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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by adeyusuf2000: 11:20am On Jun 11
Happiness1186:
Visa Approved!
Lagos
9th June 2021
COA $39,274
Funding: Nil

Thank you to everyone that constantly engage with this thread. I’ve learnt so much by reading people’s transcripts and from all the information shared. This is my own little contribution.

Interview scheduled for 8:45am, done probably at 9:50am

VO: please pass your passport and I20
Me: Good morning. Then I go ahead to pass the requested documents.

VO: Good morning. What school are you going to?

Me: I’ll be going to TAMU for my Masters in public Health with my major in Epidemiology.

VO: What will this course do for you?

Me: I’ve worked as a doctor for 5 years and I’ve seen that as a clinician you can only help people on a one-on-one basis. With my public health degree, I’ll be able to affect the populace on a larger scale. I also found out from my experience working during the pandemic that Nigeria has poor data computing and analyzing skills and my degree in epidemiology will equip me with epidemiological skills to...

VO: Okay that’s fine. How long is your program? Is it one year, two years?

Me: The program is for two years with a one year optional practical training. (My i20 has a 3yr validity period on it)

VO: Who will be funding this trip?

Me: My husband

VO: What does he do?

Me: He works in Bleep as Bleep

VO: Have you been to the US before?

Me: Yes. In 2017 and 2018

VO: So both your kids are US citizens?

Me: Yes. But there’s three of them actually.

VO: And will you be traveling with your family? Husband and the kids?

Me: My husband will not be going with me because of his work obviously but my children will join me at some point. They’re too young to be separated from me for the entire length of my study. I plan to go alone now then they’ll join me later.

VO: That’s okay. I will be approving your visa. Will hold onto your passport. Take your i20. You’ll need it at the port of entry and this slip will show how to retrieve your passport. He hands me the white slip as my heart bursts in gratitude to God.

Fam, Not a single document was checked and I went there armed with all my delivery details, zero balance, bank statements, certificates, etc

I want to appreciate Chibertha. I remember reaching out to her when I saw she had a similar situation as me and she gave me a very vital tip that helped me.

Finally, I’ll like to say that I’m not sure that enough emphasis is placed on HOW you fill your form. I think that a huge percentage of the decision to approve or refuse the visa has already been made by what your form and profile says. Don’t outsource it to anyone. Do it yourself. No one knows you better than you and when you’re not sure, ask questions and get it right on the form.

After all is said and done, the Grace of God is the most important factor. That day, as we stood on the queue hearing everyone get their interview done, the black VO (there were three of them that day and the other two were Caucasian) did not give anyone no matter what they said. I remember my heart beating so fast. So many refusals that day. I’m just thankful to God!!!

N.B Apologies for the lengthy post.


Wow, fantastic job well-done. I really like your Interview. It should you are really prepared for it.

Congrats once more, I will like to seen some advice from you because we something similar.

I plan to study study management information system at Bowie State University, Admission and I-20 secured.

I own IT firm that service telecoms and banks while my wife work with a National Oil Agency in Nigeria.

I plan to go with my family, my child is 7-8 months old and my marriage is less than a year. I think is enough reason to go with them.

My wife will be on a year Sabatical leave to go with me.

Please advice !!!

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Pefuele(m): 11:20am On Jun 11
Steph1738aye:
What is so wrong with sharing the name of school you’re accepted into after getting your visa approved? I don’t know if it’s a Nigerian mentality but it’s entirely icky. I remember going through Nairaland and seeing a post by someone here saying that she doesn’t understand why so many Nigerians will apply to one school. Just imagine that thought. I agree that there may be “lazy” people that will reach out to you for assistance on application or whatnot but you can choose to help or tell them to do their research. Isn’t this platform made to assist one another? One person’s light doesn’t stop your own light from shining.

