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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by leo101: 1:04am On Jun 09, 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.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Mathew112: 2:15am On Jun 09, 2016
Goodday V.O.
I will be going for my interview this week.
Purpose of travel: Tourism/Sightseeing.

During my DS-160 Application I selected B2 as against B1/B2. Please, is this going to cause any issue for me?
Regards..
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 8:03am On Jun 09, 2016
JERRYMAN2016:
Hi Abuja NIV Nigeria

Thank you for your reply as your reply is useful. However, in all my two refusals, I was handed a normal paper of 214(b) as others were given when refused. It is not a 2149a) or (c), but normal refusals of NIV of 214(b). It is more than 3 years since i was refused last.

I have had two used and expired US B1/B2 visas, before I wanted the F1 visas. But that has passed and I not going for any studies to the US for to attend a conference in Texas.

I am thinking even if I was banned for staying up to 3 months after I received the L1A denial letter from the USCIS in the US, even if I was banned for 3 years (which the visa officer would not tell you, neither would such stated on the refusal letter), the three years has passed and is more than 4 years since then, do I need any lawyer in the US to petition for a removal of inadmissibility before applying and going to the Embassy for a B1/B2 visa or I should just reapply with no needs of all those contacting a US attorney for such 214 (b) refusals and banned for 3 or so years?

Would appreciate your reply again.

Thanks

Jerry

A lawyer on this matter would be unnecessary. If you were banned for any period of time, you would have been informed.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 8:04am On Jun 09, 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.

Invitations are not required and are not reviewed at interviews. You can apply with whichever employer feels most appropriate.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 8:04am On Jun 09, 2016
Mathew112:
Goodday V.O.
I will be going for my interview this week.
Purpose of travel: Tourism/Sightseeing.

During my DS-160 Application I selected B2 as against B1/B2. Please, is this going to cause any issue for me?
Regards..

We will just change it at your interview.

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Ola14(m): 8:43am On Jun 09, 2016
Hi VO,my brother who is a policeman with 14 Years in service applied for b1/b2 visa but was denied, during the interview he was asked how many children he has and he said 2,he was also asked about the program he was attending in the US.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abfas: 9:55am On Jun 09, 2016
Can a mum travel with her 3 kids ( age 6,4,2) alone for a 10 days holiday during d summer period. What r d chances of getting a visa. Travel history ( uk,ghana).
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by teetee12: 10:44am On Jun 09, 2016
hello vo, i have heard of people denied of entering into embassy because, their DS 160 barcode number is not the same with appointment number please, how do avoid this in the course of filing my application? is it advisable to pay for visa fee before filing ds 160 form? please, kindly enlightening me.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by jayfierce(m): 3:43pm On Jun 09, 2016
Good day VO,

I helped my mother complete the DS 160 form and will be paying for her trip to visit the US.

Do I need to fill form I-134 since i am not residing in the US nor a US Citizen?

Thanks for the help.

Regards,
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Gflat: 7:44pm On Jun 09, 2016
abujaniv:


B1/B2

Hello vo good evening and you are doing a marvellous job trying to lead us to the right path on getting a visa. I have a little issue giving some fellas of mine troubled heart. I will so much appreciate it if you can give me a possible reason that led to their denial.
There is a conference coming up in a month's time in Chicago and I informed a few Friends of mine in Nigeria about it...they seemed interested in it considering the fact that it related to their line of businesses. they started their processing and got dates for interview (last week and this week) but to my greatest surprise just 3 was given visa out of about 25 people who opt in for the program. (they all had strong ties to the country and are all married and successful business men)
Someone who went for his interview today told me he was asked just 3 questions which were
1. Were was he going to
2. What was he going for
3. Has he ever traveled out of the country (which his answer was no)
My question is what could possibly go wrong? And were they suppose to apply for the interview together?
Please advice... Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by cashglue: 10:50pm On Jun 09, 2016
abujaniv:


Contact the Embassy immediately. It is likely we were waiting for your SEVIS to reflect.

Thank you so much guys! I did contact the embassy and was told my passport had been sent to the pickup location. I finally picked it up today.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by halaphilip: 1:30am On Jun 10, 2016
Hi Abuja NIV,

Thank you for the job you are doing.

My wife and I are US permanent residents. She moved here in 2011 while i joined her last year. Our son was born here in the US. My wife is pregnant with our second child and we would like to invite my elder sister to come be with her for the period of child delivery and for a couple of months thereafter before returning to Nigeria. My mom and my wife's mom, either of whom would have been in a better position to come help us, are late. My wife is a student and also takes care of our son. My sister is a 51-year old petty trader.

