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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by OmoBendel24: 10:16pm On Jan 15
MsNas:
Good Morning everybody. Please, I have a question about 221G interview. Two dependents who had visas alongside their parents applied for renewal via Dropbox.

Parents visas was renewed but both dependents were called in for a 221G interview. What do they need to take along to the interview? Bank statements? School records? Employment records?
How are these interviews conducted in the general sense?

I would really appreciate answers and/or pointers. Thanks a lot.

What's their age? Did they just cross over to 14 after their last visa? If yes, it's just biometrics they need to give. If no, please go with everything even though documents hardly will be looked at, especially EXPLANATION for previous trips to the US....

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by groovychik: 11:27pm On Jan 15
My situation. I have a Sister on a H4 visa, even though visiting her is not the purpose of my trip. I applied for tourism purpose and I have never been to the US and this was my first application. I got my degree and master’s in the UK and I still have valid UK visa. However, I have a new passport and the visa is on an old one. In fact I had two old passports in the file with me and I was not asked for them. Interview was in Abuja and while on the line, the slim Black American lady quickly rejected three applicants, while the other windows were still occupied. She did not spend more than a minute on any of them. I was praying not to be directed to hers’ and to be honest, I did not hear the responses of the three because I tuned out. I was now directed to her window.

VO: Good morning
Me: Good morning, I have a bit of a stutter, I will need you to be patient
VO: That’s Okay
V.O: Are you travelling alone?
Me: Yes
V.O: Where exactly are you going to?
Me: Atlanta, New Orleans and New York
V.O: What are you planning to do when you travel?
(I have a full itinerary and I took my time, pls note the WE in my response)
Me: Arrive Atlanta on the 2nd, WE will take a road trip to New Orleans on the 3rd, Plantation Tour and steam boat cruise on the 4th, Mardi Gras parade on the 5th, Back to Atl on 6th , fly to New York on the 8th, Catch Chicago on Broadway on the 8th, two days tour on 9th and 10th, back to Atl on the 11th, 5 hour sight-seeing tour bus on the 12th, Southern food tour on the 14th, fly back on the 15th.
V.O: Who is the WE?
Me: My friend that I will be staying with
V.O: What do you do?
Me: I own a …………….we work with mostly Government Parastatals like…………
V.O: How many staff do you have?
Me: I have X number of staff and when needed I use adhoc staff
V.O: Are you single?
Me: Yes, but I live with my nephew and my two dogs (I had plenty pics of me and my dogs, but I was not asked for any document, not even my other passports)
V.O: Who is Ifiiiiii?
(the V.O was trying to pronounce my Sister’s name, so I helped her out with it)
Me: She is my Sister
V.O: Not your friend?
Me: No, my sister
V.O: What is her status?
Me: She is on a H4 Visa
The V.O typed for about a minute and in my head I was like oh! dear! Now she’s gonna refuse
V.0: When last did you see her?
Me: 8 years ago
V.O: Are you planning to see her on this trip?
Me: She will be in Michigan at the time I plan to travel, but I will see her in subsequent trips
V.O: Where else have you been to?
Me: I have been travelling to the UK since I was a year old, I went to school in the UK and I have travelled extensively within the United Kingdom and I still a valid visa (she didn’t ask to see it)
V.O: (hands over a white sheet) this paper explains how you can pick your passport, enjoy your trip
Me: (In shock) thank you, thank you

When people say Visa is God’s doing, that is not a lie. A Pastor with extensive travel history, was denied Visa. I had everything going against me, Sister in the US, Single and of marriageable age. I stammer, especially if am in a tense situation but for some stroke of luck, once I told her I stammer, I did not stutter throughout the interview. Honestly, I avoided any US visa thread on Nairaland for four days before my interview, because the rejections were depressing and I just was reading US visa success stories just to create a positive vibe in my head. I also knew it was not do or die, since I am going on holiday, I figured if they said no, I will go somewhere else. I planned to smile all through but I did not, I was just formal in my responses. Interview was yesterday and this afternoon I got a message that passport is ready for collection. Good luck with to all the applicants, just ensure you know your travel plans and be confident.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by GENTLENNAJI(m): 1:12am On Jan 16
Congratulations bro

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Razelce: 7:32am On Jan 16
Please I need answer on this.

