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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sharwama(f): 9:00pm On Jun 08
dreambound:

Sister Sharwarma, have you done your interview yet?
No sir. They cancelled my interview. According to them there has been changes in the immigration laws for those from a royal lineage. They believe I would be a cultural asset to them and can't wait to have me. So yes, I have been issued a visa.
Now that I have blatantly lied, can I rest? Can I also respond to questions without been asked about my interview? I am no longer comfortable, I feel pressured!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by jossywayne(m): 9:02pm On Jun 08
dumbiri99:
Please my interview is in a few days, is it compulsory to have my eyeballs on the vo throughout the interview, what if i want to think for a second and i need to take my gaze off the vo very briefly, is this allowed.

Are you there to get ur visa or to look at the VO?
Bro try to get ur visa and run away. Is not a must u will look at the VO. Even the VO your looking at won’t even notice you since his or her eyes will be on the computer.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dreambound(m): 9:05pm On Jun 08
sharwama:

No sir. They cancelled my interview. According to them there has been changes in the immigration laws for those from a royal lineage. They believe I would be a cultural asset to them and can't wait to have me. So yes, I have been issued a visa.
Now that I have blatantly lied, can I rest? Can I also respond to questions without been asked about my interview? I am no longer comfortable, I feel pressured!
Sorry for putting pressure on you..

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sharwama(f): 9:06pm On Jun 08
jossywayne:


Are you there to get ur visa or to look at the VO?
Bro try to get ur visa and run away. Is not a must u will look at the VO. Even the VO your looking at won’t even notice you since his or her eyes will be on the computer.
I feel like tearing your opinion apart based on what I know but on a second thought, it's your opinion. You can as well tell the person to look at the floor while answering questions, after all the VO will be looking at the computer!
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dreambound(m): 9:08pm On Jun 08
jossywayne:


Are you there to get ur visa or to look at the VO?
Bro try to get ur visa and run away. Is not a must u will look at the VO. Even the VO your looking at won’t even notice you since his or her eyes will be on the computer.
Yh..but sometimes eye contact is important..the VO may be checking out on that..
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 9:09pm On Jun 08
dumbiri99:
Please my interview is in a few days, is it compulsory to have my eyeballs on the vo throughout the interview, what if i want to think for a second and i need to take my gaze off the vo very briefly, is this allowed.

Maintain eye contact as much as possible.
Gesticulate too if you know what I mean.
Trained experts can make decisions from body languages.
You can take your gaze off to think. The best way to keep your gaze fixed is looking at the forehead of the VO.
It will appear like you are looking at the eyes, this way, you can maintain your focus and confidence which is 80% key.

MAINTAIN eye contact.

So do rehearsals using the Mirror .

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 9:12pm On Jun 08
jossywayne:


Are you there to get ur visa or to look at the VO?
Bro try to get ur visa and run away. Is not a must u will look at the VO. Even the VO your looking at won’t even notice you since his or her eyes will be on the computer.

Sometimes if you don't have something reasonable to say it is better to take a chill pill.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by xcaper(m): 9:30pm On Jun 08
Funding is very key, it makes life easy
Brown2Green:


In this journey any school that can give good fund is a good school.
A poor school will not even get funds from the government and private organizations.

And funding is very key.
I say it again that Funding is the new IVY.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sharwama(f): 9:45pm On Jun 08
dreambound:

Sorry for putting pressure on you..
I'm really happy you understood my perspective and I am sorry I took out my accumulated feelings on you. I know how important it is to share a visa interview transcript, I mean I have learnt so much from what I have read here. I would never refuse to share mine when it's time. Until then, I am committed to making helpful noise on this thread grin grin grin

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Adedayo65: 9:47pm On Jun 08
Bro!! God will never despise you too when you need him for help, you are too much for this particular advice....it works a lot, when you look at the (not straight into the eye o) forehead, you will feel less pressure, and the VO will think you looking at him/her.
You are very RIGHT!!

Brown2Green:


Maintain eye contact as much as possible.
Gesticulate too if you know what I mean.
Trained experts can make decisions from body languages.
You can take your gaze off to think. The best way to keep your gaze fixed is looking at the forehead of the VO.
It will appear like you are looking at the eyes, this way, you can maintain your focus and confidence which is 80% key.

MAINTAIN eye contact.

So do rehearsals using the Mirror .

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dreambound(m): 10:21pm On Jun 08
sharwama:

I'm really happy you understood my perspective and I am sorry I took out my accumulated feelings on you. I know how important it is to share a visa interview transcript, I mean I have learnt so much from what I have read here. I would never refuse to share mine when it's time. Until then, I am committed to making helpful noise on this thread grin grin grin
Okay, no problem. grin

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Pepperoni001: 10:23pm On Jun 08
I'm among those who shall testify on this new thread before the end Of this year

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by ProYouWebsiteUK(f): 10:34pm On Jun 08
Fairheart has not been active here for like weeks now, which is unlike him and no one has ever noticed him or asked after him.

