How to Renew a US Visa in Nigeria / Dropbox Locations in Nigeria

How to Renew a US Visa in Nigeria

How to Renew a US Visa in Nigeria / Dropbox Locations in Nigeria

How to Renew a US Visa in Nigeria – Do you have a US visa that is due to expire soon and you have no idea how to do your visa renewal? In this article, we are going to give you a step by step guide on how to renew a US visa in Nigeria.

You should know that the United States of America offers an interview wavier program also known as dropbox. In this program a specific class of visa applicants who have previously been issued U.S visas can have their visas renewed without attending an interview at the US embassy. This is to say that thoses applicants will not have to be cross examined or interrogated by a visa consular  to have their US visa renewed. This is not to say that there are no requirements/ prerequisites to having your US visa renewed. Here is a list of factors that will make your visa renewal application either a success or a failure.

You can also read: How to Apply for US Visa in Nigeria

You must be applying to renew a US visa under the following visa categories;

  • B1 /B2 visa
  • F and M visa
  • J visa
  • L visa
  • H visa

For a B1/B2 visa holder to qualify for the dropbox (interview waiver program) in Nigeria. S/he must:

  • Be a Nigerian passport holder. If you are not a Nigerian citizen, then you must be resident in Nigeria and your last US visa was issued in Nigeria.
  • Show that your last US visa interview resulted to you being issued a visa
  • That you were issued a 2 year B1/B2 US visa in your last interview.
  • That the US visa that you want to renew expired between 1 – 12 months before your request for reissuance. For example, if your US visa expired on the 12th of June 2017, you have till May 2018 to use the dropbox program to renew your passport.
  • You must be at least 14 years of age the last time you were issued a US visa or that you will still be under 14 years at the time you were requesting for a visa renewal. Is this confusing? Let me explain: If you were 13 years when your first US visa was issued and now 15 years when your visa expires, you shouldn’t use the dropbox (interview wavier program)
  • You should have not been arrested by any law enforcement agency during your stay in the United States.
  • You must be applying to renew a B1/B2 visa.

For an F or M visa holder to qualify for a dropbox in Nigeria. S/he must

  • Be a Nigerian passport holder or have permanent residence in Nigeria and his/her previous US visa was issued in Nigeria.
  • Your last F or M visa interview at the US embassy resulted in an issuance of visa
  • That your F or M visa expired not more than 1 – 12 months prior to application for reissuance.
  • You must be continuing the same program of which the original visa was issued. For example:
  • If you are continuing in a degree, even if you have changed schools
  • If you are continuing in the same institution but have changed your degree or subject of study.
  • You must submit an endorsed I-20 with your visa renewal application.
  • You should submit a current transcript with the application
  • You must be at least 14 years of age the last time you were issued a US visa or that you will still be under 14 years at the time you were requesting for a visa renewal.
  • You should have not been arrested by any law enforcement agency during your stay in the United States.
  • You must be applying to renew an F or M visa.

For a J visa holder to qualify for dropbox in Nigeria.

  • The applicant must be a Nigerian or permanently resides in Nigeria. And the previously issued US visa must have been issued at the US embassy in Nigeria.
  • Your last J visa interview at the US embassy resulted in an issuance of visa.
  • That your J visa expired not more than 1 – 12 months prior to application for reissuance.
  • Make sure that your Student and Exchange Information System (SEVIS) number has not changed at from the time you were previously issued a visa.
  • You must be at least 14 years of age the last time you were issued a US visa or that you will still be under 14 years at the time you were requesting for a visa renewal.
  • You should have not been arrested by any law enforcement agency during your stay in the United States.

 For a H visa holder to qualify for dropbox in Nigeria.

  • The applicant must be a Nigerian or permanently resides in Nigeria. And the previously issued US visa must have been issued at the US embassy in Nigeria.
  • Your last J visa interview at the US embassy resulted in an issuance of visa.
  • That your J visa expired not more than 1 – 12 months prior to application for reissuance.
  • The same petition is provided that was used in the previous visa application.
  • You should submit along with your visa renewal application receipts showing payment of all necessary fees.
  • You must be at least 14 years of age the last time you were issued a US visa or that you will still be under 14 years at the time you were requesting for a visa renewal.
  • You should have not been arrested by any law enforcement agency during your stay in the United States.
  • You must be applying to renew a H visa.

You are not qualified for a U.S visa renewal if:

You never had a US visa to start with.

