Saturday, February 1, 2020

No More US Permanent Resident Visas For Nigerians

Issuance of visas that can lead to permanent residence for nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, and Myanmar, has been suspended by the US.

No More US Permanent Resident Visas For Nigerians

According to Mr Wolf, non-immigrant visas given to people for temporary stays – including visitors, those doing business or people seeking medical treatment – would not be impacted by the new rules.

Of the new nationalities facing visa restrictions, Nigerians account for the most immigration to the US.

A statistics released by the US government shows that, the State Department issued 8,018 immigrant visas to Nigerians in the fiscal year 2018.

However, Kyrgyzstan and Sudan have large Muslim majorities, while around 50% of people in Nigeria and Eritrea are Muslim. Tanzania also has a sizable Muslim community.

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