What do we need to do? Our baby is due in November.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by THELMA2000: 10:42am On Jun 10, 2016
Good Morning VO,
My husband, Son and I applied to visit Orlando for Tourism for 10days, we went to the embassy for interview and was refused (Although we didn't have travel experience). Our proposed travel date was in march (During Easter period) but because we were refused, we decided not to ignore our planned vacation by travelling to the UAE but spend only 4days (25th-29th March 2016). I'm a business business person (Ticketing and Local Airport Pick-ups and hotel reservation) and my husband is a Civil Servant Although he also does Business part time which fetch him more money than his civil service job (Auto sales).He filled the Civil service job as his primary source of income because that is what is taking most of his time. We decided to re-apply this summer and our interview has been scheduled for 23rd of this month and our propose travel date is July. Personally, I'm more interested in this tour than my husband because I want to use it as an opportunity to explore more in my business.

My question:
Did my husband make any mistake of using Civil service which fetches him less than his personal Business as his primary employment?
What Chance do we have in getting our Visa?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by sophiavicky: 1:16pm On Jun 10, 2016
Good day VO and all,

My Question is in 3 parts please:

1. My family (Myself, Wife and daughter) have a b1b2 visa that will be expiring in September, do we wait till then to renew?, or is there a particular time frame before its been sent for renewal?

2. Since it was a family visa, do i send all our passports together or separately for renewal

3. I am a youth pastor in my church here in Nigeria and during our first visit in the united states, the church i attended (2014) filed an R1 visa for me but have been travelling to and fro united States afterwards with the b1b2 visa. Unfortunately, i was called by the church sometimes last month that the R1 visa was denied, does this have any effect on renewal of the family b1b2 visa. thank you
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 1:19pm On Jun 10, 2016
Hello sophiavicky,

1. You do not need to wait. We encourage you to plan ahead to give us ample time to renew your visa.

2. Together is probably best.

3. As always, be forthright and honest about your travel history on the application and with the officer.

Regards,
Abuja NIV

sophiavicky:
Good day VO and all,

My Question is in 3 parts please:

1. My family (Myself, Wife and daughter) have a b1b2 visa that will be expiring in September, do we wait till then to renew?, or is there a particular time frame before its been sent for renewal?

2. Since it was a family visa, do i send all our passports together or separately for renewal

3. I am a youth pastor in my church here in Nigeria and during our first visit in the united states, the church i attended (2014) filed an R1 visa for me but have been travelling to and fro united States afterwards with the b1b2 visa. Unfortunately, i was called by the church sometimes last month that the R1 visa was denied, does this have any effect on renewal of the family b1b2 visa. thank you
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 1:21pm On Jun 10, 2016
Hello Thelma2000,

We do not give odds of getting a visa, as that is not how the process works. You are more than welcome to reapply at any time and speak to an officer then.

Regards,

Abuja NIV

THELMA2000:
Good Morning VO,
My husband, Son and I applied to visit Orlando for Tourism for 10days, we went to the embassy for interview and was refused (Although we didn't have travel experience). Our proposed travel date was in march (During Easter period) but because we were refused, we decided not to ignore our planned vacation by travelling to the UAE but spend only 4days (25th-29th March 2016). I'm a business business person (Ticketing and Local Airport Pick-ups and hotel reservation) and my husband is a Civil Servant Although he also does Business part time which fetch him more money than his civil service job (Auto sales).He filled the Civil service job as his primary source of income because that is what is taking most of his time. We decided to re-apply this summer and our interview has been scheduled for 23rd of this month and our propose travel date is July. Personally, I'm more interested in this tour than my husband because I want to use it as an opportunity to explore more in my business.

My question:
Did my husband make any mistake of using Civil service which fetches him less than his personal Business as his primary employment?
What Chance do we have in getting our Visa?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 1:23pm On Jun 10, 2016
Hello Halaphilip,

There is no special process for your family members to travel to the U.S. She would apply just like every other applicant.

Regards,

Abuja NIV

halaphilip:
Hi Abuja NIV,

Thank you for the job you are doing.

My wife and I are US permanent residents. She moved here in 2011 while i joined her last year. Our son was born here in the US. My wife is pregnant with our second child and we would like to invite my elder sister to come be with her for the period of child delivery and for a couple of months thereafter before returning to Nigeria. My mom and my wife's mom, either of whom would have been in a better position to come help us, are late. My wife is a student and also takes care of our son. My sister is a 51-year old petty trader.

What do we need to do? Our baby is due in November.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 1:25pm On Jun 10, 2016
Hello Ola14,

It doesn't sound like there is a question. Officers ask a qide variety of questions during the interview to determine an applicant's ties to their home country.

Regards,

Abuja NIV

Ola14:
Hi VO,my brother who is a policeman with 14 Years in service applied for b1/b2 visa but was denied, during the interview he was asked how many children he has and he said 2,he was also asked about the program he was attending in the US.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 1:28pm On Jun 10, 2016
Hello abfas,

We encourage travel to the U.S., so taking your children for a 10 day trip over the summer sounds great. Unfortunately, we do not give odds as each case is different and unique.

Regards,

Abuja NIV

abfas:
Can a mum travel with her 3 kids ( age 6,4,2) alone for a 10 days holiday during d summer period. What r d chances of getting a visa. Travel history ( uk,ghana).
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 1:31pm On Jun 10, 2016
Hello Teetee12,

People are turned back when their barcodes don't match the receipt. It also happens when a family applies using only one barcode. You must pay the fee at GT Bank and use that receipt number to set up your appointment. Please call the hotline if you have any questions.

