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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Time2win(m): 12:42pm On Jun 09, 2019
bracelum:


If that guy collect PhD in Economics from Cornell, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, UCLA or UCSD, no be small doors go open for am either from Naija or anywhere in the world.

Na just patience and good planning

Exactly. He should rethink and restrategize.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by ProYouWebsiteUK(f): 12:44pm On Jun 09, 2019
Chidon40:


I really appreciate your feedback. I will put your suggestion into consideration. May God bless you abundantly for your selfless efforts in this forum.

A very big AMEN. May God perfect everything that concerns him as he's always trying his best in his little way to perfect everything that concerns people in this forum with his priceless advices.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Chidon40: 12:47pm On Jun 09, 2019
bracelum:


If that guy collect PhD in Economics from Cornell, University of Michigan, UC Berkeley, UCLA or UCSD, no be small doors go open for am either from Naija or anywhere in the world.

Na just patience and good planning

Well Noted!

Thanks
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Mayflowa(m): 12:49pm On Jun 09, 2019
handoffire:


Waow, thanks boss; nawa oh people absconding from us to Canada is quite funny to me.

What if I just tell the CPB officer I have someone who lives in New York legally and I just want to use a few days with him before proceeding to Missouri? What do you think?

You are okay with JFK. It is hard to get to Missouri directly from Nigeria. Your closest stop would have been Chicago using British Airway which is probably cheaper than AIRMAROC. Juat say its easier and cheaper for you to stop in New York before taking domestic flight to Missouri.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 12:52pm On Jun 09, 2019
Brown2Green:



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.

At bolded, or a combination of all three
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 12:55pm On Jun 09, 2019
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 came across EIU on usnews.com and that prompted me to carry out research on the school. Everything I found fits both my academic and my career plans. During my research I also discovered that 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.

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

V.O: What will the degree do for you?
Me: it will provide me the skills and knowledge to be able to analyse current and future energy needs, and design and implement appropriate solutions, taking into account the social, environmental, technical, regulatory and commercial issues.

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 is a lecturer of Law at University of Ibadan, hands her SOA

VO: I can see you are 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?
remove that I came across it on usnews.
Speak with assurance and confidence.

Please go and do serious research about your school and how the program you are going for is uniquely offered.

What will this skill do for you?
It is looking better but is not perfect until you talk about how it reflects on your job directly. Stop being generic.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dumbiri99(f): 12:59pm On Jun 09, 2019
Happy sunday house. My interview is tomorrow, is it okay to wear my native wear to interview, the other cloth i brought got burnt this morning.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Time2win(m): 1:01pm On Jun 09, 2019
dumbiri99:
Happy sunday house. My interview is tomorrow, is it okay to wear my native wear to interview, the other cloth i brought got burnt this morning.


You can wear anything you are comfortable with. Just be presentable.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dumbiri99(f): 1:31pm On Jun 09, 2019
Time2win:



You can wear anything you are comfortable with. Just be presentable.
Alright.
I started a new job last month. I worked in my last company for 10 months. I hope this won't cause any issue cos thiis will be my 2nd interview?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by widdy: 1:31pm On Jun 09, 2019
My F1 interview is in few days

Admitted to study MBA and MS in Information Technology Management

I wrote to several schools but only applied to one and got admitted.

I got GRE waiver because of a Masters i took in ABU 10years ago.

I got 7.0 in IELTS. 1 attempt and not interested in rewriting.

I am a frequent traveler to US and hold a valid 2 years visa now.

Presently, i have a valid Canadian, UK (10 years) Visa,

I have travelled to over 10 countries(schengen, China, Dubai, Saudi) but visas expired.

No police record nor overstay my stay in any country.

Not married. No kids. In my 30’s.

I am sponsoring myself and have the total money stated on I-20(tuition, accommodation and feeding required in my account. No scholarship/assistantships. I have my bank statement.

I have a job and got study leave with pay.

My strong ties to Nigeria are my, family, houses, lands, shares and my job.

Also, i have a consulting company and have printed Certificate of Incorporation and bank statement.

I intend to be very brief with my answers to the consular.

1. Please, what questions do i expect and possible answers.

2. I intend to go with my previous passports(3), I-20, SEVIS, ds-160 confirmation, visa fee receipt, statement of account, payslip, study leave letter from work, school certificates. WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTS DO I GO WITH?

3. Suggestions are welcome.

Thank you.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 1:40pm On Jun 09, 2019
widdy:
My F1 interview is in few days

Admitted to study MBA and MS in Information Technology Management

I wrote to several schools but only applied to one and got admitted.

I got GRE waiver because of a Masters i took in ABU 10years ago.

I got 7.0 in IELTS. 1 attempt and not interested in rewriting.

I am a frequent traveler to US and hold a valid 2 years visa now.

