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here's my very own experience at st. luke's extension clinic aka SLEC.

december 15, 2008

arrived at SLEC at 7am. guards checked my NVC letter, appointment letter and passport. told me to have the NVC letter and appointment letter photocopied. went across the street to have this done.

tip: do not listen to people outside telling you what to do. if you have a question, ask the guards or any SLEC employee.

returned to the guards and gave them the photocopies. told the guard i was a K1 applicant.

he gave me the personal data sheet form to fill up, gave me a priority number and stamped my hand with the SLEC seal.

filled up the forms.

tip: black ballpen. dont forget!

went up to the reception, had my picture taken for SLEC security purposes.

SLEC people checked my papers. then told go to pay the fee. it was 10, 454.50. might change day to day.

tip: bring pesos. dollars not accepted.

then off to the xray department. handed over the forms. waited for my name to be called. xray done.

next was the blood test.

gave my papers to SLEC people. they had me sign a waiver and wait to be called in for a blood test.

next step was the vital signs. the longest of all procedures.

tip: since this one takes a long time in between, its a good time to grab a bite. if you have food, eat. but dont let the guards catch you. if you have to leave the premises, ask the people in the counter if you have time to run out and get lunch or brunch. i brought a sandwich with me but had to duck when the guard drops by. i didnt want to go out and miss my name being called. oh and bring a bottle of water!

so my name was called for height and weight records.

another long wait, then eye exam.

another very long wait, vital signs.

another horrible long wait, time for physical exam where you have to disrobe completely for a doctor to examine you.

once approved, i moved on to the immunization area. was interviewed for the vaccinations i had done.

tip: bring your records if you have one. if not, get a note from your doctor. if they ask you if you want your extra immunizations at SLEC or in the US, always say you want SLEC to provide them because that is included with the fee. you paid for those immunizations. and its probably gonna be really expensive if you get them in the US.

i was told to come back the next day for my immunization vaccines and for releasing. time check: 4:30pm.

december 16, 2008

as written on the forms, 1:30pm appointment at the immunization area. went to the counter and gave them my forms.

a long wait again for my name to be called. very long wait. im talking 2 - 3 hours of waiting.

tip: again, bring snacks. i had cookies to discreetly munch on. and a bottle of water to keep me sane from the dreadful long wait.

named called. immunizations done. i had three shots. ouch.

was told to go to ground floor for releasing. so i passed!

waited again for my name, which again took a long time. went up to the counter when called, listened to last few instructions left. and was told all my papers will be forwarded to the embassy in preparation for my interview.

mission accomplished. time check: 5pm.

last few tips:

always ask guards what the heck is going on. if you ask the person next to you, chances are he or she is applying for new zealand, australia or canada. or might be as clueless as you. or maybe a US applicant but in another category. if you must, ask the people you think are on the same file. like ask a fellow k1 applicant so you would not be so lost after all.

bring extra 2x2 pics. i left mine at the hotel on the second day and they asked for it at the releasing counter. luckily, the told me i could bring them to the embassy and submit the photos there.

have an extra photocopy of the appointment letter for them at the releasing counter. this i forgot. but then again, i was told to i could submit them at the day of my interview at the USEM.

bring a coat. the airconditioning could be very cold at some floors.

bring water.

bring snacks.

i would suggest not to bring a book or an ipod or anything. cos you have to attentively listen for your name. and SLEC's paging system isnt the best. you might miss your name called while listening to music or reading an interesting book. just stay awake.

tell the truth. some applicants lied about things - example... last time one had sex. that can be determined at the physical exam. and frankly, why lie? but i dunno. one applicant was told to come back after a month when the doctor found out she had sexual contact that day.

do not go to SLEC if you have your period.

recall the latest date you had your menstrual cycle. if you dont remember, make a really good guess. dont make it up though, they will still know in a way.

wear comfortable clothes. do not wear heels. you have to run up and down the stairs.

do not bring your fiance to SLEC. well you can, but they cant go inside. no one can go in, only applicants. so ask your mom, friend, fiance or family, etc to wait for you at the hotel or at the mall or somewhere else. but not along the humid and dusty streets outside SLEC. remember, its a whole day wait. make that two days.

on a scale of one to ten. ten being the highest. it was a 7 for me.

the waiting was terrible, but once youre called, they get on it right away.

theyre clean. they know what theyre doing.

place is packed always but chairs are sufficient enough to let everyone sit.

