U.S. Embassy in Abuja has denied blocking appointment dates for visa interview of Nigerians seeking to travel to their country.
The Public Affairs Department of the Embassy made this known in response to a question by a correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday.
The embassy said,: “There has been no block on visa interviews. There are interview appointment opportunities available,”it said.
Visa interview is intended for a more in-depth communication between the applicant and the representative of a diplomatic office.
A citizen of a foreign country who wishes to enter the U.S. is expected to first obtain a visa. The visa could either be a non-immigrant visa for temporary stay or an immigrant visa for permanent residence.
Citizens of qualified countries may also be able to visit the U.S. without a visa under the Visa Waiver Programme.
Some social media platforms had reported that Nigerians who applied for U.S visa could not get interviews appointments.
They accused the U.S Embassy that after payment for visa, applicants were informed through their website that no available date.