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General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 11:16am On Feb 27, 2009
Hello folks,

PPle hardly discuss or pass information about the US embassy,interview tips and visa success stories

lets start up a thread on the US visa process (visiting,student,immigrant)

anyone that has a question can post it here.

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Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by gongoaso1: 4:43pm On Mar 01, 2009
good thread, cos i have been searching for a thread as this but found only uk visa threads.
I m due to go for masters in the us for sept (fall), who has any tips for scaling the visa hurdle?
thanks
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Thadude(m): 11:41am On Mar 02, 2009
USA visa has been deregulated grin

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Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 12:01pm On Mar 02, 2009
OBAMA! OBAMA!! OBAMA!!!, a frend of mine also from naija updated me on the recent dev. with the USA VISA issues, d point is dat naija guys r fedup with d unsatisfactory routines and reports poppin out frm US embassy each time they try to apply. Any_Which_Way_Is_Always_A_Way. Now, the expo is that if u've applied b4 and was bounced 4 one particular reason, try to amend that very problm nd be specific abt it, afterwards seek 4 another appointment, i can assure u 85% of getting yo visa. Note: It doesnt matter if yo passport was stamped b4, use same passport especially now that they no more stamp passports.
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 12:07pm On Mar 02, 2009
@Tha_dude u funny, na u deregulate US visa i suppose, abi? grin. Pls try not to reiterate questions. Mércì
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Thadude(m): 5:42am On Mar 03, 2009
@brein,
No be me oh! na Yaradua say make naija deregulate so there for everything in Naija is now deregulated even Nigerians too are deregulated, na him make USA embassy dey deregulate Nigerian passport wit visa refusal.
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 12:19pm On Mar 03, 2009
You're very right Tha_dude, even fuel has recently been deregulated. grin poor Nigeria. Bur on a serious note, US VISA is kinda diff. and streinous to get.
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 9:39pm On Mar 03, 2009
gongo aso:

good thread, cos i have been searching for a thread as this but found only uk visa threads.
I m due to go for masters in the us for sept (fall), who has any tips for scaling the visa hurdle?
thanks

@ gongo aso,i am also due to start my masters by fall semester,have you done ur GRE,and wat skol and state do u intend going?
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 9:18am On Mar 12, 2009
Saw on TV,an interview with the US consular general,and she says the strict US policies on visa has been relaxed and 70% of geniuine visa applicants got there visas last year, HOW TRUE IS DIS? shocked shocked shocked
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by gongoaso1: 12:39pm On Mar 12, 2009
@femilangy
yep.i have scaled those standardizd test hurdles  wink and infact already have a decision for for fall admission. what about u? i was told to send in letter of support and bank statement for preparation of the form I20. am a bit surprised cos i willbe getting fnancial support from the school  undecided
what about u? your school and ow far u ve gone.
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 1:18pm On Mar 12, 2009
men i will be writing my GRE in some few weeks,did u do GRE or GMAT and how was it?u can drop me your number so we can talk on phone,
i already got an offer too from metropolitan state univ due to my work experience and professional certifications,but i really have to do the GRE for the  embassy.lets talk on fone dude.my number is ***********.cheers mate

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Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by gongoaso1: 10:09pm On Mar 12, 2009
k, chief. i did GRE and twas very alryt. since you wanna do it for embassy purpose, then you are cool i.e. you can study less hard wink
heard doing toefl puts u in a good stead at the embassy so I took that too. you may want to if you havent taken it yet. so the metropolitan uni accepts candidates without standardized test? i ll check them out at once.could be just what some of my people need, u know people dont wanna write no exams again undecided tongue
my no is 080835752085
u may hit me i u need some materials (GRE)
cheers
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by alex406(m): 12:06pm On Mar 13, 2009
I want to join the train of you guys going to US for sept fall semester,what are the requirements to get admission in the US?
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 9:04am On Mar 14, 2009
@ gongo aso,thanks i will def give u a call.for met state to give ur guys admission dey have to prove a steady progress in ther area of chosen profession,in my own case, i want to study M.Sc Management informaton systems,and i have the following certifications CCNA,MCP,MCTS with 3 years work experience,so it was understandable there reason to waive GRE for me.

Wats up with the TOEFL thing shocked shocked shocked ,men i no dey for that one oh,naija is an english speaking country now?anyway lets c how it goes.
Cheers
NB:Met state is in Minnesota.