SLEC people are not so nice really. some look strict or mean. but for the benefit of the doubt, tired with probably over 100 applicants a day, i wouldnt be the friendliest too.

i guess thats it. im glad i passed.

hope this experience can at least guide you all.

good luck!!!

Edited by PrettyFlower

THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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Thanks sis for posting this!

Can I ask something?

Did they post up a sign that they are still open on Dec 22 and 23?

Kasi I'm planning to have mine done this week kasi naloloka na ako sa dami ng iniisip. Then hindi natuloy dhil ang mhal ng ticket.

Suggest kasi ng fiance ko na same week of my interview ko sa January na kukunin yung medical.

Then I read the embassy website na mas maigi to have the medical a week before the interview.

Hope you could help me out.


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01.17.09 - Visa rec'd 11.26.13 - Packet rec'd

02.03.09 - US Entry (POE: LAX) 11.27.13 - Check cashed

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03.02.09 - Applied for SSN on 2/27;SSN rec'd in mail 02.24.14 - NVC changed # to MNL

03.20.09 - AOS sent to Chicago via USPS 02.27.14 - DS 261 submitted

03.23.09 - AOS Package rec'd @ Chicago 03.04.14 - AOS fee paid; showed paid status on 3/6

07.06.09 - Welcome letter rec'd = FINALLY! 03.10.14 - AOS packet sent

07.09.09 - 10-YR GC rec'd.. odd? 03.12.14 - AOS packet delivered

I-751 03.17.14 - Rec'd IV bill invoice

04.04.11 - Infopass re:10-yr GC 03.18.14 - IV Fee paid; showed paid status on 3/20

04.09.11 - I-751 packet sent to VSC; delivered on 4/11 03.23.14 - DS 260 submitted online

04.22.11 - Check cashed; Rec'd NOA on 4/23 03.28.14 - Rec'd AOS checklist via email

06.27.11 - Rec'd bio appt in the mail:EB 07/08 (walk-in) 03.31.14 - Mailed checklist with corections

12.13.11 - I-751 approved 04.01.14 - Mailed civil documents

12.19.11 - 10-yr GC rec'd 04.03.14 - Civil docs delivered

N-400 04.07.14 - Advance Medical--PASSED!Done in 1 day

04.17.12 - N400 packet sent to TX Lockbox: REJECTED 04.18.14 - False IV checklist rec'd

05.17.12 - N400 resent to Lewisville,TX 04.23.14 - IV checklist re:Qatar PCC

05.23.12 - Check cashed; Rec'd NOA on 5/26 05.05.14 - Qatar PCC sent to NVC

06.01.12 - Rec'd bio appt in the mail:EB 06/11 instead of 6/21 06.05.14 - Case completed

07.09.12 - Rec'd interview letter for 8/14 @ 2PM 07.16.14 - Interview rescheduled due to Typhoon Glenda

08.14.12 - PASSED Interview; awaiting oath letter 07.31.14 - Interview @ USEM: APPROVED

10.01.12 - Rec'd Oath Letter 08.05.14 - Visa on hand

10.12.12 - Oath ceremony! I'm finally a USC! 08.27.14 - POE: LAX

09.08.14 - SSN in mail

09.15.14 - ELIS status changed to OPTIMIZED

09.22.14 - ELIS status CLOSED

09.26.14 - GC received

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Thanks sis for posting this!

Can I ask something?

Did they post up a sign that they are still open on Dec 22 and 23?

Kasi I'm planning to have mine done this week kasi naloloka na ako sa dami ng iniisip. Then hindi natuloy dhil ang mhal ng ticket.

Suggest kasi ng fiance ko na same week of my interview ko sa January na kukunin yung medical.

Then I read the embassy website na mas maigi to have the medical a week before the interview.

Hope you could help me out.

Medical exam one week before the interview is the standard procedure. What numbers are you dialing? Or you can call their main office and inquire. Maybe people there can help.


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04/20/09: Received Notice of Action

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06/01/09: Received EAD Card

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Congratulations PrettyFlower that you passed your medical :thumbs: My Fiance and his kids just finished day 1 of medical and everything went well with them. You were right about the doctors being mean and not very nice. That was the only thing that my fiance and the kids didn't like, too and of course the waiting. Just have to be very patient. Anyway, they're going back tomorrow, Fri 12/19 for their immunizations and then go back on Mon, 12/22 for their results. I'll post his experience as soon as they're all done.

