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General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by justwise(m): 6:49am On Jul 19, 2012
Its that time again when we have to create part3 of this thread, part2 has reached 100 pages and need to be discontinued.

Please continue posting your enquiries and contributions here.

Part2 is here for references. http://www.nairaland.com/823866/general-u.s.a-student-visa-enquiries-part2#9753685

Sorry for the inconveniences.

Thank you
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 7:08am On Jul 19, 2012
@house please i nid immediate reply, my sch said i shld pay a non-refundable charge fee of $25 by cashier check or money order and mail it to them. Hw am i goin 2 go abt it, i nid immediate reply pls.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by drdolittle1: 7:27am On Jul 19, 2012
obusco4lyfe: @house please i nid immediate reply, my sch said i shld pay a non-refundable charge fee of $25 by cashier check or money order and mail it to them. Hw am i goin 2 go abt it, i nid immediate reply pls.
Bros relax...You can't do that here in Naija cos Nigerian banks dont issue such.Just ask someone you know in the US to help you issue a cheque to them with the details properly inputted on the cheque just as the school instructed.If you do online banking, transfer the equivalent amount of the expenses which the person you are sending has accrued...but you can do this after the person has helped you send the cheque o.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by drdolittle1: 7:29am On Jul 19, 2012
justwise: Its that time again when we have to create part3 of this thread, part2 has reached 100 pages and need to be discontinued.

Please continue posting your enquiries and contributions here.

Part2 is here for references. http://www.nairaland.com/823866/general-u.s.a-student-visa-enquiries-part2#9753685

Sorry for the inconveniences.

Thank you
I cant believe we are on part 3 already..This is the best thread ever!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 7:35am On Jul 19, 2012
dr_dolittle: Bros relax...You can't do that here in Naija cos Nigerian banks dont issue such.Just ask someone you know in the US to help you issue a cheque to them with the details properly inputted on the cheque just as the school instructed.If you do online banking, transfer the equivalent amount of the expenses which the person you are sending has accrued...but you can do this after the person has helped you send the cheque o.
this link says it can be done in a post office. www.nipost.gov.ng/Counter_Services.aspx
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by product: 7:44am On Jul 19, 2012
This is nice though , newBbies don't drop info here anymore , unless some forming caucus .

Anyway we shall continue to do our best .

@obsculyfe

I think there is an international money order at post office but not all post offices . So why don't you apply for a prepaid credit bank at banks and give your school the info to charge it for $25 , it is a lot easy coz the international money is kinda no more in service here in Nigeria .

Hope this help

@House

It says I have one pm message and shud check ma email account , but I see no where to check email account on Nairaland.
I need someone to put me tru

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by drdolittle1: 7:46am On Jul 19, 2012
obusco4lyfe: this link says it can be done in a post office. www.nipost.gov.ng/Counter_Services.aspx
Brov....I hope you read the first and second paragraphs well. A part says that you cant redeemed the postal order outside Nigeria and that customers are advised to use their countries' postal/money orders.I still stand firm on my first point.Ask someone in the US to do it for you.It is the best and fastest route..My 2 kobo!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 7:55am On Jul 19, 2012
dr_dolittle: Brov....I hope you read the first and second paragraphs well. A part says that you cant redeemed the postal order outside Nigeria and that customers are advised to use their countries' postal/money orders.I still stand firm on my first point.Ask someone in the US to do it for you.It is the best and fastest route..My 2 kobo!
dts d issue, i dnt hv any1 2 do it 4 me in such a short tym....d sch deadline is Aug 1st
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 7:56am On Jul 19, 2012
product: This is nice though , newBbies don't drop info here anymore , unless some forming caucus .

Anyway we shall continue to do our best .

@obsculyfe

I think there is an international money order at post office but not all post offices . So why don't you apply for a prepaid credit bank at banks and give your school the info to charge it for $25 , it is a lot easy coz the international money is kinda no more in service here in Nigeria .

