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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Time2win(m): 11:45am On Jul 12
MyCaseIsDiffere:


Please a quick question to the house. A friend of mine filled his DS160 form and picked Lagos, after a previous rejection. But on the scheduling appointment page, he couldn't even find any date. So he tried Abuja as interview location, he found a date in July, picked it and submitted. Now he just realized he has two contradicting interview locations on his DS160 and his appointment slip.

Please, what should he do? A bit urgent. All gurus in the house, please your opinion is needed.

He shouldn't worry over that. Abuja Embassy can access his filled DS 160 info from Lagos location.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by LagosismyHome(f): 11:45am On Jul 12
orimahspence:


Visa approved !! @ the 6th attempt

My Nairaland experience has been quite an eventful one because I was blessed, for no significant effort of mine, to meet certain people. .

you guys are on fire oooo. If you give up then you never know what success is like, another great post today .

Congrats , May God bless your new journey

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by nelem: 11:46am On Jul 12
Tohajan:
Hello everyone.

Pls how can I get a cheap hotel close to US Consulate (Lagos) just for a night?
My interview is Monday, July 15

there is a hotel called Famous hotel around obalende. the rate is affordable though. you will just enter keke #100 from there to the embassy
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by LagosismyHome(f): 11:47am On Jul 12
Okeyogwo:
Visa approved at the Abuja Consulate.

After my first refusal 2months ago I decided to bounce back on the 9th of July.
That morning I woke up as early as 3am to do my final rehearsals and after that as at 8am I was at the embassy. I was kabashing and praying seriously.

Congrats ........ God bless your new journey
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by MyCaseIsDiffere(f): 11:50am On Jul 12
Gloryemo:
Visa approved 8am yesterday at Lagos embassy

Thank you so much everyone.....this is a great testimony for me....I'm overjoyed

I didn't hear the rest oo.. I screamed thank you Jesus in the hall as I ran out..

I join you to scream! I join my voice with others to say congratulations.

Good news flying everywhere. Off to prepare ogbono soup to celebrate with you all.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 11:50am On Jul 12
Wretch32:
Visa approved today, 6:45am
Walter carrington
Will drop my transcript after I receive the Passport thanks to everyone who has helped me on this thread(lagosismyhome( You May not remember me anymore but I will remind you, you adviced me 2years ago and I took the advice on my old moniker), fairheart (for the mock and scoldings)

If you saw me crying today at the consulate, I’m very sorry for embarrassing myself this way, they were tears of joy
Congrats

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by LagosismyHome(f): 11:52am On Jul 12
Gloryemo:
Visa approved 8am yesterday at Lagos embassy

Thank you so much everyone.....this is a great testimony for me....I'm overjoyed


The dance for this week is too much na......... it shouldnt stop , Vo keep it coming oo. We have great talents in Nigeria that will mutually benefit the USA education system. Great news

Congrats God Bless your new journey

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Gloryemo(f): 11:55am On Jul 12
Amen. Thanks so much ma smiley i really appreciate

LagosismyHome:


The dance for this week is too much na......... it shouldnt stop , Vo keep it coming oo. We have great talents in Nigeria that will mutually benefit the USA education system. Great news

Congrats God Bless your new journey

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Gloryemo(f): 11:55am On Jul 12
Thanks a lot...


MyCaseIsDiffere:


I join you to scream! I join my voice with others to say congratulations.

Good news flying everywhere. Off to prepare ogbono soup to celebrate with you all.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by MyCaseIsDiffere(f): 11:59am On Jul 12
nelem:


He needs to fill a new ds160 asap so as to match with the location of the appointment page.

If he fills a new DS160 form, then the DS160 number on his interview confirmation sheet will be different from the one on the DS160 form.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 12:00pm On Jul 12
Okeyogwo:
Visa approved at the Abuja Consulate.

After my first refusal 2months ago I decided to bounce back on the 9th of July.
That morning I woke up as early as 3am to do my final rehearsals and after that as at 8am I was at the embassy. I was kabashing and praying seriously.

After the necessary checking in it then got to the interview proper. I stood at the queue for a long time only to observe a young man who was dishing the rejection paper any how. I was just praying not to go to that window. But I was unfortunate that this man who has denied 4 persons in my presence was where I was directed for my interview.
At this point I took a deep breath and said if I perish I perish.

