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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:38am On Mar 25
wifey1:
Thank God for the grace to post my POE, being looking forward to it for almost 2yrs, we got our visas in 2017.
Left Nigeria with my 3 kids on Thursday via Delta to New York, flight was about 11 hours. Arrived about 5am, we all had to scan our passports then to d cbp officers. Wasn't asked much, Just our final destination and reason for our visit, which I replied for holiday, was also asked what I do, wc I replied, then he said have a nice holiday then we left.
Then we went to pick our bags and went to wait for our connecting flight. In all from Lagos ,I thank God for favour. Enjoying the holiday so far, hoping for a lovely 4wks.

Nice one... Enjoy your Holiday.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:50am On Mar 25
drwrites:
Please i will need some help here on how best to route my flight to get the best at a reasonable(cheap) price.
I am attending an academic conference in Houton, Texas late next month...which airport can i get a flight from Lagos to, aside NewYork?

Houston.

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by ayenikunle: 7:14am On Mar 27
drwrites:
Please i will need some help here on how best to route my flight to get the best at a reasonable(cheap) price.
I am attending an academic conference in Houton, Texas late next month...which airport can i get a flight from Lagos to, aside NewYork?

Book your flight straight to Houston, don't give yourself unnecessary headache. Emirates has reasonable prices, check wakanow.

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chukwuka16: 2:22pm On Mar 27
Many thanks to folks on this platform. I have gleaned alot from you guys who just post things freely that should cost money. May God almighty bless you guys abundantly. My recent POE was Boston, March 17 from LHR. The encounter was maybe 2mins.

CBP: stretches hand for passport
Me: hands passport with a hello.
CBP: what are you here for?
Me: workshop
CBP: how long?
Me: 5 or 6 days?
CBP: looks at me with that smh feeling (disclaimer: I was first tired and had to psychologically position myself to enjoy the mandatory workshop as I was supposed to be on holidays).
CBP: will 15days be okay for you?
Me: sure.
CBP: stamps passport and hands it over to me

I did notice that landing cards were no longer filled in flight. Seems alot has changed since 2016.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by groovychik(f): 2:37pm On Mar 27
Were you stamped in for 15 days or the normal six months?

Chukwuka16:
Many thanks to folks on this platform. I have gleaned alot from you guys who just post things freely that should cost money. May God almighty bless you guys abundantly. My recent POE was Boston, March 17 from LHR. The encounter was maybe 2mins.

CBP: stretches hand for passport
Me: hands passport with a hello.
CBP: what are you here for?
Me: workshop
CBP: how long?
Me: 5 or 6 days?
CBP: looks at me with that smh feeling (disclaimer: I was first tired and had to psychologically position myself to enjoy the mandatory workshop as I was supposed to be on holidays).
CBP: will 15days be okay for you?
Me: sure.
CBP: stamps passport and hands it over to me

I did notice that landing cards were no longer filled in flight. Seems alot has changed since 2016.

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chukwuka16: 2:44pm On Mar 27
groovychik:
Were you stamped in for 15 days or the normal six months?


15 days.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Beautyaddy: 2:48pm On Mar 27
groovychik:
Were you stamped in for 15 days or the normal six months?


Chukwuka16:


15 days.

Hmmm...was it enough?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chukwuka16: 2:53pm On Mar 27
Beautyaddy:




Hmmm...was it enough?

Ah, more than enough. I left on the 6th day (one day after the workshop ended). I'm in Nigeria enjoying my holidays. It's a multiple entry Visa. So if a valid need arises for travel, I can always do that.

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 5:02pm On Mar 27
Chukwuka16:


Ah, more than enough. I left on the 6th day (one day after the workshop ended). I'm in Nigeria enjoying my holidays. It's a multiple entry Visa. So if a valid need arises for travel, I can always do that.

You passed the test with fly color....

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chukwuka16: 6:58pm On Mar 27
seyewest:


You passed the test with fly color....

LoL. Thanks baba. It's nice to be able to eat local food without much hassles. It is priceless.

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 3:23pm On Mar 28
Chukwuka16:


LoL. Thanks baba. It's nice to be able to eat local food without much hassles. It is priceless.

