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F-1 Visa Denied [Wharton Admit] - Good Ending [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 01:50
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I just had a big setback. F-1 Visa Denied. The US consulate in Nigeria is currently issuing so many visa denials. My problem (copying and pasting from my post in business week):

I have just been denied an F-1 visa because I was unable to demonstrate adequate financial support for my MBA. I understand that the value of ones stock is not considered a source of personal funding. However, somewhere on UChicago's student admit website, it says that one can include 75% the value of ones stock as part of your personal funding/financial contribution. Is this percentage tentative? Could someone share any links where I can get additional information about this? My next visa hearing date is next week and I plan to take along with me a printed copy of proof that 75% of your stock value is permissible, i.e. if at all it is.

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 04:17
Arsene,
Try to show "at least" one year's worth tuition+living expenses. All of this should be in liquid assests (cash). Stocks are no good?

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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 04:42
Arsene, I got a Nigerian friend here at school you may want to talk to. Maybe he can give you some insights. Let me know if you're interested.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 05:13
Thanks guys for your suggestions. I'm assuming the worst that stock is no help and I am preparing with this in mind.

Paul: Thanks for offering to help. I believe I have the solution to this issue (More liquid cash, no dependence on stock, and a letter from my current employer).

The consul officer was simply rude to me; never cared to tell me that stock was not an option, and even revoked my current US visa without informing me.
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 [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2006, 14:32
wharton I-20 and rejection of F1 visa......unreal....idiot ameircan consulate...that rude guy must be jealous of you as he himself might not have finished his high school....
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2006, 05:07
For your information, usually if you are a foreign applicant the schools will offer you some potential loans. It's not an obligation but it's a possibility. In the majority of the cases the US school offers the opportunity to borrow up to the full cost of MBA (at least the tuition fees) therefore you can totally write on your F1 request that you will use loans from the school even if you don't intend too, after all you know you have this possibility but it doesn't mean that you will use it for sure
I obviously don't know your case in details but I wanted to give this tip to all the applicants because it is a very common issue and that is a potential solution. Sometimes the issue is also that you have asked for a loan from the bank but with the time and the delay you still don';t have any cash at the time you should request the F1 so this solution is really the best in my opinion (tested and approved by myself :wink: )

Good luck

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seek help perhaps [#permalink] New post 03 Jul 2006, 23:15
could u ask a lawyer? they would be your best bet
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2006, 01:17
Thanks for all your suggestions, guys. I returned to the consulate office two days ago for a second interview and was denied again. The embassy here in Nigeria does not consider loans appropriate. They think that if we take such loans, we'll not return - perhaps work in the US in order to pay back the loan. 4 of us, Wharton admits from Nigeria (out of 5) have been denied visas and we believe that it's the consulate's decision to continue to deny student visas to Nigerians. NB: I also have a Wharton fellowship and that didn't help.

A good friend going to HBS was also denied a visa. The situation is tearing my head apart, and I can hardly sleep. Not after all the struggle! :cry: :cry:
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2006, 15:52
Have you contacted Wharton?
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Re: F-1 Visa Denied. Help!!! [#permalink] New post 08 Jul 2006, 09:36
Arsene,

That's very sad to hear. It's surprising why anyone would deny visa to highly valuable individuals. I mean, people like you would contribute to the US economy even if you stayed! Perhaps you should contact Wharton, or you know what - say screw it and go to IMD or INSEAD. I've seen consular interviews to Indian students in India, they are mostly rude - sometimes justified, but many times not. In your case, all that should mean nothing because you frikkin got into WHARTON!

I wish you well and hope you find some avenue.


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I just had a big setback. F-1 Visa Denied. The US consulate in Nigeria is currently issuing so many visa denials. My problem (copying and pasting from my post in business week):

I have just been denied an F-1 visa because I was unable to demonstrate adequate financial support for my MBA. I understand that the value of ones stock is not considered a source of personal funding. However, somewhere on UChicago's student admit website, it says that one can include 75% the value of ones stock as part of your personal funding/financial contribution. Is this percentage tentative? Could someone share any links where I can get additional information about this? My next visa hearing date is next week and I plan to take along with me a printed copy of proof that 75% of your stock value is permissible, i.e. if at all it is.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Jul 2006, 00:38
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Have you contacted Wharton?


Yes, Hjort, I have. Wharton is doing something about it and I have my fingers crossed pending the outcome of her efforts.

Necromonger: We'll see how it goes. I'll try to stay positive. The good thing is that I never resigned my job or requested a leave of absence. So, i'm back to my job and hoping for the best.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jul 2006, 18:30
Hi Arsene,

My best wishes ! I am positive things will work out...

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Hjort wrote:
Have you contacted Wharton?


Yes, Hjort, I have. Wharton is doing something about it and I have my fingers crossed pending the outcome of her efforts.

Necromonger: We'll see how it goes. I'll try to stay positive. The good thing is that I never resigned my job or requested a leave of absence. So, i'm back to my job and hoping for the best.
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Hi Guys,

I finally got my visa. Wharton intervened and the US embassy in Nigeria reviewed my application, invited me and stamped my passport.

I'm already 2 days behind classes at Wharton, but who cares? I can dream again.

Thanks for all your suggestions.
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2006, 22:03
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Hi Guys,

I finally got my visa. Wharton intervened and the US embassy in Nigeria reviewed my application, invited me and stamped my passport.

I'm already 2 days behind classes at Wharton, but who cares? I can dream again.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

Wonderful news!!!!!!
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2006, 22:12
wow! thats great great news.

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 [#permalink] New post 08 Aug 2006, 05:13
Fantastic!! That's great to hear and it's also very nice to see Wharton intervene!

We hope to hear more from the whartonian in the coming months!

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Hi Guys,

I finally got my visa. Wharton intervened and the US embassy in Nigeria reviewed my application, invited me and stamped my passport.

I'm already 2 days behind classes at Wharton, but who cares? I can dream again.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2006, 04:25
that's great news.

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 [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2006, 17:30
Huge Congratulations !!! I always knew life cannot be so cruel.....huge thumbs up !!!

pravinkawadkar wrote:
that's great news.

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 [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2006, 05:51
Thanks for your well wishes, guys. I arrived Philly on Tuesday and I have catching up to do. I am available to anyone who wants to know more about Wharton (school, application, events, etc). You can email me on c_onyewuchi@yahoo.com.

BTW, I have just linked up with Baner!
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Aug 2006, 19:38
great new bro.....welcome to USA.
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