With full courage I was so bold to work up to him and the following conversation transpired.

Me: Good morning

Vo: Good morning, I love your attire, you look good

Me: I was so shocked and I bluntly altered thank you sir

Vo: i can see you are going to Pvamu, why are you going to the US

Me: Am going for a Masters in Engineering with concentration in Civil Engineering.

Vo: Have you been to the US before

Me: No sir, I have not had reasons to even travel out of Nigeria before.

Vo: how many schools did you apply aside from Pvamu?

Me: 3 more sir, and I mentioned the names of the others schools

Vo; who will be paying your bills

Me: My aunt will be taking care of that and also my mother will also add an additional assistance.

Vo: what's your father's name

Me: Mr Bleep

Vo; where does your aunt and mum stay

Me: my aunt stays in Bleep, as a matter of fact I stay with her and I shuttle to work from her home and my mum resides in yyy

Vo: where do the both of them work.

Me: I mentioned my aunt's and mum's work place immediately.

Vo; can I have their bank statements, I did that immediately and he flipped through it and said that he will keep this documents for further perusal and if found forged you will be banned from entering US, should I proceed.

Me: yes sir, with all pleasure you can go ahead and clarify the documents sir.

Vo: OK congratulations on your visa, but you will be placed on AP for sometime, should I still go ahead with checking this documents, I know you understand what it means to be banned

Me: this time I was firm in my response and said yes

He immediately handed the white paper to me and a yellow paper indicating that am place on Administrative processing and I left happily.

Just this morning my status has changed online from AP to ISSUED��

please my people for me I feel an interview at the embassy is not even by how you prepare or your answers, but it is all by GOD'S GRACE and nothing else. We must have to pray that God should favour us anytime we are appearing there.
If you had read well I wasn't even asked all those technical question they normally ask. It was just smooth and easy.

I give God all the glory
Congrats!
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Kalkaothar: 12:00pm On Jul 12
Congratulations to all that has made this morning filled with goodnews! I rejoice with you! Thanks for the inspiration.

Please help guys, is close resumption/class start date or even past resumption a ground for possible denial?
I am trying to reapply and I'm not getting a closer date please, I was denied last month. School resumes 20th of August, Lagos is saying no appointment available! Abuja is floating between 26 and 27 of August.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by mtope: 12:05pm On Jul 12
Congratulations
orimahspence:


Visa approved !! @ the 6th attempt

My Nairaland experience has been quite an eventful one because I was blessed, for no significant effort of mine, to meet certain people. It actually sounds a bit weird, to say that people I've never met in real life (except here) have made more impact in my adult life than some I know in real life. There are certain things I crave, and few people there are who have it and graciously give. The list is a bit long, but I'll mention just two of them here. It is important to particularly mention these two, because it is the thought of them that makes me feel I might be missing (and losing) somethings if I get too busy to check this thread These two and few others inspire me more than anyone else here, and that is not to say that I do not appreciate the input of others . I certainly do not agree with everything these three people write about, but none of them has ever failed in that peculiar area in which they inspire me. These are people who have a healthy and profound thought pattern. They all know what they want to say, and they know how to say it. Almost always, I'm awed by the advices and transcripts vets

Sharwama; I had my first mock interview with this Queen , I did terribly bad in the mock but not without lessons and counseling at the end, both of which influence my approval in huge measure.
Sharwama thinks too deeply, and lets her fingers take the depth of her mind deeper when she writes. You think you understand what she wrote, but you'll understand her better if you read again, slowly. She makes you laugh, while savouring some hard truths. She is the greatest, in my opinion, when it comes to satire. Sharwama will make you take pain with a smile on your face. How she thrusts a dagger through a person's chest with her words without failing to give onlookers a viewing pleasure, is a lesson I'm still struggling to grasp. Dear queen , may the force always be with you �

Fairheart ;
Oga took it from where the queen stopped , mock every 2days , correction upon corrections . @fairheart, Sincerely, English language obscures the awesomeness of some people, the best words only make a mockery of their virtues. This is why it is difficult to write words to properly convey the true feelings of gratitude in my heart for the blessing you have been to me

Suffice it to say that I holds nothing but reverence for you and all that you represent

Thank you for being such a huge blessing. Your love for God is enviable. For all the sunshine and laughter you bring, God bless you.