Hope this help

@House

It says I have one pm message and shud check ma email account , but I see no where to check email account on Nairaland.
I need someone to put me tru
i think it means u check ur yahoo mail
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by drdolittle1: 8:12am On Jul 19, 2012
obusco4lyfe: dts d issue, i dnt hv any1 2 do it 4 me in such a short tym....d sch deadline is Aug 1st
What did they threaten will happen if you dont pay by that time? Ask imperiouxx and others who are already in the US if they can help out.It aint a big deal at all.I am sure you will get it paid before August 1st.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by drdolittle1: 8:15am On Jul 19, 2012
product: @House

It says I have one pm message and shud check ma email account , but I see no where to check email account on Nairaland.
I need someone to put me tru
Check the email with which your profile was registered on Nairaland.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 8:26am On Jul 19, 2012
@imperiouxx some1 referred me to u. My sch requested i pay a non-refundable app fee of $25 either by money order or cashier's check. I dnt hv any1 over there 2 do it 4 me,dts y i'm coming 2 u. The name of d sch is Alvin community college in texas. Expectin ur reply.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 8:28am On Jul 19, 2012
dr_dolittle: What did they threaten will happen if you dont pay by that time? Ask imperiouxx and others who are already in the US if they can help out.It aint a big deal at all.I am sure you will get it paid before August 1st.
dts d deadline 4 spring
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by imperiouxx: 8:57am On Jul 19, 2012
It's stressful and time taking asking you to send it through a friend account before it can reach me here. Anyway, this is those I used when paying when in Nigeria http://www.gtn-ng.com/contact.html .They get it paid in 2 days. I used them several times for my applications and wes evaluation.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by Julie55: 9:22am On Jul 19, 2012
Hello house,
I was denied F1 visa last month.
The interview was so short,the VO was typing MOST of the time. He rarely looked at me.
I was asked just 4 questions-
1)Why Public Health?
Me- I have a passion to serve people, and improve the quality of health for those around me, rising need for public health specialists in Nigeria, etc
2)Who is sponsoring you?
Me- My Dad
3)What does he do?
Me- An engineer
4)What work do you do?
Me- A dentist
I answered fully. No documents were asked. After a long period of typing, he just said, Sorry....and that was all.
I was denied last year also. Same course, though a different school. So this year, I applied to a less expensive, but equally good school.
I have re-applied and will be going soon.
A few questions-
--Im trying to fill a new DS 160, but there is really nothing to change. I filled to first one as carefully, and truthfully as I could.I do not know how else that form could be filled.
--Do I need to snap a fresh passport? I still have copies of the passport I submitted last month.
--How about wearing a good sweater this time around. I felt too cold the other time.
--The 'remarks' section on my I20 says 'all funding subject to Consular Verification' Abeg apart from bank statements, what other 'verification' would they need?
--What else can I do, guys?
Hope to hear from you all!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by drdolittle1: 9:28am On Jul 19, 2012
imperiouxx: It's stressful and time taking asking you to send it through a friend account before it can reach me here. Anyway, this is those I used when paying when in Nigeria http://www.gtn-ng.com/contact.html .They get it paid in 2 days. I used them several times for my applications and wes evaluation.


Oh! That is a nice one. I hope Obusco4lyfe can contact these guys. I wish you all the best.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by drdolittle1: 9:37am On Jul 19, 2012
Julie55: Hello house,
I was denied F1 visa last month.
The interview was so short,the VO was typing MOST of the time. He rarely looked at me.
I was asked just 4 questions-
1)Why Public Health?
Me- I have a passion to serve people, and improve the quality of health for those around me, rising need for public health specialists in Nigeria, etc
2)Who is sponsoring you?
Me- My Dad
3)What does he do?
Me- An engineer
4)What work do you do?
Me- A dentist
I answered fully. No documents were asked. After a long period of typing, he just said, Sorry....and that was all.
I was denied last year also. Same course, though a different school. So this year, I applied to a less expensive, but equally good school.
I have re-applied and will be going soon.
A few questions-
--Im trying to fill a new DS 160, but there is really nothing to change. I filled to first one as carefully, and truthfully as I could.I do not know how else that form could be filled.
--Do I need to snap a fresh passport? I still have copies of the passport I submitted last month.
--How about wearing a good sweater this time around. I felt too cold the other time.
--The 'remarks' section on my I20 says 'all funding subject to Consular Verification' Abeg apart from bank statements, what other 'verification' would they need?
--What else can I do, guys?
Hope to hear from you all!

