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B1/B2 Visa

In order to go for electives, residency interviews and the Step 2 CS, you need to apply for a US visit visa (B1/B2). Try and apply as early as possible. Ideally, you should have taken Step 1 and Step 2 CK before you go for the interview.

You get the application materials from American Express offices in Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad. They are also available online at the web site of Islamabad’s US Embassy. Fill those up and put them in the application. Nowadays, they do not accept any extra documents to be attached with the application materials as every one is called for an interview. Once your application is processed, take the earliest date available. The American Express also gives out the interview dates.

Do you mention Step 3 on the visa application and during the visa interview? The answer is NO. Step 3 is a big no-no. The reason is that people who have gone previously for residency interviews had to stay longer to do Step 3 and many of them took extensions. Visa consulars know that. So, on the application and during the interviews, mention your reasons for visit as Step 2 CS examination and residency interviews…that’s all.

Documents to take with you for the interview:
All original documents should be along with you for the interview. Needless to state, you will also take your passport and visa application.

1- Print out of Step 2 CS date and testing center
2- Print out of Scheduling Permit
3- Visa Letter from the ECFMG
4- Step 1 score, if available
5- Step 2 CK score, if available
6- AKU documents (which include Medical School Diploma, Transcript, Dean's letter etc.)
7- Job letter (if you are doing a job e.g. Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, then ask your supervisor to write you a letter saying that you are working at this place and once you come back from the US, you will continue your job). + Pay slips.
8- Evidence of last trip to US: If you have gone to US before, what did you do there? Most of the students have gone for electives. It is worthwhile to keep US recommendation letters as proof of your visit.
9- Affidavits of support from your parents (saying that my son or daughter is going abroad for medical board examinations and I will be bearing his/her expenses).
10- Affidavit of Non-immigrant Intent (saying that you will return and giving reasons why you are going to do so).
11- Proof that you can afford the trip. This proof can be in the form of Bank Statement, Property Documents and/or credit Card summaries.
12- All educational documents from school till medical school.
13- Print out of your ERAS account (if applicable).

Know which document is where otherwise you would not look good in front of the interviewer. Dress professionally but make sure that you are comfortable as well. Arrive at the parking no later than six o’clock in the morning.

Get rid of your mobiles and stand in the line where they give out bus tickets to the US embassy. Once you get the tickets, you make a run for the line where they are loading the buses for the US embassy. Please note that there are other buses for other embassies too so you need to check where to go. Once you sit in the bus, the bus takes you to Diplomatic Enclave and drops you in front of the US Consulate. There, you form two lines; one for immigrant visas and one for non-immigrant visas. You will stand in the non-immigrant visa line. Then, the security guards will call you and after a thorough security check, you go inside the Consulate where your fingerprints are taken and your passport and visa application is taken. Then, you wait for the interview. Good luck!!!

After the interview, your passport is sent to USA for security clearance (if you are a guy). This takes a very variable amount of time. Officially, the consulars tell you that it would take anywhere from 2 weeks to three months.

Note: This article has been derived from "Roadmap to Residency" authored by AKU graduates, with permission from few of the authors. Name of the original author, has purposely not been mentioned on request of one of the authors, for privacy reasons. If you are the original author of this article and want your name to be mentioned or wish this article to be modified/ removed from this website, please contact us and we would be more than happy to entertain your request. We fully respect your privacy, acknowledge your efforts put in authoring this article and appreciate your hard work involved in it.

B1/B2 Visa from Colombo

Hi ... I wanted to know about US visa process from Colombo American Embassy, I am in Maldives now, have to travel to Colombo for the visa. It will be a great help for me if someone can guide me through. Thanks

hi .. i have a query to umer bahi or any one

hi .. i have a query , as i m applying for the cs nd externship next yr , so for visa wot reason should i give ? .. cs or externship ?? secondly .. right now i m in maldives , employed with ministry of health ... i will be travelling to pakistan for my visa interview in islamabad american embassy, as i will be taking just 10 days of leave from the ministry of health maldives , after i submit my passport to the american embassy ,after the interview if they say u r with held for security clearance , will they be giving my passport back as i have to return back to maldives ?? plz help me with this query ....umer bahi or anyone who has gone through this experence ...

B1/B2 5 Years Multiple Entry Visa

First of All thanks to ALLAH Almighty, the most merciful and beneficent.
I think i owe alot of gratitude to this site, its founders, developers, members and those who posted here on this site, it was through there experience which they shared with us that made me and alot of others to achieve some of our goals.
I thank all of those who provided guidance in any way to medical students of Pakistan and India. This site helped me alot in getting 5 years Multiple entry B1/B2 visa for eletives.

Thankyou guys, you should be appreciated.

Confused..

  Umer Bhai,

i wanted your help in a few things.. actually i applied for electives in orlando florida on the basis of which i got my B1/B2 visa. But now due to some problem i cannot go there in May .instead i ll be doing an elective in sarosaota ,Florida in June. So will that be a problem for the immigration and all?Because i applied for the month of may .Will they let me enter for this purpose a month late?

Secondly i wanted to ask that if i donot visit USA for the whole 1 year span will this be a problem for future visa applications? like will it be an obstacle ? 

Kindly Guide me

Regards

 Can I mention in interview

 Can I mention in interview as Selfy Sponsoring as I am Medical Officer in PIMS hospital ISB? And what documents do I have to show?

about b type visa

hi umer bahi and anyone,

i also posted previously , i am graduate and i have taken step 1.

my question is that can i apply for b type visa before step 2 ck?

my plan is to take step 2 cs in january2013 and to take step 2 ck in febryary2013  after taking cs .

what you suggest me ?

thanks

extension of stay in usa

 hi i am dr saba memon i did my usmle steps and now i am applying for residency in the september but my stay ends on sept so.... i want to know what reason usually people give when applying for extension to stay in usa,,,,,,,,can you please help me how can i extend my stay in usa because i want to be here for my interview of residency,,,,

hi everybody , can i apply

hi everybody ,

can i apply b1/b2 on the basis of cs before ck ?

visa before ck

hi umer bahi/ anyother,

i appreciate all of your efforts here.

my qustions is that can i apply for b1/b2 on the basis of cs before taking ck ?

 

Visa Sponsorship by a Relative who is a US citizen

Hi friends,

My aunt is a doctor and also a green card holder. If she sponsors my B1/B2 visa, will it have a positive or negative impact on my chances of getting a visa. Please help. Very confused!!!

B1/B2 for step2 Cs exam OR F1 for Kaplan Step2 Cs course?

Hi Umar,

I have my Cs exam booked on Aug 8 & I am also taking a 5 day Step2 Cs course by Kaplan starting from 23rd to 27th july 2012.

So I need help with what type of visa should I apply,B1/B2 for my exam or F1 for the cousre?