Yes oooo cheesy
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chriscero(m): 10:17pm On Mar 29
OmoBendel24:


How about if they were pregnant during the interview and never declared same, or if the visa was issued for another reason which they never honored but decided to send the now "worthless" change of intent letter to inform the embassy of their birthing plan, and worse still, how about if they didn't even declare child birth at the POE to the CBP? None of the above situation is good, it can turn their 221g follow-up interview to a disastrous situation by current standards at the embassy. When we hear their exact story starting from the visa interview itself, we may then be able to contribute to the matter at hand..

@omoBendel24 My wife and I saw your scenario play out in reality last week. Our dropbox renewal was scheduled for 221g on a Saturday. We got there and one couple who had birthed in the US were struggling to explain why they did so on a B1/B2. By the time they were done, husband and wife were each banned for life from the US. It was a terrible sight to behold the look of stupefied shock on their faces.

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Beautyaddy: 11:15pm On Mar 29
Chriscero:


@omoBendel24 My wife and I saw your scenario play out in reality last week. Our dropbox renewal was scheduled for 221g on a Saturday. We got there and one couple who had birthed in the US were struggling to explain why they did so on a B1/B2. By the time they were done, husband and wife were each banned for life from the US. It was a terrible sight to behold the look of stupefied shock on their faces.

Wow!...banned or denied?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by flourishing247: 11:24pm On Mar 29
Chriscero:


@omoBendel24 My wife and I saw your scenario play out in reality last week. Our dropbox renewal was scheduled for 221g on a Saturday. We got there and one couple who had birthed in the US were struggling to explain why they did so on a B1/B2. By the time they were done, husband and wife were each banned for life from the US. It was a terrible sight to behold the look of stupefied shock on their faces.
They must have had conflicting stories. Maybe they used govt Funds too

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 9:38pm On Mar 30
Chriscero:


@omoBendel24 My wife and I saw your scenario play out in reality last week. Our dropbox renewal was scheduled for 221g on a Saturday. We got there and one couple who had birthed in the US were struggling to explain why they did so on a B1/B2. By the time they were done, husband and wife were each banned for life from the US. It was a terrible sight to behold the look of stupefied shock on their faces.

Probably for 10yrs.

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Chriscero(m): 9:11am On Mar 31
seyewest:


Probably for 10yrs.

Nope! Banned for LIFE! cry

We heard the consular officer correctly. They took some benefits on account of the child and absconded without paying.

Then the wife was one of those aggressive types. She raised her voice and gestured dramatically at the consular officer as if she could force the decision in her favour by her sheer power and might. All other applicants on the queue paused to watch the drama unfold. It was really a terrible sight to behold. The consular officer was visibly annoyed and we were just behind them.

Our travel intentions were very legitimate but we did not even want to risk suffering transferred aggression so we left the queue to ease ourselves at that point and we did not come back until we had finished singing like 2 or 3 Sacred Songs and Solos in the toilet by which time we were sure that we won't be assigned to the same upset consular officer. The actions of that couple were truly fraudulent and they may never have been discovered if their Dropbox application was automatically renewed. Sometimes, we Nigerians have a knack for making things very difficult for those coming behind us. undecided

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by ifax(f): 11:35am On Mar 31
Hope you got the visa?

Chriscero:


Nope! Banned for LIFE! cry

Our travel intentions were very legitimate but we did not even want to risk suffering transferred aggression so we left the queue to ease ourselves at that point and we did not come back until we had finished singing like 2 or 3 Sacred Songs and Solos in the toilet by which time we were sure that we won't be assigned to the same upset consular officer.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by flourishing247: 12:13pm On Mar 31
Chriscero:


Nope! Banned for LIFE! cry

We heard the consular officer correctly. They took some benefits on account of the child and absconded without paying.

Then the wife was one of those aggressive types. She raised her voice and gestured dramatically at the consular officer as if she could force the decision in her favour by her sheer power and might. All other applicants on the queue paused to watch the drama unfold. It was really a terrible sight to behold. The consular officer was visibly annoyed and we were just behind them.

