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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 3:24pm On Feb 20, 2018
Hello ddare05,

If your son wishes to apply for a B1/B2 visa, he will need to fill in the DS-160, pay the application fee and book an appointment. Please see https://ng.usembassy.gov/visas/

LagosNIV

ddare05:
Hello VO,

I recently brought back my son (to Nigeria) who has been on an F1 student visa in the states to continue his education here in Nigeria.

If he needs to apply for a visit visa to the states, will he be eligible for “drop box” or he’ll need to book an embassy appointment?

Best regards
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 3:33pm On Feb 20, 2018
Hello ebencoreal -

We do not manage the SEVIS payment/I-20 process.
It is advisable to bring proof of payment (such as bank statements) with you to your interview.
We do not comment on any applicant’s chances for getting a visa.

LagosNIV

ebencoreal:


Hello

I applied for F1 student visa as self sponsored same as indicated in my SEVIS, and provided my bank statement, but I was denied. I am willing to reapply immediately as the school is waiting for me, and my employer is willing to sponsor me this time. Can I change my sponsor from self to employer? If yes, what should I provide as backup document since my circumstances have changed. And what are my chances of getting the Visa this time?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 3:55pm On Feb 21, 2018
Hello oloks2-

Apologies for not responding before your appointment, hopefully you did not run into problems.

For others who may have this issue, we will be able to correct your passport number during your appointment. Bring your passport photo with you and we will rescan it during the intake process.

LagosNIV

oloks2:
Hi Lagos/Abuja NIV,
I have an appointment for Wednesday 21/02/2018, unfortunately my appointment confirmation shows my old passport Nos instead of the new one, how can I correct this please?I typed my new passport nos at the point of booking the appointment and i'm surprised the old one is coming out,how will this affect me?
Secondly, I wasn't able to upload an acceptable picture at the point of completing my DS-160 and I was asked to come to the embassy with an acceptable 5 by 5 passport which I plan to do, I have just read somewhere that applications submitted without an acceptable picture might be turned back at the embassy, can I still adjust my submitted applications to enable me try other pictures?What's your advise pls?

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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 3:59pm On Feb 21, 2018
Hello Michealgatfin-

You will need to work this issue with the Canadian Deputy High Commission.

LagosNIV

Michealgatfin:
Good day. I have travelled to the uk twice with my real date 1997. But I had to get birth affidavit from court which carries 1996 because I wanted to use it for university then cos I wasn’t of age. So I just got a new birth certificate. Now I am done and want to travel to Canada for masters which I have gotten admission in a school already and I made it known there was a mistake on my passport because they require passport and birth certificate before giving admission but I got it.
All my documents carry 1996 except my passport which is 1997. Please what do you think I can do because I am supposed to start my student permit processing in the next week. I would be looking forward to your replies.. thank you

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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Michealgatfin: 10:02pm On Feb 21, 2018
Please can you elaborate. Thanks
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Dewumi054(f): 11:08pm On Feb 22, 2018
[quote author=abujaniv post=43820620]

Hello Abujaniv

Please am new on this platform and new to obtaining any visa as well so please can you explain what SEVIS, DS-160, F1 visa and F2 visa is

In addition, I applied for masters this summer, and as regards the bank statement, I have someone with a US account as my sponsor but he said he doesn't have up to the amount the school is requesting for as the school fees. Is this going to be a problem?. Is it going to serve as a platform for the consular to deny one visa if I tender a bank statement with not up to the amount of the school fees?. Although, the man said he is ready to drop his working documents which according to him is more relevant as it is acknowledged by the US government. Will this be acknowledged by the interviewers at the Embassy?

Thanks
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Aforapple: 11:39pm On Feb 24, 2018
Hello,
I've been refused a student visa 4 times with Lincoln University I20 as an MBA student. I reached out to Harvard with my stats and I was advised towards summer school so I can transition into a Management program in the fall. Do I stand a chance with my Harvard summer school I20 or try another school for Msc in fall?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Dewumi054(f): 1:10pm On Feb 27, 2018
Hello Abujaniv

Please am new on this platform and new to obtaining any visa as well so please can you explain what SEVIS, DS-160, F1 visa and F2 visa is

In addition, I applied for masters this summer, and as regards the bank statement, I have someone with a US account as my sponsor but he said he doesn't have up to the amount the school is requesting for as the school fees. Is this going to be a problem?. Is it going to serve as a platform for the consular to deny one visa if I tender a bank statement with not up to the amount of the school fees?. Although, the man said he is ready to drop his working documents which according to him is more relevant as it is acknowledged by the US government. Will this be acknowledged by the interviewers at the Embassy?

Thanks
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Wine52(m): 10:56am On Feb 28, 2018
[quote author=Dewumi054 post=65413665]Hello Abujaniv

Hi Abujaniv,
Like to know if F1 visa application for a private University (Ms program for fall 2018) is red flag for prospective applicant? am new
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 2:20pm On Mar 01, 2018
Dear Aforapple-

We cannot comment on an individual’s chances for getting a student visa. You must decide what is in your best interest, then proceed with that action.