Plz reply soon.

Thanks.

Aneela.

visa

I finished my medicine and going to do observership in 4 months from now ... what visa should i apply for??... student or b1/b2

10 year multiple entry visa for an elective

Hi guys I would like to share my visa interview experience with everyone. First of all I would like to thank Umar bhai for this wonderful website which helped me throughout my elective application process.

I had applied for an elective of one month at harvard and was lucky to get one.

They had sent me the notification of acceptance with only 20 days before the elective start date. So I had to apply for B1/B2 successfully withing these many days.

First of all you have to fill up a DS-160 form from HERE

You also have to pay your VISA fee from a HDFC bank. For the list of branches HERE

It takes 2 days after you pay your fee to register a date for interview. You do not need the form for it so you can pay the fee before you fill out the DS-160 as I did.

After that I set up an interview date at the earliest which was 7 days away.

I then started collecting documents for the interview.I had divided my documents into various categories and striked off each one as I prepared them

List of Documents I had

ELECTIVE RELATED

1)Harvard letter showing my proof of acceptance

2)Printout of email conversations with the Harvard clerk

3) Letter from my dean stating I am eligible and allowed to do the elective

4) US manual showing that medical electives require b1/b2 visa. You can get it from HERE. You only need to have the pages 16 & 17 with you.

INTENT OF RETURN

1) Medical school transcript showing I am still a student

2) Deans letter stating I am still a student and am in good standing.

3) Affidavit stating that I will return back after the electives

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

1) Sponsors bank statement

2)  Letter from the bank stating the sponsor is capable of supporting my education in the US

3) CA`s letter showing the net worth of movable and immovable assets of my sponsor.

4) Documents proving everything mentioned in the CA`s letter (property,etc)

5) Affidavit of the sponsor stating that he will sponsor me.

EXTRA DOCUMENTS 

1) Step 1 score 

2) TOEFL score

3) Letters of recommendation

4)Health Insurance

5) Proof of immunization 

6) Lastly my step 2 CS letter showing my appointment in MAY. ( I didn't want to show this letter so I kept it last)

I had all the documents ready within three days. I had scheduled my appointment at the Mumbai consulate which requires you to submit documents at the VFS office at Mahalaxmi ( and not the US consulate at BKC) 3 days ago the interview.

I was scared about rejection as I had only one shot at it. I had my primary schooling done in Oman which could prove as a disadvantage plus my brother was rejected a visa 6 months before this. So I  tried to keep all the documents ready before I applied.

THE INTERVIEW

My interview was at 10 am and I had reached the consulate at 8 am. I had kept my attire formal with a tie. 

First they get a sticker attached on your passport which also has your token number for the interview. Then you go through security checks like that at the airport.After that you enter an area which is like a glorified post office. You can see a lot of people sitting and waiting for their turn to be interviewed. Before getting into the sitting area you have to get your finger prints registered. Now if you have a blister or a big cut on your finger your prints cannot be registered and then you will have to postpone your interview. During the pre interview days I was very careful not to injury myself.  

After you are done with the finger printing you have to take a seat and wait for your turn. I had to wait almost 30 minutes before my number was called out. I hoped for a male interviewer as I had heard lot of rejection stories when the interviewer was female ( I don't mean to be biased here. Just my opinion) and I was lucky to have one. I had three people in front of me. I could also see people in other queues. I observed that all the people in my queue were issued a visa while the queue next to me had many rejections. ( The interviewer was a female.May be a coincidence) This made me nervous. Then my turn came. It went like this

ME: Hi, good morning how are you? [with a smile. :) ]

VO: Not bad. Could have been better. :) .So what is the purpose of your visit ?

ME: I have been selected for an elective at harvard medical school.

VO: Ok. ( kept typing for some time) So are you a final year student.

ME: yes. ( after saying this I realized I am not :). I had just completed my internship. So I got scared but tried not to show it just hoping he doesn't ask for my transcripts )

VO: Who is sponsoring you ?

ME: My dad.

Kept on typing for some time.

VO: Have you ever had any hands on clinical experience before ?

ME: No ( I thought he asked me this question to reject my visa )

VO: OK Your passport will sent to you by mail.

ME: Thank You. ( got too excited. He could almost see it on my face )

Thats it only 2 minutes of interview with no documents asked. I left the hall but then I realized I should have asked the duration of visa. :(

So now I waited 2 days to see what I had been issued. 

After two days I was shocked to see that I was issued a 10 years multiple entry visa.My excitement knew no boundaries. :)

Things I would like to add.

The mood of your interviewer plays an important part for you to get a Visa.

Just be confident. I think the Harvard letter did the trick for me but one cannot be sure.Have a positive attitude , it actually shows on your face.

And finally best of luck for all those who are applying for a visa.


visa foe elctive and CS?

Hi,

I am currently pursuing my internship in INdia. I have been accepted for an elective in NWU, Chicago. I would like to take up CS after my elective. However, I havent finished step1 or CK. Im really worried as i have read on many forums that it is risky to tell the VO that you will be taking up CS along with the elective during your stay in the US. ( that too considering that i havent finished step 1 or CK).

So please advice regarding this matter. If I do conceal my intentions of taking up CS, isnt there a way for the VO to find out that I have a scheduled date for the exam? 

I have already been to the US last year for a month's elective. 

B1 Visa

Hi,

I need help.I was f2 status and stay with my husband in US;,Last year i divorced to my hubby and come back to my country Pakistan and right now i live with my faimly .I have two kids,they are US citizen and kids is minor .My son is 6 years and daughter is 7 years.My Ex husband is in US.My kids everytime miss dad.Now they have vacation so they asked me to meet with dad in US .I have noticed that they have lack of Confidence and emmotionally they are very disturbed .I want to go US and let my kids meet with dad so may be they will be fine..Please Advice me what should i do, Where do i get form.How to submit ,what documents i need,what should i tell to them on Interview .I need strong reason. Thanks .

b1/b2 visa

hey... im applying for my visa soon, but i havent found accomodation yet as the apartment-owners want a definite yes or no from me...so what should i write in address when im living there? i do have family friends but in another city, about 2 hours from the university.

secondly, my visa has already been rejected once due to lack of ties to home country. my siblings live abroad but my parents are here and im studying here... but the visa consular was so strict and mean. how should i try to convince them this time?

thanks for the help

Visa

Folks:

Just came across this page searching for a yellow 22g form for my father in law in Canada. Irrespective, I read some of the comments posted here about interview experience..some good, some bad...

