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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 8:12pm On Jun 08
Mayokunudo:
thanks can I chat you privately please?
alright

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 2:00pm On Jun 07
sharwama:
Gotta see your transcript first.
welcome back grin
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 1:55pm On Jun 07
Mayokunudo:
Visa approved
Abuja
18/05/2021

Vo: why are you going to the United States?

Me: I am going to the United States for my masters degree in Wichita State University Kansa.


Thanks to everyone here your transcripts helped a lot. I have never posted here before.
Congrats. welcome to WSU

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 4:47pm On Jun 04
Laworldz:
you’re going to a top school. Congratulations.

*PLEASE HAS ANYONE GOTTEN THEIR VISA AFTER 4TH, 5TH or 6TH ATTEMPT*

Yes several.
Some have gotten after 8 attempts

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 4:07pm On Jun 04
Malone122:
I have a question please good morning for a high school graduate who took year gaps but has been working to cover the gaps in a business firm…what would you suggest he picks in this part of the form going for a Bsc
Should the “primary occupation” be business or Student
The course of study is bachelors in finance
CC TWoods God bless
I think business is okay

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 1:53pm On Jun 03
Coolkid2222:
Good morning nairalander
Please I need your advice on this
Went to America embassy for third time
Two Lagos and one Abuja
2nd of June

Vo: good morning
Me: good morning sir

Vo: why are you going to the US
Me: am going to ***university for my bachelors degree in *****

Vo: why did you need this degree
Me:I have been work at ***** as an administrative officer in other for me to attain a executive managerial position at **** this degree is essential

Vo: I can see you have been denied before this was not what you told them
Me: for my two interview I was not asked why do I need the degree

Vo: so you want to work with the government now
Me: yes at federal ministry of ****

Vo : sorry you are refused for same reasons

Please guys I don’t understand the reasons
Post other details of your profile.
What field are you working in? What is the exact course you are going to study?
Do you already have a bachelors? If so, why are you going for another bachelors instead of a graduate degree?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 2:14pm On May 31
Tellymundo:


I put no here, but have been refused. Pls would it be a problem
Yes it will be a problem. Don't lie there
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 12:27pm On May 24
chibertha:
Reporting from Abuja
First to be interviewed
Appointment 7,30 am
Interviewed 8 am 24 May 2021



GOOD LUCK TO EVERYBODY HERE SEE YOU IN YANKEE SOON


Congrats!
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 3:33pm On May 13
Malone122:
hello trust you doing good please I have a quick question
The part where one is asked have you been denied a us visa before and you click yes
It then opens a box that says explain
Is one meant to explain the reason he thinks he was denied or just that he was denied based on 214b ??
You can just state that you were denied under section 214b

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 1:38pm On May 12
dayviheed91:
V.O: Good morning
Me: Good morning sir.
V.O: why are you going to the United state?
Me; to obtain my bachelor's degree in biological science.
V.O: good, which university?
Me: I'm going to Tennessee technological university.
V.O who is sponsoring you?
Me: I'm been sponsored by employment, after I finished secondary school i have been eorking with them.
V:O he ask red what year you left secondary school.
Me; 2015.
V.O: he checked my i20 he saw family funds in my i20. But you said your sponsor are your employer what happened. That's how my muttering started o.


V.O he handed me the green slips. Which indicate no strong ties and what have said previously. What is your take in these. Should I ask the school to send new I20 indicating my employers name and I should reapply for new date since my school is resuming by August. Pls suggestions and advice pls
That's what went wrong.
Did you use family sponsor to get your i-20? why didn't you use them for your interview?

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 10:37pm On May 10
bran1:
Pls I really need help nairalanders


quote author=bran1 post=101548005]Please I have been trying to fill the D's 160 form to enablee book appointment for a US visiting visa but the form part where you key in information is nothing working. What should I do. Pls someone should help suggest a way out or advice.
Did you check the 'I agree' box above the 'Application Information'?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 6:49pm On May 10
Nicerazor:
Pls help!!!
I want to fill this part for my business. I own a security consulting firm and I want to fill this column for business certification like CAC but I couldn’t enter anything coz of the notification. If I click RETURN TO REVIEW it won’t let me fill and if I chose NO CONTINUE TO FORM it will direct my to my previous work experience and I won’t see this column of business certificates/degrees again.
Does this matter if I don’t fill the business certificate part?
I think if it directs you to your previous work experience, you can keep clicking next and you will get to this part eventually.

