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Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Confirmeroptima(f): 4:47pm On Dec 15, 2022
Good afternoon all,

Can anyone help with this questions please?

I qualify for the dropbox interview waiver on the 48months notice, I just made the visa fee payment yesterday but during the booking process on the website, it is asking for expiration within the past 24 months. Why hasn’t that been updated? Has anybody gotten this kind of message.

Kindly help. Thank you

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Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by Confirmeroptima(f): 8:59pm On Dec 14, 2022
Hello Seanj1

Were you able to pass this stage? If yes, please how were you able to resolve this? on my application page, it is still showing expiration within the past 24 months as against the 48months?

Many thanks


Hello, I qualify for this, but during the booking process on the website, it is asking for expiration within the past 24 months. Why hasn’t that been updated?

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Business / Re: How To Obtain License To Operate Mineral Buying Center In Nigeria by Confirmeroptima(f): 6:38pm On Jul 23, 2019

Thank you for this thread. Please I have a question for you. I have read through the Mineral and minning Act 2007 , but couldnt find the requirement to obtain license for the mineral buying center. Kindly guide me

The Solid Mineral Sector in Nigeria is regulated by Law. The mining, buying, selling, trading and export of any mineral in the Country is governed by the Nigerian Minerals And Mining Act 2007.

There is a lot of misconceptions about how to obtain licenses and permits to operate in the Solid Mineral Sector; however, these licenses and permits are very easy to obtain if you have the right information.

To start the business of buying and selling of any type of mineral in Nigeria, you need a License known as Certificate of Mineral Buying Center. The requirements and procedures to obtain this very important permit are discussed below.

Certificate for a Mineral Buying Center is issued by the Department of Artisanal And Small-Scale Mining, Ministry of Mines And Steel Development, Abuja. You can apply by yourself or have an agent process the document for you.

1. Certificate of Incorporation
2. Articles & Memorandum of Association
3. CAC Forms CO2 & CO7
4. Evidence of Office Address (you can even use you home address)
5. Evidence of Technical Competence (don't worry, your Agent will provide this)
6. Evidence of payment of prescribed fees

The Certificate will be issued to you within two weeks of application or thereabout. The general practice is that agents are paid to process the License; however, you can do it by yourself if you have the time for the follow up. With this document, you can start the buying and selling of any type of mineral you wish to trade on in the Country. See my signature to contact me for enquiries.
Travel / Re: U.S. Embassy Abuja New Procedure For Drop Box Renewals by Confirmeroptima(f): 3:44pm On Jan 25, 2017

For the dropbox. You only need the following
1. Passport with the last/current issued visa.(if passport has expired you need to go with new passport)
2. Passport Photograph
3. Dropbox letter
4. GTBank payment receipt
5. Printed DSform 160 confirmation page

@DHL wont receive receive any other documents.

However, for interview pls take all supporting documents. There is no thing as over documents. Its better to be over than under.
Best of luck


Travel / Re: U.S. Embassy Abuja New Procedure For Drop Box Renewals by Confirmeroptima(f): 1:03pm On Jan 25, 2017
VO please my visa will be expiring next month, i intend to apply for renewal and equally apply for wife.

i still have a valid canada visa till 2020

how do i go about it... can i drop my passport and that of wife a well or do she need to apper for interview

You will need to apply for dropbox alone provided your wifey has not been issued US Visa before, she would need to attend an interview.
Travel / Re: U.S. Embassy Abuja New Procedure For Drop Box Renewals by Confirmeroptima(f): 5:29pm On Jan 12, 2017
Please I have the same question but a bit of expanded. Am told that the 10 findger started in 2010. Does it mean that all persons who got visa after then need to answer yes in ds 160 form? And also, am i to write a letter before I submit my passport at DHL? Thanks

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Confirmeroptima(f): 4:47pm On Mar 10, 2016
Dear House,

Oakbend has reduced the reviewed prices. I was at the hospital on Tuesday and I got a copy of the downward review from the initial upward review which was to take effect from March 1.

I can categorically inform the house that the reduced reviewed prices are;
VD, 2500 (an increase of $200 as against the previous upward $3500) The price pre review was 2300
CS, 3700 (also an increase $200)

On transportation I think Uber is about the cheapest when compare to yellow cab and private cabs. You can negotiate with the private cabs with uber price



Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Confirmeroptima(f): 3:26am On Feb 19, 2016
I got to know of the unavailability of what they called long form sheet for the production of bc here in fort bend county. So i took the short form bc which only contains my LO full name, DH full name and my full names also containing her birth date and place of birth but i learnt the long form sheet contains all info on the short form and info on doctor that delivered hospital used and afew other info.

I was apprehensive before but i applied for passport with the short form and i had picked up already. If Fort bend county is out of short form papers there is no need for travelling far, you may need to go the state health centre in downtown houston and apply with $23 they will give you the short form and you can submit at passport office.

But naija i hail us, we ran the papers out of circulation although mexicans follow join sha


Nothing much just that I can't understand how " paper for BC" no dey n people r traveling 3hrs to go get from another town near Houston!!!


Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Confirmeroptima(f): 12:51am On Jan 31, 2016
Congratulations mumtee,

The fragrance you left behind in Hopewomen clinic is still strong. Dr. E has been very warm and very professional.
I have sent you a PM I would like to ask you some question.

