Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Indian Physicians Victims of Epidemic J-1 Visa Denials at American Consulates in India

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Jan Pederson writes: "There have been credible reports that dozens of Indian physicians who have been accepted into medical residency programs in the United States to begin on July 1, 2012, are being denied J-1 visas to return to the United States to undertake graduate medical education.  Physicians are cautioned not to apply for J-1 visas in India at this time as they risk their futures and careers by doing so.  The general denial pattern is that the physicians were previously issued ten year multiple entry visitor for business/visitor for pleasure (B-1/B-2) visas at a consular post in India. Properly using these visas, they entered the United States for the purpose of completing medical credentialing exams which can only be taken in the United States