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B1 Visa My B1/2 Visa Preparationa and Interview Experience to go for US Electives

I couldn't find any detailed visa interview experience on this forum.
So here is mine, hope this helps you all.
I got my B1/2 Visa today for an elective.

Documents which I had prepared
1. First of all Invitation letter from the university is needed.
2. Also if you are student take a letter from your medical school stating that you are still a student and will be required to return to the college to pursue your degree.
3. Your CV along with it clip your mark sheet.
4. Financial Statement from CA.
5. Your parents sponsorship letter for your trip
6. Photocopy of all the financial assets.
7. Your parents Income Tax Return for the last three years.
Keep your all documents arranged in an orderly manner so that you don't fumble around in front of the counselor.

My interview was scheduled at 9.15 a.m.
We are allowed to enter the embassy only 45 minutes before scheduled time so don't be too early it will kill your energy. After all my security checkup and biometrics I was taken to waiting room. After waiting for about an hour my turn came questions asked from me were as following :
Why are you going to US?
Where are you going in US? (means which hospital)
Which school you are studying in?
How did you to come to know about the place where you applied for?
What's your current status? (student or employed)
Will you be paid by the hospital for your elective?
Who is gonna pay for your trip?
What do your parents do?
What are your future plans after the elective?
Have you been to us before?

You need to look confident and act confident. Tell everything truthfully as the counselor are sharp enough to notice your lies.
Always be neutral in the statement you make and your answer should be crisp.
No confusing answers.
The process is very swift and its the only blunder which you make will hamper your visa chances.
May be I am missing some thing but will write as soon as I remember.

In case you have any doubts you may ask me here.
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Thank you for posting your experience.
Please tell us in which country you applied because Visa processing varies from country to country.
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what do you mean by "financial statement by CA"?
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please tell me steps to appear for usmle step 1.i m from india
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Thank you for posting your experience.
Please tell us in which country you applied because Visa processing varies from country to country.
My interview was at New Delhi
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what do you mean by "financial statement by CA"?
Its your Parents and your financial assets verified by Chartered Accountant
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please tell me steps to appear for usmle step 1.i m from india

Just read these registratin steps you will get to know the details of it.
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And Yes always show your readiness to show the counselor the proof of all the things you are saying even if he/she is not asking about it.

Like if she asks who is gonna pay for your trip and your answer is parents then tell her that you also have a sponsorship letter from your parents and she/he can see it.

Always have proof of the assets that shows that you gonna return to your home country after your purpose is done.
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What are we supposed to say when they ask about our future career plans? Should we be truthful and say that we are we are aiming for a residency in the U.S? Or should we give a neutral answers of keeping the options open, or gaining clinical experience from the U.S which can be implemented in our home country?
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What are we supposed to say when they ask about our future career plans? Should we be truthful and say that we are we are aiming for a residency in the U.S? Or should we give a neutral answers of keeping the options open, or gaining clinical experience from the U.S which can be implemented in our home country?
Don't tell them anything that makes them think you are not going back to your home country and that you want to stay in USA.
Just tell them, that you want to gain US Clinical Experience and then you want to go back to serve your country
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What are we supposed to say when they ask about our future career plans? Should we be truthful and say that we are we are aiming for a residency in the U.S? Or should we give a neutral answers of keeping the options open, or gaining clinical experience from the U.S which can be implemented in our home country?
Yes Dulbee is very right.To be very frank you should be neutral in your statements.This is so because the officer makes note of each and every thing you say at the interview so if you go for a interview the next time(J1 or H1) he will be knowing what you said at the previous interview.

so its better to be on a safer side.

In my case the irony is that my visa was granted at the interview but i am still awaiting for my visa stamped passport from vfs.So after interview once your visa gets accepted do tell your interviewer to expedite your visa process.
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So finally i received my passport after all the delay.

Its 10 year multiple entry
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So finally i received my passport after all the delay.

Its 10 year multiple entry
Congratulations!! 10 year multiple entry is super! I wanted to know, what happens if once we get our visa our passport expires? For eg. I plan to apply for B1 visa this august. My passport is scheduled to expire in 2014. If I get a 10 year visa before that, will it be considered even with the renewed passport?
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Congratulations!! 10 year multiple entry is super! I wanted to know, what happens if once we get our visa our passport expires? For eg. I plan to apply for B1 visa this august. My passport is scheduled to expire in 2014. If I get a 10 year visa before that, will it be considered even with the renewed passport?
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You don't need to worry about that.Your visa is valid on your newly issued passport too. On applying for new passport you are required to submit your old passport at the Passport office. Your newly issued passport is stapled to the new one and all your visa on the old passport are valid on the renewed passport.

