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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by BlackNigerian: 10:44pm On Jun 29, 2017
congratulations chief. . please i would be apply to same school using the associate degree route. please i need guidiance as regards the application process and the tuition. where you asked to provide proof of funds? if yes, how did you go about it. cheers. [quote author=akandry post=57960586]All praises to God Almighty for a successful visa Approval after I was denied visa two months ago( April 12 to be precise wasn't a nice day for me) and that was how I found this thread.i got advice from the gurus to refire and apply for a bachelor's degree rather than the associate degree I got denied for but I believe in God intervention and still went with the a community college I20...fast forward this morning the rain was much Chaii rain way sock me today no be here ooo plus the bus I entered stop at oniru if you are familiar with vi and I had to walk from there to bonny camp before I could get keke( I wish you could see me that morning you go pity for me) after my biometric verification I was on the line watin

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by successflow(m): 11:17pm On Jun 29, 2017
oguguo11:
Good day,
I am yet to get my i20 from Murray state university. I got admission on 5th may sent the financial statement 2wks later. Is it normal. It says in the letter that school resumes on 8 August. Am worried. Similar experience

Please I need reply
if you've been admitted all you need you need to do is to call the school mail them to request for your i20 letter, I was also admitted there
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by oguguo11: 11:19pm On Jun 29, 2017
successflow:

if you've been admitted all you need you need to do is to call the school mail them to request for your i20 letter, I was also admitted there

Thanks so much. Did it take long
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by oguguo11: 11:20pm On Jun 29, 2017
oguguo11:

Please have u gone for ur interview


Thanks so much. Did it take long
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by TooMuchSauce: 11:21pm On Jun 29, 2017
@Icool please pardon my inquisitive mind, but is there any specific reason you didn't apply to UT Arlington? Since you applied to quite a number of schools in Texas.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by jar: 11:31pm On Jun 29, 2017
Goodday,
Please any1 studying at University of texas at tyler.
I want to know more about the school.
Thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by calfavour(f): 11:37pm On Jun 29, 2017
Gbemisolarh:
hello house,
Pls which format can I use to write or contact a school in USA about their graduate programme which am interested in before applying so as to know if I will be admitted without getting to waste my application fee..Thanks

Look for a Faculty member (Prof) in same school with research interest as yours, read some of the 'Faculty' papers or article.
Introduce yourself and express your interest based on what you have read about the Faculty, you can also attach your CV and Transcript to the email.
Just be ready to email as much Profs as you can (1 out of 5 might respond)
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by man105(m): 12:15am On Jun 30, 2017
I need some insights, from the professionals here,u guys are all wonderful,pls just think of a good response dat best suits this question;why pick this school, can one mention its because of distance which is 20mins from downtown,which will facilitate movement to n fro,during internship program,which requires one from conducting practicals in town and back in 20mins so as not to disrupt reports back on campus.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by man105(m): 12:18am On Jun 30, 2017
or must it preferably be about curriculum?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by sheeda995(f): 1:50am On Jun 30, 2017
biikeys:


Check the website I posted earlier, and search by field/occupation under companies...that should give you a very good idea.
I do not understand what the site is about
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by djmakson(m): 1:53am On Jun 30, 2017
Finally!!! Congratulations bro. God makes things beautiful in his time. I salute your courage and never give up attitude despite the setbacks. God bless your new journey.

ProfOjah1234:


VO: (types like 2mins, Naso she put hand for where her blue papers dey.. My mind Don cut!.. She just carry one white paper from the upper box and drop my passport with her). You will get your visa in 3days at this location bla bla bla.. Naso I collect my i20, sevis printout and the white paper

ME: Thank you ma'am.

Special thanks to my bosses here.. @Slimmy2005, this guy perused my ds160 over and over again, he also paid the app fee of TAMUK without collecting a dime from me.. Thanks boss.., @Bobority, thank you bimbo, always helping me anytime anyday, God bless you dear,. @Mystiqme, Oga mi, thank you boss (This guy paid for my i20 to be sent through eshipglobal), i owe you big. @Walspring, thanks for the sevis payment, your head is valid,. @Baodium,@Djmakson, @bayocanny @Happney65, @Fredoricko, @Ponpon, @hublot, @mimi17 @Libber my baby, @amofum.. And @Arcayo, my egbon from Canada thread, I appreciate you bosses!!!.. God bless!!