Razelce:
Hello house, Goodday
Please I'm to escort my 80 year old father-in-law for medical appointment in USA (he has obtained his visa already) but my international passport is still carrying my father's name and my interview date is in February
Is it advisable to use my international passport like that?
I need help from the house, thank you
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by abidam2013: 9:26am On Jan 16
My mum was issued a 6-month B1/B2 visa which expired in November 2018. Is she qualified for Dropbox or needs to appear for interview again
Thanks
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by OmoBendel24: 9:39am On Jan 16
abidam2013:
My mum was issued a 6-month B1/B2 visa which expired in November 2018. Is she qualified for Dropbox or needs to appear for interview again
Thanks

ISSUED from where, and to what Nationality? She applied from where too? Is that a FULL VISA?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by abidam2013: 10:09am On Jan 16
[She applied from Lagos Nigeria. She is from Sao tome and Principe and carries that passport.she was issued 6 months visa last year.quote author=OmoBendel24 post=74809973]

ISSUED from where, and to what Nationality? She applied from where too? Is that a FULL VISA?[/quote]
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by abidam2013: 10:11am On Jan 16
It was a full visa but only for 6 months. Guess because she is from Sao Tome and Principe
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by liljboy10: 12:35pm On Jan 16
Hi everyone, please while filling the ds 160 form I saw a place to fill passport book number and I can't find a passport book number on my passport.Please I need help? Thanks
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Bracha: 12:53pm On Jan 16
liljboy10:
Hi everyone, please while filling the ds 160 form I saw a place to fill passport book number and I can't find a passport book number on my passport.Please I need help? Thanks

Hi, every passport has a number. If you're Nigerian, yours would be on the top right corner on the bio-data page of your passport, on the right side of your country code (NGA).
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Chibabe4Christ: 1:00pm On Jan 16
GOOD AFTERNOON AND HAPPY NEW NEW TO WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF GOD.....
PLEASE MY BROTHER WANT TO TRAVEL TO US FOR CONFERENCE.. WHAT WILL I CHOOSE AS THE PURPOSE OF TRIP ... I DID NOT SEE ANY ONE THAT MATCH THE PURPOSE WHICH IS CONFERENCE.
PLEASE I WILL APPRECIATE IF I CAN GET AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Chibabe4Christ: 1:09pm On Jan 16
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


groovychik:
My situation. I have a Sister on a H4 visa, even though visiting her is not the purpose of my trip. I applied for tourism purpose and I have never been to the US and this was my first application. I got my degree and master’s in the UK and I still have valid UK visa. However, I have a new passport and the visa is on an old one. In fact I had two old passports in the file with me and I was not asked for them. Interview was in Abuja and while on the line, the slim Black American lady quickly rejected three applicants, while the other windows were still occupied. She did not spend more than a minute on any of them. I was praying not to be directed to hers’ and to be honest, I did not hear the responses of the three because I tuned out. I was now directed to her window.

VO: Good morning
Me: Good morning, I have a bit of a stutter, I will need you to be patient
VO: That’s Okay
V.O: Are you travelling alone?
Me: Yes
V.O: Where exactly are you going to?
Me: Atlanta, New Orleans and New York
V.O: What are you planning to do when you travel?
(I have a full itinerary and I took my time, pls note the WE in my response)
Me: Arrive Atlanta on the 2nd, WE will take a road trip to New Orleans on the 3rd, Plantation Tour and steam boat cruise on the 4th, Mardi Gras parade on the 5th, Back to Atl on 6th , fly to New York on the 8th, Catch Chicago on Broadway on the 8th, two days tour on 9th and 10th, back to Atl on the 11th, 5 hour sight-seeing tour bus on the 12th, Southern food tour on the 14th, fly back on the 15th.
V.O: Who is the WE?
Me: My friend that I will be staying with
V.O: What do you do?
Me: I own a …………….we work with mostly Government Parastatals like…………
V.O: How many staff do you have?
Me: I have X number of staff and when needed I use adhoc staff
V.O: Are you single?
Me: Yes, but I live with my nephew and my two dogs (I had plenty pics of me and my dogs, but I was not asked for any document, not even my other passports)
V.O: Who is Ifiiiiii?
(the V.O was trying to pronounce my Sister’s name, so I helped her out with it)
Me: She is my Sister
V.O: Not your friend?
Me: No, my sister
V.O: What is her status?
Me: She is on a H4 Visa
The V.O typed for about a minute and in my head I was like oh! dear! Now she’s gonna refuse
V.0: When last did you see her?
Me: 8 years ago
V.O: Are you planning to see her on this trip?
Me: She will be in Michigan at the time I plan to travel, but I will see her in subsequent trips
V.O: Where else have you been to?
Me: I have been travelling to the UK since I was a year old, I went to school in the UK and I have travelled extensively within the United Kingdom and I still a valid visa (she didn’t ask to see it)
V.O: (hands over a white sheet) this paper explains how you can pick your passport, enjoy your trip
Me: (In shock) thank you, thank you