In fact my passport too is expiring in 2014.
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Hi Usmle2011.
I just gave step1 and waiting for results. I want to apply for visa with family, (both of my parents are doctors). We intend to go for visitor visa together.
But most of my colleagues advice me to go for MPH program and apply for student visa to minimize the rejection chances. Most of my colleagues were refused visa wen they stated they want to go to give step 2 CS even wen they showed they had paid the fees and also cleared step 1 and CK. Please help me out here or else i think i would have to drop the idea of Us residency.
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Hi Usmle2011.
I just gave step1 and waiting for results. I want to apply for visa with family, (both of my parents are doctors). We intend to go for visitor visa together.
But most of my colleagues advice me to go for MPH program and apply for student visa to minimize the rejection chances. Most of my colleagues were refused visa wen they stated they want to go to give step 2 CS even wen they showed they had paid the fees and also cleared step 1 and CK. Please help me out here or else i think i would have to drop the idea of Us residency.
You dont have to be so worried friend.You just convince the officer that you and your family are just going for tourism to US.Dont tell them about your cs or steps,when you get the visa ,you can take both the exams as well as any any observership through the same visitor visa.
The officer usually rejects the visa for cs if you havent given the ck or any of the steps, but i was lucky in that case.
Going for MPH is a good option but you will get a student visa first and then again you have to apply for visitors stating why didnt you make up MPH. So be well prepared on that part of the question.
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adityaseju .... where did u friends go for visa. I thought they r giving via easily now
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thnx for sharing us your interview experience

Where will you get your elective training?
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hi.
i need ur help, actualy i hav also got my visa interview next week for observership purpose, i m stil a medical student, actualy i havnt taken leter from my school stating that i will return back , so will it affect my visa interview? but i have taken noc from myn school observership, and also suggest me sum imp tips abt interview. thanks
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titan25, my frndz interview were in mumbai.
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You dont have to be so worried friend.You just convince the officer that you and your family are just going for tourism to US.Dont tell them about your cs or steps,when you get the visa ,you can take both the exams as well as any any observership through the same visitor visa.
The officer usually rejects the visa for cs if you havent given the ck or any of the steps, but i was lucky in that case.
Going for MPH is a good option but you will get a student visa first and then again you have to apply for visitors stating why didnt you make up MPH. So be well prepared on that part of the question.
I thought the same way, but if i tell'm dat my sole purpose is tourism, won't they have my full details and also know the fact that i ve already given step 1.Did they know abt ur usmle status prior to ur interview?
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I thought the same way, but if i tell'm dat my sole purpose is tourism, won't they have my full details and also know the fact that i ve already given step 1.Did they know abt ur usmle status prior to ur interview?
hey usmle2011.
plz reply. I need help urgently. Shall i go for interview in delhi rather than mumbai coz the rejection rates are quite high in mumbai as only 1 out of 10 of my friends managed to get the visa. All of them had completed step 1 & 2 and had applied for cs.
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thnx for sharing us your interview experience

Where will you get your elective training?
sorry for the late response was busy in my exams.
I will be going newyork for my elective.
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I thought the same way, but if i tell'm dat my sole purpose is tourism, won't they have my full details and also know the fact that i ve already given step 1.Did they know abt ur usmle status prior to ur interview?
sorry for the late response.

Dont over emphasize on this point just say that its a family trip and they are not going to know the fact whether you have given your steps until you say them that at the interview.
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hey usmle2011.
plz reply. I need help urgently. Shall i go for interview in delhi rather than mumbai coz the rejection rates are quite high in mumbai as only 1 out of 10 of my friends managed to get the visa. All of them had completed step 1 & 2 and had applied for cs.
i am not sure about it.
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hi!

i have cleared step1 and given step 2.but i dnt have the ck results yet.what do u think are my chances for getting a visa for cs? cs in june..

my interview is in a few days..
plz help.

