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Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 2:52am On Oct 14, 2018
House, was refused student visa at the Consulate for a bizarre reason: I have not paid for the course I want to study.

The Consulate gave me the option of appealing the refusal in Rome through an Italian lawyer. Wondering anyone here know how it works; the cost and the chance of overturning it?

I will really appreciate timely contributions on this, though I have a little less than 60 days to file the appeal, my course enrolment ends in November.

Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:04pm On Sep 14, 2018
Submitted my visa application today.

Very long process
Learnt they decided to Bleep guys up this year.

And on the other hand it's visa galore for the girls. Still worth trying till the end I think.

It is well!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 5:50pm On Aug 20, 2018
I tried talk to others but it was same story. But is yours still up to 18 months validity period? Cos they said that's the least they can accept for long stay visa.

Surprisingly I have written thrice without response to the consulate on this.

Trying to get a new one already but the problem apart from the exuberant amount is that the new passport's number will be different from the old one which I have used to fill all my forms during admission, pre-enrolment & legalisation. Also the old passport number is also on the yellow card I sweated to get just last week.

Add to that, they said I will need about three weeks to get the new one.

Real headache!


They told me something similar. Although mine expires early 2020 but I insisted I was of course going to renew it when I get to Italy when it’s close to the date of expiry and it was the end of the talk regards that. I think it’s lame they say that knowing fully well you can’t renew unless it’s 6months to the end. Perhaps you want to insist on talking to a director there or something

Regardless, all the best!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 9:24am On Aug 19, 2018
Surprised my application was turned down at the VFS due to my passport validity; one year (Expires on 3rd August 2019)

They said I need at least 18 months validity period on the passport to be eligible for the the 2 years study visa.

And you don't get passport renewed legally until about six month to the date it expires.

Frustrating and tiring.

Any idea on what to do will be appreciated.. Time running out!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:03pm On Aug 12, 2018

Have you got your DoV?

No. The response I got on a mail I sent to enquire, was that it will not be ready now & that I can go on with the visa application.

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Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 12:30am On Aug 11, 2018
Please house, can I truly use successfully my dad's fixed deposit account statement for visa application?

I need confirm on this urgently as I intend to push forward with my visa application next week.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 1:14pm On Aug 02, 2018
ask your question
I will appreciate we communicate privately. Wouldn't mind your WhatsApp no.

Thanks always!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 10:54pm On Aug 01, 2018
Hello house.. Anyone here in University of Milan, or at least help with a student's contact there. We are in dire need of an urgent information.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:51am On Jul 29, 2018
shey there is money in it? Carry it and go
OK.. Thanks!
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:08am On Jul 29, 2018
based on?
The uniqueness of the account; not to receive salary but normal saving through deposit from my dad and a few clients that do business with him.

Concerned about the pay slip/stub as well.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 10:12pm On Jul 28, 2018
carry go
Thanks man. Still open to more advise though.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 8:13pm On Jul 28, 2018
How viable it is to use an account statement with very low cash flow, as per saving and withdrawing.

My dad has more than one account, but the one with a N5M balance (current account) that I intend use for my visa application has seen little or no cash flow in about four months in line with the way it has been operated.

Want to know if I still stand a good chance for visa success using the account, as other accounts that are frequently used have very low balance.

Expecting timely/prompt contributions on this great Nairalanders.
Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 6:51pm On Jul 04, 2018
Please house I need urgent advise on this: how possible it is to legalise at the embassy without the translated copy of transcript? Though my other documents are already translated and ready save for the transcript that is taking more time.

I have an appointment for this Friday for possible legalisation & Pre Enrolment, but the translated copy of my transcript will only be ready next week's Tuesday.

Mind you one experienced women in the process has adevised me not to let my appointment on Friday slipped, particularly if I don't get new date and I have requested for new schedule, and every tried book for an appointment with different email without success.

Please I need urgent advise on this, Friday is here!

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Travel / Re: Italian Student Visa-help! by Okunns: 11:03pm On Jun 24, 2018
Please any prospective or current student of University of Bologna in here? I need to urgently speak to one. I just got my acceptance letter for a master degree course at the institution.
Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 2 by Okunns: 9:24pm On Jan 31, 2017
Hi guys! Coming out of my shell as one of the silent readers here. Just have to share my experience at the Abuja US embassy.

Appointment Date: 09/01/2017 - 8:00AM

Can't even remember myself and the VO exchange pleasantries. Here is the transcript of what I remember:

VO: Where do u wanna visit in the US?
Me: New York
VO: Why do you wanna go to New York?
Me: For a so so so Sport Bussines Summit to be held at the Time Centre precisely
VO: Are u married?
Me: No. However am engaged (brought out an introduction ceremony photo of me and my fiancee. The VO was not interested and said never mind)
VO: Do you have kid(s)?
Me: No. But expecting one with my fiancee in weeks time.
VO Said Oh.. Congrats! That's lovely!
VO: Have you travelled outside Nigeria before?
Me: No
VO: What do you do? (the question I think I answered poorly)
Me: I am a Journalist and Media Marketer (failed to mention I am Sports Journalist and the Head of Sports & Marketing of my company)
VO: Typed on the computer for a while and said "how many kids do you said you have"?
Me: I was about saying just expecting to have one in weeks time when the VO nodded in agreement saying it's the first one you are expecting right?
VO: The Summit is not in line with your profession.
VO: Brought out the yellow paper, returned my passport and said sorry you can reapply again some other time.

54k gone in less than 3 minutes.

Took me days or maybe weeks to realise I made the denial decision easier to make for the VO due to my mistakes in answering some of his questions. Particularly not mentioning it that I am a Sports Journalist as the Summit I planned to attend is Sport Business related. Though contemplating reapplying now cos the summit comes up late March this year and the IV with me is still valid, plus I have plans to attend a summer course in the USA this year too. Don't know which one will be safer/better to apply with fellas. Will appreciate any advice on this.

Meanwhile the said 9th January at the Abuja US Embassy was a day to forget for many. The embassy denied people like no man's business on the day. Only elderly people were given visa. Maybe the ones I know of. Honestly all the young people including students that I witnessed their interview, saw and interacted with got the yellow paper not even young couples that looked convincing. An old woman that was interviewed just before me got her visa while another ederly man that was interviewed after me secured visa too but his daughter that was to accompany him to visit his son in the US was denied.

Wish everyone here the best for the moment and the future!

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