You know, sometimes, those guys deserve some kind of encouragements that will make them want to do more of what they have been doing. No one is paying them to help here, but they are doing it freely from the depth of their hearts and they enjoy doing it.

If we get to know how busy these guys are but still find time from their busy time to attend to our issues here, maybe then, we will learn to appreciate them and stop insulting them even when we are not comfortable with their comments and when we find their comments absurd.

Our Fairheart, where have you been. Hope you are good? We miss your contributions here and we'll love to have you back as soon as possible.

I want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you guys for the good work you have been doing here.

Bracelum, Fairheart, Brown2Green, Lagosismyhome, Time2win, Shawarma, Agreatman, Walspring and others. You guys are wonderful. You deserve more than just a few words. Thank you for taking out of your busy time to make others succeed as well. I pray the Good God will reward you for your good work and stand for you whenever you need help.

You guys are just so wonderful. You deserve the best.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Pepperoni001: 10:41pm On Jun 08
*this is my proposed Transcript*

Your feedback are highly appreciated.

VO: Good Morning, Pass me your I-20 and SEVIS receipt.
ME: Good Morning, handed over the requested docs.

VO: Why are you going to US?
ME: I am going to US for my Graduate Study in Sustainable Energy.

VO: How Many Universities did you apply to?
ME: 4 Universities: Eastern Illinois University, North Eastern Illinois University, Murray State University and Georgia Southern University.

VO: How many accepted you and how many rejected you.
ME: Eastern Illinois University and Murray State University accepted me, NEIU rejected me and I am awaiting decision from GSU.

VO: Why did you Choose EIU.
ME: I met with an Alumni who gave me firsthand information about the Sustainable energy program and the faculty at large. The Renewable Energy Center in EIU is the largest university biomass in the country. The center will afford me the firsthand opportunity to learn how renewable energy is utilized to support the need of a campus or community. I exchanged series of email with the Director of Studies; Dr. Peter Liu who advised me to apply after vetting my credentials and supporting documents.
The ratio of Lecturer to Students, and the state of Art facilities where also the convincing factors.

VO: Any standardized test?
ME: GRE: 280 and TOEFL: 80?

V.O: What will the degree do for you?
Me: The program is a science-based and technology management focused, it will equip me, put me on the edge to accept the challenging mission of achieving renewable energy utilization and its sustainability in the food industry, which will reduce our over dependence on crude based source of fuel which will lower the prices of and demand for natural gas by increasing competition and diversifying our energy supplies.

VO: Who is paying the school bills?
ME: My dad is footing the bills.

VO: What does he do? Pass me his SOA
ME: He’s a lecturer of Law at University of Ibadan, hands her SOA

VO: I can see you married with Kids, why are you not going with them.
ME: My wife just got started work with XYZ bank and there’s a bond she signed with them that won’t allow her leave her duty post for two years.

VO: You can pick your visa in 3 days.
ME: Alright, have a great day.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dreambound(m): 10:50pm On Jun 08
Pepperoni001:
*this is my proposed Transcript*

Your feedback are highly appreciated.

VO: Good Morning, Pass me your I-20 and SEVIS receipt.
ME: Good Morning, handed over the requested docs.

VO: Why are you going to US?
ME: I am going to US for my Graduate Study in Sustainable Energy.

VO: How Many Universities did you apply to?
ME: 4 Universities: Eastern Illinois University, North Eastern Illinois University, Murray State University and Georgia Southern University.

VO: How many accepted you and how many rejected you.
ME: Eastern Illinois University and Murray State University accepted me, NEIU rejected me and I am awaiting decision from GSU.

VO: Why did you Choose EIU.
ME: I met with an Alumni who gave me firsthand information about the Sustainable energy program and the faculty at large. The Renewable Energy Center in EIU is the largest university biomass in the country. The center will afford me the firsthand opportunity to learn how renewable energy is utilized to support the need of a campus or community. I exchanged series of email with the Director of Studies; Dr. Peter Liu who advised me to apply after vetting my credentials and supporting documents.
The ratio of Lecturer to Students, and the state of Art facilities where also the convincing factors.

VO: Any standardized test?
ME: GRE: 280 and TOEFL: 80?

V.O: What will the degree do for you?
Me: The program is a science-based and technology management focused, it will equip me, put me on the edge to accept the challenging mission of achieving renewable energy utilization and its sustainability in the food industry, which will reduce our over dependence on crude based source of fuel which will lower the prices of and demand for natural gas by increasing competition and diversifying our energy supplies.

VO: Who is paying the school bills?
ME: My dad is footing the bills.

VO: What does he do? Pass me his SOA
ME: He’s a lecturer of Law at University of Ibadan, hands her SOA

VO: I can see you married with Kids, why are you not going with them.
ME: My wife just got started work with XYZ bank and there’s a bond she signed with them that won’t allow her leave her duty post for two years.

VO: You can pick your visa in 3 days.
ME: Alright, have a great day.



Wow... perfect. Any funding?

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by zeeLady: 10:56pm On Jun 08
My VISA was approved on June 6th, 2019 at Abuja Embassy.