Sure and you also choose who you wish to give your time. Actually their is no school to hide because they are all just one search away on Google.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Debbss: 11:22am On Jun 11
Your answer to how will this program help you needs to be rephrased just in case of another time. That answer sounded like you had plans of not returning to your home country.
First, you bad-mouthed your home country, said it lacks adequate automobile professionals, yes, we may understand that but the VO won't see it that way (he/she would see it like an escape plan from your country), then when you said you can render efficient services unlike them, you should have stated the location you plan on practicing which should be Nigeria.

Also, if this sponsor of yours is not related to you in anyway, why is he/she sponsoring you, have you thought of an answer to that?

I've heard of people of your age getting their study visa and I hope you get to experience that too.

Styles3six:
Good day everyone
My visa was denied yesterday
Lagos office

V.o good morning and pass me your 1-20 and passport

Me- good morning and passed it on

V.o- so what are you studying and and school

Me- I will be studying automobile automotive mechanics at salt lake community college

V.o- how will this program help you

Me- Always had passion for repairs and maintenance , so getting quality education at this college would enquip me with the right knowledge to be a top automobile expert since my location in nigeria lack adequate professionals .. I can render efficient services unlike the roadside mechanics

V.o I will not be granting you and passed me the blue paper

Note- the blue paper says lack of home ties , am 34 going for my first degree , I don't have a kid yet , my sponsor is American and not family

Advice needed on reapplying for a new interview .. can I say I have a kid in the next 1-20 form I fill to get better home ties .. is it possible
Should I go to abuja next?

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Lahmeedey(f): 11:28am On Jun 11
Pls guys I need your help, I finished my high school in 2013 and I wanna apply as an undergraduate.
Would a community college be better or a university?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by chibertha(f): 11:38am On Jun 11
Na so.

Girlbestfriend:


Congratulations Dockey wink
On a lighter note, you're a doctor, refusing you wasn't an option.

In this our dynamic world that is plagued with public health issues ;D__they need all the physicians they can lay their hands on grin grin grin
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Lahmeedey(f): 11:40am On Jun 11
Hello guys
Status: denied
Location: Lagos
Date:10/06/2021
The VO was a man in is late 40’s .

Vo: Good morning, how are you?
Me: Good morning sir, how are you today?( I did not even know if he replied)
Vo: what are you going to do in the US and where are you going?
Me: I’ll be going to Kansas, to pursue my associate degree in pre nursing science at Butler community college.
Vo: ok, what are your plans after your degree
Me: after my degree I’ll be back to Nigeria to work as a nurse in a top rated hospital or even establish a mini home plus where I can take care of elderly people.( at this point he was already bringing out the blue paper, but I didn’t stop talking).
Vo: sorry I’ll be denying you bla bla bla...and he hand be the blue paper and my documents.


Well I Finished my high school in 2013 and since then I started training as an auxiliary nurse in 2017.
I’m so confused on my denial.
Pls can you guys advise me on what to do?
Do you think it’s the time range I finished my high school from 2013 till date?
Or because I don’t have enough strong ties?

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by expertman(m): 11:41am On Jun 11
Walspring:


Via email or send me PM



Baba this same problem I am also facing right now will be so happy if you can help me with sevis fee payment of my sis.

Pls can I have your email sir?

Mine is experttaiwo@gmail.com

Some times I wasn't able to access
My DM on nairaland here cos I use an old email.

Please help me sir

Thanks in advance
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Rhonah: 11:44am On Jun 11
Lahmeedey:
Pls guys I need your help, I finished my high school in 2013 and I wanna apply as an undergraduate.
Would a community college be better or a university?
UNIVERSITY please

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Lahmeedey(f): 11:48am On Jun 11
Rhonah:

UNIVERSITY please
thank you
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Easydgre8: 12:26pm On Jun 11
harveygordon:
Please guys, I need help. I renewed my passport since 23 April this year. Till now, the passport is not ready. I was at Ikoyi office in Lagos today. Still nothing. They were calling names instead of checking with the enrollment number - which I find repugnant. Long story short, I waited till they called all the surnames starting with "OL" still no show.

My school resumes first week in Aug and I haven't still booked appointment for Visa. Please what can I do to get the passport out next week?

