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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by justwise(m): 6:52am On May 08, 2017
LagosismyHome:


What has reciprocity got to do with exchange rate used ...... the fee is fixed yes at $160 based on "do me i do you ".... yes that not in debate .

What i been going on about is the exchange rate used cannot be higher than even black market


You keep going on about exchange rate over and over again but when American embassy were using 198 naira to the dollar exchange rate as directed by CBN even when the market rate was far higher i did not see you complain about that.


It doesn't matter if the embassy is using black or blue market exchange rate the point is that the reciprocal policy has to apply.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by LagosismyHome(f): 7:04am On May 08, 2017
justwise:

[/b]

You keep going on about exchange rate over and over again but when American embassy were using 198 naira to the dollar exchange rate as directed by CBN even when the market rate was far higher i did not see you complain about that.

It doesn't matter if the embassy is using black or blue market exchange rate the point is that the reciprocal policy has to apply.

using 198 as directed by CBN. I should complain about it

Are they not governed by CBN so if they are using the rate as directed. Why should anyone complain...... Is that a favour done or what they are expected to do..... na wa. That why people get away with anything in naija . When you expect them to use market rate and go against CBN directive

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Nobody: 7:12am On May 08, 2017
Me don tire for the visa fee talk sef. Sha wen e reach my turn make I get wetin I pay for.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by justwise(m): 7:14am On May 08, 2017
LagosismyHome:


using 198 as directed by CBN. I should complain about it

Are they not governed by CBN so if they are using the rate as directed. Why should anyone complain...... Is that a favour done or what they are expected to do..... na wa. That why people get away with anything in naija . When you expect them to use market rate and go against CBN directive


Direct your complain to CBN and the Nigerian govt. The American embassy is not doing anything wrong.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by seankay(m): 7:28am On May 08, 2017
ukijioma:
please how did you apply
I applied on their website and sent my GRE score, Transcript, financial statement, passport, statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by VisaOfficer: 8:14am On May 08, 2017
Walspring:


@bold.. I believe FG/CBN is giving it to them at official rate because I read it before but I can't remember, maybe when CBN brought new policy and stated that official rates for foreign missions or so

A point about the visa fee charged:

All U.S. missions (all Embassies and Consulates around the world) use reciprocity when charging visa fees. It is a negotiated fee between the two governments. This fee is almost always the same fee that is charged to U.S. citizens who wish to get a visa to that country. In rare cases, such as with Nigeria, the fees differ. With regard to Nigeria, the United States charges less for a U.S. visa ($160) than the Nigerian government charges U.S. citizens ($210).

Regards,
VO

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by LagosismyHome(f): 8:31am On May 08, 2017
VisaOfficer:


A couple points about the visa fee charged and the exchange rates used:

2) We are required to use a bank rate that is contracted to us. If you look at the "official" rates used by other banks, you will get an idea of what the exchange rate is. We do not set the rate charged to you. That is set by Nigerian officials and Nigerian banking institutions.

Regards,
VO

Hello VO

Thanks for taking the point to clarify and you raised a good point in no 2. I checked the rates used by the bank as of friday and none is more than 380 naira to 1 usd. Also the black market is currently 385. ...... The US embassy rate of 400 is above what Nigeria banking institutions are charging. ..

if this is caused by Nigeria officials then i guess there is a need to use the media to check who so ever set that rate

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by OGreene: 8:31am On May 08, 2017
The banks set the rate...I thought as much

@bolded, none is close to this 400. We have an idea of the rates, that's why we are against 400.

VisaOfficer:


A couple points about the visa fee charged and the exchange rates used:

1) All U.S. missions (all Embassies and Consulates around the world) use reciprocity when charging visa fees. It is a negotiated fee between the two governments. This fee is almost always the same fee that is charged to U.S. citizens who wish to get a visa to that country. In rare cases, such as with Nigeria, the fees differ. With regard to Nigeria, the United States charges less for a U.S. visa ($160) than the Nigerian government charges U.S. citizens ($210).

2) We are required to use a bank rate that is contracted to us. [/b]If you look at the "official" rates used by other banks, you will get an idea of what the exchange rate is[b]. We do not set the rate charged to you. That is set by Nigerian officials and Nigerian banking institutions.

Regards,
VO
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by gleeddee: 8:32am On May 08, 2017
adey2014:
sorry for the double typing. i am new to this.