BACKGROUND
I went for the student VISA interview with my baby and previously, I & my family had been denied tourist VISA.
I had used every resource i could lay my hands on to prepare and I came up with my model answers to the usual student VISA questions; I could feel my confidence rise as I prepared. I got an assiatantship that covers my personal cost, however, I had a dependent cost (my baby) hanging there and my husband's bank statement hadn't the needed money to cover the total dependent cost. Well, I prayed that every document that would warrant a denial not be asked and I began listening to motivational speeches to conquer every anxiety.

In addition to that, I arrived at the embassy and met over 100 people there already! Then, it bagan to rain. I tried to wrap my baby in the baby shawl and approached the security officers to allow me do my biometrics and interview. They did! I became one of the first 15 people to be interviewed. I was eventually interviewed by the same VO who had previously interviewed my family and I.

ON THE INTERVIEW DAY

ME: Good morning (with a smile)
VO: Good morning, pass me your Document
ME: Passed our passports, 1-20s and SEVIS payment confirmation
VO: Where do you work?
ME: I am an Environmet Specialist working with (I looked exactly into the eyes of the VO and said the acronym for were i work, I instantly realised there was a look of dissatifaction on his face so I immediatly went ahead and said the full name of the acronym. He kind of paused as I spoke and by the time i was done, i could see he was more interested in me).
VO: What degree are you going for?
ME: MSc. Toxicology with concentration in Environmental Toxicology (I didnt say more than that)
VO: Why are you going with your son? (Honestly, at this point, I could feel the favour of God working. My baby is a girl NOT a boy, but I also have a son and I was looking for the right opportunity to pass the information to the VO so he would know I am leaving behind not just my husband but my son aswell. On the face of it, the VO thought my baby was a boy because of the way i wrapped her due to the rain).

ME: You mean my son (pointing behind me, as if my son was behind) or my daughter (pointing to my baby who i was carrying)?
VO: (Now realising I have a son) Who will take care of your son?
ME: My husband will, and I have a help.
VO: What are you gonna do to your baby while you studying?
ME: The school was kind enough to recommend 3 daycares close to where i plan to live and I have made the necessary inquiry (I had my corrrespondence with some daycares and i was ready to show him if he asked but he never asked)
VO: why are you going with just your baby and not with your son also.
ME: (I hugged my baby a little bit and told him how young and very dependent my baby still is).
VO: How old is your son?
ME: I answered
VO: How long have you been married?
ME: i answered
VO: Are you still married?
ME: smilled and then said YES
VO: how are gonna pay fo rthis?
ME: I have an assistantship and the rest will be taken care of by my husband
VO: What does your husband do?
ME: He is a Sales/Solution Consultant working with Bleep (I also stated what the company does, but not very fluently at this point. I was partly thinking what i was going to do if he says i should show my husband's statement. The money there wasn't even up to half of the dependent cost. I found a way to gain composure somewhere in between my lines).

VO: He kept typing and I was looking intently at him and saying to myself, ''you must grant me VISA''. It looked like forever but he kept typing. I smiled until my smile faded and i kept waiting for him to stop typing. Time stood still!
VO: (Finally what I was waiting for) I have approved your VISAs.
(He brought out the two white papers and began to run down all the pickup and port of entry lecture, I pretended i was listening but my ears were merely physically present).

ME: Thank you.


No single document was asked. Everything worked for my good including the rain! I cant thank God enough for how he answered my prayers .

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Pepperoni001: 11:03pm On Jun 08
No funding

dreambound:

Wow... perfect. Any funding?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 11:07pm On Jun 08
zeeLady:
My VISA was approved on June 6th, 2019 at Abuja Embassy.

BACKGROUND
I went for the student VISA interview with my baby and previously, I & my family had been denied tourist VISA.
I had used every resource i could lay my hands on to prepare and I came up with my model answers to the usual student VISA questions; I could feel my confidence rise as I prepared. I got an assiatantship that covers my personal cost, however, I had a dependent cost (my baby) hanging there and my husband's bank statement hadn't the needed money to cover the total dependent cost. Well, I prayed that every document that would warrant a denial not be asked and I began listening to motivational speeches to conquer every anxiety.

In addition to that, I arrived at the embassy and met over 100 people there already! Then, it bagan to rain. I tried to wrap my baby in the baby shawl and approached the security officers to allow me do my biometrics and interview. They did! I became one of the first 15 people to be interviewed. I was eventually interviewed by the same VO who had previously interviewed my family and I.

ON THE INTERVIEW DAY

ME: Good morning (with a smile)
VO: Good morning, pass me your Document
ME: Passed our passports, 1-20s and SEVIS payment confirmation
VO: Where do you work?
ME: I am an Bleep working with (I looked exactly into the eyes of the VO and said the acronym for were i work, I instantly realised there was a look of dissatifaction on his face so I immediatly went ahead and said the full name of the acronym. He kind of paused as I spoke and by the time i was done, i could see he was more interested in me).
VO: What degree are you going for?
ME: Bleep
VO: Why are you going with your son? (Honestly, at this point, I could feel the favour of God working. My baby is a girl NOT a boy, but I also have a son and I was looking for the right opportunity to pass the information to the VO so he would know I am leaving behind not just my husband but my son aswell. On the face of it, the VO thought my baby was a boy because of the way i wrapped her due to the rain).

