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hi everyone

I had my medical today for k1 visa , which was blood test and X-Rays , i dont have any vaccination record so asked the doctor if i can get the shots needed for adjustment of status , first , they told me i need to get them when i enter the US , because they dont know which are the shots needed , as the shots requiered from each state are different , then been told to figure out the shots needed in California state and contact the clinic to get them , iam really confused now , as i think they are supposed to know the shots i need to get since no record is available .

anyone in the same boat?

any info would be apprecited , thank you .

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It will be easier and more than likely cheaper to get all your shots in your home country. There is not to my knowledge a by state list or requirement. Get the Docs at your medical to give you all of them and have them sign off on it as complete. The costs in the US to get them done and transcribed it high. Get all of them in your home country and have your vac sheet marked complete.


 

 

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It will be easier and more than likely cheaper to get all your shots in your home country. There is not to my knowledge a by state list or requirement. Get the Docs at your medical to give you all of them and have them sign off on it as complete. The costs in the US to get them done and transcribed it high. Get all of them in your home country and have your vac sheet marked complete.

thanks for the quick reply

With no vaccination record i know it will be expensive to have them in the US , Plus in the clinic website says :

• Vaccination record. If you do not have one, you can bring your medical certificate where the vaccines you have will be recorded, with their respective dates. If it is not possible, the vaccines required in each case will be given on the same day of the medical examination, with an additional cost.

I felt like they were trying to convince me to change my idea and have them in the US , ( i may be wrong ) but why would they put me all these , hindrances ¡¡¡¡

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Not sure but to have them done by a civil surgeon here in the states Just the Dr payment can be 350 and up. Then the per shot cost. It is best to get them done in your country and have the documentation with you for the AOS. Each state does not have specific shots needed. The approved medical DR for your K1 medical knows what you need per USCIS guidelines. The costs in the US in addition to the AOS costs will cause you issues.


 

 

Service Center : California Service Center on 2014-03-17Consulate : London, United KingdomI-129F Sent : 2014-03-10I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-14I-129F NOA2 : 2014-04-07NVC Received :4/21/2014NVC Left :4/23/2014Consulate Received :2014-04-29Packet 3 Received :2014-05-01Packet 3 Sent :2014-05-01Medical Complete: 2014-05-07Packet 4 Received :2014-5-31Interview Date :2014-06-06Visa Issued: 2014-06-10Visa Package Received: 2014-06-13Arrival at POE Seattle: 2014-6-13

Married 07/07/2014

AOS Timeline
AOS package mailed 08/08/2014 (Chicago Lockbox)
NOA date 8/13/2014
Biometrics done 09/14/2014
INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 10/31/2014
Approval e-mail 10/31/2014
Card production e-mail 12/27/2011
GREEN CARD ARRIVED 11/08/201

Employment Authorization Document
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Approved Date : 2014-09-25
Date Card Received : 2014-10-03

ADVANCED Parole
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-10-03


ROC Timeline
ROC package mailed to CSC 10/13/2016
NOA1 date 10/17/2016
Biometrics date 12/8/2016

Interview: None
Card production ordered: 03/27/2018
10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED

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Hi

I'm not sure if this will be of any help but I have a list that I got from the German medical office that lists what shots are needed at various ages for immigration to the US. However, I am not sure if this is Germany specific. I didn't have a medical record as such either, I just had a few shots from when I travelled to Thailand a few years back. I HAD to have influenza and MMR though, the German doctors told me those shots are required for everyone under the age of 50 immigrating to the US. If you would like to see the list, I'd be happy to post on another reply if you let me know your age.

It might help a little with what you are looking for!!


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01.08.15 - NOA2 received in snail mail, together with case number and Packet 3 instructions

02.15.15 - Submitted Packet 3

02.17.15 - Packet 4 received by email with instructions to schedule medical and interview

02.18.15 - Email authorisation received from Consulate to gain access to appointment calendar

03.03.15 - Medical

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07.27.15 - Received 2 year green card in mail

The journey to ROC starts here...!

10.05.15 - Returned to Germany on government orders

05.25.17 - Mailed ROC package to California Service Centre

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Hi

I'm not sure if this will be of any help but I have a list that I got from the German medical office that lists what shots are needed at various ages for immigration to the US. However, I am not sure if this is Germany specific. I didn't have a medical record as such either, I just had a few shots from when I travelled to Thailand a few years back. I HAD to have influenza and MMR though, the German doctors told me those shots are required for everyone under the age of 50 immigrating to the US. If you would like to see the list, I'd be happy to post on another reply if you let me know your age.

It might help a little with what you are looking for!!

sure ¡¡¡ that would help a lot ( just in case there is a messing shot , can i take in the US , or will i have to re-do all of medical examination ?? )

iam 33 years old

thank you.

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sure ¡¡¡ that would help a lot ( just in case there is a messing shot , can i take in the US , or will i have to re-do all of medical examination ?? )

iam 33 years old

thank you.

Hi

This is what the German medical office require for people aged between 27-49. As you're also from Europe it may be similar but please do try and double check for sure!! As you are already in he US this may of course change depending on what state you are in, or it may be completely irrelevant.

Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough)

MMR

Varicella (chicken pox and shingles)

Influenza

I'm not sure about getting missing vaccinations in the US, someone else will need to chime in on this one! I'm not familiar with AOS procedures, I'm DCF'ing through Frankfurt with CR-1.

Good luck!


I'm from the UK, hubby is from Michigan and is a retired US Army Officer.   We are currently stationed overseas.

Here is our immigration journey so far....

10.26.13 - Our wedding in Scotland 

11.26.14 - Filed I-130 at US Consulate, Frankfurt (DCF)

11.18.14 - Returned to Scotland to renew our vows for our first wedding anniversary

01.08.15 - NOA2 received in snail mail, together with case number and Packet 3 instructions

02.15.15 - Submitted Packet 3

02.17.15 - Packet 4 received by email with instructions to schedule medical and interview

02.18.15 - Email authorisation received from Consulate to gain access to appointment calendar

03.03.15 - Medical

03.18.15 - Interview - APPROVED!

03.21.15 - Visa in hand

06.10.15 - POE Chicago (final destination Detroit)

07.20.15 - Received SSN in mail

07.27.15 - Received 2 year green card in mail

The journey to ROC starts here...!

10.05.15 - Returned to Germany on government orders

05.25.17 - Mailed ROC package to California Service Centre

06.14.17 - Received NOA 1 (dated 05.30.17)

09.05.18 - Received a second NOA (dated 08.11.18) granting a further six months extension to green card due to 'processing delays'

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Hi

This is what the German medical office require for people aged between 27-49. As you're also from Europe it may be similar but please do try and double check for sure!! As you are already in he US this may of course change depending on what state you are in, or it may be completely irrelevant.

Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough)

MMR

Varicella (chicken pox and shingles)

Influenza

I'm not sure about getting missing vaccinations in the US, someone else will need to chime in on this one! I'm not familiar with AOS procedures, I'm DCF'ing through Frankfurt with CR-1.

Good luck!

thank you very much , i will double check the list , or may someone else would kindly give me some insight on it .

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hi everyone

I had my medical today for k1 visa , which was blood test and X-Rays , i dont have any vaccination record so asked the doctor if i can get the shots needed for adjustment of status , first , they told me i need to get them when i enter the US , because they dont know which are the shots needed , as the shots requiered from each state are different , then been told to figure out the shots needed in California state and contact the clinic to get them , iam really confused now , as i think they are supposed to know the shots i need to get since no record is available .

anyone in the same boat?

any info would be apprecited , thank you .

They should know the vaccination requirements for AOS. They are not state specific. They are based on age, illness history and season. Panel physicians should know all the technical requirements and aspects of their job > http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/panel/vaccination-panel-technical-instructions.html

You need one in a series for MMR, Tdap/TD, varicella(unless you already had chickenpox), and flu shot(only during flu season/Oct. - Mar.). http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html#tbl1

If you do not get them done at your K-1 medical and have them marked off on a properly filled out DS-3025, then you will need to find a civil surgeon in the US that will not insist on a new medical and do the vaccinations only for you.

Details on that here > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/428381-i-693-report-of-medical-examination-and-vaccination-report/?p=6206232

You might be able to find a civil surgeon in this thread > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/231026-civil-surgeons-who-dont-rip-you-off/page-13


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Thank You ..

After my interview ( of course if i got the visa approved ) i will email the clinic about the vanccinations i need to have for AOS :

MMR

Td/Tdap

Varicella

Influeza

i suppose they will give me the DS-3025 which i will have to send with USCIS I-485 Petition ?

Please Correct me if iam wrong .

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Thank You ..

After my interview ( of course if i got the visa approved ) i will email the clinic about the vanccinations i need to have for AOS :

MMR

Td/Tdap

Varicella

Influeza

i suppose they will give me the DS-3025 which i will have to send with USCIS I-485 Petition ?

Please Correct me if iam wrong .

You cannot do it after. You must have the vaccinations before or at the time of your K-1 medical. The DS-3025 is the vaccinations worksheet document that is part of the overall medical exam documentation.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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i did my k1 medical exam on tuesday , i asked the doctor about the vaccinations i need to have and all what they told me was :

1- they dont know what shots i will need for AOS , bz each state has different panel .

2- they recomended me to consult my familly doctor and have them for free .( translate the vaccinations document into english for AOS)

3- they told me to ask my fiance to figure out which shots are needed in California , email them to the clinic to shedule an apointement )

is not that Bizzzzard ¡¡¡¡¡

they are supposed to not mislead ppl like that .

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He will need to get them in his country, or after he is in the US. He will then need to take his vaccination records from getting those required shots listed above, and find a civil surgeon that will be willing to do the vaccinations only without insisting on another exam that is not required for a K-1.

By the way, it sounds like the panel physician for his consulate is just terrible, as are some of the civil surgeons in the US.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Blood drawn!? What are they looking for? My poor fiance is going to freak! He hates needles! :/

http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/medical-examination-faqs.html

What does a medical examination entail?

The medical examination procedure consists of a physical examination, an evaluation (skin test/chest x-ray examination) for tuberculosis, and blood test for syphilis.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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