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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 3:27pm On Jun 11
Helo Jubilee2000,

That message just means that no new appointment slots have been released yet. Please continue to check back regularly to see if dates have been released.

JUBILEE2000:
Dear USMissionNGA,

I submitted my online visa renewal application for BIB2 category. I have been trying to schedule an appointment for interview in Abuja but I keep getting the message "no available appointment dates". Please what does this mean? Is this message normal or was there anything I did wrong? This has been on for over a week now. Please your clarification will be highly appreciated. Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 3:40pm On Jun 11
Hello Titiladeolu,

We require that you be able to show that you can fund the first year of your studies in order to be issued a visa. We do not require that any of our applicants have any sort of scholarship in order to qualify for a visa. If your school has offered you a scholarship or assistantship of any kind, we strongly recommend that you get an I20 that reflects this, as the I20 is the definitive proof of the source of funding for your education.

You do not need to resubmit a new DS-160 if you have already submitted yours.

Titiladeolu:
Hello US MISSION NG,

Please I have two questions.

1.Is it compulsory that I have some kind of funding to be issued F1 at this time of the year as that is the trend?

2. I have submitted DS160 before the addition of social media handle.Do I have to submit another one?

3.My school want to offer me GA but it’s not on my i20, it will just be a letter.how do I inform the VO as it’s only i20 and passport that he/she will ask for?

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Deyonsesi: 2:11pm On Jun 13
Dear USMissioNGRA,

Please advise as I am yet to get a feedback.

Thank you

Deyonsesi:


Dear USMissonNGRA,

I am quite unhappy right now. I was advised to send an email to retrieve my passport and I have been doing that over the last almost three weeks now but I am yet to get my passport back.

Please what other step can I take as I have also been calling your office all to no avail. I have visited DHL severally too.

Kindly advise as I need to get my passport back urgently please.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 3:33pm On Jun 13
Hello Deyonsesi,

Our advice remains the same - please email LagosDropBoxReturn@state.gov or LagosNIV@state.gov. Please begin the email title with "Urgent" and we will keep an eye out for your message.

Deyonsesi:
Dear USMissioNGRA,

Please advise as I am yet to get a feedback.

Thank you

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by graduatestudent(f): 3:50pm On Jun 13
Dear @USMissionNGRA,

Please can you advise on this? I still haven't been able to schedule an early appointment date for my F1 interview. There is no expedited appointment option available on my profile as well.

I have sent several emails and no response.

Thank you.

graduatestudent:
Dear @USMissionNGRA,

I applied to renew my B1/B2 visa on 11th April. I however had urgent business travel to the UK and requested to retrieve my passport. When I picked up my passport, I was given a 221g letter to schedule a followup appointment within 48 hours to continue my application process. When I signed in to my profile the only dates available was either 11th may, which was the morning I was travelling to the UK or sometime in Septmeber. I called the US travel docs call center to inform them and they advised to book 11th May and no show on the appointment. I was also told that I will get another set of options for dates 72 hours after the appointment has been tagged a no show.

This has not been the case as all i get on my profile is there are not dates available at the moment. I have checked everyday since then and it is still the same issue. I was scheduled to travel to the US in May on business and I missed my trip due to this issue.

My problem now is that I need to process my F1 visa as I am starting graduate school in August and need to get an interview date for my visa. I have not been able to do this as my previous receipt number is still on my profile. The call center have been tossing me around even though I have told them I am no longer interested in applying for B1/B2 and they should take off the receipt so I can process my F1. They keep telling me to check my profile for dates to book for B1/B2 and then cancel the appointment, but there are no dates!! They keep closing my case and giving me generic responses, without even addressing the problem.

