United States of America (USA) Embassy officials in Nigeria have told Nigerians who apply for United States Visas and go for interviews to wear whatever attire that will make them comfortable when they are coming for the interviews.
According to them, dress code is not one of the requirements for obtaining a United States Visa.
Many Africans are fond of dressing in 3 piece suits, perhaps to impress embassy and consular officials when they are going for Visa interviews.
The officials made the disclosure on Wednesday, April 17, while speaking during a live Facebook session, The Cable reports.
This website is informed the officials said applicants could come for interviews in traditional Nigerian dresses which they find unique and comfortable.
The officials also addressed common mistakes seen on DS 160 application forms; explaining 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.”