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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Friedpotato: 8:14pm On Jan 07
kastgeraldino:
As far as I know, this is the only group (not sure members here belong to any whatsapp group). You ask whatever you wanna ask here and there are resources to help you. Also going for Fall 2021.

you deferred to fall 21, thinking the pandemic would be over then right?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by kastgeraldino: 8:31pm On Jan 07
Yup. And my school maintained my funding and advised me to do so. I also felt networking would be challenging.

Friedpotato:
you deferred to fall 21, thinking the pandemic would be over then right?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by kastgeraldino: 8:34pm On Jan 07
Please how can one respond to DMs on nairaland without using your email to reply? I've gotten several requests from people who want to send me an email message, but I don't want to use my email to reply so I usually don't respond to the DMs. I dunno why we cannot just send DMs directly on this platform. I find it weird.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Allylic(f): 8:35pm On Jan 07
Compliment of the season to everyone.

Please,contact me for your flight booking.

I am just a DM away..

Congrats to those that got their visa approved..
To those yet to get a date or was rejected,please keep trying as the pro outweighs the cons..

Incase you are scared of my reliability..I have helped people here on nairaland to book and most can attest to how reliable I am..You can also do a small background to be sure..

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Aquilapriscilla: 10:52pm On Jan 07
Libertym:
Good evenings sirs and mas.

Please i will like to know the lists of schools that can offer full scholarships for Bsc students.(Pre med)?

Or if there's any link. I will really appreciate.
Bro the truth is that you have to search for this schools yourself.
And find the one that's suits you. Start with a simple Google search like schools that offer pre-med in USA then check the schools if they have scholarship options. Normally you will write and pass the SaT very well to be considered for a good scholarship.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by mousano(f): 11:04pm On Jan 07
I want to say a big thank you to walspring and the sponsors of the discounted GRE registration.

Thank you so much.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by NigPatriot(m): 12:17am On Jan 08
kastgeraldino:
Please how can one respond to DMs on nairaland without using your email to reply? I've gotten several requests from people who want to send me an email message, but I don't want to use my email to reply so I usually don't respond to the DMs. I dunno why we cannot just send DMs directly on this platform. I find it weird.

Put up your Twitter handle, WhatsApp or whatever medium you find convenient on your profile.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by NigPatriot(m): 12:18am On Jan 08
mousano:
I want to say a big thank you to walspring and the sponsors of the discounted GRE registration.

Thank you so much.


How much was the GRe?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Damizy233: 4:23am On Jan 08
January 11 is open at Lagos embassy since last night
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Nobody: 6:55am On Jan 08
Aquilapriscilla:

Bro the truth is that you have to search for this schools yourself.
And find the one that's suits you. Start with a simple Google search like schools that offer pre-med in USA then check the schools if they have scholarship options. Normally you will write and pass the SaT very well to be considered for a good scholarship.

Thanks so much.
I salute priscilla and Aquila.

God bless you.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by EfTee14(m): 7:02am On Jan 08
Yes its saying its with the US Embassy and when I sent a mail it says its with the post and this morning now its says no status available for the passport number.....I'm thinking of going to the place of pick up this morning

Chonco:


Have you tracked it?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Wretch32: 7:23am On Jan 08
Why?
Flakkie1130:
Is there anyone going to Fitchburg, Massachusetts here or do you know anyone going there? Kindly holla pls.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Walspring: 7:33am On Jan 08
Happy new year to you all.

This year 2021 we shall be in bigger bundle of testimonies.

Thanks to everyone contributing on this thread and to all those I didn’t meet up with their stuff, I say a big sorry and I hope this year 2021 I will do my best to meet up.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Walspring: 7:34am On Jan 08
To all those who sent me email or pm, kindly check your email junk or spam box and you will see that I replied that same day.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Walspring: 7:37am On Jan 08
mousano:
I want to say a big thank you to walspring and the sponsors of the discounted GRE registration.

Thank you so much.

Let’s give all thanks to God.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Motiqueen: 7:42am On Jan 08
Friedpotato:
collect 2 weeks extension letter from your school, while you wait for earlier dates to open up.

I don't know why my school isn't giving me this, even when I made them know others do it, they are adamant on me deferring to Fall, please what else can I do?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Loboski: 7:57am On Jan 08
Damizy233:
January 11 is open at Lagos embassy since last night

Wow... And i was rescheduled for 15th Jan since Dec sad
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Loboski: 8:22am On Jan 08
FutureSenator:


Visa approved minutes ago at Abuja Embassy
First application
MS Civil Engineering at UT Chattanooga
COA - 40k, Graduate Assistantship - 42k, no deficit.

