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Hey again :)

So now that we received our NOA 2, I've been looking into the rest of the process a little more, and what's scaring me more than the interview even, is the medical examination.

I'm not too sure what exactly is in the medical examination and I think that's what's freaking me out a bit. I don't have any health problems or anything I should worry about, I'm mostly concerned if they ask for my vaccinations.

I've received all my vaccinations, (measles, HPV, meningitis, polio etc.) but my parents literally lost my immunization record. So I'm nervous that I'm going to be denied or something because I don't have my records with me.

Can anybody tell me a little bit more about the medical examination and what will be required?


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

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November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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You are applying in Canada? Us in Philippines. Sorry, i wrote all this before I saw that.

Ya, we are freaked out about it too. I read somewhere that shot records aren't necessary but recommended. You will have to get fully immunized here for change of status.

But don't take my word on that. I'm still looking into it. I emailed St. Lukes.

I think you can have them give you the shots. They would love to take your pera.

I'm more worried about having to hang out in Manila until the records are ready. We are in Negros.

And how long until they are available?

Also St Luke's says to bring a DS 260. K-1 applicants need DS 160. Shame on them.

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You are k-i...so the time frame is probably different...however, the shots you need (or eventually need) are MMR, tetanus/diptheria, polio, and chicken pox (if you have not had it) plus the flu shot if the date is Oct. 1 through March 31.

I am pretty sure that is what the CDC website said. Please correct me if I have made a mistake.

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If you do not have vaccination record, then you would have to get all vaccinations which are decided by the doctor (again depends on age of the person). Only for chicken pox, they run a blood test to confirm if vaccin is required or not. It does not take more than 10 minutes to get all vaccinations so do not worry. :)


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08/Jan/2015 - I129F sent to Dallas

14/Jan/2015 - Email received - case has been accepted and routed to CSC - NOA1

18/Feb/2015 - Case Approved on USCIS - NOA2

04/Mar/2015 - NVC received the case

13/Mar/2015 - Singapore Embassy received the case

19/Mar/2015 - Packet 3 Received

20/Mar/2015 - Packet 3 Sent

AOS/ AP/ EAD

18/Jul/2015 - I-485/I-131/I-765 filed

24/Jul/2015 - NOA for all 3

24/Aug/2015 - Biometrics done but it was originally scheduled for 17/Aug/2015

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About medical examination, they will do chest X-ray, blood test and general FULL body exam which will include eyes test, blood pressure, they will check ear for around 10 seconds, mouth, body temperature and will ask you general medical history.


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08/Jan/2015 - I129F sent to Dallas

14/Jan/2015 - Email received - case has been accepted and routed to CSC - NOA1

18/Feb/2015 - Case Approved on USCIS - NOA2

04/Mar/2015 - NVC received the case

13/Mar/2015 - Singapore Embassy received the case

19/Mar/2015 - Packet 3 Received

20/Mar/2015 - Packet 3 Sent

AOS/ AP/ EAD

18/Jul/2015 - I-485/I-131/I-765 filed

24/Jul/2015 - NOA for all 3

24/Aug/2015 - Biometrics done but it was originally scheduled for 17/Aug/2015

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Hey again :)

So now that we received our NOA 2, I've been looking into the rest of the process a little more, and what's scaring me more than the interview even, is the medical examination.

I'm not too sure what exactly is in the medical examination and I think that's what's freaking me out a bit. I don't have any health problems or anything I should worry about, I'm mostly concerned if they ask for my vaccinations.

I've received all my vaccinations, (measles, HPV, meningitis, polio etc.) but my parents literally lost my immunization record. So I'm nervous that I'm going to be denied or something because I don't have my records with me.

Can anybody tell me a little bit more about the medical examination and what will be required?

The medical is for one reason and nothing to be scared over.

It is to make sure you are not bringing anything serious and infectious to America with you.

they all mainly check for two things, TB and STIs (I can't remember exactly which one).

As for the vaccinations- do you have a doctor? You can just get them there.

If you don't have proof of vaccinations, they will more than likely want you to get them again unless they can prove with your blood work that you don't need them.

But ask your doctor.


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NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

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Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

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You are applying in Canada? Us in Philippines. Sorry, i wrote all this before I saw that.

Ya, we are freaked out about it too. I read somewhere that shot records aren't necessary but recommended. You will have to get fully immunized here for change of status.

But don't take my word on that. I'm still looking into it. I emailed St. Lukes.

I think you can have them give you the shots. They would love to take your pera.

Vaccination records are neccassary to prove that you don't need or are up to date on the require immunisations that are required for adjustment of status.

