||(234)-1-261-5697 or (234)-1-261-5699
In case no one picks up any of the first set of numbers, try:
(234) 1 460 3400
||lagosIV@state.gov for immigrant visas
||2, Walter Carrington Crescent
||7:00am - 4:00pm Monday through Thursday. 7:00am-1:00pm Friday
Best Contact Method:
||First--email; autoresponses within an hour then will take 2-3 days to reply
Second-- Visit information booth at the consulate.
Third--Call, however you rarely get through by calling.
Email or visit is best.
Approx Waiting Time for Interview After Consulate Recieves
||Can take 1 to 3 months. Once you pay the 39600 naira visa fee in a GTB Bank,you can go online to schedule an appointment at www.ustraveldocs.com
You can get the forms online at http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visa_forms.html
No need to go to the consulate to pick up forms.
Download forms if unexpired or get current versions of same forms.
Email LagosIV@state.gov for your interview date.
(This applies only to K1 Visa seekers. IR1/CR1 are handled through NVC)
Issues Packet 3?
Packet 3 Contains:
||DS-160 (Available Online)
The new DS-160 Online, Nonimmigrant Visa Electronic Application, will eventually replace current nonimmigrant application forms DS-156, 157, 158, and other related forms, such as the DS-156E, 156K, and 156V.
I-134 - Affidavit of Support
Police Report request letter (Can be downloaded from the Department of State website at: http://bit.do/lagospolicereport)
Applicants must also submit some or all of the following, as noted:
(For all applicants) An international passport valid for at least six months beyond the intended period of stay in the United States. Please note that the passport must have current and accurate biographic information and should have no observations. There should be no titles in the surname or given name fields of the passport.
(For all applicants) A barcoded confirmation page for the DS-160 online nonimmigrant visa application form. The confirmation page can be obtained only after applicants complete and submit the DS-160 over the Internet. Applicants should answer all questions completely and digitally sign the DS-160 before submission. The DS-160 and instructions for completing it can be found on the Consular Electronic Application Center at https://ceac.state.gov/GENNIV
(For all applicants) Two passport (5cm x 5cm) photographs with full face forward against a white background taken within the last six months. Hair must not cover the ears. No photos with dark glasses or non-religious, tribal, or chieftaincy head covering will be permitted.
(For all applicants) Appointment confirmation letter from CGI website (http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng ).
(For all applicants) Visa application fee receipt from GT Bank.
Issues Packet 4?
Packet 4 Contents (if known):
||Interview date Notification letter for IR1/CR1 will come issued by NVC.
Forms to Consulate?
||None, they should all be brought to the interview. This applies only to K1 Visa seekers.
All IR1.CR1 you submitted documents already through NVC and your case-file will be forwarded to Consulate in time for interview.
Other Forms (if any)?
Three passport photos
Medical report & Xray
Packet 3 forms.
Interview notification letter.
Direct Consular Filing Offered?
If DCF Allowed: For all or only US citizen lawfully resident in country?
Can fiance(e)/spouse attend interview?
Visa fee payment "same day" or "in advance"?
Did embassy schedule interview or could you walk-in?
Visa issued same day?
If not what's the waiting period?
||Couple days to sometimes a week, depending on the situation.
VISA PICK UP LOCATION:-
VF Global Services Nigeria Ltd,
Block 94, Plot 23, Providence Street,
Lekki scheme 1, Lagos - Nigeria.
Helpline no.: 01- 951 5183
Working hours are from 0800 to 1230 hrs; 1330 to 1600 hrs.
Monday To Friday except declared Nigerian and U.S. Holidays
Is the Medical exam same day as interview?
||Prior to Interview
Cost of Medical Exam?
||The price could range from 110,000 naira to 130,000 depending on the shots needed to be taken
They are requesting 6 passport photographs.
List of doctors?
Dr. Alexandra Ange
The Consultants Practice
The Children’s Practice
25 Raymond Njoku
Tel: 01-893-0723 or 01-461-1941
Dr. Funmi Alakija
Q-Life Family Clinic
Plot 155A Prince Ade Odedina
Off Ajose Adegun
Victoria Island Annexe
Cell: +234-8113975433 or
Dr. Aden Guliye
Migration Health Assessment Centre
International Organization for Migration
No. 4, Buchanan Close
Off Buchanan Crescent and off Aminu Kano
Wuse II, Abuja-FCT
Tel: +234(0)8072191122, 080 9573 7898,
or 080 8522 1427
**Five (5) recently taken passport-sized color photographs**
How many Passport Photo's Required for the medical?
How many Passport Photo's Required at the interview?
Estimated waiting time at the consulate on the day of interview?
||Varies from 2 to 7 hrs.
||All vaccination type required.
**Also note if you do get the HEP A & B shots you do not have to take the 2nd or 3rd round. The shot is optional for people 18-64.
If you choose to get the shot you can take the next round in the US when you get there. And no they will not withhold your results or deny your Visa because you didn't get a HEP shot.
All immigrant visa applicants, regardless of age, require a medical examination prior to the issuance of a visa. Only a physician accredited by the U.S. Consulate General can perform this exam. It is your responsibility to schedule a medical exam with one of the doctors listed below before your visa interview appointment at the U.S. Consulate General. Medical examination results from other physicians will not be accepted.
Items to bring to your medical examination You should bring the following items to your medical exam:
• Your visa interview appointment letter
• Your passport
• Five (5) recently taken passport-sized color photographs
• A copy of your immunization records
Please allow at least 14 days to complete the medical examination process from start to finish. Make sure that you do not book your exam more than three (3) months before your scheduled immigrant visa interview at the consulate. You must pay all medical examination fees, including x-ray and blood test fees, directly to the examining physician.
During the Medical Exam
The medical examination will include a medical history review, physical exam, chest X-ray, gonorrhea test, and blood test (for applicants 15 years of age or older). The United States also requires tuberculosis (TB) testing for all applicants two years of age and older. Be prepared to discuss your medical history, medications you are taking, and current treatments you are undergoing.
U.S. immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations prior to the issuance of a visa.
After the medical exam
When your examination is completed, the doctor will provide you with exam results in a sealed envelope. DO NOT OPEN THIS ENVELOPE. Instead, bring it to your visa interview. Any x-rays taken will be given to you. You DO NOT need to bring the x-rays to your visa interview unless you suffer from tuberculosis (TB). However, you must carry the x-rays with you when you travel to the United States for the first time. The medical report must be less than six months old when you enter the United States as an immigrant.
Cheap and good hotels near the Consulate?
||There are many nearby to choose from. Many nearby that cost from N10,000 and up.
Also there's a parking lot park at the end of the street. If your significant other comes to interview they can stand with the queue under the canopy or by the street directly across from Embassy.
**No phones allowed outside of embassy. They see you using them whether yo are talking, texting they will take it from you. And please don't even try to take a picture.**
Visa fee, paid at the consulate: $240 USD (applies only to K1 Visa seekers)
The following items are not permitted on the premises of the United States Embassy or Consulate:
Weapons of any kind or size, sharp metal or glass objects, razor blades, liquids, bottles, powdery substances, umbrellas and electronic or battery-operated equipment (including cell phones, radios, tape recorders, cameras, personal digital assistants, computers). If you have any of these items, you will not be permitted to enter the facility.
IR1/CR1 DO NOT forget to pay the $220 Immigration Fee (also known as the Green Card production card). This can be paid before you leave Nigeria or after you get to US.
Pay here. Click on "Pay Immigration fee" that's to the left side of page.