does it make a difference if other family members have a visa?? i mean does it make any difference to our status as an applicant.
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i am a medical student planning for elective in USA.
Could u please guide me for where, when, how to go about and apply ?
i have read so much about it but cant find the right thing.
what the total cost will amount to ?
what are the branches on offer and the good ones ??
please help me . thank u so much.
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i am a medical student planning for elective in USA.
Could u please guide me for where, when, how to go about and apply ?
i have read so much about it but cant find the right thing.
what the total cost will amount to ?
what are the branches on offer and the good ones ??
please help me . thank u so much.
If you are still a student and in final year of your school you may go for an elective.
This may help Complete List of Clinical Electives for International Medical Students
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If you are still a student and in final year of your school you may go for an elective.
This may help Complete List of Clinical Electives for International Medical Students

what will the total cost amount to ?
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what will the total cost amount to ?
Depends on the university you are applying + the accomodations.
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hey everyone just wanted one advice on a visa issue..my husband is a green card holder n us .but he is not working there..waiting for his interview..am giving my step 1 in jan...my inlaw ( a green card holder ) working there said she ill sponsor the visa for me ( b1/b2 ) for visiting my husband..usually u get that for 10 yrs..so during the interview should i mention about my usmle status and just say visit visa or should i drop this idea and apply via usmle way , which i think they wil reject me if they find out my hubby s in us..please help..or any other options ..thanks
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I am a caribbean student and want to do my clinical rotations in U.S. If we enter on a B1/B2, don't we get a max of 6 months. Is there a way to stay longer for rotations when u enter on B1/B2. Having to leave the country in the middle of the rotations every 6 months does not seem practical. :-(

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I couldn't find any detailed visa interview experience on this forum.
So here is mine, hope this helps you all.
I got my B1/2 Visa today for an elective.

Documents which I had prepared
1. First of all Invitation letter from the university is needed.
2. Also if you are student take a letter from your medical school stating that you are still a student and will be required to return to the college to pursue your degree.
3. Your CV along with it clip your mark sheet.
4. Financial Statement from CA.
5. Your parents sponsorship letter for your trip
6. Photocopy of all the financial assets.
7. Your parents Income Tax Return for the last three years.
Keep your all documents arranged in an orderly manner so that you don't fumble around in front of the counselor.

My interview was scheduled at 9.15 a.m.
We are allowed to enter the embassy only 45 minutes before scheduled time so don't be too early it will kill your energy. After all my security checkup and biometrics I was taken to waiting room. After waiting for about an hour my turn came questions asked from me were as following :
Why are you going to US?
Where are you going in US? (means which hospital)
Which school you are studying in?
How did you to come to know about the place where you applied for?
What's your current status? (student or employed)
Will you be paid by the hospital for your elective?
Who is gonna pay for your trip?
What do your parents do?
What are your future plans after the elective?
Have you been to us before?

You need to look confident and act confident. Tell everything truthfully as the counselor are sharp enough to notice your lies.
Always be neutral in the statement you make and your answer should be crisp.
No confusing answers.
The process is very swift and its the only blunder which you make will hamper your visa chances.
May be I am missing some thing but will write as soon as I remember.

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Hi Usmle2011.
I just gave step1 and waiting for results. I want to apply for visa with family, (both of my parents are doctors). We intend to go for visitor visa together.
But most of my colleagues advice me to go for MPH program and apply for student visa to minimize the rejection chances. Most of my colleagues were refused visa wen they stated they want to go to give step 2 CS even wen they showed they had paid the fees and also cleared step 1 and CK. Please help me out here or else i think i would have to drop the idea of Us residency.
i have the same querry..infact i hav alrd got 1 rejection for visitors..so m confused whthr to reapply for b1 b2 or go towards student visa?
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Your parents sponsorship letter for your trip..
Can u please tell me this letter can be on simple paper or should be notory attested stamp paper ..
Is there an y particular form like Form I -134 ..( Came to know through some forum)
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Below is an example the steps taken by an IMG to secure a B1/B2 visa for internship and elective rotations in the US.

If you need help securing an Authorization Letter and Letter of Enrollment contact me at your earliest convenience.

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B1/B2 Visa Experience.

