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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ThecDebre: 10:03pm On May 04
SomtoObu:

Hi please could someone send me the pdf file for DS-160.
somtoobu@gmail.com
I need the file too
theccale@gmail.com
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by PotentialNurse: 10:06pm On May 04
slimdolyin:
Hi Guys,
My sister got admission for her M.sc in USA but the university ask her to send Financial Support Affidavit. must it be sign and stamped at the court or just normal typed letter?
She applied for student visa in 2017 and 2018 but was refused because she was going for a second (bsc) in similar course and the VO ask her to apply for M.sc instead of B.sc.
Then when she applied she wasn't married but now she's and her father will be sponsoring her hope it wont raise red flag since she's married

There is usually a template provided by the University, you do not need to take it court.
I don’t think it’s a red flag for her dad to be sponsoring her.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Tylerbaby: 10:11pm On May 04
horlahsunbo225:

When ask how many school just mention 4 and keep the remaining story...unless you were asked a question that warrant it...

Go and get that visa approve....may the force be with you
Alright, noted. Thank you.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Tylerbaby: 10:30pm On May 04
PotentialNurse:


Why is your uncle sponsoring you/paying for your deficit?

Also, why do you want to study this course?

How did you get this assistantship and what will your duties be?

Prepare for such questions too...
Your responses are very okay.
Thank you for your review. So, there's a difference between the questions: "why this course?" and "what will this course do for you? "
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by AmbassadorSam01: 10:42pm On May 04
horlahsunbo225:

When ask how many school just mention 4 and keep the remaining story...unless you were asked a question that warrant it...

Go and get that visa approve....may the force be with you

Hello Gurus:

I applied to only one school at US and got admitted though I've been tracking the course since 2017,I observed people's visa transcript mentioning of applying to two or more schools. My question is,does applying to two or more schools boost one's chances in visa approval? compared with applying to one school.
Responses and experiences will be appreciated. Thanks.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by hwfwl: 10:44pm On May 04
Good evening, I have someone who went for her interview (F1) and it was approved. she was asked to collect her passport in a couple of days at the location she opted for. she was also given the white paper that talks about collection of issued visa and locations in Nigeria etc..

However, she was not given the small white slip that says congratulations, and on the white paper she was given, the following was written "COLLECTING YOUR ISSUED U.S VISITORS' VISA". Is this unusual or a mistake on the part of the VO. Or this is the new trend.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by horlahsunbo225(m): 11:03pm On May 04
AmbassadorSam01:


Hello Gurus:

I applied to only one school at US and got admitted though I've been tracking the course since 2017,I observed people's visa transcript mentioning of applying to two or more schools. My question is,does applying to two or more schools boost one's chances in visa approval? compared with applying to one school.
Responses and experiences will be appreciated. Thanks.
Applying to more schools mean you're passionate about your goal of getting into grad school and I've heard it from EduUsa that applying to one school is a red flag...I'm not saying applying to one school is that bad but if you can apply to more just for the sake of the interview, it'll be better
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by frapzkid: 11:13pm On May 04
hwfwl:
Good evening, I have someone who went for her interview (F1) and it was approved. she was asked to collect her passport in a couple of days at the location she opted for. she was also given the white paper that talks about collection of issued visa and locations in Nigeria etc..

However, she was not given the small white slip that says congratulations, and on the white paper she was given, the following was written "COLLECTING YOUR ISSUED U.S VISITORS' VISA". Is this unusual or a mistake on the part of the VO. Or this is the new trend.


Lol the white paper is enough congratulations
If the VO like self he fit tell me waka as long as he give me white paper and he hold my passport down , I dey alright

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by hwfwl: 11:24pm On May 04
frapzkid:



Lol the white paper is enough congratulations
If the VO like self he fit tell me waka as long as he give me white paper and he hold my passport down , I dey alright

Alright.�
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by sayfe: 12:37am On May 05
JO01:
Hello great ones!!
Please is there anyone here in Illinois Institute of Technology,Chicago ?
Kindly reach out....

I’ll be joining this Fall
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Omasgrace: 12:38am On May 05
Hello.
Please, I am reapplying for a visa the second time.is it advisable to make slight changes in my Ds160 form .
The first interview took place about a month ago.
The course stated on my 1-20 is different from that on my admission letter but The international admission officer says that,s the major department offering the degree.
In my first Ds 160, I filled the course stated on my admission letter.
Pls I am about refilling a new Ds160. For this second interview. Can I change it to the course stated on my 1-20.
Secondly..... Pls is it advisable to make changes on my job description section on the form as well.

