;
- You have never been arrested or convicted of any crime or offense in the United States, even if you later received a waiver or pardon; and
- You have never worked without authorization or remained beyond your permitted time in the United States.
The Embassy advised applicants to visit https://ng.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/ for further information.
“If you are qualified based on the above criteria, visit https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng to start your application.
“Please note that processing times for the program are expected to be up to two months and you will not be able to retrieve your passport during that time.
“Each applicant must individually meet the criteria; minors can apply without an interview only if they meet the eligibility criteria on their own,” the statement read.
For applicants with a life-or-death emergency, the US Embassy said they may request an expedited, in-person interview. “However, to accommodate No-Interview Visa Renewals, appointments will be very limited.”
“Business travel, conferences, weddings, and graduations are not considered emergencies. If you have an emergency and need to travel immediately, please follow the guidance provided at https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng or +234-1-227-8955 to request an emergency appointment,” the Embassy noted.
The Embassy noted that third parties unaffiliated with the U.S. Embassy Abuja and Consulate General Lagos may seek to take advantage of various visa services to target visa applicants with fraudulent offers or claims.
Hence, it cautioned that applicants should fill out their own forms and make their appointments themselves via the official websites. “As future opportunities for Interview Waiver appointments become available, they will be communicated via our website.”
“Remember to rely on information only from genuine sources: https://travel.state.gov, https://ng.usembassy.gov/visas/, and https://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng. Avoid becoming the victim of a scam!” the Embassy warned.
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