ME: You mean my son (pointing behind me, as if my son was behind) or my daughter (pointing to my baby who i was carrying)?
VO: (Now realising I have a son) Who will take care of your son?
ME: I answered
VO: What are you gonna do to your baby while you studying?
ME: I answered (I had my corrrespondence with some daycares and i was ready to show him if he asked but he never asked)
VO: why are you going with just your baby and not with your son also.
ME: (I hugged my baby a little bit and told him how young and very dependent my baby still is).
VO: How old is your son?
ME: I answered
VO: How long have you been married?
ME: i answered
VO: Are you still married?
ME: (I smilled and then answered)
VO: how are gonna pay fo rthis?
ME: I have an assistantship and the rest will be taken care of by my husband
VO: What does your husband do?
ME: I answered (But not very fluently at this point. I was partly thinking what i was going to do if he says i should show my husband's statement. The money there wasn't even up to half of the dependent cost. I found a way to gain composure somewhere in between my lines).

VO: He kept typing and I was looking intently at him and saying to myself, ''you must grant me VISA''. It looked like forever but he kept typing. I smiled until my smile faded and i kept waiting for him to stop typing. Time stood still!
VO: (Finally what I was waiting for) I have approved your VISAs.
(He brought out the two white papers and began to run down all the pickup and port of entry lecture, I pretended i was listening but my ears were merely physically present).

ME: Thank you.


No single document was asked. Everything worked for my good including the rain! I cant thank God enough for how he answered my prayers .


Congrats!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by user4321(m): 11:13pm On Jun 08
zeeLady:
My VISA was approved on June 6th, 2019 at Abuja Embassy.

BACKGROUND
I went for the student VISA interview with my baby and previously, I & my family had been denied tourist VISA.
I had used every resource i could lay my hands on to prepare and I came up with my model answers to the usual student VISA questions; I could feel my confidence rise as I prepared. I got an assiatantship that covers my personal cost, however, I had a dependent cost (my baby) hanging there and my husband's bank statement hadn't the needed money to cover the total dependent cost. Well, I prayed that every document that would warrant a denial not be asked and I began listening to motivational speeches to conquer every anxiety.

In addition to that, I arrived at the embassy and met over 100 people there already! Then, it bagan to rain. I tried to wrap my baby in the baby shawl and approached the security officers to allow me do my biometrics and interview. They did! I became one of the first 15 people to be interviewed. I was eventually interviewed by the same VO who had previously interviewed my family and I.

ON THE INTERVIEW DAY

ME: Good morning (with a smile)
VO: Good morning, pass me your Document
ME: Passed our passports, 1-20s and SEVIS payment confirmation
VO: Where do you work?
ME: I am an Bleep working with (I looked exactly into the eyes of the VO and said the acronym for were i work, I instantly realised there was a look of dissatifaction on his face so I immediatly went ahead and said the full name of the acronym. He kind of paused as I spoke and by the time i was done, i could see he was more interested in me).
VO: What degree are you going for?
ME: Bleep
VO: Why are you going with your son? (Honestly, at this point, I could feel the favour of God working. My baby is a girl NOT a boy, but I also have a son and I was looking for the right opportunity to pass the information to the VO so he would know I am leaving behind not just my husband but my son aswell. On the face of it, the VO thought my baby was a boy because of the way i wrapped her due to the rain).

ME: You mean my son (pointing behind me, as if my son was behind) or my daughter (pointing to my baby who i was carrying)?
VO: (Now realising I have a son) Who will take care of your son?
ME: I answered
VO: What are you gonna do to your baby while you studying?
ME: I answered (I had my corrrespondence with some daycares and i was ready to show him if he asked but he never asked)
VO: why are you going with just your baby and not with your son also.
ME: (I hugged my baby a little bit and told him how young and very dependent my baby still is).
VO: How old is your son?
ME: I answered
VO: How long have you been married?
ME: i answered
VO: Are you still married?
ME: (I smilled and then answered)
VO: how are gonna pay fo rthis?
ME: I have an assistantship and the rest will be taken care of by my husband
VO: What does your husband do?
ME: I answered (But not very fluently at this point. I was partly thinking what i was going to do if he says i should show my husband's statement. The money there wasn't even up to half of the dependent cost. I found a way to gain composure somewhere in between my lines).

VO: He kept typing and I was looking intently at him and saying to myself, ''you must grant me VISA''. It looked like forever but he kept typing. I smiled until my smile faded and i kept waiting for him to stop typing. Time stood still!
VO: (Finally what I was waiting for) I have approved your VISAs.
(He brought out the two white papers and began to run down all the pickup and port of entry lecture, I pretended i was listening but my ears were merely physically present).

ME: Thank you.


