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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Etherealbeing: 7:28pm On Nov 21
nonfav:
Hi all,
I hope this helps someone. Goodluck to those still trying to get their visa approved.
Visa approved 13/11/20
VO: Pass me your I20
VO: xxxx University, right?
Me: Yes
VO: Biology PhD, right?
Me: Yes
VO: Why xxxx University?
Me: A key factor in my decision to pursue a PhD in this university is the overlap between my research interest and that of professors in the department like Prof. Bleep and Prof. xxxxx. In addition to that, the fact the the admission came with full funding made it an easy decision
VO: Are you married
Me: No
VO: Do you have a winter jacket?
Me: I’ll get one if you approve my visa
VO: I’ll be approving your visa, go and pay your reciprocity fee over there.

In other news. Has anyone used Royal Air maroc? I'm considering them.

Hello, please have you gotten any information about Royal Air Maroc cos I booked a flight already?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by eetzdave(m): 7:31pm On Nov 21
I’ve said this before and I’d say it again, i always look forward to fairheart messages..there’s something about him that uplifts the soul..i hope, i get to have a drink with him someday

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dikewilliams: 7:36pm On Nov 21
Fairheart send me ur number
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BGodsonMay: 7:42pm On Nov 21
The name is written then followed by the company's name
dipdat123:
. There’s no place on your corporate account where the personal name of the corporate account holder is written. You only have the corporate account name written on the soa for example xxxxx nig ltd
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Mosminic(m): 8:04pm On Nov 21
Etherealbeing:


Hello, please have you gotten any information about Royal Air Maroc cos I booked a flight already?
I think you should contact them (2 AKIN ADESOLA STREET, VICTORIA ISLAND TEL: +2341904380). Got this from twitter though. Because they aren't among the airlines approved to resume International flights

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Baphil(m): 8:15pm On Nov 21
I have checked Abuja, still no date to schefule appointment. I thought Us Embassies are open in Nigeria.

Chonco:

Lagos?
If yes, just keep checking or you check Abj
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by donmattalayo: 8:31pm On Nov 21
Slimmy2005, how far?

Is the embassy in Nigeria open or it's still closed against your kiddos?

Congratulations to all those who got approved, against all bad vibes. ✌️

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Cocao(f): 8:46pm On Nov 21
donmattalayo:
Slimmy2005, how far?

Is the embassy in Nigeria open or it's still closed against your kiddos?

Congratulations to all those who got approved, against all bad vibes. ✌️

Looool... I don even forget that guy sef

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by morgang(m): 8:57pm On Nov 21
Dikewilliams:
Fairheart send me ur number

You can as well, ask nicely..

smiley smiley

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Ifesinachi22(m): 9:10pm On Nov 21
What were you wearing please?

A guy on suit was denied yesterday.

In your opinion what do you think a guy should wear to look like a student
Marchenry:
APPROVED ✅

PROFILE

School: BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
Program: EMDD
Scholarship: GAShip worth $32,000
Deficit: $5047
GRE: Nil
TOEFL: Nil
Bsc: International relations
Undergraduate Gpa: 3.70/4.0
Lagos consulate, Nov 6th 2020

Where do I even start?

So a friend of mine introduced me to this thread last year Nov, and since then I have been a silent reader, started reading from scratch to date.

One thing it did for me was I knew what to do next and how to go about my admission process, Was mind blowing for me, sometimes I just wish I knew about this thread back in 2015, I for don be citizen by now �

Was admitted for Fall 2020 with the same offer then corona happened, almost moved the admission to Fall 2021 cause the funding will not hold with my department for Spring 2021 but after series of emails with my CA, she advised to move it to Spring 2021 and offered to help me get another GAship.

A few weeks later Boom � she secured another position for me, she was particular about working with me (GRACE)

Then I knew it was up to me now to get my VISA and JAPA �

Next phase was to contact Fairheart, helped me cross-check everything to make sure there were no mistakes. made all the necessary payments, secured an emergency appointment, but it was canceled due to the unrest during the Endsars protest. So they reschedule me for Nov 6th.

My final mock with Fairheart the best, I remember screaming to the top my voice after the mock � only thing I had at the back of my mind was to go and get my visa, I forgot the call was still on, dude heard me screaming like a mad man �

That night was slow as f<ck, sleep no gree come, I just lay down dey think, to get an hour sleep was a struggle tbvh.

Woke up around 4:50, my alarm was for 5:00, the interview was for 7:00

After getting ready, my mum first showered some anointing on me and told me to go get my visa.

Got to the embassy at 6:50, they were still attending to those for 6:00 so I joined the line for those for 7:00, fast forward to my interview. They were 3 VO present that morning, one was very friendly and doesn't waste time with people and have been dishing approvals ear and there �
In my mind, I was praying to be interviewed by him. lucky for me, I got him.

ME: Good morning
VO: Morning

VO: What a long morning it has been.
ME: Yes it has been (smiles)

VO: Pass me your documents.
ME: there you go.