There's booklets now. If yours haven't been done that means the person you paid to is not serious with his/her work. Probably he/she does not have higher contact rank officer to work with. Keep disturbing him or her.
It was passport that delayed my visa application date now. Thankfully I collected mine this Monday at Ikoyi and paid for visa application. Currently looking for date now. Keep disturbing that person o.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by beejhay69: 12:29pm On Jun 11
harveygordon:

My school resumes first week in Aug and I haven't still booked appointment for Visa. Please what can I do to get the passport out next week?
Hello.
Send me your enrollment number via email.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Tessyope: 12:33pm On Jun 11
Hi, I will like to ask what you filled in your DS 160 form and also who you sponsor is and why a community College.. If you don't mind we can chat on WhatsApp.
Hello guys
Status: denied
Location: Lagos
Date:10/06/2021
The VO was a man in is late 40’s .

Vo: Good morning, how are you?
Me: God od morning sir, how are you today?( I did not even know if he replied)
Vo: what are you going to do in the US and where are you going?
Me: I’ll be going to Kansas, to pursue my associate degree in pre nursing science at Butler community college.
Vo: ok, what are your plans after your degree
Me: after my degree I’ll be back to Nigeria to work as a nurse in a top rated hospital or even establish a mini home plus where I can take care of elderly people.( at this point he was already bringing out the blue paper, but I didn’t stop talking).
Vo: sorry I’ll be denying you bla bla bla...and he hand be the blue paper and my documents.


Well I Finished my high school in 2013 and since then I started training as an auxiliary nurse in 2017.
I’m so confused on my denial.
Pls can you guys advise me on what to do?
Do you think it’s the time range I finished my high school from 2013 till date?
Or because I don’t have enough strong ties?
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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Slim4Rehani(f): 12:44pm On Jun 11
You didn't answer very well: what are your plans after your degree:
Prepare yourself and pray then go back



Lahmeedey:
Hello guys
Status: denied
Location: Lagos
Date:10/06/2021
The VO was a man in is late 40’s .

Vo: Good morning, how are you?
Me: Good morning sir, how are you today?( I did not even know if he replied)
Vo: what are you going to do in the US and where are you going?
Me: I’ll be going to Kansas, to pursue my associate degree in pre nursing science at Butler community college.
Vo: ok, what are your plans after your degree
Me: after my degree I’ll be back to Nigeria to work as a nurse in a top rated hospital or even establish a mini home plus where I can take care of elderly people.( at this point he was already bringing out the blue paper, but I didn’t stop talking).
Vo: sorry I’ll be denying you bla bla bla...and he hand be the blue paper and my documents.


Well I Finished my high school in 2013 and since then I started training as an auxiliary nurse in 2017.
I’m so confused on my denial.
Pls can you guys advise me on what to do?
Do you think it’s the time range I finished my high school from 2013 till date?
Or because I don’t have enough strong ties?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by tracker01(m): 1:01pm On Jun 11
Rhonah:

It actually varies but once they're done with verifications and no document is fraudulent in anyway, the tatus will definitely change. Just keep checking and praying to whatever you believe in.
Thanks for your response.
But he didn't submit any paper before he was issues white paper.. and the supplement question they asked for is just personal profile questions that was already answered in his DS-160 forms.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Rriol: 1:08pm On Jun 11
tracker01:

Thanks for your response.
But he didn't submit any paper before he was issues white paper.. and the supplement question they asked for is just personal profile questions that was already answered in his DS-160 forms.

What was the documents or questions asked?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by expertman(m): 1:30pm On Jun 11
Hello walspring ,

Please are you the one using this email walspring009@hotmail.co.uk?

Just wanted to be sure that I am dealing with the right walspring.