When people say Visa is God’s doing, that is not a lie. A Pastor with extensive travel history, was denied Visa. I had everything going against me, Sister in the US, Single and of marriageable age. I stammer, especially if am in a tense situation but for some stroke of luck, once I told her I stammer, I did not stutter throughout the interview. Honestly, I avoided any US visa thread on Nairaland for four days before my interview, because the rejections were depressing and I just was reading US visa success stories just to create a positive vibe in my head. I also knew it was not do or die, since I am going on holiday, I figured if they said no, I will go somewhere else. I planned to smile all through but I did not, I was just formal in my responses. Interview was yesterday and this afternoon I got a message that passport is ready for collection. Good luck with to all the applicants, just ensure you know your travel plans and be confident.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by OmoBendel24: 1:25pm On Jan 16
Chibabe4Christ:
GOOD AFTERNOON AND HAPPY NEW NEW TO WONDERFUL PEOPLE OF GOD.....
PLEASE MY BROTHER WANT TO TRAVEL TO US FOR CONFERENCE.. WHAT WILL I CHOOSE AS THE PURPOSE OF TRIP ... I DID NOT SEE ANY ONE THAT MATCH THE PURPOSE WHICH IS CONFERENCE.
PLEASE I WILL APPRECIATE IF I CAN GET AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

Which one then did you now see? Please, it’s the ones under the B1 Category specifically though laced into B1/B2 generally. Happy New Year to you too....
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by OmoBendel24: 1:29pm On Jan 16
abidam2013:
It was a full visa but only for 6 months. Guess because she is from Sao Tome and Principe

Go check their Sao Tome website that is then to get a firm grasp of what you seek, don’t use the Nigeria measure to gauge this please. She can do Dropbox (if she qualifies for one) from Nigeria sha since that previous visa was granted her here....
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by OmoBendel24: 1:35pm On Jan 16
liljboy10:
Hi everyone, please while filling the ds 160 form I saw a place to fill passport book number and I can't find a passport book number on my passport.Please I need help? Thanks

Leave blank. PP number is different from PP book number of course, I have seen peeps the number of pages the passport has (32 or 64) and the bottom numbers after the passport number itself. I don’t really understand it and I have always left it blank as not applicable without consequence even once. Those that know better may clarify please....

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Chibabe4Christ: 2:03pm On Jan 16
PLEASE EXPLAIN.. I DID NOT UNDERSTAND YOUR EXPLANATION

OmoBendel24:


Which one then did you now see? Please, it’s the ones under the B1 Category specifically though laced into B1/B2 generally. Happy New Year to you too....
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by djfrancis: 2:08pm On Jan 16
liljboy10:
Hi everyone, please while filling the ds 160 form I saw a place to fill passport book number and I can't find a passport book number on my passport.Please I need help? Thanks

Tick the “Does Not Apply” box. The regular Nigerian passport doesn’t have a passport book number.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by drunkpunk(m): 2:26pm On Jan 16
Good afternoon. Please I used my friends email address to fill the DS160 form. When trying to schedule an appointment for myself, I found out he had been using that email for a lady before now and she already has a history of 2different appointments and the email address has her records automatically saved and not mine. Should I go ahead and edit it with my details? Does this necessarily mean? I don't wanna have issues in the future. Please who has experienced something like this before? Thanks
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by abidam2013: 2:28pm On Jan 16
OmoBendel24:


Go check their Sao Tome website that is then to get a firm grasp of what you seek, don’t use the Nigeria measure to gauge this please. She can do Dropbox (if she qualifies for one) from Nigeria sha since that previous visa was granted her here....


