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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by emonkey(m): 7:00am On Feb 11
Stancima:


I speak from a point of authority. Immigration travel ban has been in existence since 2017 and contested in court until 2018 when the supreme court here finally lifted the injunctions and a revised document was produced. The details of these documents are available everywhere for those who put in effort into seeking information. It's unfortunate that you couldn't make effort to lay hold on an information that is freely out there yet speak so lowly of an attempt to get people like you informed.
Pathetic.

Which “point of authority “? Immigration travel ban from Nigeria has been in existence since 2017? You certainly are as ignorant as much as you are conceited . I wonder who you are trying to impress here and why?

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Stancima(m): 8:02am On Feb 11
emonkey:


Which “point of authority “? Immigration travel ban from Nigeria has been in existence since 2017? You certainly are as ignorant as much as you are conceited . I wonder who you are trying to impress here and why?

You once more display your ignorance publicly. For your information Nigeria was added to an existing list of a pre-existing travel ban. My last response to you. People who call names rather than make valid points in arguments don't get my attention

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by BigJakie: 9:03am On Feb 11
Stancima:


Sadly any case with an interview date beyond 21st February 2020 is affected except the applicant is for the National Interest waiver (NIW) class or qualifies for a general waiver. Candidates are automatically enrolled for the general waiver and if they do not meet the waiver conditions, their Visa are denied. The NIW is a different application route and not family based.

Please clarify on the bold... Does this mean after the ban is imposed every petition automatically goes through the option of waivers and are automatically disqualified for not meeting the conditions?

I was of the notion that all petitions will come to a halt until the ban is scraped
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Stancima(m): 9:28am On Feb 11
BigJakie:


Please clarify on the bold... Does this mean after the ban is imposed every petition automatically goes through the option of waivers and are automatically disqualified for not meeting the conditions?

I was of the notion that all petitions will come to a halt until the ban is scraped

Petitions will continue to be processed; there will be no halting the processing of immigration petitions. Since the introduction of the waiver in 2018 following the supreme court ruling, the DHS has not introduced a form for those seeking a waiver to file for one, neither is there a fee for it. The procedure has been that consular officers at the end of the interview would ask applicants if they want to apply for a waiver; this question is an indication that the Visa has been denied on the basis of the travel ban. So all that is required to be enrolled in the waiver is a verbal consent. Therefore, anyone who is going for interview after February 21st (if Nigeria is not withdrawn from the list by that time) is advised to go with any additional document they think qualify them for the waiver.
The approval rate so far is at 6% and about 2% has actually completed the entire waiver procedure successfully as it currently takes time. It's still unclear to what extent the bar for waiver will be raised for Nigerians, irrespective, a proof of undue hardship, qualifying family ties and economic value to the US govt remain the crux of evidence required for waivers.
If the ban is not lifted by 21st, it would make a lot of sense for anyone going for an interview to request their relative here in the USA to contact an immigration lawyer to evaluate their chances for a waiver. A number of immigration lawyers here give free consultation in that regards. If the immigration lawyer feels good about your chances, you can contract them to handle it for you if your relatives here can afford it, otherwise you could proceed with the waiver on your own. Applicants reserve the right to put their interview on hold pending the lifting of the ban.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by emonkey(m): 11:38am On Feb 11
Stancima:


Petitions will continue to be processed; there will be no halting the processing of immigration petitions. Since the introduction of the waiver in 2018 following the supreme court ruling, the DHS has not introduced a form for those seeking a waiver to file for one, neither is there a fee for it. The procedure has been that consular officers at the end of the interview would ask applicants if they want to apply for a waiver; this question is an indication that the Visa has been denied on the basis of the travel ban. So all that is required to be enrolled in the waiver is a verbal consent. Therefore, anyone who is going for interview after February 21st (if Nigeria is not withdrawn from the list by that time) is advised to go with any additional document they think qualify them for the waiver.
The approval rate so far is at 6% and about 2% has actually completed the entire waiver procedure successfully as it currently takes time. It's still unclear to what extent the bar for waiver will be raised for Nigerians, irrespective, a proof of undue hardship, qualifying family ties and economic value to the US govt remain the crux of evidence required for waivers.
If the ban is not lifted by 21st, it would make a lot of sense for anyone going for an interview to request their relative here in the USA to contact an immigration lawyer to evaluate their chances for a waiver. A number of immigration lawyers here give free consultation in that regards. If the immigration lawyer feels good about your chances, you can contract them to handle it for you if your relatives here can afford it, otherwise you could proceed with the waiver on your own. Applicants reserve the right to put their interview on hold pending the lifting of the ban.

