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Pakistan B1/B2 rejected at Islamabad embassy

It really breaks my heart as I write this but I just hope that someone atleast might benefit from this..

I appeared with my parents at the Islamabad embassy for my US visa and it was declined.The VO asked me to sit down while he interviewed my parents first. This is what they asked them :
why do you want to go to the US, how long willl you stay there, what do you do, prove your financial settlements, have you been to the US before...Then they called me and interviewed me alone.This is my conversation with the VO :
  1. Why do you want to go to the US? CS exam
  2. Have you been there before? Yes
  3. Why ? High school
  4. I believe you had a great experience! Do you talk to your friends often? Yes
  5. So what are your future plans? aiming for a residency
  6. What will you do when you come back to Pakistan? externship here and research
  7. I see you are not working for the past 6 months.WHY????!!!!!! I quit to study
  8. Really!!!!So you mean that you quit to study ??? For 6 months!!! ahhmmm..Yes, a lot of drs do that. USMLE is quite a competitive exam
  9. I have seen so many students working and studying for their steps?!! (sigh)
  10. You mentioned you know this person in the US.Who is that? How long have you known that person? (XYZ, for 20 years, family friend)
  11. Let me see your documents.
  12. Why the low usmle score? I was aiming for a higher score but well trying hard for my CK.
  13. What study materials do you use? KLN,uworld
  14. What residency will you aim for? Family medicine, the low score can suffice
  15. Where are your siblings? (xyz)
  16. How long have they been in those countries? (...... yrs.)
  17. Are you married? No
  18. Never married? Yup, never married.
  19. Give me a minute please.
  20. I have bad news maam..Sorry! I cannot determine at the moment that you have strong ties with your country and you might not return back from the US. (shocked!!!) Is there something I can do to get a visa as I will be reapplying.
  21. Change your circumstances.Good bye! (Tears!)
BLUNDERS I THINK I MADE AND PLEASE YOU DON'T DO IT:
* get an employment! Apply for the visa while you are working! Give them an assurity that you WILL return to your country.
* Mention that you will be living in a hotel rather than at someone's home.
* I don't know but maybe my "single" status would have been a negative factor too.

CAN SOMEONE PLEASE SUGGEST ME WHAT I SHOULD DO NOW!ANY SUGGESTIONS PLEASE!!! I am totally dishearted.Had my wedding in May and seems to be cancelled now.My fiance can't travel and if I don't travel either, it ends for us...I can't stop my tears.

GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE OUT THERE!
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really sorry to hear that..hope u succeed the 2nd time..i too have my interview in aa couple of weeks..thanks for ur post
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now apply after a month..take your time...apply for a job some place.
n reapply without family....ALONE(when u get visa later tell uncle aunty to apply)
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wow! i can't believe they ask that much details regarding the usmle exam! and they even compare u to other students.... you've even been to the US before...wow. how can they be so strict!

im really sorry to hear that. you can always reapply next time. i wish you good luck in everything.
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"LUCK" is the only sole factor I need now. It ALL depends on that..I am devastated..shattered...I see my doors closing on me.My career,my marriage is on stake..I will reapply in a month or so and will make an effort to get an employment letter but that doesn't guarantee me a visa though..I lived in the US for 3 years for my high school. I even had a visit visa earlier..PLEASE PLEASE KEEP ME IN YOUR PRAYERS..I know the chances are minimal but are still there.God's plans..what can I say...

busterbee > They have kept mom and dad's passports and have said temporary refusal ..They have a 50/50 chance. I will Inshaa'Allah reapply within 2 months..Please make dua for me..atleast just one right now:sorry: I waited to get married to this particular person for 3 years...That's more important to me than my steps..
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my heartily prayers for you..
and you are right..religion and relations are most important things in one's life...few people remember this....
just inbox me your email id...
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Didnt you showe them your return ticket?
Didnt you had a hotel booking?
Why werent you employed?

American law states every visa petitioner is a possible imigrant until unless proven otherwise!
So you have to prove them!
You didnt had any attorney to talk with before going!
You made many mistakes bro
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Didnt you showe them your return ticket?
Didnt you had a hotel booking?
Why werent you employed?

