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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by aduku1(m): 12:01pm On Jan 11
omoobaadeNGR:


Scan all the supporting documents and send it through the feedback tab on your appointment booking page. If you don't hear back from them after some time, place a call through to them. This is a serious case.

Thanks. I will do this also
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by fairheart(m): 12:11pm On Jan 11
Hmmm. What could have went wrong? Don't go too far as to hiring immigration lawyer from the US. The cost will be too burdensome for you, and you could use the money to do something much noteworth to move your life forward. This is my advice. Get a goood lawyer in Nigeria. You will then use legal means to force your bank and its headquarters to contact the embassy (with some legal docs backing this) and demand they disclose the source they use to verify your bank statement. Chances are they contacted your bank headquaters (but not sure). It is crazy how someone will just make some erroneous decisions and insist it's right. It's unacceptable!

You will have to make your bank do the needful. In fact, make your lawyer sue the bank on the ground that the statement given to you is fake. Let the bank come clean enough--make it seems you're blaming them for the ban. Once your bank branch sees such legal battle brewing, they will do something and likely contact the embassy for clarification.



aduku1:
Hi guys
You all remember aduku1, one of the guys who said he was approved and later refused with passport returned back to him.

Because i was unsure as to what might have negated the subsequent refusal, I scheduled another interview which i went for on the 2nd of January, 2019.

At the interview i was told that I submitted a fake document(bank Statement which was the only document I submitted) while i was insisting that the bank statement wasnt fake as it was that of my mother, the interviewer told that the banks confirmed same. and that i have been banned for life from entering the US for submitting a fake bank statement.

Because i was sure the bank statement aint fake, i and my mum went to the banks involved, i even wrote a protest letter to the banks on the issue. Upon investigation the banks stated it clearly that they were never contacted, one of the banks even showed me list of the persons who US embassy requested for their bank information and my name wasnt there.

Both banks then issued me a letter and another bank statement with current funds contained in them.


I have now sent a letter to the US embassy with documents supporting my claim. I am sure their decision of ban was done in error, but that is really inappropriate and bitter. I really do hope they look into my file and resolve same.

While i might not even be bothered about the issuance of the visa, i really want my name to be cleared of the allegation because it has really affected me and my reputation as a person and lawyer will be tanished by such, also for posterity sake.

At the moment i am really pained but i believe God is incharge.

I will give you guys more update as things upfold.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by pragya2017: 12:28pm On Jan 11
Had my interview today. To be honest with you all ehn. I cannot comprehend all I said to get the white paper. It was like something else assumed me. I'm saying because I can't give a transcript and I know I learnt a lot from reading people's transcript.

It was my first time though.
It was an MBA program with focus on financial management and investment.
Lincoln university California is the school.

But my advice is simple. Know well about the course you are going for. Please don't cram.

Thank you nairalanders.. You groomed me!!![/quote]


Can i get your contact?

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by pragya2017: 12:29pm On Jan 11
Can i get your contact?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Ubah1(m): 12:31pm On Jan 11
omoobaadeNGR:


Scan all the supporting documents and send it through the feedback tab on your appointment booking page. If you don't hear back from them after some time, place a call through to them. This is a serious case.

This won't help much, I will suggest he mail lagosniv@state.gov
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by paulemi(m): 12:47pm On Jan 11
Ubah1:


You are switching from chemical to mechanical. That's the issue I see here and I guess that's why the v.o refused you. You don't even have enough experience to explain why you are switching. May be you should apply to material science and engineering, it's a branch of Chemical Engineering and have that written on your i20 instead of mechanical engineering

Ok. Thank you. Well noted.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by omoobaadeNGR: 12:59pm On Jan 11
Ubah1:


This won't help much, I will suggest he mail lagosniv@state.gov

Well, it has worked in similar situations that I have seen and he should get a response in less than 48 hrs.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Pefuele(m): 1:00pm On Jan 11
paulemi:
Good morning guys. I had my interview today, was given the blue paper.

Lagos Embassy. 6:30am slot. One white male like that.

VO: Good morning. Pass me your passport and I20.
Me: Good morning. There you go. (passed docs)

VO: Which course do you want to study in the US?
Me: MS in mechanical engineering at the California State university Sacramento.....