Your US visa has expired for more than 12 months.

Your previous visa was revoked or canceled.

You intend to apply for a different visa category to the one you were previously approved for. For example if you had a B1/B2 visa but now you want to apply for an F1 visa , you will need to apply for the visa the regular way.

US Visa Dropbox Location in Nigeria

Abuja Location(s)

DHL Office
63 Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent
Wuse 11
Abuja

Lagos Location(s)
Isolo Office

DHL House
New Airport road junction
Apapa Oshodi Express way

Victoria Island Office

DHL Office
Plot 230 Muri Okunola Street

Kaduna Location(s)

DHL Office
16 Ahmadu Bello Way, Kaduna

Rivers State Location(s)

DHL Office
GSS Document Collection Center
82 Trans Amadi – Ellah Estate, by Bewac Junction
Port Harcourt.

Edo State Location(s)

DHL Office
62 Airport Road
Benin City, Benin

Final Note

If you do not meet these requirements, you should schedule a regular visa appointment to ensure that you receive the earliest visa appointment available.

If you have your family members traveling with you, make sure that they also meet with the criteria for the drop box program.

If you need assistance renewing your US visa in Nigeria. You can also contact us on 07033378184 or via email: assist@travelvisa.ng. Our services include the following:

  • Filling out your DS 160 form.
  • Filling out your drop box form.
  • Paying your visa fee.

You Can also Get Our U.S Renewal Visa Guide Right Away

You can get instant access to the digital version of the “U.S Renewal Visa Guide” within the next 10 minutes and use it to start and finish your renewal process

renew us visa in nigeria

The price of the guide is N10,000

If you think N10,000 is too much for this information, compare that to the hefty fees that agents charge to help you renew your U.S visa. To get the guide, make payment to:

BANK NAME: FIRST BANK PLC

ACCOUNT NAME:  CHIBUZOR TOCHI ONYEMENAM

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 3066880122

After paying the sum of N10,000 into our bank accounts, send the below details to our Phone: 07033378184

Your name / Depositors Name

Title of Guide (i.e. U.S. visa Renewal Guide)

Your Email Address

We will send the complete guide to your email 10 mins after payment. For inquiries, call us on 07033378184. Thank you

We will be glad to help!

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117 Comments

  1. I recently completed DS 120 forms for my spouse and I.I went on to schedule appointment but I was have difficulty adding my spouse to the appointment.I kept getting the message ” cannot add applicant because all or some of the information you have entered belongs to another person” Could it be our surname?….I checked severally but could not tell what the issue was…Meanwhile, it is a visa renewal..we have traveled together before.Please advise on what I need to do in order to schedule an appointment together.

    1. I recently completed DS 120 forms for my spouse and I.I went on to schedule appointment but I was have difficulty adding my spouse to the appointment.I kept getting the message ” cannot add applicant because all or some of the information you have entered belongs to another person”
      Do I need to schedule an appointment even when we are doing drop box?
      Where do I fill the Dropbox forms?

      Please advise me on how to go about it.
      Thanks

  2. I still pay hospital bills installments every month. Will this affect my renewal? .. kindly note I have a zero balance on doctors fee and delivery but my baby stayed in d NICU for weeks which was on d high side and we pay every month..

  3. My B1/B2 visa recently expired 11th of January 2018. The visa was for me, my wife and my 3years old son. I need to know if we will schedule and appointment or use the dropbox method to renew the b1/b2 visa?

  4. Hello i need help on feeling form for renewal. The question is will i re enter all the information i filled in my ds160 when i was applying for visa again for renewal. Secondly have change or stopped working in the company i was working before. What do i do

    1. Most of the questions are mandatory fills.without filling the info required,you can’t even proceed to the next step.

    1. The fact that the issued visa was unused may need some explaining and you have to give really strong reasons why you did not use it cos there might think it was money related and be reluctant to reissue.

  5. I am unable to upload my passport photo on my DS-160 visa renewal application form. How do I get the photo uploaded or can I take it along for submission on my interview date. Thanks

    1. Don’t scan the hard copy.get the soft copy from your photo graphed,reduce to about 64 kb and upload.this should work cos I just had same issue.