January 5, 7.30AM

Got to the embassy like 6.45am, met a lot of touts outside. They kept asking me "have you arranged your documents? have you done this, have ou done that..I just ignored all of them. Went in around 7am. The cgi lady asked for I-20, DS-160, appointment confirmation and passport. She checked everything and told me my passport photograph is too small and does not meet specification. I went outside to take another passport for 2,500naira. 4 Passports for 2,500 naira!! Anyway I had no option but to take it. I went back in to join the queue

Met one black guy who checked passport and i-20 and collected the photograph. Next is one fine lady at window 4 where we did biometrics.. waited for another 30minutes before I was called to window 9.

Meanwhile the 3 applicants before me - denied, approved, denied. I have done mental calculation that the next in the series is approved, and that is me, (PS: the candidate after me was denied too.)

VO: Good morning, please pass your passport and I-20.
Me: Okay (pass documents).

VO; So what do you do currently in Nigeria
Me: I work as a Project Engineer with xyz company. My job function involves facility construction and upgrade, warehouse constructions, infrastructure developments and software deployment.

VO: Okay, fine. Why Tennessee.
Me: Ah Tennessee perfectly aligns with my research interests. I checked out a lot of schools online and spoke with a lot of professors, but this particular professor working on application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in transportation systems fits my needs. I will be working on developing models to predict congestion and traffic control.

VO: Okay, are you married, do you have kids
Me: Oh yes I am married, but no kids. My wife is currently running her undergraduate degree here in Nigeria.

VO; Is she going with yo?
Me: oh no. She can't abandon her degree. She will complete her degree while I am running my program and I will be coming to check her every couple of months.

VO: Good, what was your undergraduate degree
Me: I have a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering from the University of xxxx in Nigeria.

VO; Good, when is your program starting
Me: 13 January next year, oh sorry, this year.

VO; (pauses for some seconds and type furiously, I was praying and calling unto God in my mind): Your visa is recommended for approval. Take this slip, it contains instruction on how to pick up your passport. It usually takes 2-4 business days for administrative processing, but could be more or less. Thank you and enjoy your trip
Me: Thank you and enjoy your trip too (well I didn't know why I said that.. maybe it was joy lol)

.......

I was awake since 3am praying unto God and seeking His blessings. I believe it is just pure grace. Not by my power or might. All thanks to God. Please wish me safe trip to Chattanooga!


TSU?
Congratulations sir
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Friedpotato: 8:57am On Jan 08
Motiqueen:


I don't know why my school isn't giving me this, even when I made them know others do it, they are adamant on me deferring to Fall, please what else can I do?
January 11 is open in lagos, you might want to pay another MRV fee. Alternatively keep pressuring them. Tell them you've already booked your flight and you were advised by EduUSA to collect the extension letter.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Lowoa: 10:07am On Jan 08
Congrats

Geewin69:
Congratulations! Have you been notified to pick up your passport?

Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Lowoa: 10:29am On Jan 08
babs4swag:
Visa Approved at Lagos Embassy
10am today
Vo: where are you headed to
Me: missouri university of science n tech
Vo: what for
Me: for my PhD in Metallurgical
Engineering
Vo: what's metallurgical....haven't heard that b4
Me : I defined n explained to her
Vo: where did u obtained your Msc
Me: Federal University of Technology Akure
Vo: Can I have your transcript
Me: This is it ma
Vo: she checked and keep typing ....she later asked what have you been doing since you got your msc in Feb 2020
Me,: I was a teaching assistance at fed uni of Technology Akure but my contract elapsed last year dec
Vo: can I have a terr backing that up
Me : due to covid 19 have not been able to reachout to school
Vo: wow you have full funding with no deficit, I will be approving your visa n she gave me the white sheet


Thanks to Almighty Allah for everything, thanks to my fend on nairaland ....REALLY HAPPY ...

Congrats bro. Was there any standardize test taken?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by barrlabs975: 10:45am On Jan 08
segunbolawole:

I'm open to more suggestions regarding any useful link to add to this page

Good luck!
Please i want to know if the US embassy is working currently
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by barrlabs975: 10:46am On Jan 08
Please i want to know if the US embassy in Nigeria is working ?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by eetzdave(m): 10:52am On Jan 08
barrlabs975:
Please i want to know if the US embassy in Nigeria is working ?