VO: (cuts in) Why mechanical?
Me: (still speaking)..... I'll be concentrating in Manufacturing and Material Engineering.

VO: OK. Why manufacturing?
Me: Presently, the Nigerian manufacturing industry is faced with a lot of challenges, many of which affect the quality of products we put out and the efficiency of our production processes. From my experience in the field, I've been able to identify some of these challenges, and I see them as opportunities. Last year I co-founded and registered a digital startup, and our medium to long-term goal for the business is to advance solutions and technologies to help increase machine performance, reduce wastes and speed up transformation (stuttered here for a second) of industrial processes and automation in the Nigerian manufacturing industry. This master's course for me is a significant (stuttered here for a second again) step towards achieving that goal.

VO: ok. Who's paying for your program?
Me: My uncle is my sponsor.

VO: What does he do?
Me: He's the ceo of *****, a tech company here in Lagos.

VO: Have you traveled out of Nigeria before?
Me: No. I'm a very busy person and never really had any reason to travel, until now.

VO: Are you married?
Me: No

VO: Any kids?
Me: No.

VO: (eyes on the screen the entire time) I'm sorry, at this time, you do not qualify for... Yen yen yen... (hands the blue paper). This will explain more.
Me: Alright. Thank you. (collects blue paper and walks away)

Other info:
I have a B.eng in chemical engineering, with 6 months graduate internship experience and 1 year nysc experience ; all around manufacturing. I've been running a co-founded registered startup for over 5 months now, while preparing for grad school.

Also, my school's orientation is today, I tried getting an extension of resumption letter from the school, but the lady said they don't provide such, but that she'd make a note on my file for a make up orientation to be arranged when I arrived. I went with a printout of the email today, but was not asked about that.

Please I need a critical assessment of the above convo. What might be the possible cause of the denial. I'm considering planning towards fall, but I need to know what areas I can improve on before then, aside traveling for the aim of gaining travel experience though.

Guys, I need advice.
I believe the VO was not fully convinced about your home ties.That's why he asked about marriage and kids...Although,the digital start up is a tie he is not really convinced.He expects you to have a strong experience on what to you want to start-up before going for a Mater's after setting up the business..My thought though!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by olaolu39(m): 1:41pm On Jan 11
I have mistakingly paid for my SEVIS twice. If you want to pay for your SEVIs, you can contact me today or tomorrow before asking them for a refund.

Thank you
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Twhizzy2: 1:52pm On Jan 11
Visa approved this morning
USA embassy Abuja
Abuja makes sense... Fewer ppl than Lagos..cool environment... No unnecessary wahala...seats are comfortable...But Abuja dey expensive if u cannot look for cheap things.
Stayed in a the closest hotel to the embassy..optima hotel.. 5k per night... Na Hausa ppl plenty.. Food dey okay for UTC...Marwa na #50 drop.

School...Missouri University of Science and technology, rolla.

Gre...308
TOEFL...104
Full scholarship with a monthly stipend of $2019
PhD in chemistry
Finished B.sc last year

As much as dressing corporately is advised. I am a Muslim and I wear a long hijab that covers from my head down to my feet..

Me... Good morning ma
Vo...Good morning

Vo... Pass me ur i20 and passport
Me...passed them

Vo...Sincerely, I didn't hear the first question well. But I have read more than a 100 transcripts..I guessed it would be about the school.
Me.. I am going to Missouri university of science and technology

Vo...what's your PhD in?
Me...chemistry

Vo... Who's sponsoring you?
Me...I got a full time employment assistantship that qualifies me for a full tuition and supplementary fees waiver and a monthly stipend of $2019.

Vo...what will ur PhD do for u
Me... I will like to be a university lecturer and researcher in the university where I did my undergraduate degree

Vo.. Are you married with kids?
Me.. I'm married but no kids

Vo...Do you have family in the USA?
Me... No

Vo.. Will your husband be travelling with you (i asked her to repeat the question)
Me.. No ma, he's currently studying in Obafemi Awolowo University.

Vo.. I would be approving your visa..gave me a white paper.

I wasn't asked for any documents but I brought all the broughtables.


There are major mistakes that can ruin your interview even if you get admitted into Harvard.

Lack of confidence...smiling brings confidence.
I was nervous too..but I smiled from the beginning of the process till the end..that boosted my confidence.

