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Medical Exam Before or After Scheduling Interview?

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Hello everyone,

the fiancée received the letter from the Tokyo embassy, and we're in the home stretch. Got the paperwork (DS-160, I-134, birth certificate, etc.) in order for the interview. All we need now is the medical exam, but when she called one of the approved clinics she was told that it might be best to schedule the interview even BEFORE taking the medical exam. Anyone in the K1 process in Japan encountered this advice? Scheduling availability doesn't appear to be an issue as appointments are available as early as next week at the Tokyo embassy.

I was always under the assumption that the medical exam must be completed and the results send to the embassy/consulate before the interview date. Anyone have any experiences to share regarding this?

As always, you advice is appreciated.

-Falstaff

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May be too late, but I used Tokyo Medical Clinic, they got me an appointment the day after the scheduled, and I went back 3 days latter to collect the results. They sealed the results and I took them with me to the interview at Tokyo Embassy. They opened up, it had 'no issues' noted, and they essentially filed it away and gave me back the x rays without looking at anything other than the front page of the medical.

I believe the idea is not to schedule and undertake early so that the results don't expire. However I don't think this is really an issue with Tokyo, you'll have an interview date with enough time to get it done.

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May be too late, but I used Tokyo Medical Clinic, they got me an appointment the day after the scheduled, and I went back 3 days latter to collect the results. They sealed the results and I took them with me to the interview at Tokyo Embassy. They opened up, it had 'no issues' noted, and they essentially filed it away and gave me back the x rays without looking at anything other than the front page of the medical.

I believe the idea is not to schedule and undertake early so that the results don't expire. However I don't think this is really an issue with Tokyo, you'll have an interview date with enough time to get it done.

Hi Auslawyer,

thanks for the answer. My fiancee scheduled her medical exam at the Seibo International Catholic Hospital in Shinjuku. Scheduling the medical exam was more difficult (in terms of availability) than scheduling the interview at the US Embassy. Sealed results were mailed to her within 3 days.

-Falstaff

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