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US Embassy cautions Nigerians of work visa scam

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US Embassy cautions Nigerians of work visa scam

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The United States Embassy in Nigeria has separated itself from a press release which promises a new kind of work visa for Nigerian populaces between the ages of 40 to 55.

A copy of the official statement professing to be from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services declares that those qualified for the work visa are medical staff, engineers, marine workers, accountants among others.

The press release read in part, “President Joe Biden, the 46 US President has signed an Executive Order that interested citizens of the Federal Republic of Nigeria who measure in some special professions are eligible for American Work E-Visa and Residence Permit. This was communicated to the Nigeria US Department of immigration.

“The terms of the Executive Order allow 25,000 citizens of the Republic of Nigeria between the ages of 40 to 55 whose area of expertise are among the following: Health workers, engineers, marine workers, accountants…”

It further said that “applicants and children who have been vaccinated must make a pre-visa vaccination deposit of $150 per person which is required as a condition for visa approval.”

Candidates are likewise needed to make a down payment of $250 for English aptitude test.

Responding to the official statement, the US Embassy depicted it as a scam and cautioned people not to be a victim of it.

The US Embassy tweeted, “Fraud Alert! Scammers and fraudsters are circulating a fake “press release” claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55. It’s the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim!”


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