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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by webstradamus: 5:55pm On Oct 31, 2013
Ricky Rozay: Hello guys,

Please How genuine is this website for flight - www.usairways.com

I intend purchasing my flight ticket from JFK NewYork to Minnesota. Their flight ticket is veryy cheap. Got flight from JFK NewYork to Minnesota in their website for $205.

I have been reading lots of reviews about em on the internet and peeps have been complaining about their poor service, delay of flight e.t.c

Pls whoever has used them before should pls shed more light on this. OR if anyone here can recommend any other better airline I could take from JFK NewYork to Minnesota and cheaper one like this, please drop your views, I strongly appreciate. Thanks.

US Air is genuine. Delays happen with every airline especially during winter when you will be arriving. But hey, whats the hurry? I found Sun Country for $140 on Kayak so you might want to check that out. One thing you must understand though is that you have to pay for checked-in luggage outside of the airfare (and this is the norm for domestic flights).

Regarding the other issue, I spoke to the guy and I should get some feedback soon. Will reply your email then.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by webstradamus: 2:55pm On Oct 25, 2013
Ms Nas:
Ha bros! You can lie oo. Wetin be exsanguination? U no write GRE abeg.

The cold wey dey here this morning no get Part two! cry it's 0 degree! Na 4shirts, two trouser I wear grin Come.make we enjoy the cold together na cheesy

fahrenheit or celsius shocked
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by webstradamus: 11:56pm On Oct 21, 2013
Ms Nas:
It's 420 now

Plus the US bank's ATM fees which could range from $3 to $5 per transaction. Also note that some bank ATM's have very low ATM withdrawal limits (sometimes as low as $300) per transaction and all those charges would eventually add up.

@waledudu ... I posted this a while back.

webstradamus:

Just in case anyone is still looking for a cost-effective (or should I say cost-free grin) way of transferring money from their GTB account to their US bank account, simply go to any Walmart and purchase a money order in your name using your GTB Naira Mastercard. You can then pay in the money order to your US bank account. You do not incur any charges from GTB (since it is a POS transaction) and the money order only costs $0.70 (70 cents). If you ask me I'd say this is the cheapest and fastest way to transfer funds to the US from Naija. However, maximum you can go on a single money order is $1000 so if you wanted to transfer say $5000, you would have to purchase 5 money orders (total cost will be $3.50). Imagine how much savings you would be making when compared to doing a wire transfer! Plus you get your money instantly!!

Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by webstradamus: 7:09pm On Oct 21, 2013
imperiouxx:

No, you can't combine the two because the PhD is more or less employment with the department, just like the MS GA but more professional than MS GA.

I'm a Biochemist going for Pharmacology (it's Biochemistry concentrating on drug molecular mechanisms and design). Pharmacology is the study of molecular mechanisms of drug in biological system while pharmacy is the study of prescription of drugs just like those drug retail sellers in one kind of shop locally called chemist in Nigeria.

A Pharmacologist would have worked wonders with drug and synthesized new drug before handing it over to a Pharmacist to play with and acts like captain America in the presence of his patients.

Choi!!! See as you rubbish pharmacists finish shocked. This your comment fit cause depression O grin
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by webstradamus: 7:01pm On Oct 21, 2013
seunolumonday: I was for 7:30am,did d necessary tin had all my docs ready including my toefl and my gre which was 320/340 my school classes starts today 21st of october as written on my I-20 but i reschuldued so d school sent me an extension letter for 10working days,dis was hw d interview went embassy was great dis morning d rate of approval was very high,VO: wat state are u goin 2? Me:Missouri. VO:how did u learn abt d skool me :Gave her d answer,she seemed impressed. VO:why webster uni. Me:told her. VO:what was ur highest qualification,what universit,wen did u graduate,what have u bin doin since den,re u marrried,do u have kid,re u travellin alone,who is ur sponsor,what does he do.Me:answered all it was a lenthy interview but me and d young lady had fun cos it was like a chat she just brought out d pick up form and was abt givin me she just removed my i20 and said i shld hold on dat classes starts today i told her i had an extension letter(dat was d only doc required) she went tru it spent time she just said sorry she cant grant me visa dat d extension letter doesnt count pls wat went wrong d vo was very young youngest among dem dont no wat 2 do will defer 2 spring

Sorry about your denial. The VO is definitely inexperienced; she was wrong to have denied you based on your original start date when the school had granted you an extension (and you had proof). Tough luck! But fear not, you will definitely get it the next time.