LagosNIV

Aforapple:
Hello,
I've been refused a student visa 4 times with Lincoln University I20 as an MBA student. I reached out to Harvard with my stats and I was advised towards summer school so I can transition into a Management program in the fall. Do I stand a chance with my Harvard summer school I20 or try another school for Msc in fall?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 2:22pm On Mar 01, 2018
Dear Wine52-

We do not have a list of ‘red flag’ universities. All applications, for any University, will receive the same scrutiny at the visa interview. We suggest you do the necessary research to find the best universities for you and your future, then apply to them. Worry about the visa later.

LagosNIV

[quote author=Wine52 post=65437462][/quote]
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 2:27pm On Mar 01, 2018
Dear Dewumi054-

SEVIS https://www.ice.gov/sevis/students
I-20 forms https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/what-is-the-form-i-20.
A good resource to learn about student visas is https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study.html and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-typefandm.asp

You will need to provide proof that you, or your sponsor, can fund the dollar amount shown on your I-20. This typically includes all costs of tuition, insurance, and room and board. This must be liquid funds, readily available. You must also prove that they have the ability to fund your continuing education. If you cannot prove this, then it can lead to a visa denial.

LagosNIV
Dewumi054:
Hello Abujaniv

Please am new on this platform and new to obtaining any visa as well so please can you explain what SEVIS, DS-160, F1 visa and F2 visa is

In addition, I applied for masters this summer, and as regards the bank statement, I have someone with a US account as my sponsor but he said he doesn't have up to the amount the school is requesting for as the school fees. Is this going to be a problem?. Is it going to serve as a platform for the consular to deny one visa if I tender a bank statement with not up to the amount of the school fees?. Although, the man said he is ready to drop his working documents which according to him is more relevant as it is acknowledged by the US government. Will this be acknowledged by the interviewers at the Embassy?

Thanks

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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by bidemi1190: 4:31pm On Mar 01, 2018
How many years post bacc pre-med are F1 students issued?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by osaman2011: 4:58pm On Mar 04, 2018
Hello LagosNIV,

I recently got my i20 to study in the United States for Fall 2018 (2nd Bachelor's degree). However it says on the i20 that "Lessons begin on the 23rd of August 2018" and "Earliest admission date is July 15". When can I apply for a visa? Should I start counting 3 months backwards from August 23rd or July 15? I also want to know if it's 100% required that I present my original Bachelor's degree during the visa interview because the ongoing NASU strike has been halting that process since December 2017. I've got my transcript which I used in obtaining the admission and all other documents ready. Please reply.

Thanks
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by koolkesh(m): 5:03pm On Mar 04, 2018
Hello VO,

Please I would appreciate if you help me look into this.

Thanks

koolkesh:
Good day VO,

Is it compulsory for an applicant's sponsor's bank statement to contain the full sum for the tuition, fees and living expense? or can the applicant also provide other documents showing assets owned by sponsor to proof financial capability?

Is it an advantage for an applicant to state he/she has friends (boyfriend/girlfriend) in the states where the school is? considering this person is a Legal Permanent Resident?

I read in a different thread that writing a standardized test is compulsory to aiding you get your visa, even if the course you applying for does not require one (for example the course you applying for does not require you to write GRE but they require you to write TOEFL or IELTS alone) Is this true or not?

I would appreciate your professional advise on this.

Many thanks.

Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 3:53pm On Mar 05, 2018
Dear koolkesh-

You will need to provide proof that you, or your sponsor, can fund the dollar amount shown on your I-20. This typically includes all costs of tuition, insurance, and room and board. This must be liquid funds, readily available. You must also prove that they have the ability to fund your continuing education. If you cannot prove this, then it can lead to a visa denial.

It is always to the applicant’s advantage to be truthful during their interview. This includes stating whether they have friends or family in the US.

Writing standardized tests are not required to obtain a visa.

LagosNIV

koolkesh:
Hello VO,

Please I would appreciate if you help me look into this.

Thanks

Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by electron: 5:21pm On Mar 05, 2018
Hello VO,

I have two questions.

1. When can I drop box b1/b2 visa? Can I drop box it 2 months to expiration?

2. Can I change my status from b2 to f1 while in USA?

Warmest Regards
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by koolkesh(m): 4:47am On Mar 07, 2018
Thank you for taking out the time to reply.

LagosNIV:
Dear koolkesh-

You will need to provide proof that you, or your sponsor, can fund the dollar amount shown on your I-20. This typically includes all costs of tuition, insurance, and room and board. This must be liquid funds, readily available. You must also prove that they have the ability to fund your continuing education. If you cannot prove this, then it can lead to a visa denial.