Hey dear..sorry about the denials.

First, I hope no one filed for an immigrant visa for you and I hope you ain't a current winner in the visa lottery stuff.

Just fill out your ds 160 form as carefully and truthfully as possible but make sure all cogent and sensitive data remain as consistent as possible. Do not alter very sensitive data...make sure they are the same with the formerly filled ds 160 forms. How did your first interview go? What were the questions asked of you?


If your passport aint more than 6 months old, then you dont have any need for another.Just hold at least 2 of them.
Try ask your dad to get a bank letter of introduction that states that he is the owner of the account.
Ask your dad to get a letter of employment from his company too(might not be necessary but may be useful in beating all odds).
Make sure the funds in the account well exceeds the amount on the I-20.

You can put on anything that is decent and makes you comfortable.

Please state the documents you have ready, your graduation year, your present occupation and so on and let us make sure you are well groomed for the next interview.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by kpolli(m): 9:45am On Jul 19, 2012
obusco4lyfe: dts d deadline 4 spring

Is that the app fees? Plus I hope your applying to a uni too
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by king14: 9:48am On Jul 19, 2012
@Julie 55

Since you said you applied last year and was also denied and during your recent interview the Vo kept on typing on the system. I believe there is something on that system implicating you. Reflect back from your past application and try and sort any Discrepancies. Publich health is a good course and you are from a medical field so there is a fault somewhere. As for the passports you can go with the old one. If wearing a sweater will make you more comfortable pls do. I'm still Perplexed why your school indicated verification of funding on i20... Well not a big deal. Just reflect back on your application last year!

Cheers!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by Julie55: 10:02am On Jul 19, 2012
dr_dolittle:

Hey dear..sorry about the denials.

First, I hope no one filed for an immigrant visa for you and I hope you ain't a current winner in the visa lottery stuff.

Just fill out your ds 160 form as carefully and truthfully as possible but make sure all cogent and sensitive data remain as consistent as possible. Do not alter very sensitive data...make sure they are the same with the formerly filled ds 160 forms. How did your first interview go? What were the questions asked of you?


If your passport aint more than 6 months old, then you dont have any need for another.Just hold at least 2 of them.
Try ask your dad to get a bank letter of introduction that states that he is the owner of the account.
Ask your dad to get a letter of employment from his company too(might not be necessary but may be useful in beating all odds).
Make sure the funds in the account well exceeds the amount on the I-20.

You can put on anything that is decent and makes you comfortable.

Please state the documents you have ready, your graduation year, your present occupation and so on and let us make sure you are well groomed for the next interview.
Thanks for the response.
No one has filed for an immigrant visa on my behalf.
The first interview went okay. Normal questions were asked till the VO said 'why do u want to change career?'
I did not answer that well. (I have a couple of friends who are dentists going for Public Health who got their Visas.)
My documents-Bank statement, with supporting letter just as u said,School certificate, GRE+ TOEFL scores, admission letters,NYSC certificate, and the other school documents- SERVIS, I20, etc.
Graduated 2009, works as a denitst.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 10:09am On Jul 19, 2012
imperiouxx: It's stressful and time taking asking you to send it through a friend account before it can reach me here. Anyway, this is those I used when paying when in Nigeria http://www.gtn-ng.com/contact.html .They get it paid in 2 days. I used them several times for my applications and wes evaluation.
thanks i wil check it out
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 10:11am On Jul 19, 2012
dr_dolittle:


Oh! That is a nice one. I hope Obusco4lyfe can contact these guys. I wish you all the best.
i wil contact dem 2day...thx
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by kpolli(m): 10:14am On Jul 19, 2012
Julie55:
Thanks for the response.
No one has filed for an immigrant visa on my behalf.
The first interview went okay. Normal questions were asked till the VO said 'why do u want to change career?'
I did not answer that well. (I have a couple of friends who are dentists going for Public Health who got their Visas.)
My documents-Bank statement, with supporting letter just as u said,School certificate, GRE+ TOEFL scores, admission letters,NYSC certificate, and the other school documents- SERVIS, I20, etc.
Graduated 2009, works as a denitst.