Just one advise for everyone going for visa interview. Visa officers are just like any other person..They are not out of this world or some hot shots....deal with them with smile and be confident, but don't use words like sir..specially if visa officer is a young person...Treat them equally and well but also be self confident. Answers like "no sir" "yes sir" should be avoided...it can be " No, actually I did not ....<and reason>" or " Yes, because..." Just my .02 cents...

b1/b2 visa

hi umar tariq    

i applied for b1/b2 visa from karachi pakistan for the step 2cs and they gave 28th march date for interview. dear umar i did a mistake in my online application foam, i could not gave the detail of my educational information mistakenly. what can i do for fill this mistake at interview ...

please give me some advise i m so confuse because of that...

b1/b2 visa

hi umar tariq    

i applied for b1/b2 visa from karachi pakistan for the step 2cs and they gave 28th march date for interview. dear umar i did a mistake in my online application foam, i could not gave the detail of my educational information mistakenly. what can i do for fill this mistake at interview ...

please give me some advise i m so confuse because of that...

Visa Experience

Hey guys. Just wanted to share my visa experience with you people. So it was another chilly morning in Islamabad. My interview was scheduled at 7. I left around 6 from home and was there at 6 30. Deposited my mobile and got the shuttles ticket. Shuttle left the lounge at 6 50 and Wallah I was at the embassy at 7. I felt so much better coz their central heating was superb. They made us sit down in this waiting area outside the finger printing rooms. My token number was 4 so i din have to wait for long. Fingerprints done I was sent in the final waiting area. You could see the interview booths and so much had changed since my last visit here in 2010. New cool LCDs playing tourism videos. (Felt real good at this point-for some reason). After about 10 mins or so, this young white dude came to the left most booth and sat there doing something on the computer. He called token num 1 and this uncle with his daughter stood up and started their interview. That VO seemed really friendly and I was praying that I get him. After a couple of mins, this blonde lady came to the next booth and without further or do, called out my number. I was surprised coz she missed token 2 and 3 and called me earlier.

Anyway, this is what she asked me:

Me: (Didnt wait for her to talk first) Good morning.

VO: Good morning, how are you doing (Rather enthusiastically)

Me: Im great, what about you?

VO: Good, good. So, Tell me why you went to US on J-1 before? 

Me: Had a research elective at XYZ uni. They were paying me xyz$ for 8 months.

VO: Oh I see, did you have fun?

Me: Loved it. 

VO: SO why are you going this time?

Me: Research elective at Yale. 

VO: I can't even ask why you chose Yale (Smirking at the Screen)

Me: Yeah its pretty self-explanatory, isn't it?

VO: Yeah. So you are at the XYZ uni?

Me: Yup (I literally said this)

VO: Which yr?

Me: 4th yr.

VO: (Looking at the screen) Hmm. Everything looks good. Ok then, you can collect your passport from the AE in 10 days.

Me; (confused) umm are you going to give me a slip?

VO: Nope, just show ur id at the AE

Me: Thats Amazing. Thank you so much.

Notice that she didnt ask for any document what so ever. I guess it was easier for me because I've been in US on J-1 before. She was ultra-friendly. Tips: 1. STAY CONFIDENT NO MATTER WHAT

2. PLEASE SMILE, GIVES A GOOD IMPRESSION.

3. GO AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID QUES.

4. BEST OF LUCK!!

Hi everyone, I have visa

Hi everyone,

I have visa interview in 3 days, i applied for b1/b2 . I am going for electives in case western reserve uni. they have send me acceptance letter,  but when i asked them abt visa, they said univ. doesn't provide any sort of help in visa, nothing is mentioned on its website either. So I don't have anything to support y I want to apply for b1/b2. Now i am not able to understand what to reply if vo ask on what basis m I applying for b1/b2? If any1 have attended electives in CWRU, plz can u advise me something?

Thank u in anticipation...

visa refused

hello sir I'm a medicine student in my 4 th year ,my college offered me doing my clinical clerkships in USA
and told me to apply for B1/B2 visa without telling the VO about it , so i went to the embassy and my application has been refused due to weak ties to home county

I'm Syrian citizen who lives and studies in Saudi Arabia I've been in Saudi Arabia for 19 years with my parents

the interview was like

vo : hello
me good morning

vo  :so you're are going for tourism ?
yes sir

VO :which state
-Chicago sir

vo how long you gonna stay ?
3 month maximum because i don't want to take time of school

vo what do you study ?
medicine

vo : which year and how long does it take to finish your degree ?
I'm in 4th year sir and i still have 2 years to go

VO : does your family live here in Saudi Arabia ?
yes sir

VO : how long have you been in Saudi Arabia ?
19 years sir

VO :what are the countries have you been to the last 5 years
told him about them

VO : have you been to Egypt , Lebanon ?
no sir

VO : do you have any relatives in the us ?
yes sir

vo : who is he ?
my uncle

vo : where does he live ?

in Maryland sir

VO :when are planning to go to USA ?

14/feb sir

VO : why you going to usa now ? you dont have a school to be in ?
no sir i just finished my basic since studies and i want to take some time off since i haven't taken any vocations for 2 years then im gonna come back to start my clinical rotations

VO : who's your sponsor ?
my dad sir

VO :asked for bank statement ?
gave it to him

VO : why did you choose us ?
sir me and  3 of my friends are going there together and one of my friends who is an American citizen recommended us for go USA for tourism

VO Where does he live ? talking about the American friend
sir he is studying with me at the same college but he lives in Colorado .

VO :asked for college identification paper ?
gave it to him then he left for 3 minutes and came back

VO : can you tell me a little more about your exact plans in Chicago ?
sir i haven't booked yet in any hotel waiting for my visa approval

sorry i cant issue you visa right now you can reapply ? and handled me the reason

have one interview in jan 2012 ,have an observership in november

hi umar bhai,

i have had great help at every step of my usmle prep from this site . thank you 

i have a situation ,i cleared my usmle step 1, cs ,and have taken my step 2 (results awaited ).

i have as of today only one  interview in jan 2012  , i also got an observership in november  2011 .now i want to apply for b1 /b2 ,my question is -1.should i apply now or after my step 2 results come  2. should i give observership or iv as ground for visa .3.i have my sister in us as lpr ,how to face question regarding this    thanks 

Visa inquiry

Sir Being a therapist I am applying for USA  to apply for the Exam there on B1/B2 visa. I have all the documents from there. What else would you guide me to carry and Do I have a better stance and opportunity of getting visa?

reg clinical rotations

hi,
great job, very useful.

i m a carib med student hailing from india, i am doing my medicine 4 yr programme, i am done with first part md basic sciences, now i am yet to do my clinical rotations in usa, here i am very confused about the visa on what i need to do my clinicals, my uni has clinical rotations in many hospitals in usa, plz help me in opting for visa, thanx in advance.
regards,
minu

reg clinical rotations

hi,
great job , very useful info.

i am a carib med student hailing from india,i am doing my medicine in caribbean which is a 4 yr programme. i am done with my md basic sciences(md5), which is 1st part of my course, and the second part - clinical rotations is yet to be done, my uni have rotations both in canada and usa, but now i am confused about what type of visa should i go for and what documents i need to provide. right now i am out of carib, im in india( home country), plz hlp me. thanx in advance.

regards,
minu

Visa Guidance required

Dear Umar Bhai,

hi

first thanks a lot for this website which contains valuable info in great detail.

i have been accepted at U of M.

do u  have any idea which visa they offer. 

they asked me to get B2 but i doubt that we can go for clerkship on B2 as travel.state.gov states that on B2 we can not take course with more than 18hours/week.

please reply urgently as i have to apply in a day.