Regards,

Abuja NIV

teetee12:
hello vo, i have heard of people denied of entering into embassy because, their DS 160 barcode number is not the same with appointment number please, how do avoid this in the course of filing my application? is it advisable to pay for visa fee before filing ds 160 form? please, kindly enlightening me.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by halaphilip: 3:24pm On Jun 10, 2016
abujaniv:
Hello Halaphilip,

There is no special process for your family members to travel to the U.S. She would apply just like every other applicant.

Regards,

Abuja NIV


Not sure this answers my question, so maybe i should clarify:

1. How much of a help will an invitation letter from us be? Going through this page it seems you people don't even bother to look at it, even though it is clear it is important in some cases.
2. The issue of proving ties to Nigeria that convinces the Consulate the person does not intend to immigrate is not clear. Based on what i have read here it seems people that work in the informal sector have their chance of getting visa remarkably reduced.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by jayfierce(m): 3:41pm On Jun 10, 2016
jayfierce:
Good day VO,

I helped my mother complete the DS 160 form and will be paying for her trip to visit the US.

Do I need to fill form I-134 since i am not residing in the US nor a US Citizen?

Thanks for the help.

Regards,

Good Day abujaniv,

I do not believe my question was skipped intentionally.

Please kindly assist.

Regards
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 7:20am On Jun 11, 2016
Hello Halaphilip,

1. As we have stated many times on this thread, letters of introduction and other such documents are not necessary and will most likely not be examined during the interview. Moreover, applicants tend to waste precious time during their interview trying to show such documents to the officer.
2. The burden of proof is on the applicant to describe their ties that would compel them to return to their home country. Each applicant has a unique case, so encourage your family and friend to be honest, forthright and descriptive of their work.

Regards,

Abuja NIV

halaphilip:


Not sure this answers my question, so maybe i should clarify:

1. How much of a help will an invitation letter from us be? Going through this page it seems you people don't even bother to look at it, even though it is clear it is important in some cases.
2. The issue of proving ties to Nigeria that convinces the Consulate the person does not intend to immigrate is not clear. Based on what i have read here it seems people that work in the informal sector have their chance of getting visa remarkably reduced.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 7:23am On Jun 11, 2016
Hello cashglue,

We are glad that it worked out. Safe travels!

Regards,

Abuja NIV

cashglue:


Thank you so much guys! I did contact the embassy and was told my passport had been sent to the pickup location. I finally picked it up today.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 7:27am On Jun 11, 2016
Hello Gflat,

We aprpeciate your interest in coming to the U.S., but unfortunately, it sounds like the applicants didn't met the requirements under U.S. immigration law. The law is very strict and we cannot give further detail at the interview, and we cannot advise over the internet. You are more than welcome to reapply at anytime, but remember that unless your situation has changed, it is unlikely that the decision would be any different.

Regards,

Abuja NIV

Gflat:


Hello vo good evening and you are doing a marvellous job trying to lead us to the right path on getting a visa. I have a little issue giving some fellas of mine troubled heart. I will so much appreciate it if you can give me a possible reason that led to their denial.
There is a conference coming up in a month's time in Chicago and I informed a few Friends of mine in Nigeria about it...they seemed interested in it considering the fact that it related to their line of businesses. they started their processing and got dates for interview (last week and this week) but to my greatest surprise just 3 was given visa out of about 25 people who opt in for the program. (they all had strong ties to the country and are all married and successful business men)
Someone who went for his interview today told me he was asked just 3 questions which were
1. Were was he going to
2. What was he going for
3. Has he ever traveled out of the country (which his answer was no)
My question is what could possibly go wrong? And were they suppose to apply for the interview together?
Please advice... Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 7:30am On Jun 11, 2016
Hello Jayfierce,

Sorry that we missed your question the first time. That's a good question. We encourage you to sit with your mom to complete the form together, as the application is a statement regarding her background, so applicants should always strive to complete it truthfully and completely. For the elderly, the application may be confusing and long, so it would be a help to her. There is a section at the end that asks who helped with the form, so ensure that you complete that section.

Regards,

Abuja NIV

jayfierce:


Good Day abujaniv,

I do not believe my question was skipped intentionally.

Please kindly assist.

Regards
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Mxtourist: 2:43am On Jun 12, 2016
Hello VO,
In your experience has anyone ever been granted a visa after deportation? If a child was taken to the US with their parents, parents applied for asylum but got denied, and order deportation after living there for years. I have no intention of moving to the US but would like to go back and visit.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Lakunsin12: 1:17pm On Jun 12, 2016
@abujaniv,

I need your advice on this issue please. I applied for and got a visit visa (B1/B2) which i used to travel 4 times to the USA however, the date of birth of my mum on the DS160 i submitted is wrong. I only found out about this after i had travelled to USA and returned home.

Please how do i go about rectifying this oversight?

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