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Hi I just want to avoid any mistakes this time. Can anyone tell me if they were denied a visa what was the reason? On the reason for visting should i state marriage? also i heard i can make some sort of application as a wife to be able to visit without a visa every time i go. is that tru?

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Hi I just want to avoid any mistakes this time. Can anyone tell me if they were denied a visa what was the reason? On the reason for visting should i state marriage? also i heard i can make some sort of application as a wife to be able to visit without a visa every time i go. is that tru?

probably about 99% of folk trying to get their love one here from Lagos were denied a visitor visa. The likelihood of getting one is bout 1% unless you are very rich or very elderly (going to maybe see grandchild or family). Like any other country but more so coming from a country that you would more than likely immigrate and not come back so you have to show strong strong ties to Nigeria.

1. Can anyone tell me if they were denied a visa what was the reason?

Ties to country not strong enough. That's about the #1.

2. On the reason for visiting should i state marriage?

If you have a spouse here you would have to say yes. But you will be denied having an active petition going. It is in the system. And you are coming from a country that you are moree likely to not come back. But never lie to the CO.

3. Also i heard i can make some sort of application as a wife to be able to visit without a visa every time i go. is that tru?

To the USA without a VISA! NO Nigeria is not a Visa Waiver Country. And still those countries you can be denied at the Port of entry if they believe you will immigrate and not go back.

Sorry for Nigeria you just have to wait out the petition or the US Citizen comer to Nigeria.

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You are going the other way, US to Nigeria. And yes people have been denied. One woman I know was married to a Nigerian and they denied the visa but there is a huge backstory to that. If your firend does not provide you with an invitation and you don't show that you can support yourself for the trip you could be denied. If you have never met the person you are a bit foolish to be wanting to get married first meeting especially if there are red flag involved such as large age difference stating that as your intent may cause issues.


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My bad OP. Miss that "To Nigeria". Never mind.


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You are going the other way, US to Nigeria. And yes people have been denied. One woman I know was married to a Nigerian and they denied the visa but there is a huge backstory to that. If your firend does not provide you with an invitation and you don't show that you can support yourself for the trip you could be denied. If you have never met the person you are a bit foolish to be wanting to get married first meeting especially if there are red flag involved such as large age difference stating that as your intent may cause issues.

This is not my first time meeting him, so perhaps Im a bit less foolish in your eyes now ;) I just wanted some basic info for others coming with me for the wedding. I dont need his letter of invitation, we will have hotel reservations. I just feel like its less than honest to say its simply for tourism since we will all be going for the wedding, that was why i asked the question. As far as red flags, i dont know of any that we would experience other than an american woman marrying a nigerian. thanks for the reply.

but would either one of u have info on applying for some sort of status as a nigerian wife so that i can reenter with no visa? perhaps i heard it wrong but if you know of what im talking about please...help.

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Ok now that you have provided more details. I assume that you are having a church/traditional wedding and have announcements to send it with the visa request. You ( the happy couple ) can send a letter inviting them to the event.

Red flags are different race, age differences, short courtship, different religions


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Ok now that you have provided more details. I assume that you are having a church/traditional wedding and have announcements to send it with the visa request. You ( the happy couple ) can send a letter inviting them to the event.

Red flags are different race, age differences, short courtship, different religions

oh ok! I thought visiting for a marriage would be sort of frowned upon because of how i hear the embassy there is very hard on immigration applications. So wasnt sure if it would hold us up. thanks. As for the red flags I think we are ok. Hes actually a year old than me. same religion. courted a year visted him and his family for 2 weeks. Only thing is im white. but i think that can be over come.

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Nigeria is not as strict as that of US regarding visas. As long and you follow the rules you guys will be just fine. A lot of folks accompanied my wife during our wedding as well, from US , Canada and Japan with no issues. It is ok to tell the immigration folks that they will be attending your wedding but make sure you include the wedding invitation cards when submitting the documents to the Nigeria embassy here in the US. I am not too sure what state you reside in but I recommend Atlanta consulate, they are very fast and efficient. You can get the visa back in hand in as little as 48hrs! . You may want to give them a shot. In a related development, There is a class of visa known as " Nigerwife Visa" This class of visa will enable you to visit Nigeria unlimited number of time. When you get to Nigeria, let your hubby handle this for you, you guys may go to the immigration office in Nigeria for guidiance so to answer your question, Yes, the visa does exist. Smile! Congratulations in advance!