Please can you advise me on how I will be able to process my F1 as I have already purchased another receipt and paid my SEVIS fee? Anytime I go on to my profile to process the F1, the old receipt is still on there and even when i proceed with it, it says there are no dates available. Please help as i don't want to lose my admission and scholarship. Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by ikaboy: 4:07pm On Jun 13
Dear USVISA rep,

We did apply for a renewal via drop box for a staff of ours to make it for
a training scheduled for June 2-12, 2019. However, after two months of submission, the passport was returned with an invitation for interview and we quickly scheduled June 22 for the interview.
On a second thought, being that the time of the training has
elapsed, as the training was concluded yesterday and a refund is being expected from the institute .Is their any need to come for the interview again and the immediate need need for it has been defeated. Please do
advise us.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 6:59am On Jun 14
Hello ikaboy,

The choice is yours. If you do eventually reapply, you will be asked to reinterview, and we will likely ask why you chose not to reinterview when originally asked, but it will not result in a "ban" or an ineligibility if you choose not to come. The only thing at risk is the $160 you already paid for your application.

ikaboy:
Dear USVISA rep,

We did apply for a renewal via drop box for a staff of ours to make it for
a training scheduled for June 2-12, 2019. However, after two months of submission, the passport was returned with an invitation for interview and we quickly scheduled June 22 for the interview.
On a second thought, being that the time of the training has
elapsed, as the training was concluded yesterday and a refund is being expected from the institute .Is their any need to come for the interview again and the immediate need need for it has been defeated. Please do
advise us.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by beholddean: 8:00am On Jun 14
Hello consulars,

I applied for B1/B2 renewal with my family via Dropbox in March. After 7 week, my passport was returned with the instructions to schedule a follow-up interview under 221G category. Earliest available date was in September which I booked.

I see now that others who submitted their application much later are getting June dates for follow up interview. Is it possible to help expedite these follow up interview appointment dates please?

This will bring some measure of relief to me and many others in the same or similar situations.

Many thanks for your usual help and guidance on this platform
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Deyonsesi: 8:36am On Jun 14
Thank you @USMissionNGRA.

I have sent the mail as advised.

Best Regards.


USMissionNGRA:
Hello Deyonsesi,

Our advice remains the same - please email LagosDropBoxReturn@state.gov or LagosNIV@state.gov. Please begin the email title with "Urgent" and we will keep an eye out for your message.

Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by thediva(f): 3:44pm On Jun 14
Hello USMissionNGRA.
It's really great that questions regarding US visas can be asked like this. My mum and I submitted applications for NIVs via drop box a month apart. She submitted hers on the 8th of April 2019 and I submitted mine on the 2nd of May 2019. We haven't heard back yet, but we tracked the status of both Visas and while mine says PASSPORT RECEIVED, hers says NO STATUS. I am a little concerned about that and have emailed lagosNIV@state.gov but got a generic response. I'd appreciate some guidance on what NO STATUS means and of there is anything we can do about it. Many thanks.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by edinyoh: 11:39am On Jun 16
My case is presently at the nvc, f3 category. I was applied for f1 but got married while awaiting to be current. Now I've gotten a letter to begin processing. My question is am about to renew my passport, do I continue with my maiden name as written on filed on my letter or should I use my married name on the passport.?
Also I added my kids name after I logged in on my caec account, i snapped and uploaded their birth certificate (5yrs and 3yr old). Please how long will it take for my kids case to be approved as my derivatives. Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by edinyoh: 12:08pm On Jun 16
My case is presently at the nvc, f3 category. I was applied for f1 but got married while awaiting to be current. Now I've gotten a letter to begin processing. My question is am about to renew my passport, do I continue with my maiden name as written on filed on my letter or should I use my married name on the passport.?
Also I added my kids name after I logged in on my caec account, i scanned and uploaded their birth certificate (5yrs and 3yr old). Please how long will it take nvc to review the kids case and what are the chances that it will be approved because it is not possible for me and my husband to leave Nigeria without our babies. Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 1:47pm On Jun 18
Hello beholddean,

You are welcome to check back and reschedule your appointment for an earlier date if one becomes available. We also occasionally hold interviews on Saturdays to cut down on the wait time for those in 221g status. However, those are the only two options we currently have available to expedite already-scheduled appointments. As a gentle reminder, we ask that applicants not make final or nonrefundable travel plans until they have their visas in their possession.


beholddean:
Hello consulars,

I applied for B1/B2 renewal with my family via Dropbox in March. After 7 week, my passport was returned with the instructions to schedule a follow-up interview under 221G category. Earliest available date was in September which I booked.