Thanks so much hope to see ur response here





Walspring:


Via email or send me PM
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Tessyope: 1:54pm On Jun 11
[quote author=Slim4Rehani post=102608180]You didn't answer very well: what are your plans after your degree:
Prepare yourself and pray then go back



I don't think there is anything wrong with the way she answered the question, the answer seems fine to me, but I think it her profile.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Slim4Rehani(f): 2:13pm On Jun 11
He ought to start by defending what he has been doing since after high school and then how that course will help him more when he got to Nigeria because he has experience already so all he needs more to quality education to make him more successful in his career. Finish


[quote author=Tessyope post=102610341][/quote]

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by tracker01(m): 2:14pm On Jun 11
Rriol:


What was the documents or questions asked?
Personal information, passport and travel history, relatives, Address and contact information, social media and Employment History.. just as they asked on DS-160

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Vahn: 2:17pm On Jun 11
Hello Everyone

Please can i send an email requesting for funding to about 3 people in a College of Business?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Beansguy: 2:21pm On Jun 11
Tbh your answer was vague, you should have said something like, I'll be returning for my professional exam, after that I'll be picking up a nursing job at Bleep hospital.

Applying to a community college no be beans, it comes with more scrutiny, you should give reasonable answers, and don't talk too much next time.

With an associate degree in nursing, the highest you can do is work as a registered Nurse, so why did you say you'll establish a home for the elderly.

You shot yourself in the leg, to be frank with you, na una they reduce the chances of people going to a community college. about 50% of students going to the US from Nigeria to play sport start from Highschool or community college. If you know you can't defend yourself or give reasonable answers don't apply to a community college.




Lahmeedey:
Hello guys
Status: denied
Location: Lagos
Date:10/06/2021
The VO was a man in is late 40’s .

Vo: Good morning, how are you?
Me: Good morning sir, how are you today?( I did not even know if he replied)
Vo: what are you going to do in the US and where are you going?
Me: I’ll be going to Kansas, to pursue my associate degree in pre nursing science at Butler community college.
Vo: ok, what are your plans after your degree
Me: after my degree I’ll be back to Nigeria to work as a nurse in a top rated hospital or even establish a mini home plus where I can take care of elderly people.( at this point he was already bringing out the blue paper, but I didn’t stop talking).
Vo: sorry I’ll be denying you bla bla bla...and he hand be the blue paper and my documents.


Well I Finished my high school in 2013 and since then I started training as an auxiliary nurse in 2017.
I’m so confused on my denial.
Pls can you guys advise me on what to do?
Do you think it’s the time range I finished my high school from 2013 till date?
Or because I don’t have enough strong ties?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Beansguy: 2:36pm On Jun 11
Good afternoon everyone, my cousin's account was frozen on Monday, and we've been checking back since then, but up till this day it's still saying "You have exceeded your limit for viewing this page, and your limit will be reset as if tomorrow". Please what can we do about it?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by emmanuelle27: 2:55pm On Jun 11
Pls how long before you reach out to the grad cord for update if you submitted an application for Ms? Is two weeks okay?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Schrodinger1(m): 3:24pm On Jun 11
Long Post

Over the past weeks, I have been more than delighted seeing a 100% visa approvals from all those that I was privileged to have been engaged with in their F1 Visa mock exercise albeit some did not come here to share their transcripts. It was fascinating to have spent those times with you. Congratulations guys! More wins await you all.

In addition, I personally derived this somewhat, naturally induced self-confidence and the can-do-spirit with the news of your successes, that despite my 2 previous refusals at the Lagos Consulate, I knew I had what it takes to change the narrative at my third consecutive appointment in Lagos with the Almighty by my side.

NOTE: I am not God that gives visa approvals neither am I a professional VO that has worked at the embassy before. I only try to directly impact your preparation positively if I happen to have the chance to prepare with you.

post=102475835:


US VISA APPROVED.
3rd Consecutive Attempt all in Lagos.
Venue: Lagos Consulate, VI
Date: 7th June, 2021.
Time: 8:00am
Interviewed: 10:30am
Window: 5
Interview Time: Less than 1minute.
Attire: Well Starched Guinea Native with gator lol.

