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Please I need answers.

I am currently studying Diploma in Information Technology in a foreign country but will be finishing in few weeks. I have recently applied for a Computer Science degree in an American University and have been sent an I-20 to apply for a visa.
Here are my problems:-
1. I have applied for a student visa at the US Embassy in Nigeria in 2006 (took fingerprint) but was denied.
2. Also, the date of birth on the passport I used to apply at the time is different. On the old passport, the date of birth shows 05/10/1985 while my new passport shows 05/10/1987. Only the year is different. Can this be an issue at the US Embassy?
3. If I want to apply, I can only use my own company account. I am not running my personal account. Can this be an issue? What should I do? Should I withdraw the whole amount and deposit it into my personal account?
4. Moreover, how much do you think I must have in my account to satisfy my financial stability? When applying for the course, the school requested that I send them a statement covering nothing less than $35,000 USD. That fund covers the tuition and housing of 1 year. I’m guessing I have to study there for 2yrs and 6 months.
I am in dilemma and need answers to these questions. Your response will be highly appreciated.
Thank you.

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Hi,

2. Yes it can be a problem. One of these two passports was obtained using a document with a false birthdate. It may show that you are willing to use documents with false information. This may put your credibility on the line. If you are willing to obtain a passport with false information, then are you likely to obtain a student visa with documents containing false information.

3. Will not matter as long as you can show the money is yours.

4. The amount will be up to the CO at your interview. You must have enough to cover the I-20 requirements.

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Hi,

2. Yes it can be a problem. One of these two passports was obtained using a document with a false birthdate. It may show that you are willing to use documents with false information. This may put your credibility on the line. If you are willing to obtain a passport with false information, then are you likely to obtain a student visa with documents containing false information.

3. Will not matter as long as you can show the money is yours.

4. The amount will be up to the CO at your interview. You must have enough to cover the I-20 requirements.

Dear aaron2020,

Thank you for your response. In regards to problem number 2, do you have any suggestion on how I can rectify this issue? The birthday data was wrongly inputed by the Nigerian Immigration office and my interview date at the time was less than 2 weeks, there was no enough time to send the passport back.

Your response will be appreciated.

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Dear aaron2020,

Thank you for your response. In regards to problem number 2, do you have any suggestion on how I can rectify this issue? The birthday data was wrongly inputed by the Nigerian Immigration office and my interview date at the time was less than 2 weeks, there was no enough time to send the passport back.

Your response will be appreciated.

You can try to explain this at the interview.

It doesn't matter if your interview was in less than 2 weeks, you submitted a document with information you knew was false. It will be up to the CO to determine how relevant it is in issuing the visa.

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Why were you refused the first time?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I am sure you have a pretty good idea.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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I am sure you have a pretty good idea.

He didn't tell me why the visa is being denied. He only went in with some of my documents and came back after couple of mins to tell me that my visa can not be approved.

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Why are you expecting a different result this time?


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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2. Yes, that will be a problem that could be deemed as fraud in which case you may never be granted a visa.

3. I don't know about Nigeria but I know the US embassy Nairobi website explicitly states "The bank statement must be from an individual’s account. Business bank statements will not be accepted even if you or your sponsor are the sole proprietor".

4. I think your bank statement needs to cover the estimate on your I-20 and then some.

First time I applied for an F1 visa, it was denied. The immigration officer only asked what school I was planning on attending and what course I was going to pursue. Despite me answering these and even showing him paper work from the school which included a scholarship, he said he didn't think I was "a genuine student and schools can write anything" and denied my application. The whole interview lasted less than 2 minutes. I got in touch with the school and told them of this development and they suggested I appeal. So two weeks later I was back at the embassy; a different officer interviewed me and I got the visa.


AOS from F1

11/13/2014: Concurrent filing of forms I-130, I-485, and I-765 at Chicago Lockbox

11/18/2014: NOA 1

12/11/2014: Biometric Appointment


01/16/2015: NOA 2


02/27/2015: Employment Authorization Card Received


02/27/2015: Interview


03/09/2015: Green Card Received




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2. Yes, that will be a problem that could be deemed as fraud in which case you may never be granted a visa.

3. I don't know about Nigeria but I know the US embassy Nairobi website explicitly states "The bank statement must be from an individual’s account. Business bank statements will not be accepted even if you or your sponsor are the sole proprietor".

4. I think your bank statement needs to cover the estimate on your I-20 and then some.

First time I applied for an F1 visa, it was denied. The immigration officer only asked what school I was planning on attending and what course I was going to pursue. Despite me answering these and even showing him paper work from the school which included a scholarship, he said he didn't think I was "a genuine student and schools can write anything" and denied my application. The whole interview lasted less than 2 minutes. I got in touch with the school and told them of this development and they suggested I appeal. So two weeks later I was back at the embassy; a different officer interviewed me and I got the visa.

Thanks teshah. Your comment is very informative. How do you think I can rectify the date of birth issue?

You can change the interview date. In the meantime I would surely get the passport fixed to the CORRECT date of birth. I have been approved of various F-1 visas.

Thanks for your comment rinimina. How do you think I can rectify the date of birth issue?

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Thanks teshah. Your comment is very informative. How do you think I can rectify the date of birth issue?

You're most welcome. Like rinimina stated, get the date of birth on your passport changed to reflect the correct date before you go for your interview.


AOS from F1

11/13/2014: Concurrent filing of forms I-130, I-485, and I-765 at Chicago Lockbox

11/18/2014: NOA 1

12/11/2014: Biometric Appointment


01/16/2015: NOA 2


02/27/2015: Employment Authorization Card Received


02/27/2015: Interview


03/09/2015: Green Card Received




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