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Nigeria is not as strict as that of US regarding visas. As long and you follow the rules you guys will be just fine. A lot of folks accompanied my wife during our wedding as well, from US , Canada and Japan with no issues. It is ok to tell the immigration folks that they will be attending your wedding but make sure you include the wedding invitation cards when submitting the documents to the Nigeria embassy here in the US. I am not too sure what state you reside in but I recommend Atlanta consulate, they are very fast and efficient. You can get the visa back in hand in as little as 48hrs! . You may want to give them a shot. In a related development, There is a class of visa known as " Nigerwife Visa" This class of visa will enable you to visit Nigeria unlimited number of time. When you get to Nigeria, let your hubby handle this for you, you guys may go to the immigration office in Nigeria for guidiance so to answer your question, Yes, the visa does exist. Smile! Congratulations in advance!

aww thanks! Im really glad to hear all this. um where is the immigration office in Nigeria? Is the visa actually called Nigerwife Visa? so i can have him look into it now thanks again!

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Go here to review what is needed for the Nigerwife Visa (CERPAC):

Nigerwife Visa


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aww thanks! Im really glad to hear all this. um where is the immigration office in Nigeria? Is the visa actually called Nigerwife Visa? so i can have him look into it now thanks again!

This is what you will need. Go to immigration office.

NIGER-WIVES

1. Formal letter of request from Nigerian husband accepting Immigration Responsibility

2. Formal letter of request from the wife

3. Photocopies of the first five (5) pages of husband’s Nigeria Standard passport

4. Photocopy of marriage Certificate

5. Duly completed form IMM22 in triplicate copies with three (3) recent passport photographs

6. Applicant’s National Passport

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From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

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5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is what you will need. Go to immigration office.

NIGER-WIVES

1. Formal letter of request from Nigerian husband accepting Immigration Responsibility

2. Formal letter of request from the wife

3. Photocopies of the first five (5) pages of husband’s Nigeria Standard passport

4. Photocopy of marriage Certificate

5. Duly completed form IMM22 in triplicate copies with three (3) recent passport photographs

6. Applicant’s National Passport

wow good info thank you!

Go here to review what is needed for the Nigerwife Visa (CERPAC):

Nigerwife Visa

very cool thank you!

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This is what you will need. Go to immigration office.

NIGER-WIVES

1. Formal letter of request from Nigerian husband accepting Immigration Responsibility

2. Formal letter of request from the wife

3. Photocopies of the first five (5) pages of husband’s Nigeria Standard passport

4. Photocopy of marriage Certificate

5. Duly completed form IMM22 in triplicate copies with three (3) recent passport photographs

6. Applicant’s National Passport

the embassy website mentions that the wife is too turn in a letter stating immigration responsibility and wife turns in request...but what u say makes more sense.

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the embassy website mentions that the wife is too turn in a letter stating immigration responsibility and wife turns in request...but what u say makes more sense.

If you chose to do this, I would go with what the website says...wife accept immigration responsibility and husband submit a letter of request.

Which I believe the letter they are speaking of from the wife to submit would be more like accepting their rules, laws, etc., which the husband couldn't do that. The letter the husband submits would be similar to the letter of invitation he submits when you apply for a Nigerian Visa from the U.S. to go to Nigeria. #justathought


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07/17/2008.......WEDDING DAY!!!!
USCIS STAGE (for me):
06/09/2010.......SENT I-130 TO USCIS
06/15/2010.......NOA1 & RECEIPT DATE (CSC)
11/03/2010.......NOA2 Email received-APPROVED!!-141 days

NVC STAGE (for him):
11/08/2010.......NVC Case # Assigned
11/19/2010.......DS-3032 received via email
07/02/2011.......IV (DS-230) Package mailed//NVC Received-7/5/2011
07/14/2011........CASE COMPLETE!!!
07/15/2011........SIF!!!

EMBASSY STAGE (for us):
8/23/2011.........Medical-Part 1
8/24/2011.........Medical-Part 2(Completed!)
9/12/2011.........INTERVIEW @ 10:00AM - APPROVED!! (IR-1 Visa)

POE: DECEMBER 3rd, Washington, D.C. (IAD)!!!

1/10/2012........Green Card in Hand!
02/07/2012........Rec'd. Social Security Card

Naturalization Journey:

09-27-2016................Mailed N-400

11-03-2016................Biometrics

Notified 2/13/2017........2-8-2017.....Case Is In Line For An Interview

3/23/2017 @ 9AM......Interview

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