Harsh economic conditions has obviously made thousands of Nigerians to make up their minds to leave the country for greener pasture.
Trump administration first proposed the social media visa rules in March of 2018.
And should you lie about your social media use, it would only get worse for you. According to a reliable source, anyone who lies about what they have been up to on social media to consular officials could face “serious immigration consequences”.
Trump did call for “extreme vetting” of immigrants before and during his time in office.
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), 29,723 Nigerian immigrants who travelled to the US in 2018, overstayed their visas.
The DHS describes an overstay as a non-immigrant who was lawfully admitted to the U.S. for an authorized period, but who remained beyond his or her authorized period of admission.
In 2017, a total of 19,676 Nigerians overstayed their US visas. The number represents 10.61% of the total expected departures.
In 2016, only a total of 12,043 Nigerians (6.34%) who travelled to the U.S. overstayed their visas.
In May, the US embassy in Nigeria announced that if you want to renew your visa as a Nigerian, the “Dropbox” process would no longer apply, unless of course you are a diplomatic or government official.
“Dropbox” is the fancy name given to the process of simply renewing your visa by sending your application via courier or DHL to the embassy, where it is then processed and a new one re-issued.