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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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So my wife has her medical scheduled for the 28th and we were just wondering what she should take. She's got proof of updated vaccinations/titers (all her original vaccination records are in the UK and long gone, but she's got the titer results/updated vaccines from her doctor).

She's also going to get copies of her medical records from her current doctor. Dr. Seiden's office did suggest getting a brief summary of her medical history from her current doctor, but I don't think she'll be able to get her doctor to write something out before her interview, so hopefully the medical records will do.

Do you think this will be an issue (not having a "summary" letter from the doctor)? She does have a chronic condition, but it is covered by my health insurance (in fact, because we're both right at the border she usually sees a doctor here in the US). She'll be able to get the letter from her doctor eventually, but it could take three weeks and she'd rather not wait that long for the medical results.

We wanted to schedule the medical sooner rather than later so that if any issues come up she's got time to get them taken care of.

Oh, and she's taking the photos and whatever else is listed on the panel physician's website.

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Based on what you said, that's what i took to my medical. It went smoothly.. based on my medication and medical history he did ask for an extra document from my doctor, which i'm going to get soon, then Seiden can finish my package for pickup (if you want more details PM me).

Ultimately, my sense is they want to know any conditions, and the person's knowledge of their condition, and their main thing is wanting that the immigrant not become a 'burden' on the system. So prognosis is important. If the chronic condition is non-life threatening and being managed, and you have been able to financially manage treatment, that would be all helpful/relevant to the physician.

The info on the condition does get sent to the consulate and it is the official there who makes the ultimate decision, rather than the doctor. I would think income would factor in. In other words, the big picture will be used to make the decision. The more documentation the better, of course. I am imagining in your case, something stating the condition, treatment and prognosis would be helpful.

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Can the medical be done without an interview date letter? We would like to get it out of the way and should be only a couple more months to the interview.....hope, hope :blink:

Hi Becky,

Normally no, but it doesn't hurt to call them and ask, say you have the case number but not the interview letter yet, never know they might say yes! good luck!

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Can the medical be done without an interview date letter? We would like to get it out of the way and should be only a couple more months to the interview.....hope, hope :blink:

Hi Becky,

Normally no, but it doesn't hurt to call them and ask, say you have the case number but not the interview letter yet, never know they might say yes! good luck!

As a K-1 I could get the medical using the approval letter from P3, and so didn't need an interview date.

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Can the medical be done without an interview date letter? We would like to get it out of the way and should be only a couple more months to the interview.....hope, hope :blink:

You don't really want to do it too early - the results are good for 1 year only and you would have to repeat it in the US for your Adjustment of status if it's been more then a year. Do it when you get Pkg 3 . It woul just be more $$$$ if it's expired and you have to have another medical for the AOS.

Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone?

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Can the medical be done without an interview date letter? We would like to get it out of the way and should be only a couple more months to the interview.....hope, hope :blink:

You don't really want to do it too early - the results are good for 1 year only and you would have to repeat it in the US for your Adjustment of status if it's been more then a year. Do it when you get Pkg 3 . It woul just be more $$$$ if it's expired and you have to have another medical for the AOS.

Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone?

Someone please clairify.

Does he make the appointment now that he has received packet 3, or does he wait until he receives the interview letter?

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Can the medical be done without an interview date letter? We would like to get it out of the way and should be only a couple more months to the interview.....hope, hope :blink:

You don't really want to do it too early - the results are good for 1 year only and you would have to repeat it in the US for your Adjustment of status if it's been more then a year. Do it when you get Pkg 3 . It woul just be more $$$$ if it's expired and you have to have another medical for the AOS.

Correct me if I'm wrong, anyone?

Someone please clairify.

Does he make the appointment now that he has received packet 3, or does he wait until he receives the interview letter?

If K-1 he can do it before interview letter. Unless he has absolutely no medical conditions, you could probably schedule a medical out 4-6 weeks from when you send in P3. If there are medical conditions i would suggest getting an appointment just before you send the checklist to consulate. You want to have that buffer to get additional info if required.

Note you need to have the petition approval, the one that has your case number and name on it. The one from the consulate. That's all the proof that you are needing a US medical. I brought all my paperwork.

Notice that the checklist (at least for MTL) says you should book an appointment, and you check that off and send the P3 checklist back.. So you don't need the P4 (interview letter) in hand to book and take the medical. Dr. Seiden will clarify that it's a K-1 and they will book it without the date.

G'luck

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You are correct, Udella. You don't want to book the medical too soon because you'll need it to be current (within one year) at the time you file for AOS. Make sure you get a copy of the vaccination worksheet also. The Panel Physician wouldn't give one to me so the nice officer at the POE made me one. Actually, he gave me a copy of everything in the medical package. lol. He was super awesome. :luv:

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So my wife has her medical scheduled for the 28th and we were just wondering what she should take. She's got proof of updated vaccinations/titers (all her original vaccination records are in the UK and long gone, but she's got the titer results/updated vaccines from her doctor).

She's also going to get copies of her medical records from her current doctor. Dr. Seiden's office did suggest getting a brief summary of her medical history from her current doctor, but I don't think she'll be able to get her doctor to write something out before her interview, so hopefully the medical records will do.

Do you think this will be an issue (not having a "summary" letter from the doctor)? She does have a chronic condition, but it is covered by my health insurance (in fact, because we're both right at the border she usually sees a doctor here in the US). She'll be able to get the letter from her doctor eventually, but it could take three weeks and she'd rather not wait that long for the medical results.

We wanted to schedule the medical sooner rather than later so that if any issues come up she's got time to get them taken care of.

Oh, and she's taking the photos and whatever else is listed on the panel physician's website.

Don't forget their money. They like that, it's one of the first things they ask for :P

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Heh. No worries there Peachey. I don't know that my wife will be able to get the "summary" letter from her doctor in time, but she should be able to get her medical notes. I guess if they need it they can ask for it, but she's pretty much up on what she's got, what she's taking for it and so on. She's already covered on my US medical insurance, so should be no problem with her being a "burden" on the system.

She got the passport photos done for the medical & interview yesterday, although they only show her head and shoulders. I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was supposed to show down to mid-chest. Anyone know? Does it matter? They are the right size and all that otherwise.

We'll let you know how it goes.

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Head and Shoulders is all that shows on mine. They didn't have a problem with it.

12/31/2009 - Marriage

07/21/2010 - AOS approved

08/04/2010 - Green Card received (and it's actually green!)

05/30/2012 - Sent ROC packet to VSC

06/08/2012 - Received NOA1 for ROC (Dated 06/04/2012)

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