The Nigerian government has protested the suspension of dropbox visa for Nigerians renewing their visa in America. .
The federal government has engaged the United States government over the recent suspension of dropbox visa for Nigerians visiting America. .
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed this on Tuesday during an interactive session with the Diplomatic Correspondents on his stewardship.
Onyeama noted that migrant decisions taken by some countries were as a result of negative perceptions about few Nigerians who do not obey the laws of other countries. “And a lot of it is that they released statistics to show that 10 per cent of people who overstayed their visas globally are Nigerians. .
Those who do not obey the rule of other countries’ have more negative impact on those who obeyed. “The issue of those who overstayed their visa is a real issue. We have engaged with the US government over it. We are just trying to work through them and they are looking at various alternatives and solutions and to make less difficult for genuine visitors and the like. .
Things like you have to have guarantor or surety and the like all those things are what they are trying to apply to really address this prickly issue,” he said. .
“We are doing what we can they (U.S. Embassy) told me that notwithstanding the suspension of dropbox mechanism that there would be an expedited interview for certain people. “And that there would be that flexibility to request for interview that might make it easier for those seeking visa,” he said.