Traveling to the United States from Nigeria is very easy when you follow proper channel. We prepare this article to expose to you all you need to know about Family Visa to USA from Nigeria and the application guidelines.
Types of Family Visa to USA
There are basically two types of family visas one you can apply for if you want to travel to USA with members of your family.
- immediate relatives and
- family preference.
The immediate relatives is type of family visa that is based on a close family relationship with a U.S. citizen, such as a spouse, child or parent. The number of immigrants under the immediate family visa is not limited each fiscal year.
On the other hand, the family preference visa is for specific, more distant, family relationships with a U.S. citizen and some specified relationships with a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) in the United States. The number of immigrants under this type of visa is limited each fiscal year.
The two of family visa are regulated by the United States immigration law, particularly by the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
To apply for any family visa to USA from Nigeria, you must follow the steps on the U.S. Immigrant Visa Process. Upon completing those steps, review the instructions given to you by the National Visa Center (NVC), along with the information presented on the, for further guidance and instructions.
After making your application online you will be given a date and time for visa interview.
Required Documents for Application and Interview
You must get the following documents ready before making your family visa application.
- Biographic Data Questionnaire (DS-260)
- Valid Nigerian Passport
- Documentation of Marriages and Divorces
- Affidavit of Support and Tax Documents
- Birth Certificates
- Medical Report
- Passport-Size Photos (2 )
- Police Report
Your Visa Interview
Ensure that you have those documents listed above on your day of interview. All applicants over the age of 14 will have their fingerprints taken at the interview. An accompanying adult will submit their own fingerprints in lieu of those for minor children under the age of 14.
After the interview, if your visa is approved, the Consular officer will provide you with instructions on how to pick up your visa. You are required to create a profile on www.ustraveldocs.com/ng in order to receive information on the status of your visa.
However, if your visa application is denied, you will be informed by the consular officer stating why your visa is denied.
If successful, you are to collect your family visa to USA from Nigeria at:
GSS Document Collection Center
DHL. Plot 230 Muri Okunola Street
Victoria Island, Lagos.
Related: USA Visa Application in Nigeria.