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Old 12-29-2011
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Clock They are still processing form 186

I have sent my identification form 186 on 7th December which reached them on 15th DEC.
In my oasis account in the updates of application form it shows this

Certification of Identification Form
Date Received: 15 Dec 2011
Processing Status: In Process

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Your Most Recent USMLE Step 1 Application
Date Received:
Processing Status: Waiting for Certification Statement/Certification of Identification Form

What does that mean? It has been almost 2 weeks now since they got my application form but I still have not got any information on taking step 1 dates and all it shows is the above updates all the time.
What should I do?

Pls guide me

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You don't need to do anything. This delay is normal at this time of the year (Christmas holidays).

Your form will be verified in the coming weeks.

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I am having the same problem. can u tel why it says form 186 in process at the top and below it says waiting for form? what does it mean. it really worries me lot.

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@steptaker:Thanks for the reply. Will it be done in the coming week I mean like from jan1-jan 15 there is no dates for step1 because they are suppose to be on holidays will they still review our application or will it happen after jan 15? I am getting little worried about that
@Moske: They have mentioned the same thing in my account too I guess its like that in general. Because they have mentioned the receiving of my form 186 on 15th Dec.
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hey mine was accepted just today. hope this will help u. mine was received 2nd Dec and accepted 29th Dec
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Hey Moske congrats !!

Unfortunately i'm not so lucky:
As i was told by local postal service - form 186 reached them on 20th Dec. and still no news... I gave them a call on ~24th Dec - they said that usually it takes ~ 5-10 days..

It's 30th Dec. now and all I have is - "Waiting for Certification Statement/Certification of Identification Form";

Don't know what to do ?
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Guys u all dont need to worry same thing happened to me last year it usually takes time at this time of the year
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Hey Jinni,
Is it normal to wait for 10 days - a simple change in status: from "waiting for Form 186" to "received and processing" ?? bc i'm starting to think that they've simply lost/rejected my form... (
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Hey Moske congrats !!

Unfortunately i'm not so lucky:
As i was told by local postal service - form 186 reached them on 20th Dec. and still no news... I gave them a call on ~24th Dec - they said that usually it takes ~ 5-10 days..

It's 30th Dec. now and all I have is - "Waiting for Certification Statement/Certification of Identification Form";

Don't know what to do ?
They have taken 27 days for me. So i think u should wait for few more days since they received yours oly by 15th dec. Dont lose hope. i was in the same situation.
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Hey Jinni,
Is it normal to wait for 10 days - a simple change in status: from "waiting for Form 186" to "received and processing" ?? bc i'm starting to think that they've simply lost/rejected my form... (
Mine took around 3 weeks. So its normal.
Actually i was in the same mode as u are now so had called ECFMG several times but with no substantial supply.They only said that they havent received my form but my mail had already provided me the proof.The problem is the people on the line just see the same OASIS accaount as seen by you and are not updated.
But To confirm if they have really received or not ask ur postal service to email u the proof.
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thx for promt responses & support, i feel realy better now..

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I'm leaving tonight, so wish to everyone the best in upcoming 2012, esp. good scores !
Congrats !!!!
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Hey guys there is still no change in my status updates. It is almost a month now since they received my Form 186 (on 15th Dec).
Please help me what should I do now should I call them or wait more?
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hey mohitkmc,
don't worry - just give them some time.

Look what i have:
ecfmg recieved the doc's (according to mail service) ~ on day X
ecfmg recieved the doc's officially (i.e. e-mail + oasis status change) ~ day X + 16 days !!!

pay attention - i'm talking about simple fact of receiving doc's - not processing... so i think they are simply overloaded at this moment of the year..
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I am in such a similar situation! You begin to get nervous!! I'm going to call today just to make sure they don't need anything else on my part, if they say no we have all we need then I would bother them again. But after a few weeks, you start to think, Did I do everything properly? Was it the right form? I wish I could see my application and check it through! Just to be sure I didn't mispell or type in the wrong credit card number, is there any way you can look over your application? Or no? OK thanks I'll be sure to update
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Default Step 2 CS Application Status: Waiting For Certification Statement/Certification of Identification Form

Hi ,

I'm going to take my 2ck exam on may 15 so please say me " good luck"

Also I have completed my on-line application 2 CS two days ago. Now my OASIS application status for 2CS showin : "Waiting for certification statement/ certification of identification form "

My Form 186 (Ceritifaciton of identification form) is valid for 4 more years.

Is this a kind of processing step and will it change in future days ? Or do i need to do something about it ?

Thank you all ...
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I have a question regarding.
This is my second Form 186 that I have sent.
The first one they never received. I am guessing hurricane sandy may have played a role in that? Or maybe might be my schools fault.
But the first one I sent was in October.
After repeated phone calls they still had not received it so I told my school to send a second form 186. I have the DHL tracking number that my school gave me this time.
It was signed received over a week ago according to DHL online tracking.
When i go on oasis it still says "Waiting for CIN form".
How long does it take to tell me they even have it?!
I was hoping to take my test in december but at this rate I'm pushing it to Late Dec/ Early Jan and all because of paperwork!

Can someone give me a rough estimate on how long it took their paperwork to be completed from start to receiving the scheduling permit so i can have some idea?
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