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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:25am On Jun 14
Leone26:


Thanks! I'd do so right away.

Keep me posted.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by samdgreat2011: 5:10pm On Jun 14
handoffire:
Hello house. . Good day to you all. I appreciate the work you are doing from 2017.
This is my first time travelling
Am an F1 visa student whose school is in Missouri. I have few questions to ask pls

1. My school is in Missouri but I already booked a flight to JFK from Lagos. Hope it wnt cause an issue, flights to JFK(215k airmaroc) were cheaper than flights to STL in missouri( about 600k on delta). I also intend to stay in New York for a few days with a mentor before going to missouri.

2. Also I know have already booked the airmaroc flight but is their services okay or at least moderate?

3. What is the range of amt of money I can bring in as a student .. am thinking of holding around 1k to 1.5k

4. Please what's the cheapest way to get to Missouri from newyork? Bus, flight, or train?

5. Any suggestion of a nice place to visit while in new your for a few days. .. my birthday would be two days after arrival

6. Also what are the likely questions I could be asked at the POE and should I bring a bank statement along. ?

Thanks sirs/ma's

Hello Bro.

Same issue here. I'm also flying with Air Maroc to New York. I'm going to Florida State University for my PhD. I intend to stay in New York with a friend for 2/3 days. He's also a PhD student there.

I intend to go with Bus or Train (cheaper than flights). House hope all these arrangements won't raise issues.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 5:35pm On Jun 14
samdgreat2011:


Hello Bro.

Same issue here. I'm also flying with Air Maroc to New York. I'm going to Florida State University for my PhD. I intend to stay in New York with a friend for 2/3 days. He's also a PhD student there.

I intend to go with Bus or Train (cheaper than flights). House hope all these arrangements won't raise issues.

Bus and train can never be cheaper than plane for a trip from New York to Florida (By bus is more than 19hrs) . I will advise you to re-check your trip.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by hammed71(m): 5:40pm On Jun 14
samdgreat2011:


Hello Bro.

Same issue here. I'm also flying with Air Maroc to New York. I'm going to Florida State University for my PhD. I intend to stay in New York with a friend for 2/3 days. He's also a PhD student there.

I intend to go with Bus or Train (cheaper than flights). House hope all these arrangements won't raise issues.
Bro air maroc flies to Miami, same price with newyork.Then from Miami take a bus or flight to Florida.its cheap

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by samdgreat2011: 8:30pm On Jun 14
hammed71:
Bro air maroc flies to Miami, same price with newyork.Then from Miami take a bus or flight to Florida.its cheap

Really? Same price to Miami. Oh my. I didn't see that. I already booked to New York though. Very cheap like handoffire mentioned.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by samdgreat2011: 8:34pm On Jun 14
seyewest:


Bus and train can never be cheaper than plane for a trip from New York to Florida (By bus is more than 19hrs) . I will advise you to re-check your trip.

Sir, I need your help here. I'll love to fly if I find something cheap. I'm going to Tallahassee in Florida. From my searches on flights so far, the prices have been beyond my pocket compared to what I found from Bus (Greyhound) and Train (Amtrak)
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 11:16pm On Jun 14
samdgreat2011:


Sir, I need your help here. I'll love to fly if I find something cheap. I'm going to Tallahassee in Florida. From my searches on flights so far, the prices have been beyond my pocket compared to what I found from Bus (Greyhound) and Train (Amtrak)

I can get you from New York to Tallahassee for N44k.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by samdgreat2011: 11:44pm On Jun 14
seyewest:

I can get you from New York to Tallahassee for N44k.
Wow. I'm in.
Should I send a pm?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by samdgreat2011: 11:38am On Jun 15
seyewest:


I can get you from New York to Tallahassee for N44k.

I sent you a message, please check. I've done some more findings and can now see why you said air is cheaper.

But I love your offer, I've not come across such yet.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 1:30pm On Jun 15
samdgreat2011:


I sent you a message, please check. I've done some more findings and can now see why you said air is cheaper.

But I love your offer, I've not come across such yet.

Okay will do so.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Teshoma111: 5:32pm On Jun 17
Good afternoon people.
I am a first time traveler to the US.
I intend traveling in the last week of sept, into first week of oct. I see tickets are way cheaper then. Please will the weather still be favourable (that is warm)?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Beautyaddy: 6:11pm On Jun 17
Teshoma111:
Good afternoon people.
I am a first time traveler to the US.
I intend traveling in the last week of sept, into first week of oct. I see tickets are way cheaper then. Please will the weather still be favourable (that is warm)?



Depends on the State you'll be visiting.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by olumig(m): 6:19pm On Jun 17
Teshoma111:
Good afternoon people.
I am a first time traveler to the US.
I intend traveling in the last week of sept, into first week of oct. I see tickets are way cheaper then. Please will the weather still be favourable (that is warm)?

Just Google the state you are going to for what the weather is like during the time you intend to get there
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Teshoma111: 7:40pm On Jun 17
Washington DC

Beautyaddy:


Depends on the State you'll be visiting.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Teshoma111: 7:41pm On Jun 17
Okay, true. will do that.

olumig:
Just Google the state you are going to for what the weather is like during the time you intend to get there
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 9:07am On Jun 18
Teshoma111:
Good afternoon people.
I am a first time traveler to the US.
I intend traveling in the last week of sept, into first week of oct. I see tickets are way cheaper then. Please will the weather still be favourable (that is warm)?