~ Ojah

Old Monikers (profojah, profojah2)


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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by sheeda995(f): 1:53am On Jun 30, 2017
If I change department, will I be able to get a GA or another assistantship/teaching on US schools. I am hoping to apply for my Phd, and thinking of changing department
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by brightify: 3:20am On Jun 30, 2017
Rheenah:


Lol i pm'd u
pm replied
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by brightify: 3:21am On Jun 30, 2017
tomisinobm:


This guy, how far?
I pm-ed you. I don't have your new number.
i don reply
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by brightify: 3:27am On Jun 30, 2017
man105:
I need some insights, from the professionals here,u guys are all wonderful,pls just think of a good response dat best suits this question;why pick this school, can one mention its because of distance which is 20mins from downtown,which will facilitate movement to n fro,during internship program,which requires one from conducting practicals in town and back in 20mins so as not to disrupt reports back on campus.
basically you can choose a school because of distance
But i don't think you should tell the vo this answer....find a solid reason,im not in support of you saying this,they're still better answers to this question....make a good research about your school and your department

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by cseejhay: 3:29am On Jun 30, 2017
Victorjoel:
hello guys, God is Great and He indeed answers prayers-
I was finally at the embassy today after so many inconsistencies in my application. 7:00 batch. I must say its really been a rough and long journey, getting into the main interview hall was like heaven to me. I felt something different; that i can explain. Normally i love teaching and love to express myself with my hands whenever I am talking but during my practice in front of a mirror I always sat down and thought that was how the interview would be. Fortunately, I just gained confidence (though i prayed much about that) when i realized it was a standing interview. In the hall, i noticed the VO in the third interview was just giving white paper. He interviewed more than ten people before myself and only denied a couple going for vacation(i must say the man didn't sound convincing).
This is how it went

VO: HELLO,(SMILES) PASS ME YOUR .....
ME: obliged
VO: TELL ME ABOUT YOUR STUDY PLAN IN THE US?
ME: (breathes in) I am going to GVSU for my masters in cell and molecular Biology with emphasis in Biotechnology. During a study period of 24 months I would be required to take 36 credit unit hours of courses including 5 electives scheduled for 9 credit hours per semester. After my study I intend to come back to Nigeria and take up a lecturing job at my home university where I would not only teach students but also motivate them to embrace a career in this rapidly developing field(at this point VO looks at me with interest) on the long run I intend to become a major proponent of Biotechnology here in Nigeria, establishing a research and development industry that will aim at exploiting local biomaterials to produce cheap and alternative bioproducts for the local populace.

VO: How many schools did you apply to?
ME: 4, listed them

VO:Who is sponsoring you?
ME: My uncle
VO: what does he do?
ME: told him
VO: What did you study in your undergraduate?
ME: Biotechnology
VO: What have you been doing since after your NYSC?
ME: I finished my NYSC late 2016. Between the periods of January to may 2017, I worked as a voluntary academic tutor where i prepare students for the UTME, tutor them in science subjects like biology,carryout routine revision of past questions and answers. I also advice them on suitable career courses to choose in the University based on their past academic qualifications and dreams.(looks at me and tries to interrupt, i noticed because all this i was saying was not written in my DS 160 then i quickly continue) earlier this month i took up a contact job with Bleep as product contract manager (he then nods: perhaps is because this is what is on the DS 160) then i told him my job responsibilities.

VO: starts typing for few secs
ME: saying my hail mary


VO: So i'll be approving your visa, pick up at isolo....you will be needing your I20 at the POE
ME: Thank you Sir


That was it oooo. I must say some few things which is not quite different from what people have said in the past.
Prayer works: persistent prayer and fasting. specifically i prayed for a short and interactive interview without requesting any document.(my mum had a novena for me i also did my private prayers)
There is nothing there please just read about your school and know it. Please don't cram(i realized i was cramming last night when my sis gave me a mock interview- said i was just talking fast. i had to sit back and see meaning into everything i had to say then speak calmly and confidently)
Finally, pray again.
May God perfect his what He has started in our lives Amen!!!



Congrats man....God has done it. so happy for you. have a blessed journey ahead.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by brightify: 3:29am On Jun 30, 2017
jar:
Goodday,
Please any1 studying at University of texas at tyler.
I want to know more about the school.
Thanks
i have a friend there

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by iCool(m): 5:30am On Jun 30, 2017
TooMuchSauce:
@Icool please pardon my inquisitive mind, but is there any specific reason you didn't apply to UT Arlington? Since you applied to quite a number of schools in Texas.