No single document was asked. Everything worked for my good including the rain! I cant thank God enough for how he answered my prayers .
With all the "Bleep" and "I answered" there's absolutely nothing to learn from your transcript. Congratulations.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Time2win(m): 11:17pm On Jun 08
user4321:

With all the "Bleep" and "I answered" there's absolutely nothing to learn from your transcript. Congratulations.

Wanted saying same. The transcript is good for nothing.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Adedayo65: 11:26pm On Jun 08
Nawa ooo! ‘ I answered, I answered ‘
If this is how people from the past posted ‘ I answered ‘ am sure you wouldn’t have learnt shiit , and you know what that means!
Congratulations anyway!

zeeLady:
My VISA was approved on June 6th, 2019 at Abuja Embassy.

BACKGROUND
I went for the student VISA interview with my baby and previously, I & my family had been denied tourist VISA.
I had used every resource i could lay my hands on to prepare and I came up with my model answers to the usual student VISA questions; I could feel my confidence rise as I prepared. I got an assiatantship that covers my personal cost, however, I had a dependent cost (my baby) hanging there and my husband's bank statement hadn't the needed money to cover the total dependent cost. Well, I prayed that every document that would warrant a denial not be asked and I began listening to motivational speeches to conquer every anxiety.

In addition to that, I arrived at the embassy and met over 100 people there already! Then, it bagan to rain. I tried to wrap my baby in the baby shawl and approached the security officers to allow me do my biometrics and interview. They did! I became one of the first 15 people to be interviewed. I was eventually interviewed by the same VO who had previously interviewed my family and I.

ON THE INTERVIEW DAY

ME: Good morning (with a smile)
VO: Good morning, pass me your Document
ME: Passed our passports, 1-20s and SEVIS payment confirmation
VO: Where do you work?
ME: I am an Bleep working with (I looked exactly into the eyes of the VO and said the acronym for were i work, I instantly realised there was a look of dissatifaction on his face so I immediatly went ahead and said the full name of the acronym. He kind of paused as I spoke and by the time i was done, i could see he was more interested in me).
VO: What degree are you going for?
ME: Bleep
VO: Why are you going with your son? (Honestly, at this point, I could feel the favour of God working. My baby is a girl NOT a boy, but I also have a son and I was looking for the right opportunity to pass the information to the VO so he would know I am leaving behind not just my husband but my son aswell. On the face of it, the VO thought my baby was a boy because of the way i wrapped her due to the rain).

ME: You mean my son (pointing behind me, as if my son was behind) or my daughter (pointing to my baby who i was carrying)?
VO: (Now realising I have a son) Who will take care of your son?
ME: I answered
VO: What are you gonna do to your baby while you studying?
ME: I answered (I had my corrrespondence with some daycares and i was ready to show him if he asked but he never asked)
VO: why are you going with just your baby and not with your son also.
ME: (I hugged my baby a little bit and told him how young and very dependent my baby still is).
VO: How old is your son?
ME: I answered
VO: How long have you been married?
ME: i answered
VO: Are you still married?
ME: (I smilled and then answered)
VO: how are gonna pay fo rthis?
ME: I have an assistantship and the rest will be taken care of by my husband
VO: What does your husband do?
ME: I answered (But not very fluently at this point. I was partly thinking what i was going to do if he says i should show my husband's statement. The money there wasn't even up to half of the dependent cost. I found a way to gain composure somewhere in between my lines).

VO: He kept typing and I was looking intently at him and saying to myself, ''you must grant me VISA''. It looked like forever but he kept typing. I smiled until my smile faded and i kept waiting for him to stop typing. Time stood still!
VO: (Finally what I was waiting for) I have approved your VISAs.
(He brought out the two white papers and began to run down all the pickup and port of entry lecture, I pretended i was listening but my ears were merely physically present).

ME: Thank you.


No single document was asked. Everything worked for my good including the rain! I cant thank God enough for how he answered my prayers .

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sharwama(f): 11:29pm On Jun 08
Pepperoni001:
*this is my proposed Transcript*

Your feedback are highly appreciated.

VO: Good Morning, Pass me your I-20 and SEVIS receipt.
ME: Good Morning, handed over the requested docs.

VO: Why are you going to US?
ME: I am going to US for my Graduate Study in Sustainable Energy.

VO: How Many Universities did you apply to?
ME: 4 Universities: Eastern Illinois University, North Eastern Illinois University, Murray State University and Georgia Southern University.

VO: How many accepted you and how many rejected you.
ME: Eastern Illinois University and Murray State University accepted me, NEIU rejected me and I am awaiting decision from GSU.

VO: Why did you Choose EIU.
ME: I met with an Alumni who gave me firsthand information about the Sustainable energy program and the faculty at large. The Renewable Energy Center in EIU is the largest university biomass in the country. The center will afford me the firsthand opportunity to learn how renewable energy is utilized to support the need of a campus or community. I exchanged series of email with the Director of Studies; Dr. Peter Liu who advised me to apply after vetting my credentials and supporting documents.
The ratio of Lecturer to Students, and the state of Art facilities where also the convincing factors.