Take along ur payslips and your sponsors too or company documents. . . .
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 10:16am On Jul 19, 2012
kpolli:

Is that the app fees? Plus I hope your applying to a uni too
its a community college
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by emmanuelkim: 10:20am On Jul 19, 2012
Julie55: Hello house,
I was denied F1 visa last month.
The interview was so short,the VO was typing MOST of the time. He rarely looked at me.
I was asked just 4 questions-
1)Why Public Health?
Me- I have a passion to serve people, and improve the quality of health for those around me, rising need for public health specialists in Nigeria, etc
2)Who is sponsoring you?
Me- My Dad
3)What does he do?
Me- An engineer
4)What work do you do?
Me- A dentist
I answered fully. No documents were asked. After a long period of typing, he just said, Sorry....and that was all.
I was denied last year also. Same course, though a different school. So this year, I applied to a less expensive, but equally good school.
I have re-applied and will be going soon.
A few questions-
--Im trying to fill a new DS 160, but there is really nothing to change. I filled to first one as carefully, and truthfully as I could.I do not know how else that form could be filled.
--Do I need to snap a fresh passport? I still have copies of the passport I submitted last month.
--How about wearing a good sweater this time around. I felt too cold the other time.
--The 'remarks' section on my I20 says 'all funding subject to Consular Verification' Abeg apart from bank statements, what other 'verification' would they need?
--What else can I do, guys?
Hope to hear from you all!

Julie am so sorry to hear that you was denied
Even me was disqualified at Abuja this July, so i ask the Guru here and there gave me solution to my problems, but what i noticed that even b4 the VO Ask me i was shaking, when i came out from the embassy i was just laughing, when i got home i was just receiving a lot of calls, i told them they were trying to console me, i told them this first experience. i can never give up like that

May be when he ask you, you did not sound convicely to him,

Why Public health:I have a passion to serve people, and improve the quality of health for those around me, rising need for public health specialists in Nigeria
is this all? common, you should have master it very well. please do more research

As for the DS-160 Form, please do not change too many info(vital) as this might affect your chance,

Please read more on Public health and it application to Nigeria
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by kpolli(m): 10:22am On Jul 19, 2012
obusco4lyfe: its a community college

I know, I meant hope its not a community college's I-20 ur taking for ur interview. . . You know what they say about Community colleges here. . . VO can use that as a reason to reject u
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by Julie55: 10:25am On Jul 19, 2012
king1_00,dr do little
Thanks King1_00
Im thinking
--Could it because I have changed my job severally, with a change in income? I work part time so as to focus on this and do not earn so high presently.
--Another thing is - I applied for a B1 (visitor's visa) a year before applying for the first F1 and was denied on this 'home ties issue'.(Also, then I was earning quite high)
I felt the F1 application would be a fresh interview, and previous denials would not have a strong impact on it.
Sincerely, I do not know what discrepancies to sort out at this stage.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 10:28am On Jul 19, 2012
dr_dolittle:


Oh! That is a nice one. I hope Obusco4lyfe can contact these guys. I wish you all the best.
i hv called dem already,it quite affordable. I wil go to there office 2day...thx again
@imperiouxx thx!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by Julie55: 10:37am On Jul 19, 2012
kpolli:

Take along ur payslips and your sponsors too or company documents. . . .