No reasons, I just did not consider them. Most schools I considered were recommendations from friends and family who had a direct experience/knowledge about schooling there.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by ProfOjah1234: 6:15am On Jun 30, 2017
OluDare01:
Profojah1234
Wooow!I'm so happy for you.
Congrats man! Enjoy ATL
Dre baba.. Thanks boss..
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by ProfOjah1234: 6:17am On Jun 30, 2017
LagosismyHome:


Nice one...you really stayed on the matter . Congrats may this be the beginning of great things and all you wished for amen

I am curious... did u have funding in 2014 ? .

God bless your new journey. Amen
No ma'am...

Amen!!!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by naijatisumi: 6:22am On Jun 30, 2017
ProfOjah1234:
I really wanna appreciate God almighty for everything. I have been on this journey since part6 (2014) but my visa was denied three times, so I had to take up other alternatives here by working at my place of work till God will say YES,. I also applied to Canada last year (Brandon University, Masters in Environmental & Life science) but visa was denied after 9weeks for Travel history & insufficient funds. All I believe is God's time will always be the best.. (Story for another day before Oga justwise go vex)

Fastfoward(Today). As I wake up around 3am, I think say na 7am.. Naso I rush do some normal routine serenre, dey rehearse how i fit take compose normally infront of the VO without fucking up. @Fredoricko called me some minutes later to congratulate me in advance, lol. Didn't leave my house until 5am, mhen, the rain wey fall today na ontop my head o. As I manage reach obalende, naso the rain con heavy, Mogbe,. I just pull off, carry my documents under my singlet, buttoned my shirt up to my neck, make rain no drop onto any of those stuff..

I got to the embassy around 6:10am.. I quickly joined the queue for 6:30appointment, Naso person shouted my name from the queue. *Ojah, wetin you con do for embassy*. (In my mind, I con meet my grandpapa). He is a friend from Unilag, going for MSc in Chemistry at MTSU with assistanship. Naso we con dey follow eachother like instagram on every stage from outside till the biometric stage.
Unfortunately, he was denied, as I stood behind him, as directed by the CGI guy, to be interviewed by the same VO (woman in her early 30s) in window 5..
The guy sef bleep up. VO was asking him "Why the school" and the guy dey tell VO say the school get nice building bla bla.. As she give am 214b, my mind cut.. Naso I carry myself go meet her..

Me: Goodmorning Ma'am

VO: (Didn't answer), Pass me your documents.
I obliged, Naso she dey type for some seconds..

VO: why are you going to USA

ME: I am going to USA to pursue my Masters in Geosciences with concentration in Palynology & Paleoenvironmental studies at GSU

VO: why Georgia state University

ME: I choose GSU because they offers concentration in Palynology.......(she cuts in)

VO: (Re-adjusts mic).Calm down, I don't really know about sciences, just explain your research interest to me so that I can understand..

ME: Like I said earlier (Now talking slowly and she was looking at me) I'd be going for MSc Geosciences, with concentration in Palynology, & Paleoenvironmental studies,. During this time, I'd be working directly with Dr ****** , we would be working on the Application of Plant pollen, its fossils and other palynological evidences in reconstruction of Past environment of the Quatenary(Pleistocene & Holocene Era).

VO: what course did you study in your undergraduate?

ME: Botany, I majored in Environmental Botany & Palynology

VO: (Nods*, and looking through my i20), You were given tuition waiver?

ME: Yes ma'am, Full tuition waiver with stipends.

VO: (Typing and looking at her screen). You applied to University of Baltimore before?

ME: (Mheen, my mind first cut, as Ubalt stuff was 3years ago and I was denied 3times in 2014).. Yes ma, I applied to study Forensic science but my visa was denied due to my inability to show home ties.

VO: Tell me about this course.

ME: I'd be required to complete 36credit hours in 28months. 15credit hours of core courses, 9credit hours of Electives, 3credit hours of seminar and 9credit hours of research thesis. (VO cuts in again, and fear come over catch me)

VO: what courses will you be taking?

ME: Physical & historical geology, Advanced Aqueous Geochemistry, Advanced Geoinformatics, Environmental Geology, Environmental conservation, Fossil plant & Paleoenvironment, Geobiology, Hydrology, Climate & weather.......

