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Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 8:21am On Dec 24, 2022
Good morning wonderful people, is there direct flight to Utah from nigeria? I’ll be attending a conference there in may
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by iyanuakin(m): 7:28am On Aug 04, 2022
Been trying to get a date for the past two weeks now, both abuja and lagos this has been the response… B1/B2 new application

Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 5:52am On Jun 27, 2022
seyewest:


Nice one... hope you're enjoying your trip?


Yes i did
Although ended up spending 3 weeks as my annual leave from work was approved the third day i got to US, changed ticket and got back to naija on the 4th of June… going for another conference in October in Dallas
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 11:06pm On May 23, 2022
Hello
Thanks to the gurus
Here to fulfill my promise
Took off late from lagos on Saturday night
Flight was meant to take off 8:45 but took of around 9:30, we got to instabul but unfortunately by the time we got to international transfer for trip to chicago, boarding gate already closed, we complained at the turkish airline care and was reissued another ticke t for the next flight for 2pm as against 6:45am we were suppose to go with
Got to ORD around 18:30hours US time
Filled form
Went to CBP
Officer :- what are you here for?
Me: conference
Officer: what do you do?
Me : i work with xxxxxx
CBP: where’s your IV for the conference ?
Me- showed him
CBP: how many bags did you bring
Me: just one small box
CBP officer - follow me, i was the last on the line , took me to an office, told me to wait
I sha sat down, dey play song and read psalm for my head
After 30min i was called by another officer
I saw gum on his table and requested for one after greeting him
He told me to pay, so i gave him a dollar and he gave me two gums and said why are nigerians always asking him for gum
Told him, We love to try new things
Then he started asking me about the conference, association, pictures of my wife, and those i took at work, hotel bookings, which i showed him
Gbam stamped me 6months and wish me happy stay and told me to take my one dollar as he was joking
I strolled out, took my box and gbam to the cold of chicago

Thank you all once again
Note- once you hve nothing to hide and you’re genuine about what you're here for and God by your side no issues at all…
Lemme enjoy my remaining 8 days

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Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 10:12am On May 23, 2022
fkj950ax:


Don’t worry yourself about PoE.
All these will be only if you get sent to secondary. As long as you don’t have foodstuffs, 10k cash or anything you have to declare, you will breeze through PoE.
Enjoy your trip.

Finally landed in chicago, now in milwaukee, long and tiring journey, will send my transcript when i settle, thanks for the advice

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Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 6:20am On May 21, 2022
fkj950ax:


Don’t worry yourself about PoE.
All these will be only if you get sent to secondary. As long as you don’t have foodstuffs, 10k cash or anything you have to declare, you will breeze through PoE.
Enjoy your trip.

None of the above
My box is just 9kg self
Few clothes
Shoes
Gaskia
Nothing else,
Just there for conference 9days im back to naija
Will drop my transcript when i get there
Thanks alot for the support
God bless u

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Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 4:15pm On May 20, 2022
fkj950ax:


You should have cash on you prior to leaving Nigeria.
I always advice you break $100 into $10 bills. It saves you a lot of headache. Do it at the airport at any BDC.
Hope you have sorted it out?


Yes i have 800 dollars on me , while 3k in my card, ill break the dollars tomorrow at the airport, should get there by 4 although my flight is by 8pm, my concern is not been able to tender bus ticket to wisconsin as i couldnt make the payment online at the POE, thanks
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 9:33am On May 20, 2022
Bossman:
9:30 PM really, and ORD is your POE? Most flights from Europe land around the late morning/early afternoon, because of time difference/travel time. Anyway, in that case you can book a hotel around Rosemont/O'Hare area. You probably can't make that 9:50 PM bus, since you'll be clearing immigration/customs. Except if you flight is a bit early.