Nicerazor:

While going to the embassy do I go with CAC registration, Company profile as proofs to the VO?
It probably won't matter but go with it.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 5:40pm On May 10
Slamteeay4:
Pls advice me nairalanders.
I meet a Facebook white woman who talked about her scammed experience for me. How she fell in love and later got dupped.
We became friend and the woman developed interest in me. I swear to Almighty God this woman develop interest in me with the help of nothing else than my music career and prayer .not jazz or anything of such.
Now the woman wanted to help me get out of Nigeria, she is ready to pay for my visa and flight ticket. But I don't have any qualified document I could as am just a ssce holder. Pls I need advice.
The k1 visa thread here https://www.nairaland.com/4800968/usa-fiancee-k1-visa-thread/161 will help you
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 5:38pm On May 10
KemLaughs:
Remember this? So much to say but in all God is the greatest! I was denied in January at the Lagos consulate. The story is long but the summary is that this thread has been a massive blessing. There are several people I need to thank very specially. Transcript, Appreciation post and story loading! grin
Congrats. KemLaughed at the end cheesy

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 2:44pm On May 07
adurajoseph:
Hello guys, i went for my interview yesterday and got rejected. Will post transcript soon. But for some background.

I am applying to the for masters in information systems and specializing in business analytics. No funding 43,000 sponsored by my mother with a surplus of this available balance in her account. I have a good travel history. Been to USA 2x as an adult, and travelled to over 7 countries, 4 outside africa, never stayed more than a month, schooled in Ghana, mom has always been sponsoring me. And owns her business.

When i went for the intervew,
the VO asked if i have a relative there
I honestly told him yes, because i have visited him during my first travel there.

He went as a student there and during his opt he got married and has a kid. And only visited nigeria twice for the wedding and to see the family. And he works with Tesla.

Surprisingly the VO was really drilling me why he didn't return after his studies, and that "if he didn't return what is the assurance i would?", I was honestly nervous at this point because i didnt expect that type of question.

He also drilled about financing the masters which i feel my mother can and will pay as she sponsored my sister to also do her masters in canada with no issues and my mother has enough savings to sponsor me for a year.

I was told i didnt qualify and was given a yellow paper stating the reason. Which talked about ties to return but when he told me i didn't qualify i believe i heard for financial reasons.

To be honest i got really nervous when he started really probing about my brother even tho he is there LEGALLY. What do you guys feel?

I want to reapply because i feel i can defend my reasons, what do you guys feel? Any advice?
Interviews are really subjective most of the time. Another VO may not even ask about your brother while another may look as the fact that your brother successfully completed his studies and is in good standing as a good thing.
You have a very good profile. Yeah, you should reapply.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 2:45pm On May 06
Malone122:
CC TWoods , Stevenssen and every other knowledgeable sir/ma Please while filling my ds160 I have been holding the same employment since 2017 till date
I am at the point of present employment which I imputed my present employment start date as 2017

The other page takes me to previous employment if I am correct my answer should be “no” since I haven’t changed my employer since 2017 right ??
If that's the only employment you've had since 2016, then you are correct.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 3:08am On May 05
joesa:
Visa denied in Lagos Today
Please scrutinize

First time, First denial
COA: $24k

VO: Good day, please pass your document: I passed it on

VO: So you're going to Liberty University for a Masters in Psychology:
Me: Yes

VO: How did you know about the school

Me: Through a colleague at work: I work for a big organization and my work is computer science related:

VO: How does this course fit into what you're doing
Me: To be honest, I couldn't defend it so well

VO: He reiterated: You're doing computer science-related work at bleep, how Psychology
Me: My answer didn't seem clear and cogent to him

VO: How many schools did you apply to
Me: 2

VO: Were you accepted?
Me: yes

Now, this school gave me admission in Computer science. I chose Psychology because the admission came out first.

VO: Who is sponsoring the trip
Me: My Brother

VO: What does he do
Me: He works as a manager for an Oil serving company in Norway

VO: How much does he earn
Me: about $4k

VO: Typing..... I am sorry, you do not qualify for a visa at this time

Planing on going again with my Computer science admission and more compelling answers

Please advise

1. You are working in Computer Science and going for a Masters in Psychology. Why do you need the degree? Your current job and the degree you are going for couldn't be more different. Put yourself in the VO's shoes, how would you react to this?
Also, it is never good to volunteer unnecessary information at your interview. There was really no need to mention that your work is Computer Science related, It all started going downhill from there. Why not just say "Through a colleague at work" ?

