We Don’t Derive Joy in Denying Nigerians VISA – US Embassy
The United States Embassy says it does not enjoy denying Nigerians visas to the US.
Reports has is that in recent months, many Nigerians have complained about the growing rate of visa denials, even after filling the forms properly and tendering authentic documents to back reason(s) for travel.
In a Facebook post yesterday, the embassy said this is contrary to the opinion held by most Nigerians.
The embassy asked Nigerians to follow a live Facebook talk on the issue at 2pm on Wednesday.
The embassy’s Facebook post read in part, “Contrary to popular opinion, visa officers do not enjoy handing anyone the 214b refusal letter.
“Proof: Visa Officers will be live on Facebook to talk about some of the commonly misunderstood questions on the DS 160 and help you improve your next application.”
Despite this, some Nigerians expressed their anger in the comment session of the facebook page.
One Eunice Erusiafe said his son was denied visa three times, while intending to visit the US for a surgery.
“My son was denied visa three times without any reason; he was going for an open-heart surgery (congenital heart defect). The boy is going through a lot of pains right now; I pray God sends help to us,” she wrote.
Menuba Esther Amaka also wrote, “Why is the application fee non-refundable? That’s what is bordering me.”
Ufoeze Ugo said she was rejected for admitting that she wasn’t married.
“To think I stood before a staff and the first thing he asked me was: What does your husband do? I answered “Sir, I am not married”. The next thing I heard was ‘sorry ma; you are not qualified for this visa’. So it is now a must to be married,” Ugo said.
“When people are sincere they are denied. I can’t lie because I want to go to another man’s land.”