Friday, May 28, 2004

Thank You All

Since I began writing about the F1 visa process, a lot of people have contacted me. In particular, Herr Dr. Prof. Lance Fortnow ;) from U. Chicago and Prof. Jeff Erickson from UIUC were thoughtful enough to provide a link and leave this blog's first comment respectively. Thanks for all the good wishes!

Unfortunately, the embassy officials seem a little strict about J1 visas this year. In the last week, there've been two cases of doctors I know being denied J1 visas to spend a few months in the US to look at some interesting research. Both were accused of wanting to emigrate. They'll apply again, but there are no guarantees. In particular, one of them has spent over a month's salary on rejected applications for himself and his family. Worrying...

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