A New Bank for U.S. Visa Fees
February 23, 2011 - Beginning on March 1, 2011, the fee collection point in Nigeria for U.S. non-immigrant visas will shift from the United Bank for Africa (UBA) to the Guaranty Trust Bank (GT Bank). All persons wishing to make a new interview appointment for a non-immigrant visa application will need to pay the visa fee at a branch of GT Bank beginning in March.
However, applicants who have already scheduled appointments for March or April with the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos must pay the $140 visa application fee at a UBA branch no later than February 28, 2011.
Visa fee collection services will no longer be available at UBA after February 28, 2011. To avoid any confusion or delays on the date of the previously scheduled interview, applicants should make every effort to pay the visa fee at a UBA branch by February 28, 2011.
The shift to GT Bank is the result of an ongoing realignment of contracts between the U.S. Department of State and the companies which provide visa appointment services.
Please Note: Only the location for non-immigrant visa fee collection and the non-immigrant visa appointment system are changing. All other requirements relating to eligibility and documentation for U.S. non-immigrant visas remain unchanged.
Information about the new visa fee collection sites and about applying for a U.S. non-immigrant visa are currently available on the U.S. Mission to Nigeria website http://nigeria.usembassy.gov and after March 1st, on the new U.S. visa appointment website http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng.