Nigerians can renew their US student visa without an interview

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The U.S. Consulate General’s Press Office and Public Affairs Section released a statement titled “No-Interview Student Visa Renewals Available Now”.

According to the U.S. Consulate General in Nigeria, Nigerians currently studying in the United States on an F1 or academic J1 visa may be qualified to renew their student visas without having to go through an interview when they return to Nigeria over the holiday.

This information was revealed in a statement headlined “No-Interview Student Visa Renewals Available Now” released Wednesday by the Press Office, Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Consulate General.

Nigerians can renew their US student visa without an interview
Credit: Official website


To qualify for this procedure, you must be physically in Nigeria, renewing a student visa that is still valid or has expired within the past 24 months, and renewing your visa either to: 

  • continue participation in the same major course of study even if at a different institution; or 
  • attend the same institution even if in a different major course of study,” according to the U.S. Consulate in Nigeria.

Scheduled applicants who meet the requirements for the no-interview student visa renewal listed above may cancel their appointments and reapply at the link available on the official website of the US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria. Yet, the candidates will be questioned to determine their eligibility for the student renewal programme throughout the rescheduling procedure. The candidates will also receive information on how to submit the application through the document delivery centre.

The candidates are also asked not to cancel their appointments if they are not eligible for a no-interview student visa renewal.

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