Visa Denied for Step2 CS

Hi Sir,

I just gave my interview at new delhi. I have given my step 1 and got 99 percentile in it (238). I m yet to give Step 2 CK in jan. and my Step 2 CS is in March. I had applied for a visa for a duration of 6 months. But the VO denied it. 

My question is ; When should i re apply again? Shall i wait for the Step 2 CK results and then apply? 

Will this first rejection affect my application in any way? 

What precautions should i take the next time.

I will be so pleased if you could answer my questions. Thank u so much.

help

hi......i m going to apply B1/B2 visa for my usmle step 2 c.s.While filling my online NIV form...may be due to connection problem i didn't get the complete form.that means i didn't get the page asking to fill up my college information which comes afta previous work information but my friend got it. i tried several times to edit it hoping this page will appear...bt it didn't....what should i do now??? Can i start the new application again with differeft app I.D or submit as it is????will they consider irregular behaviour if i start new application????pls help....reply asap...thank u

you can start a new

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you can start a new application...

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

Really late

Me and my wife applied for b2 us visa in 21 july 2011 in toronto for visa.We had good interview and also we god Yellow paper there.then she got visa in 26 june but i didn't receive mine still.Is there anybody have idea what's happen to my visa?

Thanks

query regd visa date

Dear umar bhai,

   I got accepted for an observership at UNMC from dec1,2011. Can i attend the visa interview now on august4th with that december letter. There wont be any prob with the VO regd y u came so early to the visa ivw? plz help me..

there should not be...

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there should not be...

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

B1/B2 VISA

Hi umar bhai,

 I wanted to know what are my chances of getting a B1/B2 visa ? As i am planning to go for observership this november to US. I m still a medical student and have an approval letter for observership with a US doctor i know. Shall i go to the US embassy and appear for an interview to get my     B1/B2 visa on the basis of just an observership ? What are my chances of getting a ten year multiple entry on these basis ? given i am preparing for my Step 1.

Please reply as soon as possible. 

Please go through the visa

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Please go through the visa section of this website in detail...

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

I want to qpply for my visa


I want to qpply for my visa asap in order to go for my elective. However the places I've applied to take 8-12 weeks for processing. Can anybody tell what I must do? Are there any universities which give early acceptances?

also can I apply for a visa on the basis of the email conversations I had with my doctors?

No you can't... I dont think

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No you can't... I dont think there would be any university that would take shorter than 8-12 weeks

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

filling ds160

I want to know while filling DS 160 under the heading purpose of trip what are we supposed to fill b'coz student option is provided only under 'F' category and I need to apply under B1/B2 category.So can u pls let me know how to go about it??

You dont select the student

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You dont select the student option then... select B1/B2

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

B1/ B2 VISA

Hi Umar bhai , this is such a lovely site , u re doing a great job here .. I went to the us for my cs last year on a three motnh b1/b2 visa ..  Im applyign this september  and will also be going for a couple of obsies from september onward ..  what do I tell in the interview ? Obsies ? interviews? ( as in dont yet have an interview letter , how will they accept tht ? ) i have the obsie letter from cleveand clinic though .. But i will want to stay on till jan atleast for my interview season . .. Please help . im really worried about this .. thanks :)

Thanks for your kind wordsl

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Thanks for your kind wordsl you can apply on basis of step 3 or apply once u get interviews/ observership.

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

visa rejection

Salal umar bahi ...

I have been accepted for research electives at hopkins but my visa got rejected few days back ,, i dont know why , my electives is going to start from 15 july to 31 aug 2011 , so my elective have still 1 month to start , so what should i do now ,, do i apply again for visa or should request my mentor for extension of elective ,, would it be good to give 2 interview within short duration of time , my previous interview was on 6 june 2011 . plz umar bhai guide me as i am little bit worried about that ..

Try to assess if you did any

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Try to assess if you did any mistake and once realized, re-apply asap!

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

Hi umar bhai you are doing

Hi umar bhai you are doing awesome work .

i have been accepted for electives at hopkins but my visa got rejected few days back , but my elective date was from 15 july to 31 aug 2011 , so now what should i do , do i apply again for visa as i still have 1 month or should leave it and should ask from my mentor for extension of electives

Thanks for your kind words...

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Thanks for your kind words... first try to assess what mistake did you do and then re-apply asap... all the best!

I am very busy these days and won't be replying to anymore queries. Apologies for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding. All the best.

j1 visa

I have a b1/b2 10 years multiple entry visa..now if iapply for a j1 visa will i lose my b1/b2?

Yes your visitor visa will

Yes your visitor visa will get cancelled... I verified with US Dept of immigration.. they said that if you are granted the new visa your earlier visa will be stamped as cancelled by consulate...

other option is you enter on B1 visa with a valid reason and then change your status to J1 while you are in US as both visas are non-immigrant.. but you will have to provide them with a proper reason for why entered on B1 visa and why are you changing the status...

I am not sure on this....I

I am not sure on this....I got a JI but they did not cancel my B1/B2 VISA...now my JI has expired....Can i still travel to US for a residency interview when my J visa has expired...??

B1/B2 visa

i need help frm everyone regarding my problem


i have done with usmle step 1 n 2 with good score but my visa B1/B2 for step 2 cs which is due on july '11 has been rejected twice frm mumbai consulate shud i reapply within a month? shd i try frm different place?


is this tred of refusing visa B1/B2 step 2 cs now a days?


my vo not even looked at any doc in both the time they just refused visa on hearing that i wanna go for step 2 cs neither they asked me further question....


thnx if somebudy would look into this matter and share their experience

First try to figure out the

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First try to figure out the reason for your rejection and then re-apply!

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accidential lie :(...............need serious help

i said that i got no relatives or friends in the us since the agent told me to say so.

and my visa was rejected at that moment

what should i do now?

should i say the same lie again?

please help me

Do you have first degree

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Do you have first degree relatives in US?

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query b2 visa

hi!i m an intern currently.expecting to graduate in dec2011.i have not given any steps yet.i applied for a B2 visa to do my electives in university of minnesota med school.I was denied the visa on grounds that the electives are not a prerequiste for my degree and that i havent been to the US before.do i reapply?can i do it asap?like in a week or so?and if so..how do i respond to such a reason for rejection of visa?

