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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 12:00am On Sep 09
Hello xxseekerxx. Don't use agents.

xxseekerxx:
Hell VO.

I tried to schedule my appointment but the system recognized that my detail is attached to a particular email address from previous application but the agent that handled the application at that time cannot be reachable, therefore could not continue with my appointment schedule. Please what do I do?

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 12:01am On Sep 09
Hi Elandhas. Anytime the actual travel deviates from the stated travel plan, it may invite closer scrutiny. In such cases, an honest explanation of the circumstances should suffice.

Elandhas:
Dear VO,
I have a brother that was to attend a conference at Atlanta ,Georgia on Monday next week , he has already book his flight , he however got a mail from the conference organisers today that the conference had been cancel due to weather forecast that the hurricane will get to southern Atlanta by Tuesday next week, and that the governor of the state already declared a state of emergency ,they promise to reschedule the conference to a later date and communicate this to participate

My question now is that , I hope he won't have problem at the POE , when the decide to eventually go for the conference when it is rescheduled.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by OmoBendel24: 8:57am On Sep 09
abujaniv:
Hello blueblood1. The word you are looking for is perhaps "abscond." The word "elope" means to run away to get married.
Any number of family members can be eligible for visas as long as the purpose of travel makes sense and you can afford it. That said, travel and living expenses for extra family members will compound what will already be very large costs for the medical care you are planning. These plans do not necessarily raise concerns about absconding. But statements such as these made by you earlier this year:
"I want to migrate to Australia but dont know if i stand a good chance."
"I want to migrate to canada with my family but dont know if i stand a good chance."
These indeed raise strong doubts about your true intentions.



cheesy dear Lord! Bursted....

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Tanker01: 10:59am On Sep 09
Dear VO, my wife was issued a visiting visa in January 2014 January, but due to issues with my health then, she couldn't travel. By May of that same year ,she wrote asking the embassy If she can now use the visa for child birth. They responded in the affirmative. And she traveled in June. Had the baby in July and came back in August. The problem is that her visa was canceled in January 2015 when she took our first baby to the embassy, she was carrying our last baby and the VO, asked her why she applied for only one child instade of two.after her explanations the VO canceled her own visa n denied our daughter visa . Even when she explained that we sought the permission of the embassy before traveling because of change of purpose.
Since then she has been denied Visa 3times without any reason.
Please what can we do as I sincerely want to travel with my family. I have a valid visa which I have also renewed, but the truth is that I don't enjoy vacation without my family with me.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 1:22pm On Sep 09
Hello Tanker01. We have addressed this issue many times before.

Birth tourism is legal in the US provided the applicant is open about their intention and pays the medical expenses in full. This means that the applicant should declare any such intention they have at the Embassy/Consulate and again at the port of entry.

If it happens that the applicant gets pregnant well after the initial visa interview, they will have the opportunity to make their intention, medical preparations and financial resources known at the POE. However, it will remain up to Customs and Border Patrol whether to allow that applicant into the country. Some are not, and they are put on the next flight home. This must be extremely uncomfortable for a heavily pregnant person, to spend 15-20 hours on a flight to America, several more hours being questioned, then another 15-20 hours on a plane home. This is what we want to avoid.

Onto some other misconceptions:
The concept of the “change of intent” letter is not valid. These e-mails are not read nor correlated with the applicant’s file. Some people who send such letters may get a form letter in response, but it is informational in nature and in no way confers permission to amend the declared purpose of travel. What matters is what you declare at the Embassy/Consulate and at the POE. After the fact e-mails do not carry any weight.

Some applicants say, “I applied for only the B2 visa to declare my medical intent.” The B1/B2 visa categories are conjoined, so applying for only one does not make any difference. Other applicants say, “I appeared at the window with a big belly,” as if this alone is enough to declare their medical intent. Again, the responsibility is on the applicant to be honest about what they plan to do in the US.

Other considerations:
Medical care is expensive in the US, and costs can escalate dramatically if there are complications.
Credibility is paramount in the US visa process. If visa officers detect any deception or obfuscation, no amount of excuses, documents or receipts will make up for the loss of credibility.

Tanker01:
Dear VO, my wife was issued a visiting visa in January 2014 January, but due to issues with my health then, she couldn't travel. By May of that same year ,she wrote asking the embassy If she can now use the visa for child birth. They responded in the affirmative. And she traveled in June. Had the baby in July and came back in August. The problem is that her visa was canceled in January 2015 when she took our first baby to the embassy, she was carrying our last baby and the VO, asked her why she applied for only one child instade of two.after her explanations the VO canceled her own visa n denied our daughter visa . Even when she explained that we sought the permission of the embassy before traveling because of change of purpose.
Since then she has been denied Visa 3times without any reason.
Please what can we do as I sincerely want to travel with my family. I have a valid visa which I have also renewed, but the truth is that I don't enjoy vacation without my family with me.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by blueblood1(m): 2:08pm On Sep 09
Lol.

Migration and birthing are 2different things.

From your post,seems we stand a better chance if we go alone without the kids.