Full Transcript, gist and maybe story Loading.....This hustle started in 2018 oh...

Having arrived at the embassy at exactly 6:55am, I immediately joined the queue that was moving into the screening hall. After the checks, we waited in this hall for about 2hrs before entering the main interview hall were biometrics and finger capturing were done at around 8:25am. Two VO's on duty, a Black American lady in window 2 and a White American Man in window 5. The white man was dishing out pink paper with little remorse. I quickly observed that I was interviewed by him in December 2019, my second refusal. Partially, I started blaming myself for not going to Abuja while still in the queue. My wish was to be interviewed by the Black Lady which didn't come true. A vast majority of those unfunded didn't get approval in his window, window 5. You hardly spend 2mins in his window. The moment he sees you're funded and heading for probably a research focused program, he'd approve your visa. Most often than not, he doesn't ask beyond the same 3 questions if you have been fully funded. The other Lady would delay and eventually refuse an application. Generally, they were far more refusals than otherwise.

The Full Transcript!

VO: Good morning, pass me I-20 and passport.

Me: Good morning sir. This is it. (He immediately glanced on the financial section of my I-20 and started typing)

VO: what is your study plan and where are you going?

Me: I am going to study for my Masters program in Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University. I will be focusing on my research area in Radar Communications Systems and Networks. I will be taking a minimum of 9 credits of Thesis and 21 credits of regular course work spread within 4 semesters in 2years. I will be wrapping up my studies with a final oral examination. My courses are Satellite Communications, Information Theory, Digital Signal Pro... ( VO: Don't tell me about your courses, I don't need it).

VO: What is your plan after study?

Me: I will return home to work as a researcher with NigComSat or the Nigerian Communications Commission, where I hope to be involved the collaboration between NCC and SpaceX in the deployment of starlink satellite Internet services, a project that is likely to commence in 2023 and would end in 2027. In the long term, I would take up a lecturing role in my alma mater, this degree is a step towards achieving that, as well as setting up my own research institute here in Nigeria.

VO: I'll be approving your visa and brings out the white paper.... I said thank you with a huge smile/laughter on my face but covered with facemask. I heard other stuffs but could not comprehend... My body was already in motion. I think the long queue behind me reacted and cheered to my reaction... My sign of relief was more than glaring...

PS: My delivery was not smooth even though as I was 100% confident. The fact that I had cough, and was stressed (didn't sleep all through), tired, hungry as well as my poor history there could have been the reasons.

After 3 experiences in the same embassy, I would advise you to use the Abuja Embassy if you do not have any form of Funding or if you've been refused once in Lagos. It helps psychologically. The drilling in Lagos is Massive and I feel you have a slightly better chance in Abuja. I think Lagos has more applicants than Abuja, if this is correct, then it makes sense to use the latter. However, you can do it anywhere just like I did.

Big thank you to Horlahsunbo225, best plug for mock.

In all you do, Do Not Quit This Hustle. Listen to Burna Boy's song "Level Up" in the Twice as Tall Album if you feel like quitting.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Schrodinger1(m): 3:37pm On Jun 11
Vahn:
Hello Everyone

Please can i send an email requesting for funding to about 3 people in a College of Business?

Yes. You can. There's utterly no harm in doing so. However, you must not plagiarise each mail. The mails sent to the three of them must be worded differently.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by harveygordon: 3:38pm On Jun 11
beejhay69:
Hello.
Send me your enrollment number via email.

I've sent you a DM via mail. Please respond
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Schrodinger1(m): 3:42pm On Jun 11
emmanuelle27:
Pls how long before you reach out to the grad cord for update if you submitted an application for Ms? Is two weeks okay?

Most grad schools have a timeline for reviewing an application and consequently making a decision. Some will say after 4 weeks for MS and 6/8 weeks for PhD application. You ought to check your school webpage thoroughly for this. However, there's no harm in reaching out after two weeks.
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by horlahsunbo225(m): 4:03pm On Jun 11
Schrodinger1:
Long Post

Over the past weeks, I have been more than delighted seeing a 100% visa approvals from all those that I was privileged to have been engaged with in their F1 Visa mock exercise albeit some did not come here to share their transcripts. It was fascinating to have spent those times with you. Congratulations guys! More wins await you all.