Thanks for your help

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Divabiola: 12:50am On May 05
Has anyone been able to schedule a date earlier than August in Abuja. I was able to schedule for August 10th but looking to see if I will be able to get an earlier date before requesting for an emergency appointment.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 3:08am On May 05
joesa:
Visa denied in Lagos Today
Please scrutinize

First time, First denial
COA: $24k

VO: Good day, please pass your document: I passed it on

VO: So you're going to Liberty University for a Masters in Psychology:
Me: Yes

VO: How did you know about the school

Me: Through a colleague at work: I work for a big organization and my work is computer science related:

VO: How does this course fit into what you're doing
Me: To be honest, I couldn't defend it so well

VO: He reiterated: You're doing computer science-related work at bleep, how Psychology
Me: My answer didn't seem clear and cogent to him

VO: How many schools did you apply to
Me: 2

VO: Were you accepted?
Me: yes

Now, this school gave me admission in Computer science. I chose Psychology because the admission came out first.

VO: Who is sponsoring the trip
Me: My Brother

VO: What does he do
Me: He works as a manager for an Oil serving company in Norway

VO: How much does he earn
Me: about $4k

VO: Typing..... I am sorry, you do not qualify for a visa at this time

Planing on going again with my Computer science admission and more compelling answers

Please advise

1. You are working in Computer Science and going for a Masters in Psychology. Why do you need the degree? Your current job and the degree you are going for couldn't be more different. Put yourself in the VO's shoes, how would you react to this?
Also, it is never good to volunteer unnecessary information at your interview. There was really no need to mention that your work is Computer Science related, It all started going downhill from there. Why not just say "Through a colleague at work" ?

2. You applied for 2 very unrelated courses. I wonder why. If you are going for a grad degree, make sure you studied something related in your undergrad and that you are also working in a related field where that degree will actually be helpful to you. If you studied something unrelated in undergrad then it is still okay as long as you are working in a field related closely to the degree you are going for.

You need to restrategize and prepare better.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by triplecare(m): 5:00am On May 05
Caramelkelly:
Please I’m about to get apply for embassy interview, for student visa. Please how can I get a transcript to get ready and what documents do I need.
For US please thanks


Send me a PM
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by urchman101(m): 6:18am On May 05
Goodday House,
Please is there anyone in or planning to go to the University of Nebraska Lincoln?
I will really like to connect with the person(s).
Thanks in advance.
urchman101:
Goodday House,
Please is there anyone in or planning to go to the University of Nebraska Lincoln?
I will really like to connect with the person(s).
Thanks in advance.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by starboy2016: 7:20am On May 05
Please house I want to ask if someone can take scanned i20 to interview at the embassy and also travel with it to USA !! I was sent a scanned i20 through the email address so I want to know if I can use it for interview and also use it for my port of entry arrivak

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by MelaninGemstone(f): 7:41am On May 05
joesa:
Visa denied in Lagos Today
Please scrutinize

First time, First denial
COA: $24k

VO: Good day, please pass your document: I passed it on

VO: So you're going to Liberty University for a Masters in Psychology:
Me: Yes

VO: How did you know about the school

Me: Through a colleague at work: I work for a big organization and my work is computer science related:

VO: How does this course fit into what you're doing
Me: To be honest, I couldn't defend it so well

VO: He reiterated: You're doing computer science-related work at bleep, how Psychology
Me: My answer didn't seem clear and cogent to him

VO: How many schools did you apply to
Me: 2

VO: Were you accepted?
Me: yes

Now, this school gave me admission in Computer science. I chose Psychology because the admission came out first.

VO: Who is sponsoring the trip
Me: My Brother

VO: What does he do
Me: He works as a manager for an Oil serving company in Norway

VO: How much does he earn
Me: about $4k

VO: Typing..... I am sorry, you do not qualify for a visa at this time

Planing on going again with my Computer science admission and more compelling answers

Please advise
I remember when you were interviewed

I was also denied yesterday

They were just dishing out denials ehn

I’ll post my transcript later, but for now, I’m still crying because my program starts in 2 weeks time

I’ll have to defer

People who got approved yesterday were mostly aged couples going for their children’s graduation ceremony

Then few guys going for summer work. (I don’t even know what this is)

An elderly woman going for Omugwo for her daughter was denied. Like why??