VO: Any standardized test?
ME: GRE: 280 and TOEFL: 80?

V.O: What will the degree do for you?
Me: The program is a science-based and technology management focused, it will equip me, put me on the edge to accept the challenging mission of achieving renewable energy utilization and its sustainability in the food industry, which will reduce our over dependence on crude based source of fuel which will lower the prices of and demand for natural gas by increasing competition and diversifying our energy supplies.

VO: Who is paying the school bills?
ME: My dad is footing the bills.

VO: What does he do? Pass me his SOA
ME: He’s a lecturer of Law at University of Ibadan, hands her SOA

VO: I can see you married with Kids, why are you not going with them.
ME: My wife just got started work with XYZ bank and there’s a bond she signed with them that won’t allow her leave her duty post for two years.

VO: You can pick your visa in 3 days.
ME: Alright, have a great day.

I'm not sure how I feel about some of your responses. As a matter of fact, I am concerned about your response to Why this school and what this degree would do for you.
1)Why this school? Talking about the renewable energy centre is more captivating than the Alumni kini. You might want to bring it forward please. You see the other reasons you gave, I'm not so comfortable maybe because there are schools with better student faculty ratio and you didn't pick them, maybe because there are schools with better research facilities but you didn't pick them, maybe because Dr. Emeka at ETSU would have also encouraged you to apply had it been you contacted him grin grin grin
I pray you understand where I am coming from. The why this school question is one place you can't afford to mess up.
2) What would this degree do for you. I think you succeeded in dancing etigi, Zanku, gbe body and even alanta grin grin grin. I mean you were dancing around so many concept and ideas that didn't seem to have much to do with you!
Ok, why would you want to accept the challenging mission of achieving renewable energy utilization and its sustainability in the food industry? How does accepting the challenge help you as an individual? How does it contribute to your career progress? So that's what your dad would spend over $40k for?
Ok, "which will reduce our over dependence on crude based source of fuel which will lower the prices of and demand for natural gas by increasing competition and diversifying our energy supplies"
Please how do all these concern you? Please get your priorities right sir and please prepare for more questions.
May the force be with you!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Nobody: 12:19am On Jun 09
zeeLady:
My VISA was approved on June 6th, 2019 at Abuja Embassy.

BACKGROUND
I went for the student VISA interview with my baby and previously, I & my family had been denied tourist VISA.
I had used every resource i could lay my hands on to prepare and I came up with my model answers to the usual student VISA questions; I could feel my confidence rise as I prepared. I got an assiatantship that covers my personal cost, however, I had a dependent cost (my baby) hanging there and my husband's bank statement hadn't the needed money to cover the total dependent cost. Well, I prayed that every document that would warrant a denial not be asked and I began listening to motivational speeches to conquer every anxiety.

In addition to that, I arrived at the embassy and met over 100 people there already! Then, it bagan to rain. I tried to wrap my baby in the baby shawl and approached the security officers to allow me do my biometrics and interview. They did! I became one of the first 15 people to be interviewed. I was eventually interviewed by the same VO who had previously interviewed my family and I.

ON THE INTERVIEW DAY

ME: Good morning (with a smile)
VO: Good morning, pass me your Document
ME: Passed our passports, 1-20s and SEVIS payment confirmation
VO: Where do you work?
ME: I am an Bleep working with (I looked exactly into the eyes of the VO and said the acronym for were i work, I instantly realised there was a look of dissatifaction on his face so I immediatly went ahead and said the full name of the acronym. He kind of paused as I spoke and by the time i was done, i could see he was more interested in me).
VO: What degree are you going for?
ME: Bleep
VO: Why are you going with your son? (Honestly, at this point, I could feel the favour of God working. My baby is a girl NOT a boy, but I also have a son and I was looking for the right opportunity to pass the information to the VO so he would know I am leaving behind not just my husband but my son aswell. On the face of it, the VO thought my baby was a boy because of the way i wrapped her due to the rain).

ME: You mean my son (pointing behind me, as if my son was behind) or my daughter (pointing to my baby who i was carrying)?
VO: (Now realising I have a son) Who will take care of your son?
ME: I answered
VO: What are you gonna do to your baby while you studying?
ME: I answered (I had my corrrespondence with some daycares and i was ready to show him if he asked but he never asked)
VO: why are you going with just your baby and not with your son also.
ME: (I hugged my baby a little bit and told him how young and very dependent my baby still is).
VO: How old is your son?
ME: I answered
VO: How long have you been married?
ME: i answered
VO: Are you still married?
ME: (I smilled and then answered)
VO: how are gonna pay fo rthis?
ME: I have an assistantship and the rest will be taken care of by my husband
VO: What does your husband do?
ME: I answered (But not very fluently at this point. I was partly thinking what i was going to do if he says i should show my husband's statement. The money there wasn't even up to half of the dependent cost. I found a way to gain composure somewhere in between my lines).

