The United States has cancelled reciprocity fee imposed on Nigerian applicants last year.
The new rate will be effective from Thursday, December 3, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“The ministry of foreign affairs wishes to inform that the United States government has removed all visa reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens seeking visas to the United States,” spokesman for the ministry, Ferdinand Nwonye, said in a statement.
He added: “The positive development is in line with the removal of excess visa application, processing and biometric fees for United States citizens applying for Nigerian visas by the Nigerian government.
“The United States government has therefore eliminated reciprocity fees for Nigerian citizens with effect from December 3, 2020.”
The US embassy however, in Abuja said reciprocity fees paid prior to December 3, 2020 are not refundable.