To you duo, May your kindness always be rewarded in thousands of folds. May your selflessness always return blessings to you in larger measures.

Lagosismyhome, time2win, Pedestals, This is a toast to all of you and others who give freely the richness of your minds. Every intelligent commentary is a product of mental work, including deep thinking, experience and past voracious reading. I learn daily from you all and I'm grateful. You may not understand how scarce and costly a robust thread like this is , until you visit some threads. Visit some threads and read your fellow youth--Nigerians, graduates. Read those threads and encounter the boldness of ignorance and its democratic spread among a large swathe of the youth space. You may return realising you're not entirely useless and foolish as you thought. You may realise that, by attracting brilliant associations, you may yet have substance in that big head of yours. A toast to my people here, young and old, rich and poor, foolish and wise--for in the end really, each group helps the other to find balance. And because we all switch from one group to the other at different times, the joke is on all of us!

Transcript anytime soon....
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by marcDgreat(m): 12:08pm On Jul 12
You've been out of secondary school since 2015 which is 4 years now. its going to be an issue. The VO will think if you can't get admission to a public uni and still did not get admission to private uni how will you be able to afford 47k dollars for schooling in america. The 4 years between 2015 and now is enough to complete an undergraduate degree. The VO will want to know why you've been out of school for so long if u can afford private why didn't you go and if u can't afford it how will you be able to afford america. adding all this up the vo begins to suspect foul play. My 2 cent advise it to do your undergraduate here in nigeria and if your still interested after that you can proceed for your msc in the united states. But if you still intend on trying for a visa i will advice you write the SAT.
dimejalex:
the deficit is 47000$ I did not write sat i graduate in 2015 the school is East Tennessee state university for my bachelor degree in business managerial economic am 21year
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 12:10pm On Jul 12
nelem:


there is a hotel called Famous hotel around obalende. the rate is affordable though. you will just enter keke #100 from there to the embassy

Alright. Thanks a lot
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by mtope: 12:12pm On Jul 12
Congratulations
Gloryemo:
Visa approved 8am yesterday at Lagos embassy

Thank you so much everyone.....this is a great testimony for me....I'm overjoyed

I really appreciate everyone for encouraging and being there for me when i was denied last month at same lagos embassy.

Last month was my first time at the embassy and the VO was the black man, he didn't allow me talk at all, interview was rushed and he denied me.

School is APSU
Masters in Computer science, focus on Predictive analytics.
GTA offer covering tuition and stipends attached.
Deficit of around 7k.


Approved interview went...

VO was a white male in window 3 with firm face...

VO - pass your documents....(staring at computer for minutes)... You were here a week ago..

Me - No. I was here 2 weeks ago

VO - what has changed?

Me - last time i was not very confident to explain my intentions properly but now I am...i was smiling

VO - OK explain yourself

Me - I'm going to Apsu for my masters degree in computer science and quantitative methods, I will be concentrating on predictive analytics... The courses i will be taking are...VO cuts...

VO - why this school
Me - i chose it because of the predictive analytics concentration...the program has extensive courses that combines field studies and research analysis which will help me to be excellent when i return to my job after i finish my studies.. Also i have been able to build a faculty-student relationship with Prof Matt, my potential supervisor... VO kept listening to me and looking at me straight...

VO - what other schools did you apply to

Me - told him in full..

VO - did you get a scholarship

Me - yes. A GTA

VO - how many siblings do you have

Me - two

VO - what do they do

Me - i answered

VO - are you the first child

Me - yes

VO - Who is your sponsor?

Me - my maternal uncle

VO - why will he pay

Me - he supported me during my undergraduate degree...i was smiling

VO - what does he do

Me - he owns a financial consulting firm...

VO - any document to prove his sponsorship

Me - i gave him bank statement.. He checked and returned to me

VO - what will you be doing as a GA

Me - i will be assisting my prof in marking and grading courses and assignment...

VO - why did you choose this school ?

Me - repeated what i said before again

VO - how many children does your sponsor have

Me - 2

VO - how old are they

Me - not very sure but in their 30s

VO - oh they are grown adults ?

