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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 9:49am On May 24
walkingred:
Please is there a WhatsApp or telegram group I can join to get more information about F-1 visa
I want to get an earlier interview date
I also want to know how to pay SEVIS fee
My number
08032272976

There is a Telegram group for information about F-1 visa. Search for F1USVISAHOPEFULS on Telegram.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 7:19pm On May 11
beejhay69:
The deficits would still reflect on your i20, and they'd possibly ask about who's paying during the interview, so use your uncle on the DS-160.

Okay, thanks a lot.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 2:00pm On May 11
Ebi1:
Hi everyone. So my family and I just got our visas! I’m f1. Husband is F2 and child F2. I had a child in the U. S back in 2019.

Congratulations
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 1:46pm On May 11
Good day guys, please I have $25k+ funding with $7k+ deficit which will be covered by my uncle. Who should I put as the entity paying for my trip on my DS160? The school or my uncle?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 4:31pm On Apr 09
specialbabe:
Yes try Boston university depending on your course.

Thanks alot. Do they waive application fee?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 4:30pm On Apr 09
Kezzy96:
Check Illinois institute of technology



Thanks bro, any application fee waiver?
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part 7 by ObodoNaija(f): 10:57am On Apr 08
Good morning all, please I would want to know if age can limit someone from getting a UK study visa. I have a brother who is in his early forties and want to go for his Masters in the UK, can his age limit him from getting the visa?

I also would want to know of any school that offers Estate Management or any related course and the schools fees can be paid installmentally.

Do schools in UK accept "to whom it may concern" recommendation letter or the letter should be referred to the school?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 10:44am On Apr 08
Good morning all,

Please is there any school still accepting applications for Fall 2022 with application waiver?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 4:53pm On Mar 09
BarrElChapo:


As a follow up on this question, will the VO request to see the updated SOA or will it have to be uploaded somehow.

Some say cos of the Covid protocols they don't really review documents physically?

To be on a safe side I will advise you go with an updated one. There is a 50% probability that the VO might ask to see it. You dont need to upload it anywhere.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 2:22pm On Mar 09
It seems we have lots of applicants for The University of Alabama. Can we create a WhatsApp group? Or if there is an existing WhatsApp group, someone should add me please.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 8:20pm On Mar 08
macuwon:


Please as for the SOA for my sponsor, what's the length? 6 months or 1yr?

6 months
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 3:38pm On Mar 07
macuwon:
PLEASE i need help on how to prepare, i got admission from houston community college for an associate degree for fall 2021, but i deferred the admission to summer 2022 and resumption is may 30th. No funding. My uncle in the US is my sole sponsor. My fear is in his account statement. the SOA i submitted to the school during application was around august last year. The school didn't request for a recent SOA as i deferred but i do not know if the visa officer would need a recent one or stick to the one i submitted to the school. thanks

If you can get a recent one for the interview please do.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 7:31pm On Mar 06
Gokoyer0:
Don't you think sending out decision in April or May is kind of too far away?

I stand to be corrected, i think negative decisions always come earlier than the positive ones.

It is, but what will I do? I can't force them to send it out earlier than that.

Ya, on most occasions they do send out the negative ones before the positive.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 11:13am On Mar 06
Edriscoal:
Pls I need an advice , my program start this summer may 9, & I received my i20 few days ago ......but the available dates fall in November. What should I do, will I be considered for expedite appointment, what do I need to do. I need advice asap

Thanks

Yes you can apply for emergency, if you haven't applied for emergency in the last six months.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 11:09am On Mar 06
degxyflexy:
My department GC says funding decisions will come after admission. GRE? No

Okay. I think my department sents out their admission decision together with funding decision and I was told that they will start sending it out in April or May.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 7:31pm On Mar 05
degxyflexy:
I got admission from University of Alabama yesterday.

Congratulations! Is it with full funding? If yes, did you apply with GRE?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 9:42am On Dec 16, 2021
Wendywilson:
I applied when application fee was waived, that was in October

Okay. Thanks
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 10:16am On Dec 15, 2021
Fall2021:
Visa approved today at Abuja. Transcript coming up later. Looking for where to eat grin grin

Congratulations

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 9:10am On Dec 15, 2021
Wendywilson:
Pls who applied to Alabama University for Fall 2022?
Any response from them yet?

Please how did you pay for the application fee? My department deadline is today and I want to submit my application now. Can you send me a mail at tinazy2003@gmail.com
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 5:59pm On Dec 06, 2021
[quote author=Darewa post=108269507]

Yes, I am saying I attached it as a single file.
Was that

Sorry, I meant you would have attached as different files.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 5:20pm On Dec 06, 2021
Darewa:


Hello guys, I am new here.
Please, how did you get the previous surge date for Dec 1? I sent my documents via the respective email on Dec 3 but I haven't received any response. I compiled all the documents into one pdf. I didn't go through the other protocol to apply for expedited date.

Please, I want to be sure I am on track. How long does it take them to respond?

Than you.

