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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by yinksob002: 1:33pm On May 14
Congrats bro
ysteph:
UPDATE:
Dropbox application submitted March 15 (Friday)
Case Created on March 18(Monday).
Case Updated May 8 - Administrative Processing.
Case Updated May 10 - Issued.
Pick up Mail May 13.
Passport collected May 14.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by OmoBendel24: 1:44pm On May 14
yinksob002:
Guys,

I've just been informed that Dropbox waiver has been suspended effective today, 14th May 2019. Can anyone confirm this pls?

True.... Taken a notch higher now cheesy!

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by OmoBendel24: 1:46pm On May 14
ysteph:
UPDATE:
Dropbox application submitted March 15 (Friday)
Case Created on March 18(Monday).
Case Updated May 8 - Administrative Processing.
Case Updated May 10 - Issued.
Pick up Mail May 13.
Passport collected May 14.

A big congrats to you! The last set of Dropbox applicants from Nigeria you guys seem to be for now.....

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by babylawyr(f): 2:00pm On May 14
Hmmmmm. Someone just sent this to me.

Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ysteph: 2:19pm On May 14
Are you serious?
OmoBendel24:


A big congrats to you! The last set of Dropbox applicants from Nigeria you guys seem to be for now.....
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Floraoye0417: 2:33pm On May 14
Yes it is true. Just read it about few minutes ago. Effective from today. 14th May,2019
yinksob002:
Guys,

I've just been informed that Dropbox waiver has been suspended effective today, 14th May 2019. Can anyone confirm this pls?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by flourishing247: 2:44pm On May 14
yinksob002:
Guys,

I've just been informed that Dropbox waiver has been suspended effective today, 14th May 2019. Can anyone confirm this pls?

Na wa o
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by BOmum: 3:09pm On May 14

Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Arbitrix: 3:23pm On May 14
Finally! Happy for u
yinksob002:
Congrats bro
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by seyewest(m): 3:32pm On May 14
babylawyr:
Hmmmmm. Someone just sent this to me.

I Just confirmed it, it's legit.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ozymes: 3:35pm On May 14
You can't say your chances are ruined! Everything is possible; each one of us has different levels of grace......As i said before, you might be lucky somehow
peaceful22:


It was just an innocent mistake and now my chances of renewal is ruined. I'm so worried.

Thanks for your response thou.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by seyewest(m): 3:46pm On May 14
Chukwuka16:
Sincerely, we need to take a chill pill as a people and get to understand that there is life outside "The USA". I understand the desperation to go see the abroad and all, but hey, it shouldn't come at such high costs like is being displayed here. Lies, deceit, fake documents etc. are too high a cost.

I'm supposed to be in Germany this week to give an expert submission at a workshop, all expenses paid by the organisers, but cant make it because it takes 8 days now to process Germany's Visa (Schengen) for Nigerians in London and I received my invite letter really late.

I simply told the organisers that I would deliver my presentation and take questions via teleconference. They insisted I submit my Visa application while they communicate for urgency and all that, but I simply said No. Why the desperation? I was there late last year and so no rush. When next you require my submissions, send the invite in time.

Let's sit down and build capacity/reputation back home. I built one that's why I can travel and have those expenses sponsored. These embassies shouldn't be feeding fat on our ignorance and desperation. They can see it on our faces when we apply.

Nice one and respect to you.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Beautyaddy: 4:01pm On May 14
yinksob002:
Guys,

I've just been informed that Dropbox waiver has been suspended effective today, 14th May 2019. Can anyone confirm this pls?

Okay, it has just been suspended...doesn't mean it will be permanent.

People should calm down.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by GeoOla25(m): 4:15pm On May 14
People should try and drop transcripts here ,
Let us all learn something.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ayenikunle: 4:24pm On May 14
The United States embassy in Nigeria has suspended drop box service or interview waiver for those renewing visas in the country.

In a statement seen by TheCable on Tuesday, the world power said the interview waiver suspension will take effect from Tuesday, May 14, 2019.

“The Embassy and Consulate of the United States in Nigeria has suspended the interview waiver ‘Drop Box’ application process effective May 14, 2019,” the statement read.

