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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by mosky47: 4:14pm On Sep 08
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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:18pm On Sep 13
A standard 214b refusal does not equate a "ban from applying" again. Please refer to these sites for additional information on visa requirements, denials, and ineligibilities: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-gen-faq.asp and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-denials.html

coolHeadedBird:
Hello Lagos NIV,

I was recently refused a visa after 2 months on administrative processing. When I had my visa interview, the VO requested my sponsor should send an ebank statement which he was unable to do because his bank doesn't use the platform requested for. Later after several emails to Lagos NIV, I was told to send bank statements, it was sent and of course obtained from the bank to the best of my knowledge, because it carried stamp of the bank, and my sponsor told me he obtained it from the bank when I showed to him a mail I received from Lagos NIV that I have one more opportunity.

Now that I have been refused a visa and did not receive a mail pertaining to the refusal or retrieval of my passport. I am scared that I hope I would not be banned from applying because I have deferred my admission until Spring 2019 and intend applying again. Kindly advise.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:19pm On Sep 13
You are eligible for drop box renewal; however, refer to this site for a full understanding of drop box qualifications http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visarenew.asp
petrochemicals:
Good day LagosNIV.My B1/B2 Visa expired on 22nd January 2018.Am I eligible for drop box renewal.THANKS
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:26pm On Sep 13
First, it is not advised that you use an agent. Why pay someone to do something that you are perfectly qualified to do and for free. Second, the visa application is a legal document. When you submit this legal document you, essentially, confirm that you completed the form and that all data in the form is true. If your agent submits the form on your behalf, then you, essentially, have told an untruth on a legal document. This reflects poorly on your credibility. Your credibility affects every aspect of the visa application process today and in the future, for yourself and for your loved ones. In essence, it is in your best interest not to use an agent/tout.

Refer to these sites for insight on scheduling availability. http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-waittimeinfo.asp and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/tourism-visit/visitor.html#overview (look at box entitled “Appointment wait time” and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-appointmentschedule.asp
odeyinugbolahan:
hi!

please according to my agent; he told me just yesterday that he was unable to book an interview appointment for me here at Lagos embassy for this year as no date is unbooked.

please kindly confirm if he is saying the truth or not cos all these agents cant be 100% trusted and dont wanna take chances.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:31pm On Sep 13
Refer to the email address listed at the bottom of the white form given to you. Otherwise, contact the consulate/embassy where you dropped off your documents. You can find more information on how to collect your passport or communicate with the consulate or embassy via these websites: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-passportretrieve.asp and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-loc-post.asp .
eknor5457:
Hello LagosNIV,

After a drop off I was invited for an interview of which I was told to drop additional documents. Now I need to travel on the 14th on a business trip and I am yet to get my passport....it current status " is still with post"
Can you tell me how to retrieve my passport.

Kind regards
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:33pm On Sep 13
Please contact the consulate/embassy where you dropped off your documents. You can find more information on how to collect your passport or communicate with the consulate or embassy via these websites: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-passportretrieve.asp and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-loc-post.asp .

nugwa10:
@LagosNIV,

I submitted my Dropbox application since the 17th of July and only got aware that my application is under administrative processing on the 10th of August on CEAC and that this process could take several weeks.
I also found out today that Consular services have been suspended in Abuja where I submitted my application. My question is this: what is the process of retrieving my passport as I have been requested to submit my passport at another country’s embassy for a Visa but I have not been able to do so because my passport is with the US consulate and as it is now, I don’t even know where it is. A check on ustraveldocs tells me there is no status update for my passport.
Please, how can I retrieve my passport and how long will this process take?
Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:39pm On Sep 13
This is a good question. Please note that a visa application concerns one person, only. So, you must complete a DS 160 for each person in your family. Please refer to the following sites on the visa application process and drop box renewal qualifications: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visaapply.asp and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-ds160complete.asp and http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visarenew.asp

daudugod:
Please someone help me out, I just stumbled across this thread now, my family(family of 5), our US Visa expired yesterday(17th August, 2018) and we intend renewing, please what are the steps to this, is it still possible for us to receive an interview waiver(if yes) does that mean each of us has to fill the DS-160 form again and Schedule appointment, I would need a step by step on what to do thanks in anticipation
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:43pm On Sep 13
Contact the consulate/embassy where you interviewed. contact email is on the white form provided to you at the end of the interview. Otherwise, refer to the following site for contact information: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-loc-post.asp#

Bexi:
Hi, I applied to renew my visa using the dropbox method, checked the status of my passport and it said no status update... Can u kindly let me know the next step to take as I was given a 2 weeks notice to pick up my passport and its 2 weeks and no communication. Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:46pm On Sep 13
If you were refused a visa during your last interview, then you need to reapply for the B1/B2 visa. Refer to this site for accurate information on the visa application process http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visaapply.asp