American law states every visa petitioner is a possible imigrant until unless proven otherwise!
So you have to prove them!
You didnt had any attorney to talk with before going!
You made many mistakes bro

You are right..I am a stupid "woman" I didn't do any of the above. I just thought that my schooling of the US would be my plus point but obviously I was wrong! Is there something I can do now?! PLEASE GIVE ME SUGGESTIONS..
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Also let me know if any of ur siblings are citizens?
Always get a hotel booking and show them the receipt
Always have a return ticket in your hand showing them that you are willing to come back!
Employment only makes sure you will come back so show them a leave certificate by your employer!
Show them your financial statement here to make them agree that you have enough money here that you will come back!
If your fiance is us citizen ask him to apply ur imigration!
More info will let me know if i can add something!
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And sorry for my gender identification skills on forum sites lol
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No you are not a stupid woman!

Don't get disheartened! many people get rejected the first time and then when they apply again they get the visa. I can give you an example that just today my friend applied for the 2nd time at the same Islamabad embassy and this time he got the visa!

It was very unfortunate that they kept on focusing on your step1 scores. I just think it was bad luck.
Now you can bolster your application by doing what busterbee said on top:" now apply after a month..take your time...apply for a job some place n reapply without family....ALONE"

Insha Allah everything would get alright. Just don't lose hope. Everything happens for a reason. It's just that we don't know the reason right now. Our Creator has better plans for us and everything would work out soon IA.
Do not stop your CS prep or whatever you were studying!
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Temporary refusal in case of visitor visa generally means security clearance/background check, so ur parents will most probably get the visa, though it may take a few weeks to months(depends on luck i guess).

As for u, there should be some change in ur profile before u apply again, otherwise there's a risk of another rejection. Useful changes would be a step 2CK score, plus evidence of employment in pakistan(get a letter from some hospital stating that u are an employee, and that u're being granted leave for say,15 days for the CS exam, after which u have to return to the job). Also get a travel itinerary from any travel agent showing that u have made an airline reservation during those days.
Other than that, it's more or less a matter of luck.
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And do discuss with some reliable person/attorney whether u shud disclose ur marriage plans during ur interview the next time u apply. These things tend to be double-edged swords.
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dnt worry,they r rejecting visas without any reason,mine has been rejected three times,i did step1(99/230) in january 2011 and applied for visa in may 2011 for CS they rejected my visa and asked me reapply after ck,i reapplied after CK(99/238) my visa was rejected again,they give me the reason that i dnt hv strong social ties in pakistan,i waa doing house job both of times i applied.someone suggested me to get a job kind of medical officer and reapply,i got job reapplied and again rejected with the same reason of poor social ties in pakistan.m right now working as medical officer and planning to reapply.if i got visa when i applied in may 2010 i would hv applied for residency,but unfortunately m sitting here, all my hard work seems useless to me.
if m unable to get visa within next month or so,i dnt know what will happen to me.
Doc mm,you and me r not only the ones facing these problems,i know alot of other colleagues,some seniors some juniors to me,whose visas r also being rejected.......
all of them were rejected with same reason,WEAK SOCIAL TIES IN PAKISTAN,and embassy gives no answer how to improve social ties......

just dnt worry keep on trying,reapply after moth or so....scores and job dnt matter for visa......foreign travel history matters for visa,marriage and children also matter to some extent....
try to keep urself busy so tht u dnt get depressed
take care...........
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You all are right! I can't lose hope..As it says.."Mayoosi is Kufr". I know Allah has plans for me, it's just that I am "Human" and it hurts..seriously hurts!Infact, it's VERY PAINFUL!

I see a lot of people are facing these problems and I seriously was unaware.I was too naive to think that I will "definitely" get a visa because of my good travel history and bla bla but well I guess have to reapply again with much more preparation.

Bunny> None of my family members are US citizens, all are Pakistani passport holders. My brother works in Australia as a family physician and my sister is in Uk,she's a dr too and is married. (I guess the VO also thought that my entire family is settling abroad due to the circumstances in our country). My fiance is not a US citizen, he himself has visa issues. He is on business visa and therefore, cannot travel to Pakistan to get married to me. I had to go there by all means to get married to him.My entire plans for May were finalized but well "Allah ki marzi"...

Usmle guy> I would really appreciate if you could ask your (ALhamdulillah) lucky friend why he was rejected the first time and what did he exactly do to improve his profile for the second time..PLS i request you to find this out for me so that I can also prepare accordingly..Also ask him after how much time did he reapply.