Love to your LO

My Fellow missionaries, its been a while, trying to settle down after my 2 months missionary journey. Here is my transcript.

Travelled via BA Nov 23rd, Houston POE was a breeze. Honesty pays o, as i declared Child birth during visa interview. Had my doctor's correspondence, Cash, debit cards etc for POE hence all CBP officers were friendly even at secondary inspection. I rem him saying its not a críme to birth here, all We are after is declaration and preparedness.

My wonderful Doc E cared for My prenatals and took delivery of my son vía CS at Oakbend Medical on Dec 23rd. My mum was surprised i was up d Next day considering my experience with my First daughter. All Baby documentation were out in récord time. I had a good time and wont mind doing It again. I left for Naija 24th Jan with my Prince and Mum vía BA

Below is a summary of my bill:
Doc fees (CS) $2300
Prenatal tests $ 119.6
Hosp fee (CS) $3500
Anaestasia. $ 950
NICS. $474
Brown & Assoc $87

Paediatrics bill after discharged:
First visit $75
2nd visit. $55
2nd PKU test $60 (Pls negotiate as self pay upfront b4 u do d test o so that u dont pay this much, a mama on this platform Paid $12. My Next Door neighbour didnt pay as d Paed Did It for free.

This platform has been so so helpful, i appreciate all d people who Have answered ny queréis, responded to PM, those that has Just provided info publicly to We users. Cant begin to mention names cos everyone has been helpful. I am also available to respond to PM if i cant be on d Forum anytime.
May God bless our LOs, We wont labour in vain over them. Our children will matter wia It matters by God's grace, Amen.
For those of us preparing for this journey and those in d waiting room, your testimony is sure, Just follow d rules and Take out time to research, It gets u prepared and confident, Nothing takes u by surprise.
I came, I Saw, I conquered!

Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Confirmeroptima(f): 4:15pm On Jan 24, 2016
Goodmorning House,

I just woke up and I want to say a happy Sunday to everyone. And a thank you for the positive comments I got this morning especially to calm down I have been disturbing my husband for putting us on a spot. It was my husband that said that we should go and not be afriad since he had gone before, this forum is very educative and I thank all the contributors for sparing time and sharing experience. Sometime we sleep on goldmine unknowing to us, I got to know this platform here in America when I asked for Taxi.

I wasnt pregnant when I got my Visa, I got Visa in february and took in May last year. I will keep all my receipts, already the clinic gave me a zero balance when I paid but they said they will give me another one when my child arrives and there are no complications. Am told the hospital will do same.

Am so grateful. Have a beautiful weekend everyone.


First of all, there's absolutely no reason to panic.
Were you pregnant when you got the visa?
If not Lady G has told you what to do.
However, the most important thing I would advise is to pay all bills and have your receipt handy at all times even when leaving.
All the best.


Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Confirmeroptima(f): 11:21pm On Jan 23, 2016
I have paid the hospital bill already and the doctor bill already.

I didnt know of this trend until I was introduced to a Nigerian taxi cab man-Chris-by a friend's sister who also told me about nairaland paltform's on delivery in the US. I must say that the driver has been good, affordable and very warm.

Is it a fraudulent thing to come in wthout declaring. Am getting scared with different comments. Am not fraudulent and am not going to run away, I just want a good medical attention and other associated other benefits. Am prepared to pay my bills. I only need clarifications and possible intervention after reading loads of messages on this platform I became concerned and worried about many people travelling with declaration at the point of entry.

Pls what should i do exactly.


She never said she killed someone o.
Maybe I should go back and read the post again.
This your reply is scary o
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Confirmeroptima(f): 11:01pm On Jan 23, 2016
Thank you so much for the prompt response. Just joined this platform; a friend refer me and its been really eye opening and educative. The Lord bless the contributors and the administrators.

Yes, the lady asked. I was here with my husband and he was the one answering the questions

The lady asked: Why are you here
Husband: For Vacation
The Lady: How much do you have?
Husband: $9,500
The Lady: How long are you staying?
Husband: Four weeks( thats actually the time we booked)
The lady: Are you here with any meat, peper?
Husband: No(we didnt travel with any)
The lady:Are you sure?
Husband: Yes
The lady: when last were you here?
Husband: Last Year
The lady: Place your hands on the scanner

We were both given 6months. It was husband idea that I rode on, guess it worked until i started reading from this platform that we did take a huge risk. We have gotten hospital before we left (someone introduced Oakbend and thats where we are using).
I need to know if you could help o are there implications like when returning with my baby. My Visa was gotten almost a year ago before conception and its B1/B2 together with my husband. I must say comments here are very frightening. Please we are not fraudulents.

Thanks again firsttymum

They don't ask "are you pregnant" it's you that'll declare it.
I'm sure they asked why you are in the US.
It's d same implication of concealing pregnancy to enter the US.... Some escape it, since me don't....

Ladyguinivere what are d implications?

Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Confirmeroptima(f): 6:32pm On Jan 23, 2016
Please what are the implications of not declaring that you are pregnant. Am in Hosuton I came in pregnant but I wasnt asked at poe?
Thank you


To your number one question.
You can send a notification of intent. As In writing to tell them u r traveling for birthing in d US.

Number two question...
I don't think there is. But there are a couple of NC people of late... So u guys Join forces and help us crack that place grin

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