Yes sir
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by solihp(f): 11:18am On Jan 08
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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by pimper24: 11:18am On Jan 08
I was asked to upload my financial information on my school account after I just concluded applying for PhD.

The required information comprised of who is sponsoring me and how much they are willing to give etc?

My question: could this inform the admission decision (though they said its not, that its for immigration purposes so they could prepare I-20 et al ahead).?

I have emailed them telling them I am expecting funding from the school but they insisted I should upload as much finances as I have for the postgrad.

This is kind of confusing. I need honest advise here
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by Rhonah: 11:33am On Jan 08
Please is the January 11 date still available? I'm seeing 22nd as my first available date
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by MissyBA: 11:36am On Jan 08
Hello Everyone I got denied my visa today in Lagos at 8:30 am. This was the transcript;

V.O: Good morning, where are you traveling to?

Me: Good Morning, I’m traveling to Minnesota, St Cloud State University for my masters in social work program.

V.O: okay, why St. Clouds

Me: I chose St. Clouds for two reasons. Firstly because of the amazing incentives, it offers to international students like cultural and academic scholarship of which I’m a beneficiary of and secondly because of the cultural diversity which is in line with my personal goals.

V.O: Have you ever traveled out of the country?

Me: yes I did to the US

V.O: How long did you stay

Me: 1 month on the first visit and approximately 3 months on the second

V.O: where you working or in school.

Me: I was on a summer vacation

V.O: where did you stay?

Me: Colorado with my aunt and her family who lives there

V.O: Calls the name of my sponsor (my aunt, another aunt with the same surname ) who is she, what she does, and where she stays

Me: I answered (She stays in Minnesota too) then replied that she is my aunt and she’ll be sponsoring me. She asked why not my parents and I explained that my Anty and my dad made a payment plan as he was going to reimburse her after she paid.

V.O: I won’t be issuing you the visa then she hands me a blue slip that says something about not having strong ties.

Please I need help from anyone who can help. This is my first denial on a student visa but my second generally. I already completed my fall semester online and I was hoping to resume by the 17th after an extension had been granted. Please I don’t know what to do right now, I can’t possibly defer my admission and if I reapply I don’t know how soon I can get a closer date. Please is there something I should have said or done better, do I need to change my sponsor I don’t know if that is possible.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by KemLaughs(f): 11:45am On Jan 08
Please Who knows Affordable Guest Houses and Hotels around Abuja Embassy?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by eetzdave(m): 12:36pm On Jan 08
MissyBA:
Hello Everyone I got denied my visa today in Lagos at 8:30 am. This was the transcript;

V.O: Good morning, where are you traveling to?

Me: Good Morning, I’m traveling to Minnesota, St Cloud State University for my masters in social work program.

V.O: okay, why St. Clouds

Me: I chose St. Clouds for two reasons. Firstly because of the amazing incentives, it offers to international students like cultural and academic scholarship of which I’m a beneficiary of and secondly because of the cultural diversity which is in line with my personal goals.

V.O: Have you ever traveled out of the country?

Me: yes I did to the US

V.O: How long did you stay

Me: 1 month on the first visit and approximately 3 months on the second

V.O: where you working or in school.

Me: I was on a summer vacation

V.O: where did you stay?

Me: Colorado with my aunt and her family who lives there

V.O: Calls the name of my sponsor (my aunt, another aunt with the same surname ) who is she, what she does, and where she stays

Me: I answered (She stays in Minnesota too) then replied that she is my aunt and she’ll be sponsoring me. She asked why not my parents and I explained that my Anty and my dad made a payment plan as he was going to reimburse her after she paid.

V.O: I won’t be issuing you the visa then she hands me a blue slip that says something about not having strong ties.

Please I need help from anyone who can help. This is my first denial on a student visa but my second generally. I already completed my fall semester online and I was hoping to resume by the 17th after an extension had been granted. Please I don’t know what to do right now, I can’t possibly defer my admission and if I reapply I don’t know how soon I can get a closer date. Please is there something I should have said or done better, do I need to change my sponsor I don’t know if that is possible.

Personally i feel your answer to why this school was very poor, no vo would issue you a visa because you chose a school mainly cos of its cultural diversity and incentives..

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