When do u intend appearing @ the embassy?
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by gongoaso1: 10:08pm On Mar 14, 2009
@alex406
hmn, lets hope its is not late to apply for fall (sept) admissions especially if you need or require financial aidfrom the school, if thats when you have in mind. you need to write gre/gmat and then most likely toefl as this is almost always required of international applicants, you need a statement ofpurpose and finally two or three reference letters (academic referees are usually preferred) and finally pay some application fees undecided tongue
if you want to apply , u definitely ned to start now, good luck cool

@femilangy, as soon as i have the form I20, i ll book an appointment date .i hear you can only apply 120 days to start of your programme. thanks for the info on the requirements, walahi i fit open consultancy now grin cheesy grin

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Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 6:38pm On Mar 15, 2009
@ Gongo aso
na so oh u fit set up consultancy now oh grin grin grin ,anyway i tried calling you yesterday,your number wasnt reachable,i will try again now though.

i am looking @ may/june to go the embassy,by then i would hav gotten my i-20.



@Alex 406,its not too late to apply for fall semester if u start now. just do what gongo aso said and u are home sailing, cheers dude.

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Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by gongoaso1: 4:47pm On Mar 17, 2009
alyt boss, had some issues with my phone. resolved now though.
wia do you plan on appeaing for the inteview. Im planning on abuja (heard the place has a higher success rate).

cheers dude cool
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 10:31am On Mar 18, 2009
@ Gongo Aso,i will be appearing here in lagos jare,lemme try calling u again.
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 6:27pm On Mar 19, 2009
@ Gongo aso, the number u gave is not correct,its 12 digits angry wink undecided
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by gongoaso1: 7:43pm On Mar 19, 2009
femilangy:

@ Gongo aso, the number u gave is not correct,its 12 digits angry wink undecided


grin cheesy grin angry shocked tongue lipsrsealed
delete the fourth digit, lol
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 8:28pm On Mar 20, 2009
@ gongo aso,
how far with accomodation?are u staying in school hostel,or with a family?
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by alex406(m): 10:22am On Mar 21, 2009
Thanks Gongo Aso,i appreciate your advice,the only problem i'm having now is the Toefl,which i will try as much as possible to take soon but the problem it takes time to get the result.
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by shinepearl: 11:53am On Mar 21, 2009
Have you been denied visa application at the United States embassy, Canadian embassy, South African and other shengen country’s embassy in Nigeria? Well you might have been denied because of several reasons you failed to consider. Getting a visa in any for any of the above countries is not difficult as it seems to be and even though people tend to say that if you apply as a student you stand a lot of chances in getting your visa but we all know that theses embassy officials are very tricky and unpredictable when it comes to issuance of visa. The most secured way to get visa apart from a business travel option is by applying as a government official or partner
We have been monitoring posts and comments on this forum, talked to a lot of visa agents and their promises all though most of them have kept their promises and actually gotten the visa for people, still majority still find it difficult in getting a visa for united states, Canada and the major shengen countries without asking people to apply for school first or some hotel reservation online and stuff like that. The truth is that getting a visa is easy if only you have government backing, and the government backing we are talking about here is full documentation and verification so the visa usually issued here is business/courtesy which is better than a visiting visa because of the limitations that accompany a visiting/family visa.
Document procurement should not be fake because nobody will give you a visa because the embassy will definitely verify especially when the government is involved.
Are we offering anything? Yes we are! We are offering you a guaranteed visa for America, Canada, south Africa, shengen and any other worthwhile country excluding UK and Dublin because we no longer have government back up for those countries and better still if you apply as a student in UK or Dublin you might stand a chance of getting a student visa.
We give 98 %( we don’t like to overstate our promises, but visa is easy to get from us) assurance for our visa because they are backed up by a state government in the south west (not Lagos state government)

Please note that all the visa applications are with appearance since it is from the government appearance is necessary and don’t be afraid because you will be given it is just a formality and precaution against world terrorism.
Do you need more information or enquiry? Don’t hesitate to call. Please no text messages flash or call me backs. It is advised that you call with your personal phone number and not a business center so that if we notice a missed call we could get back to you but not immediately.

