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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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I am still confused about the vaccination part. Although I posted and got some response, I am not satisfied since there seems to be a regional differentiation in the list of vaccinations required. As on today (January 2008) according to the info on vaccinations posted at New Delhi US consulate (which is link to http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1331.html) the new vaccination requirements (applicable to all US embassies in India) are:

-- mumps

-- measles

-- rubella

-- polio

-- tetanus and diphtheria toxoids

-- pertussis

-- influenzae type b (Hib)

-- hepatitis B

-- varicella

-- pneumococcal and

-- influenza.

Also it follows that it is not mandatory for K1 visa applicants to get the vaccinations, but it is advised to do it since

a) it would be cheap

B) it is required later as compulsory for AOS

c) we can plan it now when we have time and also take care of any after effects

d) it would save time at AOS timeline

Further from this forum, I also gathered the following

a) Those who already have vaccination records, please keep them ready/preserve them

B) those undergoing vaccination, make it a point to get some documentation/proof of vaccination from the place vaccination is done

c) inform the panel doctor during your medical visit of all the vaccinations done and make it a point to request him to note them in the medical document he attests/declares.

d) vaccinations can be done anywhere, not necessarily from those listed in the Consulate website

Now my request for all those Indians who have gone through the vaccinations/medical phase and also to those who are presently planning to go for vaccinations/medicals to post their vaccination experiences. This will help all of us who are in waiting. Also this thread then could become single point of general information on vaccinations thus saving time and frustration.

Thanks

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Age appropriate vaccinations are found at this link:

Age Appropriate Vaccinations

My husband (age 26) got MMR, Varicella and Tetanus, as advised by local civil surgeon here in USA. No other vaccinations were necessary.


***Nagaraju & Eileen***
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April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
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ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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hi,

Just go to the approved list of hospitals on the New delhi website and talk to the doctor or the staff. I think You will be fine and take with you if you have your medical history,

God Bless

Jigi


Feb 1,2007 - I-130 Reached USCIS.

Feb 4,2007 - I-130 accepted > Get USCIS case Number NOA1.

May 8 ,2007- GET NVC Case Number > NOA2.

June 16 ,2007- Get Order from NVC to pay 70$.

July 2 ,2007- Get DS-3032 in India.

July 7,2007 - DS-3032 choice of address agent entered in NVC.

July 14 ,2007- Get I-864.

July 18 ,2007- I-864 Enters NVC.

July 29 ,2007- Get Order to Pay 380$ fee.

Aug 3 ,2007- 380$ Fee Reached St Louis.

Aug 25,2007 - NVC & St Louis People receive photocopy of my payment with USPS receipt.

After WAITING for 37 days.

Sept 10,2007 - 380$ fee encashed.

Sept 24,2007 - Receive DS-230 in Mail.

Sept 25,2007 - DS-230 despatched.

Sept 26,2007- DS-230 Delivered.

Oct 1,2007 - NVC has DS-230.

Oct 12, 2007 - DS-230 Reviewed. Case Complete

Oct 16, 2007 - Case at Embassy.

Oct 25, 2007- Interview Letter Despatched from Embassy.

Nov 3, 2007 - Recieved Interview Letter.

Dec 1, 2007 - Medical Exam .

I GOT IT

Jan 16 - I am in USA

April 15 2008 - Get my Drivers License.

I-751 Lifting Conditions at California Service Center

November 12, 2009 - I-751 Sent via USPS Express Mail

November 13, 2009 - Receipt of I-1751 Fee

November 20, 2009 - Arrested on Domestic Battery(Had argument with wife)

December 18, 2009 - Biometrics Completed at 9 am.

January 13, 2010 - Receive I-797E Notice for more evidence

February 16, 2010 - Mail reaches Californa Service Center( Next day of Preseidents Day)

February 19, 2010 - Card Production Ordered. Status now IR1

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the web page link does not work

try this link> http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1331.html


I-130

07/27/2007 : Mailed I130 for spouse (VSC)

09/20/2007 : NOA1

11/07/2007 : NOA2

NVC

11/20/2007 : Case # Assigned

03/10/2008 : Case Completed!

03/20/2008 : Interview Scheduled & Interview letter mailed

03/25/2008 : Beneficiary received interview letter

03/25/2008 : Case forwarded to consulate. NVC message updated on 3/28/08.

Consulate

05/22/2008 : Interview

05/22/2008 : Visa granted and passport collected same day.

05/26/2008 : POE (Newark, NJ).

