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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by julius99(m): 11:45am On May 09, 2018
Good Morning VO, Hope you're doing Great!
Please I have a Visa fee receipt that was paid with a different Passport details and now I want to use it for MySelf to schedule an Appointment.
I will love to know if I can go ahead and use it.

Thank you for your prompt response.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by AlterEnigma(m): 1:35pm On May 09, 2018
Hi LagosNIV and VisaOfficer

Pls are "Fixed Deposit Slips" accepted as a means of Proof of Bank Statement for a Student Visa??

My dad's Statement of Account is in his Company's name. The VO requested i drop off financial proof in his real name and not Company's name.

Thank You
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abanda: 3:49pm On May 09, 2018
Dear AbujaNIV/VO,

Please i applied for my visa renewal via drop box at Abuja, i send in my passport on the 26th April, 2018 the last status update is "application received" which is April 30th, 2018 since then there is no new update, is there anything i can do or something i did wrong for the delay?

Thank you!
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by shobadesamuel(m): 4:14pm On May 09, 2018
Dear sir/ma,
Thank you for the opportunity given to further my studies at Iowa state university, Ames, U.S.A. But please i have a question regarding my visa which was just collected today. On my visa it reads that the visa expires in 2 years (2020) but meanwhile i have earlier indicated in my application that my program takes 5 years and ends in 2023. I explained to the officer at the collection center at DHL house, isolo but i was told that its correct because that is the maximum amount of years being issued.
Please sir/ma, i would like to confirm this information and the necessary step to take if required.
Thank you sir/ma.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Quoran: 4:22pm On May 09, 2018
Hello LagosNIV. Please, if one's passport photograph does not show on the Confirmation page, will that be a problem? The system did reject my passport and simply asked me to come with a new passport photograph alongside my confirmation email for my interview.

I am asking this because a part of the appointment confirmation stated this: "Effective immediately,visa applicants who do not upload their photos when submitting their DS-160 application will be turned away and advised to complete their application by uploading a proper photo. This will usually require the rescheduling of their appointment. The process for uploading photos is easy and is thoroughly explained in our on-line application. Avoid disappointment and delay-upload your photo as part of your visa application!"
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Aghatise: 6:25pm On May 09, 2018
Dear Abuja NIV/VO,

My wife sent in her passport for US Visa renewal (Drop Box - Att: Abuja Embassy) on 23 April ; status changed to 'Application Received' on 26 April and since then no response from the embassy .

Appreciate an update.............
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by MissEny: 4:26pm On May 10, 2018
Hi Abuja/Lagos NIV,

I'm newly pregnant and planning to give birth in a birthing centre in the US because I want an unmedicated and natural childbirth process. Do VO's frown upon birthing centres as against hospitals?

Secondly, previous US visa expires this month and I will renew soon, can I proceed with renewal via dropbox or should I schedule an interview instead since my purpose for visit is to have a baby.

I look forward to your response.

Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:08pm On May 21, 2018
Morning VO,
I intended traveling with two of my kids for summer vacation this coming August 2018. My elder sister would be sending me invitation letter. I have already paid for our visa, Business/Tourist Category via Gtbank. Please what other supporting document or form do I need to be invited for interview.

This is an important question and you can find information about supporting documents for a B1/B2 visa on the following websites: http://www.travel.state.gov and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visatypeinfo.asp
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:14pm On May 21, 2018
Good day VO, thank you devoting time to answer questions on this platform.

Please VO, I am a young Lady in my twenties but married with very young kids. I am very intelligent and look forward to getting to the summit of my career and I believe having kids shouldn't be an hindrance to achieving my set goals.
In order to bag the most envied US masters degree, I sat for the GRE recently and scored well above 300, I applied to about 4 Universities in the US and got admits. I even got the Dean's excellence scholarship that reduces my tuition by 50% in one of the top 100 universities because my GPA was around 3.34/4.
I have more than enough finance to cover all expenses BUT I keep getting feedback about the F-1 and F-2 visas that gives me so much concern.

I have a very young set of twins that require so much motherly care. My Hubby is very supportive of my goals and is willing to care for the kids while I focus on my studies as he is very sure this degree will enable us expand our Business in Nigeria and set up a New consultancy firm.
Most persons say I won't be granted a Visa if my family will accompany me to the US and that they should apply later after I arrive. I feel so sad about this as my family is very important to me and I can't go for any program without being certain that my babies would be fine. I have searched online for cases of f1 students accompanied by f2 dependents but couldn't find much.
Please if true, this is not fair... I think I should be accessed on my qualifications for a masters program, how well I would perform and the impact of my studies on my Business and not based on my marital status. I am already thinking of exploring other options for studies but I feel bad that I can't acquire a US degree not because I'm not qualified but because I have young babies I have to care for.

