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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Stevenssen(m): 1:33pm On Feb 12
Enireqx20:



I just read it too.. na wa o. What if you marry before you graduate and want to adjust status?
The restrictions are for people that graduate and immediately start studying for another degree. When you get your f1, as long as you are studying, you can remain in the US for as long as you like. But they want to change it ; so after a degree, you have to apply for a visa again if you want another degree.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Enireqx20(f): 2:45pm On Feb 12
Stevenssen:

The restrictions are for people that graduate and immediately start studying for another degree. When you get your f1, as long as you are studying, you can remain in the US for as long as you like. But they want to change it ; so after a degree, you have to apply for a visa again if you want another degree.

Thanks for your input, but I don't think you've answered my question yet
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by LagosismyHome(f): 3:14pm On Feb 12
Enireqx20:



I just read it too.. na wa o. What if you marry before you graduate and want to adjust status?

This rule or article doesnt address that topic...

The new guideline establishes a “maximum period of authorized stay" for students and requires students to gain new permission every time there is a transition in their plans

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Stevenssen(m): 3:40pm On Feb 12
Enireqx20:


Thanks for your input, but I don't think you've answered my question yet
That's a different thing altogether nah.
The rules won't affect it.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by electromagnito: 3:42pm On Feb 12
Chimaobieustace:
Good day Nairalanders. I've been following this thread as a ghost member in this forum for a while now, and I must commend the oldies that have kept supporting and encouraging other members. The gratitude we that receive these information, support and encouragement show isn't just what would come your ways. God's blessings would ever be abundant in your lives, Amen.

I'm going for my intereview very soon and I'll appreciate those of you that could help with a constructive criticism on my proposed transcripts.
I know that the choice of embassy location is not a guarantee for visa to be granted. But I'd also want to put everything into consideration and know which is more preferable, whether it's the one in Lagos or Abuja, because I'm lucky to be in a position where none would be tasking to apply to.
This is my proposed transcript.
Me: Good morning Sir/ma. How was your night?
V.O: Good morning. It was great, pass me your passport, i-20 and sevis payment receipt.
(...which I'd pass down).
V.O: Where in the U.S are you going?
Me: I'm going to East Coast Polytechnic Institute in Virginia to pursue a BSc degree in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Mechatronics Engineering.
V.O: Why this course?
Me: I just finished a BSc degree in Architecture which I started right after my high school. I'm passionate about a career path in mechanized and computerized architecture. You'd agree with me that there are not many mechanized and computerized architectural buildings and structures in Nigeria. So the knowledge I'd obtain in Mechatronics Engineering would help me stand out when I come back right after my study to practice in Nigeria.
(I know some of you would be of the opinion that me mentioning a second BSc is a red flag. But it answers the question of what I've been doing since my high school. And I also feel it helps me elaborate my goals and makes my coming back to Nigeria believable).
V.O: You have any supporting document of your claims of a previous BSc?
Me: Yes Of course (reaching out to get my Attestation document from my Faculty dean) My University is still processing my transcripts and statement of result, simply because I just graduated, but I made sure to bring an attestation from my school.
V.O: How many schools did you apply to?
Me: I applied to 3 schools
V.O: Name them
Me: ECPI University in the U.S, then Berlin Institute of technology and Freiburg University all located in Germany.
V.O: How many admitted you?
Me: The first I heard from was ECPI, I'm yet to hear from Freiburg University, and I haven't finalized my application with Berlin Institute of technology. So practically it's only ECPI University that admitted me.
V.O: How did you hear about ECPI?
Me: I had a discussion with my uncle about diversifying in my field and gaining advanced knowledge outside Nigeria mainly because of the fact that my course of choice is only available in very few schools in Nigeria. He highly recommended ECPI. Although I had already made a few choices from bachelorsportal.com I still made my research on ECPI and reached out to them, and I must say, their immediate responses were impressive.
V.O: Why did you choose ECPI?
Me: I was fascinated about the course description, available facilities and the University's approach towards mechatronics engineering. Although at some point I considered Greenville Tech because their objectives are almost similar to those of ECPI and it would save me cost of living because my uncle stays in South Carolina. But this is more than just a family reunion. ECPI is more fitting to what I want. The accelerated program of 2.5years, coupled with the University's high ranking in both The U.S Annual high ranked Engineering and IT programmes. And the nation's Top 40 safest campuses.
V.O: Your i-20 says you have a $4k Merit Scholarship. How did you earn it?
Me: I have a high school transcript CGPA of 3.42/4.0. ECPI awards a merit scholarship to a CGPA of 3.25 and above.
V.O: Who's paying the deficit?
Me: My Dad
V.O: What does he do?
Me: He's a surgeon. He specialized in family medicine and owns his own hospital. Prior to his retirement in October 2016, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Imo State Hospitals Management Board.
V.O: Can I see the bank statement?
Me: Yes of course(...I'd pass it over to him/her)
V.O: Have you ever travelled out of Nigeria?
Me: I've never had the need to, up until now.
V.O: Are you married?
Me: No
V.O: Do you have a child?
Me: No
best but why mech eng from architect... you will have to confuse the VO with all.you have..... what about your age.....