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B1 Visa Experience. * I applied for B1/B2 visa to do an externship rotation. * I will post my whole experience with the details as much as I can hoping that help you isA . ( How to apply for the visa interview) * (((My interview date was August 29th, and I scheduled for it mid July ))) *you should start applying for the visa appointment as early as you can. At least 3-4 month before your externship date, as you may not find an appointment before one month or more from the day you start calling the embassy for scheduling the interview, Plus you may get into more administrative process which takes from 1 week up to months with an average of 4-6 weeks ( I will talk in details about this point later isA ) . So try to be on the safe side

*The first thing you must do is paying 140$(850 LE) in any CIB bank branch. They will give you receipt (The CIB bank receipt is very important in the whole following steps) * Once you have the receipt and the valid passport, you can now call the US embassy to schedule for the interview on Landline 090070600 or on 2100(from only Vodafone mobile) * you will listen first to recorded message welcoming you, then you will select for tourist visa . * They will take to the representative, he/she will ask you for your Name as written in your passport in English, Passport number, passport issue and expiration date, birth date and of course the number of the CIB receipt and he will make sure that you are calling for Tourist visa..

*Then he will tell you the first available date for the interview, if you are okay with that, he will tell you your interview date, time and your appointment number, he will also tell you the required papers to bring with you on the interview date- in case you donít know them -finally he will be happy to listen to you if you have further questions. * As I called them from mobile on 2100, they sent me text message on my mobile with the previous details, and the link for the Ds-160( I will take about it later isA donít worry J ). * If the date of the interview is too late for you, I knew people who kept calling them again and again, to find if there are new available dates , and they found ( as there are people who cancel their appointments) *If you change your passport for any reason- After scheduling for the interview- ( like job description change or bdal fa2ed,or anything else), donít worry( as long as you didnít change the spelling of your English name) , call them again, inform them with new passport number and dates to be edited on their system, and your appointment will not be changed donít worry. (Documents you need for the interview) * After I scheduled for the interview, I started preparing the documents needed for the interview. *The papers that I took with me for the interview are: 1-Enrollment letter from the place you will do the externship in. For those who will apply with FMG Portal, they will write in your enrollment letter that the purpose of this training is to acclimatize you for the American system to apply for a medical residency position. For me I found that will not be the best thing in my interview (thatís what I believed, so I asked them to edit it into (the purpose of the training is to gain more clinical experience in the selected specialty). 2- A letter from my hospital stating that Iím a medical intern in Öhospital, and my internship is fromÖto Ö. Which is mandatory to get the license to practice medicine and without it I canít get the license, and that they are agree to travel to USA to do training , and that it will not affect my internship year .

3-Bank statement : *That covers your travel expenses while you are in the states , many people told me that at least 1000$/m . But actually I donít know, but of course the more money the better. *It can be your father, mother, brother, and uncle bank statement. * I got it stamped from the central bank of Egypt after I got it from the local bank branch (Actually I donít know whether itís important or not, but one of my friends who travelled to Europe has done the same, and told me that it was mandatory for him, at the same time others travelled without stamping it from the Central Bank , any way I did it and it costs10LE/paper ). *** my account was new, it was only 3 weeks ago on the day of the interview, but they said nothing( as he didnít look at my documents, he just asked if I have it , and I gave it to him , but he didnít take a look at it, like he was just checking if I have one or not.( but the best is to be 6 month agoÖ.)

4-Proberty , car, or any other non movable belongs you have in your name. For car , just translate the car license itís enough I believe.

5-Address in the states that I will stay in during the externship. * I did the search online , and find a place that is good, I contacted the person he told me that he only accept cash upon arrival, I took the address, and took the print of the address on Google maps with me , and try to memorize the address in case the office asked you. *** He didnít even ask .

6-Photographs for the Us visa: It is very important to bring the correct photo on the day of your interview. If it is not correct, you will have to reschedule your interview by calling 090070600, resulting in a delay of your travel.

∑ Photo size must be 5 x 5 cm (2Ē x 2Ē). Photo must be original, taken within the past 6 months, and show current appearance.
∑ Photo must be color. Background must be plain white.
∑ Photo must be in sharp focus, and correctly exposed (not too dark or too light).
∑ Photo must be taken from a straight frontal view, showing full face including both ears.
∑ Facial dimensions must be between 2.5 cm and 3.5 cm from the top of the head to the bottom of the chin.
∑ Photo cannot be digitally altered. Scanning old photos to insert a white background is not acceptable.
∑ Photo should show normal street attire:

∑ Uniforms should not be worn except for religious attire that is worn daily.

