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Nigeria, Brazil, China Listed as Priority Nations for U.S. Visa Applications
Wednesday, 5 September 2012
Nigeria, Brazil and China have been listed as priority nations for U.S. Visa applications, according to a statement by Mrs Patty Neary, a consular officer, on August 29, 2012.
Talking to newsmen in Abuja at the U.S Embassy weekly briefing, Mrs Neary released that more than 40,000 U.S visa applications had so far been processed in Nigeria this year.
Neary added that the visa applications increased by 11 percent over the 2011 fiscal year, in which 75 percent were for tourist visas, while 25 per cent accounted for student, business and official visas.
Mrs Neary advised applicants to plan ahead while preparing for a trip, in view of the six months wait time to process visas. In particular students should apply 120 days before the beginning of their studies.
"Our goal is that every qualified student visa applicant is able to begin his or her programme of study on time," she added.
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