On another note, I'm really curious to know why Webster though. I hope you got a full ride sha cos with a GRE score of 320, you could have gotten into ... grin

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 5:04pm On Oct 17, 2013
By the way, here's wishing all Spring hopefuls successful interviews and smooth transition to the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 5:01pm On Oct 17, 2013
OjaP:

shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked Are you now my official spokesman grin grin grin grin

Yes and I'm sending my bill soon wink I'm not as expensive as Abati so no need to fear grin grin grin
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 3:51pm On Oct 17, 2013
Ms Nas: H
Are you an Immigration Lawyer Pls? I need help with something of that nature. Will send you a PM

No ... experiential knowledge grin grin grin
Politics / Re: Count Down To Nigeria's 53rd Independence Day by webstradamus: 7:55pm On Sep 30, 2013
kaorama: Just heard from a reliable source that GEJ, to mark Nigeria's independence tomorrow will apologise to Amechi in a nationwide broadcast so that the
new PDP will allow him run for second term. Can someone confirm this and flash me, plsss.

My source pleaded animosity anonymity so nobody should enforce me to expose him.
plsssss

wink
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 7:58pm On Sep 05, 2013
virgin ice: Nlanders, been a while i dropped a msg.....
school has bin crazy down here with lots of things to do....
am even behind in class....
understanding quantum chemistry is kinda nasty....
ofcos i knew assignments wud b much and all....
i jus dint no dat my chem knowledge had deteriorated....
dis deterioration is affecting my coordination and organometallic knowledge...
trying to catch up with all these plus d TA thingy with scripts and hours of working in d lab....
i feel i may just breakdown.....


Pele ... I know that feeling. Just try to work on your time management and you'll be fine. The lord is your strength.

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Celebrities / Re: M.I Becomes Lagos Ambassador For Energy by webstradamus: 2:51pm On Sep 04, 2013
And since when did 1% of 18,000,000 become 18,000?

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Travel / Re: DV 2014 Winners Meet Here by webstradamus: 7:26pm On Sep 03, 2013
abikyshow: forumites please I wanna know if i can fly British airways from Nigeria to US without uk transit visa. I need the response urgently

Apparently you don't believe me ... or are you just looking for some confirmation/corroboration? You better call BA to put your mind at rest.


abikyshow: Do I need UK transit visa to fly British airways from Nigeria to US? please i need a quick response

No you don't.

[size=4pt]Source: Personal experience[/size]


abikyshow: thanks
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 6:05pm On Sep 03, 2013
abikyshow: Do I need UK transit visa to fly British airways from Nigeria to US? please i need a quick response

No you don't.

[size=4pt]Source: Personal experience[/size]

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Travel / Re: Diversity Visa Immigrant? Welcome To America by webstradamus: 7:03am On Aug 31, 2013
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Travel / Re: Withdraw Money From GTB Mastercard In US? by webstradamus: 10:26am On Aug 29, 2013
jdxxx: Thanks a lot. Ur post was very helpful. I tried ur suggestion.I bought money order for $4k with my Gtb mastercard usin POS machine at Walmart. 70cents per $1k.then cashed d money order to my US bank account.I wasn't charged anythin extra.
This was way cheaper for me,becos Gtb charges $10 for ATM withdrawal using Gtb mastercard and also the local bank ATM machine charges additional $3 for services,making $13 for a maximum withdrawal of $600. Terrible.

Glad you found it helpful wink

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 7:39pm On Aug 28, 2013
olarwarlay: @Flynbird - For your international calls, use KeepCalling.com.... All you need to do is register, choose a local number to use, buy the desired minutes, activate the pinless dial option and call from your phone.

I have been using them since i got here too because they charge 0.049 per minutes to Nigeria which means 60 minutes(1hr) = $2.94... Their service is the cheapest i have seen when it comes to dialing from your cell phone, even cheaper than Amantel.

Skype international calls to Nigeria is cheap too($1.99 for 1hr), but it's either you dial from your laptop or you download the mobile app on your phone. I can't use it because my phone doesn't support the app and i hate sitting in from of the laptop everytime before i could call home.

Great suggestions Olarwarlay!

