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Hi Everyone,

I arrived in the U.S on a K-1 visa in May 2008. As part of my K-1 process I received some necessary vaccinations. However, the U.K nurse told me that I could wait until I was in the U.S have the HPV vaccine (I am under 26).

My lawyer has already filed my AOS case, and I have had my biometrics appointment. I am currently waiting for my EAD and AOS interview. However, I have not yet received the HPV vaccine. My lawyer suggests not having it: that maybe the USCIS will not notice. However, I do not want to do anything to disrupt my case, the wait is long enough already!

My question is whether it is necessary have the first part of the vaccine now, so that if the USCIS notice that I have not had it and ask for proof, I will be on the safe side, and at least will have had the first of the three. Or do you think that it is a waste of time/money, and if I've got this far I should be ok (as my lawyer says).

I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Mia

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If it were me, I would go ahead and start the HPV vaccination series right now. The 3 shots have to be given at intervals, for a total of 6 months, so if you get the first one now and then it does become a requirement for you, you'll at least be on your way.

And even if it's not going to be a necessity, having the HPV vaccination is a good thing anyways.

Good luck.


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Hi Everyone,

I arrived in the U.S on a K-1 visa in May 2008. As part of my K-1 process I received some necessary vaccinations. However, the U.K nurse told me that I could wait until I was in the U.S have the HPV vaccine (I am under 26).

My lawyer has already filed my AOS case, and I have had my biometrics appointment. I am currently waiting for my EAD and AOS interview. However, I have not yet received the HPV vaccine. My lawyer suggests not having it: that maybe the USCIS will not notice. However, I do not want to do anything to disrupt my case, the wait is long enough already!

My question is whether it is necessary have the first part of the vaccine now, so that if the USCIS notice that I have not had it and ask for proof, I will be on the safe side, and at least will have had the first of the three. Or do you think that it is a waste of time/money, and if I've got this far I should be ok (as my lawyer says).

I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Mia

It depends on when you had your immigration medical. If your medical is still valid (within 1 year) and was done before June 1, 2008, then you are not currently required to have the HPV. If your medical is out of date, then yes, you will require the new vaccines as well as the TB test.

See the USCIS Q&A for more information.

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Hi Everyone,

I arrived in the U.S on a K-1 visa in May 2008. As part of my K-1 process I received some necessary vaccinations. However, the U.K nurse told me that I could wait until I was in the U.S have the HPV vaccine (I am under 26).

My lawyer has already filed my AOS case, and I have had my biometrics appointment. I am currently waiting for my EAD and AOS interview. However, I have not yet received the HPV vaccine. My lawyer suggests not having it: that maybe the USCIS will not notice. However, I do not want to do anything to disrupt my case, the wait is long enough already!

My question is whether it is necessary have the first part of the vaccine now, so that if the USCIS notice that I have not had it and ask for proof, I will be on the safe side, and at least will have had the first of the three. Or do you think that it is a waste of time/money, and if I've got this far I should be ok (as my lawyer says).

I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Mia

It depends on when you had your immigration medical. If your medical is still valid (within 1 year) and was done before June 1, 2008, then you are not currently required to have the HPV. If your medical is out of date, then yes, you will require the new vaccines as well as the TB test.

See the USCIS Q&A for more information.

New vaccination requirements came in on July 2008 and CDC gave 30-day grace period. So, if your medical for K1 was done before August 1, 2008, you do not need to have HPV.

Thanks

Nao


Past History

10/09/2007: Sent out I-129F

07/31/2008: K1 visa issued

08/05/2008: U.S. entry as a K1 visa holder

09/03/2008: Wedding at the City Hall:)

AOS timeline

09/18/2008: Sent out AOS/EAD/AP via Fedex

09/22/2008: Application received

09/26/2008: Application received Date on NOA1

10/16/2008: Biometrics appointment

10/17/2008: Touch

12/08/2008: Filed a Service Request for EAD (more than 75 days since petition received.)

12/22/2008: Infopass Appointment (Day 91 since EAD application filed)

12/22/2008: EAD approved (card production ordered/Day 91)

12/31/2008: AP received in mail :)

01/02/2009: EAD received in mail :)

01/09/2009: AOS interview letter received in mail :)

02/20/2009: Interview :) => Approved!!!!!

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Hi Everyone,

I arrived in the U.S on a K-1 visa in May 2008. As part of my K-1 process I received some necessary vaccinations. However, the U.K nurse told me that I could wait until I was in the U.S have the HPV vaccine (I am under 26).

My lawyer has already filed my AOS case, and I have had my biometrics appointment. I am currently waiting for my EAD and AOS interview. However, I have not yet received the HPV vaccine. My lawyer suggests not having it: that maybe the USCIS will not notice. However, I do not want to do anything to disrupt my case, the wait is long enough already!

My question is whether it is necessary have the first part of the vaccine now, so that if the USCIS notice that I have not had it and ask for proof, I will be on the safe side, and at least will have had the first of the three. Or do you think that it is a waste of time/money, and if I've got this far I should be ok (as my lawyer says).

I'd really appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Mia

It depends on when you had your immigration medical. If your medical is still valid (within 1 year) and was done before June 1, 2008, then you are not currently required to have the HPV. If your medical is out of date, then yes, you will require the new vaccines as well as the TB test.

See the USCIS Q&A for more information.

New vaccination requirements came in on July 2008 and CDC gave 30-day grace period. So, if your medical for K1 was done before August 1, 2008, you do not need to have HPV.

Thanks

Nao

My bad. June 1st is for TB test requirements. August 1st is for Vaccination requirements. Read the link I provided for information / FAQs on the new requirements.

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Thanks everyone. I had my medical exam in the UK in April 2008, so I assume that I should be fine without the HPV vaccine. I was just concerned because the nurse ticked "vaccine history incomplete" on the form (although HPV was the only one I was missing ) and "applicant may be eligible for blanket waiver". I just wanted to be sure, as not to slow things down...

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