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My fiance will need every immunization on the list because he never goes to the doctor (which could be why he is so healthy) He also doesn't have a doctor and hence doesn't have any medical records to bring.

He has no other medical issues. Should we go through the list and try to get a few of these vaccinations done before we even get the NOA2? I ask this because I will be going there to visit him in Nov/Dec and it seems like a good thing to do while we are together and so he doesn't need all those vaccinations in one day. We hope to get the NOA 2 by then end of Oct or mid Nov

Anyone have experience with this one way or the other?

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I think he should get started as soon as he can. Hepatitis B for example is a vaccine is given in 3 or 4 shots over the course of 6 months.

And you can't receive all vaccines at once. He will have to go back several time, especially if he really has never gotten any of them.

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I haven't received my NOA2 yet either but I went ahead and had a blood test done to see what immunisations I would require. Personally id recommend getting these done at your local GP as having them done at the medical is costly. The GP can then print these off and you can produce this at your medical as proof of your immunisations.



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Yes he should because after reading the disqualifiers, person can be medically disqualified at the K-1 stage although it technically states that you do not need the immunizations until adjustment of status. But the regs, which are availiable online if you search hard enough, does all for a CO to disqualify for not having basic immunizations.

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Does your fiance have health insurance in his home country? If so I assume that it would be free for him to receive all his immunizations at a doctor there.

Why pay for it at the medical or in the USA (if his interview gets approved) when he could get them for free?

Mine were all up to date for the interview and it is a relief not to have to bother with getting them in the US before filing for AOS.

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Getting them now might save time, headaches, and money later.


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Thanks everyone for your responses. I tried to find a current list of immunizations and of course can't find one (page not found or linked back to a page I already read that doesn't have the info) It seems kind of funny that we are responsible to know this information but it's not provided. I wrote an email to CDC asking where they hid the information.

Also seems funny that I'm getting more help from you guys than from my attorney. The attorney never mentioned doing this-and several other things. Either I thought of them or read them here.

There was a chart of immunizations on VJ but I don't know how current it is. I will try to find it again and see if it is dated. If the CDC happens to answer my email about the most current requirements I will post it.

No, he doesn't have health insurance but maybe there is a clinic that doesn't charge very much. And for sure it would be cheaper in Mexico than it would be at his medical exam! But I'm more concerned that, as MeekMeek said, they will tell him he needs to come back in 6 months. Honestly I don't think I have the strength to do this for 6 months more.

Sorry if I sound negative-just so drained by this whole process. It's been several years.

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He'll want to get them ahead of time for sure, especially ones that have multiple shots in the series that have to have months in between them.

As for knowing the vaccinations, you may have better luck asking in the mexico forum: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/96-mexico-latin-south-america/


I know for Canada, the vaccinations required are listed in Packet 4 that we receive, it may be in one of Mexico's packets as well.


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Do the blood test first to see what immunisations he might of had as a baby but just had no record of, he might then not have to get all of them done.

This link should help http://www.visajourney.com/content/uscis-vaccination-requirements

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RECIEVED NOA1
AUGUST 2015 RECIEVED NOA2
SEPTEMBER 2015 SENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
RECIEVED SYDNEY CASE NUMBER
CASE SENT TO THE SYDNEY EMBASSY
SEPTEMBER 2015 COMPLETED DS-160 K1-K2
OCTOBER 2015 MEDICAL COMPLETED
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Hep B is not a requirement. The requirements are age specific. They are here > http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html#tbl1

Also, even if you did need a vaccinations that was a series, only the first in the series would be required for AOS, so no, you would not have to wait months.

You can also see this post that outlines clearly what is required to be marked off on the DS-3025 > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/551080-immunizations-ds-3025-or-i-693/

Medicals are also consulate specific. Not every country requires the same things or has the same process.

Unless Juarez has recently changed, they do not give K-1 applicants vaccinations, and they are not going to do titer tests to see what they might need. They tend to skip that and not even give you a DS-3025 or a blank one if they do. Vaccinations are a requirement for AOS and not for a K-1 visa, so they lazily get people through the medicals faster by not bothering with vaccinations if you are going for a K-1. This means you will need to find a civil surgeon in the US for an I-693.

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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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This table shows exactly what's needed depending on age. It's what I went by, and by having my vaccinations done before I went for my medical they reduced the cost for me!
http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html#tbl1


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It could be cheaper to do vaccinations at home rather than to complete them in the US, which boasts the highest medical expense in the world.

Well even if you complete the shots at home, USCIS will require updated vaccination record at the time of adjudicating AOS, if one year or more have passed from the medical for K-1. That's what I read on the AOS forum.

But then you can find a local physician who do transcription of vaccination records at a lower cost.

Find one here:

Civil Surgeons who DON'T rip you off

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/231026-civil-surgeons-who-dont-rip-you-off/

You might want to think this in light of his health. Though it is acceptable, having multiple shots at a time won't be good for his body.

In case of woman, she is not supposed to get pregnant after vaccination for a certain period of time.

Good luck !!

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I would wait until AOS, here in the US, K1 applicant doesn't need the vaccination record in Consulate stage and still, even if he have proof of vaccination sometimes during AOS you have to put them again...


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