Amakaycakes:
Hello Abuja/ Lagos NIV, please I had applied for B1/B2 visa with my hubby 2years ago but was denied. Am planning to go for business now, should I just fill my ds160 form and book an appointment or is there need to mail the embassy Cox someone said I need to mail the embassy with the data page of my passport. Please help a sister out. Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:49pm On Sep 13
This post does not comment on specific cases. Refer to this site for accurate information on student visa requirements and support documents http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-typefandm.asp .

jelmusboy:
Morning AbujaNIV and LagosNIV,

My I-20 stated that I will be using family as my funding source for PhD. My total fee is $32k inclusive of tuition, living expenses and books.
Fortunately for me, I got a funding guarantee letter from my department awarding me $18k as stipend for one year.

My questions goes thus:

Is it advisable to take my uncle's company account statement for interview to show that he will cover the remaining cost?

I have personal savings that can cover the remaining fee if I won't be using family funds, should I present my personal account statement and funding letter from my department if VO asked about who is sponsoring me?

Is there is any negative impact if am not showing evidence of family funding as stated on my I-20?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by LagosNIV: 3:51pm On Sep 13
You must wait six months after your most recent interview before reapplying for another B1/B2 visa.

bucciepie:
When is the right time to reapply for a non immigrant B2 visa after a denial? Can I reapply immediately?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by mrsbw: 4:05pm On Sep 13
Dear LagosNIV

I applied for a visa renewal about 3 weeks ago and I've just been told to schedule a follow-up appointment
However, earliest follow-up appointment is in Feb 2019.

I intend to make the trip in Dec. How can I get an earlier date please?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by Nobody: 6:11pm On Sep 13
thank you! I finally got a mail for my passport retrieval and a blue paper stating I can reapply.
LagosNIV:
A standard 214b refusal does not equate a "ban from applying" again. Please refer to these sites for additional information on visa requirements, denials, and ineligibilities: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-gen-faq.asp and https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/visa-denials.html

Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by djfrancis: 4:36pm On Sep 16
LagosNIV:
You must wait six months after your most recent interview before reapplying for another B1/B2 visa.


Hello LagosNIV,

Is there any immigrant page on here? The last one I remember is/was closed. We need help on that aspect as well
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by FruitfulRay(f): 7:52pm On Sep 18
Good day Lagos NIV/ Abuja NOV,

I will be travelling next week, but I can't find my passport with my valid US visa, though I have photocopies and scan copies. Really confused right now, what can I do? This is my second visa, and I have already bought my ticket
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by princeofdworld: 8:52pm On Sep 18
Good day Lagos niv .. i will like to ask a question ... Please I was granted a b1 b2 visa last year 2017 .. I travelled for vacation January 2018 .. spent 3weeks ... Then I travelled again July 2018 spent 2 weeks for vacation .... Now I want to travel for to attend an apparel show ... I want to ask if I can travel this November to attend the show .. which requires a b1 visa
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by Mizwisdom(f): 3:48pm On Sep 19
LagosNIV:
You are eligible for drop box renewal; however, refer to this site for a full understanding of drop box qualifications http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-visarenew.asp

Hi, you are doing a good job. Can you post the email address of your embassy where complaints are directed to. An aunt of mine was recently refused despite her good travel history. It seems the embassy no longer counts travel history as being relevant, she's 58 and owns many properties, thanks.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by arrestdarrester: 12:54am On Sep 23
Hello LagosNIV. Thanks for the last time out.

I applied for a B1 all by myself against the advice of friends. They thought I should have engaged the services of an agent. I got a lot of help from US Embassy website and LagosNIV and did it alone. I was initially placed on 221g but I did eventually get the visa and travelled.

My B1 expires soon and I need to have it renewed. I've read up the requirements for Interview Waiver (also called Dropbox if I understand correctly). Just one more thing I need to know for certain: after paying the statutory visa-fee to GTBank and filling out the DS-160, what would I be expected to do thereafter?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by arrestdarrester: 2:37am On Sep 24
My spouse and kids have never been issued US visas before now. I hope to travel with them hopefully next time out. I have a valid B1 which I'm about to renew. Would I be allowed to include their passports in my renewal requests or is it going to be a fresh appointment for them?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by Enasdan(m): 2:53am On Sep 24
next available date to schedule an appointment is no longer showing on my profile,please how can I resolve this.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by madapcmod: 6:12pm On Sep 24
arrestdarrester:
Hello LagosNIV. Thanks for the last time out.

I applied for a B1 all by myself against the advice of friends. They thought I should have engaged the services of an agent. I got a lot of help from US Embassy website and LagosNIV and did it alone. I was initially placed on 221g but I did eventually get the visa and travelled.