@Flynbird

You might also want to check out Localphone at http://www.localphone.com/prices/monthly_subscriptions

$7.80/month gets you 200 minutes to Nigeria. That's 3.9ยข/min. However, you cannot carry over unused minutes to the next month.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 5:51pm On Aug 24, 2013
samnoah:

Ok. Oga Webstradamous... I get it right? Please bia oh smiley

If you truly sent an email to selfstudy360@gmail.com you should have received an immediate response (usually within a few minutes). I just checked the logs and all five requests for today were replied automatically with the links. Check your junk folder if you don't find it in your inbox.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 3:23pm On Aug 24, 2013
foohard: Hello House,

Please my school is in chicago.. where can I get good health insurance for a reasonable fee.. My school charged me 1870usd for fall term only. thats outrageous naa..

That's really outrageous. Are you sure its only for Fall? Cos I know they usually charge for a full session. Even at that, its still on the high side. But you need to confirm first if you are allowed to buy your own insurance as some schools do not allow international students do that. If they allow, then you're in luck! I think Imperiouxx would have some suggestions on good deals on insurance.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 3:11pm On Aug 22, 2013
foohard: Hello House,

I am seriously disturbed. the sponsor agency got me ticket for 23rd but my place of work refused to release me. I was told to change the booking to next week so that the committee can meet and decide if I'd be granted a study leave for the program. You know how government handle things, they may still now hold the meeting next week as promised.

I am going to study in USA on scholarship, My wife is a nurse in the USA and very comfortable.. The fair of the unknown is making me have a second thought. The only option I have now is to resign and pay 1month salary in lieu if I want to use the friday ticket given to me by the agency.

Do you think its worth starting afresh in the USA. I work for Federal Government here and still hope to work for Federal Government later in future when I return to Nigeria.

I need your candid advice on this issue.. Thanks alot.

Dude, forget about that study leave. Maybe God is trying to tell you something by the delays. Do not miss your flight ... resign and pay them the 1 month salary. Don't tie yourself down over there. The future is very bright for you here, trust me wink I had similar fears in my time but now I know better. If you're in IT and you're good at what you do, there is no UNKNOWN. You will get a JOB! And your Nigerian experience will count especially if you've got professional certifications to go with it. Even if you have to start afresh with entry level positions, it will still be miles ahead of whatever you're earning right now (adjusted for cost of living/inflation) and the quality of life is incomparable. Only challenge may be visa sponsorship but it appears that won't be a problem for you since your wife is a PR. Bro, don't modify the perfect script God has written for your life. Just go with the flow wink

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Travel / Re: Diversity Visa Immigrant? Welcome To America by webstradamus: 1:20pm On Aug 18, 2013
jonnywalker: Thanks everyone for ur wonderful work.i recently moved to ohio n i badly need the driving manual to help me pass the knowledge test. im asking if i can study the ones people have posted for different state.if not then i would be very grateeful to get the ohio drivin manual on this thread.thanks n stay bless

Driving manual for Ohio -> http://publicsafety.ohio.gov/links/hsy7607.pdf

Practice Questions for Knowledge Test -> http://driversprep.com/test.php?state=oh

More Practice Questions for Knowledge Test -> http://www.usdriving.net/dmv_practice.php?state=oh

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 7:28pm On Aug 16, 2013
syahboy: Yeah! Bro that's the thing, don't really want to wait and the NYSC thing I see it as a waste of time. I'm just aiming at top 40 programs for Ms, then for Phd I'll concentrate on top 20 programs. Considering I want to get a phd wasting a year on NYSC is a big deal for me, I wish there was a way I could make Fall 2014. Thanks bro I hope you enjoy your flight to the USA grin

With the kind of GRE score you have, you should be aiming for top 10 programs ... don't limit yourself! I believe you're probably enroute a first class already (undergraduate), just try to hit a 5.0 in your final 2 semesters in school. Start doing research with your professors and try to have them include you as a co-author in one or two publications. Finally, apply directly to a PhD program since that is your ultimate goal.


On another note, could you send me the extra GRE materials you used so I could make them available to everyone?

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 7:35pm On Aug 14, 2013
Congrats bigfrancis21 ... we all saw it coming a long time ago!

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 3:09pm On Aug 08, 2013
Ricky Rozay:

Yes I got a flight but Won't be going for the Fall anymore.. I intend going for spring 2014.. So will defer my admission to Spring to allow me enough time to Plan ahead..

