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Hi guys..
I am an IMG, registered for s2cs and got visa letter, My visa interview is next week for B1/B2 visa. Can anyone provide me info regarding the documents to be taken with me during the interview? What all questions shud I expect? My Sis is settled in Chicago. So shud I get any affidavit of support from her or is the visa letter enough? Should I show any bank statement or additional info.. Those who have gone thru this.. pls guide me.
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You'll need:

-ECFMG invite/ visa letter
-Valid passport (atleast 6 months valid before expiry date with names matching ecfmg letter)
-Proof of having home ties since the visa is a non- immigrant i.e a) letter of contract from current employer
b) Payslip copies for 6/12
c) Certified bank statement for past 6 months (not older than 2 weeks I believe)
d) Proof of assets e.g car, house, land
e) Proof of family ties if married

-Proof of ability to sponsor the trip; may use both your bank statements and your sister's plus other family members who might support you.
-Sister's invite to avail accommodation
-May need birth certificates of your sister, other sponsoring family members and yourself as proof that you are related i.e parent name match on birth certificates.
-Score reports of prior USMLE steps passed
-Proof of being a doc e.g diploma/ transcript
-Tentative Airline booking with cost
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That's what I can remember.
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I would not tell them your sister lives in chicago, that is not the purpose of your visit, and might suggest that you have the means to overstay your visa by staying at your sisters

My friend got rejected for a) not enough money in the bank
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I agree with kash. Saying your sister lives there might make them think you'll have incentive to stay in the US, especially if you can't show strong ties to your home country. If you have a job and can show an employers letter, substantial assets, a spouse or child that you're leaving behind etc, it'll make things a lot easier.
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You'll need:

-ECFMG invite/ visa letter
-Valid passport (atleast 6 months valid before expiry date with names matching ecfmg letter)
-Proof of having home ties since the visa is a non- immigrant i.e a) letter of contract from current employer
b) Payslip copies for 6/12
c) Certified bank statement for past 6 months (not older than 2 weeks I believe)
d) Proof of assets e.g car, house, land
e) Proof of family ties if married

-Proof of ability to sponsor the trip; may use both your bank statements and your sister's plus other family members who might support you.
-Sister's invite to avail accommodation
-May need birth certificates of your sister, other sponsoring family members and yourself as proof that you are related i.e parent name match on birth certificates.
-Score reports of prior USMLE steps passed
-Proof of being a doc e.g diploma/ transcript
-Tentative Airline booking with cost
A genuine smile and easy, honest manner.

That's what I can remember.
All the best!
Thanku for that detailed reply.. Very much useful..
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Yea.. I'm confused whether to give details of my sis.. Let me think over.. Thanku...
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From my experience with b1/b2 interview the two things you need are passport and confidence Just make sure you don't mention any rotations you're going to do and any relatives (if they not too close) you have unless directly asked. Give short answers. If you are in contact with sister don't hide it if you are directly asked about that - any lie can close this road for you. Officer didn't ask me about any documents except visa letter from ECFMG. Keep in mind that US needs doctors and this is them who are interested in inviting you Best of luck!
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One more thing (IMHO) - if asked about sister/housing - just say you're planning on meeting her (maybe) but she is living not alone so you will be living separately (have a booking confirmation from booking.com with you - you can cancel it for free later). This is because if VO knows you have a place to live - more likely you will not come back. My advice is not to bring any invitation and anything like that from her, it's better to say that your relationships have been not very good lately. But this is just my opinion!
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One more thing (IMHO) - if asked about sister/housing - just say you're planning on meeting her (maybe) but she is living not alone so you will be living separately (have a booking confirmation from booking.com with you - you can cancel it for free later). This is because if VO knows you have a place to live - more likely you will not come back. My advice is not to bring any invitation and anything like that from her, it's better to say that your relationships have been not very good lately. But this is just my opinion!
OMG.. I cant say that our rlship is bad.. They will definitely find out I'm lying. Do I really have to say that I will stay separately.. I was thinking of saying that I will stay with my sister until my exam and then return as soon as its done. Also I can say that she is not living along, has her own family and so I cant stay with her longer.. Wouldn't that workout?
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Probably will, I don't know. What I heard from people that VO are usually very concerned that you will stay. so try without lying say that you're considering to stay apart not to disturb her family because you need a time alone to prepare for exam. And don't put too much into this visa IV preparation - you will be fine, US is waiting for you!
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Hi guys... Got my visa approved. Interview was fine.. Didn't ask much.. Thanku all for ur inputs..
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