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Travel / Re: Welcome To USA - Tips And Tricks For Immigrants by Mayorboi(m): 5:22pm On Mar 28, 2018
ijoka:
Please someone help me on this information., i learnt that police now check people immigrant status in the US and that if you are stop by police and ur status is not legally Right then you will be jailed and the deported immediately..

It's not a new thing. I know of a cbp checkpoint at Sarita, about 70miles from Corpus Christi TX. They usually (not always) check your papers. I have passed through there severally w/o being questioned. They are there bcoz the Mexico border is about 2hrs away & they try to stop illegals that have managed to get into the US from Mexico. It shouldn't bother you if you are legal. If not stay away from border towns as there would be cbp checkpoints a few miles from the border towns.
Travel / Re: Welcome To USA - Tips And Tricks For Immigrants by Mayorboi(m): 5:42am On Mar 27, 2018
sevule:
Shop at discount stores, warehouse clubs and outlet stores

I could probably write a whole thread on getting stuff at highly discounted prices in stores. Coming from Nigeria where I learned to haggle in open markets, the mindset of getting a good deal stuck with me. The great thing about America is that even though you generally don't haggle, you can get amazing discounts if you only know how and when to buy. I used to think that Walmart was one of the cheapest places to buy groceries, clothes etcetera, boy was I mistaken!! Here are some tips I learned

1. One of the cheapest stores for groceries in the USA is Aldi not Walmart. If you have an Aldi near where you live, do yourself a favor and pay them a visit. You will be amazed at their prices.

Some tips:

Aldi is pretty good but you can't easily find them in TX. For your groceries in TX, HEB is the place to go.

For F1 students, if you have MintSim coverage around you, I suggest you try it as it's relatively cheap.

Just like Mackynaija said, Deserve edu is a good way for F1 students to build credit. Discover will give you a higher credit line >1'5k but you need an SSN. For Deserve, get someone that has a deserve card to share their link to you; that way you both ll get free $30. For Discover you get $50 when you sign up thru an existing users link.

Get a DL even if you don't have a car yet (For those in big cities, find a small town near you & do it there..#lesshassle). Insurance companies start counting your experience from the date on your license. Unless you want to pay ^^100s/month when you eventually do get a car. I don't have to tell you to perfect on your driving in 9ja.

Thanks Sevule for this thread. I know I ll learn a'lot here.. Following

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Travel / Re: Top 100 Cities In Texas by Mayorboi(m): 4:22am On Mar 05, 2018
I don't see Kingsville. I live in Kingsville TX
Travel / Re: What Country Or School Can I Enrol With €6,000. by Mayorboi(m): 8:16am On Feb 28, 2018
If she can make it up to €9k she can go to Germany & won't even have to spend any of that on Tuition. The €9k {Block Acc} would be for her cost of living in Germany.

Otherwise, she can try Austria, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary, maybe Spain & Italy. Public unis in these countries have cheap tuition. South Korea & Maybe China (if she doesn't mind Asia) There are a'lot of scholarships in Asia.

But as Eldee said.. US is great if she is willing to put in the effort into writing standardised tests. She shouldn't be afraid of the interview. God & preparation is key. All these other countries especially those Europe countries have stringent visa protocols aswell..
Travel / Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Mayorboi(m): 7:51pm On Feb 10, 2018
cheinu:
@ macky naija, please which company did you use for your transcript evaluation, I read on another thread, that TAMUK doesn't accept WES evaluation.

You don't need to evaluate your transcript when applying to Tamuk. Send your unofficial transcript alongside other application documents then get your uni to send an official transcript upon admission.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 8:05am On Nov 22, 2017
TooMuchSauce:
My Visa Interview Experience Today (6:30 am, Lagos consulate)

Congratulations brother

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 9:31am On Nov 10, 2017
blesyndy360:
Visa approved this morning, Lagos Consulate
Thank You JESUS

I want to use this opportunity to thank MAYORBOI n FENIX you guys are awesome.. Thank you Sirs for guidance, information, mock interview , Support, how many can I mention..

I am so happy for you. You were really dedicated.
Congratulations
Continue to excel in grace.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 8:33am On Nov 09, 2017
olabs201:
Please house i need to book my flight as soon as possible any suggestion of good and affordable flight rate. I am planing to travel first week in january.

EthiopianAir in alliance with Asky.
Lagos � Lome � Newark NJ.