A girl on wheelchair going for medical treatment abroad was denied too. Very sad!

Some students also got approved, but those with good schools, good funding, and good educational qualifications. Like GRE, TOEFL etc

My reason for denial: “You don’t have the funding requirement for this program”

Whereas I was with account statement o

He didn’t even bother to check

When he asked me how much my sponsor earns monthly. I said a particular amount. I think he calculated it to dollar on his system.

By the way, I was going to Stevens, my COA is about $60k (lol) them no gree give my funding or GA
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by EmeritusR: 8:16am On May 05
MelaninGemstone:
I remember when you were interviewed

I was also denied yesterday

They were just dishing out denials ehn

I’ll post my transcript later, but for now, I’m still crying because my program starts in 2 weeks time

I’ll have to defer

People who got approved yesterday were mostly aged couples going for their children’s graduation ceremony

Then few guys going for summer work. (I don’t even know what this is)

An elderly woman going for Omugwo for her daughter was denied. Like why??

A girl on wheelchair going for medical treatment abroad was denied too. Very sad!

Some students also got approved, but those with good schools, good funding, and good educational qualifications. Like GRE, TOEFL etc

My reason for denial: “You don’t have the funding requirement for this program”

Whereas I was with account statement o

He didn’t even bother to check

When he asked me how much my sponsor earns monthly. I said a particular amount. I think he calculated it to dollar on his system.

By the way, I was going to Stevens, my COA is about $60k (lol) them no gree give my funding or GA

Omo you just said it na. $60k with no funding at all. You need to find another school or you ask the school for funding. It will be difficult to prove to the VO that you are going to pay that fee when you get there. Although I know of some people who got their visas with $50k without any funding but it is something that is really rare, you will need to tell the VO why you or your sponsor want to spend times 2 of that huge amount for 2 years if going for masters.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Fikayoid: 8:20am On May 05
Hello,

Good day everyone, I have a few questions and I'll be glad if anyone can put me through cause I'm new to this whole visa processing thing.

1. Is it advisable to admit I'm going for my 2nd Masters degree after completing one in Nigeria.

2. Can I make use of a family friend SOA; is it a red flag. Although i already made use of it in getting the i-20 form from the school. But is it ok to use it for Visa interview.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by godguy: 8:29am On May 05
Has anybody using student loan as funding gotten visa approved

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by godguy: 8:30am On May 05
EmeritusR:


Omo you just said it na. $60k with no funding at all. You need to find another school or you ask the school for funding. It will be difficult to prove to the VO that you are going to pay that fee when you get there. Although I know of some people who got their visas with $50k without any funding but it is something that is really rare, you will need to tell the VO why you or your sponsor want to spend times 2 of that huge amount for 2 years if going for masters.

what if he is using student loan to finance the program
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by dejaylapel08(m): 8:30am On May 05
Thank you so much, a friend introduced this thread to me, it's been very informative.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by dejaylapel08(m): 8:33am On May 05
I just got admission to study Master of Arts in Leadership at Dallas Baptist University.

Please does anyone have information about this school?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by MelaninGemstone(f): 8:34am On May 05
EmeritusR:


Omo you just said it na. $60k with no funding at all. You need to find another school or you ask the school for funding. It will be difficult to prove to the VO that you are going to pay that fee when you get there. Although I know of some people who got their visas with $50k without any funding but it is something that is really rare, you will need to tell the VO why you or your sponsor want to spend times 2 of that huge amount for 2 years if going for masters.
Well, I was actually going to pay it. Because my family is well to do and I was with account statement with good balance.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by TEMIT0PE: 8:52am On May 05
What are you looking for an earlier date for when you can request an emergency that will override/cancel your August booking, and get you an interview date in this month of May ?
If you start date is close, better request emergency and stop waiting for what you are not certain is coming.

Divabiola:
Has anyone been able to schedule a date earlier than August in Abuja. I was able to schedule for August 10th but looking to see if I will be able to get an earlier date before requesting for an emergency appointment.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by EmeritusR: 8:54am On May 05
MelaninGemstone:
Well, I was actually going to pay it. Because my family is well to do and I was with account statement with good balance.