This means those attempting to renew their visas must now attend visa interviews like first timers.

The Cable
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by jj17cv(m): 4:27pm On May 14
Effective at the close of business today, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria is indefinitely suspending interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process. Visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria. Those who have already submitted their passports via “Dropbox” to DHL for processing either at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, or the Consulate General in Lagos, will not be impacted by this change.

All applicants in Nigeria seeking a nonimmigrant visa to the United States must apply online, and will be required to appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review. Applicants must appear at the location they specified when applying for the visa renewal.

Processing of diplomatic and official (A, G, and NATO class) visa applications will continue unchanged.

Mission Nigeria’s processing procedures are regularly reviewed in order to assess our ability to quickly, efficiently, and securely process visa applications. The U.S. Mission is taking this step to provide more efficient customer service and promote legitimate travel, and will continue to facilitate applications of established travelers to the best of its ability.......may na DHL problem
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by cris83: 4:42pm On May 14
221g that has been flying up and down @ DHL pick up point. I'm not surprised Dropbox is now off the table in Nigeria. Smh
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by GeoOla25(m): 4:42pm On May 14
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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by seyewest(m): 5:13pm On May 14
Chips101:


Immigrants, both legal and illegal, are actually net "inputers" into the US economy, not net takers (as the Trump administration found out). And they may not have skills but they perform the low wage jobs that Americans are no longer interested in performing, that allow the costs of goods and services provided within the country to remain low. That is the value of "illegal" immigrants bring to the table. Ain't no American soul gonna bust his/her but to earn $4 a day to pick fruit in the hot sun for 12 hours a day with no health insurance. But you and I know that doing work, even illegally in the US can put you in a better financial position than working day in and day out for employers in this country.


Still. DO NOT BE AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT.

At the end of the day you're making a case for illegal immigrant.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Beautyaddy: 5:19pm On May 14
jj17cv:
Effective at the close of business today, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the U.S. Mission to Nigeria is indefinitely suspending interview waivers for renewals, otherwise known as the “Dropbox” process. Visa applications will no longer be accepted by DHL in Nigeria. Those who have already submitted their passports via “Dropbox” to DHL for processing either at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja, or the Consulate General in Lagos, will not be impacted by this change.

All applicants in Nigeria seeking a nonimmigrant visa to the United States must apply online, and will be required to appear in-person at the U.S. Embassy in Abuja or U.S. Consulate General in Lagos to submit their application for review. Applicants must appear at the location they specified when applying for the visa renewal.

Processing of diplomatic and official (A, G, and NATO class) visa applications will continue unchanged.

Mission Nigeria’s processing procedures are regularly reviewed in order to assess our ability to quickly, efficiently, and securely process visa applications. The U.S. Mission is taking this step to provide more efficient customer service and promote legitimate travel, and will continue to facilitate applications of established travelers to the best of its ability.......may na DHL problem

Nigerians with some of their exaggerated stories...where is the link that states that the US visas interview renewal waiver is "indefinitely suspended"
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by fkj950ax(m): 5:36pm On May 14
Beautyaddy:


Nigerians with some of their exaggerated stories...where is the link that states that the US visas interview renewal waiver is "indefinitely suspended"

I am honestly tired of these wannabe journalists and citizen reporters masking as bloggers... They distort every news they shamelessly plagiarise...
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ayenikunle: 5:46pm On May 14
fkj950ax:


I am honestly tired of these wannabe journalists and citizen reporters masking as bloggers... They distort every news they shamelessly plagiarise...
Beautyaddy:


Nigerians with some of their exaggerated stories...where is the link that states that the US visas interview renewal waiver is "indefinitely suspended"

Here you go.

https://ng.usembassy.gov/indefinite-suspension-of-dropbox-process-for-renewals/

This should be a welcome development though.. isn't it better to apply directly for interview than to apply for Dropbox and be kept on waiting list for several weeks then be issued a 221g?.. and now wait for several months to get an interview date?

I think it's good, at least till Dropbox becomes fast as it used to be.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by jj17cv(m): 5:51pm On May 14
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Beautyaddy: 5:55pm On May 14
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ayenikunle: 5:59pm On May 14
cool

Beautyaddy:
Okay, thanks for verifying to us with the link.


Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by flourishing247: 6:44pm On May 14
All the people procrastinating about doing Dropbox will shed bitter tears. To get appointment now will be something else
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by onyxo76(m): 7:11pm On May 14
Great thread, part4 already, was really following on the previous one, kudos to lady G
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Demicoker: 10:59pm On May 14
Why would he want that?..what if he genuinely wants to go for masters abi you didn’t see that the Canada visas denied were student visas
seyewest:


He won't want that...
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Demicoker: 11:03pm On May 14
Oga na you carry this Usa for head ooo..I don’t blame you sha na naija cause a.m. cos I don’t see a big deal in someone going to attend a birthday party even if it’s her first travel..I blame this who have gone and not return ..it makes one think everyone wants to escape naija cheesy .thats how someone said how can a Nigerian go to Yankee and buy wedding gown..what’s impossible abojt that and what’s the big deal..you people should relax the way una carry this yankee for head like gala ooo cheesy
Chukwuka16:
Sincerely, we need to take a chill pill as a people and get to understand that there is life outside "The USA". I understand the desperation to go see the abroad and all, but hey, it shouldn't come at such high costs like is being displayed here. Lies, deceit, fake documents etc. are too high a cost.

My dad used to say this - if you today because of hunger eat out of the waste bin, you wont be able to convince those who saw you eat out of the waste bin you no longer do when you become rich tomorrow. Why lose your self esteem and self worth and somebodiness because of Visa?

How can a 19 years old be going to the USA for sight seeing when he has no work and claims to be an undergrad? If mom/dad are boxed up and the family is going on a vacation then that's understandable. Otherwise, sit your ass down and read your books. Get great grades and secure your tomorrow.

How can your first trip outside Nigeria as a middle class person be to attend a friend's birthday. You earn 350K or even 500K and think heaven should fall? That's an average monthly rent for a 2 bed (exclusive of bills and council tax). Invest your money in money spinning ventures and build great capital that will portray you in gr8 light when it is the right time to apply for these visas.

How can an engineer or IT professional be attending a purely based medical conference or vice versa. I know IT plays a role in medicine but basically application and such conferences are easily distinguishable. These VO are becoming very smart. They are asking the right questions now and will mostly pick you out.

Even for me as a professional here in the UK I wouldn't visit the US except I'm being sponsored because its expensive. Hotels alone in the Bay area, feeding (I eat Nigerian meals anywhere and it's very pricey), mobility (uber rides), non-stop flights and conference/workshop registration all cost serious money. Don't forget the caution deposits in hotels and all that. A 4 night trip will be around $3500-$4000! I can't spend that from my own savings at this level.

I'm supposed to be in Germany this week to give an expert submission at a workshop, all expenses paid by the organisers, but cant make it because it takes 8 days now to process Germany's Visa (Schengen) for Nigerians in London and I received my invite letter really late.

I simply told the organisers that I would deliver my presentation and take questions via teleconference. They insisted I submit my Visa application while they communicate for urgency and all that, but I simply said No. Why the desperation? I was there late last year and so no rush. When next you require my submissions, send the invite in time.

Let's sit down and build capacity/reputation back home. I built one that's why I can travel and have those expenses sponsored. These embassies shouldn't be feeding fat on our ignorance and desperation. They can see it on our faces when we apply.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Demicoker: 11:05pm On May 14
[go tell the average Nigerian on the stree this one..I feel
You tho..naija go better no worry :Dquote author=Chukwuka16 post=78373730]Ok Sir.

You know what's funny though - most of the white/caribbean folks I know are relocating to Africa/Asia. Every now and then, I see them registering one local company in Mozambique, Sierra-Leone, Ghana and Nigeria! Was in the country late March/April and discovered South Africans coming into the country to carry out market survey on the feasibility of their business (in the energy sector - inverters and all that)!

