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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by mevisbleek: 6:26am On May 10, 2016
mevisbleek:
Good day Abuja VO,

Hope this message meets you well. Please, my wife made an mistake on the DS160 form. She is applying for an F1 visa, she has a valid B1 visa. She was denied a B1 visa in 2012. While completing the DS160 form, she mistakenly filled NO to the question that asks if you have ever been denied a USA Visa.

Please, will this pose a problem during the interview? Do you advise that she fills out a new DS-160 form.



Look forward to hearing from you....


Your response would be highly appreciated. Sorry to bother your team this early.
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:21pm On May 10, 2016
mevisbleek:



Your response would be highly appreciated. Sorry to bother your team this early.

Hello mevisbleek,

This is a systems question and one that can only be addressed by CGI Nigeria. You can phone their helpdesk to get support on changing this response.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by mevisbleek: 5:08pm On May 11, 2016
abujaniv:


Hello mevisbleek,

This is a systems question and one that can only be addressed by CGI Nigeria. You can phone their helpdesk to get support on changing this response.

Regards,
Student Visa Team

Thanks guys,

We dealt with the help desk yesterday and it was super easy dealing with those guys. Issue was resolved in less than an hour. Thanks. See you guys on the appointment day.
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by pristine88: 6:20pm On May 11, 2016
With an Immigrant petition in the pipe...would there be an issue applying for an F1 Visa to Undergo my masters...I intend to transfer from an Australian Uni....Also Before receipt of I-20 am i mandated to pay tuition?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 6:18am On May 12, 2016
pristine88:
With an Immigrant petition in the pipe...would there be an issue applying for an F1 Visa to Undergo my masters...I intend to transfer from an Australian Uni....Also Before receipt of I-20 am i mandated to pay tuition?

Hello pristine88,

You will be best served by being upfront with the officer about your dual intent - you intend to study in the U.S. while you wait for your immigrant petition to become current. Again, with this kind of dual intent, the bar is sometimes higher and you will need to explain how you plan to return to Nigeria and wait for the IV petition to be current and that you understand the negative ramifications of remaining in the U.S. illegally or out of status. You are not mandated to pay tuition before you receive the I-20 - that is your acceptance to the school.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by cbaldwin2013: 6:54pm On May 16, 2016
Hello vo,


I currently have a b1/b2 visa which will expire in jan 2018 and which I have also used for the purpose it was granted and I am happy to be back in Nigeria.

I came across a study program which will last 8 months beginning in oct this year but the institution offering this program does not provide i20 for f1 visa application for that program.

I want to know the appropriate steps to take if I still intend to pursue this program so as not to misuse my current visa.

Hope to hear from you soon.

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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by kayuscares4u(m): 7:17pm On May 17, 2016
Can I go for interview without gre result, because the master program I applied for does not require gre.
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by monsieur2016(m): 7:21pm On May 17, 2016
Hello,
I applied for a f1 visa and my interview date is next week. my sponsor currently resides in the US. Is it okay for her to send a scanned copy of her statement of account which I may need for the interview?
The original statement of account was lost in transit and I had already booked my interview date.
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by anderson1223: 12:49am On May 19, 2016
Dear VO
My friend was denied, a B1/B2 visa category and was not really told the reason why he was denied but the last question the Consular officer asked him was " have you traveled out of your country before ?" and he said no and the Consular officer replied sorry you are not qualified for this visa. From his experience i think that previous travel experience is a big determinant for B1/B2 visa class and his visa denial was due to the fact that he has not traveled out of Nigeria previously , Does previous travel experience also determine Student visa? will lack of previous travel experience also cause a denial for student visa ?

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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by leo101: 12:59am On May 19, 2016
Hello Everyone, please i need an advice. I and my wife applied for USA visa last year Nov and we were refused... my uncle who lives in Florida invited us back then but the consular didnt ask us much question before we were refused.

My questions are:

1, i applied as a self employed with a certain business name but i am now into another business, can i use the new business documents to apply?

2, we intend to go to New York this time for holiday and we will be renting an holiday apartment, is that advice-able or is it a must that my uncle still invite us?

Please your advice will be much appreciated.

