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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by oluayebenz: 8:28pm On Jun 12
Beautyaddy:


Yes, that's the current trend that has been happening over decades now but became more noticed now after the visa lottery for Nigerians stopped.

Either way, one cannot blame most Nigerians misusing their F1 or B1/B2 visas.

The US immigration has some very weak loop-holes that most non-immigrants are taking advantage of to legalize their stay once they get to the US.

One of the most commonly used and fastest one is when a person who got into the US through the visiting or student visa decides to get married to a US citizen after three months of his/her arrival into the US and then the US citizen files a petition for a green card for that's non-immigrant spouse...as long as the couple can prove that the marriage is real and not just for immigrant purposes.

And yes most Nigerians are very good with convincing their US citizen spouses that they are really in love with them...lol! cheesy

Exactly my point.....

So why US embassy complaining of visa misused

Genuine applicant will be denied while they issued visa to d wrong side.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Beautyaddy: 8:54pm On Jun 12
oluayebenz:


Exactly my point.....

So why US embassy complaining of visa misused

Genuine applicant will be denied while they issued visa to d wrong side.

Hmmm, one can still question that statement.

Reason is because a once genuine applicant who was approved the US visa can later turn around due to unplanned circumstances and then decide to misuse the US visa later.

Most US visa for Nigerians is valid for two years...and anything can change within that two years to cause that genuine applicant become dishonest.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ikaboy: 9:07pm On Jun 12
i just received my passport from the embassy having done drop box after 2 months in their possession and have been given nearer date precisely June 22 for appointment. Am actually going for a training taking place currently as filled in my ds160. So do i just jettison the interview since the purpose of traveling has been defeated or i should attend??

CC: all the elders and gurus in da house
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by tranxo(m): 9:16pm On Jun 12
123JohnF:

Almost 30,000 Nigerians stayed beyond the period lawfully allowed by their visas in the US last year.
A total of 29,723 Nigerian immigrants who travelled to the United States of America in 2018 overstayed their visas according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Nigeria's high overstay rate might not be unconnected to the announcement this week by the U.S. embassy in Nigeria that the visa interview waiver for those renewing visas in the country has been indefinitely suspended.

https://qz.com/africa/1618935/us-cancels-dropbox-visa-interview-waiver-in-nigeria/
THANK YOU! Now, this is the way it should be - factual, specific, verifiable data. Not some lame assumptions to butter up one's story.
This statistics shows that about 23% of Nigerian issued B1/B2 visa in 2018 overstayed.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ysteph: 9:16pm On Jun 12
Nope. If I were you I'll go for the interview. Answer the question truthfully as it comes. Whatever the VO decides.
ikaboy:
i just received my passport from the embassy having done drop box after 2 months in their possession and have been given nearer date precisely June 22 for appointment. Am actually going for a training taking place currently as filled in my ds160. So do i just jettison the interview since the purpose of traveling has been defeated or i should attend??

CC: all the elders and gurus in da house
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by awumen: 9:29pm On Jun 12
ikaboy:
i just received my passport from the embassy having done drop box after 2 months in their possession and have been given nearer date precisely June 22 for appointment. Am actually going for a training taking place currently as filled in my ds160. So do i just jettison the interview since the purpose of traveling has been defeated or i should attend??

CC: all the elders and gurus in da house
you are lucky with June 22 interview date. Go, tell me them the honest truth but if you are not in hurry, let the date slide, thereafter write them a mail to revalidate MRV then you will book normal appointment. Best of luck
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Beautyaddy: 10:08pm On Jun 12
ikaboy:
i just received my passport from the embassy having done drop box after 2 months in their possession and have been given nearer date precisely June 22 for appointment. Am actually going for a training taking place currently as filled in my ds160. So do i just jettison the interview since the purpose of traveling has been defeated or i should attend??

CC: all the elders and gurus in da house

Then change the purpose of your travelling to the US in the application form if you're still interesting in going.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ikaboy: 10:15pm On Jun 12
Beautyaddy:


Then change the purpose of your travelling to the US in the application form if you're still interesting in going.

we were warned not to alter the application form

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Spanishmilf: 11:10pm On Jun 12
I know this is offpoint how can I search for a name on nairaland
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by 123JohnF(m): 11:19pm On Jun 12
tranxo:

THANK YOU! Now, this is the way it should be - factual, specific, verifiable data. Not some lame assumptions to butter up one's story.
This statistics shows that about 23% of Nigerian issued B1/B2 visa in 2018 overstayed.
Not really. Some didn't travel in 2018, take it about 100,000 people or even less, maybe 80,000 or 70,000, we don't see here the arriving statistics and how many were rejected and sent back at arrival, but we have the exact number of Nigerians who didn't return.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Spanishmilf: 11:22pm On Jun 12
tranxo:

THANK YOU! Now, this is the way it should be - factual, specific, verifiable data. Not some lame assumptions to butter up one's story.
This statistics shows that about 23% of Nigerian issued B1/B2 visa in 2018 overstayed.
what are you saying 23%........... If Nigeria overstayers is 23% then USA visa should not be that difficult I can google now, or check quora and it will bring me another statistics

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by 123JohnF(m): 11:27pm On Jun 12
ikaboy:
i just received my passport from the embassy having done drop box after 2 months in their possession and have been given nearer date precisely June 22 for appointment. Am actually going for a training taking place currently as filled in my ds160. So do i just jettison the interview since the purpose of traveling has been defeated or i should attend??