Yes except for Chicago, Michigan and some northern states.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by seyewest(m): 9:08am On Jun 18
Teshoma111:
Washington DC


I was in Washington between September and October last year, the weather was just perfect with rain once in a while.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by ysteph: 10:31am On Jun 18
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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by Teshoma111: 4:37pm On Jun 18
Thanks much Seyewest

seyewest:


Yes except for Chicago, Michigan and some northern states.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by fkj950ax(m): 4:42pm On Jun 18
Teshoma111:
Thanks much Seyewest
seyewest:


I was in Washington between September and October last year, the weather was just perfect with rain once in a while.

What on NY?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by ultimatebas(m): 6:34pm On Jun 18
samdgreat2011:


Hello Bro.

Same issue here. I'm also flying with Air Maroc to New York. I'm going to Florida State University for my PhD. I intend to stay in New York with a friend for 2/3 days. He's also a PhD student there.

I intend to go with Bus or Train (cheaper than flights). House hope all these arrangements won't raise issues.

Bros if you can pay for Qatar Airways please do because my female colleague who flew with Air Maroc warned me seriously against it. She said Air Maroc is the worst flight she has ever flown in. One way tickets are usually more expensive ,book a two way ticket.
Raise which issue? There is nothing suspicious about your travel iternary. Wish you all the best. When you get to Florida don't forget to visit World Disney World, Universal Studios, Orlando Eye, Gator Land, Lego land etc wink. Even if you are going for your studies still find time to relax. Remember the saying," All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy"

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by fkj950ax(m): 6:15pm On Jun 19
PoE transcript with CBP seems to have disappeared.

Please post people.

Billed for UNGA period. Emirates. NY
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by flairlady(f): 8:21pm On Jun 21
Please can I book a one way flight with Egypt air?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by fkj950ax(m): 12:12am On Jun 22
flairlady:
Please can I book a one way flight with Egypt air?

What will you tell them at PoE when asked of your return ticket

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by flourishing247: 2:24am On Jun 22
flairlady:
Please can I book a one way flight with Egypt air?

Immigrant or non immigrant?
If non Immigrant, then don't try it
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by flairlady(f): 7:59am On Jun 22
flourishing247:

Immigrant or non immigrant? If non Immigrant, then don't try it
Okay,it is non immigrant student visa.Thanks
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by emmalexbaba(m): 8:05am On Jun 22
Pls house I need your advice. My resumption date is August 12 and I booked a flight for July 19th . Hope I won’t have issue with immigration about coming early to US?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by fkj950ax(m): 10:56am On Jun 22
emmalexbaba:
Pls house I need your advice. My resumption date is August 12 and I booked a flight for July 19th . Hope I won’t have issue with immigration about coming early to US?

On another thread, it was posted that you can arrive 30days before resumption date.
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by NeyofeedNigEnt: 12:31pm On Jun 23
flairlady:

Okay,it is non immigrant student visa.Thanks

As a student u need a one way ticket but if your study is less than a year then round trip ticket is required...

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by flairlady(f): 1:13am On Jun 25
Please after booking Turkish airlines flight,I saw where it is stated that I need to show the credit card used for payment.My friend paid for me and he is in the USA and I am in Nigeria,what can I do now?
Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by babylawyr(f): 3:17am On Jun 25
Hello everyone,

Been looking for this thread for some hours now to share my POE experience. Once a story is not on the first page of the travel section... to find it na wahala.

So I bought my ticket towards the end of last month. Bought it directly from the Emirates website using a combination of miles and card.

P.S. after flying an airline y'all need to go register your trip to earn miles... this is irrespective of whether you bought it from an agent or directly from the website. The miles earned from my last trips cut this ticket by almost 50k.

Just thought to put this out there.

Back to it, so I flew Emirates from LOS - DXB- IAH. Emirates is an amazing airline....super super amazing.

CBP: passport please.
Me: I gave him.
He now separated my two passport.
CbP: do you have any valid Visa on this. He raised my old passport.
Me: No.
CbP: Then you don't need this.
Me: *rolls eyes*
CBP: business or pleasure
ME: vacation
CbP: where are you going to be staying
ME: with family in ******. I started getting out my phone to give him the exact address.
CBP: place your four right fingers....took my picture
CbP: how long are u staying
Me: about 3 weeks I'm leaving on ........
Cbp: how much do you have.
Me: .......dollars
CbP: do you have fresh meat and food.
Me: NO! But I have dry fish and dry veg and ......
CBP: Hands me back my passport.

I went to collect my bag and off I went. No secondary check.

Lessons learnt
Even if your layover exceeds 8hrs, Emirates will not provide accommodation for you if there was the option of a flight with a shorter connection layover.

That's how I spent 10hrs inside DXB eating and shopping because I was toooo eager to get out of Lagos to start my vacation.

I left on the 12.05pm flight which had over 10hrs layover instead of waiting for the 6.10pm flight which had about 4hrs.

Anyways I don become DXB expert...I know every nick and cranny of the place.

Just thot to share...

Xoxo

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Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by MamaTuoyo: 7:37am On Jun 25
flairlady:
Please after booking Turkish airlines flight,I saw where it is stated that I need to show the credit card used for payment.My friend paid for me and he is in the USA and I am in Nigeria,what can I do now?

I used Turkish airline to Houston and I was not asked for the card I used; however, some airlines ask.

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