You would have attached them as a single file.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 5:17pm On Dec 06, 2021
jaymore:
VISA Approved today, December 6th, 2021 in Abuja.

School: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Program: PhD Chemical Engineering.

COA: $41483
Funding: $46298

Time Slot: 09:15 am but I got there around 08:00 am and was interviewed around 11:00 am.

Only one VO attended to Non-Immigrants - the bald white male (without glasses).

While outside, I noticed a lot of people left with blue papers. When I got in, this trend continued including one going for her master's in public health with her family.
For the white paper rain, four people before me were approved in a row. The first was a guy going for his MS (Finance or something in that line). He is an accountant and got a loan of about #6 million for his program. Next is a lawyer going for a visit/vacation. He had been to the US on two occasions (One for his nephew's graduation and second, for a visit to his sister in California). The third is a guy going to Georgia State University for his MS (Biology or Virology. I couldn't hear him well). He had a deficit of around $780. The fourth is a lady going to Georgia State University for her MS too. She has a deficit of around $14k.

Now, my turn.

Vo: (While stepping forward to him) Can I have your documents, please?
Me: Yeah, sure. Good morning!

Vo: Good morning.
Me: How are you today?

Vo: Fine. Have you traveled out before?
Me: No, I have not.

Vo: Place your fingers on the fingerprint scanner.
(I did exactly as he instructed).

Vo: What University are you going to?
ME: I am going to the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville for my PhD degree in Chemical Engineering.

Vo: Why did you choose this school?
Me: I chose to join University of Arkansas for a number of reasons:
First, my research interest is in the area of membrane separations and Professor Wickramasinghe is a leading researcher in this area. He is currently working on membrane separations for biofuels to solve the problem (I had a lot to talk about but he didn't give me enough chance to state my reasons for choosing this school. He nodded and cut me)

Vo: What do you do?
Me: I am lecturer at the chemical engineering department, OAU. I teach first year and second year undergraduate courses in biochemical engineering and chemical separations. I also assist professors with research activities and guide students with homework and research activities.

Vo: What will you be coming back to do?
Me: I will be returning to my work as a lecturer I and set up my lab where I can continue my research and at the same time mentor young minds for the future.

Vo: Do you have any friends or family members in the US?
Me: No, I don't have any one in the US.
(He typed for a while and said the golden words).

Vo: Everything looks okay. I will be recommending your visa for approval. This paper will explain how you will pick up your passport in 2-3 days. Take this I-20 with you always.
Me: Thank you. Have a great day

PS: The above was my fourth attempt. The first three attempts were for MS Chemical Engineering at SDMines without funding.

Congratulations bro

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 5:17pm On Dec 06, 2021
Darewa:



Please, help!
Does one need to go through CGI first before applying for surge date. I already applied for surge but have gotten no response. I'm guessing it's cause I have no account on CGI

Thanks

Yes, you need to pick a date first on your CGI before applying.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 5:16pm On Dec 06, 2021
tizah2020:


Hello Guys, I am done licking my wounds but I just want to make Enquires , since I was denied today based on this above? Can I reapply immediately or I have to wait for 6months? Asking so I can act fast and also notify my school. Resumption is 3rd week In January.

Reapply immediately before Dec 10 and apply for surge.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 6:47pm On Dec 05, 2021
[quote author=Renashelly post=108189774][/quote]


The course there is not English proficiency but Liberal arts
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 5:50pm On Dec 03, 2021
Renashelly:
Pls someone should say something.

Pls house help me out. It’s urgent.
I applied for associate of science but on my I-20, I see English proficiency.

When I get to the embassy and am asked the program I am going to study , pls what will I say.

English proficiency?

Can you snap and send let's see what you are talking about.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 5:03pm On Dec 03, 2021
Kiiishiii:


Have you gotten a response?

Yes, I have. Thanks
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 7:22am On Dec 02, 2021
kayjay69:
my wife got approved today F1 with a kid on F2.
I read the guy's transcript and i am shocked to my marrow he was not given especially going to such a reputable university and having funding.

my only advise is guys, please take time to fill out your DS-160 properly. I honestly believe that US visa interview is determined before hand i.e. before the candidate makes an appearance. You may convince them, you may talk yourself out of it but i strongly am of the believe that US visas are granted before you even make an appearance.

Maybe they have AI that assists them in placing everyone in particular categories? Maybe they have a dedicated team that simply reviews each application but i strongly believe what i said above and alot of people's experience both here and elsewhere point toward this.

Congratulations to your wife!

Yes it is good to fill your DS160 nicely and also this thing is all about Luck and all. When I went for my second interview, while I was on the queue I noticed the VO was following a particular format in issuing Visa. If he interviews six persons, out of that six he will approve one and reject five even if you have a very beautiful story to tell ( Are you telling me that all the five persons he denied did not fill their DS160 well? ), If you end up been the sixth person that day meen! You are going home with a Visa.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by ObodoNaija(f): 7:14am On Dec 02, 2021
xxxscholar:
Which ban are you talking about please?



I am just saying incase U.S ban Nigeria cus of the Omicron like the guy indicated.

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