Dozie 07064702610 07041134986
Ayo 08030608554
Dare 08029520606

Any of these gentlemen can assist you in any whatsoever enquiry you have.
Best of luck
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by gongoaso1: 6:21pm On Mar 22, 2009
@alex406
some schools do waive toefl for naija students. u will have to find out if the school you have in mind does that else u take it asap to the result comes out quickly too (takes like two weeks to see your results and another two weeks for the score to be reported to the school).
g'luck

@femilangy
i ll tryt o mail you the materials asap. i ll need fast internet as some of the files are large.
as per accomodation, methinks its best to take the schools accomodation, atleast thats what am planning.
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 8:36am On Mar 24, 2009
@ gongo aso thanks,got the materials but i cant seem to run them after downloading,anyway i am also opting for school accommodation. talk to u soon.

sorry how long does it take for ur GRE score to be forwarded to the school?
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by rachiwise(f): 12:00pm On Mar 24, 2009
@ Topic

This is a very welcome development.I have been watching out for something like this on NL.I guess the reason y some ppl hoard information on US visas is becos of they dont want 'too' many naija ppl that will 'spoil' naija's name there.

But there are genuine ppl with genuine intentions of travelling to US.

It will really be appreciated if more ppl contribute to this thread,

@femilangy , gongo aso and alex 406

Thanks for keeping the thread alive, i have a brother who plans to travel by fall for his masters.He has done TOEFL and GRE.He has been given admission to a school already(not after alot of stress and time).The school didnt even use his GRE for his admission because it wasnt required.But he is yet to get his 1-20 form , which should be sent to him soon.

The main thing now is the embassy, what are the necessary documents one need to present to them ?what are the likely questions to be asked during the interview?These and lots more are the questions we would like answered on this thread,

God Bless the ppl with information and that are ready to share, !
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by rachiwise(f): 12:16pm On Mar 24, 2009
femilangy:

@ gongo aso thanks,got the materials but i cant seem to run them after downloading,anyway i am also opting for school accommodation. talk to u soon.

sorry how long does it take for ur GRE score to be forwarded to the school?

@Femilangy

U'l get an unofficial report on ur test day and get the official one 15 working days later.i.e 3 weeks. The test score will also be sent to ur four selected schools by the exam body(ETS).But u can order for ur test scores to be sent to more schools for a fee.

Can we get more info on US visa?
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by Nobody: 2:03pm On Mar 24, 2009
@ rashywise, thanks for the information.
Concerning likely interview questions,i have a friend that got his visa some months ago and told me his questions went like this

Consular:How did u come about this skol?
My friend: came about it on the internet

Consular:Why did u choose this course and skol?
My friend:A progression in my career aspiration,(shows him some offer he got from some oda skol in the US)and states this particular skol fits his career aspirations.

ConsularsadAfter looking through is i-20 form) says did u write any form of standardized test?
My friend:yeah GMAT (showed him unofficial test result copy)

Consular: What has he ben doing since he left the university
My friend: Tells him about his employment history(my friend has changed jobs about 3 times in 3 years),hand him a copy of his resume and bank-statements(his and sponsors)

Consular:After careful considerations,hand him a blue docket,asks him to come the next Tuesday by 5pm for his visa.
My friend:*smiles* gets outside the embassy and screamssssssssssssssss, LOL

anyway thats his story,some other applicants story might be different.so lets share other stories so we can be prepared for likely questions
cheers
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by rachiwise(f): 4:39pm On Mar 24, 2009
@femilangy

Whao! Ur friend's story is really cool!!! It is quite a nice one.I believe ours on NL be great news too!

All the best in ur exam!
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by gongoaso1: 8:39pm On Mar 25, 2009
hi guys
femi thanks for the 'tale'.in fact it is very similar to the ones i heard concerning obtaining a US student visa. wonder y pple make much fuss then if its this easy, undecided
hope ours will be very positive too. got a coupla files on US student visa interviews sent to me by a nairalander. i ll attach it to this post. hope we gain something from it.

@femilangy
the software does not run on vista, only xp or a lesser operating system. u may also want to disable your antivirus while installing it (it is an adware and many antivirus may see it as a virus). its what i used for the verbal part of the GRE and trust me, it rocked!!! wink

@rachiwise welcome aboard
wat sch is your bro looking @

cheers

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Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by jorge1980(m): 11:54pm On Mar 25, 2009
@brein , what do you mean by ' they dont stamp passports again' in your earliers post?
Re: General U.S.A (student) Visa Enquiries by rachiwise(f): 10:45am On Mar 26, 2009
@ gongo aso

ur attachments are the bomb!!! Thanks for sharing all this info. . . It really blew my mind away.

I really Thank God and Femilangy for creating this thread. . . and also you for being a great contributor.

I am also working on some research on the US visa thingy.I will inform you guys abt it asap.

Cheers!

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