VO: (types like 2mins, Naso she put hand for where her blue papers dey.. My mind Don cut!.. She just carry one white paper from the upper box and drop my passport with her). You will get your visa in 3days at this location bla bla bla.. Naso I collect my i20, sevis printout and the white paper

ME: Thank you ma'am.

Special thanks to my bosses here.. @Slimmy2005, this guy perused my ds160 over and over again, he also paid the app fee of TAMUK without collecting a dime from me.. Thanks boss.., @Bobority, thank you bimbo, always helping me anytime anyday, God bless you dear,. @Mystiqme, Oga mi, thank you boss (This guy paid for my i20 to be sent through eshipglobal), i owe you big. @Walspring, thanks for the sevis payment, your head is valid,. @Baodium,@Djmakson, @bayocanny @Happney65, @Fredoricko, @Ponpon, @hublot, @mimi17 @Libber my baby, @amofum.. And @Arcayo, my egbon from Canada thread, I appreciate you bosses!!!.. God bless!!

~ Ojah

Old Monikers (profojah, profojah2)




Congrats Man...

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by akandry: 6:25am On Jun 30, 2017
BlackNigerian:
congratulations chief. . please i would be apply to same school using the associate degree route. please i need guidiance as regards the application process and the tuition. where you asked to provide proof of funds? if yes, how did you go about it. cheers.
send me a pm boss
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by tomisinobm(m): 6:54am On Jun 30, 2017
brightify:
i don reply
Didn't see anything.
I've sent another.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by TooMuchSauce: 6:56am On Jun 30, 2017
iCool:


No reasons, I just did not consider them. Most schools I considered were recommendations from friends and family who had a direct experience/knowledge about schooling there.

Thanks man
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by jar: 7:31am On Jun 30, 2017
Ok.plz i will pm u
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by jar: 7:31am On Jun 30, 2017
brightify:
i have a friend there
Ok, plz i will pm u
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Sleek004: 7:41am On Jun 30, 2017
man105:
I need some insights, from the professionals here,u guys are all wonderful,pls just think of a good response dat best suits this question;why pick this school, can one mention its because of distance which is 20mins from downtown,which will facilitate movement to n fro,during internship program,which requires one from conducting practicals in town and back in 20mins so as not to disrupt reports back on campus.

distance shouldn't be ur main reason for choosing the school..curriculum can work if u can talk about it that Best suits u..my advice is look for blogs about the school and also google what makes the school unique..Shalom
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Abimmbolar: 7:44am On Jun 30, 2017
Congrats to everyone who just got their visa approved!May God bless your new journey.

Gurus,Please I would like to know your opinion abt flying with Qatar airways this season.Do you guys consider it a safe entry to the U.S considering all this news ongoing abt terrorism and all.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Okesima24: 7:46am On Jun 30, 2017
Hello All, I'm impressed to find this platform and read some of the success and failures. Indeed it is an eye opener and I wished I had known about this platform before now.
However, I have a serious issue. I had an interview for student visa last week and was denied, but somehow the VO didn't return my passport to me and by the time I found out and asked them to call inside and get it for me I was told it's not there. Pls how can I get it as I am certain she didn't return it to me.
I also plan to reapply as soon as I can find my passport and will be needing your help on how to prepare better and get the visa.
Thank you.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by successflow(m): 7:47am On Jun 30, 2017
[quote author=oguguo11 post=57970726][/quote] Very soon I will be going
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by log1(m): 7:52am On Jun 30, 2017
Abimmbolar:
Congrats to everyone who just got their visa approved!May God bless your new journey.

Gurus,Please I would like to know your opinion abt flying with Qatar airways this season.Do you guys consider it a safe entry to the U.S considering all this news ongoing abt terrorism and all.

Qatar airways have no problem landing in USA, in fact they plan to acquire 10% stake of America Airlines. They only have diplomatic problem with other GCC members. But if you are still skeptical about flying with it other airlines can be booked.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 11 by Nobody: 8:01am On Jun 30, 2017
Okesima24:
Hello All, I'm impressed to find this platform and read some of the success and failures. Indeed it is an eye opener and I wished I had known about this platform before now.
However, I have a serious issue. I had an interview for student visa last week and was denied, but somehow the VO didn't return my passport to me and by the time I found out and asked them to call inside and get it for me I was told it's not there. Pls how can I get it as I am certain she didn't return it to me.
I also plan to reapply as soon as I can find my passport and will be needing your help on how to prepare better and get the visa.
Thank you.
u were denied and giving back your passport? Haba. Abi u just joke niyen

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