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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 5:03pm On May 20, 2016
Hello. Please what are the requirements of doing a masters degree in Germany. Am asking on behalf of a friend. Thanks.
abujaniv:


Hello pristine88,

You will be best served by being upfront with the officer about your dual intent - you intend to study in the U.S. while you wait for your immigrant petition to become current. Again, with this kind of dual intent, the bar is sometimes higher and you will need to explain how you plan to return to Nigeria and wait for the IV petition to be current and that you understand the negative ramifications of remaining in the U.S. illegally or out of status. You are not mandated to pay tuition before you receive the I-20 - that is your acceptance to the school.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by akagson: 11:19am On May 22, 2016
Hello. Is there any major difference between F1 and J1 visa? They said J1 has stringent conditions. How true is that?

And what is the probability of getting an F1 visa for a student who has been offered a full ride undergrad scholarship by a US college?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by TPAB(m): 3:18pm On May 23, 2016
abujaniv:


Hello victor4u,

The issue with the DS 160 is something that is handled by CGI and I would recommend to your friend to check in with them here (http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-appointmentschedule.asp) - they should be able to help with the technical aspects of the interview scheduling.

As for the documents, students MUST show their I-20 and their SEVIS fee receipt - the rest is up to the discretion of the officer, but 95% of the time, no further documentation will be asked for during the interview for students. Students must show that they are qualified and credible and have a concrete plan for returning back to Nigeria when their studies are over.

Regards,
Student Visa Team

Please what exactly could somebody say or present to show that you have a concrete plan for returning to Nigeria after studies..I would really appreciate your response....
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by kathy22(f): 6:15pm On May 23, 2016
My sister has distinction in HND, how can she further her education in US if possible through scholarship. How can we go about it? Thanks in anticipation
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by anderson1223: 12:25pm On May 25, 2016
Dear VO
My friend was denied, a B1/B2 visa category and was not really told the reason why he was denied but the last question the Consular officer asked him was " have you traveled out of your country before ?" and he said no and the Consular officer replied sorry you are not qualified for this visa. From his experience i think that previous travel experience is a big determinant for B1/B2 visa class and his visa denial was due to the fact that he has not traveled out of Nigeria previously , Does previous travel experience also determine Student visa? will lack of previous travel experience also cause a denial for student visa ?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by mojibbz(m): 6:22am On May 30, 2016
Hello everyone..
Great job here...
I might have the strangest situation here. I got admitted to study software engineering in a school in CA, but the school doesn't sponsor student's visa. What do I do and how do I go about it? What type of visa should I apply for?
I hope to get a reply soonest
Thank you
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by UNIXLover(m): 8:52am On Jun 03, 2016
Hello AbujaNIV,
Please i need clarification.
I got my F1 Visa in January but unfortunately could not travel. The school deffer-ed my admission and send me another 120 form. I have also done sevis transfer from the old ID to the new one.
Can I still use my Visa to resume in Fall as I intend to?
Some people say I do not need to reappear .
Please help clarify on this.

Thank you
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:20pm On Jun 06, 2016
cbaldwin2013:
Hello vo,


I currently have a b1/b2 visa which will expire in jan 2018 and which I have also used for the purpose it was granted and I am happy to be back in Nigeria.

I came across a study program which will last 8 months beginning in oct this year but the institution offering this program does not provide i20 for f1 visa application for that program.

I want to know the appropriate steps to take if I still intend to pursue this program so as not to misuse my current visa.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Hello cbaldwin2013,

You cannot study or do a long term course on a B1/B2 visa. You will need to apply for an F1 or an M1 from an accredited school that will provide you with an I-20. You may chose to find another institution that will provide the proper documentation.

Regards,
Student NIV Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:23pm On Jun 06, 2016
kayuscares4u:
Can I go for interview without gre result, because the master program I applied for does not require gre.

Hello kayuscares4u,

Tests like the GRE are one way officers assess qualifications, but it is not required. Be prepared to clearly and concisely explain your reasons for study and how it fits in with your career goals.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:25pm On Jun 06, 2016
monsieur2016:
Hello,
I applied for a f1 visa and my interview date is next week. my sponsor currently resides in the US. Is it okay for her to send a scanned copy of her statement of account which I may need for the interview?
The original statement of account was lost in transit and I had already booked my interview date.