If you are missing any you can get them done at your medical or before the medical to take to the medical.

If you do not have vaccination record, then you would have to get all vaccinations which are decided by the doctor (again depends on age of the person). Only for chicken pox, they run a blood test to confirm if vaccin is required or not. It does not take more than 10 minutes to get all vaccinations so do not worry. :)

Not always true.

Some embassy's take your word that you have had chicken pox.


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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Hey Cody

Thanks for your reply,She's had some shots. Her OB/GYN is in Manila and she will check with her to see what's available.

Last night I spoke on the phone with a guy who's fiancee processed thru St.Lukes / Manila. He told of a real nightmare of huge crowds and having to return the next day. She got there at 4:00 am.

Your experience is in the U.K.? That must have been nice.

God Bless your marriage.

Mark

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I've been stressing out about the medical, too! We haven't received our NOA2 yet (hopefully any day now) but I've been looking into it just to be ready (checking out the designated panel physicians for Ontario, etc.) I do have my immunization record sheet (I got mine from my Doctor). I'm healthy overall, but I've definitely been stressing since I recently had a freak accident retinal detachment and might need further surgery for that which can be done here, and quickly, but ack. I hope that doesn't make a difference for anything. Obviously it's not contagious, but I've had a string of bad luck lately so I've been expecting the worst case scenario for everything.

Good luck! I'd love to know how it goes. Are you in Ontario? Have you chosen a physician yet?


[ Spring 2005 ] Met online, in-game (WoW)

[ February 2012 ] Finally admitted our true feelings after years of staying hush hush!

[ March 22, 2012 ] Made things official!

[ April 13, 2012 ] Met for the first time in real life and fell in love!

[ July 8, 2014 ] Got engaged!

[ September 10, 2014 ] Filled out paper work

[ September 19, 2014 ] Receipt Date

[ September 23, 2014 ] NOA1

And after 246 hellish days (8+ months) of being trapped in TSC purgatory....

[ May 27, 2015 ] NOA2 :)

[ September 16, 2015 ] Interview at the US Consulate in Montreal!

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Hey Cody

Thanks for your reply,She's had some shots. Her OB/GYN is in Manila and she will check with her to see what's available.

Last night I spoke on the phone with a guy who's fiancee processed thru St.Lukes / Manila. He told of a real nightmare of huge crowds and having to return the next day. She got there at 4:00 am.

Your experience is in the U.K.? That must have been nice.

God Bless your marriage.

Mark

That's good that she's getting it checked out.

It's so much easier getting all the vaccinations required done now than in the states.. That can turn into a nightmare.

Yes England was relatively easy for me with every step of the process. I can understand how some countries can be harsh and difficult and I wish it was easier.

Best of luck on your journey.


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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I've been stressing out about the medical, too! We haven't received our NOA2 yet (hopefully any day now) but I've been looking into it just to be ready (checking out the designated panel physicians for Ontario, etc.) I do have my immunization record sheet (I got mine from my Doctor). I'm healthy overall, but I've definitely been stressing since I recently had a freak accident retinal detachment and might need further surgery for that which can be done here, and quickly, but ack. I hope that doesn't make a difference for anything. Obviously it's not contagious, but I've had a string of bad luck lately so I've been expecting the worst case scenario for everything.

Good luck! I'd love to know how it goes. Are you in Ontario? Have you chosen a physician yet?

hi :)

I am from Southern Ontario, yes. I know it probably sounds narrow-minded but I'm a little confused on what that whole process is in itself....am I supposed to choose just any physician to do it or does it have to be somebody from USCIS?

Also, is the medical exam something that needs to be done before or after the interview?

I'm just hopelessly confused lol


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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hi :)

I am from Southern Ontario, yes. I know it probably sounds narrow-minded but I'm a little confused on what that whole process is in itself....am I supposed to choose just any physician to do it or does it have to be somebody from USCIS?

Also, is the medical exam something that needs to be done before or after the interview?

I'm just hopelessly confused lol

Ah! I'm in Southern Ontario too, haha. The Niagara region.

So, from what I understand, you have to have your appointment at the Embassy in Montreal booked before you can book your medical, but you go to your medical first. You let them know when your interview is scheduled for in Montreal, and once you go through your medical they will either give you a sealed envelope to bring to the interview (keep it sealed, don't open it) or they will forward all of the documentation to the Embassy themselves. I don't know if you get to choose the panel physician or if the USCIS/NVC does. I'm hoping I can choose, because I'm not cool with driving in downtown Toronto and I'd like to schedule mine with Dr. Zatzman since he's in Vaughan but in a newly developed area - almost suburban. Downtown Toronto - no thanks.