I think that’s actually one thing the VOs do not understand about us, if one has the money to pay for his fees even if it is an hundred thousand dollars, I don’t see the need for denying someone in regards of finance. As you just said now , there are still other people that have the money to pay for their fees even without any funding but because of previous experience. This people nor trust us again. So when they see this they immediately think negatively.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by EmeritusR: 9:00am On May 05
godguy:


what if he is using student loan to finance the program

Everything depends on the visa officer. But the thing is that if you do not want unnecessary scrutiny on your visa application, it is good to avoid schools with large fees without funding.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by omoluka(m): 9:06am On May 05
Good morning my people, please, what is the waiting time for B1/B2 visa now?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by MelaninGemstone(f): 9:18am On May 05
Visa denied in Lagos
May 4, 2021

First time, First denial
COA: $60k
No funding at all
University: Stevens Institute of Technology, NJ

NB: My best friend is saying I shouldn’t post my transcript on NL, but I’m posting it, so maybe someone will learn a thing or two.

Background: The queue was very long, over 300 people or more got interviewed today. Our biometrics were taken by 2 white guys. One middle aged and one young guy. I didn’t even know they were VO’s too. I thought they were just ordinary embassy staffs. I guess they were taking the biometrics to reduce the queue. Then as soon as there was no one else for biometrics. They resumed their VO duties.

There was an elderly VO, I was hoping he would interview me, he was not denying based on sentiments. He would analyze your case well and let you defend yourself and speak. He approved people that were able to speak well and defend themselves and denied those that were beating around the bush.

He had just finished interviewing someone, and it was my time to be interviewed, his window was vacant, but Unfortunately, as I approached, he left his desk, he was going for a short recess I think.

I was ushered to a young VO. One of those who were taking biometrics earlier.

VO: Pass your passport and I-20

Me: passed it

VO: What is taking you to the United States ?

Me: *talking boldly and with a loud voice* ...I am going to Stevens Institute of Technology, the third most prestigious University in the state of New Jersey for my Masters in CyberSecurity.

VO cuts in and says: I don’t need to know that information.

*insinuating that I shouldn’t have told him my school is the third most prestigious institution in NJ

*My heart started beating fast and I became nervous, that I have messed up.

VO: What would this degree do for you?

Me: This course of study has concentrations in Network security and data Protection and it pertains to what I currently need in my workplace for career growth. I work in an IT company.

*due to the fact that I was already nervous. I blurted the above out so fast.

VO tells me. Hold up. Take a deep breath. Now continue.

I continued...the course would also assist me to get the much needed promotion I have been working so hard for in my company.

VO: How many schools did you apply to?

Me: I also applied to Bowling Green State University, Bowie University Maryland and Kennesaw State University.

VO: How many admitted you?

Me: Stevens, BGSU and KSU admitted me, while I’m waiting a response from Bowie.

VO: Who’s paying for this?

Me: My mother ...then I added, I have her account statement here.

VO: What does she do?

Me: She is a real estate developer, she acquires hectares of land and develops it into estates. She also builds houses and sells. And develops for people too.

VO: How many staffs does she have ?

Me: About 15-20

VO: What is her monthly income

Me: 3.6 million.

*Now this was where I messed up. My mom does not have a fixed monthly income. She is a businesswoman and her money comes in steadily. I don’t know what made me say 3.6 million. I was already nervous and feeling dizzy. I’m sure my mother earns more than that monthly.

VO: Who does she live with ?

Me: She lives with my younger sister

*Honestly I don’t understand why he asked me this question

VO: Who do you live with ?

Me: I live alone, then I added with my fiancée

*I actually live with my fiancée, I don’t know why I said I live alone in the first place. Maybe because my fiancée is not currently around and I have been alone for 2 months.

VO: You live alone, with your fiancée. Okay

He types on his system for about a minute.

*I feel they type in the questions they ask us and our responses for record purposes.

VO reaches to the stack of letters, picks out a denial letter and hands to me. Then says “you don’t have the funding requirement for this program”

He didn’t even bother checking my moms account statement. It had a very good balance

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by baba4thegehs: 9:24am On May 05
EmeritusR:


Everything depends on the visa officer. But the thing is that if you do not want unnecessary scrutiny on your visa application, it is good to avoid schools with large fees without funding.

Do you consider 40k USD as large fees for a program of 2 years?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by EmeritusR: 9:31am On May 05
baba4thegehs:


Do you consider 40k USD as large fees for a program of 2 years?


Well it depends on how your interview goes, you should prepare yourself for any outcomes, that’s the spirit! Our conclusion now might not be what will happen on your interview. But always stay positive.

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