Thanks, this was more helpful. Your earlier assesments were rather annoyingly unhelpful.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by dbaruwa(m): 11:59am On Feb 11
Stancima:


Petitions will continue to be processed; there will be no halting the processing of immigration petitions. Since the introduction of the waiver in 2018 following the supreme court ruling, the DHS has not introduced a form for those seeking a waiver to file for one, neither is there a fee for it. The procedure has been that consular officers at the end of the interview would ask applicants if they want to apply for a waiver; this question is an indication that the Visa has been denied on the basis of the travel ban. So all that is required to be enrolled in the waiver is a verbal consent. Therefore, anyone who is going for interview after February 21st (if Nigeria is not withdrawn from the list by that time) is advised to go with any additional document they think qualify them for the waiver.
The approval rate so far is at 6% and about 2% has actually completed the entire waiver procedure successfully as it currently takes time. It's still unclear to what extent the bar for waiver will be raised for Nigerians, irrespective, a proof of undue hardship, qualifying family ties and economic value to the US govt remain the crux of evidence required for waivers.
If the ban is not lifted by 21st, it would make a lot of sense for anyone going for an interview to request their relative here in the USA to contact an immigration lawyer to evaluate their chances for a waiver. A number of immigration lawyers here give free consultation in that regards. If the immigration lawyer feels good about your chances, you can contract them to handle it for you if your relatives here can afford it, otherwise you could proceed with the waiver on your own. Applicants reserve the right to put their interview on hold pending the lifting of the ban.



Thanks for the explanation
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by emonkey(m): 12:08pm On Feb 11
Stancima:


Petitions will continue to be processed; there will be no halting the processing of immigration petitions. Since the introduction of the waiver in 2018 following the supreme court ruling, the DHS has not introduced a form for those seeking a waiver to file for one, neither is there a fee for it. The procedure has been that consular officers at the end of the interview would ask applicants if they want to apply for a waiver; this question is an indication that the Visa has been denied on the basis of the travel ban. So all that is required to be enrolled in the waiver is a verbal consent. Therefore, anyone who is going for interview after February 21st (if Nigeria is not withdrawn from the list by that time) is advised to go with any additional document they think qualify them for the waiver.
The approval rate so far is at 6% and about 2% has actually completed the entire waiver procedure successfully as it currently takes time. It's still unclear to what extent the bar for waiver will be raised for Nigerians, irrespective, a proof of undue hardship, qualifying family ties and economic value to the US govt remain the crux of evidence required for waivers.
If the ban is not lifted by 21st, it would make a lot of sense for anyone going for an interview to request their relative here in the USA to contact an immigration lawyer to evaluate their chances for a waiver. A number of immigration lawyers here give free consultation in that regards. If the immigration lawyer feels good about your chances, you can contract them to handle it for you if your relatives here can afford it, otherwise you could proceed with the waiver on your own. Applicants reserve the right to put their interview on hold pending the lifting of the ban.

There are TWO classes of Family-based immigration - Immediate Relative and Family Preference. How does the ban affect Immediate relatives (IR). The immigration webite states that availability is UNLIMITED.

"Immediate Relative – these visas are based on a close family relationship with a U.S. citizen, such as a spouse, child or parent. The number of immigrants in these categories is not limited each fiscal year"

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration.html
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by xcesspower: 8:40pm On Feb 11
Please i just got my interview date but i didn't see my appointment for medicals, and as well didnt see were to print out my interview appointment....it was just the mail from NVC stating the details of my interview...please someone help cos am lost
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by yemco74: 1:35am On Feb 12
xcesspower:
Please i just got my interview date but i didn't see my appointment for medicals, and as well didnt see were to print out my interview appointment....it was just the mail from NVC stating the details of my interview...please someone help cos am lost
You need to call the hospital immediately to book your medical
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Stancima(m): 3:14am On Feb 12
xcesspower:
Please i just got my interview date but i didn't see my appointment for medicals, and as well didnt see were to print out my interview appointment....it was just the mail from NVC stating the details of my interview...please someone help cos am lost



https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/LGS-Lagos.html#med_exam_instructions

The link above has all the information you need about scheduling your medical.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by kellycute(m): 12:09pm On Feb 12
Any latest news regarding the visa restriction on Nigeria?
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Kennytowel: 12:21pm On Feb 12
[quote author=kellycute post=86585684]Any latest news regarding the visa restriction on Nigeria?
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Spanishmilf(m): 12:24pm On Feb 12
Kennytowel:


https://www.stelladimokokorkus.com/2020/02/us-ambassador-to-nigeria-says.html.

Saw this today. Don't know how true it is
what is this just an ad site.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Kennytowel: 12:27pm On Feb 12
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by felifeli: 12:53pm On Feb 12
emonkey:


There are TWO classes of Family-based immigration - Immediate Relative and Family Preference. How does the ban affect Immediate relatives (IR). The immigration webite states that availability is UNLIMITED.

"Immediate Relative – these visas are based on a close family relationship with a U.S. citizen, such as a spouse, child or parent. The number of immigrants in these categories is not limited each fiscal year"

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration.html

I have been thinking the same. The explanation so far has been general immigration visa but as we know immigration visa types are not the same (employment, IR, F etc) . I learn that even in countries under ban family visas for spouse and parents of US citizens are still considered for approval. Will they still enjoy that privilege in Nigeria too?
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Spanishmilf(m): 1:39pm On Feb 12
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by emonkey(m): 1:47pm On Feb 12
Spanishmilf:
9month ke

9 Months! So those booked for interview in March better think of how to postpone it . Surely they will meet denial o.Abi
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Spanishmilf(m): 1:49pm On Feb 12
emonkey:


9 Months! So those booked for interview in March better think of how to postpone it . Surely they will meet denial o.Abi
I think the immigration ban is for new Immigrants
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Kennytowel: 2:00pm On Feb 12
emonkey:


9 Months! So those booked for interview in March better think of how to postpone it . Surely they will meet denial o.Abi
.

