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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by codeline(m): 3:27pm On Jun 20
Hi USMission,

A friend is currently trying to book an appointment date for his wife (Dependent) and self after requesting for emergency date. But getting this error "your group size is larger than the current allocation" What should he do? He has reported the case but nothing has been done.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Kuni2015: 9:10pm On Jun 20
Dear @USMissionNGRA

I applied for B1/B2 renewal via Dropbox in May. After 6 weeks, my passport was returned with the instructions to schedule a follow-up interview under 221G category.

i have tried several times to schedule an interview but no date seems to appear on my profile.i have laid complaints via all the mails available but i still get the same generic email.

please i am very confused on what next to do as my business trip is fast approaching.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by donugapi(m): 5:21pm On Jun 22
USMissionNGRA:
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.


Thank you.
I have sent the email again.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Chyomachi: 9:52am On Jun 24
Dear US mission,

I am seeking to book an appointment date for interview for my F1 visa but when I called US consular in lagos ,I was told that F1 visa appointment date isn't available now and my start date is 14th August 2019, what do I do because I don't want to be choked up with late activity and schedule. Hoping to hearing from you soon
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 12:49pm On Jun 24
Hello flourishing247,

We only allow parents to accompany children if the children are under age 18 or have limited physical mobility and/or special needs.

flourishing247:
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 USMissionNGRA: 12:50pm On Jun 24
Hello codeline,

Did you contact CGI? If so, please wait for their response. They take care of the appointment scheduling logistics and are the best suited to address your issue.

codeline:
Hi USMission,

A friend is currently trying to book an appointment date for his wife (Dependent) and self after requesting for emergency date. But getting this error "your group size is larger than the current allocation" What should he do? He has reported the case but nothing has been done.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 12:51pm On Jun 24
Hello Kuni2015,

If there are no available appointment slots, you will need to wait until one becomes available. Please check back frequently - we release new dates all the time.

Kuni2015:
Dear @USMissionNGRA

I applied for B1/B2 renewal via Dropbox in May. After 6 weeks, my passport was returned with the instructions to schedule a follow-up interview under 221G category.

i have tried several times to schedule an interview but no date seems to appear on my profile.i have laid complaints via all the mails available but i still get the same generic email.

please i am very confused on what next to do as my business trip is fast approaching.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 12:54pm On Jun 24
Hello Chyomachi,

We hear you! Making sure students get interviews in a timely fashion is one of our biggest priorities. We open F1 appointment slots all the time - please continue checking! If you can't find one, please schedule for the first slot available and then request an emergency appointment on the CGI website. You can also check our wait times here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/visa-information-resources/wait-times.html

Chyomachi:
Dear US mission,

I am seeking to book an appointment date for interview for my F1 visa but when I called US consular in lagos ,I was told that F1 visa appointment date isn't available now and my start date is 14th August 2019, what do I do because I don't want to be choked up with late activity and schedule. Hoping to hearing from you soon
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by flourishing247: 1:47pm On Jun 24
USMissionNGRA:
Hello flourishing247,

We only allow parents to accompany children if the children are under age 18 or have limited physical mobility and/or special needs.


Thank you for your response.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by codeline(m): 5:07pm On Jun 25
USMissionNGRA:
Hello codeline,

Did you contact CGI? If so, please wait for their response. They take care of the appointment scheduling logistics and are the best suited to address your issue.


Yes he did, Several time's. He keeps receiving the same generic email. His H1b application was approved in the US but it seems booking appointment is now the issue. Is there an email that attends to technical issues? We need this urgently as he is to be in the US by July 1. Please help.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Kuni2015: 5:21pm On Jun 25
USMissionNGRA:
Hello Kuni2015,

If there are no available appointment slots, you will need to wait until one becomes available. Please check back frequently - we release new dates all the time.


hello,

but its been over two weeks now and i definitely check multiple times every day even in the middle of the night.is it a selective appointment scheduling for individuals or is it a technical problem on my profile because i do not see any thing and haven't seen anything in the last two weeks

Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Teewhy29: 12:16pm On Jun 28
Hello USMissionNGRA,

I just received my visa and noticed that its validity period is June 2019 to April 2021 instead of June 2019 to June 2021. Is there anything I can do to correct this?

