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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 1:25pm On Jul 29, 2019
Hello tinsel,

You do not have to travel together, but your children will need to travel before their visas expire. Depending on the visa class you apply for, there might also be other timing restrictions to consider. The person who interviews you will let you know what, if any, restrictions apply. Please also consult the airline you intend to use for their rules and regulations pertaining to unaccompanied minors.

tinsel:
Dear Visa Officer,
I am the principal applicant under F4 visa. Our interview is coming up in September 2019. My wife and three sons are beneficiaries.
My problem is my three sons are students outside Nigeria and will go back to their schools after the visa interview and I will like to ask if it is a most that we will all travel to USA same time or they can travel independently as time allows them before the visa expires due to school work?
Best regards,
KEVIN.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by teetee12: 2:58pm On Jul 29, 2019
Please, i want to know if immigrant fee for F4 categories will be paid immediately after filling form OR during their visa interview? Will my spouse and my children pay $535 each too because iam the brother of the US citizen
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 3:42pm On Jul 29, 2019
Hello teetee12,

There is more than one fee that needs to be paid during the immigrant visa application process. It's not clear to which one you are referring. Please review our websites, and, if you have any other questions, contact LagosIV@state.gov about your specific case.

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/fees/fees-visa-services.html
https://www.uscis.gov/forms/uscis-immigrant-fee

teetee12:
Please, i want to know if immigrant fee for F4 categories will be paid immediately after filling form OR during their visa interview? Will my spouse and my children pay $535 each too because iam the brother of the US citizen
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by missjack: 10:07pm On Jul 29, 2019
Hello good evening, pls I just applied for my b1/b2 visa but on my DS-160 confirmation slip, the travel purpose is written as: Business/Personal (b1/b2).
I thought it is supposed to be Business/pleasure.
Please is this an error or what?
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by SlimBrawnie(f): 10:19pm On Jul 29, 2019
Hello, I'm new here.
Pls I need information on the requirements/documents needed to apply for US work Visa.
A family member got a job offer in the US
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by kcluv2men(m): 6:03am On Aug 07, 2019
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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by olu4life(m): 11:43am On Aug 07, 2019
Hi everyone, please I have series of questions o. Just hope I'm on the right thread smiley

So my aunt in US filed for all her siblings, their spouse and children in 2006.
We got a letter 2009 stating it was still in process.
Never heard anything till 3 months ago. Sent letter with deadline of less than a year to submit documents and go for interview. Waiting on other siblings so as to file together by my aunt's petitioner.

My questions
What's the feasibility of all beneficiaries spouse been granted?

As at 2006, some of the beneficiaries children were 20 below. But now, way over 30yrs, any possibility for them?

If Yes, can one include the kids of those who had given birth among the children?

Lastly, what documents are needed aside passport for the main beneficiaries? And hope the children wont be required to bring documents also

Sorry for the multiple questions cheesy
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by smsglory(m): 11:21pm On Aug 07, 2019
Please I will like to know what really happened, I had successfully gotten an appointment date for the 6th of August, only for me to get to the embassy and was given a TB document that my the Barcode number on the appointment doc and my DC 160 didn't correspond.

What did I basically do wrong please can you explain

Thank you

USMissionNGRA:
Hello everyone,

The last U.S. Immigration Questions thread is no longer monitored by LagosNIV or AbujaNIV. We have created a new account, USMissionNGRA, in order to answer your questions jointly.

The people who monitor this thread and the related NIV thread are U.S. Foreign Service Officers working at the U.S. Consulate in Lagos and at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja. We will endeavor to answer your questions quickly and thoroughly, but sometimes we may not be able to answer you for several days. Please be patient, and if you have any urgent questions, please direct them to LagosIV@state.gov.

Please note that we cannot answer questions about specific cases, except as based on the information provided here in this discussion thread. Any responses in this forum are not to be taken as legally binding, as they will be based only on what you tell us in your questions, not on the information in any actual case. While we will attempt to explain U.S. immigration policies, any opinions expressed are the personal views of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect the views of the United States Government.

We may not be able to respond to every post in this thread, and we will not answer abusive posts. Also, please note that we do not read direct messages.

