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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by lanrywatt(m): 12:23am On May 07|
Visa interview date 9th Aug
Merit award: 8k
Family funds stated on I-20
Msc Social Work....University of pitts
First attempt: in my beginning 30s
Pleases Kindly reviews and advise accordingly.
Vo: abj: one white man on white and tie. He was very fast ..everything happens so fast
Interview as follows.
Me: Good morning
Vo: place your hand on the scanner
VO: Pass me your documents
Me: was going to remove I-20 and passport for him, but vo said all, all was passed
Vo: have you travelled to the us before
Me: no , not at all
Vo: What is your highest degree
Me: bachelor of Science in Child Development
Vo: nodded so are you employed
Me: no, however, i have been making preparations by taking prerequisite courses on coursera, such as human development and social environment and I presently volunteered at Bleep and Vo cut me off. (Note: I stopped work in March 2021...contracted job with an INGO written on my ds form) said it as stated on ds form.
Vo: checked system and asked if my siblings all school here in Nigeria...Vo must have seen i have a bro who went to us for a 6wks program but he is back. Which I didn't no until after my interview ( I don't know if it affect anything though just saying for extensive review)
Me: yes they all school here. Note ( I was expecting him to ask me what my siblings do but he didn't, maybe be I should have explained more without waiting for him to ask me)
Vo: nodded so who is paying for your deficit
Me: I have a merit scholarship and my dad will be paying maintaining eye contact. Note I have two sponsor my dad and uncle ..dad was filled on Ds form but my uncle statement was with me and sufficient enough while my dad statement was not sufficient enough... immediate I mention my dad VO: cut me by asking what he does, he was fast so I couldn't mention my uncle
I stuttered a little.
Me: he is a director at the Ministry of Bleep and also owns a large commercial cucumber farm in ogun statement that supplies cucumber within southwest.
Vo: can I have financial evidence
Me: brought out both statement of account ..vo sight hmmm seen my uncles statement is bulky but I presented my dad statement first
Vo: quickly scanned the total credit and debit and available balance. Returned it and quickly typed for few minutes and hand me blue paper...saying according to visa rules I am not qualified at this moment blablabla...can't remember the rest.
Pls guru's in the house kindly assist
The above was my first attempt.
I intend to try again this fall, what could be done differently ?
I have a GTA that covers both tuition and living expenses but I still have a deficit less than 10k.
Kindly note that this is a New course and a new school different from the school I applied before. Sponsor is my dad and my personal savings
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Muchmore024: 12:28am On May 07|
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by AsherTopaz: 12:43am On May 07|
Hi. Please I would like to ask does anyone have experience re entering usa after a status violation.Six years ago I had a status violation during my undergraduate degree. I didnt know and left the country 86 days later to renew my visa. I was curious if anyone has experience with such issue. As I have a graduate admission and was wondering how future visa interviews might be affected by my previous violation.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Thiwhy(f): 1:31am On May 07|
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Schrodinger2(m): 1:35am On May 07|
Sure, you can. Although you'd have to work hard again to get to this stage as priority would not be given to you to book a new date at another location. You might not necessarily need to pay for a new visa fee.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Schrodinger2(m): 1:39am On May 07|
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Phatjay007(f): 1:50am On May 07|
I requested for my unofficial transcript to be sent to my mail from OAU using TPS and am yet to get a response since January.
Is there anything I can do to hasten the process?
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by adebay123: 2:30am On May 07|
Can someone kindly add me to the group.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Teeswift(m): 3:07am On May 07|
Was it through a regular appointment or EA?
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Teeswift(m): 3:26am On May 07|
I can see that the regular appointments has gone back to April 2023 in Abuja. Please were the slots through a regular appointments or EA?
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Arizona042: 3:44am On May 07|
Gdine:Please,kindly add my number, 08032871603 to the Abuja search date Group. Thanks
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Valmichael: 5:53am On May 07|
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Micheal9089: 6:28am On May 07|
Ladycecee:yes I did, yes I was able to select another date.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by UmmZayd: 6:46am On May 07|
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Eralimad22: 6:53am On May 07|
Good morning , please I was denied a previous f1 visa application in November , reason for denial was 214b .. I had applied to a community college , fully funded by my sponsor and was to live with my sponsor who happens to be my uncle and us citizen ..I like to believe that where I flopped the interview was when I was asked why I’m just going back to school now (which I answered ) then I was asked if I had any family in the us to which I replied my uncle and his family ( apart from all this I didn’t include my parents date of birth simply because I do not know it , dad is late ) please I need someone to let me know what to do to change this situation so as to re apply . Thank you
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by UmmZayd: 6:55am On May 07|
1. Sounded like you were really nervous
2. If you were currently volunteering, why did you say you were not working??
3. You shouldn't have presented your dad's SOA since the fund there wasn't enough to cover your deficit
4. I believe with the current situation you should be able to gather yourself all together and really prepare for your next interview.
PS: VO was fast or not, you need to get your responses right
Best of luck
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by UmmZayd: 6:56am On May 07|
Applying to a community college is a red flag. Why exactly did you apply to a community college?