Presently, i have a valid Canadian, UK (10 years) Visa,

I have travelled to over 10 countries(schengen, China, Dubai, Saudi) but visas expired.

No police record nor overstay my stay in any country.

Not married. No kids. In my 30’s.

I am sponsoring myself and have the total money stated on I-20(tuition, accommodation and feeding required in my account. No scholarship/assistantships. I have my bank statement.

I have a job and got study leave with pay.

My strong ties to Nigeria are my, family, houses, lands, shares and my job.

Also, i have a consulting company and have printed Certificate of Incorporation and bank statement.

I intend to be very brief with my answers to the consular.

1. Please, what questions do i expect and possible answers.

2. I intend to go with my previous passports(3), I-20, SEVIS, ds-160 confirmation, visa fee receipt, statement of account, payslip, study leave letter from work, school certificates. WHAT OTHER DOCUMENTS DO I GO WITH?

3. Suggestions are welcome.

Thank you.



Likely questions?

What will this course do for you?
Why are you going for a Masters now?
Why a second Masters degree?
Why this school?
What other schools did you apply to?
What would you be doing after your Masters..

I think with proper prep and drilling you'll do very well.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 1:47pm On Jun 09, 2019
dumbiri99:

Alright.
I started a new job last month. I worked in my last company for 10 months. I hope this won't cause any issue cos thiis will be my 2nd interview?

What has been done has been done and no response can change that.
What counts now is your confidence and presentation.
Stop creating negative thoughts about things you have no control of.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by widdy: 1:55pm On Jun 09, 2019
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by widdy: 2:00pm On Jun 09, 2019
Brown2Green:


Likely questions?

What will this course do for you?
Why are you going for a Masters now?
Why a second Masters degree?
Why this school?
What other schools did you apply to?
What would you be doing after your Masters..

I think with proper prep and drilling you'll do very well.


Why a second masters? The first masters didnt align with my professional career of the last 10years. Having started a consulting company, the knowledge deficit of technical, managerial and business was glaring and needs to be addressed for my career growth and to propel my consulting firm to a world class.

Why the Uni? The combination of MBa with Information Technology with a competency research laboratory, one of the two Universities that have such in America. Also, the cost is affordable as compared to the location of the other school.

Other schools: wrote to a few but applied to one and got admitted!

After graduation: The company i work for is co-sponsoring me and i have signed a bond to return to work for them upon graduation....letter to support the contract!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 2:38pm On Jun 09, 2019
widdy:



Why a second masters? The first masters didnt align with my professional career of the last 10years. Having started a consulting company, the knowledge deficit of technical, managerial and business was glaring and needs to be addressed for my career growth and to propel my consulting firm to a world class.

Why the Uni? The combination of MBa with Information Technology with a competency research laboratory, one of the two Universities that have such in America. Also, the cost is affordable as compared to the location of the other school.

Other schools: wrote to a few but applied to one and got admitted!

After graduation: The company i work for is co-sponsoring me and i have signed a bond to return to work for them upon graduation....letter to support the contract!

Nice response.

Why this University?
Your response is not complete. You must give reasons why the lab is the best . look for more points.
This question is very very important

You can PM me of you need personal drilling.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 4:19pm On Jun 09, 2019
Good day everyone, please I have a question.

I have my interview scheduled for July 15. However, my Sponsor's bank statement, which I submitted for my I-20 processing, is for a month period (April 15 to May 17).

Can I take this same statement, knowing it would be about 2 months old by then?
Must the bank statement be up to date as at the time of interview?

PS: The bank statement covers such a short period due to the consistent massive cash flow. That one month period alone spans 32 pages. So printing for more than a month would be tantamount to printing a textbook.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Delaztyx: 4:49pm On Jun 09, 2019
Hello everyone, please I need your opinion on my proposed transcript.
Deficit on I-20 form is $5k
Full Grad Assistanship with stipend
Personal funding $5.5k
Uncles SOA $41k