Please rely on facts from legitimate U.S. government sources that outline student visa qualifications. Consider the following three websites: http://www.travel.state.gov and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visatypeinfo.asp and https://j1visa.state.gov/basics/other-u-s-visas/

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:16pm On May 21, 2018
Good day vo ... Please I want to assk a question ... My business partner wants to apply for a usa for a conference taking place septemeber 2018 .. He got an appointment date for July 2018 .. And already filled his D's 160... But by his passport is going to expire November 2018 .. And by his interview date ,his passport won't have a 6month validity again .. Please advice

You must possess a passport valid for travel to the United States with a validity date at least six months beyond your intended period of stay in the United States (unless country-specific agreements provide exemptions). Refer to this website for answers related to the topic of expired passports and valid U.S. visas. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-gen-faq.asp
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:30pm On May 21, 2018
Hello fellas, pls I have this question bodering my mind to ask, so as to get prepared for my f1 visa class interview, I received my i-20, but while registering I was single, but after receiving before my interview, I legally marry my wife and she is already pregnant for me, can I take my wedding certificate along to let the consular understands am legally married at d course of waiting for interview, which I believe is a plus for me to convince the consular that am coming Bk to home country after the degree.

An F1's spouse and unmarried, minor children who intend to reside with the F1 during the F1s study is required to demonstrate proof of relationship, like a legal marriage certificate/birth certificate. Please refer to this website for additional information about support documents necessary for an F1/M1 and F2/M2 visa interview. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-typefandm.asp and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html#spouse
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:32pm On May 21, 2018
Goodday everyone. If someone apples 4 nonmigrant visa 2 visit US n attand a conference n was denied, how long will d person wait b4 applying again or can he apply immediately?

A denial under 214b is temporary. However, before reapplying, an applicant refused under Section 214(b) should review carefully their situation and realistically evaluate their ties. They may write down on paper what qualifying ties they think they have which may not have been evaluated at the time of their interview with the consular officer. Also, if they have been refused, they should review what documents were submitted for the consul to consider. Applicants refused visas under section 214(b) may reapply for a visa. When they do, they will have to show further evidence of their ties or how their circumstances have changed since the time of the original application. It may help to answer the following questions before reapplying: (1) Did I explain my situation accurately? (2) Did the consular officer overlook something? (3) Is there any additional information I can present to establish my residence and strong ties abroad?

Applicants should also bear in mind that they will be charged a nonrefundable application fee each time they apply for a visa, regardless of whether a visa is issued. Please refer to http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-gen-faq.asp#qlistprofile2 for additional information.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:34pm On May 21, 2018
Good day all, pls i need expert advice.

In renewing my US visa, i qualified for the drop box option and went ahead to pay for the visa fee (MRV number) with confirmation letter issued however i haven't completed the DS160 form nor submitted for the new application.

my fear is that the payment may not be transferred to my new application number (DS106 ref), please what do i do?


Inquiries on completing the DS-160 are addressed on the following web pages: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application/ds-160-faqs.html and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-ds160complete.asp
Please visit these web pages for help with Non-immigrant visa application procedures. https://ng.usembassy.gov/visas/ and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visaapply.asp
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:36pm On May 21, 2018
LagosNIV and AbujaNIV. My sevis fee will expire next month. Can I book interview for June?

Please refer to this site to identify the number of days it will take to get an interview: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas.html
Refer to this site to identify whether you qualify for an expedited visa: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-expeditedappointment.asp
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:38pm On May 21, 2018
Please, help, as a Nigerian and a Ph.D. exchange student from Nigeria to Denmark.

While my stay in Denmark is still valid, I got invitation for a sponsored conference in US.

I was trying to apply for US VISA, the platform is directing me back to either Lagos or Abuja in Nigeria for VISA interview. Though, I updated the earlier application form.

What do I do to be interviewed in Denmark for US VISA?. Please boss, help me.