Africa is the next cash cow, because all attention is shifting to her to make sure she doesn't derail global climate change agenda. We are talking serious money wrt climate change, adaptation, electrification etc. This is worth £billions in the long term. What are we doing about it? Nothing. UK is strategically developing policies to ensure that her foreign aids through DFID, DEFRA and BEIS contribute to net zero emissions by 2050. This is an open door to data scientists and engineers and agriculturists to start building capacity for windfall because local capacity must be built. These information are online and free to access but alas, my people perish for lack of knowledge.

Shey Nigeria is too hard, so we all should move away? What happens when they come into our country and milk it dry and then get it working? We would start running back abi? Nigerians have never been known to have an orderly system. Shey Canaan Land is run by angels? (We can talk about the issue of inequality and morality of the investments over beer), but isn't it functioning? I've been there and was humbled that such a place does exist. What of the Jehovah's Witness HQ in Edo State (Igieduma), is it not here in Nigeria? No power outage for years, clean, constant electricity, order and all.

I know Nigeria sucks. I know. It hurts to be saying this, but life in Nigeria can really get hard. I was there. But let's keep emotions aside, what value do you think you will add to the country you want to migrate to? What skills do you have that will wow them and incentivise these guys to sponsor you? If you are not coming in as a professional, the alternative is good old fashioned hard work (not mental work).

Sincerely, if the truth be told, the life of an average Nigerian in the abroad is an average one. Life shouldn't be average especially when matched with our potentials. And the daily dose of discrimination, forget it!

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by newmum: 11:39pm On May 14
My interview last month went thus:
Location: Abuja

Me: Good morning
VO: Good morning. Passport please
Me: hands over our passport (was with my 18months old baby)
VO: Are you traveling to Maryland alone?
Me: I’m traveling with my husband and baby for a family vacation
VO: where is your husband’s visa
Me: Hands over my husband’s passport(he had recently renewed his visa via Dropbox)
VO: where is your husband at the moment?
Me: At work
VO: How long do you intend to stay
Me: 2weeks
VO: (smiles) I grew up in Maryland... I love Maryland. Aside ... and ..., there is nothing else to do there. So why are you traveling to Maryland
Me: For a short family vacation. I have a friend in Maryland who promised to make our stay fun.
VO: oooh... now I get!
VO: Have you traveled outside Nigeria before?
Me: yes... Netherlands and Spain all in 2018
VO: why were you in Netherlands and Spain
Me: On business trips
VO: (he calls the company I work for) sent you on a business trip?
Me: yes
VO: how long were you on this trip
Me: 8weeks
VO: How long have you worked for xx
Me: 1yr +
VO: and within a year, xx sent you on a trip?
Me: Yes.
VO: I want to ask you a direct question now?
Me: Go ahead
VO: are you going to give birth in Maryland
Me: No. just going for a family vacation
VO: Your husband traveled to the US in xx
Me: yes
VO: why
Me: told him
Vo: so after your vacation, what next
Me: I will come back to Nigeria. I have a job her
VO: looks at his screen and after a while, say I regret to.... hands me the pink letters which states no strong ties back home.

We wanted to travel in July for the summer break. But that won’t be happening again. We intend having our next baby in US. and from what I can see now... interview date is from October. I’m not pregnant yet but should be before October based on agreement between stakeholders�. Is it too early to reapply and book the October date for appointment? Cos I want to apply for a medical visa this time as the intention will be to give birth.. please. Any good thoughts on how to go about this will be appreciated, thanks guys �
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Kolping: 11:39pm On May 14
This is the reason for the suspension of interview waivers for visa renewals in Nigeria.

According to data provided by U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs, Nigeria alone accounted for 132,137 (or over 25 percent) of non-immigrant visas issued to Africans in 2018. Nigeria also came third, behind Brazil and Venezuela, for countries with a record of visa overstays in 2018.
http://www.financialnigeria.com/u-s-suspends-interview-waivers-for-visa-renewals-in-nigeria-news-1835.html

And it is a follow-up to this article in the Wall Street Journal:

President Trump and his top aides are weighing rules designed to clamp down on countries whose nationals overstay short-term visitor visas as part of a broader push for new ways to curb immigration.

The effort would target nationals of countries with high overstay rates of such visas, which include the African nations of Nigeria, Chad, Eritrea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, according to Department of Homeland Security data.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-house-weighs-broader-immigration-curbs-11555283781

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