Good luck on your next step.....the interview.


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Radz was there on Dec 15 for day 2 of her medical maybe you saw each other but then with that many people maybe not. Congradulations and Good Luck with your interview.


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Flew to Davao May 2008

arrived May 17 2008 and we were engaged

Returned to USA June 1 2008

06/11/2008 sent in packet

06/16/2008 recieved NOA1

06/18/2008 bank shows check cleared

07/09/2008 touched

10/30/2008 approved Noa2

10/31/2008 touched

11/06/2008 hard copy of Noa2 arrived in mail

11/07/2008 case left NVC for Manila embassy

12/15/2008 passed medical yeppi

12/19/2008 set for interview

12/19/2008 approved at interview

12/30/2008 Visa Delievered

01/14/2009 Flight to USA

01/14/2009 POE SFO

02/13/2009 Purchased Marriage License

02/18/2009 Married

03/31/2009 Filed AOS, EAD,AP

04/09/2009 Check cashed for AOS

04/09/2009 NOA for AOS EAD and AP

04/27/2009 Biometrics

05/11/2009 Adjustment of Status Approval Notice

06/06/2009 Green Card Received

08/24/2009 First day at job

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here's my very own experience at st. luke's extension clinic aka SLEC.

december 15, 2008

arrived at SLEC at 7am. guards checked my NVC letter, appointment letter and passport. told me to have the NVC letter and appointment letter photocopied. went across the street to have this done.

tip: do not listen to people outside telling you what to do. if you have a question, ask the guards or any SLEC employee.

returned to the guards and gave them the photocopies. told the guard i was a K1 applicant.

he gave me the personal data sheet form to fill up, gave me a priority number and stamped my hand with the SLEC seal.

filled up the forms.

tip: black ballpen. dont forget!

went up to the reception, had my picture taken for SLEC security purposes.

SLEC people checked my papers. then told go to pay the fee. it was 10, 454.50. might change day to day.

tip: bring pesos. dollars not accepted.

then off to the xray department. handed over the forms. waited for my name to be called. xray done.

next was the blood test.

gave my papers to SLEC people. they had me sign a waiver and wait to be called in for a blood test.

next step was the vital signs. the longest of all procedures.

tip: since this one takes a long time in between, its a good time to grab a bite. if you have food, eat. but dont let the guards catch you. if you have to leave the premises, ask the people in the counter if you have time to run out and get lunch or brunch. i brought a sandwich with me but had to duck when the guard drops by. i didnt want to go out and miss my name being called. oh and bring a bottle of water!

so my name was called for height and weight records.

another long wait, then eye exam.

another very long wait, vital signs.

another horrible long wait, time for physical exam where you have to disrobe completely for a doctor to examine you.

once approved, i moved on to the immunization area. was interviewed for the vaccinations i had done.

tip: bring your records if you have one. if not, get a note from your doctor. if they ask you if you want your extra immunizations at SLEC or in the US, always say you want SLEC to provide them because that is included with the fee. you paid for those immunizations. and its probably gonna be really expensive if you get them in the US.

i was told to come back the next day for my immunization vaccines and for releasing. time check: 4:30pm.

december 16, 2008

as written on the forms, 1:30pm appointment at the immunization area. went to the counter and gave them my forms.

a long wait again for my name to be called. very long wait. im talking 2 - 3 hours of waiting.

tip: again, bring snacks. i had cookies to discreetly munch on. and a bottle of water to keep me sane from the dreadful long wait.

named called. immunizations done. i had three shots. ouch.

was told to go to ground floor for releasing. so i passed!

waited again for my name, which again took a long time. went up to the counter when called, listened to last few instructions left. and was told all my papers will be forwarded to the embassy in preparation for my interview.

mission accomplished. time check: 5pm.

last few tips:

always ask guards what the heck is going on. if you ask the person next to you, chances are he or she is applying for new zealand, australia or canada. or might be as clueless as you. or maybe a US applicant but in another category. if you must, ask the people you think are on the same file. like ask a fellow k1 applicant so you would not be so lost after all.

bring extra 2x2 pics. i left mine at the hotel on the second day and they asked for it at the releasing counter. luckily, the told me i could bring them to the embassy and submit the photos there.