In addition, I personally derived this somewhat, naturally induced self-confidence and the can-do-spirit with the news of your successes, that despite my 2 previous refusals at the Lagos Consulate, I knew I had what it takes to change the narrative at my third consecutive appointment in Lagos with the Almighty by my side.

NOTE: I am not God that gives visa approvals neither am I a professional VO that has worked at the embassy before. I only try to directly impact your preparation positively if I happen to have the chance to prepare with you.



Having arrived at the embassy at exactly 6:55am, I immediately joined the queue that was moving into the screening hall. After the checks, we waited in this hall for about 2hrs before entering the main interview hall were biometrics and finger capturing were done at around 8:25am. Two VO's on duty, a Black American lady in window 2 and a White American Man in window 5. The white man was dishing out pink paper with little remorse. I quickly observed that I was interviewed by him in December 2019, my second refusal. Partially, I started blaming myself for not going to Abuja while still in the queue. My wish was to be interviewed by the Black Lady which didn't come true. A vast majority of those unfunded didn't get approval in his window, window 5. You hardly spend 2mins in his window. The moment he sees you're funded and heading for probably a research focused program, he'd approve your visa. Most often than not, he doesn't ask beyond the same 3 questions if you have been fully funded. The other Lady would delay and eventually refuse an application. Generally, they were far more refusals than otherwise.

The Full Transcript!

VO: Good morning, pass me I-20 and passport.

Me: Good morning sir. This is it. (He immediately glanced on the financial section of my I-20 and started typing)

VO: what is your study plan and where are you going?

Me: I am going to study for my Masters program in Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University. I will be focusing on my research area in Radar Communications Systems and Networks. I will be taking a minimum of 9 credits of Thesis and 21 credits of regular course work spread within 4 semesters in 2years. I will be wrapping up my studies with a final oral examination. My courses are Satellite Communications, Information Theory, Digital Signal Pro... ( VO: Don't tell me about your courses, I don't need it).

VO: What is your plan after study?

Me: I will return home to work as a researcher with NigComSat or the Nigerian Communications Commission, were I hope to be involved the collaboration between NCC and SpaceX in the deployment of starlink satellite Internet services, a project that is likely to commence in 2023 and would end in 2027. In the long term, I would take up a lecturing role in my alma mater, this degree is a step towards achieving that, as well as setting up my own research institute here in Nigeria.

VO: I'll be approving your visa and brings out the white paper.... I said thank you with a huge smile/laughter on my face but covered with facemask. I heard other stuffs but could not comprehend... My body was already in motion. I think the long queue behind me reacted and cheered to my reaction... My sign of relief was more than glaring...

PS: My delivery was not smooth even though as I was 100% confident. The fact that I had cough, and was stressed (didn't sleep all through), tired, hungry as well as my poor history there could have been the reasons.

After 3 experiences in the same embassy, I would advise you to use the Abuja Embassy if you do not have any form of Funding or if you've been refused once in Lagos. It helps psychologically. The drilling in Lagos is Massive and I feel you have a slightly better chance in Abuja. I think Lagos has more applicants than Abuja, if this is correct, then it makes sense to use the latter. However, you can do it anywhere just like I did.

Big thank you to Horlahsunbo225, best plug for mock.

In all you do, Do Not Quit This Hustle. Listen to Burna Boy's song "Level Up" in the Twice as Tall Album if you feel like quitting.
Happy for you boss

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by emmanuelle27: 4:13pm On Jun 11
Schrodinger1:


Most grad schools have a timeline for reviewing an application and consequently making a decision. Some will say after 4 weeks for MS and 6/8 weeks for PhD application. You ought to check your school webpage thoroughly for this. However, there's no harm in reaching out after two weeks.
oh thank you, the program says two weeks though and its exactly two weeks today that was what prompted me to ask, thank you

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Taciturnity: 5:07pm On Jun 11
Congratulations Boss.. NA man you be jare.!!more wins
Schrodinger1:
Long Post

Over the past weeks, I have been more than delighted seeing a 100% visa approvals from all those that I was privileged to have been engaged with in their F1 Visa mock exercise albeit some did not come here to share their transcripts. It was fascinating to have spent those times with you. Congratulations guys! More wins await you all.