Thanks

abujaniv:
Hello blueblood1. The word you are looking for is perhaps "abscond." The word "elope" means to run away to get married.
Any number of family members can be eligible for visas as long as the purpose of travel makes sense and you can afford it. That said, travel and living expenses for extra family members will compound what will already be very large costs for the medical care you are planning. These plans do not necessarily raise concerns about absconding. But statements such as these made by you earlier this year:
"I want to migrate to Australia but dont know if i stand a good chance."
"I want to migrate to canada with my family but dont know if i stand a good chance."
These indeed raise strong doubts about your true intentions.

Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by jubrilar(m): 11:14am On Sep 10
Good day house.. please I have a sister who applied for Usa tourist visa last month, and she choose Miami, Florida as her tourist destination. her interview is schedule for the end of this month. but she heard about the weather forecast that the hurricane will get to Florida and people were asked to vacate most of the city.....my question is what can she do, can she change the city or she should still leave it like that, and also how many time can someone reschedule interview appointment. please we need your advice on this
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by xxseekerxx: 11:21am On Sep 10
abujaniv:
Hello xxseekerxx. Don't use agents.

Thank you for your reply but I already used an agent ignorantly from my previous application, but now am doing it myself but I could not schedule my appointment because the system recognized that my information has been attached to a particular email address. But I could not find the agent.

Please how can I remove my informations from the attached email?


Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by xxseekerxx: 11:36am On Sep 10
Dear VO.

Someone was denied entry into the USA with his wife and also banned for five years because the individual that was suppose to pick them at the airport did not answer his call as I was told. He believed the case was not fair to him and he wants a salvaging action. Please what can he do?

Can this case be revisited?

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by ZigZiglar: 1:39pm On Sep 10
Hello Abujaniv,

Thank you for your prompt response to our numerous questions, I need your response on the below questions:

1. Should the confirmation page be printed out in black & white or preferably colored?

2. Does one need to bring along a passport photograph to the interview even though a copy was successfully uploaded and appears on the confirmation page?

3. Is the Transaction reference no. given on the visa fee payment receipt same as the UID needed for booking an appointment stated on the website?

4. Are watches allowed on the day of interview?(I have heard unconfirmed reports of some specific watches not allowed)

5. Appointment date has not been booked yet, can one cancel/discard an already signed and submitted application, fill another application with the new changes and use the new confirmation number generated to book an appointment?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by metatron60: 5:08pm On Sep 10
Hello Abujaniv,

On my application for a B1/B2 visa, I intend to visit New York for tourism, but I booked a hotel in Newark,NJ which is about 50mins away from some of the tourist sites I wish to visit and 1hr 5mins away from JFK airport. Is it out of place to stay in a hotel away from the main city I am visiting?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 5:11pm On Sep 10
Hello jubrilar. If she is questioned at the port of entry about the change in destination, a rational explanation should suffice. You can change the interview date one time.

jubrilar:
Good day house.. please I have a sister who applied for Usa tourist visa last month, and she choose Miami, Florida as her tourist destination. her interview is schedule for the end of this month. but she heard about the weather forecast that the hurricane will get to Florida and people were asked to vacate most of the city.....my question is what can she do, can she change the city or she should still leave it like that, and also how many time can someone reschedule interview appointment. please we need your advice on this
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 5:13pm On Sep 10
Set up a new e-mail address.

xxseekerxx:

Thank you for your reply but I already used an agent ignorantly from my previous application, but now am doing it myself but I could not schedule my appointment because the system recognized that my information has been attached to a particular email address. But I could not find the agent.

Please how can I remove my informations from the attached email?


Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 5:14pm On Sep 10
Hello xxseekerxx. Tell this person to come onto this forum and ask their own question.

xxseekerxx:
Dear VO.

Someone was denied entry into the USA with his wife and also banned for five years because the individual that was suppose to pick them at the airport did not answer his call as I was told. He believed the case was not fair to him and he wants a salvaging action. Please what can he do?

Can this case be revisited?

Thank you.

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 5:17pm On Sep 10
Hello ZigZiglar. The color of the paper doesn't matter. Once the photograph is successfully uploaded, we don't need a hard copy. On question 3, you're best off asking customer service; that said, the instructions on our website are pretty explicit. Watches are allowed. You can change the interview date one time. After that, you'll need to pay the fee again.

ZigZiglar:
Hello Abujaniv,

Thank you for your prompt response to our numerous questions, I need your response on the below questions:

1. Should the confirmation page be printed out in black & white or preferably colored?

2. Does one need to bring along a passport photograph to the interview even though a copy was successfully uploaded and appears on the confirmation page?

3. Is the Transaction reference no. given on the visa fee payment receipt same as the UID needed for booking an appointment stated on the website?

4. Are watches allowed on the day of interview?(I have heard unconfirmed reports of some specific watches not allowed)

5. Appointment date has not been booked yet, can one cancel/discard an already signed and submitted application, fill another application with the new changes and use the new confirmation number generated to book an appointment?

