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HI all,
I have few questions and it would be great help if any1 could reply them... i have my cs visa interview shortly.
1)I want to stay in chicago for 6 months as i m planning to apply for externship, should i mention this in cs interview or should i tell him that i i will be back in a week... in ds160 application my intended length of stay was 6 months..
2) should the person sponsoring me( that is who will give me statement of support) must be a US citizen. or can it be anyone from my home town..
3)I entered ecfmg as my usa point of contact in ds-160 and mentioned ecfmg address..and for my travel plans i gave the details of my hotel reservation slip is it ok...?
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Its recommended that you show your intended period of stay to 2-3 weeks ( just going for exam ) . But since you have already submitted your DS160 my advise would be to stick with what you have mentioned there and explain to the VO about your observership / externships plans after exam .
And YES anybody in US or your home country can support you , it doesnt matter !
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thnx omny i got you...
I know i cant change my answer now...but just to make sure if any1 would have written intended lenght of stay of 2 or 3 weeks...so how would be externship
possible in that period of time!!
Really confused!
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Here is the thing , you dont tell the VO about any externship plan . Almost everyone gets a 6 months entry for CS exam , with only rare cases getting 3 months entry . Thats what i have seen . You can do 2-3 months of externships easily.
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ok omny...that info is really helpful..
then what determines the duration of visa..?i mean some ppl get visa for 5 years others for 10 years...
is there some specific criteria??
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I have heard that it depends on the relations of US with our country. Here in Pakistan we get max of 5yrs. Indians get 10yrz max. But its entirely up to the VO to decide whichever u get..1 , 5 or 10 yrs .
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