My fiance and I have an immigration lawyer though, so who knows. She may schedule all that stuff. It's all gray for me, too. You're so lucky that your paperwork went to the CSC. The TSC is so damn slow. We received our NOA1 on Sept. 19th and we are still awaiting the NOA2 :(


[ Spring 2005 ] Met online, in-game (WoW)

[ February 2012 ] Finally admitted our true feelings after years of staying hush hush!

[ March 22, 2012 ] Made things official!

[ April 13, 2012 ] Met for the first time in real life and fell in love!

[ July 8, 2014 ] Got engaged!

[ September 10, 2014 ] Filled out paper work

[ September 19, 2014 ] Receipt Date

[ September 23, 2014 ] NOA1

And after 246 hellish days (8+ months) of being trapped in TSC purgatory....

[ May 27, 2015 ] NOA2 :)

[ September 16, 2015 ] Interview at the US Consulate in Montreal!

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Ah! I'm in Southern Ontario too, haha. The Niagara region.

So, from what I understand, you have to have your appointment at the Embassy in Montreal booked before you can book your medical, but you go to your medical first. You let them know when your interview is scheduled for in Montreal, and once you go through your medical they will either give you a sealed envelope to bring to the interview (keep it sealed, don't open it) or they will forward all of the documentation to the Embassy themselves. I don't know if you get to choose the panel physician or if the USCIS/NVC does. I'm hoping I can choose, because I'm not cool with driving in downtown Toronto and I'd like to schedule mine with Dr. Zatzman since he's in Vaughan but in a newly developed area - almost suburban. Downtown Toronto - no thanks.

My fiance and I have an immigration lawyer though, so who knows. She may schedule all that stuff. It's all gray for me, too. You're so lucky that your paperwork went to the CSC. The TSC is so damn slow. We received our NOA1 on Sept. 19th and we are still awaiting the NOA2 :(

That's so funny, I'm also in the niagara region. How weird lol.

Yeah did some research...and I wish there was a panel physician in the niagara area, but I'll probably try and find my way to the Vaughan office as well.

We're lucky we did get the CSC and not the Texas center, last I checked they're processing September petitions so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I'm just so nervous to find out the interview date because it's in Montreal....in scared its gonna be like six months from now lol


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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That's so funny, I'm also in the niagara region. How weird lol.

Yeah did some research...and I wish there was a panel physician in the niagara area, but I'll probably try and find my way to the Vaughan office as well.

We're lucky we did get the CSC and not the Texas center, last I checked they're processing September petitions so I'll keep my fingers crossed.

I'm just so nervous to find out the interview date because it's in Montreal....in scared its gonna be like six months from now lol

I don't think the interview wait list is that long - I think it's closer to 1-2 months. Still too long for me at this point, I'm tired of waiting! We're getting married October 23rd, 2015. I'm getting anxious.


[ Spring 2005 ] Met online, in-game (WoW)

[ February 2012 ] Finally admitted our true feelings after years of staying hush hush!

[ March 22, 2012 ] Made things official!

[ April 13, 2012 ] Met for the first time in real life and fell in love!

[ July 8, 2014 ] Got engaged!

[ September 10, 2014 ] Filled out paper work

[ September 19, 2014 ] Receipt Date

[ September 23, 2014 ] NOA1

And after 246 hellish days (8+ months) of being trapped in TSC purgatory....

[ May 27, 2015 ] NOA2 :)

[ September 16, 2015 ] Interview at the US Consulate in Montreal!

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I don't think the interview wait list is that long - I think it's closer to 1-2 months. Still too long for me at this point, I'm tired of waiting! We're getting married October 23rd, 2015. I'm getting anxious.

Don't blame you, I feel wrong for even complaining lol.

I will keep my fingers crossed that once the NOA 2 comes the rest of the process goes smoothly for you and doesn't take so long.


K1 Visa Timeline 01/30/2015- Engaged02/20/2015- I-129F petition filed03/12/2015- NOA 1 received04/02/2015- NOA 2 received!04/24/2014- Case sent from NVC to Consulate in Montreal04/27/2015- Called NVC to receive Case #05/04/2015- Emailed/mailed Packet 3 to Montreal05/13/2015- Consulate received Packet 305/20/2015- Packet 4 email06/12/2015- Medical06/25/2015- Interview-APPROVED07/08/2015- Visa issued07/14/2015- Visa in hand07/20/2015- POE Sarnia/Port Huron border<p>08/14/2015- wedding!

September 2015- Applied for AOS

September 30th- Biometrics Appointment

November 2015- Advanced Parole/ Employment Authorization Received

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