Approx 14 hours total flight time.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 8:27am On Nov 09, 2017
Unstoppable100:
Hello House, I applied for a professional master's degree at University of Maryland, recently I was asked to send my transcript directly from my school. I thought a scanned copy was enough to process my application. Right now I don't want to waste money knowing admission is not guaranteed. Please bigfrancia help out.

What do you want him to help you out with? 'Tell you that admission is guaranteed?' undecided
If you are serious about studying in the US then u must be prepared to invest in it.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 11:09pm On Nov 08, 2017
tboii:
I have been a silent follower here..My visa was approved at the Lagos consulate this morning 6:30am by a lady in window. 7

V.o: is there no place you can study greenhouse in Nigeria rather than going to the USA.
Me: there are places I can here but the method that are being used here can’t be compared to the state. For example in the USA translucid glasses are used to build the green house but here transparent polythene are used and I need to learn the modern design so that I can implement it here..

I like to see intelligence.

Congratulations

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 8:46pm On Nov 07, 2017
teatemi:
Have been a silent follower and learnt a lot on this thread. This is the bit I can give back, Visa was approved this morning 6:30am

Congratulations.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 12:31pm On Nov 01, 2017
yomcy2016:
Hey fam, Please I need to get my medicals done before i travel for spring, please are there any designated hospitals one should go to or can it be done in a gov't hospital like Lasuth?

Use LUTH. Ask for Community Health Clinic. You can get all your vaccinations(mmr, hepB, tdt booster, meningococcal) taken there & a Dr. will sign your med forms. It's very easy & they know how to get these things done.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 12:20pm On Nov 01, 2017
Dancingpotato:


yaay! thank you, naso I go dey wait till kingdom come. they'd receive the TOEFL score since, I picked "other department not listed", I guess that is the reason they couldn't match my score with my profile. after disturbing TOEFL and graduate school, kia kia dey found it. thank you bro

You're welcome.. I am glad it has been sorted out. Goodluck moving forward.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 10:04pm On Oct 29, 2017
TheManOfTheYear:
Please, I need information on schools in the US that offers full tuition waiver/ grant.

Make una help me biko.

#Fall2019

Your question is bogus

I had to read thru your profile to figure that you are going for an undergrad prog in engineering.

Well.. take the SAT
Mississippi Valley State University & other HBCU offer full rides to alot of Nigerian students.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 12:26pm On Oct 28, 2017
[quote author=Dancingpotato post=61847351][/quote]

Your order has been made.

My friend had this same issue a few months back (Gre tho).. she however kept on mailing ETS & the school she was sending her score to till it was resolved. I suggest you do same.

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Travel / Re: Arik Air: Has Anyone Had Such Experience? by Mayorboi(m): 9:26pm On Oct 24, 2017
deolu2000:

Azman has a 5.30pm flight while Medview has a 4pm flight, of which i have to get to Kaduna in the earliest possible time, hence why i settled for medview of 4pm. Have you any issue with medview in time past?

One time the flight was cancelled... otherwise it's ok too.. I just prefer Azman isall when it comes to reliability on that route.
Travel / Re: Arik Air: Has Anyone Had Such Experience? by Mayorboi(m): 10:07am On Oct 24, 2017
deolu2000:

Lagos to Kaduna, this weekend.

Use Azman Air.. I have flown that route severally using Azman without any delay or issues ever.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 2:10pm On Oct 22, 2017
Any thoughts/comments on landing at Newark Liberty International Airport New Jersey using Ethiopian Airlines.

I haven't read any Poe experiences at EWR and flight experiences with ET. The flight time is amazing & it's relatively cheap... just 13 hours. I wonder why people prefer Royal Air Maroc that has about 25 hours flight time with an 11 hour layover at Casablanca & same price range.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 8:08am On Oct 22, 2017
hectoruche:
Please I got an admission for an associate degree (industrial and mechanical engineering) in a community college at Texas, I already have a B.eng in mechanical engineering.
I have paid the i-901 fee.
What should I do next while applying for visa, an agent said I should bring 75,000 naira, so he can process it for me. I already paid the visa fee at gtbank.
And I also want to know my chances of been granted a visa to study at the community college.

Please I need help. ASAP.


Process what for you? Be wary of these agents. I am sure an agent processed your admission too else why would a B.eng(Mech) holder be going for an associate degree? How do you even explain this to the VO. If you can defend it just fine then your chances are as good as any.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 7:49am On Oct 22, 2017
kelvinKD:
hello Good morning pple pls what are d necessary docs one need to take to d embassy for interview?

This has been posted here severally. Please endeavor to read through this thread or use the internet. Most information you need is out here & there.