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by pooozeee: 5:33pm On Sep 10
How much money can I have on me while travelling to the US without breaking any law ?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by xxseekerxx: 7:42pm On Sep 10
abujaniv:
Set up a new e-mail address.

Thanks for your quick and timely response but I tried to schedule my appointment through a new email that I already set up. Yet they server complained that my informations has been attached to an email. Was told to login to the email and schedule my appointment. And they email belongs to the previously used agent and I do not have access to it.

Meanwhile, is there any phone number I can call in the embassy for quick solution as am running out of time.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 8:45pm On Sep 10
http://bfy.tw/DqlS

xxseekerxx:

Thanks for your quick and timely response but I tried to schedule my appointment through a new email that I already set up. Yet they server complained that my informations has been attached to an email. Was told to login to the email and schedule my appointment. And they email belongs to the previously used agent and I do not have access to it.

Meanwhile, is there any phone number I can call in the embassy for quick solution as am running out of time.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 8:49pm On Sep 10
Hello pooozeee. Try this:
http://bfy.tw/DqlS

pooozeee:
How much money can I have on me while travelling to the US without breaking any law ?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by metatron60: 5:52am On Sep 11
@ VO... waiting for your reply on this. Thank you

metatron60:
Hello Abujaniv,

On my application for a B1/B2 visa, I intend to visit New York for tourism, but I booked a hotel in Newark,NJ which is about 50mins away from some of the tourist sites I wish to visit and 1hr 5mins away from JFK airport. Is it out of place to stay in a hotel away from the main city I am visiting?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 1:17pm On Sep 11
Hello metatron60. Your accommodation arrangements are your business.

metatron60:
@ VO... waiting for your reply on this. Thank you

Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by xxseekerxx: 1:22am On Sep 12
Thank you VO. I have successfully booked my appointment after following your instructions.

Thank you.
abujaniv:
http://bfy.tw/DqlS

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by metatron60: 3:16am On Sep 12
Dear VO,
I just finished scheduling an appointment and the closest I could get is 23rd October. Is there anyway one can reschedule to get the interview date closer? Probably to a date earlier than 23 Rd October to preferably the end of this month September 2017?
Thanks in anticipation.

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by pushy8: 4:53am On Sep 12
Dear VO, my baby was very cranky during my last interview and it got me so stressed and as a result,I couldn't answer the questions well because I was distracted in a bid to pacify her.
I want to reapply because I don't see anything changing in my circumstances for now,I am married with kids, been at my job for close to 12 years and recently got a promotion at work.
My vacation date is in October.. I have a notarize d consent letter from her date to travel with her..
What do you advice?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by LagosNIV: 8:24am On Sep 12
Read the refusal letter you were given. If you were refused under section 214(b), as the letter says, you are free to re-apply whenever you wish.
If you were refused under a different section of the Immigration and Nationality Act, you may be subject to a long term (or lifetime) ineligibility.
The refusal letter you were given will contain more information.

pushy8:
Dear VO, my baby was very cranky during my last interview and it got me so stressed and as a result,I couldn't answer the questions well because I was distracted in a bid to pacify her.
I want to reapply because I don't see anything changing in my circumstances for now,I am married with kids, been at my job for close to 12 years and recently got a promotion at work.
My vacation date is in October.. I have a notarize d consent letter from her date to travel with her..
What do you advice?

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by luxy44: 1:15pm On Sep 12
Hello house, is it compulsory I know someone in the USA before I can be considered for a visa? I just want to travel for vacation and stay in a hotel, but in the form, there is a space to fill in details of relative or friend or organization in the USA. Please help!
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Susom: 9:40pm On Sep 12
Dear VO,

Today makes it the 12th working day of submitting my passport at the Dhl office excluding public holidays. Status states no update found on this passport. I need to travel to the United Kingdom for Msc. How do I withdraw my passport from the embassy in abuja please?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Leoibra: 8:53am On Sep 13
Dear AbjNiv,

My US B1/B2 multiple entry visa expired in November 2015, that is 21 months ago.

I want to renew it for a now and I could see the requirement for Dropbox saying not more than 12 months and in another place saying 24 months after expiration.

Pls which of these is the truth?

NB: kindly treat this with urgency sir.
I appreciate most graciously.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Leoibra: 9:01am On Sep 13
Dear VO,

My US B1/B2 multiple entry visa expired in November 2015, that is 21 months ago.

I want to renew it for a now and I could see the requirement for Dropbox saying not more than 12 months and in another place saying 24 months after expiration.

Pls which of these is the truth?

NB: kindly treat this with urgency sir.
I appreciate most graciously.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Leoibra: 9:34am On Sep 13
I am waiting for your reply sir.




Leoibra:
Dear AbjNiv,

My US B1/B2 multiple entry visa expired in November 2015, that is 21 months ago.

I want to renew it for a now and I could see the requirement for Dropbox saying not more than 12 months and in another place saying 24 months after expiration.

Pls which of these is the truth?

NB: kindly treat this with urgency sir.
I appreciate most graciously.

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