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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

Just a story I thought I'd share with all you in the process. I, for some reason, tweaked onto this today and if I hadn't, may have been screwed come time for our interview.

Vaccination REcords. Make sure that you have them. I didn't.

So I called my old highschool in British Columbia, Canada -- they only keep vaccination records for so long and it's a person's obligation to keep their own records so.... I was S.O.L on that one. So I went for a hike today and after I dropped by a couple of walk-in clinics to see if I could get them to write me a recommendation to get my blood taken for a Titer test. Holy freaking Moly, did I EVER get the run around. I walked to about 8 clinics and finally, I found one that A. Took me and B. Actually did the blood work.

Just a HUGE FYI out there for anyone, I hadn't even thought about my immunization records and for some reason today something tweaked but you all, get off your butt and make sure you can get them or get this blood work done. TITER Test as it also takes 3 weeks for the blood work and the results to come back. We're nowhere close to an interview yet but if we'd been assigned and I hadn't had this, I'd be freaking out.

Just so you all know.

Thanks to all who responded to me and such. You saved my Canadian Bacon.

And for those that don't know, as I previously didn't, a Titer test is a test that's performed on your blood to see what you have been immunized against naturally by having a disease or by being vaccinated against it. This is for people who do not have their immunization records -- which you need for your NVC medical exam.




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NOA #2: Approval June 25th, 2009 - 92 days


July 8, 2009 to August 10, 2009 - 28 days

Interview Assigned - December 3, 2009 - FINALLY!!

Medical - December 14, 2009 - Passed

Embassy/Interview - January 26, 2010 Montreal, Quebec Canada - 167 days PASSED!!!

Port of Entry - February 26, 2010 Baltimore International, Maryland

USCIS -- ROC package sent off

November 26, 2011 to Vermont station November 30, 2011 received NOA1December 16, 2011 received biometrics appointment.

January 04, 2012 Biometrics

September 2, 2012, RFE Received.

September 22, 2012 RFE responded to

October 15, 2012 ROC approved, 10 Green card on its way.


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Sorry you had to go through that. We have a set vaccine schedule in my home country and everyone receives them (not optional). They are recorded in your "medical book" which you carry around. If you lose it, you can go to the public health department and they can issue you a certificate of vaccines received based on your DOB - no titer needed.

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Naturalization 2010

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