Me: Good morning 
VO: Good morning, pass me your i20, passport and Sevis reciept.
Me: pass them
VO: why are you going to the US?
Me: I'm going for my masters degree in community Health and preventative medicine at the Minnesota state university,Mankato.
VO: Did u apply to other schools?
Me: I applied to two others: Tuskegee Uni, Alabama, Ohio state Uni, Columbus.
VO: How did you learn about MNSU?
Me: I carried out a personal research about MNSU after I heard about the school at an Educational fair held in Lagos and their entry requirements matched my profile.
VO: what will this course do for you?
Me: A masters degree in comm health from a recognised institution like MNSU in the US will increase my chance of clinching a Head position in the public health department of my organisation in Nigeria.Also, having being equipped with an indept knowledge in public health and with recent epidemiological tools/methodology, I will be able to work with Govt health institutions and NGO'S in providing comprehensive Health care Services to reduce the health burden in endemic and endemic-prone e.g (IDPs) communities in Nigeria.
VO: why MNSU?
Me: Asides the fact that I have full Graduate assistanship with tuition waiver and Stipend,the comm health program of the MNSU has a comprehensive curriculum, and with a concentration in epidemiology which focuses on solving critical disease related challenges, analysis of trends in population health, design and implementation of studies, and interpretation of results for Health policy and program development.
VO: what's your study plan?
Me:It is a 34 credit course work, and will be taking courses in Epidemiology, Biostatistics Health care planning and Evaluation..etc and a minimum of 2.5/4.0 is required for my graduation.
VO: what are your plans after graduation?
Me: I plan to come back to Nigeria and use the knowledge and experience garnered in MNSU to advance in my health career and through my organisation contribute my quota in improving the health sector in Nigeria by working with the federal or state ministries of Health,UNICEF and other NGOs.
VO: Did u write any standardized tests?
ME: Yes, TOEFL
VO: Score
ME:84
VO:when did you graduate?
ME:2016
VO:what have you been doing?
ME:I did a one year compulsory internship @XYZ hospital and afterwards did my one year compulsory NYSC afterwards started working at xyz Hospital till present.
VO: Are u married?
ME: No, I am single.
VO: who is sponsoring you ?
ME: My uncle, and I also have my personal savings to cater for the deficit.
VO:What does he do?
Me: He is the CEO of XYZ plastic Industry.

Thank you.
It's a bit lengthy and I'll appreciate your opinions on ways to make it better.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Nehemiah77: 4:51pm On Jun 09, 2019
Brown2Green:


If the VO is not satisfied with the information provided, you'll be asked. It is better to be brief and know everything you filled than been elaborate without cognizance of what was filled.

Okay. Thank you
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dwilliams707: 4:54pm On Jun 09, 2019
Chai my people the earliest available date I can see for Lagos is July 24th,please is it possible I still get any date for June? As at yesterday I could see dates for June but I haven’t paid my visa fee till Monday

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Kendrix69(m): 4:59pm On Jun 09, 2019
[/b]This offer is only for Johnkay101. If you want admissions counseling from me, you'll have to pay and it is not cheap.
[b]

Lol, how not cheap is it? @bracelum

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Nobody: 5:02pm On Jun 09, 2019
Kendrix69:
[/b]This offer is only for Johnkay101. If you want admissions counseling from me, you'll have to pay and it is not cheap.
[b]

Lol, how not cheap is it? @bracelum

Not cheap at all. Quality service is expensive.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Drekales: 5:23pm On Jun 09, 2019
Brown2Green:


Nice response.

Why this University?
Your response is not complete. You must give reasons why the lab is the best . look for more points.
This question is very very important

You can PM me of you need personal drilling.


Please check your mail. Thanks

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 5:32pm On Jun 09, 2019
Delaztyx:
Hello everyone, please I need your opinion on my proposed transcript.
Deficit on I-20 form is $5k
Full Grad Assistanship with stipend
Personal funding $5.5k
Uncles SOA $41k


Me: Good morning 
VO: Good morning, pass me your i20, passport and Sevis reciept.
Me: pass them
VO: why are you going to the US?
Me: I'm going for my masters degree in community Health and preventative medicine at the Minnesota state university,Mankato.
VO: Did u apply to other schools?
Me: I applied to two others: Tuskegee Uni, Alabama, Ohio state Uni, Columbus.
VO: How did you learn about MNSU?
Me: I carried out a personal research about MNSU after I heard about the school at an Educational fair held in Lagos and their entry requirements matched my profile.
VO: what will this course do for you?
Me: A masters degree in comm health from a recognised institution like MNSU in the US will increase my chance of clinching a Head position in the public health department of my organisation in Nigeria.Also, having being equipped with an indept knowledge in public health and with recent epidemiological tools/methodology, I will be able to work with Govt health institutions and NGO'S in providing comprehensive Health care Services to reduce the health burden in endemic and endemic-prone e.g (IDPs) communities in Nigeria.
VO: why MNSU?
Me: Asides the fact that I have full Graduate assistanship with tuition waiver and Stipend,the comm health program of the MNSU has a comprehensive curriculum, and with a concentration in epidemiology which focuses on solving critical disease related challenges, analysis of trends in population health, design and implementation of studies, and interpretation of results for Health policy and program development.
VO: what's your study plan?
Me:It is a 34 credit course work, and will be taking courses in Epidemiology, Biostatistics Health care planning and Evaluation..etc and a minimum of 2.5/4.0 is required for my graduation.
VO: what are your plans after graduation?
Me: I plan to come back to Nigeria and use the knowledge and experience garnered in MNSU to advance in my health career and through my organisation contribute my quota in improving the health sector in Nigeria by working with the federal or state ministries of Health,UNICEF and other NGOs.
VO: Did u write any standardized tests?
ME: Yes, TOEFL
VO: Score
ME:84
VO:when did you graduate?
ME:2016
VO:what have you been doing?
ME:I did a one year compulsory internship @XYZ hospital and afterwards did my one year compulsory NYSC afterwards started working at xyz Hospital till present.
VO: Are u married?
ME: No, I am single.
VO: who is sponsoring you ?
ME: My uncle, and I also have my personal savings to cater for the deficit.
VO:What does he do?
Me: He is the CEO of XYZ plastic Industry.

