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i am in a very weird spot and maybe this has got a more emotional side than academic ... my fiance and i have both applied for the match 2011.. he has scores of 96, 94 and pass ... and he applied for a b1/b2 visa back in may 2010 in order to give stpe 3 by august ... and he is still undergoing security clearance ... he's received 7 interview calls and no sign of the visa as yet ... his step 3 eligibility period expired in early november and his fee has been forfeited

people say its cuz of how common his name is ... others say nothing can be done about a non immigrant visa ... we've tried contacting everyone and he's just a week away from his first interview.

he's totally lost hope as to making it to the US, he thinks he's just thrown away all the money for the match this year .... i still dont want to give up, because i just cant imagine myself going and attending interviews with no trace of him ... is there anything anybody recommends
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Did he try to contact the US consulate and tell them that he has interviews to attend?
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yeah he has ... the US consulate is saying it takes time and he ought to be patient ... the several people we have contacted in the state department say that nothing can be sone about non immigrant leisure visas cannot be tracked and nobody can plead their case
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That must be very frustrating for him. I am sorry to hear your story. I wished I can help but nothing can be done.

Since you are here then the hope is that you get into residency and hopefully next year he can join you (by that time you have your connections and you can get him into the same hospital) that's a glimmer of hope, so think of it this way.
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That must be very frustrating for him. I am sorry to hear your story. I wished I can help but nothing can be done.

Since you are here then the hope is that you get into residency and hopefully next year he can join you (by that time you have your connections and you can get him into the same hospital) that's a glimmer of hope, so think of it this way.
thats what we have come down to (if i shud put it that way ) and besides .. if he hopefully manages to get the visa sumwher soon, he can come here and try to get into some US clinical experience, that might boost his CV
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hi there ...

i am in a very weird spot and maybe this has got a more emotional side than academic ... my fiance and i have both applied for the match 2011.. he has scores of 96, 94 and pass ... and he applied for a b1/b2 visa back in may 2010 in order to give stpe 3 by august ... and he is still undergoing security clearance ... he's received 7 interview calls and no sign of the visa as yet ... his step 3 eligibility period expired in early november and his fee has been forfeited

people say its cuz of how common his name is ... others say nothing can be done about a non immigrant visa ... we've tried contacting everyone and he's just a week away from his first interview.

he's totally lost hope as to making it to the US, he thinks he's just thrown away all the money for the match this year .... i still dont want to give up, because i just cant imagine myself going and attending interviews with no trace of him ... is there anything anybody recommends
oh oh oh oh!!! this is sad! but he should not lose hope!
i still believe he would get it.
if it becomes worst, next year would not pass him pass.
receive my warmest regards.
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hi there ...

i am in a very weird spot and maybe this has got a more emotional side than academic ... my fiance and i have both applied for the match 2011.. he has scores of 96, 94 and pass ... and he applied for a b1/b2 visa back in may 2010 in order to give stpe 3 by august ... and he is still undergoing security clearance ... he's received 7 interview calls and no sign of the visa as yet ... his step 3 eligibility period expired in early november and his fee has been forfeited

people say its cuz of how common his name is ... others say nothing can be done about a non immigrant visa ... we've tried contacting everyone and he's just a week away from his first interview.

he's totally lost hope as to making it to the US, he thinks he's just thrown away all the money for the match this year .... i still dont want to give up, because i just cant imagine myself going and attending interviews with no trace of him ... is there anything anybody recommends

I have a friend who recently faced the same problem as you mentioned here. In fact, he had even gone to US previously on J1 visa and his paper work water-tight but due to his name which is common he had to wait for a long time. His CS plans went haywire but after a wait of 3 months, he finally got his visa. This is something that is inevitable, some are lucky some are not. I will just say that don't lose hope completely, instead try and schedule the available interviews for the later date. I am surprised that ECFMG didn't return the fees, you should have gotten a letter from the Consulate explaining the situation and you could have had the fees returned, thats what happened with my friend.

Anyways, the bottom point is just wait and pray (I know it doesn't sound much comforting) but the visa may well be on its way. I wish you both ALL THE BEST.

P.S. My friend eventually got his visa after 3 months from application date which is apparently the time required for processing.
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I have a friend who recently faced the same problem as you mentioned here. In fact, he had even gone to US previously on J1 visa and his paper work water-tight but due to his name which is common he had to wait for a long time. His CS plans went haywire but after a wait of 3 months, he finally got his visa. This is something that is inevitable, some are lucky some are not. I will just say that don't lose hope completely, instead try and schedule the available interviews for the later date. I am surprised that ECFMG didn't return the fees, you should have gotten a letter from the Consulate explaining the situation and you could have had the fees returned, thats what happened with my friend.

Anyways, the bottom point is just wait and pray (I know it doesn't sound much comforting) but the visa may well be on its way. I wish you both ALL THE BEST.

P.S. My friend eventually got his visa after 3 months from application date which is apparently the time required for processing.

thank you for the encouraging reply ... my fiance's been to the US once before too to appear or his CS .. on a b1/b2 which got clearance in 3and a half months ... so we were all assumin it would definitely take less time in the clearance

yeah he has written to ECFMG and they said that they can partially refund the fees ... im not exactly sure what the partial refund amount is tho ...and they require a faxed copy of the consulate letter ... so we're working on that too nowadays ...

and today its been exactly 6 months from his interview date ... he has one interview in november and the rest in dec/jan ... we are jus hoping he can make it in time ...

thank you once again
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