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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by justwise(m): 5:23pm On Oct 17
Admitwithschola:


Oga Justwise - you're doing a great job, for years, and I don't want to start debating you.

Please let’s leave it at that , if you want to help prospective students openly here for all to benefit then good but anything that has to do with outside link will be treated as an ad.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by SoteriaMo: 5:30pm On Oct 17
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fairheart:


I replied in less than 2 hours because you e-mailed me when I was a little free and my computer email app notify me of every incoming message. The whole October is somewhat loosed for me, unlike September. If it is time I have studies or intensive work to do, I might ignore you for 2 months! smiley Again, if you send message to someone and they did not reply, I want you to know it's not always because they are selfish or they don't care; some people are lazy at responding to their emails; some people are not checking their messages; some people registered nairaland with old email address they no longer check or add to their mobile e-mail app.
I am going to tell you; without understanding, your adulthood is not complete. Always try to see things from others' perspective. Have understanding. This is not the same as being knowledgeable or intelligent.

You're becoming too assertive in your demand for selflessness from others. I want to assume you're a selfless person yourself, because only an unselfish person have the moral ground to demand selflessness from others. To that, I will patiently wait for the time you'll get your visa and travel. I hope you will always come here to help undergraduate students like yourself.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Teeham1234: 6:22pm On Oct 17
Hi guys, Can I use a DS 160 form that I filled for Denied Visa to schedule another Visa interview or I would have to fill another form. Thanks
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by juniorsworld(m): 7:00pm On Oct 17
morgang:


I suggest you book an Uber that will navigate the blocked terrains. Mind you, don’t go to DHL office at Isolo. There was a generic mail sent to to me and upon arrival at Isolo, they didn’t have any of our passports. Go to VI DHL office (Muri Okunola) which I believe it’s not blocked by protesters.

Thanks. Muri is where I do my pick ups.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Teeham1234: 7:11pm On Oct 17
Thanks for this. Please the deficit you mention. In case someone has a partial scholarship like 50k out 60k Tuition fees, can we say the remaining tuition fees 10k is the deficit? Or does it include the Expensive fees like Housing, Foods etc indicated in the I-20? Thanks

fairheart:
INTERVIEW DOCUMENT CHECKLIST
Make sure you have all the basic and required documents with you.
1, SEVIS fee confirmation receipt.
2, GTB visa fee receipt.
3, I-20 (signed).
4, Appointment Confirmation. or the email you received for appointment.
5, DS160 confirmation showing your passport photograph as uploaded.
6, 2 passport photograph of the same you uploaded online on your DS160.
7, Scholarship letter or funding appointment letter (if there’s any). Make sure your scholarship or assistantship offer is stated on your i-20.
8, Sponsor official bank statement, stamped and signed, showing more than total cost of attendance or deficit--in Naira. Or TBillz or Fix deposit docs.
9, N43, 000 reciprocity fee.
10, Carry your confidence in your head as you carry your documents in your hand.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by solihp(f): 7:12pm On Oct 17
Teeham1234:
Hi guys, Can I use a DS 160 form that I filled for Denied Visa to schedule another Visa interview or I would have to fill another form. Thanks

No, fill another one

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by solihp(f): 7:16pm On Oct 17
Teeham1234:
Thanks for this. Please the deficit you mention. In case someone has a partial scholarship like 50k out 60k Tuition fees, can we say the remaining tuition fees 10k is the deficit? Or does it include the Expensive fees like Housing, Foods etc indicated in the I-20? Thanks


Deficit is the total cost of attendance minus the scholarship, so it includes what you mentioned above as indicated on the i20

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Teeham1234: 7:16pm On Oct 17
Ooh Thanks. But I have already scheduled an interview without filling another one due to scarcity of interview date. What can I do now? Can I fill another one and update my DS-160 confirmation number in the application portal (CGI)?

solihp:


No, fill another one
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Teeham1234: 7:17pm On Oct 17
Ok thanks
solihp:


Deficit is the total cost of attendance minus the scholarship, so it includes what you mentioned above as indicated on the i20
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by solihp(f): 8:44pm On Oct 17
Teeham1234:
Ooh Thanks. But I have already scheduled an interview without filling another one due to scarcity of interview date. What can I do now? Can I fill another one and update my DS-160 confirmation number in the application portal (CGI)?

Yes

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BleedTears: 9:04pm On Oct 17
To All The People Answering Questions And Giving Guidelines, I Greet You All.

Please I want to go study filming/ Videography in USA and I need your guidance on which way will be easier for me as I will be sponsoring myself.
I am a HND holder in computer science with lower credit 2.58/4 though am ready to start all over if need be.