∑ Hats/headgear obscuring the hair or hairline are not allowed. Headgear worn for religious purposes is acceptable provided that the face is uncovered.

∑ Dark or non-prescription glasses with tinted lenses are not acceptable. Prescription glasses, hearing devices, wigs or similar articles, should be shown if normally worn.

مواصفات الصورة : * صورة ملونة ذات خلفية بيضاء مقاس 5cm x 5cm حديثة مأخوذه خلال ستة اشهر على الاكثر لكل شخص مسافر مهما كان عمره وتكون الصورة غير معدلة او عمل عليها اي عمليات فلترة ببرامج الكومبيوتر او اي تصفية كانت !! ( معروفة لدى جميع معامل التصوير اذكر لهم صورة فيزة سفارة امريكا ) .... عند اخذ الصورة يرجى مراعات الخطوات والشروط التالية : الخطوات/ عمل مسح ضوئي للصورة بجهاز الماسح الضوئي ( Scanner ) او طلب الصورة من المصور على CD شروط الصورة بعد الماسح الضوئي او الماخوذة على CD من المصور / * تكون الصورة على هيئة صورة jpg ) JPEG ) * يكون الحجم للوضوح بين 600◊600 و 1200◊1200 Pixels

* http://travel.state.gov/visa/visapho...late_5330.html ( This is a link from the official embassy website regarding the photo requirements)

and this (http://travel.state.gov/visa/visapho...ples_5331.html) ( معظم الاستديوهات المشهورة بيبقوا عارفينها., أنا عن نفسي خدت نسخة من الخصائص بتاعة الصورة معايا _اللي أنا كاتبها فوق ده_وأنا رايح الاستديو ولقيتهم عارفينها)

7-Confirmation page after filling the Ds-160 form: This form is an online form that you have to fill and after filling it a confirmation page will appear ;you have to print it and take it with you to the interview. If you during filling the form donít have a printer, donít worry there is an option that email it to then you print it any time later( Many people advise me to print it with color laser printer , as this page has a barcode which has to be well printed to be recognized from the embassy computer, however I saw a lot of people there in the embassy printed it in black& white, but the laser printer is better) in the embassy they will ask you to write on this confirmation page the following information : your father name in English, Your mother name in English, Your name in English like written in your passport , and any travelling history for you . Itís a long form actually, but itís easy donít worry, you need to have all the information beside you during filling this application (passport, previous passports, your father and mother names in English, your education, address you will stay in the states, the purpose of the visit, type of visa (here you will choose Tourist (B1/B2) then choose either B1, B2 or B1/B2, your digital visa photo, etcÖ). All you need is just to be ready with all the documents you have and even if you find anything difficult during filling the form , donít worry as you can save every step you do ( like games J ) and return to it again whenever you are ready. And this is a great video that will explain each step with details in the Ds-160 filling process, I was worried before filling the DS-160 form, but after watching this video it became very easy(
) * This is the link of the Ds-160form( https://ceac.state.gov/genniv/ ) *This link is FAQs regarding the Ds-160 form from the Us embassy official site (http://travel.state.gov/visa/forms/forms_4401.html ) read it then watch the above video and isA you will be well oriented with the Ds-160 form. 8- The CIB bank Receipt (donít forget it ). 9- And of course donít forget your PASSPORT
10-Others: * Details of the externship address , specialty, name of the doctor you will do the externship with, print out of the email stating that FMG Portal donít ask for specific type of visa , and that it accepts any valid visa. *Copy of a page form US visa website stating that B1 is type of visa for unpaid training in the states. ( http://travel.state.gov/pdf/BusinessVisa.pdf )
11- Itís all about how you can proof that you will return to Egypt. Any ties to Egypt you have to bring it with you If youíre married and your wife is in Egypt itís one of the strongest tie, Job, Very good Bank statement, family ties, whatever you feel as a good reason that will convince them in the embassy that you will come back to Egypt .As most people who got rejection the cause was(( not enough ties to the home country ).
12- DHL fees about 60-90 LE I think. ##((( All papers must be in English( however others say itís not obligatory as they have translators in the embassy , but I think English is very important ) There are many translators listed on the- Us embassy in Cairo -website and this is the link (http://62.140.73.207/consular/acslist3.htm ) I did mine in NADOURY & NAHAS Attorneys at Law, Legal Consultants & Translators 7 Lazoughly St. Isis Building Suite 35, Garden city. They finish them in one day, each paper cost me about 50-60 LE/ paper,Ö.however I asked them( the translating office) whether itís mandatory to translate it through an official translators who are listed on the embassy website, they told me((( NO))). ##((( you donít have to bring travel insurance with you, or do any flight reservation before getting the visa))) *** In the embassy they only saw( Confirmation page, photos,passport, CIB receipt, bank statement, enrollment letter.
(The interview day )