In addition, I personally derived this somewhat, naturally induced self-confidence and the can-do-spirit with the news of your successes, that despite my 2 previous refusals at the Lagos Consulate, I knew I had what it takes to change the narrative at my third consecutive appointment in Lagos with the Almighty by my side.

NOTE: I am not God that gives visa approvals neither am I a professional VO that has worked at the embassy before. I only try to directly impact your preparation positively if I happen to have the chance to prepare with you.



Having arrived at the embassy at exactly 6:55am, I immediately joined the queue that was moving into the screening hall. After the checks, we waited in this hall for about 2hrs before entering the main interview hall were biometrics and finger capturing were done at around 8:25am. Two VO's on duty, a Black American lady in window 2 and a White American Man in window 5. The white man was dishing out pink paper with little remorse. I quickly observed that I was interviewed by him in December 2019, my second refusal. Partially, I started blaming myself for not going to Abuja while still in the queue. My wish was to be interviewed by the Black Lady which didn't come true. A vast majority of those unfunded didn't get approval in his window, window 5. You hardly spend 2mins in his window. The moment he sees you're funded and heading for probably a research focused program, he'd approve your visa. Most often than not, he doesn't ask beyond the same 3 questions if you have been fully funded. The other Lady would delay and eventually refuse an application. Generally, they were far more refusals than otherwise.

The Full Transcript!

VO: Good morning, pass me I-20 and passport.

Me: Good morning sir. This is it. (He immediately glanced on the financial section of my I-20 and started typing)

VO: what is your study plan and where are you going?

Me: I am going to study for my Masters program in Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University. I will be focusing on my research area in Radar Communications Systems and Networks. I will be taking a minimum of 9 credits of Thesis and 21 credits of regular course work spread within 4 semesters in 2years. I will be wrapping up my studies with a final oral examination. My courses are Satellite Communications, Information Theory, Digital Signal Pro... ( VO: Don't tell me about your courses, I don't need it).

VO: What is your plan after study?

Me: I will return home to work as a researcher with NigComSat or the Nigerian Communications Commission, were I hope to be involved the collaboration between NCC and SpaceX in the deployment of starlink satellite Internet services, a project that is likely to commence in 2023 and would end in 2027. In the long term, I would take up a lecturing role in my alma mater, this degree is a step towards achieving that, as well as setting up my own research institute here in Nigeria.

VO: I'll be approving your visa and brings out the white paper.... I said thank you with a huge smile/laughter on my face but covered with facemask. I heard other stuffs but could not comprehend... My body was already in motion. I think the long queue behind me reacted and cheered to my reaction... My sign of relief was more than glaring...

PS: My delivery was not smooth even though as I was 100% confident. The fact that I had cough, and was stressed (didn't sleep all through), tired, hungry as well as my poor history there could have been the reasons.

After 3 experiences in the same embassy, I would advise you to use the Abuja Embassy if you do not have any form of Funding or if you've been refused once in Lagos. It helps psychologically. The drilling in Lagos is Massive and I feel you have a slightly better chance in Abuja. I think Lagos has more applicants than Abuja, if this is correct, then it makes sense to use the latter. However, you can do it anywhere just like I did.

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Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by bamiDee1(m): 5:22pm On Jun 11
Please how long does it take for an emergency appointment request to be approved?
Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Malone122: 5:27pm On Jun 11
bamiDee1:
Please how long does it take for an emergency appointment request to be approved?
well with the way things are going it varies but sometimes a week on or before
But it is usually 1-2 business days

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