There is a separate thread for Non-Immigrant Visa Questions, also handled by U.S. Foreign Service Officers serving in Nigeria. Please use this thread right here solely for questions about Immigrant Visas.

Sincerely,
USMissionNGRA
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by Horstin50(m): 10:04am On Aug 09, 2019
Good morning Mr Consular officer,
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
I had my k1 interview June7, 2019 and I asked to submit joint sponsor which I did July15 and got an email July18 that the documents have been received and it will be reviewed by a consular officer and after review they will get back to me with the next step. But I haven't heard anything since then.... Can you please look into my case if I drop my case number? Thank you so so much for your time. God bless You.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by mcfwesh(m): 10:35am On Aug 13, 2019
Good day Officer,
The NVC sent an approval email concerning our immigrant visa application filed by my uncle in 2006.

My dad is the main applicant while the rest of the family are accompanying him. I am the only one from the family staying abroad currently. I reside in Germany and have been studying for the last 3 years. My main question is:

Can I have my interview arranged in an embassy located in Germany instead of Nigeria?
If this is possible, how do I go about informing the NVC office about this arrangement?
I ask because it's not to so easy to head back to Nigeria for an interview considering the costs and all.

Thanks in anticipation for a favourable response.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by gloryl(f): 5:48pm On Aug 14, 2019
Hello USMissionNGRA

Thank you for taking out time to answer our questions.
My husband filled (form i-130) for me September 2018, and uptil now no news except for the form 1-797C Notice of Action that we received in less than one month after submission...
Meanwhile we applied for CRBA for our son in January 2019 and was asked to do a DNA which we did and his passport was approved and issued in April..

1. Now my husband and I are worried as to why we haven't heard from them cos it's been 320days since they received the application.

2.we're also worried about the fact that they just keep changing the processing time for the application on the USCIS website.

3. Is there any other visa type we (I) can apply for since my baby and husband are citizens and living apart isn't easy at all for us I must tell you.

4. Does it normally take this long to process such petition?

Please i hope to hear from you soon.. Thank you.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by tinsel: 5:35am On Aug 15, 2019
Dear Visa Officer,
I am the principal beneficiary in an F4 petition. Our interview has been scheduled. I have four sons included in the pettion. One of my son is likely not to be able to attend the interview on the scheduled date because it falls on a date he has a major examination and it is in a foreign country.
My question is if it is possible to reschedule only his own part of the interview?
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by Jamie76: 12:08pm On Aug 20, 2019
I am a usa citizen and filled for my 3 step children who are minors. The consular gave them the attached paper requesting for more documents. Its 1 week now after submitting these documents but we arr yet to hear from the consulate. How long does it take to review the case and how soon can we inquire about the case. Their passports were returned to them and they were told that they will request for it on a later date.

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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 1:52pm On Aug 20, 2019
missjack:
Hello good evening, pls I just applied for my b1/b2 visa but on my DS-160 confirmation slip, the travel purpose is written as: Business/Personal (b1/b2).
I thought it is supposed to be Business/pleasure.
Please is this an error or what?

If you have applied for the proper visa category (in this case B1/B2), it should not negatively effect your visa interview.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 2:00pm On Aug 20, 2019
SlimBrawnie:
Hello, I'm new here.
Pls I need information on the requirements/documents needed to apply for US work Visa.
A family member got a job offer in the US

Please have the family member go to http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-typework.asp to determine his or her visa type. This page explains the qualifications for each visa class and how to apply. Please choose the visa type that applies to the situation.

Thank you,
US Mission Nigeria

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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by AJEGBINJEKARAUN(m): 2:18pm On Aug 20, 2019
Hello VO,

I was asked to submit additional documents during my F1 Visa interview on 16th of july which I have submitted.

It's been three weeks now that I have submitted the documents, no response that embassy received the documents.

I live and work in UAE. I came to Nigeria in June to attend the visa interview and my two months vacation has ended.

I sent emails to LagosIV requesting for status update on my case yet no reply.

Please is there any other way to reach the embassy other than email? I am so confused right now, what should I do?

