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I'm a beneficiary for K1 visa. I just had my medical exam this morning. All was well until I admitted that I used marijuana in 2014. The doctor didn't ask any other information. She just pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote something down on it. Eventually, I learned that it was a referral for a personality evaluation. At first, I wasn't worried cause I didn't think it was a big deal since I've done it 2 years ago in Washington (where marijuana is legal), and I never did it again cause I didn't like the effect on me. It was all just out of curiosity.

When I told my fiancé, he looked stuff up and said that this is serious and a lot of people got ban because of admission to use of drugs even if they just tried it once too.

I am very scared, anxious and emotional because we thought we were almost there, close to being finally together. And this suddenly happened. ?

I just wanted to be completely honest to avoid future problems. But I feel like I made a mistake.

Can anyone who had the same experience please give me tips about the personality evaluation? Do I still have a chance to be approved and travel to my fiancé in January 2017 (our target date)?

My Personality Eval will be on December 16th ?

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I'm a beneficiary for K1 visa. I just had my medical exam this morning. All was well until I admitted that I used marijuana in 2014. The doctor didn't ask any other information. She just pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote something down on it. Eventually, I learned that it was a referral for a personality evaluation. At first, I wasn't worried cause I didn't think it was a big deal since I've done it 2 years ago in Washington (where marijuana is legal), and I never did it again cause I didn't like the effect on me. It was all just out of curiosity.

When I told my fiancé, he looked stuff up and said that this is serious and a lot of people got ban because of admission to use of drugs even if they just tried it once too.

I am very scared, anxious and emotional because we thought we were almost there, close to being finally together. And this suddenly happened. ?

I just wanted to be completely honest to avoid future problems. But I feel like I made a mistake.

Can anyone who had the same experience please give me tips about the personality evaluation? Do I still have a chance to be approved and travel to my fiancé in January 2017 (our target date)?

My Personality Eval will be on December 16th ?

My advice, next time just say NO.

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I'm a beneficiary for K1 visa. I just had my medical exam this morning. All was well until I admitted that I used marijuana in 2014. The doctor didn't ask any other information. She just pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote something down on it. Eventually, I learned that it was a referral for a personality evaluation. At first, I wasn't worried cause I didn't think it was a big deal since I've done it 2 years ago in Washington (where marijuana is legal), and I never did it again cause I didn't like the effect on me. It was all just out of curiosity.

When I told my fiancé, he looked stuff up and said that this is serious and a lot of people got ban because of admission to use of drugs even if they just tried it once too.

I am very scared, anxious and emotional because we thought we were almost there, close to being finally together. And this suddenly happened. ?

I just wanted to be completely honest to avoid future problems. But I feel like I made a mistake.

Can anyone who had the same experience please give me tips about the personality evaluation? Do I still have a chance to be approved and travel to my fiancé in January 2017 (our target date)?

My Personality Eval will be on December 16th ?

Rule # 1 never lie... so yes that other advice is bad. ;)

As for the evaluation, it is not as major as your fiance may have read, I know at least a half dozen over the past couple years that did as you did. None got banned, all are in the USA today. Be honest during the evaluation, state as you stated here - it was a one time thing you never did it again. You should have no issues. :thumbs:


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Rule # 1 never lie... so yes that other advice is bad. ;)

As for the evaluation, it is not as major as your fiance may have read, I know at least a half dozen over the past couple years that did as you did. None got banned, all are in the USA today. Be honest during the evaluation, state as you stated here - it was a one time thing you never did it again. You should have no issues. :thumbs:

Thank you so much! It kinda makes me feel at ease. It's just really bugging me. And it's going to be a torture since I have to wait for 9 more days. ? what are the chances that I can be denied? Just thinking and preparing for the worst case scenario..

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Hi what was the update on you admitting? My fiance admitted and now were worried by reading all the scary stuff. Please enlighten experience :(


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On 12/6/2016 at 6:58 PM, Gjch23 said:

I'm a beneficiary for K1 visa. I just had my medical exam this morning. All was well until I admitted that I used marijuana in 2014. The doctor didn't ask any other information. She just pulled out a sheet of paper and wrote something down on it. Eventually, I learned that it was a referral for a personality evaluation. At first, I wasn't worried cause I didn't think it was a big deal since I've done it 2 years ago in Washington (where marijuana is legal), and I never did it again cause I didn't like the effect on me. It was all just out of curiosity.

When I told my fiancé, he looked stuff up and said that this is serious and a lot of people got ban because of admission to use of drugs even if they just tried it once too.

I am very scared, anxious and emotional because we thought we were almost there, close to being finally together. And this suddenly happened. ?

I just wanted to be completely honest to avoid future problems. But I feel like I made a mistake.

Can anyone who had the same experience please give me tips about the personality evaluation? Do I still have a chance to be approved and travel to my fiancé in January 2017 (our target date)?

