Nigerians will no longer be issued with American entry visas which have two-year validity following the Executive Order signed by President Trump, unless the Nigerian government takes a proactive visa policy review to reciprocate such US Visa policy.
SECTION 9: VISA VALIDITY RECIPROCITY of the Trump’s executive order states as follows:
“The Secretary of State shall review all nonimmigrant visa reciprocity agreements to ensure that they are, with respect to each visa classification, truly reciprocal insofar as practicable with respect to validity period and fees, as required by sections 221(c) and 281 of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1201(c) and 1351, and other treatment. If a country does not treat United States nationals seeking nonimmigrant visas in a reciprocal manner, the Secretary of State shall adjust the visa validity period, fee schedule, or other treatment to match the treatment of United States nationals by the foreign country, to the extent practicable.”
Nigeria currently only issues a one-year multiple-entry visa to Americans, which is a non-reciprocation of the two-year visa the country issues to Nigerians.