Hello monsieur2016,

We rarely look at documents during interview, but you will need to explain who is sponsoring you and how they will afford the cost of tuition.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:27pm On Jun 06, 2016
anderson1223:
Dear VO
My friend was denied, a B1/B2 visa category and was not really told the reason why he was denied but the last question the Consular officer asked him was " have you traveled out of your country before ?" and he said no and the Consular officer replied sorry you are not qualified for this visa. From his experience i think that previous travel experience is a big determinant for B1/B2 visa class and his visa denial was due to the fact that he has not traveled out of Nigeria previously , Does previous travel experience also determine Student visa? will lack of previous travel experience also cause a denial for student visa ?

Hello anderson1223,

The requirements for students are slightly different for tourists. Students must prove that they are credible and qualified students, while tourists must show strong ties to Nigeria.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:29pm On Jun 06, 2016
leo101:
Hello Everyone, please i need an advice. I and my wife applied for USA visa last year Nov and we were refused... my uncle who lives in Florida invited us back then but the consular didnt ask us much question before we were refused.

My questions are:

1, i applied as a self employed with a certain business name but i am now into another business, can i use the new business documents to apply?

2, we intend to go to New York this time for holiday and we will be renting an holiday apartment, is that advice-able or is it a must that my uncle still invite us?

Please your advice will be much appreciated.

Hello leo101,

This is the forum for student visas. Please visit the open Niaraland forum for NIV at http://www.nairaland.com/1792662/u.s-non-immigrant-visas-listening for answers to your questions.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:30pm On Jun 06, 2016
bestdeals0:
Hello. Please what are the requirements of doing a masters degree in Germany. Am asking on behalf of a friend. Thanks.

Hello bestdeals0,

We can only answer questions about U.S. student visas.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:34pm On Jun 06, 2016
akagson:
Hello. Is there any major difference between F1 and J1 visa? They said J1 has stringent conditions. How true is that?

And what is the probability of getting an F1 visa for a student who has been offered a full ride undergrad scholarship by a US college?

Hello akagson,

F1 and J1 are very different visa classes. F1 are to study in the U.S. while a J1 is an exchange program, that can include a study portion but it is not what you would get to pursue a degree in the U.S. Scholarships are a great way to prove that you can pay for your education and they often are given for good grades or test scores, which also help to prove credibility.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:37pm On Jun 06, 2016
kathy22:
My sister has distinction in HND, how can she further her education in US if possible through scholarship. How can we go about it? Thanks in anticipation

Hello kathy22,

I would advise starting with Education USA at http://nigeria.usembassy.gov/educational_advising.html or the main site at https://educationusa.state.gov/

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:39pm On Jun 06, 2016
mojibbz:
Hello everyone..
Great job here...
I might have the strangest situation here. I got admitted to study software engineering in a school in CA, but the school doesn't sponsor student's visa. What do I do and how do I go about it? What type of visa should I apply for?
I hope to get a reply soonest
Thank you

Hello mojibbiz,

You cannot study or do a long term course on a tourist visa, which means you must apply for an F1 or M1. You will therefore need to find an accredited school that will provide you with an I-20. You may chose to find another institution that will provide the proper documentation.

Regards,
Student NIV Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by abujaniv: 1:46pm On Jun 06, 2016
UNIXLover:
Hello AbujaNIV,
Please i need clarification.
I got my F1 Visa in January but unfortunately could not travel. The school deffer-ed my admission and send me another 120 form. I have also done sevis transfer from the old ID to the new one.
Can I still use my Visa to resume in Fall as I intend to?
Some people say I do not need to reappear .
Please help clarify on this.

Thank you

Hello UNIXLover,

If your visa is still valid, you can travel, but you must make sure that your SEVIS number is the same as the one printed on your visa in the annotation. A few comments though - you may have trouble at the POE with the CBP agents because you did not start as intended. Also, your visa will only be valid for another year after you start, which means you will have to come back to Nigeria for a renewal, if you plan to leave the U.S. during your studies.

Regards,
Student Visa Team
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by UNIXLover(m): 1:52pm On Jun 06, 2016
I am afraid I will have to get another Visa. My new sevis ID is different from the one on my Visa stamped. The school refused to send me 120 with same sevis ID as the old one.
abujaniv:


Hello UNIXLover,

If your visa is still valid, you can travel, but you must make sure that your SEVIS number is the same as the one printed on your visa in the annotation. A few comments though - you may have trouble at the POE with the CBP agents because you did not start as intended. Also, your visa will only be valid for another year after you start, which means you will have to come back to Nigeria for a renewal, if you plan to leave the U.S. during your studies.

Regards,
Student Visa Team

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