have an extra photocopy of the appointment letter for them at the releasing counter. this i forgot. but then again, i was told to i could submit them at the day of my interview at the USEM.

bring a coat. the airconditioning could be very cold at some floors.

bring water.

bring snacks.

i would suggest not to bring a book or an ipod or anything. cos you have to attentively listen for your name. and SLEC's paging system isnt the best. you might miss your name called while listening to music or reading an interesting book. just stay awake.

tell the truth. some applicants lied about things - example... last time one had sex. that can be determined at the physical exam. and frankly, why lie? but i dunno. one applicant was told to come back after a month when the doctor found out she had sexual contact that day.

do not go to SLEC if you have your period.

recall the latest date you had your menstrual cycle. if you dont remember, make a really good guess. dont make it up though, they will still know in a way.

wear comfortable clothes. do not wear heels. you have to run up and down the stairs.

do not bring your fiance to SLEC. well you can, but they cant go inside. no one can go in, only applicants. so ask your mom, friend, fiance or family, etc to wait for you at the hotel or at the mall or somewhere else. but not along the humid and dusty streets outside SLEC. remember, its a whole day wait. make that two days.

on a scale of one to ten. ten being the highest. it was a 7 for me.

the waiting was terrible, but once youre called, they get on it right away.

theyre clean. they know what theyre doing.

place is packed always but chairs are sufficient enough to let everyone sit.

SLEC people are not so nice really. some look strict or mean. but for the benefit of the doubt, tired with probably over 100 applicants a day, i wouldnt be the friendliest too.

i guess thats it. im glad i passed.

hope this experience can at least guide you all.

good luck!!!

"so ask your mom, friend, fiance or family, etc to wait for you at the hotel or at the mall or somewhere else. but not along the humid and dusty streets outside SLEC. remember, its a whole day wait. make that two days.""

They allowed my wifes sister in with her to help with our anak. Also my wife talked with me thruout the examination on her CP.


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Congratz and good luck for ur interview soon!


Naturalization

01-04-2012 --- N400 sent

01-11-2012 --- Check Cashed

01-10-2012 --- NOA1

02-07-2012 --- Biometrics

02-14-2012 --- Yellow Letter (it says "bring any state issued ID" for interview)

02-24-2012 --- Placed in line for Interview Scheduling

02-27-2012 --- Interview Letter sent out

03-02-2012 --- Interview Letter received

04-02-2012 --- INTERVIEW- passed!

05-01-2012 --- Oath scheduled/ Oath Letter Sent

05-16-2012 --- Oath Taking! I am now a USC!!!

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05-17-2012 --- I-130 Sent

05-29-2012 --- NOA1

09-24-2012 --- NOA2

10-11-2012 --- Received Case Number via email

10-12-2012 --- Mailed AOS

10-24-2012 --- Mailed DS-230

11-16-2012 --- Case Complete

11-27-2012 --- Received interview schedule via email

11-05-2012 --- Early Medical day 1

11-06-2012 --- Medical Day 2 -PASSED!

01-03-2013 --- Interview- APRROVED!

01-10-2013 --- VISA Received

01-14-2013 --- POE LAX

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Congratulations!!! :dance:. Good luck on your upcoming interview!!! :thumbs:


K1 Timeline

02/26/2007 - Filed I-129F

03/08/2007 - NOA1

06/05/2007 - NOA2

09/10/2007 - Interview

09/13/2007 - Visa Received

12/14/2007 - Flight to USA, POE-LAX

02/22/2008 - Wedding Date

AOS

05/29/2008 - I-485 received at Chicago Lockbox

06/19/2008 - Biometrics

08/25/2008 - Card production ordered

08/30/2008 - Green Card received

ROC

07/15/2010 - Mailed I-751 to CSC

07/19/2010 - NOA1

07/21/2010 - Check cleared

08/11/2010 - Biometrics

08/24/2010 - Card production ordered

08/27/2010 - Approval notice received

08/30/2010 - Green card received

N400 - Naturalization

08/08/2011 - Mailed N400 to Phoenix, AZ lockbox

08/12/2011 - NOA

08/15/2011 - Check cashed

09/07/2011 - Biometrics

09/09/2011 - Case status update - In line for testing & interview

09/13/2011 - Case status update - Interview scheduled

09/16/2011 - Interview appointment letter received from the mail

10/31/2011 - Test/Interview - Passed

12/07/2011 - In line for Oath Ceremony Scheduling

01/27/2012 - Oath Ceremony

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"so ask your mom, friend, fiance or family, etc to wait for you at the hotel or at the mall or somewhere else. but not along the humid and dusty streets outside SLEC. remember, its a whole day wait. make that two days.""