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Etherealbeing: 2:00pm On Jun 28
Hello USMission,
I've been trying to reapply after being previously denied in lagos as school resumes on the 12th of August. Are dates still going to be released for the previously denied. Also, can I request an emergency appointment or apply as a regular?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Aishator: 11:49am On Jun 30
Hello US MissionNGRA,

My younger brother visa was not renewed through Dropbox. My dad scheduled another interview for September. He is still under 18 years so my dad accompanied him to the Embassy for his initial visa.
Now, my Dad's visa is not even close to expiration date and he booked a flight to USA to visit my sisters. and he will be back to accompany my brother for his interview in September.
On his arrival to the stop over airport to USA, his visa was revoked and he was sent back on the next flight to Lagos. The purported email that was claimed to be sent was not sent. An officer wrote REVOKED and a code on his visa.
I think there is a mistake somewhere because they both bear the same last name and first name. I'm confused right now. This is not his first time travelling to the USA. Please, how will it be rectified?

[b][/b]PLEASE TREAT AS URGENT.
Thanks.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 1:53pm On Jul 03
Hello Etherealbeing,

New appointment dates are released all the time. If you cannot get one in time for your school start date, you are welcome to schedule an appointment for the first day available and then request an emergency appointment. However, because we really want to make sure everyone gets a fair shot at an interview in time for their school start dates, we cannot guarantee that the emergency appointment request will be granted if you have recently been denied.

Etherealbeing:
Hello USMission,
I've been trying to reapply after being previously denied in lagos as school resumes on the 12th of August. Are dates still going to be released for the previously denied. Also, can I request an emergency appointment or apply as a regular?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Deefav: 3:48pm On Jul 03
USMissionNGRA:
Hello Etherealbeing,

New appointment dates are released all the time. If you cannot get one in time for your school start date, you are welcome to schedule an appointment for the first day available and then request an emergency appointment. However, because we really want to make sure everyone gets a fair shot at an interview in time for their school start dates, we cannot guarantee that the emergency appointment request will be granted if you have recently been denied.


Can I book an appointment under the " regular " category and thereafter choose the emergency appointment. Or do I wait for dates under the "previously denied" category. Because no dates have been released for "previously denied" in a long while and I'm getting really worried. I don't know if I'll be denied for misrepresentation If I book under the regular category cry
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by miz4oxley(m): 4:25pm On Jul 03
Hello USMissionNGRA,

I commend your work here and how effective the commission has been helping out in giving answers to questions on this platform. Wishing you a happy 4th of July. Pls, I would like to know what's wrong or what I am doing wrong. I invited my mom to visit me in the states, and she has been refused a visa, twice. I have been here for more than 4 years legally and I wanted her to visit me and her grand daughter before the summer holiday os over and weather in Maryland begin to change. I am about to book another appointment for her, and It seems the dates are ahead already. Can I use the emergency appointment, and can I go ahead with the application?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 2:38pm On Jul 08
Hello Deefav,

There is a reason we have two different categories. If you book an appointment under the incorrect slot in an effort to get a quicker interview date, it will reflect very poorly upon you. Not only would that be deceitful and taking away an appointment slot from someone else, but it would be a waste of $160. The adjudicating officer can (and likely will) refuse you immediately for that reason alone.


Deefav:


Can I book an appointment under the " regular " category and thereafter choose the emergency appointment. Or do I wait for dates under the "previously denied" category. Because no dates have been released for "previously denied" in a long while and I'm getting really worried. I don't know if I'll be denied for misrepresentation If I book under the regular category cry
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Mgbocha: 11:02pm On Jul 09
Hello USMissionNGRA,

Thanks for this great platform. If I was rejected because of the hospital discount given to me when I gave birth in the US, what do I need to show as a significant change for my new application? I have called and emailed the hospital to pay up the discount but they refused.

Also am I eligible for an emergency appointment for a B2 visa for birthing purposes with a preeclampsia condition and my toddler as well (doesn't need a visa) who is scheduled for a an eye examination and surgery?