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by casid: 4:06pm On Feb 12
Don't you think the new ban on Nigeria affects the adjustment of status for F1 visas?

LagosismyHome:


This rule or article doesnt address that topic...

The new guideline establishes a “maximum period of authorized stay" for students and requires students to gain new permission every time there is a transition in their plans
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by NwanyiOkpa(f): 4:08pm On Feb 12
Enireqx20:



I just read it too.. na wa o. What if you marry before you graduate and want to adjust status?

Sharp Guy
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Enireqx20(f): 4:09pm On Feb 12
casid:

Don't you think the new ban on Nigeria affects the adjustment of status for F1 visas?


Do you think so? If yes, please state your reasons
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by casid: 4:15pm On Feb 12
There are lots of confusing articles explaining the limitation. Most however states that since the ban is focused on immigration, they fall under the category of changing status.

https://todaynewsafrica.com/visas-affected-by-trump-travel-ban-on-nigeria-eritrea-tanzania-sudan-myanmar-and-kyrgyzstan/

Enireqx20:


Do you think so? If yes, please state your reasons
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Vwendy: 4:43pm On Feb 12
md17:
Can I please email you to help with a format you sent?


please I need it too
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by iwriterng(m): 5:57pm On Feb 12
casid:
There are lots of confusing articles explaining the limitation. Most however states that since the ban is focused on immigration, they fall under the category of changing status.

https://todaynewsafrica.com/visas-affected-by-trump-travel-ban-on-nigeria-eritrea-tanzania-sudan-myanmar-and-kyrgyzstan/


If you're in America already, you do NOT need a visa. The ban is on Immigrant VISA. You only need VISa to enter the country, you dont need a visa to stay in the country.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Chimaobieustace: 5:57pm On Feb 12
electromagnito:
best but why mech eng from architect... you will have to confuse the VO with all.you have..... what about your age.....

I had already explained why I chose the course above.
I'm 22.
I just want to know the loop holes in the proposed transcript. Thank you
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Wretch32: 6:59pm On Feb 12
iwriterng:


If you're in America already, you do NOT need a visa. The ban is on Immigrant VISA. You only need VISa to enter the country, you dont need a visa to stay in the country.
True, however it remains unclear what the new rules mean for nigerians who wish to adjust status

This reasons amongst others is why I suggested people try Canada as an alternative as well since it's more friendly at this time
The current american administration is all out for us and we face a lot of uncertainties currently as any politically motivated policy change (very likely since we are in election season) could have adverse effects (politicians will do anything to garner votes from their supporters)

But lest I say more and get insulted again and misconstrued I will say no more from this point.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Stevenssen(m): 7:04pm On Feb 12
Wretch32:

True, however it remains unclear what the new rules mean for nigerians who wish to adjust status

This reasons amongst others is why I suggested people try Canada as an alternative as well since it's more friendly at this time
The current american administration is all out for us and we face a lot of uncertainties currently as any politically motivated policy change (very likely since we are in election season) could have adverse effects (politicians will do anything to garner votes from their supporters)

But lest I say more and get insulted again and misconstrued I will say no more from this point.
Canada itself isn't easy now. Have you read the Canada thread lately? I have been following that thread since January last year and still following it now.
We see like one visa approval per month there (and most of them are people with travel histories) compared to several per week we used to witness early last year, and CIC would normally hold your application for months before rejecting you.
I wouldn't suggest Canada as a good alternative at the moment.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by leckson58(m): 7:45pm On Feb 12
Thank you for your response. I'm thinking of the animal science course. In my school, we did the same courses for all Agric sciences students including my course (Agric extension and economics) and animal science plus agronomy students.