Michigan Technological University
University of Toledo
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by VisaOfficer: 8:49am On May 08, 2017
OGreene:
The banks set the rate...I thought as much

@bolded, none is close to this 400. We have an idea of the rates, that's why we are against 400.


I understand your concern. I will look into this. If I find out anything I will pass it on.

Regards,
VO

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Nobody: 9:02am On May 08, 2017
VisaOfficer:


I understand your concern. I will look into this. If I find out anything I will pass it on.

Regards,
VO

Thanks. Very well said.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by mcjendol: 9:02am On May 08, 2017
Mekurexx:
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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by iCool(m): 9:40am On May 08, 2017
dicapino:
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Anyone People just bone my post!!!

Here it is if you havent gotten it. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vv0a0sfgaysztiq/AADbiS4UG7q57b0qcFPjaPkna?dl=0

GTB and Govt officials cannot kill us o.

*Edited.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by dazzy2(f): 10:20am On May 08, 2017
sotall:
Hello guys, I need your advise on what to do as regards sending my transcript from University of Benin to ETSU where I intend doing my masters program.

I travelled from Lagos to Benin earlier this year to request for my B.Sc certificate as well as my transcript to help facilitate my application. I learnt application and processing of transcript is now done online via ET-Xchange ( an online transcript processing firm) . I registered on the site and filled the online form, ordered and paid for the transcript on March 22nd and it was clearly written it will take three weeks to apply and send the transcript to ETSU.
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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Tunnyz7: 10:57am On May 08, 2017
justwise:


You are wrong. Embassies uses reciprocity policy.(do me i do you God no go vex), but some Nigerians as usual will not be objective.


What is Reciprocity?



[/b]
https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/fees/reciprocity-by-country.html



See whether do am I do u or do dem I do dem. The official rate ought to be used. Nobody is saying its not 160 here and 180 there. Why would they use unofficial value. 400 to a dollar by the embassy is so not fair on Nigerians

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by beejhay69: 11:04am On May 08, 2017
DanjaNinja:


I attend the University of Bridgeport. How may I help you?

P.s: I don't advise you to come here. Funding and regular Job opportunities are extremely competitive.
greetinz brO
cld u pls drop me ur contact.........need som info regardin the sch..
thanx
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Senate111: 11:04am On May 08, 2017
Walspring:


Yes and closing soon

Please am interested in the GRE 50% scholarship. How do I participate?
Thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Tunnyz7: 11:14am On May 08, 2017
Is it possible for my school to remove meal plan from my bills? Over N1m food bills when I'm not in Aso Rock grin

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by justwise(m): 11:30am On May 08, 2017
Tunnyz7:

See whether do am I do u or do dem I do dem. The official rate ought to be used. Nobody is saying its not 160 here and 180 there. Why would they use unofficial value. 400 to a dollar by the embassy is so not fair on Nigerians


Will it be fair to set the visa fees at $210 and use N385 official rate or $160 and use N400 rate?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by mcjendol: 11:55am On May 08, 2017
Christian129:
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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Nobody: 11:58am On May 08, 2017
Tunnyz7:
Is it possible for my school to remove meal plan from my bills? Over N1m food bills when I'm not in Aso Rock grin

Bros 1M for how many years?? You must fat by force oo grin

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Nobody: 1:35pm On May 08, 2017
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Tunnyz7:
Is it possible for my school to remove meal plan from my bills? Over N1m food bills when I'm not in Aso Rock grin
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Biggy911(m): 2:02pm On May 08, 2017
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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Mekurexx: 2:28pm On May 08, 2017
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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Mekurexx: 2:34pm On May 08, 2017
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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by dicapino: 3:06pm On May 08, 2017
iCool:


Here it is if you havent gotten it. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/vv0a0sfgaysztiq/AADbiS4UG7q57b0qcFPjaPkna?dl=0

GTB and Govt officials cannot kill us o.

*Edited.

Thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by LagosismyHome(f): 3:17pm On May 08, 2017

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Bibiakonure: 3:27pm On May 08, 2017
DanjaNinja:


I attend the University of Bridgeport. How may I help you?

P.s: I don't advise you to come here. Funding and regular Job opportunities are extremely competitive.
please I would like to contact you if you don't mind. This is my number kindly buzz me on whatsapp 08166780395
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by iCool(m): 3:43pm On May 08, 2017
dicapino:


Thanks

You will buy me a burger when we meet at tamuk. wink

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