  6. My visa is B1/B2 issued to me in 2016 July. I traveled last year and stayed a month summer vacation. Visa is billed to expire this year 2018 in July coincidentally about the time I plan to travel for holidays this year with my family. Can I start the process of renewal before the expiration date in July so that I can get a renewed B1/B2 visa to enable me plan my trip and travel for this summer holiday? If yes, how long before the expiration date can start the renewal application and is Drop box applicable in this case?

    1. You can apply for a drop box visa renewal since you were given a 2 years B1/B2 visa. Since its July, you can apply at leat a few weeks before. It normally takes about 14 days to get your passport back they say. I have always gotten my back within 3-5 days.

    2. It depends on when you want to travel. If you will travel 2 weeks or more after the expiry, no problems. Start the process a day after the expiry. Do your Dropbox the next day and in less than a week, you get your renewed visa.
      If you’re traveling before expiry, even 3 days to expiry, it’s still valid. You can stay in US with expired visa as long as you arrive US border when it’s still valid.

    3. Sure you can start now.remember you are reminded by the embassy to even apply early.we are only in march and rt now the earliest available interview date is June 20.you know how it is with the summer thing.you have to fill ur intended date of travel in your ds 160.all there will do is cancel the valid visa without prejudice when the new visa is approved.

    1. Just carry the complete required documents and the receiver at dhl will organise them or tell u in what order to arrange them.

  7. Good day. Pls my visa will be expiring on the 14th March 2018 and am yet to use the visa,if it finally expires can I go for drop box and its my first visa to America. Can I still travel within the time left.thank u.

    1. Myself and my wife have a valid two years visa and we intend getting visa for our children too pls how do we go about it?

  8. Hello, thank you for this informative article. Please i will like to confirm the process for the dropbox application. Do i need to feel the DS160 form again or just the dropbox form? How do i access the dropbox form? I need the procedure. Thank you very much.

  9. Please advise me. My wife’s B1/B2 has expired but still within allowable interval. However, when we tried to check through the log in account created during the initial application, the portal took us directly to a drop box. Upon review we discovered that all the Personal Information were summaried on a page. Does it mean we can go ahead and complete application for renewal by paying the fees and drop passport for a dropbox or DO WE NEED TO DO A NEW AND COMPLETE APPLICATION? Thx. Tobi

  10. Hi, please kindly assist on the way forward on this.my last visa expired April last year 2017, I want to apply for renewal hoping am still qualified for a dropbox, what are the documents I need to submit along with my passport to the USA embassy. do I need an invitation letter from a relative in the USA to apply for a dropbox? will I still fill DS-160 form.
    thanks

    1. You are advised that the dropbox takes about two weeks.in actual fact it comes within two days if there isn’t a weekend in between.but who knows.if you are not required to present any further documentation,you should be good.

  11. Please I am renewing my B1/B2 visa. I intend to travel on the 11th of March and I am doing the drop box tomorrow. Do I need to pay for express or will i get the visa in good time to travel? Is there even an express service for US visa? And how much is it?

    1. You are advised that the dropbox takes about two weeks.in actual fact it comes within two days if there isn’t a weekend in between.but who knows.if you are not required to present any further documentation,you should be good.

  12. Hi, one of my children &I already has valid visiting US visa & i intended to present my other two biological children & two adopted children for visiting US visa for vacation, how do I go about it pls, tnx

  13. Hello, I have a BI/B2 visa that is expiring in May, I have traveled twice with it. I intend to travel in June do i start the renewal or wait till May?

  14. Good day,
    I would like to know if there is an express service to get an appointment for dropping documents for drop box. Trying to get an appointment and the earliest date is about 7 weeks from now . Kindly advice of there is an express service .
    Thank you

  15. Thank you. Is wonderful to know that you can help. The how do I see you? I need to renew this this week Friday. My category of is B1/B2.

  16. My US visa b1 b2 expired since July 2017. Can I renew it through dropbox ? And how much will it cost me to do that.

  17. Hello,

    Please I have a query and I hope you can assist me. I was issued a 3-months B1/B2 visa between October to December 2018. I utilized this visa; traveled to the US for 11 days. This is my first US visa.

    I want to get a renewal sometime soon (maybe summertime). I want to know if I can use drop box or I would need to go in physically for an interview; given that I was only issued a 3months Visa.