We split when we reached the final year. My question is, is it possible to get funding for animal science despite not graduating in the department but taking major animal science courses when doing undergraduate. I await your response please.
segunbolawole:
Firstly, make use of search engines, it will help you Alot, even as far as your Visa Interview. Then, most Agric Education I have come across don't require GRE, but for funding purpose, virtually every school needs GRE. Agric Education isn't a STEM course, but u can consider checking Applied Economics at Oregon State Uni (which is stem) and then Agric Economics, Animal Science or Community Development course, they give funding.

U can start by using this link https://www.collegetuitioncompare.com/search/?state=AR&degree=M&type=PUB&online=OFF&page=1
To search for schools of your interest.

Once again, going thru the process yourself is advised.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Wretch32: 9:29pm On Feb 12
You have missed the point if you think I am talking about getting a visa
What is your plan for wanting to move in the first place ?

Visa is just one part and the most unimportant for me if the purpose for beginning the journey is defeated or under threat what is the solution?
It's just an advice, prioritize what provides an easier path to achieve that which you desire
Especially if you're going to be paying huge fees without scholarships
Stevenssen:

Canada itself isn't easy now. Have you read the Canada thread lately? I have been following that thread since January last year and still following it now.
We see like one visa approval per month there (and most of them are people with travel histories) compared to several per week we used to witness early last year, and CIC would normally hold your application for months before rejecting you.
I wouldn't suggest Canada as a good alternative at the moment.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Stevenssen(m): 10:01pm On Feb 12
Wretch32:
You have missed the point if you think I am talking about getting a visa
What is your plan for wanting to move in the first place ?

Visa is just one part and the most unimportant for me if the purpose for beginning the journey is defeated or under threat what is the solution?
It's just an advice, prioritize what provides an easier path to achieve that which you desire
Especially if you're going to be paying huge fees without scholarships
I understand where you are coming from but you have to get the visa first.
The only thing I'm trying to correct is the fact that you keep mentioning Canada. Yes, it's so much easier to stay behind there after studies but again, you have to get the visa first.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dothraki: 11:04pm On Feb 12
I am thinking of applying for MIT deep learning bootcamp in USA, do i have any chances of getting VISA?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by NwanyiOkpa(f): 11:35pm On Feb 12
Dothraki:
I am thinking of applying for MIT deep learning bootcamp in USA, do i have any chances of getting VISA?

There is no chance if you don't get admitted.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by NwanyiOkpa(f): 11:38pm On Feb 12
Stevenssen:

I understand where you are coming from but you have to get the visa first.
The only thing I'm trying to correct is the fact that you keep mentioning Canada. Yes, it's so much easier to stay behind there after studies but again, you have to get the visa first.


People keep saying "Canada"

Out of about 20 that applied for student visa on that canadian thread, I cant count up to 3 that got approved.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dothraki: 11:38pm On Feb 12
NwanyiOkpa:


There is no chance if you don't get admitted.
there rate of admission is pretty high, and i can write some code so i am confident they will admit me

I am just wondering if l'll get a visa for 3 months
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by NwanyiOkpa(f): 11:42pm On Feb 12
Dothraki:
there rate of admission is pretty high, and i can write some code so i am confident they will admit me

I am just wondering if l'll get a visa for 3 months

Well, I have never read about the bootcamp before. Give it a shot!

If you get a visa, you will be happy. If you don't, you will be wise wink

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Paragontek: 12:20am On Feb 13
Please, someone should advise me on what to do.

I have been trying to apply for my visa, by filling my ds160. But I am having issues with the website. I have changed browsers, explorer, Mozilla, Chrome and even Edge... Yet, the application page keep giving me an error page after choosing my interview centre and clicking on the application button.
Later, making use of Edge browser, I was able to get to the first page of the application form, but when I clicked to go to the second page, I was getting error messages.

Please, how do I handle this? What could really be the cause?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by abike12(f): 2:17am On Feb 13
So Twoods has finally been exposed on here?! Anybody that has the picture of the orobo he married please email me I have a gift for you cheesy The greatest noisemakers in this America are the ones that did immigration marriage. Let him bring evidence of how he got his status and I'll bring mine out too. Until then you guys should ignore him. Empty barrel lasan lasan.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Wretch32: 2:48am On Feb 13
My advice is not for people currently in the United states, it's for people still pondering the next step.

