The United States embassy in Nigeria suspended interview waiver for those renewing visas in the country on Tuesday.
“The Embassy and Consulate of the United States in Nigeria has suspended the interview waiver ‘Drop Box’ application process effective May 14, 2019,” US embassy said on its Visa Application platform.
The Interview Waiver Program (IWP), also called the Visa Interview Waiver Program, is a program overseen by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs of which, under some circumstances, interview requirements can be relinquished for some non-settler visa applicants.
This suspension will now aid Nigerians to attend visa interviews like first timers when they attempt to renew their visas.
Prior to the policy suspension, it was possible for Nigerians who wish to renew their existing or expired visa to apply for a renewal online, via the visa drop box service.
The process includes posting your documents to the US visa service centre in the country, and receiving your visa outcome and passport without physical interview.