Me - yes

VO - he dropped my passport beside him. Your visa is approved...pick up in blah blah and gave me white paper

I didn't hear the rest oo.. I screamed thank you Jesus in the hall as I ran out.. And everyone said congratulations.

Thanks so much Time2win, Sharwama, Fairheart, deyemzy, allylic, Brown2green, Kashogi, yuscodguy, and others. I appreciate big sis Lagosismyhome and imperiouxx, all their old posts i read and i was encouraged.

Never give up. Delay is not permanent. Give it one more push.
You deserve it. Apply to good schools. Don't use agents. Be consistent with your information.
Write GRE, try to get funding at least. The sky is just the starting point. Love y'all.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Gloryemo(f): 12:14pm On Jul 12
Thank you

mtope:
Congratulations
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Smartwoods: 12:19pm On Jul 12
Pls dear can we connect privately, i also studied human anatomy and i will be needing your assistance pls... You can email me @ asnwabufoh@gmail.com... Thanks and remain blessed
iwriterng:
Visa approved!

Appointment time: 6:45am

Funding: $30k (tuition waiver not assistantship)

Deficit: 18k

School: Georgia State University

She has denied like 3 people ahead of me. I also forgot to smile.

Her: Good morning, pass your I-20 and passport.

Me: Did as instructed.

Her: How did you get this funding?

Me: After my admission I had an interview with the program director and director of laboratory, and they considered me a good assistant in the laboratory. But I won’t start in that role until my second semester after my apprenticing period.

Her: When did you graduate?

Me: 2018.

Her: What will you be doing after your studies?

Me: I’m coming back home to take up lecturing job, and also offer consulting service to cancer management centers.

Her: Interesting

Me: Excuse me?

Her: I said interesting.

Her: What will you be doing in the laboratory?

Me: Setting up the laboratory for experiment and also helping with anatomy dissection.

Her: Human body? (She look scared or something. �)

Me: Yes.

Her: Have you done this before?

Me: Yes, as an undergraduate.

Her: What did you say you studied again?

Me: Human Anatomy

Her: Who will cover the deficit?

Me: My uncle, and I have personal savings of $15k as well in my bank account.

Her: Ok. I’ll be approving your visa. This (My I-20) is like your second visa always have it with you all the time.

Me: Thank you

Her: Hold on.

She brought out that US work blah blah

Me: Thanks. Have a wonderful day.

Note:

1. No document was asked. And I went with everything oo, even NYsC discharge certificate cos I did my POP last month.

2. I was greatly favored by God. That’s just it. I believe in Him and He stepped in for me.

3. There is no blueprint for this thing. Really.

4. The entire interview lasted for less than 5mins.

Now to the next thing, ticket hunting.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Smartwoods: 12:22pm On Jul 12
Pls sir/ma can we connect privately asnwabufoh@gmail.com... Many thanks
obama14:
Approved Transcript
July 8th. 8:00a.m.
I was interviewed by the white guy at window 2
The questions are in this order.

Me Good morning
V.O: Good morning, pass me your documents.
(I passed it)
V.O: you are going to Bowling Green, Ohio.
Me: Yes.
V.O: Are you married?
Me: No.
V.O: Do you have any children?
Me: No.
V.O: What are you going for
Me: I am going for a m.s in Biological Sciences.
V.O: I can see you have a scholarship that covers almost all your school expenses.
Me: Yes.
V.O: Was it given by the University?
Me: Yes.
V.O: Do you have your transcript?
Me: No, I didn't know that, it would be required.(I was also shaking my head)
V.O: What about your certificate?
Me: No. I didn't bring it.
V.O: Do you have any document that can show where you graduated from?
Me: No, I only have my admission letter and standardized tests results here.
V.O: Where did you finish from?
Me: Bleep
V.O: Why this program?
Me: I want to work as a cancer research scientist at one of the foremost research institute in Nigeria. This degree will give me the much needed technical skills and expertise such as: the ability to carry out independent research, design and analyse methodologies and write research and review papers and give me the qualification to apply for a research position when I return back to Nigeria.
V.O: What did you study?
Me: Biochemistry.
V.O: What's exactly is your specialty?
Me: I will be specializing in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the department of Biological Sciences at bgsu.
V.O: tell me more about your specialty?
Me: I want to apply the tools of biochemistry and molecular biology to study cancer. I will be looking at cell signaling. Cell signaling is required for cell growth and proliferation. (I also said a host of things, the V.O listened throughout)... I'll also be looking at signaling cascades that allow cells to respond to their environment. I rounded up with: I'll be working with a faculty: Prof Bleep, she is currently working on how the systems of tumor promoters PKC regulates filopodia which is crucial in the understanding of how cancerous cells metastasized and how cells respond to their environment. She will be my thesis advisor.
(Around the time, I was about saying that I will be working with a faculty, he was shaking his head throughout until I finished)
V.O: I'll be approving your visa... passes the white paper.
Me: Many thanks.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by CptCharlesVane: 12:23pm On Jul 12
Congrats bro. Your perseverance paid off. I even thought you were in the US. Good fortunes all the same.