Chei! Dem no dey issue payslips for the place I dey work ooo!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by Mystiqme: 10:50am On Jul 19, 2012
So I have been on this thread since 2010 and I have been following up throughout my GRE and TOEFL process, through my application process and through my spring rejects but I finally had my interview last Friday and this is how it went down.
It was pretty short (about 3 mins) as I told God I wanted the previous day and out of my over 20 documents, only 2 were requested by the VO.
I was at the Lagos embassy and about 4 VOs were interviewing:the African-American on Counter 1,one white guy on 2,one elderly guy on 3, and one other guy on the last counter.
The guy on C2 refused all the women that came for visiting(Did he think they were pregnant undecided). Anyway my token number was 174 and when i saw 173 on C2, I don dey fear but I don dey prepare my mind for a difficult interview even though I was sure I would make it.Suddenly C1 flashed 174 and I walked up to him on jelly legs. It seemed I had forgotten everything I had rehearsed. Anyway....
The Interview
Me: Good morning
VO: Pass your documents, please.
Me: I passed them. He scrutinized them and at the same time was looking at my face. Maybe he dey look this small boi wey dey go do PhD.
VO: Did you take the GRE?
Me: Yes I took it (I passed him my scores).
VO: Do you have your transcript?
Me: Yes, I do. I pass am.
VO: Looked at my transcript and asked 'What is ecology?' I guess this question came up because I studied Botany and I am going for a PhD in Ecology.
Me: I don already dey blow answer afterall na my turf na, but he stopped me and asked:
VO: What is the difference between Botany and Ecology?
Me: Botany is basically the study of plants while Ecology is the study of plants in their environment..both biotic and abiotic. Short like that, I no sabi talk too much wink
VO: So what will this degree do for you?
Me: Well, I already work here as a ...... so it will enable me get promoted more rapidly in my place of work.
As I was answering the last question He was already tearing the green ticket.
VO: Alright, I am granting you your Visa, go and collect it on Wednesday at Ikeja.
Me: In a small voice..thank you. I was trying to hide a smile but I was not successful. grin
All the best guys, I will try to be available to answer any questions. Cheers!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by obusco4lyfe(m): 10:55am On Jul 19, 2012
kpolli:

I know, I meant hope its not a community college's I-20 ur taking for ur interview. . . You know what they say about Community colleges here. . . VO can use that as a reason to reject u
with wat i've learnt on this thread, they usually reject those who aren't fresh frm high sch i.e those who hv a diploma already. As 4 me, i don't!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part3 by kpolli(m): 10:56am On Jul 19, 2012
Mystiqme: So I have been on this thread since 2010 and I have been following up throughout my GRE and TOEFL process, through my application process and through my spring rejects but I finally had my interview last Friday and this is how it went down.
It was pretty short (about 3 mins) as I told God I wanted the previous day and out of my over 20 documents, only 2 were requested by the VO.
I was at the Lagos embassy and about 4 VOs were interviewing:the African-American on Counter 1,one white guy on 2,one elderly guy on 3, and one other guy on the last counter.
The guy on C2 refused all the women that came for visiting(Did he think they were pregnant undecided). Anyway my token number was 174 and when i saw 173 on C2, I don dey fear but I don dey prepare my mind for a difficult interview even though I was sure I would make it.Suddenly C1 flashed 174 and I walked up to him on jelly legs. It seemed I had forgotten everything I had rehearsed. Anyway....
The Interview
Me: Good morning
VO: Pass your documents, please.
Me: I passed them. He scrutinized them and at the same time was looking at my face. Maybe he dey look this small boi wey dey go do PhD.
VO: Did you take the GRE?
Me: Yes I took it (I passed him my scores).
VO: Do you have your transcript?
Me: Yes, I do. I pass am.
VO: Looked at my transcript and asked 'What is ecology?' I guess this question came up because I studied Botany and I am going for a PhD in Ecology.
Me: I don already dey blow answer afterall ana my turf na, but he stopped me and asked:
VO: What is the difference between Botany and Ecology?
Me: Botany is basically the study of plants while Ecology is the study of plants in their environment..both biotic and abiotic. Short like that, I no sabi talk too much wink
VO: So what will this degree do for you?
Me: Well, I already work here as a ...... so it will enable me get promoted more rapidly in my place of work.
As I was answering the last question He was already tearing the green ticket.
VO: Alright, I am granting you your Visa, go and collect it on Wednesday at Ikeja.
Me: In a small voice..thank you. I was trying to hide a smile but I was not successful. grin
All the best guys, I will try to be available to answer any questions. Cheers!


Congrats bro. . .

Same guy that interviewed me and same question format

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