Not looking into the consular's face.

Speaking in an inaudible tone

Not answering the exact questions asked

Other factors are based on the individual's specific case.

FILL YOUR DS160 YOURSELF
FILL YOUR DS160 YOURSELF
DON'T LIE IN THE FORM...BE SINCERE
Focus on your interview... Don't listen to bloody stories
Don't let the guys at the gate disturb u at all..No matter what they say, don't listen to them.
Take all the necessary things you need

Congratulations! How is it possible to get PhD with Bsc

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by nelronaldo(m): 2:34pm On Jan 11
Pefuele:

I believe the VO was not fully convinced about your home ties.That's why he asked about marriage and kids...My thought though!

Exactly my case this morning! I noticed the guy was trying to decide before he asked me if I was married and if I had kids... next Boom! Blue paper.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Obyknow(m): 3:25pm On Jan 11
nelronaldo:


Exactly my case this morning! I noticed the guy was trying to decide before he asked me if I was married and if I had kids... next Boom! Blue paper.
Sorry bro
Pls do share your transcript
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by kidUrbane: 3:26pm On Jan 11
Hello,
I’m in the process of registering for TOEFL. I want to know if the international passport is the only acceptable means of identification at the test venue. For some reasons my international passport isn’t available at the moment but I have my national ID card with the NIN number. Has anybody written the TOEFL test using any means of identification other than the international passport? And if you were able to write the exams hope you didn’t have issues with getting your test score or encountered any problem at all. Thank you.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Walspring: 3:48pm On Jan 11
kidUrbane:
Hello,
I’m in the process of registering for TOEFL. I want to know if the international passport is the only acceptable means of identification at the test venue. For some reasons my international passport isn’t available at the moment but I have my national ID card with the NIN number. Has anybody written the TOEFL test using any means of identification other than the international passport? And if you were able to write the exams hope you didn’t have issues with getting your test score or encountered any problem at all. Thank you.

Yes that is the only means and without it you won't be allowed to write the exam..
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by kidUrbane: 4:14pm On Jan 11
Walspring:


Yes that is the only means and without it you won't be allowed to write the exam..

Okay. Thank you so much for your response. I will do the needful.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by domex007: 5:07pm On Jan 11
Emmalondon:
I learnt all US embassies in Nigeria have been closed due to the government shutdown in the US. Please how true is this?


The government shutdown here is only partial. Its not suppose to affect US embassies over the world
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by domex007: 5:23pm On Jan 11
aduku1:
Hi guys
You all remember aduku1, one of the guys who said he was approved and later refused with passport returned back to him.

Because i was unsure as to what might have negated the subsequent refusal, I scheduled another interview which i went for on the 2nd of January, 2019.

At the interview i was told that I submitted a fake document(bank Statement which was the only document I submitted) while i was insisting that the bank statement wasnt fake as it was that of my mother, the interviewer told that the banks confirmed same. and that i have been banned for life from entering the US for submitting a fake bank statement.

Because i was sure the bank statement aint fake, i and my mum went to the banks involved, i even wrote a protest letter to the banks on the issue. Upon investigation the banks stated it clearly that they were never contacted, one of the banks even showed me list of the persons who US embassy requested for their bank information and my name wasnt there.


Both banks then issued me a letter and another bank statement with current funds contained in them.


I have now sent a letter to the US embassy with documents supporting my claim. I am sure their decision of ban was done in error, but that is really inappropriate and bitter. I really do hope they look into my file and resolve same.

While i might not even be bothered about the issuance of the visa, i really want my name to be cleared of the allegation because it has really affected me and my reputation as a person and lawyer will be tanished by such, also for posterity sake.

At the moment i am really pained but i believe God is incharge.

I will give you guys more update as things upfold.


This is a serious case because it difficult and its takes a long time for the US embassy to resolve any case they feel is fraudulent.
Fact is: you might not come to the US in a long time.
Which is why is advise you get a lawyer to look into your case while you do something worth while with your time.
Good luck. I am sorry for the mistake...
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by domex007: 5:25pm On Jan 11
paulemi:
Good morning guys. I had my interview today, was given the blue paper.

Lagos Embassy. 6:30am slot. One white male like that.

