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Old 06-27-2012
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Kaplan Medical F1 visa for Kaplan rejection

Hello everyone,
I am IMG from Indonesia, 2009 grad.

I got rejection twice for my student visa for joining Kaplan course.
Here is my story, i need review and suggestion to get better chances when i want to reapply. Thanks

I have passed step 1 last January after almost one year preparation while i was studying at China University. Having passed USMLE exam, i changed my mind not to finish my master program and want to go to US right away to take Kaplan course. I felt studying by myself, it consumed so much times, so that's why i decide to sign up for Kaplan.
My course started at 20th Feb, i wanted to take part in matching 2013. But now i have to realize that i wont make it. I showed up at US Embassy.
I was so unlucky, i got refusal at the first attempts. i thought it was caused by not bringing original bank book, i just brought the copy one. The V.O told me that she did not believe me. i was rejected under 214b.
Since my course would start shortly, i reapplied again in two weeks. But now i was prepared by bringing all documents, assets, property, usmle score etc.
But again i got refusal for 2 times in last two weeks. V.O this time suggest me not reapply in the short time, and try to get a job or travel to Europe.

After that, my life has changed. I was so depressed. i felt that i could accept the reality.

I have never studied after then. But day by day, i regain my spirit trying to overcome this prob. I will try to join Kaplan course again next November, and aim to get match 2014.

Currently, i have a job at private hospital here, work at ER department. OH i have been denied for visitor visa at 2009 when i wanted to accompany my little brother studying at US. He is so lucky, now he is studying at US.

I need some suggestion from all of you guys who are in the same boat with me or have overcome this prob. I really appreciate it.

My question, how is the chance getting visa after several refusal?

Warmly,

Jopau
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Old 07-22-2012
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Default WHAt happened to your money paid to kaplan?will they pay back your money?what was the rejection for visa?and why you did not apply for course in canada

WHAt happened to your money paid to kaplan?will they pay back your money?what was the rejection for visa?and why you did not apply for course in canada
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can I have your phone number i want to talk to you?
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You have to wait about 3-5 months to reapply for a visa. I am from Indonesia (Manado), Philippines graduate. I think it is easier to get a visa in Surabaya. I got a B1/B2 (5yrs) in Surabaya when I was doing my adaptation program at the university in Manado. My sister applied with me, interviewed with me, she only answered 1 question standing behind me. We both got the same visa class and validity. In your case I think you should study for Step 2 CK take it there, because it is possible to study for it without taking the Kaplan course just using the Kaplan notes, especially with you having already passed step 1, you know how to study for the test . That's probably why they rejected it, they know you can pass it without Kaplan Then at that time you'll be eligible to apply again for CS, that's a stronger reason for coming to the USA. They also suggested for you to travel to Europe, but you may consider applying for a Canadian tourist visa. If you are approved for a Canadian visa, then go back to the US Embassy, they will most likely grant you a B1/B2 without much questions, according to a friend's experience in Indonesia. Once you're in the States, you can easily change status to F1. That's what I did. You can private message me if you'd like. Good luck
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Hi I am new to the forum, ok where do I start , I just graduated from kmc manipal in 2013 , I heard from a friend about a Kaplan course with live lectures in the U.S. So I told my parents that I really want to do pg from outside India, they suggested U.K after showing them multiple sites that uk is closed to F.M.G . They finally supported me with the Kaplan program . So I applied online payed the fees which was about 4,700 dollars. I was accepted, applied for an F1 visa online so I will tell how the interview went
V.O- passport , I 20 please
me -yes(gave it to him)
V.O why do u want to go the U.S
Me to do P,G
V.O- but u already a doctor here , why do u need to go
me- I have just finished my basic mbbs , I would like to do my P.G there
V.O- how many chambers in the heart?
me - 4
V.O- who is sponsoring your trip
me- father
V,O- what does he do
Me - retired
V.O- I noticed u have been to U.K, What was the purpose of the visit
Me- my father used to work there
V.O Your visa has been issued, have a nice day
me- thank you, and ran for the exit, literally
He gave a 5 years Multiple entry F1 visa, now I can study in peace knowing that I can do the c.s without going to embassy again.
Bottom line is try for these Kaplan courses secure a visa first then put all your effort, I see a lot of ppl here getting great marks only to have their visa rejected.
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they accepted me on the basis that I had been UK several times on visitors visa , I am guessing that's what it was , cant be sure.
I think going to a UK esp helps with your credentials a lot , they are then kind of satisfied that if he has gone to UK and has come back several times, he is highly unlikely to break any immigration rules.
The reason I am saying UK is cos of the similar standards of living, I doubt going to countries like Singapore , even Australia count as much as U.K.
I hope that helps.
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