Thursday, June 21st, 2018

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

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