VO: Good morning. Pass me your passport and I20.
Me: Good morning. There you go. (passed docs)

VO: Which course do you want to study in the US?
Me: MS in mechanical engineering at the California State university Sacramento.....

VO: (cuts in) Why mechanical?
Me: (still speaking)..... I'll be concentrating in Manufacturing and Material Engineering.

VO: OK. Why manufacturing?
Me: Presently, the Nigerian manufacturing industry is faced with a lot of challenges, many of which affect the quality of products we put out and the efficiency of our production processes. From my experience in the field, I've been able to identify some of these challenges, and I see them as opportunities. Last year I co-founded and registered a digital startup, and our medium to long-term goal for the business is to advance solutions and technologies to help increase machine performance, reduce wastes and speed up transformation (stuttered here for a second) of industrial processes and automation in the Nigerian manufacturing industry. This master's course for me is a significant (stuttered here for a second again) step towards achieving that goal.

VO: ok. Who's paying for your program?
Me: My uncle is my sponsor.

VO: What does he do?
Me: He's the ceo of *****, a tech company here in Lagos.

VO: Have you traveled out of Nigeria before?
Me: No. I'm a very busy person and never really had any reason to travel, until now.

VO: Are you married?
Me: No

VO: Any kids?
Me: No.

VO: (eyes on the screen the entire time) I'm sorry, at this time, you do not qualify for... Yen yen yen... (hands the blue paper). This will explain more.
Me: Alright. Thank you. (collects blue paper and walks away)

Other info:
I have a B.eng in chemical engineering, with 6 months graduate internship experience and 1 year nysc experience ; all around manufacturing. I've been running a co-founded registered startup for over 5 months now, while preparing for grad school.

Also, my school's orientation is today, I tried getting an extension of resumption letter from the school, but the lady said they don't provide such, but that she'd make a note on my file for a make up orientation to be arranged when I arrived. I went with a printout of the email today, but was not asked about that.

Please I need a critical assessment of the above convo. What might be the possible cause of the denial. I'm considering planning towards fall, but I need to know what areas I can improve on before then, aside traveling for the aim of gaining travel experience though.

Guys, I need advice.


Your interview was good. but i think the VO wasnt convinced why you were changing your course. I will advice you re fire. GOODLUCK
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Gifty28(f): 6:17pm On Jan 11
Good evening, please I need help, how do I calculate waec using wes. Its asking for course name, credit unit and grade. For waec i don't know the credit unit to enter only the subject and grade. E.g CRS A1. Pls how did u guys calculate yours.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Oeworldbest1: 6:18pm On Jan 11
nelronaldo:


Exactly my case this morning! I noticed the guy was trying to decide before he asked me if I was married and if I had kids... next Boom! Blue paper.

Marriage and kids isn't the exact reason they denied you. A lot times when they want to deny, they will ask that question to hide the exact reason why you are being denied. He/she probably didn't feel like giving you for some other reasons. VOs are trained to do this. This happens to 18 year olds too, how many 18 year olds are married?

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by GboyegaD(m): 8:42pm On Jan 11
aduku1:


I have actually contacted some, while some were willing to take up, many said decision made by the US embassy cannot be appealed. I decided to take this first step then if i dont get a response... i would definitely engaged an immigration lawyer in the US.

I will surely follow this to a logical conclusion

I guess those you contacted do not know their worth or maybe, you did not brief them well of the happenings. This isn't a complicated case and I feel most lawyers should be happy to take on this one. Are you appealing the decision or you want justice and need them clear your name?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by aduku1(m): 9:00pm On Jan 11
GboyegaD:


I guess those you contacted do not know their worth or maybe, you did not brief them well of the happenings. This isn't a complicated case and I feel most lawyers should be happy to take on this one. Are you appealing the decision or you want justice and need them clear your name?