There are so many things for me to settle before leaving for the US, so I'm trying to be mindful so I won't fall out of status when I get to the US..

But will be jetting out by First week of December bro, So by then I will take advantage of the very low cost of Flight ticket when I book down in advance.....

Sounds good!

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 1:46pm On Aug 08, 2013
Ricky Rozay:

When is your School resuming? Hope u can still meet up.. Why not go with Royal air Maroc.. I think dey are the cheapest u can get for now.. They fly to Morrocco first and then to JFK NewYork...

And you don't need any transit visa when you get to Morrocco.

I got 16th of August yesterday for Royal Air maroc. But didn't bother booking anymore because I got other plans....


Have you gotten a flight yet?
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 1:45pm On Aug 08, 2013
flynbird:

There's a stop at Manchester on QuatarAir. Wouldn't I need a transit visa for stopping there? JW

You shouldn't need a transit visa but I would confirm from the airline. I once flew BA from Abuja - New York via London Heathrow and didn't require a transit visa.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 6:47pm On Aug 07, 2013
De Tus: @ojap, hahaha i think so. He's bringing a good business so that we can save money. I'm so glad rightnow! America will be like the UK soon. The british worship money.

Lol ... you know I didn't even think of that! Now who's the real IGBO? grin grin grin
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 6:42pm On Aug 07, 2013
OjaP:

Is Webstradamus an Igbo man? shocked shocked

No sir grin I got the drift from a friend and thought most people here would find it beneficial so I decided to share.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 6:34pm On Aug 07, 2013
De Tus: @webstradamus, U wanna know? Hahaha
Never mind ... lol

De Tus: @webstradamus, that's great. It seems like you're a very good business man. I like that lol. Give me five:-)

Haha ... just thought I should share some tips with the folks here ... especially the newly arrived.
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 6:21pm On Aug 07, 2013
Just in case anyone is still looking for a cost-effective (or should I say cost-free grin) way of transferring money from their GTB account to their US bank account, simply go to any Walmart and purchase a money order in your name using your GTB Naira Mastercard. You can then pay in the money order to your US bank account. You do not incur any charges from GTB (since it is a POS transaction) and the money order only costs $0.70 (70 cents). If you ask me I'd say this is the cheapest and fastest way to transfer funds to the US from Naija. However, maximum you can go on a single money order is $1000 so if you wanted to transfer say $5000, you would have to purchase 5 money orders (total cost will be $3.50). Imagine how much savings you would be making when compared to doing a wire transfer! Plus you get your money instantly!!

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Travel / Re: Withdraw Money From GTB Mastercard In US? by webstradamus: 6:20pm On Aug 07, 2013
Just in case anyone is still looking for a cost-effective (or should I say cost-free grin) way of transferring money from their GTB account to their US bank account, simply go to any Walmart and purchase a money order in your name using your GTB Naira Mastercard. You can then pay in the money order to your US bank account. You do not incur any charges from GTB (since it is a POS transaction) and the money order only costs $0.70 (70 cents). If you ask me I'd say this is the cheapest and fastest way to transfer funds to the US from Naija. However, maximum you can go on a single money order is $1000 so if you wanted to transfer say $5000, you would have to purchase 5 money orders (total cost will be $3.50). Imagine how much savings you would be making when compared to doing a wire transfer! Plus you get your money instantly!!

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 6:12pm On Aug 07, 2013
De Tus: @Lentywilly, I-20 again? Jesus. Pls do not be sad. I think God didn't want you to go at this time. Your case is smiliar to mine. Though it was sponsorship inaccurancy. Was so blind that I couldn't detect it. Even my parents didn't detect it too. Was later revealed to us at the church that something nasty could have happened to me in the US. That the man who interviewed me really loved me. That he acted like a father as well as my God. LOL!

Bros which church you dey go? grin grin grin

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part4 by webstradamus: 6:11pm On Aug 07, 2013
bigfrancis21:

I feel that has changed now going by the requirement that states you must not have been denied a visa in the last 6 months. Or was the same law in effect during your time? Maybe it was not that's why yours went through. I stand to be corrected though.

AFAIK, that law has always been there. I guess they state it clearly just to discourage people who have previously attended an interview so as to give everyone a fair chance. If you need emergency appointment after a denial, I'd say go for it. You have nothing to lose really wink

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