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I think we made a big mistake by getting the medical exam too early. Here is something I overlooked in our information packet:

The medical exam is valid for 6 months, if a Class A or B TB condition exists it is valid for 3 months from the time the evaluation is complete. The immigrant visa validity is limited to the validity of the medical examination.

My wife is pregnant, and we plan to have the baby in South Korea. Since we completed the medical exam on June 25th, does this mean she must leave the country before December 25th? The baby is due on November 28th, but we need about a month to apply for the baby's American citizenship and U.S. passport.

Let's say we get the visa on September 25th. Does this mean the visa will only be valid for 3 months because of the medical exam validity? Thank you for your answers.


2010-05-14: I-130 filed directly at embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

2010-06-03: Received packet 3.

2010-06-28: Notice of interview appointment on 2010-07-13.

2010-07-13: Interview - verbal approval.

2010-07-14: Received visa by courier.

Something we have learned from this process is that every embassy is different. The Seoul embassy moves extremely quickly. Also, our visa does not expire 6 months from the date of issuance. It expires 6 months from the chest x-ray.

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The visa itself is valid for six months from the date of issuance. Has her visa been issued yet? I believe that statement means that the visa itself can only be issued if the medical exam is still valid.


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Here visa has not been issued yet.

Are all CR1 visa valid for six months from the date of issue? Are you sure that they don't print the visa expiration date six months from the medical exam? Thanks!


2010-05-14: I-130 filed directly at embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

2010-06-03: Received packet 3.

2010-06-28: Notice of interview appointment on 2010-07-13.

2010-07-13: Interview - verbal approval.

2010-07-14: Received visa by courier.

Something we have learned from this process is that every embassy is different. The Seoul embassy moves extremely quickly. Also, our visa does not expire 6 months from the date of issuance. It expires 6 months from the chest x-ray.

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I think we made a big mistake by getting the medical exam too early. Here is something I overlooked in our information packet:

My wife is pregnant, and we plan to have the baby in South Korea. Since we completed the medical exam on June 25th, does this mean she must leave the country before December 25th? The baby is due on November 28th, but we need about a month to apply for the baby's American citizenship and U.S. passport.

Let's say we get the visa on September 25th. Does this mean the visa will only be valid for 3 months because of the medical exam validity? Thank you for your answers.

The three month validity is mentioned if TB is present. The 6 month validity mentioned in your quote refers to the medical is good for 6 months. The CR-1/IR-1 is valid for 6 months from the day the visa is issued.


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Unfortunately, I think South Korea is different.

VISA VALIDITY. IVs and fiance visas are generally valid for six months for a single entry into the U.S., but the immigrant visa validity is limited to the validity of the medical examination.

2010-05-14: I-130 filed directly at embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

2010-06-03: Received packet 3.

2010-06-28: Notice of interview appointment on 2010-07-13.

2010-07-13: Interview - verbal approval.

2010-07-14: Received visa by courier.

Something we have learned from this process is that every embassy is different. The Seoul embassy moves extremely quickly. Also, our visa does not expire 6 months from the date of issuance. It expires 6 months from the chest x-ray.

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Can anyone confirm that the CR1 visa expiration date won't be tied to the medical exam?


2010-05-14: I-130 filed directly at embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

2010-06-03: Received packet 3.

2010-06-28: Notice of interview appointment on 2010-07-13.

2010-07-13: Interview - verbal approval.

2010-07-14: Received visa by courier.

Something we have learned from this process is that every embassy is different. The Seoul embassy moves extremely quickly. Also, our visa does not expire 6 months from the date of issuance. It expires 6 months from the chest x-ray.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Can anyone confirm that the CR1 visa expiration date won't be tied to the medical exam?

i think your visa is not tied to your medical its reversal,but your visa for sure is 6months from the date of issue and must enter before it expires.

best of luck

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Here visa has not been issued yet.

Are all CR1 visa valid for six months from the date of issue? Are you sure that they don't print the visa expiration date six months from the medical exam? Thanks!

There are exceptions due to medical , sure - but usually is hinged around a TB exam result or 'delayed processing' of medical exam -

in those cases, the 'window to travel' after visa issuance is LESS than the NORMAL 6 months.

IMO, is also Embassy Specific, and I've no idea what US Embassy / S.Korea IV unit will do. Sorry.


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The visa itself is valid for six months from the date of issuance. Has her visa been issued yet? I believe that statement means that the visa itself can only be issued if the medical exam is still valid.

This is definitely wrong. I just got word from the Seoul embassy, and they tie the expiration date of the visa to the chest x-ray. Here is their response to my question:

Medical examinations conducted in connection with immigrant visa applications have a maximum validity 12 months while the chest x-ray is valid for 6 months. In case you are found Class B Tuberculosis on your medical examination, it will be valid for 3 months from the date you receive the result. Visa applicant’s chest x-ray and medical examination must be valid by the time of their entry to the U.S. Therefore, the visa validity is limited to the validity of the applicant’s chest x-ray.
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2010-05-14: I-130 filed directly at embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

2010-06-03: Received packet 3.

2010-06-28: Notice of interview appointment on 2010-07-13.

2010-07-13: Interview - verbal approval.

2010-07-14: Received visa by courier.

Something we have learned from this process is that every embassy is different. The Seoul embassy moves extremely quickly. Also, our visa does not expire 6 months from the date of issuance. It expires 6 months from the chest x-ray.

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the visa will expire at the 6 month date from the medical issuance.

maybe you can get another one or something?


USCIS JOURNEY

12-08-09 - I-130 Delivered to Chicago Lockbox

12-11-09 - Notice of Action (NOA1)

02-25-10 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2) ~CA service center~

03-23-10 - PCC Applied - GET 04/01

Your I-130 was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date

NVC JOURNEY

03-03-10 - NVC Case Number Assigned

03-05-10 - Email give

03-09-10 - AOS bill; Agent Email Get

03-10-10 - Paid AOS Bill; Email/Mail DS-3032

03-12-10 - AOS Bill Status: PAID

03-15-10 - IV Bill Email Get; Pay IV Bill

03-16-10 - IV Bill Status: PAID; AOS @ NVC

04-07-10 - IV Pack @ NVC

04-12-10 - IV Pack Enters AVR

04-20-10 - Log-in Fail

04-21-10 - Case Complete

04-30-10 - Interview Date Assigned

05-07-10 - NVC Forwards Case to Embassy, Tokyo

Your case was complete in 50 days at NVC

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04-16-10 - Medical Exam ($400) - PASSED

05-10-10 - Embassy Receives Case from NVC

06-28-10 - INTERVIEW - Moved

06-21-10 - INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

06-22-10 - Visa Received

Your interview took 192 days from your I-130 NOA1 date

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07-05-10 - US Entry

07-26-10 - Request SSC @ SS office

07-28-10 - Welcome Letter (2nd on 8/9)

08-02-10 - SSC GET

08-12-10 - Green Card GET -38 days

04-05-2012 - File I-751: APPROVED 10/17

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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####### - OK ! you got definitive answer from the IV unit in S. Korea.

Run with that, plan accordingly.

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Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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FWIW, I too thought the visa was good for 6 months once issued, but Mhay's visa was only valid for 4 months (she had her medical approximately 2 months prior to her interview with no complications). I dont know if that was a mistake or how it was supposed to be.


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16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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