Thank you.
It's a bit lengthy and I'll appreciate your opinions on ways to make it better.

If you cannot envisage the role you are likely to operate in after your Masters , then you shouldn't say you have a career plan. As much as possible, mention the role .

I think this is 3rd time I'm telling you this.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 5:32pm On Jun 09, 2019
Drekales:



Please check your mail. Thanks

Ok, I'll
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 5:45pm On Jun 09, 2019
Tohajan:
Good day everyone, please I have a question.

I have my interview scheduled for July 15. However, my Sponsor's bank statement, which I submitted for my I-20 processing, is for a month period (April 15 to May 17).

Can I take this same statement, knowing it would be about 2 months old by then?
Must the bank statement be up to date as at the time of interview?

PS: The bank statement covers such a short period due to the consistent massive cash flow. That one month period alone spans 32 pages. So printing for more than a month would be tantamount to printing a textbook.


Elders in the house @bracelum, @Brown2Green, @Lagosismyhome, et al... Kindly help answer this.

Thanks in advance.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dwilliams707: 6:00pm On Jun 09, 2019
dwilliams707:
Chai my people the earliest available date I can see for Lagos is July 24th,please is it possible I still get any date for June? As at yesterday I could see dates for June but I haven’t paid my visa fee till Monday

Please can someone answer this
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Delaztyx: 6:17pm On Jun 09, 2019
Okay...I have noted it down..Thanks
Brown2Green:


If you cannot envisage the role you are likely to operate in after your Masters , then you shouldn't say you have a career plan. As much as possible, mention the role .

I think this is 3rd time I'm telling you this.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by LagosismyHome(f): 6:26pm On Jun 09, 2019
Tohajan:
Good day everyone, please I have a question.

I have my interview scheduled for July 15. However, my Sponsor's bank statement, which I submitted for my I-20 processing, is for a month period (April 15 to May 17).

Can I take this same statement, knowing it would be about 2 months old by then?
Must the bank statement be up to date as at the time of interview?

PS: The bank statement covers such a short period due to the consistent massive cash flow. That one month period alone spans 32 pages. So printing for more than a month would be tantamount to printing a textbook.

I think any thing within 3 to 6 month range is fine so this ok

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Brown2Green(m): 6:40pm On Jun 09, 2019
Tohajan:
Good day everyone, please I have a question.

I have my interview scheduled for July 15. However, my Sponsor's bank statement, which I submitted for my I-20 processing, is for a month period (April 15 to May 17).

Can I take this same statement, knowing it would be about 2 months old by then?
Must the bank statement be up to date as at the time of interview?

PS: The bank statement covers such a short period due to the consistent massive cash flow. That one month period alone spans 32 pages. So printing for more than a month would be tantamount to printing a textbook.

You have a good cash flow which is very great.

But the VO wants to see the cash flow over a greater span than just a month.

Wants to be sure your sponsor is consistently having such cash flow not just a one month period of activity.

I think it shouldn't be less than 3 months.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 6:44pm On Jun 09, 2019
LagosismyHome:


I think any thing within 3 to 6 month range is fine so this ok

Alright. Thanks a great deal

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Nobody: 6:47pm On Jun 09, 2019
zeeLady:
My VISA was approved on June 6th, 2019 at Abuja Embassy.

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 .

I just hope this trend of hoarding vital information for other aspirants doesn't continue. If you run a Facebook search for "MS in US groups", you'd be surprised at the number of present and aspiring Indian students active on them. I personally learnt so much from there which helped in my preps for the GRE, TOEFL, SOP, and visa interview. We really need to see how these guys post their visa transcripts there.

Please guys it doesn't hurt to provide any vital info that could help others in their prep for this journey. Kudos to @LagosismyHome, @Brown2Green, @Bracelum, @Time2win, and other really helpful members here.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Tohajan: 6:47pm On Jun 09, 2019
Brown2Green:


You have a good cash flow which is very great.

But the VO wants to see the cash flow over a greater span than just a month.

Wants to be sure your sponsor is consistently having such cash flow not just a one month period of activity.

I think it shouldn't be less than 3 months.



I will have to go with a 'textbook' SOA nìyẹn o.

Alright. Thanks a lot. I really appreciate.

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