2. You applied for 2 very unrelated courses. I wonder why. If you are going for a grad degree, make sure you studied something related in your undergrad and that you are also working in a related field where that degree will actually be helpful to you. If you studied something unrelated in undergrad then it is still okay as long as you are working in a field related closely to the degree you are going for.

You need to restrategize and prepare better.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 1:23am On May 03
Celoexpress:
What profile do we update this on after updating something on the ds160 please?

Also, after trying this system you suggested, does anything change on the new ds 160 that I need to update on my profile?

Lastly, what would I change on my appointment page?

Please advise.

Sure. The new ds 160 is a new one that will be created from the original, you can make any change you want once you create it.

Change the ds 160 on your appointment to the new one.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 5:54pm On May 01
tiptoe1:


After doing all this, how will he fill in the new school sevis ID in the appointment page? you know they request for the school's sevis ID from the beginning and once you've secured an appointment date, you can't edit that sevis ID part again, it goes off completely
This is true. I remember but uncleayo was sounding so sure so I thought the process might have changed.
I have edited my previous post

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 4:47pm On May 01
area74:
Good afternoon.

Please how can I effect a change or delete an already submitted DS-160 form. I just received a better offer in another school and wish to take that to the embassy.

Please note that the SEVIS and the visa fees have been paid and appointment has been secured at the embassy.

I will appreciate contributions from everyone.

Cc: Twoods
Walsprings
All the seniors

First of all get your i-20 from the new school. Then,

For your ds-160 :
Retrieve your old ds-160 form, it'll tell you that this form has been submitted and ask if you want to view the confirmation page or create new one from it, select the later option. A new one will be created with many details from the old one and only very few key information that you have to refill. You can as well make changes anywhere on the new one if you want.
Make sure you write the new number out and update it on your profile.
ps : you can update your ds-160 on your profile as long as it's more than 72 hours to your interview.

For your Sevis fee : go to fmjfee dot com . Check your i901 status, then from there you'll see an option to transfer to a new school.

Also remember to update the necessary details on your visa appointment profile.

EDIT : I don't actually know if you can update those details on your profile.
I remember trying to change my zip code to a new school after booking appointment and I couldn't. Thankfully it didn't affect my visa interview.
But yours are bigger and more important details, so it might be different in your case. Not certain.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 4:19pm On May 01
Malone122:

Please let me break this question down if it’s the same thing
I have scheduled an appointment which I didn’t like then I have also rescheduled making it my second time
Can I apply for an emergency request and if granted won’t I have to cancel the rescheduled appointment to select a date

Note that I have rescheduled once which means if I cancel that’s another MRV fee
Or can I ?
librangyps:


Someone help us o
If your emergency request is granted, it won't matter if you have rescheduled or not. You'll be able to log in and select a date from the ones available for emergency appointments

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 1:00am On May 01
olaracheal:
Good evening everyone,

Please can apply for an expedited appointment after a rescheduled appointment?
Have you applied for an expedited appointment before with the current visa fee? If not, then you can.
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 8:59pm On Apr 30
Malone122:
hello sir I have a quick question someone who applied to Canadian schools and USA schools in total making 12/13 schools when asked how many schools did you apply too
Is it advisable to say the 13 schools both in Canada or USA or just mention the ones in USA
It's really up to you.
But my advice would be to include the Canadian schools cos it will show you are not just looking to go to the US.
Also, the more schools you apply to, the better your profile sounds.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 4:26pm On Apr 30
shams040:
Dear All,

Please can 1 apply for Canada student visa and US visa at thesame time. I have got full PhD in both places and will like to go with my wife. I know it is easy to get US visa while Canada is a bit tough and time-consuming.

Please I need your advice.
EffectEn:
I don't know how possible it is to apply for both. From my previous gathering, the Canadian process requires you submit your documents (including passport) for a period of time - sometimes stretching up to 3 months. This is May already, if you apply today and your passport is kept for two months, that may affect your US intentions.



All the best

You only submit your passport if you go through the paper route. If you apply online, you don't have to submit your passport.
He can apply for both.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 11:24pm On Apr 20
KemLaughs:
Please how does one answer the questions 'Why Abuja Embassy'?
The simple response is : "That's where I saw dates available"

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 2:13pm On Apr 19
UZAD:
Good day Bro,

Please help me with schools still accepting application for Phd programs with no Wes equivalence requirement.


I don't know is these schools are still accepting applications but they don't require Wes

Stevenssen:
Schools that do not require WES or any evaluation.