Re-apply asap and tell them

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Re-apply asap and tell them you are not going for electives as a degree requirement but to learn good clinical skills and techniques in US!

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visa rejection

i had my interview on 4th may for f-1 .i got accepted from a community college college of dupage i had my sat which was online i told the vo and toefl ibt 81 and good acadamics .i also had b-2 visa which was valid but after rejection under 214 b he cancelled it too .... i think the prb was my sponsor which was a us citizen my sister is also a us citizen but i have full intentions of coming back ........what should i do ? should i give a i 134 ???i am changing my sponsors to my parents as they can support me ....any idea help?

I am not sure; better consult

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I am not sure; better consult a visa counselor...

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AoA Umar bhai,  I have

AoA Umar bhai,

 I have received acceptance from emory for electives and my visa interview is in few days. I have also applied for CS and have scheduled for a date 15 days after my electives end. Now should I mention my CS exam to the VO or should I just mention my electives? If I dont mention that I would be taking CS, is there any way that the VO might be aware of it? I do have the CS visa letter though. Should I take it with me? I have heard that CS intent often makes things complicated.

Thanx!

well its good to be honest!

well its good to be honest! and tell them that the only reason that you are taking CS is coz u dont want to spend more time and money to come back to USA second time as.Then for sure u will be asked about ur residency plans..be sure what u want to tell them ie most appropriate would be  I HAVENT DECIDED as i am not a GRADUATE YET so i have to come back to complete my degree! i was asked the same thing in my interview though i had not applied for CS back then..i had mentioned a grace of one month after my electives as i was hoping tht maybe  i get a chance to go for CS...but i didnt mention it..instead i said im not sure abt my future plans! hope tht works for u as well.Good luck

Visa requirement for case western

    Hi guys..i just got accepted for an elective at Case and am in real need of help.I dont know which visa is reqd. for it though iv heard that B1 is the one most people go on for electives.Please help me out.And if anyone else went there,do they send an i 20 or the cceptance letter is enough

thank you in advance 

Congrats on being accepted.

Congrats on being accepted. I've gone through the website and it seems like the university has an F1 student visa policy. Though i am not sure about it. You really have to ask your coordinator about it. If its an F1, the program provides you with a form I 20 which helps you to applying for the visa. Now heres a bit of confusion Pakistani students have been facing recently. The embassy seems to have changed their policies regarding medical students going for short term electives. Instead of giving you an F1 visa, they give you a B1, which actually is better for us in the long run, but one has to inform the program coordinator about this so necessary measures can be taken on their sides. What you need to do now, is to email your coordinator and ask him/her if they'll let you rotate on a B1. If no, then you will have to apply for the F1 visa, which would cost you an additional 200 dollars SEVIS fees which is inevitable in this case, and then let the embassy decide if they can give you an F1 or not. If you get an F1, well and good. If the embassy gives you a B1, not bad either, but then you will have to let your coordinator know about the situation and see what they have to say cuz you really didnt have a choice in getting the appropriate visa. Hopefully, they'll let you in anyway. So dont worry and apply as soon as possible. Do you have the I 20 yet? and BTW, are you done with your STEP exams? 

VISA Clearance TIME

I wanted to know how much time does it take for the B1 visa clearance from islamabad embassy. Cuz its been about a month since my interview and still havent heard from american express about my passport. How long should i be expecting to get my visa. Any experiences ???

It takes 2 weeks to 10

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It takes 2 weeks to 10 months!

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Visa Denied

Umar Bhai i really appreciate your help to all the visa aspirant, i got accepted in mount sinai but the visa officer at islamabad embassy rejected my visa application twice stating that you have average grades in your medical school and you are not outstanding student, kindly help me as is this a genuine reason for visa refusal or he just made that up?

Thanks a lot for your kind

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Thanks a lot for your kind words; it is highly unlikely and I am surprised to know it. Why would he look at your medical school grades?

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Thankyou

Thankyou to this website and to everybody who shared their experience. 

Even though i didnt get asked those questions, i prepared well and got all the documents i needed to be confident.

Best pointer i can give u, is be very very confident, respond only what you are asked and the always say true info.

SPEAK IN ENGLISH even if you are asked things in your native language, except if your english is not good.

Got the visa, elective are waitting for me.. Believe and have Faith.

Trust God

have a great day everyone

Many many congrats Latin!

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Many many congrats Latin!

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Embassy says F1 wrong visa category for electives

Salam Umer Bhai,

I had my visa interview today at the us embassy in islamabad. I've been accepted at Mount Sinai for electives. Mount Sinai asks for an F1 visa but when I went for the interview, the VO told me that this was the wrong category for electives. I thought maybe he didn't know what electives were but he insisted that this was government policy for all clinical clerkships and that I needed a B1/B2 visa and that Mount Sinai had been informed of this many times. Long story short, I got approved for B1/B2 visa and got my I-20 back but now I don't know what to do. I desperately need your guidance.

mount sinai electives F1 visa interview

Dear visitor,

Can u please email me or provide me with ur contact as I desperattely need to clarify the same point as I have submitted my F1 visa application for mount sinai electives and my interview date is 30th march.

please please please its a very humble request....

please please please giv me some clue to ur contact, so that I might be able to change my category in time.

may Allah help u with ur future for this kind favour.

 thank you

regards.

Hi Sadia, did you get a b1

Hi Sadia, did you get a b1 visa ur self for mount sinai. Has anyone actually been accepted to rotate on a b1 at mt sinai yet?

email mount sinai

Email mount sinai immediately and asked them how to proceed.. 

I have called the F1 visa officer at Mount sinai.....


hello every one:


i have also been accepted from mount sinai, and after reading this post i am really shocked... and to get the more information i personally called the Officer at mount sinai yesterday who is dealing all the visa issue, and told the story written in the above post about the rejection of F1 visa and issuance of B1 visa... and She told me that no body contacted her regarding his rejection.... and lot of people are coming from pakistan on F1 visa....


I dont know what the real story is.... but i think that the above post is fake... and some body has only created confusion...



Abbas.f

It is out of your hands. You

It is out of your hands. You need to email the Jenneth Persaude dude or whoever she is and tell her what has happened ASAP!

You can not do much. It is a matter of Mount sinai and US Government and now jsut sit tight and wait for your visa but do inform Mount Sinai of what has happened.

same here

bro i hve been accepted for electives from mount sinai n hve to appear in visa interview on 23rd of feb i have also applied for f-1 wht i should now?