They allowed my wifes sister in with her to help with our anak. Also my wife talked with me thruout the examination on her CP.

yes of course you can bring along a family member or any guardian inside to assist you if needed. this applies to geriatrics, senior citizens, disabled, or minors, etc. there were a lot inside and applicants of different countries too.

i was only referring to the K1 medical process. i dont know about the rest - petitioned parents, chilldren, returning citizens, etc.

as long as you can handle everything, then there will be no need for extra company.

if assistance is necessary, the guards will let one in.


THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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Thanks sis for posting this!

Can I ask something?

Did they post up a sign that they are still open on Dec 22 and 23?

Kasi I'm planning to have mine done this week kasi naloloka na ako sa dami ng iniisip. Then hindi natuloy dhil ang mhal ng ticket.

Suggest kasi ng fiance ko na same week of my interview ko sa January na kukunin yung medical.

Then I read the embassy website na mas maigi to have the medical a week before the interview.

Hope you could help me out.

Medical exam one week before the interview is the standard procedure. What numbers are you dialing? Or you can call their main office and inquire. Maybe people there can help.

i had to do my medical exam weeks before so as to avoid my period. my interview is on jan 7. a little too early for the medical exam but i had to.

i had another VJ member text me to ask about SLEC holidays.

so far, they will be closed on the 25th of december and the 1st of january.

any other holidays will be posted at the SLEC entrance. but the guards said, they havent heard anything yet to date.

good luck!!!


THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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Thanks sis for posting this!

Can I ask something?

Did they post up a sign that they are still open on Dec 22 and 23?

Kasi I'm planning to have mine done this week kasi naloloka na ako sa dami ng iniisip. Then hindi natuloy dhil ang mhal ng ticket.

Suggest kasi ng fiance ko na same week of my interview ko sa January na kukunin yung medical.

Then I read the embassy website na mas maigi to have the medical a week before the interview.

Hope you could help me out.

Hello Cezychic. I was in SLEC yesterday for my medical ( Dec. 18- first day)I was hoping to get it done it today but yesterday they told us and other applicants that we have to come back on our 2nd day on (Dec.22) for the results . I am hopeful for that. So, they are open on Dec. 22, because that is our releasing date not sure for Dec.23 . Anyway, I will inform u if they are open on Dec.23. Good luck to all of us! God be with us!


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i had done my medical yesterday too! dec. 18. 2008. thats the first day. but they told us to be back on dec. 22 for the immunization and releasing. i arrived in SLEC at 5am fill up the forms. i was # 18 on the line and SLEC operation time is 6am. your number will be called and you will give the form you fill up together with your passport, 2x2 pic, and the case number and confirmation letter/email, and the approval letter. sad to say i dont have approval letter because we just called USEM for appointment. and they set us appointment without approval letter.. the girl on the reception are so mean!!! :angry: she almost shouted at me. because i reason out that the USEM allow us to set appointment. anyway it is not really a problem because the reason they asked about he approval letter is to make sure that your case number is really true. because some applicants are not sure about their case number. so i got really irritated at the attitude of the receptionist and i called my fiance to call the USEM on what the heck is that approval letter all about. and the USEM said it is not necessary!! they said if you dont have approval letter just show a print out visa appointment online. show it to them on the releasing day.

thanks to prettyflower for giving me info on what to expect when i get there. it is really helpful.

i did bring food to munch on. but didnt get the chance to eat because i was busy talking to the fellow K1 girls. hehehe .. its good that you meet and talked poeple there to ease the nervous. just have fun but be alert coz your name will be called.

im ready for my second day on SLEC!

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here's my very own experience at st. luke's extension clinic aka SLEC.

december 15, 2008

arrived at SLEC at 7am. guards checked my NVC letter, appointment letter and passport. told me to have the NVC letter and appointment letter photocopied. went across the street to have this done.

tip: do not listen to people outside telling you what to do. if you have a question, ask the guards or any SLEC employee.

returned to the guards and gave them the photocopies. told the guard i was a K1 applicant.

he gave me the personal data sheet form to fill up, gave me a priority number and stamped my hand with the SLEC seal.

filled up the forms.

tip: black ballpen. dont forget!

went up to the reception, had my picture taken for SLEC security purposes.