Our travel intentions were very legitimate but we did not even want to risk suffering transferred aggression so we left the queue to ease ourselves at that point and we did not come back until we had finished singing like 2 or 3 Sacred Songs and Solos in the toilet by which time we were sure that we won't be assigned to the same upset consular officer. The actions of that couple were truly fraudulent and they may never have been discovered if their Dropbox application was automatically renewed. Sometimes, we Nigerians have a knack for making things very difficult for those coming behind us. undecided

Na wa o! Do they think the consulate don't have clear records? They have everything ooooooo
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 6:49pm On Mar 31
Chriscero:


Nope! Banned for LIFE! cry

We heard the consular officer correctly. They took some benefits on account of the child and absconded without paying.

Then the wife was one of those aggressive types. She raised her voice and gestured dramatically at the consular officer as if she could force the decision in her favour by her sheer power and might. All other applicants on the queue paused to watch the drama unfold. It was really a terrible sight to behold. The consular officer was visibly annoyed and we were just behind them.

Our travel intentions were very legitimate but we did not even want to risk suffering transferred aggression so we left the queue to ease ourselves at that point and we did not come back until we had finished singing like 2 or 3 Sacred Songs and Solos in the toilet by which time we were sure that we won't be assigned to the same upset consular officer. The actions of that couple were truly fraudulent and they may never have been discovered if their Dropbox application was automatically renewed. Sometimes, we Nigerians have a knack for making things very difficult for those coming behind us. undecided

Nawa oooo
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by chikos: 11:27am On Apr 12
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Nice one bro... Hope Delta Economy Comfort is not really expensive and Congrats. smiley[/
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Hello , please can anyone help with baggage allowance for delta airlines
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 12:12pm On Apr 12
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visit Delta airline website or google it

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by JenKendall: 5:31pm On Apr 12
2 check-in bags not exceeding 23kg each, 1 carryon bag and 1 personal effects bag (handbag)




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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Cobiss: 8:42am On Apr 16
Please who knows what Detroit POE is like currently. I intend to travel June and POE is detroit.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 10:50am On Apr 16
Cobiss:
Please who knows what Detroit POE is like currently. I intend to travel June and POE is detroit.

No problem... fill your form and make sure you declare any food item.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Cobiss: 10:03pm On Apr 18
Ok, thanks


seyewest:


No problem... fill your form and make sure you declare any food item.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by yansky(m): 6:01pm On May 01
seyewest:


it's not advisable for you to stay that long in U.S... it maybe difficult for you to renew your visa when the time comes... 3 months is a bit okay.

good day mr seyi,

i intend to travel to the US in july for 6weeks. hope it won’t be considered as overstaying?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 10:58pm On May 01
yansky:


good day mr seyi,

i intend to travel to the US in july for 6weeks. hope it won’t be considered as overstaying?

Not at all but where do you work? are you pregnant? and why 6 weeks? how many days did you fill in the form?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by yansky(m): 11:09am On May 02
seyewest:


Not at all but where do you work? are you pregnant? and why 6 weeks? how many days did you fill in the form?

i am a man, i’m also a civil servant but i have travelled to the US and a couple of other countries too. the last time i was there, i spent just 3days so now i really want to spend that long and see america.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 12:17pm On May 02
yansky:


i am a man, i’m also a civil servant but i have travelled to the US and a couple of other countries too. the last time i was there, i spent just 3days so now i really want to spend that long and see america.

I see no issue at all given the fact that, you've visited U.S before and did not overstay, make sure you get a letter from your office stating you have 6 weeks free and that you will be in U.S for those duration.
Good luck.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 7:22pm On May 21

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Ess: 11:56pm On May 21
This place is dry o!

I noticed that I will have a transit of 22hrs and now i want to just stay for 3 days before proceeding to US.
Im yet to buy my tickets and thinking of adding 3 days as transit...

I beg Seye how this Dubai transit visa dey work?

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:36am On May 22
Ess:
This place is dry o!

I noticed that I will have a transit of 22hrs and now i want to just stay for 3 days before proceeding to US.
Im yet to buy my tickets and thinking of adding 3 days as transit...

I beg Seye how this Dubai transit visa dey work?

You know ticket prices are quite high at the moment and people prefer to learn from this thread and not give back to people who needed to learn.
As per your trip, I believe your intending Airline is Emirates and if it will be flying from Abuja I believe the Emirates Connect is possible, if from Lagos I think you should do the 3 days transit.
By the way which City are you flying to?

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