Abdul Wahab> I am with you in this. MY father will be talking to a US immigration attorney and whatever he recommends for me, I WILL POST HERE so that you or anyone else who is in the same situation could benefit.

Also guys, let me know if you have any information regarding the "DV lottery" as I have applied for it as well..
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And do discuss with some reliable person/attorney whether u shud disclose ur marriage plans during ur interview the next time u apply. These things tend to be double-edged swords.
Best of luck!

I never told them about my marriage.And I seriously hope that my parents are granted a visa. Inshaa'Allah! Will discuss this with an attorney ASAP.
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Does the embassy knows your fiance is in USA on buisness visa and you are planning to get married there?
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Oki dats nyc dont tell them about it
And plan to have a single story and dont change it not a single word ! Coz they are very curious to listen to changed answers in interviews and reject again!
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The new cables sent to all embassies and outposts of USA says that ECFMG requires students for step 2cs and embassies should not reject visas
I have seen the telegram myself
So dont lose hope they cant reject until they have a suspicion that you wont come back!
As they see you and parents are going and ur siblings are also in different countries so you have no social ties left in pakistan!
Also u dont have job here so why wud u come back!
So just clear there suspicions and u will surely get the visa
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The new cables sent to all embassies and outposts of USA says that ECFMG requires students for step 2cs and embassies should not reject visas
I have seen the telegram myself
So dont lose hope they cant reject until they have a suspicion that you wont come back!
As they see you and parents are going and ur siblings are also in different countries so you have no social ties left in pakistan!
Also u dont have job here so why wud u come back!
So just clear there suspicions and u will surely get the visa

Can you tell me more about this telegram. When was this?
In my case scenario, I can't ask my bro and sis to leave their countries so what should I do about the SILLY SOCIAL TIES?! My plan is to get an employment, continue studying for CK (pls Allah give me power to do so), get the return ticket as you said, and get a hotel booking .Anything else?

Also I mentioned the name of my fiance when I said that that's where I am going to stay but I didn't say that he was my fiance ..Do you think that was stupid? Should I change that and this time go with a hotel booking saying that our family friends are out of state.Or should I reschedule CS at a different center now?

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I feel for you!!! I went through the same stuff. In my case, I even had a job, my siblings and parents are here. The VO refused to see the bank statement and property documents. So how is he going to know my social ties if he won't look at my documents? This too was Islamabad embassy, about two months back. I haven't applied again yet and I really don't know what more to do. Some say its predecided, others say its pure luck, whatever it is, after so much effort, we don't deserve to be treated like this.
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I feel for you!!! I went through the same stuff. In my case, I even had a job, my siblings and parents are here. The VO refused to see the bank statement and property documents. So how is he going to know my social ties if he won't look at my documents? This too was Islamabad embassy, about two months back. I haven't applied again yet and I really don't know what more to do. Some say its predecided, others say its pure luck, whatever it is, after so much effort, we don't deserve to be treated like this.

You are right!We don't deserve to be treated like this.We are looked at with such suspicion that God forbid we are some terrorists or something..It's quite upsetting!I am sorry to hear about what happened.I would tell you the same thing that please see an attorney.I will be doing that too. And also as bunny said, provide a return ticket, hotel booking, job leave certificate..have you taken your steps?
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You are right!We don't deserve to be treated like this.We are looked at with such suspicion that God forbid we are some terrorists or something..It's quite upsetting!I am sorry to hear about what happened.I would tell you the same thing that please see an attorney.I will be doing that too. And also as bunny said, provide a return ticket, hotel booking, job leave certificate..have you taken your steps?
Yeah I am done with both step 1 and ck. I had an flight plan with me showing my return dates and all. But like I said, he didn't look at it, didn't even look at my score reports. He asked me if I had any documents that I believe will help him decide, so I presented him with score reports, visa support letter, cs booking, bank statement, job letter and whatever I could think of at that moment, he just looked at the visa letter and the job certificate, refused to look at anything else.
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May be he was just having a bad mood! Dnt worry apply again! If he doesnt give this time apply again! Dont lose hope until you are deported you are in a fair position to apply as many tymes as you want!
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guys i have few Qs

doc-m mentioned one should
* get an employment! Apply for the visa while you are working! Give them an assurity that you WILL return to your country.i got it..i'am employeed
* Mention that you will be living in a hotel rather than at someone's home.
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The main purpose of the interview is to let them have the impression that you dont know anyone there to depend on an you will return back to Pakistan! Thats it
Do whatever you can to make sure these two conditions are met!
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mu interview is in few days please giude me...

