AMOpportunities endorses a B-1 visa for four-week clinical experiences. B-1 visas are for temporary business visitors to the United States. Eligibility for a B-1 visa is granted if your trip is for business of a legitimate nature, you plan to stay for a specific amount of time, you have the funds necessary to cover the expenses of the trip and your stay while in the United States, you reside outside of the U.S. with no plans on leaving, and you are otherwise admissible to America.
Medical students are eligible to participate in either rotations or observerships under a B-1 visa. However, medical school graduates can only participate in observerships with a B-1 visa. While medical school graduates can participate in hands-on rotations, AMOpportunities does not provide these IMGs invitation letters for a B-1 visa. Graduates can apply for a visa through the ECFMG or under the basis of the USMLE.
The Application Process
After AMOpportunities approves your application, you will receive a placement letter confirming your acceptance into the program. Upon paying the deposit, uploading the necessary proof of eligibility and copy of your passport, and reserving your spot in the program, you will receive an invitation letter. This letter, addressed to the Consul General and outlining the basic premises of your clinical experience, can be used to start the visa-obtaining process at the United States Consulate in your home country.
In addition to the AMOpportunities invitation letter, you will need a number of other documents for your visa interview. These documents include your CV, two forms of identification (at least your passport), an additional photograph for your visa, proof of address, last transcript, a letter from your school or dean indicating you are a student and authorizing your rotation (if you are a student), your medical degree and letter from your supervisor authorizing your rotation (if you are a graduate), and a DS160 Confirmation Page.
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