    Thanks

  18. Please I need an urgent help here….I stumbled across this site while searching for answers to my present predicament and I believe I will get good answers here…My husband’s visa was cancelled/ Revoked as he was on his way out of the US on the claim that there is evidence he worked while in the US.I am still in the US with the kids having filed for asylum and still in the process as we speak.I would like to state here that I already got a favorable response from the immigration here concerning the asylum application since 2 months ago.But my concern now is what do we do as regards my husband’s cancelled visa.Will he have to re-apply for a new visa considering the fact that the current one has been cancelled/ revoked?And also will his visa cancellation affect the asylum process going on here in the US?
    Please kindly reply with your indepth answers..

  19. Hi, my visa expired few months ago and i went to the bank to make a visa fee payment and after filling the DS-160 form successfully i was given a drop box confirmation letter. Just last week, my application was rejected as a result in an error made by myself. Yesterday March 14th, 2018 i made another Visa fee and filled the Ds-160 form successfully but to my surprise i was not asked to enter the payment information and my drop box letter was not issued.
    Please, how can I go about it to be issued t drop box letter?
    Thanks.

  20. hi,
    please how do i get a new drop box letter after making a new payment for an error made in my previous DS-160 form. Note: I have filled a new form with a confirmation letter issued with dropbox letter issued.
    how do i fill out the dropbox form and where do i go?
    Thanks

  21. Good day Sir,
    My dad’s US visas expired 4 days ago. Please how do i go about it. Also connect me to the drop box page.and how to access the form. Thanks

  22. Hi i want to do a dropbox for my family, my wife and my three children. Do i use my ID to apply for them or open a new ID to apply for them since i have got my own visa, because after filling the form i noticed that my name was included on the form for payment list. what should i do. Thanks.

  23. Hello. I was issued a USA Visa in Dec. 2014 and my visa expired in Dec. 2016. But when I travelled to US in October 2016, I was given 6 months extension till April 2017. I want to renew my visa now, am I still qualified for Dropbox? Thank you.

  24. Good day. I applied for dropbox and they return my passport that i have to go for interview. I only went to US 3times when my visa is valid and 2months on each trip. When i went for the interview the VO denied my renewal, am trying to apply again am still going to go under dropbox or interview and what question will i be ask at the time of interview, please help urgently.

  25. I am a holder of US visa (B1/B2) holder that is to expire in May 2018. I want to renew my visa. I have filled DS 160 form. I want to be sure that the next thing i am to do is:

    1) go to GTBank and pay #64,000
    2) go to DHL Document Collection Center, and drop
    a) my passport
    b) two photographs
    c) DS 160 Confirmation page
    d) receipts of GTBank.

    Am i correct?

  26. Hi,
    Please, I had my last US visa at UK. However, it had expired since July 2017 and I’m back in Nigeria now. Can I do the drop box here in Nigeria?

  27. Hi, pls I have printed my DS160 form n my dropbox confirmation letter, went to dhl office in VI but dey refused it, say my passport must be 6mnth valid.(my passport is to expire may 2018 next month), have gone to renew my passport but no passport booklet available.
    Want to know if I can still submit same ds160 n Dropbox letter when I get a new passport.
    Thanks

  28. Hi

    I submitted my ds 160 without uploading a photograph because it kept giving errors. My form was rejected at the drop box office even after submitting 2 passport photographs. Is there anything I can do about this?

  29. Can I add dependent children and spouse’ passport to mine for renewal even when they previously do not have visas issued or they must attend interview?

  30. My wife’s and daughter’s visa expired in Nov 2017, now we want to apply for first visa for me, and renewal of their own visa. Can my wife go for drop box while me and my daughter go for normal interview?

  31. Since you can help one to renew his visa by filling of the form , paying of the visa fees through drop box. How much will that cost me ? I will be grateful if you can help me out.

  32. My B1/B2 US Visa will expire in 18th August 2018. I intend traveling in 1st August 2018 and will be staying up to 2 weeks. Can it affect me at the entry point.
    Should I renew the Visa before traveling ?

  33. Hello Travelvisa.ng
    I am trying to renew my US visa for my family and I,I have filled the DS-160,paid for the visa @ gtbank,but I need your assistance on how to retrieve the Dropbox form and how to use the Dropbox facilty in lagos Nigeria,
    Thank you for your response in advance.

  34. Please advice of the procedure for renewal of my B1/B2 visa dropbox. The last dropbox was done by an agent. Checking through the items on the website, I can”t find an icon to say drop box form. Do I still need to fill the DS-160 form, I have never created any account user, do I need one?.
    Thanks

  35. I used 2 e mails in my application and they promise to do me a mail to confirm I can use any of the 2 in days..I hope it will not affect my renewal.