Thanks
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by Horstin50(m): 12:18am On Aug 21, 2019
Good Day Mr Consular officer,
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
I had my k1 interview June7, 2019 and I asked to submit joint sponsor which I did July15 and got an email July18 that the documents have been received and it will be reviewed by a consular officer and after review they will get back to me with the next step.I emailed the emabssy on the 1st of August and got a reply on the 7th of August that my immigrant visa application was being reviewed.... Can you please look into my case if I drop my case number? Thank you so so much for your time. God bless You.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 12:56pm On Aug 22, 2019
AJEGBINJEKARAUN:
Hello VO,

I was asked to submit additional documents during my F1 Visa interview on 16th of july which I have submitted.

It's been three weeks now that I have submitted the documents, no response that embassy received the documents.

I live and work in UAE. I came to Nigeria in June to attend the visa interview and my two months vacation has ended.

I sent emails to LagosIV requesting for status update on my case yet no reply.

Please is there any other way to reach the embassy other than email? I am so confused right now, what should I do?

Thanks

Good afternoon,

For immigrant visa applications, all queries should be sent to LagosIV@state.gov. For all non-immigrant visa questions, please email LagosNIV@state.gov. Both mailboxes are monitored and questions are answered in the order they are received.

Thank you,
US Mission Nigeria
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 1:03pm On Aug 22, 2019
Horstin50:
Good Day Mr Consular officer,
Thank you for taking the time to answer our questions.
I had my k1 interview June7, 2019 and I asked to submit joint sponsor which I did July15 and got an email July18 that the documents have been received and it will be reviewed by a consular officer and after review they will get back to me with the next step.I emailed the emabssy on the 1st of August and got a reply on the 7th of August that my immigrant visa application was being reviewed.... Can you please look into my case if I drop my case number? Thank you so so much for your time. God bless You.

We cannot go into specifics on individual cases on this forum. Please contact LagosIV@state.gov with additional questions about your case.

Thank you,
US Mission Nigeria
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 1:12pm On Aug 22, 2019
Jamie76:
I am a usa citizen and filled for my 3 step children who are minors. The consular gave them the attached paper requesting for more documents. Its 1 week now after submitting these documents but we arr yet to hear from the consulate. How long does it take to review the case and how soon can we inquire about the case. Their passports were returned to them and they were told that they will request for it on a later date.

In general, we request that you do not ask for an update for immigrant visa applications for 90 days after the last change in the status of your case(s). Your visa application contains a lot of information that we review and each step in the process can take some time.

Thank you,
US Mission Nigeria
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by olu4life(m): 1:28pm On Aug 22, 2019
olu4life:
Hi everyone, please I have series of questions o. Just hope I'm on the right thread smiley

So my aunt in US filed for all her siblings, their spouse and children in 2006.
We got a letter 2009 stating it was still in process.
Never heard anything till 3 months ago. Sent letter with deadline of less than a year to submit documents and go for interview. Waiting on other siblings so as to file together by my aunt's petitioner.

My questions
What's the feasibility of all beneficiaries spouse been granted?

As at 2006, some of the beneficiaries children were 20 below. But now, way over 30yrs, any possibility for them?

If Yes, can one include the kids of those who had given birth among the children?

Lastly, what documents are needed aside passport for the main beneficiaries? And hope the children wont be required to bring documents also

Sorry for the multiple questions cheesy

cc USMissionNGRA
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 1:35pm On Aug 22, 2019
olu4life:
Hi everyone, please I have series of questions o. Just hope I'm on the right thread smiley

So my aunt in US filed for all her siblings, their spouse and children in 2006.
We got a letter 2009 stating it was still in process.
Never heard anything till 3 months ago. Sent letter with deadline of less than a year to submit documents and go for interview. Waiting on other siblings so as to file together by my aunt's petitioner.

My questions
What's the feasibility of all beneficiaries spouse been granted?

As at 2006, some of the beneficiaries children were 20 below. But now, way over 30yrs, any possibility for them?

If Yes, can one include the kids of those who had given birth among the children?

Lastly, what documents are needed aside passport for the main beneficiaries? And hope the children wont be required to bring documents also

Sorry for the multiple questions cheesy

For questions 1 and 2, the answer is that it depends on the case. While we cannot go into specifics on individual cases on this forum, it is a possibility in certain situations. Regarding documents, it is important that you bring all documentation that you think may be relevant to your case. If the consular officer requires specific documentation, they will request it.