These schools do not require any evaluation from you. The first 14 schools here, I am sure they will let you apply with your unofficial transcript then send the official one later. For the rest, some may let you apply with your unofficial transcript while some will need the official one during your application (You can verify from their website). Information is correct as at December 2020.

Wichita State University.
University of South Carolina.
University of North Carolina, Charlotte.
TAMUK.
University of Minnesota, Duluth.
Western Illinois University.
University of Central Missouri.
University of Missouri, St Louis.
Georgia State University.
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.
Auburn University of Montgomery.
University of Memphis(Computer Science dept.)
University of South Dakota.
East Tennessee State University.

North Dakota State University.
University of Vermont.
Cleveland State University.
Western Washington University.
University of Central Florida.
Bowling Green State University.
Old Dominion University.
University of Houston, Clear Lake.
Central Michigan University.
University of Hawaii, Manoa.
Jacksonville State University.
Southern Illinois University.
University of Detroit, Mercy.
Western Oregon University.
California State University, Sacramento.
California State University, Fresno.
California State University, Ponoma.
University of California, Merced.
Clark University.
Western Kentucky University.
Louisiana Tech University.
University of Northern Colorado.
Utah Valley University.
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities.
Illinois State University.
University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.
Arkansas State University.
Southern A & M University.
Eastern Illinois University.
Indiana State University.
Georgia College and State University.
Youngstown State University.
Montana State University
Marshall University
Humboldt State University.

There are a lot more but this is what I have.
Even with all these, I would advise you to evaluate your transcript if you have the time and resources, your options will be endless! But if you don't, then fine. That is what this list is for.
Hope it helps someone
All the best!

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 2:03pm On Apr 19
excellenttech:
Current available dates for Abuja starts from September 3rd, 2021 and no dates for Lagos. Please do we have any idea (from experience) if better dates are still going to show for both posts or should we expect it to continue into the future?
Dates will most definitely show up. We are still in April.
This virus situation was worse ending of last year for us that went for interview for spring 2021 and most people were still able to get dates and visa.

Last year, embassies did not even know how to reopen safely. Now it's a whole lot better. The embassy is talking about going back to normal operations. So if you don't have a good date yet, I say don't panic about it. We were able to get through months ago when things were worse.

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 3:39am On Apr 10
VictorUSA:
If I hold a bachelor`s degree in Law, can I use that to study Law (obtain J D) in any of the Ivies (particularly Harvard) ? Pls gurus in the house help me. Thanks!
why did you put Obama's pic?
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 12:13pm On Apr 09
Slim4Rehani:


I chose Lagos in my ds-160 and my interview is in Abuja. Hope this is not an issue or I should cancel Abuja and choose Lagos
Why not create a new ds form and choose Abuja?
And after that, update your cgi profile with the new ds number

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 11:43am On Apr 09
urchdiya:
Hello guys, what’s the current available date for Abuja?

And I need an advice. I want to cancel my Lagos appointment for the first time. Fill in another ds-160 form selecting Abuja. Then use my new ds160 reference to book again for Abuja. Hope this is not an issue? And secondly my visa fee would still be valid since I haven’t canceled before?
Slim4Rehani:




Please someone should answer this
No it's not an issue
Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 11:37am On Apr 09
dunsinunchained:
Hi guys.
Just received my i20 digitally.

Pls what are the next steps I need to take and in what order.

Ive been reading bout Pay visa fee, Fill in your DS form, Pay sevis fee, Prepare for interview.

My program start date is 23 AUGUST 2021

Thanks in advance
see this post. And yes, you can pay your sevis anytime but it must be done before 72 hours to your interview
drjustice17:
Good day all. My friend have received his i20 and sevi fee paid. He want to fill the DS 160 for interview. Pls he want to know if he can fill the DS160 before paying for visa fee or for him to pay first before, filling the form. Thanks waiting for reply.
Stevenssen:
It doesn't really matter. He can do either first. He can pay the visa fee, book an appointment and fill his ds form later. The important thing to know is that you must complete the form, submit it and put the form number on your cgi appointment page and you should do these before 72 hours to your interview

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Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 16 by Stevenssen(m): 11:30am On Apr 09
Jherry93:
Can one use the exact copy of the bank statement one submitted to a school also at the embassy? Given the month difference or one has to print out an updated copy...

Thanks in advance for your reply
obajoey:


Someone should pls answer this.
You can. It's fine to do so. It's always advisable to use a statement as recent as you can get. 1-2 weeks old is perfect but there's nothing wrong with a month old statement too.

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