Yes, ORD is my POE ,is just an hour to Wisconsin where the conference is taking place
Alright will do just that, tried booking greyhound but payment couldn't go through, any suggestion pls?
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 7:15am On May 18, 2022
pointednose:
This might seem like an outlier. I won't advice anyone to use Chicago as POE. Yes, even when you don't have anything to hide! That place has history. And I know two people (personally) who have been turned back.

If you can find another state that still makes you connect to your final destination, will advice you do so.

Regards,

Hmmm , nawa o
Ive already finalized my arrangements to land in chicago sha o
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by iyanuakin(m): 7:53pm On May 16, 2022
AmeliaT:
I don't have any experience with UBA unfortunately. Please go to the bank with the AF number and all your details and join the queue for PTA. They are meant to review and approve instantly. Wait there until it is approved by the first two approvers- the reviewer and the supervisor.

It is after this it will join the queue and during this time, follow up with daily calls and/or visits. It is then you will get it approved by disbursement reviewer and disbursement supervisor.

Also opt for the card option if there's a cash scarcity. Please see screenshot below of my last approval so you get clarity on the number of steps required. I submitted on the 19th of April and see it was approved by the first two that same day.


Actually she’s right, those who did before may had it easier than those who did in may especially UBA, im in the same shoes right now, those in bank are not even ready to review, they keep giving excuse or scarcity and they cant do anything until it has been approved from head office, is really annoying, they also claim the queue is long, ive actually decided to cancel and try another bank, but now for them to reject is another thing cos its showing if i they dont reject wont be able to apply to another bank
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by iyanuakin(m): 7:51pm On May 16, 2022
AmeliaT:
What bank and what branch? I applied in February using SCB; it was approved in 24 hours but no disbursement. My husband used GTB and got his approved and disbursed within 48 hours. I quickly cancelled SCB and moved to GT and got it.

Based on that learning, we applied again with GTB in April and both got disbursement. A friend applied late and also got it.

So, what bank are you using? Do you have an account manager? Usual review and approval is done within 24 hours.


When you canceled, did you had to wait for SCB to approve the cancellation before applying to GTb?
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by iyanuakin(m): 7:43pm On May 16, 2022
Actually she’s right, those who did before may had it easier than those who did in may especially UBA, im in the same shoes right now, those in bank are not even ready to review, they keep giving excuse or scarcity and they cant do anything until it has been approved from head office, is really annoying, they also claim the queue is long, ive actually decided to cancel and try another bank, but now for them to reject is another thing cos its showing if i they dont reject wont be able to apply to another bank
Travel / Re: Please Which Bank Gives PTA In Less Than 24hrs by iyanuakin(m): 1:10pm On May 14, 2022
PTA ish is getting out of hand o, applied to UBA yet to be approved and my trip is on the 21st any suggestion please
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by iyanuakin(m): 4:29pm On May 11, 2022
Good afternoon Gurus in the house, im due to travel on the 21st, filled form A for PTA on trade website since last week, been visiting sterling bank but keep getting stories of no allocation yet, can someone advice or suggest next action please
Thanks
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 9:41pm On May 08, 2022
fkj950ax:


Do the 6am.
You can’t land, clear security, be out of the airport and reach the bus park in 20mins.

Advice you stay in the airport till 4am. Take Uber to bus park at 430am so you have enough time to find your platform, bus, grab coffee and snacks.
Freshen up in the restroom.

Or you find hotel close to the bus park and leave the airport after security checks. Then in the morning, head to bus park

You guys are the best, will share my transcript when i travel, God bless you

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Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 4:10pm On May 08, 2022
fkj950ax:


You can do this now. Gives you an idea of what to expect.

Okay
My flight lands by 9:30pm,
The only bus going to Milwaukee late that night is the one for 9:50pm, the next is 6am on the 23rd, kindly advice on what best to do
Thanks
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 3:24pm On May 08, 2022
fkj950ax:


As an addition, open Google Maps on your laptop and enter the destination address you will stay that night, then search greyhound in that area, you'd see the nearest bus park or station (don't know what they call it), then find tickets or routes to Greyhound Chicago downtown. Reversing your trip.
That way you'd see the bus route, day, time of day, sold out bus, peak price tickets, overnight trips etc etc.


