BREAKING: US Embassy Suspends ‘Drop Box’ Visa Issuance

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The American Embassy in Nigeria has suspended the use of dropbox by applicants seeking to acquire visa to the United States.

In a notice by the Embassy, it was stated that the suspension of the waiver Drop Box application process takes effect from May 14th, 2019, The Cable reports.

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The statement, however, directed all applicants to schedule regular appointments until further notice.

“The Embassy and Consulate of the United States in Nigeria has suspended the interview waiver ‘Drop Box’ application process effective May 14, 2019,” it reads.

This means that applicants attempting to renew their visas must now attend visa interviews like first timers.

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Recall that the US President, Donald Trump last month issued a presidential memo declaring that visa overstay rates are “unacceptably high,” calling it a “widespread problem.”

Trump reportedly gave the State Department four months to consult with Homeland Security officials and Attorney General William Barr to recommend sanctions, which he said could include suspending or limiting visas for those countries to slow the trend.

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