Thanks
We'll give the Dropbox a trial then
They don't have such information on their website
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Maestro001: 2:36pm On Jan 16
scott509:
@maestro001 How soon can one re-apply after been denied
Must one actually wait for 6months because I learnt that’s the average time to reapply ??Any time there is no minimum date you can reapply.
So till after 6months before reapplying
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Chibabe4Christ: 2:38pm On Jan 16
PLEASE @ ATTRACTION WHAT DID YOU SELECT AS YOUR PURPOSE OF VISIT OR TRIP. MY BROTHER IS ALSO GOING FOR A CONFERENCE BUT THE DROP DOWN ON THE PURPOSE OF TRIP DID NOT MATCH HIS OWN PURPOSE OF TRIP. PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP.

Attraction:
I'm genuinely going for an interview on Feb 4th in Abuja, I have a youth assembly conference in New York on Feb 14th, I'm going for 10days. I'm a banker, earn above 350k monthly, I have been to Indonesia 2015 and Dubai 2018.

I'm going to Dubai next week with my outstanding 10days leave from last year for vacation, this trip has already been planned and paid for. I know US visa is not guaranteed so let me 1st enjoy my 2nd Dubai trip and attend the interview immediately I return. I'm single, no kid... My tie is my job.

I don't have plans running away to where kwanu to start life again? I only want to get this knowledge from the conference and impact in the youths as we are the future of this country. I'm a member of YipAfrica initiative.

I have been denied US visa twice, 1st in 2015, I was going for a competition to represent Nigeria with vacation from work. 2nd denial was in Dec 2016 I was going for a friend's wedding in New York. In fact I used him as my contact address. The vo asked me if I was married, I said no, if i have a child I said no. He said sorry you can try again next time.

I don't have to get married for American visa. It's this conference I want to attendooo, I'm not running away, it's a paid conference, paid about $250 , I booked hotel via expedia. Com for 10days.

The gurus in the house should help me pls, I have read all postsooo, I understand every individual case is different, yet to submit ds160, please gurus should help me.



Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by ayenikunle: 2:57pm On Jan 16
abidam2013:
My mum was issued a 6-month B1/B2 visa which expired in November 2018. Is she qualified for Dropbox or needs to appear for interview again
Thanks

I think you must be have been granted 2 years visa at your last interview before you can qualify for drop box in Nigeria.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Maestro001: 4:31pm On Jan 16
If you’ve been refused before stop wasting your money to reapply until you have a concrete reason. It looks as if they’re just refusing tourists for no reason.

Apply to Italy, direct flight is less than 400$ and only 5 hours. From Italy travel to Spain Portugal Amsterdam Slovenia Czech etc. they are beautiful fun and cheaper. The 1000$ you’ll spend on tickets you can use to visit like 5 countries in Europe. I’ve done this before, tickets and hotels within 5 cities cost me only 350€ or so for 12 nights. This does not include international ticket sha.

It’s so obvious they are stricter now, they have their reasons but that 160$ you keep dashing them can pay for one ticket if you add it together.
@Nobody;how can I reach you and how true is this info...would love to try it if it’s true;how can I contact you for more information .
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by scott509: 7:52pm On Jan 16
emeldamicheals:
Never mind guys, I just got a date in January. Thanks
Please how did you fix this problem of blank page
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Opeyemi007: 8:20pm On Jan 16
WHERE DO YOU SUBMIT A BAHAMAS VISA APPLICATION IN NIGERIA OOOOOO, EDAKUN, ONLINE RESEARCH SAYS BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION, CALL GUYS SAYS OTHERWISE
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by ntutu(m): 8:36pm On Jan 16
I went for my tourist visa today and the black American Lady didn't waste upto 2 minutes with me and told me I am not qualified to visit America.
VO: Were are you going in the United States
Me: Texas
VO: what are you going for ?
Me: Bussines trip
VO: What is your position in your working place?
Me: Chief Supervisor
VO: What work will you be doing in the USA if you you enter?
Me: I am only going for a bussiness conference and award and I will be returning to Nigeria after it
VO: Are you married?
Me: Yes
VO: how many kids:
Me:No issues yet.
VO: how many days will you be spending ?
Me: Just 5 days:
VO: have you traveled before?
Me: Yes, Ghana and the same company sent me to represent Nigeria there.
VO: She just typed and issue me a pink paper indicating that I am not eligible to travel.
Me: Thank you so much and I left



We are more than 100 that was interviewed and I can only see less than 7 Passport she just approved.


Ihave sincere intention to go for the International bussines and award night which the company invited me and come back. I am the company Nigeria Represbetative here in Nigeria. I have paid for the award night ticket and I have booked and paid for my hotel rooms for 5 days. I recieve above 270k in my company.