SLEC people checked my papers. then told go to pay the fee. it was 10, 454.50. might change day to day.

tip: bring pesos. dollars not accepted.

then off to the xray department. handed over the forms. waited for my name to be called. xray done.

next was the blood test.

gave my papers to SLEC people. they had me sign a waiver and wait to be called in for a blood test.

next step was the vital signs. the longest of all procedures.

tip: since this one takes a long time in between, its a good time to grab a bite. if you have food, eat. but dont let the guards catch you. if you have to leave the premises, ask the people in the counter if you have time to run out and get lunch or brunch. i brought a sandwich with me but had to duck when the guard drops by. i didnt want to go out and miss my name being called. oh and bring a bottle of water!

so my name was called for height and weight records.

another long wait, then eye exam.

another very long wait, vital signs.

another horrible long wait, time for physical exam where you have to disrobe completely for a doctor to examine you.

once approved, i moved on to the immunization area. was interviewed for the vaccinations i had done.

tip: bring your records if you have one. if not, get a note from your doctor. if they ask you if you want your extra immunizations at SLEC or in the US, always say you want SLEC to provide them because that is included with the fee. you paid for those immunizations. and its probably gonna be really expensive if you get them in the US.

i was told to come back the next day for my immunization vaccines and for releasing. time check: 4:30pm.

december 16, 2008

as written on the forms, 1:30pm appointment at the immunization area. went to the counter and gave them my forms.

a long wait again for my name to be called. very long wait. im talking 2 - 3 hours of waiting.

tip: again, bring snacks. i had cookies to discreetly munch on. and a bottle of water to keep me sane from the dreadful long wait.

named called. immunizations done. i had three shots. ouch.

was told to go to ground floor for releasing. so i passed!

waited again for my name, which again took a long time. went up to the counter when called, listened to last few instructions left. and was told all my papers will be forwarded to the embassy in preparation for my interview.

mission accomplished. time check: 5pm.

last few tips:

always ask guards what the heck is going on. if you ask the person next to you, chances are he or she is applying for new zealand, australia or canada. or might be as clueless as you. or maybe a US applicant but in another category. if you must, ask the people you think are on the same file. like ask a fellow k1 applicant so you would not be so lost after all.

bring extra 2x2 pics. i left mine at the hotel on the second day and they asked for it at the releasing counter. luckily, the told me i could bring them to the embassy and submit the photos there.

have an extra photocopy of the appointment letter for them at the releasing counter. this i forgot. but then again, i was told to i could submit them at the day of my interview at the USEM.

bring a coat. the airconditioning could be very cold at some floors.

bring water.

bring snacks.

i would suggest not to bring a book or an ipod or anything. cos you have to attentively listen for your name. and SLEC's paging system isnt the best. you might miss your name called while listening to music or reading an interesting book. just stay awake.

tell the truth. some applicants lied about things - example... last time one had sex. that can be determined at the physical exam. and frankly, why lie? but i dunno. one applicant was told to come back after a month when the doctor found out she had sexual contact that day.

do not go to SLEC if you have your period.

recall the latest date you had your menstrual cycle. if you dont remember, make a really good guess. dont make it up though, they will still know in a way.

wear comfortable clothes. do not wear heels. you have to run up and down the stairs.

do not bring your fiance to SLEC. well you can, but they cant go inside. no one can go in, only applicants. so ask your mom, friend, fiance or family, etc to wait for you at the hotel or at the mall or somewhere else. but not along the humid and dusty streets outside SLEC. remember, its a whole day wait. make that two days.

on a scale of one to ten. ten being the highest. it was a 7 for me.

the waiting was terrible, but once youre called, they get on it right away.

theyre clean. they know what theyre doing.

place is packed always but chairs are sufficient enough to let everyone sit.

SLEC people are not so nice really. some look strict or mean. but for the benefit of the doubt, tired with probably over 100 applicants a day, i wouldnt be the friendliest too.

i guess thats it. im glad i passed.

hope this experience can at least guide you all.

good luck!!!

Hi, thanks for posting your medical experience, I am happy for you,, For me I am just waiting now for the USEm Letter and then we call to have my medical and interview by January of 2009.

Thanks be to God.

Can i ask how did it go with the vital signs examination, and the Physical Exam. what do they ask? what are thier concern about it? thanks a lot..