Our Timeline (more detailed events)

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Finished my medicals. Went to Chennai Lister Lab early in the morning at 8AM. I took a local train from Park station which is opposite Chennai Central (you have to go through the subway to reach it). Got a ticket for Rs.4 to Nungambakkam. Reached there in 5 min! Then got an auto for Rs.20/- and went to Jagannath Road. Went to test centre of Lister (fourth building from report building). They are in the process of migrating to the new building which comes first in the lane. Finished my tests by 9:00. They took X-ray and drew some blood for HIV and CPR (syphilis?). Charged 800/-. Got the receipt after finishing the tests.

Then tracked down Dr.Sanjan John's clinic at Chetpet junction right side road leading to Kilpauk. It is near to the Lister Lab. I went by foot since there was lot of time. It took me good 25 minutes to get there since I was asking for directions. Told the nurse/attendent there that I had a train at 6PM and would like to get the checkup done quickly in the evening. She was courteous and took all the details.

Then went back to Lister lab and waited there till 4:00 PM, got my report and went to Dr.John's clinic. He went through the sealed cover, prepared his report and told me not to seal/close the report, make a copy of the complete set and keep it alongwith X-ray. He instructed me to submit the original reports (unsealed) at the time of interview (san X-ray). He didn't even look at the vaccination records I submitted. He said they are not necessary/required for K1 and filled the vaccination sheet accordingly i.e, as "not applicable". He charged 700/-. Then I quickly walked to the Chetpet local station (10 min walk) and caught a train to Park station.

Overall the experience was good. The auto-rickshaw guys were the worst. One needs to bargain a lot. Since I am not good at it, I just got away in a huff and walked all the way! For those who are going to have their medicals at Chennai, I suggest go for Dr.John.

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can you tell me which all vaccinations you took and how many doses of each

MMR 1st

DT (Diptheria and Tetanus)

MMR 2nd (will be taking on Monday)

i cannot locate an institute of preventive medicines in kerala, kochi.

is it enough that i take the vaccinations from any public health laborotary or from any government hospital.

what is the time gap between two shots of MMR.

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hey june,

Just go to the certified hospital mentioned on the embassy website... and you will eb done.. which vaccinations to take is the doctors headache not ours... If in mumbai I would recommend Breach candy hospital. They are coool. I landed at 7 am .. and was out at 10 am .. and went back at 3.30 pm to get the report. You can read my medical expereince.. its in this forum only.

Jigi


Feb 1,2007 - I-130 Reached USCIS.

Feb 4,2007 - I-130 accepted > Get USCIS case Number NOA1.

May 8 ,2007- GET NVC Case Number > NOA2.

June 16 ,2007- Get Order from NVC to pay 70$.

July 2 ,2007- Get DS-3032 in India.

July 7,2007 - DS-3032 choice of address agent entered in NVC.

July 14 ,2007- Get I-864.

July 18 ,2007- I-864 Enters NVC.

July 29 ,2007- Get Order to Pay 380$ fee.

Aug 3 ,2007- 380$ Fee Reached St Louis.

Aug 25,2007 - NVC & St Louis People receive photocopy of my payment with USPS receipt.

After WAITING for 37 days.

Sept 10,2007 - 380$ fee encashed.

Sept 24,2007 - Receive DS-230 in Mail.

Sept 25,2007 - DS-230 despatched.

Sept 26,2007- DS-230 Delivered.

Oct 1,2007 - NVC has DS-230.

Oct 12, 2007 - DS-230 Reviewed. Case Complete

Oct 16, 2007 - Case at Embassy.

Oct 25, 2007- Interview Letter Despatched from Embassy.

Nov 3, 2007 - Recieved Interview Letter.

Dec 1, 2007 - Medical Exam .

I GOT IT

Jan 16 - I am in USA

April 15 2008 - Get my Drivers License.

I-751 Lifting Conditions at California Service Center

November 12, 2009 - I-751 Sent via USPS Express Mail

November 13, 2009 - Receipt of I-1751 Fee

November 20, 2009 - Arrested on Domestic Battery(Had argument with wife)

December 18, 2009 - Biometrics Completed at 9 am.

January 13, 2010 - Receive I-797E Notice for more evidence

February 16, 2010 - Mail reaches Californa Service Center( Next day of Preseidents Day)

February 19, 2010 - Card Production Ordered. Status now IR1

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: India
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Cheaper to get the vaccination done in India, one important thing, MAKE SURE you get a copy of the report of the vaccination and exams.

When filing for AOS, i included the report with the rest of the paperwork, I read a few stories where people get RFE for vaccination request and some also for medical exams even though they had already completed as part of the K1.

So by having a copy of it, you are saving yourself some heartache and funds by not having to go through it again.

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