US unveils new visa processing for Nigeria.

The United States (US) Embassy in Nigeria has announced the opening of its new DHL Document Collection Centre in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Making the announcement on Tuesday, the Embassay said applicants who are interviewed in Lagos or Abuja can now choose to pick up their passports in Port Harcourt, in addition to existing facilities in Abuja and Lagos.

It also said applicants can submit their passports to the Port Harcourt collection centre as part of the U.S. Mission to Nigeria’s drop box renewal programme.

The embassy, however, informed that passport collection via the centre in Port Harcourt will take one additional day, adding that individuals whose visa applications are approved can expect their passports within four days while drop box applicants can expect their passports within 7-10 days.

It also stated that effective from 1 December, 2014, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria would require that the DS-160 non-immigrant visa application confirmation number used to schedule visa interviews match the application confirmation page that is brought to the interview.

Applicants who do not meet the criterion will not be interviewed and will have to purchase a new fee receipt to book another appointment, the Embassy warned.