ElenVaughn

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Great input. This is very useful. Wish you good luck on your interview!


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3.21.2014: Check cashed

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Medical at St. Lukes:
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here's my very own experience at st. luke's extension clinic aka SLEC.

december 15, 2008

arrived at SLEC at 7am. guards checked my NVC letter, appointment letter and passport. told me to have the NVC letter and appointment letter photocopied. went across the street to have this done.

tip: do not listen to people outside telling you what to do. if you have a question, ask the guards or any SLEC employee.

returned to the guards and gave them the photocopies. told the guard i was a K1 applicant.

he gave me the personal data sheet form to fill up, gave me a priority number and stamped my hand with the SLEC seal.

filled up the forms.

tip: black ballpen. dont forget!

went up to the reception, had my picture taken for SLEC security purposes.

SLEC people checked my papers. then told go to pay the fee. it was 10, 454.50. might change day to day.

tip: bring pesos. dollars not accepted.

then off to the xray department. handed over the forms. waited for my name to be called. xray done.

next was the blood test.

gave my papers to SLEC people. they had me sign a waiver and wait to be called in for a blood test.

next step was the vital signs. the longest of all procedures.

tip: since this one takes a long time in between, its a good time to grab a bite. if you have food, eat. but dont let the guards catch you. if you have to leave the premises, ask the people in the counter if you have time to run out and get lunch or brunch. i brought a sandwich with me but had to duck when the guard drops by. i didnt want to go out and miss my name being called. oh and bring a bottle of water!

so my name was called for height and weight records.

another long wait, then eye exam.

another very long wait, vital signs.

another horrible long wait, time for physical exam where you have to disrobe completely for a doctor to examine you.

once approved, i moved on to the immunization area. was interviewed for the vaccinations i had done.

tip: bring your records if you have one. if not, get a note from your doctor. if they ask you if you want your extra immunizations at SLEC or in the US, always say you want SLEC to provide them because that is included with the fee. you paid for those immunizations. and its probably gonna be really expensive if you get them in the US.

i was told to come back the next day for my immunization vaccines and for releasing. time check: 4:30pm.

december 16, 2008

as written on the forms, 1:30pm appointment at the immunization area. went to the counter and gave them my forms.

a long wait again for my name to be called. very long wait. im talking 2 - 3 hours of waiting.

tip: again, bring snacks. i had cookies to discreetly munch on. and a bottle of water to keep me sane from the dreadful long wait.

named called. immunizations done. i had three shots. ouch.

was told to go to ground floor for releasing. so i passed!

waited again for my name, which again took a long time. went up to the counter when called, listened to last few instructions left. and was told all my papers will be forwarded to the embassy in preparation for my interview.

mission accomplished. time check: 5pm.

last few tips:

always ask guards what the heck is going on. if you ask the person next to you, chances are he or she is applying for new zealand, australia or canada. or might be as clueless as you. or maybe a US applicant but in another category. if you must, ask the people you think are on the same file. like ask a fellow k1 applicant so you would not be so lost after all.

bring extra 2x2 pics. i left mine at the hotel on the second day and they asked for it at the releasing counter. luckily, the told me i could bring them to the embassy and submit the photos there.

have an extra photocopy of the appointment letter for them at the releasing counter. this i forgot. but then again, i was told to i could submit them at the day of my interview at the USEM.

bring a coat. the airconditioning could be very cold at some floors.

bring water.

bring snacks.

i would suggest not to bring a book or an ipod or anything. cos you have to attentively listen for your name. and SLEC's paging system isnt the best. you might miss your name called while listening to music or reading an interesting book. just stay awake.

tell the truth. some applicants lied about things - example... last time one had sex. that can be determined at the physical exam. and frankly, why lie? but i dunno. one applicant was told to come back after a month when the doctor found out she had sexual contact that day.

do not go to SLEC if you have your period.

recall the latest date you had your menstrual cycle. if you dont remember, make a really good guess. dont make it up though, they will still know in a way.

wear comfortable clothes. do not wear heels. you have to run up and down the stairs.

do not bring your fiance to SLEC. well you can, but they cant go inside. no one can go in, only applicants. so ask your mom, friend, fiance or family, etc to wait for you at the hotel or at the mall or somewhere else. but not along the humid and dusty streets outside SLEC. remember, its a whole day wait. make that two days.

on a scale of one to ten. ten being the highest. it was a 7 for me.

the waiting was terrible, but once youre called, they get on it right away.

theyre clean. they know what theyre doing.

place is packed always but chairs are sufficient enough to let everyone sit.