I see now that others who submitted their application much later are getting June dates for follow up interview. Is it possible to help expedite these follow up interview appointment dates please?

This will bring some measure of relief to me and many others in the same or similar situations.

Many thanks for your usual help and guidance on this platform
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by ysteph: 3:02pm On Jun 18
Dear US Mission Nigeria,

I have an F1 student Visa coming up soon. I also applied for my toddler as a dependant. Should I go with the child for the interview or can I just go with his F2 Visa application documents?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Davidkking(m): 3:06pm On Jun 18
Dear USMissionNGRA,

Can I apply and get approved for a study visa while I have a pending I-30 petition.

NB: it was applied so many year ago in my mums name and I'm just finding out about it.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by beholddean: 6:20am On Jun 19
USMissionNGRA:
Hello beholddean,

You are welcome to check back and reschedule your appointment for an earlier date if one becomes available. We also occasionally hold interviews on Saturdays to cut down on the wait time for those in 221g status. However, those are the only two options we currently have available to expedite already-scheduled appointments. As a gentle reminder, we ask that applicants not make final or nonrefundable travel plans until they have their visas in their possession.



Thank you @USMissionNGRA for your response

Will keep hope alive and continue to check for an earlier appointment date.

Do have a great day ahead
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by donugapi(m): 1:08pm On Jun 20
Hello @USMissionNGRA,

I applied for a B1/B2 visa via dropbox on the 3rd of April. We have sent an email regarding an update on the application but there has been no response.

Not even a generic response. I've also sent a request for Passport return via the email address LagosDropBoxReturn@state.gov but also have no response.

I need to urgently travel next month and I need a way to get my passport back from the embassy. Please could you advise on the best way to make this happen?

Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 1:31pm On Jun 20
Hello ysteph,

Your child will need to appear at the interview with you.

ysteph:
Dear US Mission Nigeria,

I have an F1 student Visa coming up soon. I also applied for my toddler as a dependant. Should I go with the child for the interview or can I just go with his F2 Visa application documents?

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 1:32pm On Jun 20
This is incorrect. They will not be fingerprinted, but they do need to appear in person at the interview.

ysteph:
Good. 14 years and below don't need interview.

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 1:33pm On Jun 20
Hello donugapi,

Apologies for the delay in responding to you. Please send another email to LagosDropBoxReturn@state.gov with the word "Urgent" in your title. We will keep an eye out for it.

donugapi:
Hello @USMissionNGRA,

I applied for a B1/B2 visa via dropbox on the 3rd of April. We have sent an email regarding an update on the application but there has been no response.

Not even a generic response. I've also sent a request for Passport return via the email address LagosDropBoxReturn@state.gov but also have no response.

I need to urgently travel next month and I need a way to get my passport back from the embassy. Please could you advise on the best way to make this happen?

Thanks
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 1:39pm On Jun 20
Hello Davidkking,

Yes, it is possible to receive an F1 visa while you have a pending I130 petition. You can read more about the F1 visa application process and requirements at the following link: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/study/student-visa.html.

Davidkking:
Dear USMissionNGRA,

Can I apply and get approved for a study visa while I have a pending I-30 petition.

NB: it was applied so many year ago in my mums name and I'm just finding out about it.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by graduatestudent(f): 1:45pm On Jun 20
Thank you very much for this.

USMissionNGRA:
This is incorrect. They will not be fingerprinted, but they do need to appear in person at the interview.

Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by flourishing247: 2:15pm On Jun 20
Hello Dear USMissioNGRA


Please would it be possible for a parent to attend interview with his child of 18years. She applied for B1/B2 visa.
Please note the DS160 was filled by the parent. It is also not her first visa.
Thank you
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by abeniagbon(m): 2:22pm On Jun 20
Dear USMissioNGRA,

I have someone who discover something on NASA server, and he was trying to visit the United state for a conference related to his Business and again to present this image to the NASA office... Is there anyway he can do this?

he Is reapplying again after he was refused visa last year
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by ysteph: 3:20pm On Jun 20
Okay. Thank you.
USMissionNGRA:
Hello ysteph,

Your child will need to appear at the interview with you.

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