Thanks.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by theunsullied: 11:35am On Jul 12
Hello USMissionNGRA,

I was at the US Embassy at Abuja 3 weeks ago and my F-1 visa application was approved. My statement of account was collected and I was informed I will pick up my passport in a week. It is 3 weeks after and I am yet to receive my passport. I am not sure of the status of my application. I need to make travel plans and finalize absence from work. School starts on the 8th of August. What do I need to do now? Do I go ahead planning with the intention I will get my passport in time for resumption?

Thanks.

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Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by chrisDanjuma(m): 2:27pm On Jul 12
Dear USMissionNGRA,

Please, I had a F-1 Visa interview on the 3rd of June 2019 in Abuja, during which my Visa was approved and a white 'congratulatory message' slip given. I was also told that if the submitted bank documents were fake, I would be banned from entering the USA and my B1/B2 Visa would also be canceled also.

Since then, tracking of my passport showed - passport is still with the us embassy. But for the past one week or more, it has been showing- there is no status update available for the passport submitted.

Please, I would like to know if this delay and passport tracking update normally occurs and if there is anything I can do regarding this.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 8:31am On Jul 17
Hello theunsullied,

Have you contacted the Embassy to ask about the status of your passport? If not, please do so now.

theunsullied:
Hello USMissionNGRA,

I was at the US Embassy at Abuja 3 weeks ago and my F-1 visa application was approved. My statement of account was collected and I was informed I will pick up my passport in a week. It is 3 weeks after and I am yet to receive my passport. I am not sure of the status of my application. I need to make travel plans and finalize absence from work. School starts on the 8th of August. What do I need to do now? Do I go ahead planning with the intention I will get my passport in time for resumption?

Thanks.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 8:32am On Jul 17
Hello chrisDanjuma,

Please contact the Embassy directly to ask about your specific case.

chrisDanjuma:
Dear USMissionNGRA,

Please, I had a F-1 Visa interview on the 3rd of June 2019 in Abuja, during which my Visa was approved and a white 'congratulatory message' slip given. I was also told that if the submitted bank documents were fake, I would be banned from entering the USA and my B1/B2 Visa would also be canceled also.

Since then, tracking of my passport showed - passport is still with the us embassy. But for the past one week or more, it has been showing- there is no status update available for the passport submitted.

Please, I would like to know if this delay and passport tracking update normally occurs and if there is anything I can do regarding this.

Thank you.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by theunsullied: 9:00am On Jul 17
USMissionNGRA:
Hello theunsullied,

Have you contacted the Embassy to ask about the status of your passport? If not, please do so now.


Thanks for the response.

I have sent 2 emails to ConsularAbuja. I am yet to get a reply to any of the emails. Is there any other channel through which I can make contact?
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by mtope: 12:05pm On Jul 17
Good day,
I wish to change my country of previous application (turkey) to Nigeria. I tried changing on the previously created profile but Nigeria was not listed as one of the countries I can change to.
How do I resolve this issue? Do I need to create a new profile with the Nigeria CGİ?
Thank you as I await your response.

Best Regards.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by Mgbocha: 11:21pm On Jul 17
Mgbocha:
Hello USMissionNGRA,

Thanks for this great platform. If I was rejected because of the hospital discount given to me when I gave birth in the US, what do I need to show as a significant change for my new application? I have called and emailed the hospital to pay up the discount but they refused.

Also am I eligible for an emergency appointment for a B2 visa for birthing purposes with a preeclampsia condition and my toddler as well (doesn't need a visa) who is scheduled for a an eye examination and surgery?

Thanks.

Please kindly respond. Thanks.
Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We're Listening Pt. 3 by USMissionNGRA: 1:53pm On Jul 18
Hello mtope,

CGI would be better able to answer your question. Please contact them at support-nigeria@ustraveldocs.com. You can find more of their contact information at passportstatus@ustraveldocs.com.

mtope:
Good day,
I wish to change my country of previous application (turkey) to Nigeria. I tried changing on the previously created profile but Nigeria was not listed as one of the countries I can change to.
How do I resolve this issue? Do I need to create a new profile with the Nigeria CGİ?
Thank you as I await your response.

Best Regards.

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