My B1 expires soon and I need to have it renewed. I've read up the requirements for Interview Waiver (also called Dropbox if I understand correctly). Just one more thing I need to know for certain: after paying the statutory visa-fee to GTBank and filling out the DS-160, what would I be expected to do thereafter?

please lagosNIV kindly answer this, as I'm in the same shoe with the above. After paying the visa fee and filling th DS-160, whats next?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by bestbuyer(m): 2:16pm On Sep 26
Hello LagosNIV/AbujaNIV, it seems putting all visa waivers on "schedule follow up appointment" is the new wave. Any way, what if i don't want to book a follow up and just want my passport back for other purposes how do i go about that. Please your urgent response on this issue will be highly appreciated. Thank you.

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by Kentrasso(f): 12:09am On Sep 28
Hello. I have a scheduled h4 interview for December 18th but my wedding is in the 15th December. Is the timing too close? What are my chances of getting the visa? We hope to travel right after
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by Chidinma1984: 12:46pm On Sep 28
Hello LAGOSNIV,

I had my interview on the 16th of August 2018, My passport was collected and I was given a letter that stated a new/revised I-20 with a correct date of arrival in the future should be provided.Two weeks later my passport was available for pick up with the same letter stating I should provide the new/revised I-20 with a correct date of arrival in the future and now I have the new/revised 1-20 and want to know if I can drop it off with my passport at the Dhl pick up center.

Thank you in advance.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by Donmatlock: 6:34pm On Sep 30
hello VO,
Please, I need some urgent assistance here.
I applied for a B1 Visa for a conference/training in California. It is an all expenses paid. I have a startup which was certified partner to one of the giant tech companies. This training is aimed at developing our agency to handle a new project.

This was explained to the VO, who I believe stepped out of his counter to make necessary calls, leaving me standing for quite a long time.
Upon return he collected my passport and issued me a white paper ticked Administrative Processing.

Two days later I got an sms to pick up my passport from dhl at about 4pm. The next day I retrieved my passport with a white paper tucked inside, requesting me to reschedule a follow-up interview. I logged in but the follow up button is not yet unlocked. I sent a feedback using the form, despite the reply from the Lagos Consulate it hasn't opened.

Please, how can I get this done in order to reschedule a follow-up interview. It was hell for me getting this singular opportunity. You all know the situation with appointment dates and my event is scheduled from October 15,2018
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by Arysexy(m): 6:09pm On Oct 02
Hello LagosNiv. My visa expired October 16 and I tried renewing via Dropbox, don't know if I did the right thing. Filled DS-160, and printed the confirmation page, paid at GTB and logged on to CGI and completed the process and printed the confirmation sheet with interview schedule for January 2019. I don't know how I ended with interview schedule instead of drop box waiver
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by Stifflah09: 9:14pm On Oct 02
I just graduated from a Nigerian polytechnic in August 2018 and I wish to go visit my girlfriend who's a US citizen. She will be graduating from college by June 2019 and I wish to be at her graduation. I actually have relatives who are US citizens but I don't know if I would be given a visa; cos I have heard lot of people say if you are not married, don't have a job and no travel history you may not be given a visa. So I want to be advised on the best approach to getting a visa.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by bunmi56: 9:44pm On Oct 02
Hello house
My mum applied for visa she was denied at abuja embassy on Friday
the vo asked her why she was visiting she told them my daughter is expecting a baby
and also asked her how long has her daughter been there she answered
We even got interpreter for her to speak yoruba because she is 63 already
she was given blue paper that she was denied
now no early dates again this year till next year for her
pls help because she has all the docs she needed they didnt ask her
she is retired already she is homemaker
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by lighthousearc: 8:10am On Oct 07
Hi nairalander, please i need your help on this issue. My parent's visit visa was issued on 5th of September till date they haven't gotten their passport, DHL didn't contact them or text them if it's available for pick up...It's over a month now since their passport as been submitted.

I have sent an email to the US embassy regarding this issue....we haven't gotten a valid information on the status of their visa /passport. I tracked their application on www.ceac.state.gov "it was Issued", i tracked their passport online but i got this message "There is no status update available for the passport number submitted" they haven't gotten a call, email or text message from the US embassy or DHL for passport pickup. It's a month now.

please has anyone experienced this issues? I will appreciate.

Thank you

abujaniv VisaOfficer LagosNIV justwise

Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening Pt 2 by keni: 12:23pm On Oct 10
Hello LagosNIV,
I have read about people's visa being cancelled and them not knowing about it until they are about to check in at the airport and not allowed in, In one of the cases the individual went to the embassy to clarify the visa cancellation and was told the visa was cancelled because he did not travel at the stated time.

I have a valid visa that I have not used and would like to know the status, is there a site I can check to verify that?

Thanks

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