CC: all the elders and gurus in da house
If you have the visa already, cancel your interview and travel. No need to waste embassy's and your time, somebody could use your appointment time.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by oluayebenz: 11:28pm On Jun 12
Spanishmilf:
what are you saying 23%........... If Nigeria overstayers is 23% then USA visa should not be that difficult I can google now, or check quora and it will bring me another statistics

I don't think its necessary to quote that guy
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by 123JohnF(m): 11:48pm On Jun 12
This is more accurate, it's a border control statistics, go to the page 24 and see Nigeria

Expected Departures Total Overstays Total Overstay rate
Nigeria 195,785 29,723 15.18%

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/19_0417_fy18-entry-and-exit-overstay-report.pdf
According to the report, 195,785 Nigerians that were given visas into the US were expected to leave ”within the above window.”
Of this number, Nigeria had 15.18 per cent rate of overstay
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Spanishmilf: 11:49pm On Jun 12
[quote author=oluayebenz post=79277083]

I don't think its necessary to quote that guy[/quotelol why did you say that ]
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Chimezirim1: 2:05am On Jun 13
who else is experiencing "There are currently no appointments available" when making a b1/b2 application and trying to schedule a date?

For over 2 weeks now! You guys should help please.

Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by TWoods(m): 4:03am On Jun 13
Chimezirim1:
who else is experiencing "There are currently no appointments available" when making a b1/b2 application and trying to schedule a date?

For over 2 weeks now! You guys should help please.

There is nothing anyone can do. The consulate is saying it already has enough people who have applied for a visa interview than it can handle and does not want to take on anymore. You just have to wait until space opens up. It baffles me why this concept is so difficult to grasp.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by tranxo(m): 7:45am On Jun 13
123JohnF:
This is more accurate, it's a border control statistics, go to the page 24 and see Nigeria

Expected Departures Total Overstays Total Overstay rate
Nigeria 195,785 29,723 15.18%

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/19_0417_fy18-entry-and-exit-overstay-report.pdf
According to the report, 195,785 Nigerians that were given visas into the US were expected to leave ”within the above window.”
Of this number, Nigeria had 15.18 per cent rate of overstay
Spot on! The right way to analyse data. Hope others are learning like I am doing. Keep it up.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Chimezirim1: 9:03am On Jun 13
TWoods:


There is nothing anyone can do. The consulate is saying it already has enough people who have applied for a visa interview than it can handle and does not want to take on anymore. You just have to wait until space opens up. It baffles me why this concept is so difficult to grasp.

Bro if all spaces have already been booked, why does it still say the next available date is Sept. 2019?

someone logged in right in my presence and the date choice drop down Calender opened.

Does it mean that certain peooke are allowed to choose dates and certain people are not?
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by obviously(f): 11:42am On Jun 13
obviously:
pls, with respect to the trend of Nigerians overstaying, do you have to state that that u know an overstayed family member in your application. this family member is a sibling and u acquired the previous visa together.

can someone please help me on this question
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Spanishmilf: 12:44pm On Jun 13
obviously:
pls, with respect to the trend of Nigerians overstaying, do you have to state that that u know an overstayed family member in your application. this family member is a sibling and u acquired the previous visa together.
think twice so you won't regret later....
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by obviously(f): 12:54pm On Jun 13
Spanishmilf:
think twice so you won't regret later....

pls I am asking for suggestions as I dont want to regret it
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by 123JohnF(m): 1:04pm On Jun 13
tranxo:

Spot on! The right way to analyse data. Hope others are learning like I am doing. Keep it up.
Thank you.

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by OmoBendel24: 1:51pm On Jun 13
obviously:
pls, with respect to the trend of my sibling/Nigerians overstaying, do you have to state that that u know an overstayed family member in your application. this family member is a sibling and u acquired the previous visa together.

What else would you do about @the bolded? With visa even acquired together? Grave implications and consequences ahead I believe! Whatever you do about it herefrom, let us know how it pans out.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by otunbadare01(m): 3:23pm On Jun 13
Thanks alot...


ultimatebas:


I have never used an agent before.Wouldn't advice you to. I got all the info from here (nairaland).I think both countries(US and Canada) emphasize on DIY(Do It Yourself).

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by seyewest(m): 3:26pm On Jun 13
OmoBendel24:


What else would you do about @the bolded? With visa even acquired together? Grave implications and consequences ahead I believe! Whatever you do about it herefrom, let us know how it pans out.

If he/she was not asked no need to tell...

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by ifyalways(f): 3:31pm On Jun 13
Omo, some friends of mine just got denied visas.

Profile :
Couple, retired from multinational establishments.
Children and grands all live in UK and Ireland
Over 50 years travel history. Their first US visas (they were both single then) was in the 70's.
They currently hold 10 years UK visas respectively amongst others.

To say I'm shocked is an understatement fa shocked

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Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by 123JohnF(m): 3:42pm On Jun 13
obviously:

pls, with respect to the trend of Nigerians overstaying, do you have to state that that u know an overstayed family member in your application. this family member is a sibling and u acquired the previous visa together.

can someone please help me on this question
I guess in your visa application you need to answer a question, do you have any family member in US? He/she is your sibling, you need to write his/her name. No need to explain about his/her overstay but if you are asked in the interview, you need to tell the truth.
Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by 123JohnF(m): 3:45pm On Jun 13
seyewest:


If he/she was not asked no need to tell...
True

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