This whole thing is confusing oh.
May God help us

Let's wait for an official announcement. Or better still keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Ajenikoko89: 2:10pm On Feb 12
emonkey:


9 Months! So those booked for interview in March better think of how to postpone it . Surely they will meet denial o.Abi
There is no reason to fret about the whole the thing there is always a review by the united state of america on the country place on restriction annually to check if there had been any changes in their information sharing and any country that meet the standard would have the ban lifted and that will be October 1st this year interview will still be schedule but to place safe its better to reschedule the interview till the ban is lifted
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by feb20Obinna: 2:21pm On Feb 12
Responding, the US Ambassador Leonard said the visa issue was not a ban and that the action was not meant to be a permanent one. saying it would hopefully be resolved “in a single-digit month.”

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/gbajabiamila-seeks-review-of-us-visa-ban-on-nigerians/
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by emonkey(m): 2:28pm On Feb 12
Reschedule interview or find a way to force the application back into Administrative Processing until ban is lifted
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by emonkey(m): 2:30pm On Feb 12
feb20Obinna:
Responding, the US Ambassador Leonard said the visa issue was not a ban and that the action was not meant to be a permanent one. saying it would hopefully be resolved “in a single-digit month.”

Read more at: https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/gbajabiamila-seeks-review-of-us-visa-ban-on-nigerians/

Single digit month means between 1 month and 9 months

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by wuwu(m): 9:37pm On Feb 12
BOSS i will like to ask a question..how long did u recieve your visa afyer submitting theses document..i have also submitted mine with internationa passport inclueded..im worried..
stevebless:
Hello guys. Just went for my visa interview and I was told to bring more evidence. They need current (2018) tax papers. I went with 2017 and it was rejected. I'm married with kids and I forgot to also have more of my immediate family's pictures. I was told to drop all these things, along with my passport at the DHL office. Good luck to you all.
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by ibe003(m): 10:09pm On Feb 12
Ajenikoko89:

There is no reason to fret about the whole the thing there is always a review by the united state of america on the country place on restriction annually to check if there had been any changes in their information sharing and any country that meet the standard would have the ban lifted and that will be October 1st this year interview will still be schedule but to place safe its better to reschedule the interview till the ban is lifted
point of currection according to the news US review countries performance every six months if you recalled chad was lifted in April 2018 after six months of ban. And the news also said that the ban could be lifted any time if the country complied no specific period. Single digit month means that it could be lifted within one month to 9 months. And Nigerian government are working hard to get it lifted as soon as possible. So let see what will happen before 21 February

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by sirgigs: 2:57pm On Feb 13
To God be the Glory.

*My Parents inlaw received their Immigrant visas stamped in their Passports today since they had their interviews last year Dec, 2019.

*IV expiration date is 4th May 2020 so na to begin preparations.

Good luck to all others waiting.

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Duuzsz(m): 5:40pm On Feb 13
sirgigs:
To God be the Glory.

*My Parents inlaw received their Immigrant visas stamped in their Passports today since they had their interviews last year Dec, 2019.

*IV expiration date is 4th May 2020 so na to begin preparations.

Good luck to all others waiting.



Congratulations!

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by wuwu(m): 5:41pm On Feb 13
Where they given a white slip to aubmit at dhl or approved the same day they went for the interview?thanks
sirgigs:
To God be the Glory.

*My Parents inlaw received their Immigrant visas stamped in their Passports today since they had their interviews last year Dec, 2019.

*IV expiration date is 4th May 2020 so na to begin preparations.

Good luck to all others waiting.


Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by IrepChrist: 6:10pm On Feb 13
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by pristine88: 7:35pm On Feb 13
IrepChrist:


https://www.lindaikejisblog.com/2020/2/us-house-panel-advances-bill-to-repeal-trumps-travel-ban-on-nigeria-and-other-muslim-majority-countries.html

Hopefully

This Bill will Be approved by the house but unlikely to pass in the senate. We should hope for compliance from the Nigerian Gov, that seems like the best path

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Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by Ajenikoko89: 9:27pm On Feb 13
pristine88:


This Bill will Be approved by the house but unlikely to pass in the senate. We should hope for compliance from the Nigerian Gov, that seems like the best path
That is the fact it is likely going to be turn down in the senate because majority are GOP but the best option is for Nigeria comply and work on what led to the restriction
Re: At The NVC Processing Stage Of The U. S Family Based Preference Category. by felifeli: 10:20pm On Feb 13
sirgigs:
To God be the Glory.

*My Parents inlaw received their Immigrant visas stamped in their Passports today since they had their interviews last year Dec, 2019.

*IV expiration date is 4th May 2020 so na to begin preparations.

Good luck to all others waiting.



It looks like issue date was the date of interview even though they did not receive the visa until more than 2 months after . That is very bad of the US embassy.

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