SLEC people are not so nice really. some look strict or mean. but for the benefit of the doubt, tired with probably over 100 applicants a day, i wouldnt be the friendliest too.

i guess thats it. im glad i passed.

hope this experience can at least guide you all.

good luck!!!

Hi, thanks for posting your medical experience, I am happy for you,, For me I am just waiting now for the USEm Letter and then we call to have my medical and interview by January of 2009.

Thanks be to God.

Can i ask how did it go with the vital signs examination, and the Physical Exam. what do they ask? what are thier concern about it? thanks a lot..

this was the long wait of day 1 for me.

first they get your height and weight.

then you wait again. felt like an hour.

then the eye exam. nothing really scary. they let you read those optometric charts and take note of those readings. i wear reading glasses so i had to read it twice - with and without glasses.

then another painful long wait.

now the vital signs. they only took the pulse rate and blood pressure. nothing too scary.

now the longest wait from all procedures that day... the physical exam.

you go in the doctors cubicle. undress. grab a robe. lie down. they check for breast lumps. check your lower abdomen. any scars on your skin. or tattoos. i have a huge scar from scuba diving and i had to explain that.

they let you get on the fetal position. they check your vaginal and ####### area for any lacerations, marks, lesions, etc.

i was told that thru this they could tell if one had an abortion, a miscarriage, given birth, etc. also if you had any sexually transmitted diseases.

those who had sexual contact that day were told to come back a month after. and do the whole medical exam again.

the doctor asked questions like what my hobbies were, what i do for a living, how long have i been working. if i smoke, if i did drugs. things like that. lifestyle check.

nothing to be tense about.

they were just not friendly as your average doctor but as long as its all done. didnt care much if they were nice though.

i had done my medical yesterday too! dec. 18. 2008. thats the first day. but they told us to be back on dec. 22 for the immunization and releasing. i arrived in SLEC at 5am fill up the forms. i was # 18 on the line and SLEC operation time is 6am. your number will be called and you will give the form you fill up together with your passport, 2x2 pic, and the case number and confirmation letter/email, and the approval letter. sad to say i dont have approval letter because we just called USEM for appointment. and they set us appointment without approval letter.. the girl on the reception are so mean!!! :angry: she almost shouted at me. because i reason out that the USEM allow us to set appointment. anyway it is not really a problem because the reason they asked about he approval letter is to make sure that your case number is really true. because some applicants are not sure about their case number. so i got really irritated at the attitude of the receptionist and i called my fiance to call the USEM on what the heck is that approval letter all about. and the USEM said it is not necessary!! they said if you dont have approval letter just show a print out visa appointment online. show it to them on the releasing day.

thanks to prettyflower for giving me info on what to expect when i get there. it is really helpful.

i did bring food to munch on. but didnt get the chance to eat because i was busy talking to the fellow K1 girls. hehehe .. its good that you meet and talked poeple there to ease the nervous. just have fun but be alert coz your name will be called.

im ready for my second day on SLEC!

:dance:

told you they were mean. but let them be.

the important thing is to have the medical exam done and over with.

good luck on the second day!


THE JOURNEY

03-31-08 - FILED for K1

04-16-08 - NOA1

06-11-08 - RFE on uscis website

08-12-08 - fiance started calling uscis every week cos he never got the RFE in the mail, requested for a new one

08-13-08 - touched

09-19-08 - touched

09-24-08 - touched

10-15-08 - new RFE finally in the mail (after hundreds of calls to uscis)

10-28-08 - fiance sent back RFE documents

10-31-08 - touched

11-04-08 - RFE reply recieved

11-05-08 - touched

11-10-08 - APPROVED (on uscis website)

11-11-08 - touched

11-13-08 - touched

11-17-08 - NOA2

11-24-08 - consulate received

12-15-08 - day 1 medical exam at SLEC

12-16-08 - day 2 medical exam results released

01-07-09 - INTERVIEW APPROVED

01-16-09 - visa received

02-12-09 - CFO

03-15-09 - FLIGHT

06-11-09 - wedding

07-10-09 - AOS

08-21-09 - biometrics

09-23-09 - repeat biometrics (argh!)

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