Eniola Akinkuotu, Abuja
America Embassy in Nigeria says opposite to in model beliefs, its visa officers will no longer be persistently entirely overjoyed denying the visa purposes of Nigerians.
The embassy therefore asked Nigerians to tune genuine into a are residing Fb talk at 2 pm on Wednesday.
A Fb put up read in allotment, “Contrary to in model belief, visa officers model no longer revel in handing any individual the 214b refusal letter.
“Proof: Visa Officers will be are residing on Fb to talk about one of the well-known crucial usually misunderstood questions about the DS 160 and motivate you to to augment your subsequent utility.”
On the other hand, over 200 Nigerians disagreed in the observation allotment of the embassy’s Fb page.
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Adaobi Emmanuella Njoku wrote, “Contrary to what you supreme posted, I contain and take into consideration they if truth be told model revel in it because they act savor they heed all of it and tranquil terminate up giving visas to folks with out genuine intentions.
“I will’t watch for Wednesday to advance because I contain already ready my questions. They're going to display veil to me how it is miles conceivable to vow a person visa three instances with three varied reasons at varied instances when the create was as soon as crammed precisely the identical and for the identical motive: for a medical day out to help keep one’s child. I will’t watch for Wednesday.”
Menuba Esther Amaka also wrote, “Why is the utility charge non-refundable? That’s what's bordering me.”
One other Fb user, Akufai Valentine Jonah, recalled how he was as soon as denied a visa no topic acquiring a scholarship in 2013.
He also expressed disapproval with the means the consular officer spoke to him.
Jonah wrote, “I had a gruesome ride in 2013. I got a scholarship to wait on a convention in Denver however was as soon as denied a visa. I was as soon as no longer offended because I was as soon as denied a visa. I was as soon as offended with the model of the disrespect from the consular officer.
“Imagine giving one which refusal letter and that you just would possibly perchance even be told ‘off you streak’ with out any tangible clarification, after studying the letter, it states that I don’t contain proper ties to my country both through being married, neither model I contain a job and succor then I veteran to work with an NGO and it was as soon as clearly stated in my utility. I contain forgotten the third excuse.
“I supreme laughed and left, I know folks who are single then and are tranquil single this day that contain got US visas. I know folks who haven't any job however contain got a US visa, I know folks who had zero paddle files however had been granted US visa. Since that episode, I contain below no conditions ever applied for a US visa because I don’t contain any industry there for now.”
ThePUNCHhad reported final 12 months how the US denies a whole bunch of Nigerians visas on a every single day basis and the diagram the embassy generates N57m from Nigerians.
Following the yelp, the Dwelling of Representatives launched a probe into the topic in unhurried 2018.
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