Hello Zeeshan Going on an F1

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Hello Zeeshan

Going on an F1 would imply that the university that wants you to come on F1 will get you an I-20. If you do not have an I-20 you can not get an F1. If you have an I-20 then only can you apply for F1. When you have an I-20 then it is the similar process to getting your visa and you will get one unless you make a blunder. Do you guys have I-20 issued and delivered to you by your accepting universities?

All the best

-Viraat

one more thing

my uncle is supporting me financialy for my electives so please guide me wht docs i may b asked to produce
i have his
1.bank statement
2.pay slip
3.affidavit of support
do i need anything more?

Hello Zeeshan For further

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Hello Zeeshan

For further details on F1 visa I would recommend reading this article- http://umartariq.com/node/154

Hope this will clarify your doubts.

All the best

-Viraat

thank u bhai

thanks bro for ur prompt reply

yes i hve I 20 form issued from mount sinai.n i have email conversation from international student pog coordinater telling tht mount sinai require f1 visa .

i am worried if same thing happened to me tht vo said tht i have applied for wrong category n he insists tht i should have applied for b1 then wht should i answer?

regards 

Hey Zeeshan You never know

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Hey Zeeshan

You never know what exactly they will ask you in the IV. So please dont get anxious or apprehensive about it. Prepare well. Try and prepare for their questions. If they tell you that you should not go on F1 visa, say F1 is a student visa and you are yourself a student who is going to the US for a short term training and so it should be obvious that you go on an F1. Moreover I will suggest you to do some research to find out the names of all the universities that want students to come for electives only on F1 visa, then you can also make a print out of the pages form their websites saying that F1 visa is required for electives. And then you can show it to the VO. But please be careful of how you are talking to the VO. Do not coax him to do anything. Be polite. Remember its you who is at the receiving end. So mind your words. I think this should surely help.

All the best

-Viraat

hello viraat bhai i appeared

hello viraat bhai

i appeared for visa interview in islamabad on 23rd feb

vo approved me for b1 visa instead of f1 n gave me a paper saying my visa application has been approved but it has to go through adminidtrative process what does it mean?

Hey

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Hey Zeeshan

Congratulations..!!! How many years of B1 did you get? Please share your experience with all of us here. If they have mentioned that your visa has been approved it means so. I am not sure what they mean by administrative process. May be they do some background check or something else or some essential paperwork. Whatever it is you dont have to worry.

And yeah you have B1 means you can apply to the hundreds of places which allow students to come on B1. Also email the uni who wanted you to come on F1 saying that you have B1 and request them to let you come on B1. Enjoy and Celebrate..!!!!!

All the best

-Viraat

hello viraat bhai  sorry bro

hello viraat bhai


 sorry bro i was busy in my paper.i have received my passport with b1/b2 visa for 5 years


and the visa officer did,t asked for any doc he just said me that we have changed our policy


and i can only offer u 5 years b1 b2 u can do cs n usmle on this n u dnt have to apply for visa again n again


i said ok n then he asked me a few question


u r from which college.?


u r in final year of ur mbbs prog?


n is it a five year prog ?


thts all


n now i m in contact with mssm immigration officer n hopefully she will also allow me for electives on b1


thanks bro for ur guidance

Hey Zeeshan You are welcome,

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Hey Zeeshan

You are welcome, and congratulations again..!!!

All the best

-Viraat

hello virat bhai

viraat bhai i m in newyork now n tom will be the first day of my electives in mt sinai.i have read the elective section.ur guidance helped me much to get here.

can u give me some advice to get a good lor at the end of my elective.n i m also planning to go thru cs exam after my electives.i hve not started prep for cs yet.i want to knw how much time it takes to fully prep for cs exams 

tc

Hello Zeeshan R u in MSSM on

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Hello Zeeshan

R u in MSSM on a B1??? If yes thats cool.. Awesome. Congratulations.

LoRs.. I think only thing I can or anyone else will say on this is try to impress them, but dont be pushy. Never talk about the LoR b4 you have made a good impression on them. Talk about the LoR in the last week of your rotation, towards the end.

As far as CS is concerned start reading FA, try to get a practice partner, atleast on skype if not in person. But start preparation soon so that you can decide how to go about a patient encounter and you can practice similarly with real patients in clinics in MSSM. If you do your clinics in MSSM well I dont think there is any reason you should have a problem passing CS (of course with parallel reading FA). For more details Swapnil has written a marvelous article on this website itself. See what you can learn from there. Keep us informed. Please also guide others here who are having problem here in getting into MSSM because of this F1/B1-2 visa issues.

All the best

-Viraat

hello viratbhai,  thank u v

hello viratbhai,

 thank u v much for ur guidance i will go through FA for cs.about lor i wanna ask tht this week i m working with a ist year resident and possibly next week i may b working with any other resident bcs i m supposed to be changing my mentor every week.so i wanna knw who is going to write evaluation for me

n about b1 visa problem ,,, there is no issue everyone going for visa interview with i20 from mssm should b happy if he/she gets b1 bcs here in mssm the jeanneth n kyoko dealing with visa issues are very nice n kind n they allowed me easily to come for electives on b1.

Hello Zeeshan All the best

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Hello Zeeshan

All the best for CS. You can ask your elective coordinator who will be evaluating your elective rotation.

All the best

-Viraat

thank you bhai

ok i am much clear now. i will collect info abt other medical universities requiring f1 for electives n will take print outs with me 

thank u much relieved from your reply

regards 

zeeshan

Query regarding Visitors visa

hi Umar bhai,

iam an IMG and .

i was granted a B1/B2 visa which is a 10 year multiple entry visa for
going on a vacation to The US in the year 2008 which is valid until
2018...i went on a vacation to USA to visit my relatives last
year[2009]..so now My question is, can i use the same visa to write CS and do externships in US????or do i need to apply again for
exam purposes????is this Visitors visa sufficient?????kindly reply

If it is B1/B2 visa, yes you

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If it is B1/B2 visa, yes you can appear for CS on the same visa!

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visitor visa

hello

 i m indian medical student.i finished my usmle step 1 and ck from india and then applay for my usmle clinical skill b1/b2 visa,i got single entery visa on 2nd attempt,after that in usa i finished my cs exam ,step 3 did 3 mth observership .applied for internal medicine residency and came back to india as my single entery visa limit finished.luckily i got 6 interview calls from internal medicine program,so i applied again for visitor visa to attend this medicine interview,but worst phase of life started form here,i got visa rejected 5 times to attend this residency interview,now what should i do to get visa ,should i try for student visa or should try for visitor visa again for some observership or externship?

 please help me.thank you.

Did u apply for B1/B2 visa

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Did u apply for B1/B2 visa for interviews or some other visa? I think u need to re-evaluate all ur paper work, documentation and ur interview... to find out... what really went wrong and why they consider u a potential immigrant... if u apply for any other visa... they would reject it for the same reason unless u rectify the issue!