VO: He kept typing and I was looking intently at him and saying to myself, ''you must grant me VISA''. It looked like forever but he kept typing. I smiled until my smile faded and i kept waiting for him to stop typing. Time stood still!
VO: (Finally what I was waiting for) I have approved your VISAs.
(He brought out the two white papers and began to run down all the pickup and port of entry lecture, I pretended i was listening but my ears were merely physically present).

ME: Thank you.


No single document was asked. Everything worked for my good including the rain! I cant thank God enough for how he answered my prayers .

This is exactly what I was complaining about a few days ago.

Lots of crap but nothing meaningful from the transcript. Admins should do us a favor by deleting these transcripts.

If you don't want to share meaningful details here, keep your transcripts to yourself. We don't give a flying f*ck about it.

This is bad!

Also, transcripts should be straight to the point! All these "I went from Obalende to CMS", "I fasted for 30 days" and "I booked a hotel at Garki" etc are not important. Go straight to the point and give us the real gist so that people can learn from your experience. My point though!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Skillset11: 12:30am On Jun 09
Brown2Green:


Fisk University
Thank you!
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Skillset11: 12:34am On Jun 09
1stdami:
OBMS student
That's a good result
Thank you so much.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Skillset11: 12:35am On Jun 09
Kaylhey20:


Check Fisk university, got mine with similar stats.
But I'm not sure they offer for spring term.

You can call them to inquire
thank you so much .
moyomimio1@gmail.com.
My email address.
I will check the school out.
God bless you abundantly!
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Nobody: 1:05am On Jun 09
Skillset11:
thank you so much .
moyomimio1@gmail.com.
My email address.
I will check the school out.
God bless you abundantly!
Texas Christian University & Morgan State University. sadly, they offer full funding during fall terms only.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 1:14am On Jun 09
bracelum:


This is exactly what I was complaining about a few days ago.

Lots of crap but nothing meaningful from the transcript. Admins should do us a favor by deleting these transcripts.

If you don't want to share meaningful details here, keep your transcripts to yourself. We don't give a flying f*ck about it.

This is bad!

Also, transcripts should be straight to the point! All these "I went from Obalende to CMS", "I fasted for 30 days" and "I booked a hotel at Garki" etc are not important. Go straight to the point and give us the real gist so that people can learn from your experience. My point though!

True tho. It's kinda annoying!
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 4:21am On Jun 09
ProYouWebsiteUK:
Fairheart has not been active here for like weeks now, which is unlike him and no one has ever noticed him or asked after him.

You know, sometimes, those guys deserve some kind of encouragements that will make them want to do more of what they have been doing. No one is paying them to help here, but they are doing it freely from the depth of their hearts and they enjoy doing it.

If we get to know how busy these guys are but still find time from their busy time to attend to our issues here, maybe then, we will learn to appreciate them and stop insulting them even when we are not comfortable with their comments and when we find their comments absurd.

Our Fairheart, where have you been. Hope you are good? We miss your contributions here and we'll love to have you back as soon as possible.

I want to use this opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you guys for the good work you have been doing here.

Bracelum, Fairheart, Brown2Green, Lagosismyhome, Time2win, Shawarma, Agreatman, Walspring and others. You guys are wonderful. You deserve more than just a few words. Thank you for taking out of your busy time to make others succeed as well. I pray the Good God will reward you for your good work and stand for you whenever you need help.

You guys are just so wonderful. You deserve the best.

You made perfect sense my friend.
Thank you and God bless.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 4:27am On Jun 09
zeeLady:
My VISA was approved on June 6th, 2019 at Abuja Embassy.

BACKGROUND
I went for the student VISA interview with my baby and previously, I & my family had been denied tourist VISA.
I had used every resource i could lay my hands on to prepare and I came up with my model answers to the usual student VISA questions; I could feel my confidence rise as I prepared. I got an assiatantship that covers my personal cost, however, I had a dependent cost (my baby) hanging there and my husband's bank statement hadn't the needed money to cover the total dependent cost. Well, I prayed that every document that would warrant a denial not be asked and I began listening to motivational speeches to conquer every anxiety.

In addition to that, I arrived at the embassy and met over 100 people there already! Then, it bagan to rain. I tried to wrap my baby in the baby shawl and approached the security officers to allow me do my biometrics and interview. They did! I became one of the first 15 people to be interviewed. I was eventually interviewed by the same VO who had previously interviewed my family and I.

ON THE INTERVIEW DAY

ME: Good morning (with a smile)
VO: Good morning, pass me your Document
ME: Passed our passports, 1-20s and SEVIS payment confirmation
VO: Where do you work?
ME: I am an Bleep working with (I looked exactly into the eyes of the VO and said the acronym for were i work, I instantly realised there was a look of dissatifaction on his face so I immediatly went ahead and said the full name of the acronym. He kind of paused as I spoke and by the time i was done, i could see he was more interested in me).
VO: What degree are you going for?
ME: Bleep
VO: Why are you going with your son? (Honestly, at this point, I could feel the favour of God working. My baby is a girl NOT a boy, but I also have a son and I was looking for the right opportunity to pass the information to the VO so he would know I am leaving behind not just my husband but my son aswell. On the face of it, the VO thought my baby was a boy because of the way i wrapped her due to the rain).