Im not criticizing anyone or their decisions neither am I predicting the future, I'm talking of the present
There is an anti-immigrant populist movement that is so strong that the odds are not as easy anymore (not that it was ever easy but it's just that rules are changing anyhow and suddenly and mostly politically motivated so for people who haven't even come in you have no idea what its gonna be like at any time, so I only advice consider Canada because they are the ones saying bring your educated and your skilled and the ones willing to have an education so the path is clearer than a country where the message is quite the opposite)

I'm not writing off coming to america, afterall na here we dey na and we never run, however just right now at this time it's tough to adjust status legally (which isn't a crime, but populists are blaming immigrants for every bad vices. Crimes, taking american jobs, name it )
So to me it's very infuriating when you have to compete harder than citizens to get anything, so you begin to question your decision making if it was right or not
Amidst the danger that you know who can change anything at any point in time.
The truth is we cannot know the answer (if the decision was right or not) to that until the end considering that even coming to America itself is not easy (for those using transcripts of here and Canada who takes months to process yet we are comparing weekly approvals even though one gives every day and another every other 3 to 4 months, but lest I digress) coming to america isn't easy, going to canada isn't easy

But based of purely on adjustment of status
The laws of both countries differ in their support for or against it.
Whichever path you choose if successful, promises great rewards in the end


Choose wisely....(for all we know things could turn around here and Canada decides to shut up shop). Make an informed decision is all I'm clamoring for, I share what I share out of love
It's better to know what you're getting into and prepare than jumping head straight and learning what it takes when you're two feet in...
I'm only saying, look before you leap


Shalom

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Wretch32: 2:49am On Feb 13
It's always good to show respect to everyone, regardless of who they are, even in a faceless forum, anybody can be of help to you one day
abike12:
So Twoods has finally been exposed on here?! Anybody that has the picture of the orobo he married please email me I have a gift for you cheesy The greatest noisemakers in this America are the ones that did immigration marriage. Let him bring evidence of how he got his status and I'll bring mine out too. Until then you guys should ignore him. Empty barrel lasan lasan.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sirhamilton(m): 3:31am On Feb 13
iwriterng:


If you're in America already, you do NOT need a visa. The ban is on Immigrant VISA. You only need VISa to enter the country, you dont need a visa to stay in the country.


Violating the terms of a non immigrant visa makes you go out of status, so I think you need a visa to stay in a country legally. Unless you adjust your immigration status or leave the US as is stipulated by the terms of your visa... But What do I know?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by segunbolawole: 3:35am On Feb 13
There's even higher tendency of getting funded in Animal Science than Agric Eco., but regardless, I've come to understand that funding is competitive, so getting a good GRE score will do a lot of favour. Then search schools that do a lot of research in Animal Science. If you did enough Animal Science courses in ur first degree, at least 24 Credit Units in total, u most Def will be admitted.
leckson58:
Thank you for your response. I'm thinking of the animal science course. In my school, we did the same courses for all Agric sciences students including my course (Agric extension and economics) and animal science plus agronomy students.

We split when we reached the final year. My question is, is it possible to get funding for animal science despite not graduating in the department but taking major animal science courses when doing undergraduate. I await your response please.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by anfanio: 3:35am On Feb 13
Chimaobieustace:


I had already explained why I chose the course above.
I'm 22.
I just want to know the loop holes in the proposed transcript. Thank you

V.O: How many schools did you apply to?
Me: I applied to 3 schools
V.O: Name them
Me: ECPI University in the U.S, then Berlin Institute of technology and Freiburg University all located in Germany.
V.O: How many admitted you?
Me: The first I heard from was ECPI, I'm yet to hear from Freiburg University, and I haven't finalized my application with Berlin Institute of technology. So practically it's only ECPI University that admitted me.


You applied to 3 schools, 2 of which are in Germany, one incompleted application and the other no admission decision reached yet. How do you address that in front of the VO? (US Embassy).
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Stevenssen(m): 4:44am On Feb 13
NwanyiOkpa:



People keep saying "Canada"

Out of about 20 that applied for student visa on that canadian thread, I cant count up to 3 that got approved.

Exactly. If their visa was easier like early last year, it would have have been very recommendable.
Anyways, I think much more Nigerians apply to Canada these days than the USA and that's another reason why it's so difficult to get approval at the moment.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by hammed71(m): 6:39am On Feb 13
we go still enter this USA legally las las

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Chimaobieustace: 6:42am On Feb 13
anfanio:



You applied to 3 schools, 2 of which are in Germany, one incompleted application and the other no admission decision reached yet. How do you address that in front of the VO? (US Embassy).

If the V.O demands for more explanations on why I didn't complete my application for Berlin Institute of technology, I'd tell that I basically decided to go on with ECPI when I was admitted. That of me not getting an admission decision yet from Freiburg isn't really in my hands.

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