It is always to the applicant’s advantage to be truthful during their interview. This includes stating whether they have friends or family in the US.

Writing standardized tests are not required to obtain a visa.

LagosNIV

Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by brightjames08: 12:16pm On Mar 08, 2018
I just got my f1 delivered to me yesterday wat next to do how do I appeal for visa and I had I have to pay a fee call sevie
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 12:48pm On Mar 09, 2018
Dear bidemi1190-

An F1 visa is a standard 2 year duration, but this does not determine how long you can remain in the US. The duration is dependent on how long your school has defined your program to be, and how long your I20 has been approved for. Program duration (including any OPT) determines how long your SEVIS will be active for. An F1 student can remain studying in the US as long as their SEVIS is active. Once a SEVIS is no longer active (completed/canceled/terminated), a student has 30 days to depart the US. If a student is studying on an active SEVIS, but their visa has expired, they are still ‘in status’ and can remain in the US. If a student has an expired visa and chooses to leave the US, but they still have an active SEVIS, then they will need to apply for a visa renewal before they can return to complete their studies.

LagosNIV

bidemi1190:
How many years post bacc pre-med are F1 students issued?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nobody: 12:50pm On Mar 09, 2018
Dear osaman2011-

We can only issue an F1 visa 120 days or less from the PROGRAM START DATE. A student is allowed to enter the US 30 days before program start date.

You do not need to provide a copy of your original Bachelor’s degree during your visa interview.

LagosNIV


osaman2011:
Hello LagosNIV,

I recently got my i20 to study in the United States for Fall 2018 (2nd Bachelor's degree). However it says on the i20 that "Lessons begin on the 23rd of August 2018" and "Earliest admission date is July 15". When can I apply for a visa? Should I start counting 3 months backwards from August 23rd or July 15? I also want to know if it's 100% required that I present my original Bachelor's degree during the visa interview because the ongoing NASU strike has been halting that process since December 2017. I've got my transcript which I used in obtaining the admission and all other documents ready. Please reply.

Thanks

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Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by brightjames08: 5:04pm On Mar 09, 2018
Please I have a little issue I got my admission but when I appy I use personal funds and on the i-20 form it showing personal funds and I wish to use my dad as my sponsor please can it work with out issues? And also my school resume may can I apply for my visa interview
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Nicklaus619(m): 8:23am On Mar 10, 2018
Thank you Abujaniv for this forum.
Now I wanna satisfy my curiosity here, I got admission is one of the American universities for my computer degree program, i have not been in America before neither do I have any relative there, please I want to be intimidated on the cost of visa application, the processes and general cost of the whole thing, thank you.
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by dozmak(m): 11:47pm On Mar 11, 2018
Please i have an interview coming up soon for my Master and I have been working for 7 years now with a good pay. But due to the drive in technology the company is channelling it resources towards that, the reason for me opting for masters. So I can make significant impact towards this paradigm.

Am married but going alone. What are the odds?
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by NanaOne1: 6:35pm On Mar 12, 2018
Dear VO,

Please I am attending my graduation in the USA after completing my online MBA with my mum and I kindly seek your opinion on the following
1. Please what detail should I fill in : "Address where you will stay in the U.S."? is it the school's address or the hotel I will lodge's address?
2. Also how do I link my mums application with mine so that we are both interviewed together?
3. I have uber apart from my normal work so what should I provide in the salary section? should I add the monthly uber money with my salary or only my salary?

Kindly help me, my visa category is b1/b2

Thank you for your assistance

Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Mariokasparov1: 8:15am On Mar 13, 2018
Do I stand a chance of getting a visa with Lincoln University, Oakland? I have been given admission by the school.
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Excel24: 6:29am On Mar 19, 2018
Hello LagosNIV and abujaniv,

Please I have a question, my sister recently changed her status from B1/B2 visa to F1 visa while in the US with a good reason but now she wants her husband and kids to visit. Do you think the issue of the visa not being physically in her passport will affect the chances of her family getting an F2 visa or should they apply for B1/B2 visa since they are coming back after visiting. Thanks
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by oluwasegun2018: 5:27am On Mar 23, 2018
Hello VO,

Please I need your advise.

I went for an interview on Friday,21st of March, 2018. After the interview, I was told by the consular that more time would be needed to review my case and was handed over a form with 'Administrative Processing' written on it. I was not happy because I will be going for my Masters program next month and will need to book a flight and conclude other arrangement. My passport, bank statement and F1 form was taken from me.

Later in the evening that same day, I tracked the status of my VISA application and it is showing "Refused" on the U.S Department of State site but showing "your passport is still with the us embassy/consulate" on VISA application site.

Right now, I am confused. What should i be expecting.
Re: U.S. Student Visa (F1, M1, & J1) Forum - We're Listening by Arabambi1: 9:40am On Mar 23, 2018
Good morning all, please can somebody confirm that US Visa application fee will be increased from 64K to 110k from Monday March 26th

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