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about visa

    Hello dear,

i gave my step 2 cs exam at houston in month of july ...i spent 4 month in US..they provided me 6 month single entry visa.(B1)..

Now i need to apply again to give my last step.as i already cleared step1 ,2 ck and cs.

can u please tell me on which ground is safe to apply for me?

last step or observership ?

eagerly waiting for your reply...

thanx a lot dear..

Apply on basis of USMLE Step

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Apply on basis of USMLE Step 3!

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Electives in Canada

Hi,

Am a student from India. I am in my 4th year med school. I have applied for U of Toronto for clinical elective and  got approved for April 2011. 

What type of visa and when should i apply? 

I also wanted to give my CS exam. How can i go to USA from canada? Can i go to USA from canada or should i apply an seperate  B1/B2 visa for Usa in India only?

My sister stays in USA. Can she sponsor me?

1. For Canada, you need the

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1. For Canada, you need the temporary resident visa according to the following two links... link 1 and link 2. Visit the following link for guidance on how to apply for it!

2. For CS, you need to apply for a separate B1/B2 visa from US embassy!

Which sponsorship are you referring to? Financial sponsorship or visa sponsorship?

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I recently got accepted for

I recently got accepted for Infectious diseases at NIH for July 2011! i need to apply for b1 visa now..... Vicki Malick sent me an accpetance email - do i use that for the basis of my b1 visa application? or will they send a b1 letter? does the embassy need any other papers? 

Yes you can use a print out

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Yes you can use a print out of that email as acceptance letter for visa. Please go through the various posts in visa section to read in more detail about it.

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oh so thats good...i've read


oh so thats good...i've read thru all the posts....nd ive managed to gather all the documents and will apply for the visa now inshAllah....just wasnt sure of the acceptance letter bcuz most ppl said u should have an original letter not an email...but i dont think NIH send a letter by mail, do they?

they dont!

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they dont!

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B1 or a B2

Hi Umar

 thank you for your guidance...  I got accepted for elective in pediatric pulmonary  diseases in jan and pediatric nephrology in feb.. the university instructs that the foreign students must have a B1 or a B2. a travel agent suggested that B2 will be better than B1 in the sense the interview for B1 will contain questions regarding business.. im not able find out which will be the most appropriate VISA for me.. can you please provide me some assistance regarding this.. 

thank you very much

Jyothsna

Thanks for your kind words.

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Thanks for your kind words. Many many congrats! I dont think it matter much. You can certainly apply for B1/B2.

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hey i want to apply for b1 b2

hey i want to apply for b1 b2 visa but my problem is that my passport expires in 6 months,,should i go ahead or renew my passport,,,plz advise very confused

Renew your passport!

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Renew your passport!

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please need an advice on B1/B2 visa's validity

Hello all.

I am in confusing situation.Let me explain it now.

I entered U.S with B1/B2 visa and applied for F1 status change because I wanted to enroll school in there.

As soon as my F1 status approved I had to go back to my country because of my family matters.

I mean these matters all happened 1 year ago.

Now I want to travel U.S just to see a friend of mine.

The question is: Is my previous B1/B2 visa still valid?

Could status change affect B1/B2 to be canceled?

Any answer is welcome. Thanks in advance,

Jayser

How & where to check whether my B1/B2 visa is valid

I have got B1/B2 visa from my previous employer and not yet travelled and i am not sure whether they cancelled my visa...Is that visa is valid in current employer?.....Is there any online to check my visa is valid

Check your visa on the

umar's picture

Check your visa on the passport. The expiry date would be mentioned along with single or multiple entry!

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its valid , having more than

its valid , having more than one visa b1/b2 or F1 do not cancel out each other, all you need to look for is the expiry date printed on the visa

Thank you Fertile for

Thank you Fertile for respond.

Do you think I am not facing any trouble on U.S entry with CBP officer? I mean I might be denied CBP officer to enter with my previous B1/B2 visa, and they might be saying that change status into F1 is only problem.

hi i got my b1/b2 visa for cs

hi i got my b1/b2 visa for cs exam yesterday ,exam scheduled on jan 5th ..........now i get i-20 for f1 visa  for an elective in the month of march(i wasnt sure of getting it so i applied for b1/b2,as they were taking long time to process)........what should i do now .....when shud i go for f1 visa ...will they reject my f1 visa as i already have b1/b2 stamping and applying for another visa within in a span of few days

I am not sure. Better consult

umar's picture

I am not sure. Better consult a visa counselor regarding it!

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hi i have not given my step 1

hi i have not given my step 1 nor step2 ...are they compulsory bfore applying for cs visa

They are not at all

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They are not at all compulsory but people do say that your chances of rejection somewhat decrease if you have given the other two steps before. I am myself not sure about it though!

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Query.

Can anyone please help? Regarding going for CS, I want to know that since we need to have a registration and scheduling date for CS before we apply for visa. As the visa time is variable and may take long, so what happens to the scheduling of CS if your visa doesnt come till that and before applying for visa, what is the suggestion that how far should we schedule our CS from applying for visa. Thanks and Regards.

You can reschedule your CS if

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You can reschedule your CS if visa does not come in time... I think one should apply at least 3-4 months in advance of exam date. All the best!

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hello,i m done with my all

hello,i m done with my all usmle exam,i applied for residency
and i already got 2 residency interview confirmation,i m at present in
my home countery and now i want to go usa to attend this interview on
b1/b2 visa,can u tell me the possible question i will face.

    thank you

visit various posts in visa

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visit various posts in visa interviews section.

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which visa category i should apply for?

Hello....


As i've been accepted for weill cornell medical college and then for albany medical college for the electives.


Weill cornell requires tourist visa while albany asks for B-1...



so for which category i should apply for?



B1/B2 would be the right choice or not?



a bit worried as current scenario is confusing specially at mumbai VO...



thanks and do guide me as i need it like oxygen.....

yes it is the same... B1/B2

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yes it is the same... B1/B2 visa...

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dear

dear broher,

                   i am visiting ur site for last
few weeks,really it is a boon to the people lyk us,thanks a lot for
ths.brother i jst wanted to ask few things;

-i m planning to take
my cs around april may wen i"l go for my electives,howevr i hvnt taken
stp1 or ck.brother is there any disadvantage if i do this way or
experience of st1 and ck hav any adv if thy r taken prior to cs..if so
i may go in sequence

-hw mch aprx time it takes for applyng and getting visa

-wt is to b written in dean's letter

                

Thanks for your kind

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Thanks for your kind words.

1. It does not matter but just make sure you prepare well and practice each case sufficient number of times. 

2. highly variable... anything from 2 weeks to 4 months or even more at time!