Compulsory
• i-20
• Sevis fee receipt
• DS-1-160 confirmation page
• GT-B payment confirmation.
• International passport.

Necessary
• Financial Docs
• Academic Transcripts & Certs
• Test scores report.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 3:00pm On Oct 21, 2017
imperiouxx:
@ Mayorboi,

Got drifted away by real life but as usual I have to do this

Cheers!


I have been waiting for this.
Thanks boss.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 9:24pm On Oct 20, 2017
orimahspence:
Dear gurus in the house

I applied for I class visa in December 2015 to cover an event in the state, but was denied, I was a journalist then and worked for a popular print media, my two attempt at visa was unsuccessful, I assumed it was due to the fact that I have Presbycusis – Loss of hearing that gradually occurs because of changes in the inner or middle ear in individuals, this made ma ask the VO to repeat them selves often before I could hear them well,(a situation I guess they are not pleased with)

I am not an ENT or anything medical related but I suggest you consult one for hearing aids & subsequent treatments.. Don't let something within your control mitigate your chances at the embassy..Goodluck.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 6:56am On Oct 19, 2017
ProfOjah1234:

Bro, Nice transcript..

You may find this late but give it a try.. Prof. Valentine Nzengun of University of Georgia in Athens has an ongoing research on in-situ bioremediation and Biostimulation of soil and groundwater contaminant (Phytoremediation).. It is a full funded research where he needs grad students. I'm sure you have a little knowledge of Hydrogeology or surface/groundwater hydrology, If yes send him an email at vnzengun@uga.edu. I dont know how the transfer stuff works, if you can transfer from SIUE to UGA but you may ask people here and get this done ASAP.

Regards!

Nice one bro.. where have you been since.
At SIUE I was accepted by Prof. Zhi-Qing Lin to join his research on Developing phytoremediation techniques for cleaning up trace elements from contaminated soil & water using phytovolatization - extraction & stabilazation. But he is being shady with the funding talk. I will take a look at this.. tnx.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 4:21pm On Oct 18, 2017
sayilousnwa:
Thank Oga Mayorboi for your swift response I apprecaite. Please are you in San Diego now, if Yes please can I have your contact so we fit relate please bro as I need to explain somethings to you please.


No I am not. Sorry.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 9:39am On Oct 18, 2017
Sanctus1:


I can still pay through western union even though I choosed the money order

Well... I dunno. You probably need the WU coupon.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 9:35am On Oct 18, 2017
sayilousnwa:
Good morning Ladies and gentlemen in the house, please I want to know;

1) Can someone use a scanned copy of his i20 from School for an F1 visa interview?

2) Is it wise to book an Interview next month as against Fall 2018?

3) Is there anyone in California, San Diego City that can help me pick my i20 forward it for me here? Please I beg oooooooh

1) NO. Wait for your original copy. Sign it too.

2) NO. 120 days before resumption is recommended.

3) MAYBE. But why not register on eshipglobal & have them pick it up.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 9:31am On Oct 18, 2017
Sanctus1:


I go choose the money order

Unless you have about 2 weeks to spare, I advice you paythrough western union.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 9:07am On Oct 17, 2017
Olufemiopa:
Hello House,

Please, I need urgent assistance. I am completing form DS-160 for F1 visa interview, which departure date are my supposed to pick, is it the end date stated on my form 1-20 or what?

Thanks.

Estimate.. pick a date in Dec. As long as it's after your earliest date of arrival & before program start date.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 9:02am On Oct 17, 2017
aamstih:
500 cap is proud of you, a civilian it's always ac civilian.




Ahaa!! yes my brother.
500 cap cum Hall of Mercy you are def a Futoite.
Are you a Civilian?
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 8:52am On Oct 17, 2017
Vwederian:

How far guy? Can I take the photocopy of my statement of account to the embassy?

No you can't. Get your sponsor to print a new statement for you.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Mayorboi(m): 7:30pm On Oct 16, 2017
adesegun14:
Hello great nairalanders,
I want to ask if one can use a statement of account of 9.8 million for certificate of finance to get the form i-20?
I'm applying to Texas southern university for Msc computer science. (Spring 2018).
I await your responses. Thank you.

Find out how much in USD that is required for your sponsor to have to cover your 1yr expense & multiply by 361. If its equal to or above 9.8 you are good to go.

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Autos / Re: Toks 2004 Mazda MPV For Sale In Lagos At 1.3m by Mayorboi(m): 7:15pm On Oct 16, 2017
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