Please, what is my chances of applying again and getting an appointment before 6th of March for the conference . I need an advice on this please
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by flourishing247: 9:59pm On Jan 16
drunkpunk:
Good afternoon. Please I used my friends email address to fill the DS160 form. When trying to schedule an appointment for myself, I found out he had been using that email for a lady before now and she already has a history of 2different appointments and the email address has her records automatically saved and not mine. Should I go ahead and edit it with my details? Does this necessarily mean? I don't wanna have issues in the future. Please who has experienced something like this before? Thanks

I don't understand you at all. Why would you use your friend's mail for your application? What happened to yours? This is you guys jeopardize your chances. Please go and open an email address, use it for your application. Don't ever make this type of mistake again.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by tessytessy(f): 10:36pm On Jan 16
We know. Unfortunately, they do not know that. Bankers are endangered species to them. I will advice your ciecumstances change before you apply. However, you can still do but just be confidence.
Attraction:
I'm genuinely going for an interview on Feb 4th in Abuja, I have a youth assembly conference in New York on Feb 14th, I'm going for 10days. I'm a banker, earn above 350k monthly, I have been to Indonesia 2015 and Dubai 2018.

I'm going to Dubai next week with my outstanding 10days leave from last year for vacation, this trip has already been planned and paid for. I know US visa is not guaranteed so let me 1st enjoy my 2nd Dubai trip and attend the interview immediately I return. I'm single, no kid... My tie is my job.

I don't have plans running away to where kwanu to start life again? I only want to get this knowledge from the conference and impact in the youths as we are the future of this country. I'm a member of YipAfrica initiative.

I have been denied US visa twice, 1st in 2015, I was going for a competition to represent Nigeria with vacation from work. 2nd denial was in Dec 2016 I was going for a friend's wedding in New York. In fact I used him as my contact address. The vo asked me if I was married, I said no, if i have a child I said no. He said sorry you can try again next time.

I don't have to get married for American visa. It's this conference I want to attendooo, I'm not running away, it's a paid conference, paid about $250 , I booked hotel via expedia. Com for 10days.

The gurus in the house should help me pls, I have read all postsooo, I understand every individual case is different, yet to submit ds160, please gurus should help me.



Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Ejiroogidi: 10:45pm On Jan 16
Please have you been able to sort this out? I need help.
emeldamicheals:
Hello everyone,
Am sure my question may have been asked previously. Am sorry to ask again.
Pls, we were asked to schedule follow up appointment 221G for family application. Me, my mum and kids in Abuja Consulate.
The calender is coming up blank. Please, how do i tackle this issue
Thank you very much.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by Babyvet: 11:12pm On Jan 16
Attraction:
I'm genuinely going for an interview on Feb 4th in Abuja, I have a youth assembly conference in New York on Feb 14th, I'm going for 10days. I'm a banker, earn above 350k monthly, I have been to Indonesia 2015 and Dubai 2018.

I'm going to Dubai next week with my outstanding 10days leave from last year for vacation, this trip has already been planned and paid for. I know US visa is not guaranteed so let me 1st enjoy my 2nd Dubai trip and attend the interview immediately I return. I'm single, no kid... My tie is my job.

I don't have plans running away to where kwanu to start life again? I only want to get this knowledge from the conference and impact in the youths as we are the future of this country. I'm a member of YipAfrica initiative.

I have been denied US visa twice, 1st in 2015, I was going for a competition to represent Nigeria with vacation from work. 2nd denial was in Dec 2016 I was going for a friend's wedding in New York. In fact I used him as my contact address. The vo asked me if I was married, I said no, if i have a child I said no. He said sorry you can try again next time.

I don't have to get married for American visa. It's this conference I want to attendooo, I'm not running away, it's a paid conference, paid about $250 , I booked hotel via expedia. Com for 10days.

The gurus in the house should help me pls, I have read all postsooo, I understand every individual case is different, yet to submit ds160, please gurus should help me



Nah by force to go to America , if they deny you visa in the past , try somewhere else.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by emeldamicheals: 10:10am On Jan 17
Yes I have

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 3 by emeldamicheals: 10:12am On Jan 17
Just keep checking every now and then to know when they open it. As in when dates are available. quote author=scott509 post=74827504] Please how did you fix this problem of blank page [/quote]

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