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Hey Sabio......
It's great that u help so much around here.....pls help me out
I will have to give u a detailed story so that u get the point exactly Ok...

I'm an IMG who had submitted an application to the ECFMG on Nov 25 09 online part and send the forms 186,187,344,345 and also a letter from my college stating that I'm a graduate and will receive the diploma only in mid 2010. Now what happened was I could not supervise the docs and the college people made a mistake while printing my name on the letter and I had a spelling mistake for my name, which sounded as if the name on my degree ann ECFMG record are not the same.....the docs reached US on the 29th of Jan 2010, and I got a letter from ECFMG on Jan 15th stating that my application has been rejected coz the name on my letter which signifies the name that will be on my degree and that of ECFMG records are not the same......now I was devastated,, but I had to go on ....my form 186 was accepted though.

I resent a new application, as per their demand.... on the 19th of Jan and the docs were sent again from my college as they had to keep the original letter stating my proof of graduation and they also kept an additional letter stating that my name has always been this and that the previous was a clerical mistake and that my diploma will have this same name itself...now all this reached US on the 9th of Feb....its been so long...nearly a month and i haven't received any info from ECFMG.....I tried mailing as well as calling......what do u think would have happened wrong??..or do they usually take this long??

pls pls do respond..i feel u can truly give me an insight on this:)

Sabio... Sorry had another thing to tell........the first time I applied....I had got an email from ECFMG stating they got my 186 and they r processing it......which after sum days they sent another email to say 186 is accepted.....the second time...though I did not have to send 186.. I did not receive any info from ECFMG at all that they received my docs at least........like what is happening at least......I know for sure the courier with my docs have reached there on the 9th of Feb and collected by one mr.whitemore......would he have lost it by any chance???...I'm so stressed coz of all this crap...I had to give my exam in the last week of Feb.....which I couldn't.....now i don't even know what's happpning to my application...rejected or not or what........pls help :(
 

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Hi docshaaz,

I want to ask you two questions before I can reply you.

What is the ECFMG telling you when you call them?

When you log in to OASIS, click on medical credentials link. You should the current status. What do you see there right now?
 

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i think understand how you feel because i faced exactly the same problem during my registration. the good news is that you have have scaled through the main huddles, namely; accepting your form 186 and sending a name verification letter as they requested. i'm sure your verification letter is already on your ecfmg file. unfortunately ecfmg may not write you to acknowledge that they already have the letter as they did with form 186 and it may take about 2 weeks to review your application again. the only way you can confirm that they have the letter is by calling them on phone as i did or u may choose to wait until they review the letter (which they will certainly do soon) and send you a scheduling permit. it could be frustrating. try focus on your studies.
 

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@ neutrophil

thanks a ton for sharing......so how long did it take u to eventually get ur permit??..i mean ....wat i wanna know is is it natural for these ppl to take more than 3 weeks for processin an pplication......i mean..do once rejected applications....tke longer for any reason........i just cant focus on my readin coz of all this crap..:(:(
 

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Hey Sabio...THANKS SO MUCH FOR UR REAL SOON REPLY.....

What is the ECFMG telling you when you call them?
I'm actually in India....and all the time i try calling them .....they keep me waiting.....and finally an operator says my application is being processed.....

When you log in to OASIS, click on medical credentials link. You should the current status. What do you see there right now?
I see med credentials not received....but for that they didn't send anything to my college or anything.....i mean..my husband who also applied with me...got his permit without any delay ..like within 15 days......
 

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Your are on the right track

im actually in india....and all the time i try callin them .....they keep me waiting.....and finally an operator says my applcnt is being processed.....
For tips about calling the ECFMG read this thread
http://www.usmle-forums.com/recommended-general-topics-threads/1332-efficiently-calling-ecfmg.html
If they told you that it's under processing then this is the truth and you have to wait for them, just be patient.

i see med credentials not received....but for that they didn't send anything to my college or anything.....i mean..my husband who also applied with me...got his permit without any delay ..like within 15 days......
Different applications handled by different ECFMG employees. It might be just your papers did not reach its turn yet.
As neutrophil told you, you should be in the right track. Focus on your prep and come back here and tell us that you got your permit :)
 

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hey sabio

hi....just wanna know for my curiosity ......delay of abt how much time is normal???...wats the usual time they take to process applications.......dont they finish it in 3 weeks as they say??
 

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hi....just wanna know for my curiosity ......delay of abt how much time is normal???...wats the usual time they take to process applications.......dont they finish it in 3 weeks as they say??
If you don't receive a decision after 6 weeks, start calling them everyday.
 

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Official waiting period of ECFMG is Six Weeks

sorry to bother u again....so 6 weeks is the normal time they take???
Yes, I've seen many paper processing taking their maximum 6 weeks allocation. If you call them now, they'll tell you give us a 6 weeks period before you call us.

However, that does not mean that your papers necessarily going to take that amount of time. You may expect an answer at anytime.

What I just want to say is that there's no point in calling them before their official waiting period finishes.
 

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hey sabio

hey i finally called them again as i was just not feelin good otherwise.........a nice lady told me the problem.....it was that the letter issued from my college stating tht i have met requirements for dgree said that my convocation will be in the month of jan 2010.so the ecfmg people were waiting for a copy of my degree.....whn i told her i didnt receive one yet...she said wat i can do next is to tell my college to issue another letter with a date of receiving degree ahead in time...like april or may 2010......so ive done tht...and my college will courier this new thing to ecfmg tomo....lets see now after they receive it in a week,,,,how long my processin is gonna take place.....got a new found energy to read once these prob were handled:)

thanks a lot for your support
 
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