If you are referring to the site through which you initiate the visa application/appointment process (Global Support Services), then please login and input your password to access your earlier application form via the following GSS Denmark site. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/dk/index.html?firstTime=No
If you created the earlier application in a country other than the one in which you currently reside, then: You do not need to create another profile if it is also serviced by CGI. You can simply contact us through the Contact Us section on http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-main-contactus.asp and share your passport number, UID or email address so we can retrieve and update your profile with the new country where you plan to apply for your US Visa. If you are applying in a country that is not covered by CGI, you will be invited to create a new profile. As a reminder, MRV fee receipts paid in one country are non-transferable to the other country.
Also, refer to the U.S. Embassy in Denmark site for visa interview requirements and methods of contacting customer service for consular related topics. https://dk.usembassy.gov/visas/nonimmigrant-visas/
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:40pm On May 21, 2018
Hello VO,

Please i want to apply for US visa for my 15year old daughter. i already got my visa last year. Do i schedule an appointment for her using my profile or open a new one for her to book an appointment. Your response will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

Each applicant - including children - must have their own Form DS-160 visa application. The Form DS-160 must be completed and submitted online prior to your interview at the Embassy or Consulate. Any inquiries on completing the DS-160 are addressed on the following website: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/forms/ds-160-online-nonimmigrant-visa-application/ds-160-faqs.html
Refer to this site for additional guidance: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-ds160complete.asp
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:41pm On May 21, 2018
Hello VO,

Please i'm asking this question on behalf of a friend. She just got a US B1/B2 visa in March. She however, just noticed her passport is missing (she isn't sure if it was stolen or just misplaced).

She's planning to get a new passport but she wants to know what to do as regards the US visa she just got and how to get it back.

Thank you.

Thank you for asking this important question. First, go to the local police station and report your document(s) lost or stolen. If available, you will need to provide copies of the original documents. You will be issued a police report detailing the incident. Don’t forget to make an extra copy of the report for your own records . Second, contact your local Nigerian Immigration Services for information about the procedure to replace a lost or stolen passport.

Then, report your visa lost or stolen by emailing the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate outside the United States which issued your visa. Go to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate website to locate the email address and contact information. Be sure to include your full name, date of birth, place of birth, address in the United States, and an e-mail address (if available). Specifically state whether the visa was lost or stolen. If you have a copy of the passport or visa, scan and email this to the embassy or consulate. Otherwise, if known, report the category of visa, and the passport number from the lost/stolen visa. If you have already reported your visa lost/stolen to the U.S. Embassy or Consulate, and then you later find your misplaced visa, then your visa will be invalid for future travel to the United States. Therefore, in that situation you must apply for a new visa at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

Finally, applicants who previously received a full validity visa and are now applying for a visa in the same visa category within one year of the expiration of their last visa may apply in a special "renewal" category which generally has shorter waiting times than other categories or they may make a regular visa interview appointment. Refer to the following online resources for additional information: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visarenew.html and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/lost-stolen-visas.html

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by Nobody: 8:44pm On May 21, 2018
Hello Lagos NIV,

My brother who will be sponsoring me is in China and his account statement is in Mandarin. Please, I will like to confirm if he needs to translate it?

Thank you

Bring legitimate documents in the official language of Nigeria that:
-Demonstrate strong financial, social, and family ties to your home country that will compel you to return to your country after your program of study in the U.S. ends.
- Support your application and which give credible evidence that you have enough readily-available funds to meet all expenses for the first year of study and that you have access to funds sufficient to cover all expenses while you remain in the United States. M-1 applicants must demonstrate the ability to pay all tuition and living costs for the entire period of their intended stay.
Original copies of bank statements, scholarship award letters, etc.will be accepted.

If you are financially sponsored by another person, bring proof of your relationship to the sponsor (such as your birth certificate), the sponsor's most recent original tax forms and the sponsor's original bank statements and/or fixed deposit certificates.
Refer to the "Supporting Documents" portion of this site for additional information: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-typefandm.asp

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by KDK(m): 5:48pm On May 22, 2018

It is so nice to have you back.

Please what is the use in meeting the criteria for Expedited Visa Appointment and not able to book an earlier date than what is shown on the profile? I have urgent business travel and have all the required documentation both from the US company and Nigeria Company affirming the opportunity to be lost. However, I am unable to book an appointment that can enable meet up with this travel.

I had earlier done drop box and expected my passport earlier but was invited for interview (most likely to see my zero balance and other documentation because i had a child in the states). But this is dealing a heavy blow on my business travel which came up after i had submitted my passport (along with passports of other members of the family) for a planned family vacation in August.

What is the way forward?

Thank you in advance for your response.

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by bouqounmie(f): 7:26pm On May 22, 2018
Thanks for your response. Fortunately, my friend has found the missing passport.

I will like to clarify an information from the site below. I'm in the process of renewing my visa via dropbox. I have a 4yr old child who has not been issued a US visa before. Is it possible to apply for him through my dropbox application while also renewing mine through dropbox based on the information on the site?




Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by SremmLife: 3:27am On May 23, 2018
You should be fine. Carry both passports.

Can one have two passports? Having almost same name let's say Passport A has John Doe G born 1st June 1960 but wants to have another passport with these details... John G Doe, 1st June 1962?


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