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Title mostly says it all. Fiance was a previous F1 visa and OPT card but had to go back home due to illness for a kidney transplant since she could get a family donor that way. Concerned about anything we should be aware of for her regarding the medical exam. Obviously she had had a previous medical exam for the F1 visa, but I wasn't sure how much more goes into a K1 exam and if the transplant would create any problems at that end. Any advice or information would be appreciated.


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13th October 2017: NVC Case # Received
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So sorry your fiancé had to go through that and it is amazing they had a family member who could donate

 

The only time a transplant would be an issue would be if they needed a transplant due to being a drug adict or alcoholic or having a communicable disease. Then the issue would be the cause of the transplant and not the transplant itself. 

 

If there is a likelyhood that she will need another or further transplants in the future then the embassy might just ask you about your plans for medical coverage, normally this is done for elderly relative or very sick relative sponsoring. If you have coverage that you intend to add her to you should be fine. 

 

So in case they ask for it for the medical have her take a letter from her doctor explaining why she needed it, when it happened, any anti rejection regime she is on, and prognosis.

 

For the visa interview have her take details of your medical coverage policy including anything it has on when family members can be added, showing that you have thought about getting her coverage once she is in the US and won’t become a public charge. 

 

Both of these might not even be needed but best to be prepared. 

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K-1 Met:2002 Dating :2003 I-129F Sent : 2013-06-01 I-129F NOA2 : 2013-08-20 Medical: 2013-12-20 Interview Date : 2014-01-22 POE: 2014-02-19 Wedding: 2014-03-18

AOS/EAD Date Filed : 2014-04-04 BioAppt: 2014-05-13 EAD in Production: 2014-07-08 Interview date: 2014-07-14 Green Card received: 2014-07-19

ROC Date Filed: 2016-04-26 Cheque Cashed: 2016-05-10 NOA1: 2016-04-28 Biometrics: 2016-06-30 Approved: 11-08-2016 Green Card Received: 11-18-2016

 

Citizenship Date Filed: 2017-04-18 Cheque Cashed: 2017-04-24- NOA1:2017-04-21  Biometrics: 2017-05-19 Inline: 2017-07-12 Interview Date: 2018-02-13 Oath: 2018-03-15

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medically I don't think there will be an issue. financially though they will want to see that the immigrant has doctors lined up for continuing care and that you are able to pay for the medical needs.

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1 minute ago, f f said:

medically I don't think there will be an issue. financially though they will want to see that the immigrant has doctors lined up for continuing care and that you are able to pay for the medical needs.

Not even remotely an issue. I was with her at the transplant center here in Ohio before she went home instead. My work insurance is actually pretty amazing, most of the medication is free.


K1 Visa:
 

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17th April 2017: NOA1 Received Date

11th September 2017: RFE Issued

19th September 2017: RFE Reply Recieved

4th October 2017: NOA2 Approval date

9th October 2017: NVC Received
13th October 2017: NVC Case # Received
17th October 2017: Left NVC

23rd October 2017: Consulate Received

9th November 2017: Interview

29th November 2017: POE

8th December 2017: Wedding

 

 

AOS:
 

Spoiler

19th January 2018: NOA1 Recieved Date

25th January 2018: NOA1 Notice Date

2nd February 2018: Biometric Notice Date

23rd February 2018: Biometric Appointment

30th March 2018: Interview Notice Date

9th May 2018: AOS Interview Appointment

9th May 2018: I-485 Approved

14th May 2018: I-797 for I-485 Received

 

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9 minutes ago, CopperChem said:

Not even remotely an issue. I was with her at the transplant center here in Ohio before she went home instead. My work insurance is actually pretty amazing, most of the medication is free.

that's great.

uscis just wants to make sure she is not likely to be a public charge and already having that done should do the trick.

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2 hours ago, Illiria said:

So sorry your fiancé had to go through that and it is amazing they had a family member who could donate

 

The only time a transplant would be an issue would be if they needed a transplant due to being a drug adict or alcoholic or having a communicable disease. Then the issue would be the cause of the transplant and not the transplant itself. 

 

If there is a likelyhood that she will need another or further transplants in the future then the embassy might just ask you about your plans for medical coverage, normally this is done for elderly relative or very sick relative sponsoring. If you have coverage that you intend to add her to you should be fine. 

 

So in case they ask for it for the medical have her take a letter from her doctor explaining why she needed it, when it happened, any anti rejection regime she is on, and prognosis.

 

For the visa interview have her take details of your medical coverage policy including anything it has on when family members can be added, showing that you have thought about getting her coverage once she is in the US and won’t become a public charge. 

 

Both of these might not even be needed but best to be prepared. 

 

1 hour ago, f f said:

that's great.

uscis just wants to make sure she is not likely to be a public charge and already having that done should do the trick.


Thank you both for the responses. I wanted to make sure I had given her the correct information well ahead of time. Still waiting on NOA2, but I know how fast things can move sometimes after your case finally gets clear of USCIS.


K1 Visa:
 

Spoiler

 

17th April 2017: NOA1 Received Date

11th September 2017: RFE Issued

19th September 2017: RFE Reply Recieved

4th October 2017: NOA2 Approval date

9th October 2017: NVC Received
13th October 2017: NVC Case # Received
17th October 2017: Left NVC

23rd October 2017: Consulate Received

9th November 2017: Interview

29th November 2017: POE

8th December 2017: Wedding

 

 

AOS:
 

Spoiler

19th January 2018: NOA1 Recieved Date

25th January 2018: NOA1 Notice Date

2nd February 2018: Biometric Notice Date

23rd February 2018: Biometric Appointment

30th March 2018: Interview Notice Date

9th May 2018: AOS Interview Appointment

9th May 2018: I-485 Approved

14th May 2018: I-797 for I-485 Received

 

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