The U.S has listed Nigeria, Brazil and China as priority nations on its visa application following a surge in consular demands, Patty Neary, a consular officer, said on Wednesday.
Neary told newsmen in Abuja at the country’s embassy weekly briefing that more than 40,000 visa applications had so far been processed in Nigeria this year.
She said that the figure represented 11 percent increase over the 2011 fiscal year.
Neary said 75 percent of the applications were for tourist visas, while 25 percent accounted for student, business and official visas.
She said that a majority of the applicants were granted visas.