* My interview appointment was at 9:00 am and they told me that I have to be there at 8:00 am. * I went there early at 6:45 am( 2olt e7tayty ya3ni le ay zarf ) ( I thought it was too early ) but once I arrived I found a lot of people there , they were in a long line waiting to enter the embassy. *You will take your turn in this line till you reach the gate , there you will find a friendly man who will ask you to show the confirmation letter , photos and passport, then he will check if your name is with him , or not, then you will be permitted to enter the embassy. *during getting into the embassy you will go through security check, they will take your mobile, flash memory, any electronics with you , and give you a number to be able to get them again after finishing the interview. *Now you are in the embassy, but still didnít reach the place of the interview, you will pass through another gate, where he will see your confirmation page, photos and CIB receipt. And give you a number.

Then they will call your number, this is not for the interview it just to take your finger prints, then they will call your number again, thatís your interview.( take a deep breath , be confident w twkkal 3la Allah it will be very easy isA J ) He will ask you why you are going to the states, then will ask for the enrollment Ē invitationĒ letter. He will ask about your date of graduation( as in my case he thought Iím still a student as my graduation year is the end of my internship year, anyway itís not a big deal, just tell him what the hospital or faculty letter says) He will also ask for how long will you stay there. If you have a bank statement. then your travelling history ( at least in my case) *** Donít worry , most of the time he didnít even look at the papers, all the time he was typing on the Pc in front of him.and the whole interview was less than 2 min. *** In my case he was so rude, and some time I didnít hear or understand him well, so he started to shout and say, how come youíre going to see patients and you canít understand EnglishÖAt that point I told my self okaaaay no hope 5las, rejected rejected ya3ni .but actually el7amdlelah it went well.( So always be confident ) He gave me a paper with a number to follow my visa status online. * Just to know, there are 4 ends for that interview: 1- Accepted without further administrative processÖand that happens a lot. 2-Rejected at once, isA m7adesh ye7salo keda 3- Accepted after going through further administrative process.( like in my case) 4-Rejected after going through further administrative process( which is very raaaaaaaaare, they say that not me.) *** What is the administrative process.. .Itís like a further security check , I donít know actually is it randomized process or not. it takes 1 week up to months,( but most of the cases resolve in 4-6 weeks, it was written like that in the paper they gave to me ) * In my case they it took exactly 4 weeks. There is a link where you can check your visa status on a daily basis, but not before 1 week from your interview date. * After you find that your visa was accepted, go to the nearest DHL branch , take with you your case number( the number you was following your status with, Actually hatkoon hfazto men kotr mabtektebo kol yom ) and in DHL they know exactly what to do , so donít worry. In DHL they told me it will take 7-10 days work to get the passport back to me ( as I remember). But it came back to me after 3 days. **** During checking your visa status online, donít expect ((congratulation you have got the visa..or something like that,,, they told me that now I can send them the passport via DHL and if there is((( no problem J))) , they will send it back to me with the visa stamped on itÖso donít worry from that silly msg J ). ** Finally in the airport entry, donít worry at all, once you get it from the embassy it will be okay isA J. As before my travelling I heard a lot about that externship is not accepted on B! visa and that I have to tell them I will do observership only, as there is a chance that they send me back again to Egypt..Actually walahy it is easier than that, he didnít ask me in the airport why Iím coming aslan, Yes I went to the Home land security department, which Dr Mohamed Salah has talked about it before, but nothing scary, just relax and enjoying your arrival. (((( The aim of my detailed experience is not to make you feel like itís a hard thing to do,, I just wanted to share everything that I passed through ,may that help others isA,, but walahy itís a very easy process, just do everything well w twkkal 3la Allah, and donít worry at all )))) GOOD LUCK EVERY BODY ISA Your Brother, Mohamed Othman.
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