Im i to do this before i leave or when i land please
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 2:06pm On May 07, 2022
nelem:


For bus, you can book/use Greyhound


Thanks chief

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Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 1:50am On May 07, 2022
Bossman:
As mentioned fly to Chicago, and then take a bus/shuttle to Milwaukee. The distance from Chicago downtown to Milwaukee is only 95 miles. Will even be shorter from ORD. Flight time itself is less than 30 mins. Almost no point flying.


Can i make bookings or buy ticket for bus before arrival so i can have something to present to the Boarder Officials
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 1:48am On May 07, 2022
nelem:


You can fly to Chicago if it is cheaper for you, then get a connecting flight to Milwaukee. I will advise you also have your ticket to Milwaukee handy just in case. Ensure you give ample time (at least 3hrs) between your arrival flight to Chicago and the departing flight to Milwaukee. As long as you stay coordinated and answer correctly whatever questions the CBP officer asks you, you are good.


Thank you , in the case of me getting a train or bus how do i make bookings for that please since is just an hour drive, so as to present at POE if asked about
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by iyanuakin(m): 9:37am On May 04, 2022
Transporter52:
I'd like to ask you some questions. I sent you an email

Alright bro
Travel / Re: Trip Report / Tour Of Olumo Rock, Alake Palace And First Church, Abeokuta Tour by iyanuakin(m): 8:53am On May 04, 2022
seyewest:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1owUi9XRB8
First video of the year and I did something different this time around, I traveled to Abeokuta, Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria for a tour of Abeokuta, I visited the Ake Palace ground, the first church in Nigeria, the Centenary hall and the famous Olumo Rock. I also included our customary flight trip. I organize trips like this all over West Africa. I Hope you enjoyed the video! Please don't forget to subscribe, share, like and leave a question and comment below...

Boss would like to dm you please
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 4 by iyanuakin(m): 8:34am On May 04, 2022
Good morning my wonderful people here, Gurus in the house, will be going. For a conference at milwaukee on the 21st, fare to that place is crazily high, heard chicago airport is extremely strict too, although by air is just less than an hour to milwaukee please i need suggestions and advice please
NOTE: I’m a first time traveller
Thanks
Travel / Re: U.S Visit: Port Of Entry Interview/stories. by iyanuakin(m): 8:32am On May 04, 2022
Good morning my wonderful people here, Gurus in the house, will be going. For a conference at milwaukee on the 21st, fare to that place is crazily high, heard chicago airport is extremely strict too, although by air is just less than an hour to milwaukee please i need suggestions and advice please
NOTE: I’m a first time traveller
Thanks
Travel / Re: General UK Visa Enquiries - Part 4 by iyanuakin(m): 4:39pm On Apr 16, 2021
Hi gurus, I'm an immigration officer, my cousin is getting married in august, planning on going for the wedding , would be there for two weeks. Any advice or pointer pls
Music/Radio / Re: What Music Are You Listening To Right Now? by iyanuakin(m): 2:35am On Nov 29, 2020
Can someone help me with this gbe body e by adegbodu twins, heard it on radio couldnt get the link.. thanks
Phones / Re: The Galaxy A Series! by iyanuakin(m): 1:04pm On Nov 02, 2020
Which of the Aseries with the listed spec which u can suggest pls

seanwilliam:
if i was going to be honest with you.. I will suggest u to add like 15k and get yourself correct s9 or note 8..correct Any phone without amoled or less than 1080p is out of it.. if u love A serious , save more and try to get the one with amoled, 1080p.. also dont go for MTK devices...
Investment / Re: Earn Points, Claim Gift Card With Any Of Your Devices by iyanuakin(m): 11:54am On Jun 28, 2020
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