ME: You mean my son (pointing behind me, as if my son was behind) or my daughter (pointing to my baby who i was carrying)?
VO: (Now realising I have a son) Who will take care of your son?
ME: I answered
VO: What are you gonna do to your baby while you studying?
ME: I answered (I had my corrrespondence with some daycares and i was ready to show him if he asked but he never asked)
VO: why are you going with just your baby and not with your son also.
ME: (I hugged my baby a little bit and told him how young and very dependent my baby still is).
VO: How old is your son?
ME: I answered
VO: How long have you been married?
ME: i answered
VO: Are you still married?
ME: (I smilled and then answered)
VO: how are gonna pay fo rthis?
ME: I have an assistantship and the rest will be taken care of by my husband
VO: What does your husband do?
ME: I answered (But not very fluently at this point. I was partly thinking what i was going to do if he says i should show my husband's statement. The money there wasn't even up to half of the dependent cost. I found a way to gain composure somewhere in between my lines).

VO: He kept typing and I was looking intently at him and saying to myself, ''you must grant me VISA''. It looked like forever but he kept typing. I smiled until my smile faded and i kept waiting for him to stop typing. Time stood still!
VO: (Finally what I was waiting for) I have approved your VISAs.
(He brought out the two white papers and began to run down all the pickup and port of entry lecture, I pretended i was listening but my ears were merely physically present).

ME: Thank you.


No single document was asked. Everything worked for my good including the rain! I cant thank God enough for how he answered my prayers .


If you are placing this transcript to give back to the thread , then do it well. I believe the thread helped you too. As for me, I think you're being very proud, selfish or ungrateful.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 4:38am On Jun 09
Pepperoni001:
*this is my proposed Transcript*

Your feedback are highly appreciated.

VO: Good Morning, Pass me your I-20 and SEVIS receipt.
ME: Good Morning, handed over the requested docs.

VO: Why are you going to US?
ME: I am going to US for my Graduate Study in Sustainable Energy.

VO: How Many Universities did you apply to?
ME: 4 Universities: Eastern Illinois University, North Eastern Illinois University, Murray State University and Georgia Southern University.

VO: How many accepted you and how many rejected you.
ME: Eastern Illinois University and Murray State University accepted me, NEIU rejected me and I am awaiting decision from GSU.

VO: Why did you Choose EIU.
ME: I met with an Alumni who gave me firsthand information about the Sustainable energy program and the faculty at large. The Renewable Energy Center in EIU is the largest university biomass in the country. The center will afford me the firsthand opportunity to learn how renewable energy is utilized to support the need of a campus or community. I exchanged series of email with the Director of Studies; Dr. Peter Liu who advised me to apply after vetting my credentials and supporting documents.
The ratio of Lecturer to Students, and the state of Art facilities where also the convincing factors.

VO: Any standardized test?
ME: GRE: 280 and TOEFL: 80?

V.O: What will the degree do for you?
Me: The program is a science-based and technology management focused, it will equip me, put me on the edge to accept the challenging mission of achieving renewable energy utilization and its sustainability in the food industry, which will reduce our over dependence on crude based source of fuel which will lower the prices of and demand for natural gas by increasing competition and diversifying our energy supplies.

VO: Who is paying the school bills?
ME: My dad is footing the bills.

VO: What does he do? Pass me his SOA
ME: He’s a lecturer of Law at University of Ibadan, hands her SOA

VO: I can see you married with Kids, why are you not going with them.
ME: My wife just got started work with XYZ bank and there’s a bond she signed with them that won’t allow her leave her duty post for two years.

VO: You can pick your visa in 3 days.
ME: Alright, have a great day.





Why did you choose EIU?

Avoid the temptation of saying the story of your life. You met who?
That waters down your point .

Compare that to ..' The renewable centre in EIU is...'
You're expected to have carried out indepth research on ALL the schools you applied to. Take out that ratio of this to that.. Virtually all schools have an impressive ratio . Go work on that point.

What will the degree do for you?
What benefit has the degree to your career plans?
That is exactly what it means!
Your response is very weak.
In what does he do.. You better respond so you can be put through the best way to present it.

If you're not going with funding, you MUST go with the motive of making a perfect impression and on time.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Gloryemo(f): 5:01am On Jun 09
"This thread was very helpful to me and I learnt a lot and so I want to give back" blah blah

But all you do is write your transcripts and leave out all the important information. If this was how this thread was when you were looking for information and help, would you have gotten?

This attitude of selfishness that we so much wallow in in this country is very bad honestly.

You have gotten what you want, the best you can do is help others, share information.

That you share or not share doesn't affect your own visa or funding and doesn't mean others won't get what they want too.

You won't be the first and definitely won't be the last to get admitted to a school, or to get funding or to get visa. Let's do better.

If you want to give back, do it thoroughly.

Don't be writing fairy tales here up and down.

Share useful information. Let others learn. Help others.

Nothing lasts forever. All the best to everyone going to embassy soon. We shall celebrate more wins!

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