VO: Place your 4 left fingers on the scanner.
ME: I obliged

VO: Where are you going?
ME: I didn't want to sound like a robot cause I saw this guy was an easy-going person, I told him the state (Indiana)

VO: Louisiana
ME: No, Indiana

VO: Different! with a smile
ME: I know right �

VO: What Course
ME: EMDD

VO: Why this course
ME: I work with xyz and this degree will give me immense knowledge. He cuts me

VO: Where do you work again
ME: I repeated

VO: who is paying for this? Looking at my i20
ME: I have a GAShip that covers my entire tuition fee and a monthly stipend to offset my student fees and the deficit will be paid by my uncle.

VO: I will be issuing your VISA
ME: Omo I off, I couldn't hear anything again.

VO: Are you married
ME: My head was just moving left-right-left-right.

VO: Any kids
ME: head was still moving left-right-left-right.

VO: Take your passport and proceed to windows -- to make your reciprocity payment.
ME: Thank you so much.

VO: You're welcome and Good luck


PS: No travel history, No exams just GRACE.

little advice:

Dress smart, these guys are looking for people that will travel and do well for themselves academically, dress like a student. I noticed a guy wearing a native and leather slips was denied even with his travel history.

Dress how you want to be addressed!

Above all, it can only be GOD!

Go with grace!
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Javanian: 9:24pm On Nov 21
Walesherbey:

All praises and adoration to the almighty for making this a success.
many thanks to those whose transcripts were of great help to me and those who stood by me all through this from application to visa prep and all. Lolade, taheerah, abdulkareem, Alex only to mention few. May God bless you all.

Embassy : WC Lagos
School name: UNT
Funding : 32,718
Program admitted for: PhD chemistry
Visa status: approved

This man in window 11 was just denying people. He has denied about 4 people since I entered the hall. I was just quietly praying that the lady in front of me should go to him and I go to another window. But the lady went to another VO and I was asked to go to him after denying another person again.

VO: Where are you going to?

Me: I'm going to university of north Texas in Denton for my PhD in chemistry with concentration in organic chemistry.

VO:PhD?
Me:Yes

VO: What's by he difference between organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry

Me: Organic chemistry is the study of organic compound while inorganic chemistry is the study of other compd like metals and others( since I can't really remember the definition of inorganic chemistry due to tension)

Then the silence began
VO: Typing
Me: I was quietly saying won't this man ask my another question. Muteness lasted for about 30-40sec.

VO: Are you married
Me: No
VO: Do you have kids
Me: No.. but ( I wanted to tell him why I choose UNT cos I felt he hasn't asked me enough question but sth just tell me to keep quiet.

VO: I want to approve your visa, take this yellow paper to window 22 to pay your reciprocity fee.

Thanks.

Na just God grace oo.
Prepare well and pray well too.

Congratulations. There are atleast 2 Nigerian Ladies in UNT's PhD Chemistry. I can link you up with them. They are nice people. If you also need help with anything you can PM me. Go mean green!
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dipdat123: 9:44pm On Nov 21
BGodsonMay:
The name is written then followed by the company's name
. Well my corporate soa is not like that o. I only have the company name written on it.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Marchenry(m): 10:24pm On Nov 21
Ifesinachi22:
What were you wearing please?

A guy on suit was denied yesterday.

In your opinion what do you think a guy should wear to look like a student

grin Tbvh doesn't matter what you wear, just look smart and comfortable in whatever you choose to wear, prepare well and hand everything into Gods hands.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by whitewizardry: 11:09pm On Nov 21
Good day guys,

please im new here, i was directed here by a colleague who says, everything i need to know about schooling in the US, i can get information from here.
my profile;
BSc. 3.01/4
MSc 3.86/4
TOEFL: 101
i am aiming for PhD in construction engineering (civil engineering) come fall 2021, most probable full funding. grin

Kindly suggest likely schools, i dont have too much money to spend on application fees. (though ive done background research) but i guess some people have previous experience and can help with suggestions..

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Hollyholy: 1:16am On Nov 22
BGodsonMay:
The name is written then followed by the company's name

Are you sure this bank statement is real?
Strange o
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by tayodeji1987: 1:22am On Nov 22
Good day guys,

Please im new here, i was directed here by a colleague who told me that everything i need to know about schooling in the US, i can get the necessary information and assistance from here.

My profile;
BSc (Bch). 2.88/5
B.Pharm 3.86/5

I am aiming for a Maters in Pharmacology and Therapeutics come fall 2021, most probable full funding.

I would like to know if TOEFL can be bypassed and if i can use the EVIDENCE FOR ENGLISH PROFICIENCY from my university.

Kindly suggest the likely schools, I dont have much money to spend on application fees.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Parko(m): 4:31am On Nov 22
Walesherbey:

All praises and adoration to the almighty for making this a success.
many thanks to those whose transcripts were of great help to me and those who stood by me all through this from application to visa prep and all. Lolade, taheerah, abdulkareem, Alex only to mention few. May God bless you all.

Embassy : WC Lagos
School name: UNT
Funding : 32,718
Program admitted for: PhD chemistry
Visa status: approved

This man in window 11 was just denying people. He has denied about 4 people since I entered the hall. I was just quietly praying that the lady in front of me should go to him and I go to another window. But the lady went to another VO and I was asked to go to him after denying another person again.