Thank you,
US Mission Nigeria

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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by USMissionNGRA: 2:43pm On Aug 22, 2019
mcfwesh:
Good day Officer,
The NVC sent an approval email concerning our immigrant visa application filed by my uncle in 2006.

My dad is the main applicant while the rest of the family are accompanying him. I am the only one from the family staying abroad currently. I reside in Germany and have been studying for the last 3 years. My main question is:

Can I have my interview arranged in an embassy located in Germany instead of Nigeria?
If this is possible, how do I go about informing the NVC office about this arrangement?
I ask because it's not to so easy to head back to Nigeria for an interview considering the costs and all.

Thanks in anticipation for a favourable response.

Good afternoon,

It is possible, but not guaranteed. You would need to contact the receiving post (Frankfurt) to determine their availability to conduct the interview. Please contact the Frankfurt immigrant visa section by using the form on their website: https://de.usembassy.gov/contact-the-immigrant-visa-section/ or my emailing them directly at frankfurtvisainquiries@state.gov for additional information.

Thank You,
US Mission Nigeria
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by olu4life(m): 6:29pm On Aug 22, 2019
USMissionNGRA:


For questions 1 and 2, the answer is that it depends on the case. While we cannot go into specifics on individual cases on this forum, it is a possibility in certain situations. Regarding documents, it is important that you bring all documentation that you think may be relevant to your case. If the consular officer requires specific documentation, they will request it.

Thank you,
US Mission Nigeria
Thank you

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Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by gloryl(f): 6:23am On Aug 26, 2019
USMissionNGRA

gloryl:
Hello USMissionNGRA

Thank you for taking out time to answer our questions.
My husband filled (form i-130) for me September 2018, and uptil now no news except for the form 1-797C Notice of Action that we received in less than one month after submission...
Meanwhile we applied for CRBA for our son in January 2019 and was asked to do a DNA which we did and his passport was approved and issued in April..

1. Now my husband and I are worried as to why we haven't heard from them cos it's been 320days since they received the application.

2.we're also worried about the fact that they just keep changing the processing time for the application on the USCIS website.

3. Is there any other visa type we (I) can apply for since my baby and husband are citizens and living apart isn't easy at all for us I must tell you.

4. Does it normally take this long to process such petition?

Please i hope to hear from you soon.. Thank you.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by yemco74: 6:25pm On Aug 28, 2019
USMissionNGRA

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hello USMissionNGA
I am an f4 applicant from Nigeria,i recently transfer my case to the UK.is it possible to get my Green card on my British passport.I applied when i was living in Nigeria then.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by olamie: 4:53pm On Sep 03, 2019
Good day,

I am the petitioner, with 4 children as applicants. Only one of my children received documantarily qualified email on 10th August.

All documents for the 4 of them have been submitted and accepted but only one of the four applicants received an email confirming that she's documantarily qualified.

Please confirm if the email applies to the 4 of them.

Regards,
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by bussyando(f): 6:20pm On Sep 03, 2019
Good evening VO

I am unmarried daughter of a US citizen and my PD is feb 2013, I got a notice that my case is current and I should pay necessary fees and submit necessary document, my question is I have two minor after the filing and would want to include them. I want to know if I will have to travel with them or they can join me later on?
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by marvy77: 10:44am On Sep 06, 2019
Good day VO,
Thank you for all your answers and advises.

Please I need help on this matter. We are done with filling of DS-260 and submitted all required documents but our petitioner who happens to be my wife’s mother who paid the IV fees for all four of us (my wife and two kids) has been finding it difficult to pay for her AOS fees and as a result she has neither been able to fill form nor submit any document. This is really a concern as she has tried severally but the payment is just not going through. I don’t know if anyone has experienced this before. I tried to give the little info I got online as guide just to make sure she going about it the right way, but so far no success. We have been on this matter since June/July.

I would really appreciate your input on this.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Immigration Questions: Ask A U.S. Consular Officer Pt. 2 by queenpa: 1:34pm On Sep 06, 2019
Good day VO,

Currently had my immigrant visa interview and it was ok but the officer ask me to send in additional documents (police report and affidavit of support ) through DHL which I am ready to send out to the embassy.

My question now is, should I send the documents together with my passport or should I just send the documents alone ?

Thank you.

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