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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:52am On Jun 22, 2016
Is there anyone going to UT at Dallas or UT at Arlington in the house?
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 7:08am On Jun 18, 2016
gentledoj:
How will someone know courses to be taking because I can see VO asking such question.... Please help

Check you department website. They normally have course by semester or core and elective courses listed. I have seen that in all the schools i applied to
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 3:13am On Jun 18, 2016
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Hi Everyone,
I promised to share my transcript here earlier today.
I got to the embassy 5.30am for 6.30am appointment on Wednesday. Cleared at the security, got in to the building at about 6am. VO showed up 6.20 am and the show started.
I was interviewed at Window 5 and I had 3 guys in front of me. The first two guys were denied and the 3rd guy visa was approved. He is very young man; he was accompanied by his mum
Now my turn;
Vo: Pass me your passport
Me: gave him my passport with 1-20, service fee receipt in the middle
VO: What are you going to do in the United States
Me: I want to pursue my PhD degree in Chemistry specializing in Organic Medicinal Chemistry
at UTD
VO: Tell me about the University
Me: UTD is a is a public research university that offers great research opportunities in the field of
Organic medicinal chemistry, especially in drug designing and development. ............. (added other information about the univ data)
VO: What course will you be taking?
Me: At my first year, I will take CHEM 5308: determination of molecular structure to physical
methods, CHEM 5309: Organic Chemistry I, CHEM 5310: Organic Chemistry II, CHEM 5312:
Advance Organic Synthesis, Separation technique
VO: Your Visa is approved, pick up your visa in the next 2 days and gave me info about Form I-20
Me: I smile and said thank you, he smiled back.
I was only asked 3 questions; the whole interview was about 1.30 mins (less than 2 mins) and no document was asked apart from my passport, though I gave him form 1-20 and servic confirmation with my passport

Advice:
Be yourself, be natural and be truthful especially at your interview and when filling your visa application form
Speak up and clearly
Don’t over stress yourself but be prepare for any question, a question may lead to others

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:14pm On Jun 17, 2016
Hi Everyone,

My Visa was approved Wednesday morning and the whole interview was less than 2 mins. I was asked only 3 question. No document was asked.
I will post the transcript here later in the weekend, also the lesson learned from the start to the end. Hopefully someone would learn from it.

Thanks.

Thanks to gunther6, sirriddy for answering my questions and thanks to those that refused to answer.

Cheers

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 3:22pm On Jun 07, 2016
awe2015:
Abeg Gurus, when is the right time to start planning for Summer Internship for next year

I am not a student, but will advice you to start applying to company at least a year before. Some companies ask for application to be submitted early. Example, my company which is a fortune 200 ask engineering interns to submit there application a year before. So u can start looking now, submit applications, look for companies coming to ur school to recruit and makes use of LinkedIn.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 2:23am On May 24, 2016
In DS-160 there is a question: "Who is paying for your US trip?" I have a fully funded Phd offer, so should I fill self funded or university's name?

Do you have any immediate relatives, not including parents, in the United States? I have my elder brother in CA. He is a citizen. Should I answer Yes? I just wanted to truthful as I can.

Please Advice.. Thanks
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 7:06am On May 18, 2016
Bussy123:
Can I take statement of result to embassy or it has to be original certificate? I only have my original statement of result for my undergraduate and don't have my certificate yet. I have my original master degree certificate from UI but don't have the certificate for undergraduate.

Also Do i have to go with WAEC certificate? There is a mistake on the age on my certificate.

Hey Guys, please i need more input here.. What are you guys advising?
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:57am On May 18, 2016
Walspring:


You can go with the original certificate or statement that your school gave to you..

Hey guys, please more people to give me advice on this..
Thanks
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 8:30pm On May 17, 2016
Holudarey01:

can I pm you?
Sure.. But don't know hw or where to read emails here
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 7:49pm On May 17, 2016
Can I take statement of result to embassy or it has to be original certificate? I only have my original statement of result for my undergraduate and don't have my certificate yet. I have my original master degree certificate from UI but don't have the certificate for undergraduate.