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Ladycecee(f): 6:59am On May 07|
Noted, Thank you for your response
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Ladycecee(f): 7:02am On May 07|
Thank you for your input.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Eralimad22: 7:23am On May 07|
Thank you . I applied to a community college due to the cost of fees and also the fact it would take just two years to get an associates degree . And then my age I’m 27 with no previous degree asides o levels and I tried to explain the reason why I have just decided to go back to school which I guess I didn’t explain clearly enough to the vo.. I’ll appreciate if you or anyone can let Me know what to do . Thank you
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by sbot: 7:34am On May 07|
You’d be asked what has changed.
Just mention that you were really nervous the last time.
Also, try to put yourself together and be consistent.
Not to worry, you’d get it on your next try. Just show them how confident you are.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by kponkedenge(m): 7:36am On May 07|
Is there anyway for the VO to know that one's brother or family is in the US?
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Deejayprof: 7:47am On May 07|
VISA INTERVIEW TRANSCRIPT
Interview Date: 6th May, 2022
Funding: Fully funded
Program: PhD Biological Scinece
School: University of Illinois
VO: Good morning
Me: Morning sir (I didn't hear what he said very well, I passed my i-20 and passport
VO: Have you travelled before?
Me: Not at all
VO: Do your capturing
Me: I did my biometric capture
VO : Why did you choose UI?
Me : In my search for universities offering combination of Molecular Biology and Neurobiology, I came across UI as one of the best schools offering the double. However, being the only public research university at Chicago, UI offers me the laboratory research experience I need.
VO: What do you do?
Me: I am University lecturer at so so University, where i currently teach ... (He has already started typing while I focus my eyes on cimpletely on his eyeballs and whenever he looked at my direction, he saw my face looking relaxed).
VO: What is your plan after this program?
Me: I will be coming back to Nigeria to continue my lecturing job.
VO: Are you married?
Me: ( I didn't hear this one very well, so I asked him to repeat himself like 3 times). Yes
VO: When was that?
VO: Is your wife going with you?
Me: She will be coming to visit
VO kept typing and after asked again, you said your wife will be visiting you
Me: Yes please, she will be visiting.
I didn't even hear what VO was saying at a point though (other VOs were speaking louder but then I knew he wasn't asking me any question.
The guy stood up to go to paper side, there were three types of paper. The blue, the white and the yellow paper in that order. As he reached out for the white I knew it's approval.
He then attached the white paper to my i-20 and gave me
I only heard pick your passport bla bla bla, and I said thank you
PS: Pray well
Be bold (probably be singing or speaking in tongues quietly before your time so that you charge your vocal system before you are called)
Eye contact must be 100%
Don't rush to answer any question, particularly the ones you didn't hear well.
Ask the VO to repeat the questions you either did not hear well or your brain couldn't immediately get an answer to, it is also a strategy to quickly gather a good response rather than stammering and saying rubbish (I asked VO to repeat a question 3 times when I didn't hear him). Amount of words you say do not matter, it is in the substance of your response
Know your story very well, any question can be asked in any order
Don't tell plenty story, no time. Say the most important things first and be as brief as possible
Please go to the embassy early (they don't check your appointment time before they interview you, but it saves you emotional and physical stress if you go there early)
VO didn't ask about my funding. He already saw that in my i-20. No document was also requested for except the i-20 i gave him.
I wasn't even eager to answer any question like that. Once I respond and he nods his head and start typing, I keep quiet and focus on him so that I won't say what I'm not supposed to say
All the best guys
I decided to share, since I have benefitted from other people experiences too
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by illumined999333: 8:01am On May 07|
1. It's not so difficult to understand that you were jittery.
2. Why did you tell him you were unemployed. You shouldn't have.
3. You should have just listed your uncle as your sponsor, then provide convincing informations about why your uncle is capable and motivated to sponsor you.
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Crystalpaul: 8:42am On May 07|
Kindly add me up to the Abuja search for date WhatsApp group.
My email: email@example.com
I would be glad to hear from you as soon as possible.
Thank you very much @Gdine!
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Venekconsultt: 9:08am On May 07|
No doubt yes but don't sound as if funds was your major set back last time rather also include how well you've developed via skill, academics and what you got to offer. Above all be CONFIDENT
I don't mean OVER CONFIDENT o because both are different things
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by krcboy(m): 9:13am On May 07|
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Venekconsultt: 9:42am On May 07|
I am so sure that you were sacred and freaking out but what surprises me is that your composure has still not grown upon ur 2nd application. However I'll advise you always stay on ur lane because a mixture of fear+over confidence lead u to mention even ur uncle's company when perhaps the VO asked a simple question which was "WHO IS YOUR SPONSOR" of which the answer would had been "MY UNCLE".
Succesive denials are honestly not healthy for future application but I urge you take time, build up your flaws and take the next application you will be embarking on as your last(by LAST I mean, A MUST SCALE THROUGH THE PROCESS WHICH IS BUILT FROM YOUR PREVIOUS PROCESSES/EXPERIENCES)
Success is not final,failure is not fatal; It is the courage to continue that counts.
I hope to be part of your success story man
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by kponkedenge(m): 10:04am On May 07|
How about for Msc?
|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Amazingmeroses: 10:35am On May 07|
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|Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Bigsecret(f): 11:25am On May 07|
Thank you. How are you? longest time
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