My Personality Eval will be on December 16th ?

.. just saying NO is for sure bad advice, I agree with you on that.

 

Now to calm your worries, I know at least a half dozen in the past couple years that said YES and they are all in the USA today, enjoying life.

 

You will have to complete the personal evaluation (obviously), this will delay getting your medical completed until that is done, just answer honestly stating what you said here... it is more of a formality than a worry. ;)    I know of no one that was denied (or banned) and most smoked grass in the Phils... not in a state were it was actually legal.  

 

 

 


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2 hours ago, ceeq said:

Hi what was the update on you admitting? My fiance admitted and now were worried by reading all the scary stuff. Please enlighten experience :(

 

53 minutes ago, Sagot said:

.. just saying NO is for sure bad advice, I agree with you on that.

 

Now to calm your worries, I know at least a half dozen in the past couple years that said YES and they are all in the USA today, enjoying life.

 

You will have to complete the personal evaluation (obviously), this will delay getting your medical completed until that is done, just answer honestly stating what you said here... it is more of a formality than a worry. ;)    I know of no one that was denied (or banned) and most smoked grass in the Phils... not in a state were it was actually legal.  

 

 

 

HELLO GUYS!!!

i haven't updated this post and I just want to say that I already have my visa in hand! I got it just this January 4th. Let me give you my timeline:

 

Dec 6 - medical admitted drug use and scheduled for psych eval

 

Dec 16 - came back for the psych eval, got my vaccinations and finished med exam. They didnt Give me the results. They said they were going to be the one to forward it to the USEm

 

Dec 19 - USEm interview. Everything went well except that the med results weren't received yet so I had to wait

 

Dec 21 - ceac status: Ready

 

Dec 27 - ceac status: AP in the morning, ISSUED in the afternoon

 

Jan 3 - got the text from 2go

 

Jan 4 - picked up the visa!!!

 

my only advice is to be confident and be honest. I admitted a ONE time try, nothing more. I never tried nor will ever try again in the future (which is the truth). It was just all out of curiosity.

 

I was worried that they would ask me about it in the USEm interview but they didn't have the chance cause they haven't received the files yet. So they had no idea and just told me we'll just have to wait and then process it.

 

I originally set my interview appointment on Dec 19 thinking that I would be done with the medical by Dec 7th but was delayed because of the psych eval. 

 

Everything will be fine as long as its a one time try and was done years I go... (for me it did ?)

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Gjch23 said:

 

HELLO GUYS!!!

i haven't updated this post and I just want to say that I already have my visa in hand! I got it just this January 4th. Let me give you my timeline:

 

Dec 6 - medical admitted drug use and scheduled for psych eval

 

Dec 16 - came back for the psych eval, got my vaccinations and finished med exam. They didnt Give me the results. They said they were going to be the one to forward it to the USEm

 

Dec 19 - USEm interview. Everything went well except that the med results weren't received yet so I had to wait

 

Dec 21 - ceac status: Ready

 

Dec 27 - ceac status: AP in the morning, ISSUED in the afternoon

 

Jan 3 - got the text from 2go

 

Jan 4 - picked up the visa!!!

 

my only advice is to be confident and be honest. I admitted a ONE time try, nothing more. I never tried nor will ever try again in the future (which is the truth). It was just all out of curiosity.

 

I was worried that they would ask me about it in the USEm interview but they didn't have the chance cause they haven't received the files yet. So they had no idea and just told me we'll just have to wait and then process it.

 

I originally set my interview appointment on Dec 19 thinking that I would be done with the medical by Dec 7th but was delayed because of the psych eval. 

 

Everything will be fine as long as its a one time try and was done years I go... (for me it did ?)

 

 

Congrats!   

 

Do you have your CFO handled?

 

 

Just an FYI.. .the embassy saw a digital copy of your medical file ;)    But they do nothing until they receive the physical file from SLEC.


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7 hours ago, Sagot said:

Congrats!   

 

Do you have your CFO handled?

 

 

Just an FYI.. .the embassy saw a digital copy of your medical file ;)    But they do nothing until they receive the physical file from SLEC.

I see! So I guess they just really let it slide. 

 

Thank you!

 

I haven't looked into the CFO yet cause I'm not going to be leaving until like March or April. But I would gladly listen to any of your suggestions or tips of what I have to keep in mind ☺️

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7 hours ago, Sagot said:

Congrats!   

 

Do you have your CFO handled?

 

 

Just an FYI.. .the embassy saw a digital copy of your medical file ;)    But they do nothing until they receive the physical file from SLEC.

I see! So I guess they just really let it slide. 

 

Thank you!

 

I haven't looked into the CFO yet cause I'm not going to be leaving until like March or April. But I would gladly listen to any of your suggestions or tips of what I have to keep in mind ☺️

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