No need to carry any sponsor letter from any of my relative in USA, it will go against me.

is it true...i planned itneray of 4 weeks...staying with family frineds for that long would it be a problem for the VO???
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The main purpose of the interview is to let them have the impression that you dont know anyone there to depend on an you will return back to Pakistan! Thats it
Do whatever you can to make sure these two conditions are met!
i wrote in the aplication that i will be staying with family friend...
now if i book hotel..how would i justify this???
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Say them they are not close enough that you can ask an accomodation in their house
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The main purpose of the interview is to let them have the impression that you dont know anyone there to depend on an you will return back to Pakistan! Thats it
Do whatever you can to make sure these two conditions are met!

Damn!The guy already asked me that are you in touch with your high school friends and I said "yes"..He was like you had a great experience in the US,right? But I didn't seem excited about that and said "Well, I had a good experience". He also said that "So did your US high school help you into a med school?" I said, "Not really.YOu need good grades to get into medical school regardless of where you do your high school from". Hmmm..He didn't seem very happy with that but well that's true! I couldn't suck up to him saying that "I had a GREATT EXPERIENCE AND OH YES!MY AMERICAN EDUCATION HAS DONE ME WONDERS!"
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Say them they are not close enough that you can ask an accomodation in their house

But if she has already mentioned that she is going to live with her family friends .isn't this going to be like contradicting your own statement?
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Yeah I am done with both step 1 and ck. I had an flight plan with me showing my return dates and all. But like I said, he didn't look at it, didn't even look at my score reports. He asked me if I had any documents that I believe will help him decide, so I presented him with score reports, visa support letter, cs booking, bank statement, job letter and whatever I could think of at that moment, he just looked at the visa letter and the job certificate, refused to look at anything else.

I am so sorry..All I can say is that,as bunny says, get an attorney ..discuss your case with him..and then reapply.
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PLEASE if someone knows of a good attorney at ISLAMABAD,let me know as well!
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I am posting just to let u know that there are so many unfortunate examples in Pakistan who r deprived of their rights by Islamabad embassy.
I applied for US B1/B2 visa in March 2011 after step1,I got refusal and was told to reapply after CK.When I reapplied in June 2001 after step 2 CK,I got refusal on grounds that I don't have strong social ties with my country.I got third refusal 1 month after wards on same grounds.

All three times I was doing job,had hotel booking and had a strong bank statement but those people don't bother to look at your documents.They look at ur face with such hatred and degradation that u feel so ashamed of coming to US embassy.
The only solution is to try and try again with status change and pray that any good human being should be sitting next time.
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Regarding the US visa, there's no "one-size-fits-all" formula. It seems it's all down to one's luck, or perhaps depends on the mood of the VO at that time. I applied for the visa with only my step 1 score, but luckily got it(though it was issued after almost 4 months)...and the VO did not ask to look at a single document, not even my visa letter or CS exam permit. I have also seen many ppl mentioning relatives in the US and still getting the visa. In other cases, ppl having history of travel to the US with no visa violations, and seemingly strong strong social ties have been denied at times. And the worst cases are ppl who were accepted into residency programs and but got stuck during the visa status change process(visitor to J1 or H1).

In any case, one shud not lose hope. Keep trying until ur luck changes. May Allah help us all.
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Doc Mm,

First of all, a BIG thank you for sharing your story even in this period of grief. This discussion is going to help a lot of us. I am surely benefiting a lot from it. Secondly, I'd just like to put in my 2 cents about your emotional situation; I can very well comprehend how you are feeling right now; I got admitted at an Australian medical school & completed almost all the procedures but in the end I was refused a student visa for some absurd cause and then I had to lose a year & then started here in my home country. At that point of time, it felt like all my dreams had shattered & my whole life had fallen apart but it gradually faded as I settled in here, got back on track & found my best friend for life. Now I try to look at the brighter side & in ways feel that Allah actually protected me from some adverse circumstances that I couldn't foresee & allowed me to be there by family on a lot occasions. So please don't be too disheartened & just say to yourself that your intention/niyaat was good & Allah knows whats best for you Just concentrate now on what to do next and InshAllah, there will be a bright & happy future awaiting for you & your fiance
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Hi DocMm,

