Welcome, Guest: Join Nairaland / LOGIN! / Trending / Recent / New
Stats: 2,570,435 members, 5,949,082 topics. Date: Thursday, 29 October 2020 at 05:51 AM

General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 - Travel (606) - Nairaland

Nairaland Forum / Nairaland / General / Travel / General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 (695844 Views)

Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 15 / General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 14 / General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 (2) (3) (4)

(1) (2) (3) ... (603) (604) (605) (606) (607) (608) (609) ... (624) (Reply) (Go Down)

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by HisEminence(m): 2:54pm On Oct 18
Good afternoon y'all, initially I filled DS 160 and I put Lagos as my interview venue, but when I didnt see date in Lagos, i chose Abuja, now can i fill another DS 160? If I do, how will I be able to change my application number on my visa confirmation page?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by akanni4: 3:35pm On Oct 18
Hi,

Please, how do I access ds 160? It seems it's not fillable when I tried. Thank you.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Neeta02(f): 4:09pm On Oct 18
Congratulations!
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.

1 Like

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Johnadu: 4:26pm On Oct 18
Please I need help urgently. I have an interview this week, but I couldn't pay Sevis fee up till now. A friend in USA could not pay with cards.
I will appreciate any assistance to get it paid.
Kindly provide information about how you paid yours or anybody's contact that can help out. Thanks
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Hollyholy: 4:29pm On Oct 18
HisEminence:
Good afternoon y'all, initially I filled DS 160 and I put Lagos as my interview venue, but when I didnt see date in Lagos, i chose Abuja, now can i fill another DS 160? If I do, how will I be able to change my application number on my visa confirmation page?

Why dont you just send an email to Lagos for an emergency appointment.?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by edox15: 4:32pm On Oct 18
Hello House,
I need help about the DS-160 form.
I'll be using a sponsor statement as proof of funds but I chose "SELF" from the options in this screenshot.
Do I need to refill my DS-160 form or the field means who's paying for my flight as against for the program.

@fairheart
@Lagosismyhome

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by LagosismyHome(f): 4:43pm On Oct 18
Johnadu:
Please I need help urgently. I have an interview this week, but I couldn't pay Sevis fee up till now. A friend in USA could not pay with cards.
I will appreciate any assistance to get it paid.
Kindly provide information about how you paid yours or anybody's contact that can help out. Thanks

Reach out to Walspring .... search for the name and send a pm
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by LagosismyHome(f): 4:44pm On Oct 18
edox15:
Hello House,
I need help about the DS-160 form.
I'll be using a sponsor statement as proof of funds but I chose "SELF" from the options in this screenshot.
Do I need to refill my DS-160 form or the field means who's paying for my flight as against for the program.

@fairheart
@Lagosismyhome

Why you not consistent.... if you are going with sponsor statement then why pick self

2 Likes

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Johnadu: 4:44pm On Oct 18
LagosismyHome:


Reach out to Walspring .... search for the name and send a pm

Thanks

1 Like 1 Share

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Jsmyth(m): 5:17pm On Oct 18
Hello awesome people, help a brother in dilemma.

So, I have an admission in Agricultural Technology from Brigham Young University for an undergraduate program. I intend to use a statement from my Italian in-law who is willing to sponsor me. I'm 24. What are my chances of getting a visa? Or would I be on a wild goose chase?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Buklaws: 5:47pm On Oct 18
Hi House,


I am planning to study Msc. Computer Science or Software Engineering.

I am I search of good schools that offer full funding.

Kindly assist with information.

Thanks
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by edox15: 5:47pm On Oct 18
LagosismyHome:


Why you not consistent.... if you are going with sponsor statement then why pick self
I thought that the field was for "who's paying for the flight" ?

1 Like

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Chibzee2: 6:34pm On Oct 18
Hey guys a few questions,
The statement of the account I want to use despite having the required amount has very few transactions over the past year due to the fact that it was to be used for the sole purpose of studies and I should have left since August. So I just have a page and a half for a 7 month statement.
Is it good or do I go ahead to print statement for 2 years to increase the volume?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Sammiel: 7:44pm On Oct 18
.....
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BrTune: 9:35pm On Oct 18
Mine was one page and no withdrawal had been made in over a year.
You should be fine with a 6 month statement
Chibzee2:
Hey guys a few questions,
The statement of the account I want to use despite having the required amount has very few transactions over the past year due to the fact that it was to be used for the sole purpose of studies and I should have left since August. So I just have a page and a half for a 7 month statement.
Is it good or do I go ahead to print statement for 2 years to increase the volume?

1 Like

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Chibzee2: 9:52pm On Oct 18
BrTune:
Mine was one page and no withdrawal had been made in over a year.
You should be fine with a 6 month statement

Okay, thanks man
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by ZionSpecie(m): 10:04pm On Oct 18
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.
Congratulations bro...

1 Like

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by jhidey08(m): 10:38pm On Oct 18
BrTune:
Mine was one page and no withdrawal had been made in over a year.
You should be fine with a 6 month statement
Please do you have any idea if they accept e-copy of the statement when requesting for the I20 and when going to the embassy?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dileni: 11:52pm On Oct 18
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.