Also if I am to start over and need to evaluate my transcript, do I need to evaluate my HND (as an added advantage) or I should just evaluate only my NECO?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Zoeyp: 9:15pm On Oct 17
Good evening all. Please I want suggestions on how to present my case to the VO when I am asked after my children. I have 3 kids: 6,4 and 2 years old. I plan to go alone for now, settle down, plan myself and get them to be with me. Maybe not all of them but at least the last one. I am asking because I think my case is a bit different from the other woman because from her answer, she doesn't intend to take any of them with her. Also, I and my 2 kids been rejected a b1/b2 visa 4 years ago because of not proving my family ties in my home country .
I forgot to add that I am going for a PhD with full funding
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by UmmZayd: 3:26am On Oct 18
Hi you have to keep checking. There are dates for F2 too
KushCollectible:
Hi guys,

Please has anyone heard anything bout F2 visa appointments?

I haven't been able to secure an interview.

Or is it only F1 that can get appointments for now?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by zeeLady: 4:24am On Oct 18
Your rejection of a B1/B2 does have a bearing on your F1, from what you have stated. I was rejected a B1/B2 one year before i was given an F1 Visa. But why dont you go with your 2 years old? Prepare for questions surrounding funding for your dependent and what you intend to do to her while you go to school. prepare for questions surrounding how you plan to keep the ones you are leaving behind. Its not easy coming here with a baby, but it wil help you psychologically. I came with my last born and left my 4 year old with my husband. Also know that them getting a visa will not be automatic, but since you have full funding for PhD, your chances of bringing them over seem higher.




Zoeyp:
Good evening all. Please I want suggestions on how to present my case to the VO when I am asked after my children. I have 3 kids: 6,4 and 2 years old. I plan to go alone for now, settle down, plan myself and get them to be with me. Maybe not all of them but at least the last one. I am asking because I think my case is a bit different from the other woman because from her answer, she doesn't intend to take any of them with her. Also, I and my 2 kids been rejected a b1/b2 visa 4 years ago because of not proving my family ties in my home country .
I forgot to add that I am going for a PhD with full funding
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by henduby: 6:04am On Oct 18
In my opinion, it is better she leaves them behind for now as a PhD program is very stressful. I believe she stands a better chance too because she has her husband and someone else to take care of her children which provides the requested family ties. By the way, who will take care of the baby when she goes to school daily over there?. Bringing another person will also require further cost which is not covered in her program funding.
zeeLady:
Your rejection of a B1/B2 does have a bearing on your F1, from what you have stated. I was rejected a B1/B2 one year before i was given an F1 Visa. But why dont you go with your 2 years old? Prepare for questions surrounding funding for your dependent and what you intend to do to her while you go to school. prepare for questions surrounding how you plan to keep the ones you are leaving behind. Its not easy coming here with a baby, but it wil help you psychologically. I came with my last born and left my 4 year old with my husband. Also know that them getting a visa will not be automatic, but since you have full funding for PhD, your chances of bringing them over seem higher.




Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Gent009: 6:55am On Oct 18
BleedTears:
To All The People Answering Questions And Giving Guidelines, I Greet You All.

Please I want to go study filming/ Videography in USA and I need your guidance on which way will be easier for me as I will be sponsoring myself.
I am a HND holder in computer science with lower credit 2.58/4 though am ready to start all over if need be.

Also if I am to start over and need to evaluate my transcript, do I need to evaluate my HND (as an added advantage) or I should just evaluate only my NECO?

If you plan to come back to Nigeria and use ur knowledge great. If u wish to stay back in the US think about another major.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by akpeluikennavic: 7:36am On Oct 18
Good morning house. Please I just applied for MPH- community health in MTSU. fall 2021 . I want to know if there is any waiver for GRE and other exams.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BleedTears: 8:30am On Oct 18
Gent009:


If you plan to come back to Nigeria and use ur knowledge great. If u wish to stay back in the US think about another major.

Thanks I plan on coming back though might not be immediately after school.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Opaofafrica: 8:46am On Oct 18
Pls how many months STATEMENT of Account do I need to take to the Visa interview .
Is a month okay ?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Hollyholy: 9:06am On Oct 18
Opaofafrica:
Pls how many months STATEMENT of Account do I need to take to the Visa interview .
Is a month okay ?

Nope 4 - 6months
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by opexy89: 9:34am On Oct 18
Pls how much is sevis fee in naira presently and someone help send the link to apply
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Lifeisforliving: 10:18am On Oct 18
akpeluikennavic:
Good morning house. Please I just applied for MPH- community health in MTSU. fall 2021 . I want to know if there is any waiver for GRE and other exams.


Wrong place to ask this question, check the school website
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Therealbrizzy(m): 12:37pm On Oct 18
Hi guys, I’m new here and I’ve been following this thread for a couple of weeks. Thanks to everyone who posted their transcripts, answered questions to help and guide others. God bless you guys.

Please I’ve two questions,

1- I would like to ask if applicants passports and bank statement are being withheld after visa approval.

2- Is it advisable to use myself as my sponsor? As I I’ve a better statement with good cash inflow and outflow than that of my father whom I thought I would use as my sponsor.