I am not interested in the visa again self. Just to clear my name thats all

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by naira0(m): 9:45pm On Jan 11
Utimiracle:
My sponsor is a roman catholic bishop in USA and he ordained me a deacon here in nigeria
2. Am 36 yrs
3.am going for my masters in seminary
3. In my b1 visa I was to stay for 2wks because of my admission bishop asked to stay and finish it before coming back to nigeria to apply for the f1 visa .
But I wanted to tell them been my first time in the US I was under the weather.
Bia, man of God, were you planning to con them or were you really under the weather?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by biikeys(m): 9:47pm On Jan 11
fairheart:
There are two sides to this issue. I am sure that you must have stated on your DSFORM that the immigrant petition is ongoing or that someone has filed for you. In that case, this is in the system (in fact, they'll figure it out later (during background check) before they seal the visa on your passport even if you don't state it). During your interview, the consular might noticed and ask questions related to that. It could generate a lot of questions and as sheke01 opined, it will not help your F1 application. It literally says you're trying to obtain the F1 Visa to migrate to the US to be with whoever has been filling for you, and that you'll not come back. Your chance is slim!

However, if you could explain your case very well and the consular who interviews you understand, you may be lucky; the VO may get up during the interview and seek his/her superior's guide on whether or not to refuse you. But I smell refusal on issue like this.

I always advise that if the citizenship petition is ongoing and has taken in a lot of processing time, why not wait? If you can't wait, then know that your F1 Visa may be refused on that ground. It certainly reduces your chance, but NOTE: things happens-- including miraculous F1 visa approval.

Good luck!


An immigrant petition might be a red flag on its own. But if other application materials demonstrate good enough home ties, I wouldn't stress about it. You can have a petition filed on your behalf without you even knowing-it's not like something that requires your signature. If the beneficiary doesn't know genuinely, I think its a valid scenario. That being said, I wouldn't put a pause on my career because of some petition that can take years even up to a decade. I would build a strong profile and go ahead @kodeya

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by GboyegaD(m): 10:19pm On Jan 11
aduku1:


I am not interested in the visa again self. Just to clear my name thats all

That is why I believe you should just use lawyers in Nigeria to achieve that. They know what to do to get the bank and the US embassy prove who is at fault and your records corrected.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by wiseman2392(m): 10:37pm On Jan 11
My interview coming soon , I will be here to give you a testimony by the grace of God. This year is my year. I belief it. God has stamped it already

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by okoliifeanyi200: 10:54pm On Jan 11
wiseman2392:
My interview coming soon , I will be here to give you a testimony by the grace of God. This year is my year. I belief it. God has stamped it already
AMEN
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by James89: 10:56pm On Jan 11
LagosismyHome:


That a high score .... if you like the school then go ahead and apply to Howard . You never know .
I will pay for your application fee .

Please kindly help me too,my application fee is $40,can you do this for me ma?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by okoliifeanyi200: 11:21pm On Jan 11
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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Sosao: 11:22pm On Jan 11
Please I sent a pm
I need more info about undergraduate program
checky619:


This is deep and honest truth but the reason I decided to use an agent is because 1. I'm going for an undergraduate course and this is the first time I will attempt applying for school in the states... Yes at a point I was doing the processes my self to Ashland University, but I'm required to write an exam which I don't have an idea about.. So the person I'm supposed to meet in the states referred the agent he used to me, so I met her and asked questions.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Jackossky(m): 12:52am On Jan 12
Hello, I don't know if this is the right place to ask this.

Forgive my Naive mind, I have always thought of leaving the country but I don't know step or process involved. Someone had once told me that I will have to collect the Yellow Paper first, another said it's visa or was it passport? I seem to be in a conundrum and I beseech an enlightened one here to tell me the steps or process involved up to the point Of my departure. Also, my main purpose for wanting to travel out is Education and perhaps, curiosity.
I am the kind that love to explore... So,

What are the documents I need? What should I have in place? Which office should I visit first? After that, what next?
Will be in anticipation of a benign response.

#Sola

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 by Nutshell44: 1:32am On Jan 12
Jackossky:
Hello, I don't know if this is the right place to ask this.

Forgive my Naive mind, I have always thought of leaving the country but I don't know step or process involved. Someone had once told me that I will have to collect the Yellow Paper first, another said it's visa or was it passport? I seem to be in a conundrum and I beseech an enlightened one here to tell me the steps or process involved up to the point Of my departure. Also, my main purpose for wanting to travel out is Education and perhaps, curiosity.
I am the kind that love to explore... So,

What are the documents I need? What should I have in place? Which office should I visit first? After that, what next?
Will be in anticipation of a benign response.

#Sola

This your big big grammar na die.

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