Also Do i have to go with WAEC certificate? There is a mistake on the age on my certificate.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 7:29pm On May 17, 2016
Holudarey01:


I did my undergraduate in UI chemistry dept.
What stage are you? Have you received your i-20?

Got my 1-20 today..
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:53pm On May 17, 2016
Hi Guys and ladies.

Do I have to go to embassy with my WEAC Certificate. I am a Phd Student. Do i have to go with waec certificate or just my undergrad and post grad cert? There is a mistake on age my Waec certificate. What kind I can do? I dont wan to go there with any fake document or with document that has errors. Can i Swear an affidavits?
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:00pm On May 17, 2016
Bussy123:


Hey Buddy,
Thanks for your reply
I got the i-20 today! I have about 3M in my personal account given to my by my elder brother. Do i still need to provide sponsor account? I also i am fully sponsored by the schoool with $ monthly stipend

I just dont want to complicate issues
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 5:59pm On May 17, 2016
Walspring:


With all these you are good to go.. Also you will need to show sponsorship of possible and also defend your full ride, although it's very rare to see PhD student getting denied for student visa..

Go along with your Passport, i20, admission letter with GA letter, sevis reciept, bank statement of sponsor, certificate, transcript, standardised test result

Hey Buddy,
Thanks for your reply
I got the i-20 today! I have about 3M in my personal account given to my by my elder brother. Do i still need to provide sponsor account? I also i am fully sponsored by the schoool with $ monthly stipend
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 5:31pm On May 17, 2016
donxab:

Wow it's very cheap. UNL fall or spring?

I did for fall and i got admitted . But choose to go to Texas because of NE winter. The winter is bad according to my brother .. though he lived there for 5 years.

In short, things are very cheap in Neb but with high Tax
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:56am On May 17, 2016
olayomi:
Hello house, please does being engaged prove enough strong ties to Nigeria?
Also, VO asks most people what they will be working on...as in research project and all.
I have my I-20 but before I contact my advisor and select courses for the semester, the school advised I must have gotten a visa...what do I do in case of being asked such a question?

Kindly advise please.

On the research part. Go to your department website, look at the researches they are working on, or research of your interest and use that. When it comes to courses, by now you should have seen courses that are listed to be taking by new students, so mention those. For example. I am going for chemistry research, the course works i will be taking are already listed in the website and each professor rsearches are on their website as well.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:43am On May 17, 2016
donxab:

Guys any idea? Please help a brother!

Nebraska is a very cheap. My brother lived there. He was paying $400 for 2 bedroom apartment monthly. Its very cheap. I actually applied to UNL.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:37am On May 17, 2016
dickoflife:
who u din EEP?
anyways just write it like a normal formal letter. title it assistantship.
highlight your qualifications and your usefulness to the dept. then ask kindly if available spaces exist or if you can be referred in the evebt it is not possible to be a GA in d dept. thanks.
best regards.

Hey bro,

I just got 3 admissions fully funded. From experience, if you write most of the professors, they rarely answer you. My advice is,apply to the school. In your statement of purpose, mention that you will like to be consider for funding . Apply very early. Have high GRE score. Then try to create relationship with the department admission coordinator. For me I call every week to check status of my application with the department, i seek for advises from the coordinator which are professor as well.

In short, i applied to 7 schools and got adm from 3 , 1 still pending
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 9 by Bussy123: 6:29am On May 17, 2016
Hi all,

I recently accepted an offer into graduate program (PhD) in chemistry. I was offered a financial support as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) or Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) with stipend. In short, its fully funded.

What are the embassy requirements please? How can I prove strong tie to my country? My education has been back to back, I recently completed Master in Chemistry (graduated in September) in UI but still carrying out researches and writing papers (Journals) so I am not doing any paid job now.

What advice can you guys give when it comes to embassy in Lagos? so far my PhD is fully funded with monthly stipend, do I have to present huge back statement to embassy?
What are the documents that I should provide or take to the embassy with me?

Looking forward to hear from you guy.
Thanks

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