Nigerians Denied US Visa During Trump Administration Can Now Re-Apply For Free
The US State Department has said most US visa candidates, who were denied due to previous President Donald Trump’s movement restriction on 13 for the most part Muslim-countries and African nations, can look for new choices or submit new applications.
President Joe Biden toppled Trump’s movement prohibition on his first day in office, Jan 20.
On Monday, March 8, the US State Department representative, Ned Price, said candidates who were declined visas before Jan. 20, 2020, should submit new applications and pay another application charge.
The individuals who were denied on or after Jan. 20, 2020, may look for reevaluation without re-presenting their applications and don’t need to pay extra expenses, Price said in a Reuters report.
In any case, Price said that the individuals who were chosen in the diversity visa lottery during the Trump administration that are yet to be given visas in the event that they haven’t gotten them as of now, in light of the fact that “the cutoff times for visa issuance in those financial years have lapsed.” That implies they are qualified for the diversity visa lottery. The diversity visa lottery expects to acknowledge candidates from countries with truly low paces of movement to the United States.
Since December 2017, in excess of 41,000 individuals were denied entry into the United States due to Trump’s travel ban, as indicated by figures delivered by the State Department last September. There have been different renditions of the ban, with nations added or dropped from the rundown. The nations included toward the finish of Trump’s administration were Eritrea, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Libya, Myanmar, Nigeria, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tanzania, Venezuela, and Yemen.