  36. I have completed the DS 160 for renewal of US visa, but find it difficult to fill out drop box form. Please assist, thanks

  37. Hi,
    Please my last US Visa was issued at the London US Embassy, but I am back home now in Nigeria.
    I am still within the dropbox eligibility period as my visa expired AUG 2017.
    Can I use this service here in Nigeria now?

  38. Wow! Very useful information here! Many thanks!

    One question though: How do I access the drop box form directly? – Clicking on ‘Renew My Visa’ takes me back to an old profile, and after all the editing, I can’t go forward. It keeps stating that my details match those of an existing profile.

    Please note that I have cancelled an earlier fresh appointment made for a joint interview with my spouse, but I’d be going solo now as my spouse is not qualified for drop box. The interview date earlier given was way too far from my travel plans.

    Please help! Will greatly appreciate!!!

  39. How you do go about it if you misplaced your passport with valid US visa.
    Another case is with a visa that just expired. Do are you qualified for drop box with the new Nigerian passport.

  40. How much do i need to pay for my drop box renewal please and do i need to fill a form?

    I mean my visa B1 is about to expire, what are the necessary steps to take?

  41. Hello
    I tried renewing my visa via Dropbox and was sent a 221G priority letter and asked to pick a date for interview.The earliest date is in July and I need to travel in June.On my profile there are no options to request for expediated date.Please what do I do?
    Can I cancel the entire application process and fill a new DS160 form and make new payment?

  42. I have renewed a US visa for a family via drop box 2years ago, i have been called to renew same again, i kinda have forgotten some process. Please do i fill seperate application for the wife and children? I have already filled in their names as travel companions to the Father. Is there still need to fill seperate application for them?

  43. I accidentally paid for my Visa fees using my old passport number instead of the new one. I am to submit my documents via dropbox. What are my options to regularize?

  44. Pls do I just need to go drop my passport for renewal or go with some other documents? If yes, what are the required documents to take? Thanks.

  45. Hello.
    Pls I was unable to use my visa till it expired in January this year 2018. Am I qualified for a dropbox?

  46. Hello.
    Pls I was unable to use my visa till it expired in January this year. Am I qualified for a dropbox?
    Thanks

  47. Good day, please how can I apply for a US visa for my 1month old baby While I have a valid visa. Thank you

  48. A family of four girls and parents travelled to the usa together.however one of them stayed behind and is now married.
    She is 24 yrs old.
    Will that affect the chances of the renewal of the other members of the family.

  49. Hello,
    I applied for an extension of stay while i was still the US because i was required to spend more time in the United states.This application enabled me an “authorized stay” pending the decision on my application which i didnt get before i left the united states due to my visa expiring this month. I am currently in Nigeria and i was told by a USCIS agent all i need to show my authorized stay was the letter comfirming my application when coming back into the country. M y question is , can i apply via dropbox or is it better to go for an interview?

  50. Hello! Pls can u handle my Dropbox application, family of 4. Apart the Visa fee how much is your service charge per family member. How many days dose Dropbox visa application takes.
    Thanks

  51. My US visa expired in April 2018 and I want to renew next month. However, I changed my name on my passport, from my husband’s name to my father’s name and my expired passport was collected by the Immigration office when I went to renew. Will I be issued another visa without submitting my old passport for evidence of previously issued US visa? This is the 5th time I am applying. Previous ones had been successful and no violation

  52. Myself and my wife B1/B2 visa expired June 26, we will like to do the Dropbox, and we intend getting visa for our children too pls how do we go about it?

    Thanks

  53. Good day, my family US visa will expire in December 2018, when is it advisable to present for renewal through drop box; kids age are 15 and 13years old

  54. Hello sir/ma can you please advise on what to do I submitted my passport for renewal of my u.s visa ,my visa will expired by February 2019 I submitted it since 16/11 up till now I have no response from them please what can I do have call there line the same response please advise

  55. I did drop box last time ,but I was a student ,but now am done with school and not yet working and getting paid ,but al running an internship program with a firm for sakes of acquiring better skills,but I don’t get paid ,if I do drop box Will I be granted a visa again,the previous times I always applied was on ground of student,but now am done with school,also my visa expires in April can
    I do drop box now in February or march,also is there a likely hood that I will be called for interview.please advice me

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