Thanks in advance.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Zoeyp: 12:37pm On Oct 18
henduby:
In my opinion, it is better she leaves them behind for now as a PhD program is very stressful. I believe she stands a better chance too because she has her husband and someone else to take care of her children which provides the requested family ties. By the way, who will take care of the baby when she goes to school daily over there?. Bringing another person will also require further cost which is not covered in her program funding.
Thank you all for your response. I have noted some points from your suggestions. I think it may be late to take any of them because my interview is just at the corner. God being my helper I will explain my intentions of travelling and taking the last later. I greatly appreciate your inputs.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Matluck: 1:44pm On Oct 18
I had the interview on the 16th October, 2020.


I booked a room at a hotel about 2.7km from the consulate. I also was fortunate to meet a driver who agreed to drive me to the consulate at 5am sharp...amd he kept his word... I almost felt goosebumps when he called me 4:59am.
Anyways, I arrived few minutes afterwards with some 5 interviewees waiting. We weren't attended to until few minutes past 6am.

Heads-up... please get all your documents and reciprocity fee ready. Some who came quite early had to fall out of the line to get their stuffs set... And trust the "boys" waiting to overbill you for your unpreparedness.
Shortly, we were ushered in and checked thoroughly and I began to fall back from my 2nd position in line to abt 5th (apparently, a razor was detected in my wallet which I had no premonition about)
Well, I entered sha...verifications and all. My ds160 was for Abuja and upon knowing, I was asked to wait so it can be retrieved to lagos' database. At this time, I was no 17th.
Gladly the consular official (I think he's the infamous Chinese) was just issuing visa o... Abt 14 plus... Only 1 got a yellow slip. I guess he took a break and another dude took over. And fast forward to me... Here it went thus..

Me: good morning
VO: yea, morning, your documents please
Me: hands over

VO: why are you going to US?
Me: I'm going to pursue a Masters degree in Engineering with concentration in petr....

VO: Why this school?
Me: well, besides the fact that it's among the top 10, the....

VO: I know, but why this particular one and not the other 9?
Me: OK, the works of prof... Quite aligns with mine interest and...

VO: so, who's sponsoring you?
Me: I was offered a research assistantship position which caters for the tuition and comes with stipends for my living expenses..

VO: are you married
Me: no

VO: do you have children
Me: no

... VO muted the microphone and started speaking with his colleague saying somethings like.. Yeah he's genuine and all and he's into a research program blah blah... Las Las...
VO : I intend to issue you a visa, go pay at counter 22 ensure your i-20 is with you blah blah...

Me: thank you.. God bless.

I'm profoundly grateful to my friend Prosper for the mockup interviews.. I don't know how to thank my God enough really.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by henduby: 1:46pm On Oct 18
Urgent!!!
Please, For those that got visa approval, how long did it take to get your stamped passport from the embassy?

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Matluck: 1:47pm On Oct 18
Please if you're not in Lagos and you're scheduled to be interviewed this week... Please travel at least a day or two before your interview if you'll be using the road... The congestion is beyond terrible.

I wish you God's best always.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Aderin0la: 2:28pm On Oct 18
Congratsss


Matluck:
I had the interview on the 16th October, 2020.


I booked a room at a hotel about 2.7km from the consulate. I also was fortunate to meet a driver who agreed to drive me to the consulate at 5am sharp...amd he kept his word... I almost felt goosebumps when he called me 4:59am.
Anyways, I arrived few minutes afterwards with some 5 interviewees waiting. We weren't attended to until few minutes past 6am.

Heads-up... please get all your documents and reciprocity fee ready. Some who came quite early had to fall out of the line to get their stuffs set... And trust the "boys" waiting to overbill you for your unpreparedness.
Shortly, we were ushered in and checked thoroughly and I began to fall back from my 2nd position in line to abt 5th (apparently, a razor was detected in my wallet which I had no premonition about)
Well, I entered sha...verifications and all. My ds160 was for Abuja and upon knowing, I was asked to wait so it can be retrieved to lagos' database. At this time, I was no 17th.
Gladly the consular official (I think he's the infamous Chinese) was just issuing visa o... Abt 14 plus... Only 1 got a yellow slip. I guess he took a break and another dude took over. And fast forward to me... Here it went thus..

Me: good morning
VO: yea, morning, your documents please
Me: hands over

VO: why are you going to US?
Me: I'm going to pursue a Masters degree in Engineering with concentration in petr....

VO: Why this school?
Me: well, besides the fact that it's among the top 10, the....

VO: I know, but why this particular one and not the other 9?
Me: OK, the works of prof... Quite aligns with mine interest and...

VO: so, who's sponsoring you?
Me: I was offered a research assistantship position which caters for the tuition and comes with stipends for my living expenses..

VO: are you married
Me: no

VO: do you have children
Me: no

... VO muted the microphone and started speaking with his colleague saying somethings like.. Yeah he's genuine and all and he's into a research program blah blah... Las Las...
VO : I intend to issue you a visa, go pay at counter 22 ensure your i-20 is with you blah blah...

Me: thank you.. God bless.

I'm profoundly grateful to my friend Prosper for the mockup interviews.. I don't know how to thank my God enough really.

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