I am really sorry it didn't work out for you.
Good luck for the next try! Thank you for sharing your story!
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And now here's a new one..I don't know how true this is but a lot of people told me that due to the weak Pak-America ties, a lot of visas are being rejected as an adverse effect. .. (sigh)...Then again it's luck I say!
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Weak pak-america ties? that's weird... what exactly do they mean by that?
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Weak pak-america ties? that's weird... what exactly do they mean by that?

Simple!Read the news..Pakistan and America are not in really good ties these days..My friends in USA told me that they aren't hearing of a lot of pakistani students coming to their universities either as they used to hear before...Maybe it's that as well..But what so ever..some people get their visas and some don't..Therefore,it's luck!
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ahh for some reason i thought your personal ties between pak and america.. :-D
but yes, you definitely need luck to get a visa!
I hope you get that luck soon.
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I have answered most of the questions here
United States Visa Denial Explanation & Poll
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Are you doing a part time job at the US embassy? lolz..Just kidding! (wow..I finally smiled..Thanks!!!!)
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Official Info regarding visa denials:
http://travel.state.gov/visa/frvi/de...ials_1361.html
http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/pakis...a_denials.html
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Finally..a ray of hope my way..My mom got her visa for 5 years (multiple entries)
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Finally..a ray of hope my way..My mom got her visa for 5 years (multiple entries)

CONGRATULATIONS ...YOU'L GET IT TOO SO DONT WORRY..
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I am posting just to let u know that there are so many unfortunate examples in Pakistan who r deprived of their rights by Islamabad embassy.
I applied for US B1/B2 visa in March 2011 after step1,I got refusal and was told to reapply after CK.When I reapplied in June 2001 after step 2 CK,I got refusal on grounds that I don't have strong social ties with my country.I got third refusal 1 month after wards on same grounds.

All three times I was doing job,had hotel booking and had a strong bank statement but those people don't bother to look at your documents.They look at ur face with such hatred and degradation that u feel so ashamed of coming to US embassy.
The only solution is to try and try again with status change and pray that any good human being should be sitting next time.
friends, i can feel the helplessness,despair, agony n pain deep inside you after getting visa refusal.....aaaaaaaaaah.
i took my ck on dec 8 and then i started working on visa issue, let me tell u that i waited for step 1 and step 2 results before applying for visa. imet lot many ppl, disscussed many issues, memorized section 214(b). after consulting many fellows,visa experts, my ''visa holding lucky'' friends i extracted following important points to get visa.
>u must have taken both step 1 n step 2 before applying.
>u must b employed.
>u must have legal papers(affidavit n legal surity bonds) showing that u will return after c.s other wise u will b legally liable.
>u must have proper itinerary showing that u will only visit c.s exam center n no other visits inside u.s
>u must not mention about ur relatives in u.s( even if u have, if u mention thats like a suicide in islamabad embassy).
>u must have strong bank statement of ur sponsors.
>ur future plans shud b ''cooked'' in such a way that shows u will obvoiusly cm back to ur homeland after c.s
>ur personal job's pay slips, showing that u r really getting pay here in pakistan n cant stay away for a long time.
>properly signed ''leave application'' from ur job officer, institution head(M.S).
>all the documentations regarding c.s
> hotel booking in u.s showing ur temporary stay.

FRIENDS , I PREPARED ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED POINTS IN THE BEST POSSIBLE WAYS... n then after 1 n half month of hectic work i appeared before u.s embassy on 11 jan...the v.o was in normal mood, saw all my documents. n asked following questions.
.why r u going to u.s.?
.why r u taking usmle?
what is ur future plan?
..how ecfmg certifcation will help u?
..who will sponsor u?
..where r u working?
...what r duties of pediatric house physician
(as i mentioned peads house physician as my job).
..why u preffered doing h.job in peadiatrics even after 12 months h.job in other fields( i clarified him that i c my future in peads, thts why i m doing additional h.job in this field to get some better awarenwess before joining residency in peads)
..why u preffered atlanta for c.s?
. he looked at all my documents while i was talking.
...while looking at my med.school result cards n degree he said what about any other job offers from hospitals in pakistan, show me sm documentation of any job offers if u have ...i showed him FCPS-1 letter from CPSP , showing that i can join any tertiary care hospital in pakistan as i have this letter showing that i have passed part 1 of fellowship exam n now m eligible for further job in pakistani hospitals.