3. They usually already have a sample with themselves.

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about medical residency interview visa

hello,i m done with my all usmle exam,i applied for residency and i already got 2 residency interview confirmation,i m at present in my home countery and now i want to go usa to attend this interview on b1/b2 visa,can u tell me the possible question i will face.

    thank you

question regarding? visa? I

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question regarding? visa? I dont think there should be any... as long as your visa is valid!

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Visa for observership.

I am a third year medical student from Karachi. I am interested in going to US during my summer break in fourth year. In fourth-year , i'll not be eiligible to apply for clinical elective so i may just go there for an observership. What are my chances of getting a B1/B2 visa for an observership?

try for research electives

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try for research electives otherwise u can apply for observership.... u can certainly get a visa on basis of both...

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hi salam umer bhai umar bhai


hi salam umer bhai


umar bhai on 19th of july i had my visa appointment in Guangzhou U.S consulate china.i am studying 3rd year student in jiangxi university of TCM.my uncle is in U.S and he sponcer me to visit U.S in summer vacations but my rejected.The interview was like ths.


me:good morning sir


VO:good morning


vo:where are u gng


me:i am going to united state of america


vo:why r u gng to U.S


me:i am gng to U.S to visit my uncle during my vacations from medical school


vo:ru student


me:yes


vo:wht u r studyng


me:medicine


vo:do u like china


me:yes


vo:who is paying for u trip


me:my uncle who is in U.S


he pointed his finger on my uncle documnts thn he told me u ties r weak outside the United State.


plz tell me umar bhai what i have to do now can i reapply immediately.

just re-apply asap......

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just re-apply asap......

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Visa for electives in March april ands may 2011

Dear Umar bhai,

I am an Intern from India. I have been approved for electives for March ( In Albany ) , April ( In Jefferson, Philadelphia ) and May ( Albany ) 2011. I do have the acceptance letters from them as they sent me in pdf on their official letter pad. I have not taken step1 yet, planning to take in december 2010 though. I have not filled out the form for Step 2 Cs yet. 

My question is -

1. When should I apply for Visa and fix a date for interview ?

2. Is it necessary to take Step2 CS letter along ?


Thanks and Best regards,


Ankit Jain

Congrats for your multiple

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Congrats for your multiple acceptances! Wish you all the best!

1. as soon as possible

2. it is better... not necessary though...

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Thank you so much Umar :)

Thank you so much Umar :)

hi...... congrats.. i had

hi...... congrats.. i had also applied to albany for dec but got rejection letter 4m them.. did u submit malpractice insurance along with ur application?

i wanna apply in jefferson.. how can i apply? nothing is given on site. plz reply soon

Tina,  Thank you for the

Tina,

 Thank you for the wishes !

Anyone who wants to apply to jefferson , should have to fill out their application form that is not given on their website .  Whoa , How to apply then. It is simple - Call them up. Tell them your email address and they will send you the application form. Read that form and fill it out. Do not apply in Jefferson for the dates before Feb 2011 as seats are already full. You should check it out by yourself though.

Thanks and Best Regards,

 Ankit Jain

MPI letter

Yes ..I certainly did send the MPI letter along with the application. I purchased a letter from Lefton, which stated that i will purchase the MPI from them as soon as i will be accepted. I got it for $25.

@ankit hi.. thanks 4

@ankit

hi.. thanks 4 replying.. how can i apply for lefton insurance? can u plz mail me that letter at taran_87@rediffmail.com.. any idea about academicins insurance? hows that?

Lefton MPI


DAVID LEFTON
Levy
& Levy & Lefton Ins. Agency
40 NE Loop 410, Suite 533
San
Antonio,
Texas  78216

Phone
210-349-2500 Fax
210-349-7150
Email: LLLeftoninsure@aol.com

Contact him through phone or mail. Ask him for the letter. like me, he will charge you $25 and will provide you the letter as soon as you make the payment to him. I found this lefton letter very handy as i did not have to spend enough while applying.

Thanks and Best regards,

 

Ankit Jain

visa

Hi,

I applied for a elective for october, but have not received an acceptance letter yet. I also want to do the Step 2 cs after my elective. Do you think I should apply with my step 2 cs letter for a b1 visa, to avoid a situation where my elective acceptance letter comes to late. Then when I have a B1 I can just use that for both? Regards

You can certainly apply on

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You can certainly apply on basis of CS... and use visa for both if the university you are going to, requires the same visa...

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B1 prob

Hi i am a final year student frm karachi.I wanted to know if my paternal unlce can sponsor(he ll take care of all expenses) me for my b1/b2 visa for electives rotation in US?My father is a retired person and doesnt have enuf funds to sponsor me.Plz reply

If by sponsoring u mean,

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If by sponsoring u mean, paying for the expenses... then he definitely can... if by sponsoring u mean "sponsoring visa"... then he cannot...sponsor for visa is the person offering u visa...

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Yeah i meant paying for

Yeah i meant paying for expenses,Would this affect my chances of getting a B1/B2 visa as i wont be showing my fathers bank acc ?

I dont think it matters...

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I dont think it matters... anyhow generally some people create a self account and deposit some amount in it and then submit the bank statement during visa processing/ interview mentioning they have enough funds in their personal account to support them financially...

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Hi umar bhai, Thank you for


Hi umar bhai,

Thank you for such a wonderful site.I had few questions regarding the visa as i am not able get the answers anywhere .i am holding a multiple entry b1/b2 visa for 10 years .I am planning to apply Rochester which requires f1 student visa for 2 weeks in December.So if i apply for visa f1 will my b1 status will be cancelled or what will happen to my b1/b2 visa .  

Thanks a lot for your kind

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Thanks a lot for your kind words. As far as I know you can continue with B1 after F1.

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Will i have to get out of US

Will i have to get out of US and reenter to change my visa status ??

I dont think so... you just

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I dont think so... you just need to go to visa officer at an airport... but m not sure... someone else can comment otherwise...

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umar bhai . can u please tell

umar bhai . can u please tell em whether cornell accepts img from all colleges..studnets here have been selected but when i mailed them they said they accept studnts from affialiated collges only but nothing like that is mentioned on the site. please some one help me .the coordiantor seemed  unreliabele

As far as I know it accepts

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As far as I know it accepts medical students from all over the world... even I was accepted there and many of my friends went there... there is no such thing as affiliated college for cornell... to the best of my knowledge...

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hi i m applying for visa for

hi

i m applying for visa for my clinical electives in US. i was wondering how much does the place of one's elective effects one's chances. If it does, wats the reputation of MSKCC  in ths regard...

thank you

It is a very good one... dont

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It is a very good one... dont worry at all!

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B1/B2 multiple visa

My visa number which is red on visa page starts with letter 'C'and then 7 numeric digits followed by letter 'C'. Is there any thing unsual about my visa number, it issued this year

I don't think it matters...

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I don't think it matters... someone else can comment otherwise...

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