orimahspence:


Visa approved !! @ the 6th attempt

Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by ValentinoPerez(m): 12:27pm On Jul 12
calculator123:

Chief hope you won't mind sharing your profile
GRE and TOEFL scores, GPA etc.
Of course no!
My profile
BSc Industrial Mathematics (CGPA:3.62/4.0)
MSc Mathematical Sciences (83%)
Publications: 3
Funding: Fully funded (0.5FTE GTA) with no deficit
GRE:302
TOEFL: Nil

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Davidkking(m): 12:27pm On Jul 12
MyCaseIsDiffere:


If he fills a new DS160 form, then the DS160 number on his interview confirmation sheet will be different from the one on the DS160 form.
He'll also need to update the one on his visa appointment

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BenAzie(m): 12:32pm On Jul 12
MyCaseIsDiffere:


I join you to scream! I join my voice with others to say congratulations.

Good news flying everywhere. Off to prepare ogbono soup to celebrate with you all.


Lol... @Ogbono soup my fav

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by CptCharlesVane: 12:33pm On Jul 12
Why are you leaving an EM scholarship for one in NYC with a deficit? They sent my I-20 to me by Fedex. No charge at all. Hope you do know you can always go to US after your program in France.

If you insist, maybe your supervisor is Michio Kaku grin , you could contact them about your difficulty but keep in mind that it's getting late.

All the best!
TheNoble007:
Good morning fam. My school (CUNY) is demanding for a proof of income like paystub, tax returns etc of my sponsor, in order to get my I 20. Is this ideal? . Apart from sponsor's bank statement to cover deficits. I got a merit scholarship together with a GRA. I gained admit late because I applied late, and I feel like abandoning this whole thing for France. My sponsor is a business man. Very few business men have tax returns. Can you please advise me on what to do? Thanks!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by iwriterng(m): 12:40pm On Jul 12
Smartwoods:
Pls dear can we connect privately, i also studied human anatomy and i will be needing your assistance pls... You can email me @ asnwabufoh@gmail.com... Thanks and remain blessed

Hello

Sure, you can send a private message.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Shizzyguy: 12:52pm On Jul 12
Please is anything wrong with having a sponsor that is based in the US?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Davidkking(m): 12:56pm On Jul 12
Shizzyguy:
Please is anything wrong with having a sponsor that is based in the US?
No
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Afo1k: 12:57pm On Jul 12
I'm happy for you guys. Congratulations Gloryemo, Wretch, Orimahspence and Okeyogwo.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Time2win(m): 12:59pm On Jul 12
Shizzyguy:
Please is anything wrong with having a sponsor that is based in the US?

depends on how you look at it. if your school is in the same location with your sponsor, it will look like you are going there to stay with him/her and will pose an issue to prove your non immigrant intent. Aside that, there is nothing wrong with having a US Sponsor as far as the person is financially capable.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Davidkking(m): 1:00pm On Jul 12
Time2win:


depends on how you look at it. if your school is in the same location with your sponsor, it will look like you are going there to stay with him/her and will pose an issue to prove your non immigrant intent. Aside that, there is nothing wrong with having a US Sponsor as far as the person is financially capable.
And legally staying in the US
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Time2win(m): 1:10pm On Jul 12
Davidkking:

And legally staying in the US

ofcourse someone that's illegal won't be able to sponsor someone.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Gloryemo(f): 1:33pm On Jul 12
Thanks

Afo1k:
I'm happy for you guys. Congratulations Gloryemo, Wretch, Orimahspence and Okeyogwo.

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