VO: Where are you going to?

Me: I'm going to university of north Texas in Denton for my PhD in chemistry with concentration in organic chemistry.

VO:PhD?
Me:Yes

VO: What's by he difference between organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry

Me: Organic chemistry is the study of organic compound while inorganic chemistry is the study of other compd like metals and others( since I can't really remember the definition of inorganic chemistry due to tension)

Then the silence began
VO: Typing
Me: I was quietly saying won't this man ask my another question. Muteness lasted for about 30-40sec.

VO: Are you married
Me: No
VO: Do you have kids
Me: No.. but ( I wanted to tell him why I choose UNT cos I felt he hasn't asked me enough question but sth just tell me to keep quiet.

VO: I want to approve your visa, take this yellow paper to window 22 to pay your reciprocity fee.

Thanks.

Na just God grace oo.
Prepare well and pray well too.

Congrats fellow chemist. Can you please give me an insight into your profile i discovered UNT chm doesn't require GRE.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BGodsonMay: 5:03am On Nov 22
Okay... And you were approved Visa or you haven't gone for your interview?
She's actually looking at getting an entirely different SOA with a larger available balance.
dipdat123:
. Well my corporate soa is not like that o. I only have the company name written on it.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by BGodsonMay: 5:07am On Nov 22
Lol... My brother, it is o. She said that was how it was written by the school. More like Bleep ; Bleep Ltd. She got admitted into Saint Cloud State University, Minnesota.
Hollyholy:


Are you sure this bank statement is real?
Strange o
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by babydudu13: 6:29am On Nov 22
Good morning house. Please can someone help me with the name of that guest house at Obalende. Thank you.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by dipdat123: 7:02am On Nov 22
Good morning house. Please what’s the right answer to Why this program/course? Should one talk about the scholarship gotten or the research interest??
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Emeritusseun(m): 7:34am On Nov 22
dipdat123:
Good morning house. Please what’s the right answer to Why this program/course? Should one talk about the scholarship gotten or the research interest??

Talk about how the course is important to your career progression. Clinch on a research area, and how the skill sets you would get through the research would help in your future career goals. Or better still, talk about how you would apply the knowledge and skill from the course/research to solve a particular problem your current job or country is facing.

With this, you would not have explained the importance of the course but also would have explicitly stated that you would be returning home.

I do not think you should talk about scholarship if WHY THIS COURSE.

The best time to talk about funding or scholarship is when the VO asks WHY THIS SCHOOL.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Babatill2023: 8:27am On Nov 22
babydudu13:
Good morning house. Please can someone help me with the name of that guest house at Obalende. Thank you.
Federal Civil Service Club, Obalende

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dikewilliams: 11:07am On Nov 22
Please which hotel is close to the embassy and is neat and clean and affordable like 5k in Abuja
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Dikewilliams: 11:07am On Nov 22
How has approval rates been so far for visa
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by OGAPEE(m): 1:05pm On Nov 22
Etherealbeing:


Hello, please have you gotten any information about Royal Air Maroc cos I booked a flight already?


I have also booked with Royal Air Maroc, I am trying to contact them, it has not been successful. Has anyone been able to reach them?

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by babydudu13: 1:09pm On Nov 22
Thank you.
Babatill2023:
Federal Civil Service Club, Obalende
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Lifeisforliving: 1:21pm On Nov 22
Dikewilliams:
Please which hotel is close to the embassy and is neat and clean and affordable like 5k in Abuja


Not sure you can get a hotel of 5k in town
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Walesherbey: 2:11pm On Nov 22
Parko:


Congrats fellow chemist. Can you please give me an insight into your profile i discovered UNT chm doesn't require GRE.

Undergrad cgpa 3.58/4
GRE : 304
TOEFL: 90.
GRE is actually waived but I submit it. you'll be asked to apply to the department first which is free, after you're accepted to the department, you'll be asked to apply to the graduate school with an application fee. This application is just formality once the department as accepted you, they will offer you admission too. So you don't pay application fee until you're recommended for admission by the department.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Teshoma1111: 2:52pm On Nov 22
OGAPEE:



I have also booked with Royal Air Maroc, I am trying to contact them, it has not been successful. Has anyone been able to reach them?

I am also thinking of booking with them, but want to visit their office to make Enquiries. I heard they are only landing at JFK
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Parko(m): 3:10pm On Nov 22
Walesherbey:


GRE is actually waived but I submit it. you'll be asked to apply to the department first which is free, after you're accepted to the department, you'll be asked to apply to the graduate school with an application fee. This application is just formality once the department as accepted you, they will offer you admission too. So you don't pay application fee until you're recommended for admission by the department.

Thanks for the information.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by bigfrancis21: 3:27pm On Nov 22
LosC:
Hello House,

Please, when's the best period or time to book an appointment for Fall Semester 2021 in order to avoid emergency appointment issues.
Fairheart help pls

The earliest you can interview at the embassy is 120 days or 4 months in advance to your start date, sometime around March or April next year.

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