Congrats, best wishes as you proceed
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by opexy89: 1:52am On Oct 19
opexy89:
Pls how much is sevis fee in naira presently and someone help send the link to apply

I will appreciate your answers pls
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by meritdee(m): 3:51am On Oct 19
opexy89:


I will appreciate your answers pls

The SEVIS fee amount ($350 for F1) can be found here --> https://www.ice.gov/sevis/i901/faq

Naira conversion depends on rate.

Here's the link for your I-20 validation and status check --> https://www.fmjfee.com/i901fee/index.html

Contact @walspring if you need additional help.

2 Likes 1 Share

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Lightp: 4:46am On Oct 19
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.

Congratulations
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dgreatestt: 8:16am On Oct 19
BrTune:
Mine was one page and no withdrawal had been made in over a year.
You should be fine with a 6 month statement

Hi, this SOA you talked about, is it your personal SOA (self funding) or that of your sponsor?

Also, was your deficit below 6k or above? Did the vo asked to check your SOA? Lastly, is your interview recent?

I'm having similar situation with my SOA. Just three pages and no withdrawal.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BrTune: 8:54am On Oct 19
It was a sponsors soa, I had no deficit, yea, but didnt really scrutinize
Dgreatestt:


Hi, this SOA you talked about, is it your personal SOA (self funding) or that of your sponsor?

Also, was your deficit below 6k or above? Did the vo asked to check your SOA? Lastly, is your interview recent?

I'm having similar situation with my SOA. Just three pages and no withdrawal.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Corney: 9:11am On Oct 19
Please I need your help please I have sent you a DM

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 photographph 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 assistantshop 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.

1 Like

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Chibzee2: 10:18am On Oct 19
BrTune:
It was a sponsors soa, I had no deficit, yea, but didnt really scrutinize

so it might mean a different thing when I have no funding whatsoever and I have to pay for everything and my SOA is just A page and a half with the whole money ofcourse,
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by lucyAA: 10:22am On Oct 19
[quote author=samibk post=95008075][/quote]
Kindly share your transcript so we can also learn
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by sonofakin: 11:01am On Oct 19
Truth is that if you have no funding at all, and you are funding yourself, and then with the nature of your account, you have to be able to explain how you got the money and how you plan to fund your second year
Chibzee2:


so it might mean a different thing when I have no funding whatsoever and I have to pay for everything and my SOA is just A page and a half with the whole money ofcourse,
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by missuzoma: 11:50am On Oct 19
Good day everyone! Please, are the embassy people or anyone for that matter still checking the online-in person class stuff? Are schools reflecting that on new i-20s being issued for Spring? Thanks my people and I wish everyone luck
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by geofortress: 11:54am On Oct 19
Visa approved today October 19th 2020.

I was scheduled for 6am. Got their 5:30 am. We didn't start until around 6:30. Everyone that cane for 7 and 8 am was attended to together.. We joined the queue together.

Here is how it went

VO: good morning, pass me your documents.
Me: good morning and I passed it.
VO: where are you heading?
Me: I am a student of GSU and im studying Geosciences at MSC level.
VO: Whao! You are a student already? When did you start your program
Me: Yes. I have started in fall August 24 2020.
VO: type for some seconds and said do you have the evidence of enrollment.
Me: yes. I passed my certificate of enrollment and school fees payment receipt.
VO: He types again and ask you got a scholarship?.
Me: Yes. I got a tuition waiver and GA with stipend.
VO: Who is sponsoring your other expenses and what does he do?
ME: My Uncle. He is into real estate and has two filling station. VO cuts in..your father side or mother side. I said my mother side.
VO: OK. Where did you do your undergraduate?
Me: University of Lagos, University of first choice and the Nations pride.
VO: Ohh.. Lagos.
Me: Yes.
VO: Are you married, do you have children
Me: NO I'm not married and don't have any kid.
VO: This is your i20, take it along when you are traveling, Our system is down for now. Come back later maybe tomorrow to pay your recipository fee.
Me: The state way. ����✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️✈️


The white man that interviewed me denied first two people and I was number on number 9. He approved from number 3 to number 10. That I knew. I can't say about those that are after us.

2 undergraduates were approved. The remaining 4 was MSC including myself and 1 phd. 3 of us have started our program already while just two hasn't begin theirs.

Alhamdulilah.To God be the glory. I wish everyone success. When you are going, plan to be there a day to your interview. Maybe an hotel. The road blockage is mad.. I fly bike tore and very expensive while coming back.
Moti gbera tan o..

24 Likes 1 Share

(1) (2) (3) ... (603) (604) (605) (606) (607) (608) (609) ... (624) (Reply)

Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 12 / General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 / Travelling To Canada Part 11

Viewing this topic: PlentyDon, freshStarz, TrojanSnail, Nida2019 and 4 guest(s)

(Go Up)

Sections: politics (1) business autos (1) jobs (1) career education (1) romance computers phones travel sports fashion health
religion celebs tv-movies music-radio literature webmasters programming techmarket

Links: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8) (9) (10)

Nairaland - Copyright © 2005 - 2020 Oluwaseun Osewa. All rights reserved. See How To Advertise. 173
Disclaimer: Every Nairaland member is solely responsible for anything that he/she posts or uploads on Nairaland.