- Consular officials of the US embassy in Nigeria have disclosed that for obtaining a US visa, dress code is not a requirement
- The officials also addressed common mistakes seen on DS 160 application forms
- One official stressed that applicants should wear what they would normally put on when going to any appointment
Dress code is not a requirement for obtaining a US visa, consular officers of the US embassy in Nigeria have disclosed.
The officials made the disclosure on Wednesday, April 17, while speaking during a Facebook live session, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that they said applicants could come for interview in traditional Nigerian dresses which they find unique.
The officials also addressed common mistakes seen on DS 160 application forms; asserting that an applicant doesn’t need to have a prior travelling experience or know anyone in the US to be granted a visa.
An official who was asked if dress code is being considered during interviews, said: “No. It’s not a consideration when doing your interview.
“Be comfortable. Don’t feel like you need to put on a suit. If you don’t usually wear a suit, don’t wear a suit. Wear what you would wear if you are going to any normal appointment.
“We want you to be you. We want you to be as relaxed as possible for the interview. Talk to us.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the US embassy in Nigeria reacted to claims and opinions that it enjoyed denying visas to intending travellers.
According to the embassy, contrary to rumoured speculations, it does not enjoy denying visas to applicants.
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