it took 20+ mins in this interview, n then all of sudden he said ''''UNFORTUNATELY U CD NOT QUALIFY FOR SECTION 214-B STANDARDS(most absurd section i have ever heard). thank u, take back ur documents.. i told him that ''i have all the legal documents , etc showing that i will cm back obviously''......by that time it was all over .......

my conclusion.....''its all luck , jst try ur best n leave it to ALLAH''
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faranfani> thanks for sharing your experience and providing us with the tips. You are right...It's a matter of luck but I TRULY STRONGLY believe that time was not meant for us and "ussi mai Allah SWT ki behteri hai"..Therefore,if ALLAH wills and its better for us, we will be granted a visa.Inshaa'Allah!Let's keep those positive vibes coming in. Our hard work and our sincere efforts will not be gone to waste.Be strong my friend!
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hi, guys. i just wanted to ask about something related to application submission. I have applied through one of the speedex couriers in pakistan and they gave me the receipt without asking me the purpose of my travel. Some of my friends who went directly to an american express travel services center told me they were asked about their purpose of travel while submitting the application, where they were able to mention USMLE step 2 CS. The speedex guys never gave me any such chance so my purpose of travel simply states B1/B2. I was given a date on the next day after my application submission and i have just a few days to go before my interview. Does all this put me in a disadvantaged situation, like do they have special VO's for people going to take USMLE step 2 cs and people who have mentioned USMLE STEP 2 CS during their application submission go to only those VO's for interviews and they may send me to just any VO? I guess im overthinking all this, but reading the posts in this thread has caused me to start worrying a bit .

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hi, guys. i just wanted to ask about something related to application submission. I have applied through one of the speedex couriers in pakistan and they gave me the receipt without asking me the purpose of my travel. Some of my friends who went directly to an american express travel services center told me they were asked about their purpose of travel while submitting the application, where they were able to mention USMLE step 2 CS. The speedex guys never gave me any such chance so my purpose of travel simply states B1/B2. I was given a date on the next day after my application submission and i have just a few days to go before my interview. Does all this put me in a disadvantaged situation, like do they have special VO's for people going to take USMLE step 2 cs and people who have mentioned USMLE STEP 2 CS during their application submission go to only those VO's for interviews and they may send me to just any VO? I guess im overthinking all this, but reading the posts in this thread has caused me to start worrying a bit .

no. its not lyk that....they only ask about any previous travel history... there is no specific visa officer for taking interviews of C.S candidates... we all have to apply for B1/B2 visa....v.o asks about our purpose of travel. its his/her first question...........

lets put it in sm other way....YES , THEY HAVE A SPECIFIC V.O FOR REJECTING C.S CANDIDATES....WHOEVER APPEAR BEFORE THAT PARTICULAR V.O, GETS REJECTION....
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no. its not lyk that....they only ask about any previous travel history... there is no specific visa officer for taking interviews of C.S candidates... we all have to apply for B1/B2 visa....v.o asks about our purpose of travel. its his/her first question...........

lets put it in sm other way....YES , THEY HAVE A SPECIFIC V.O FOR REJECTING C.S CANDIDATES....WHOEVER APPEAR BEFORE THAT PARTICULAR V.O, GETS REJECTION....
haha...it's gonna be a fun day
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surely...its full of excitement, passion, thrill n confusion......
v.o are psychologists as well.... if u put sm extra stress on smthing, lyk saying it again and again that i will come back.. that will trigger suspicion in his mind ...ACTIONS SPEAK MORE THAN WORDS..
also v.o considers himself as a potential patient, n if he consider u a confused doc. he will reject u .... but if u appear confident , reasonable n expressive in front of him that is a plus point........

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Its gonna be fun 2012 !!! Yeeeeeeha
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I reapplied and got my visa this time! (All Praises to All Mighty Allah)
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