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Hi,

my medical examination is scheduled to happen in 12 days in London.

I was wondering if there was a maximum weight restriction? Reason I'm asking is I'm 5'6", weight around 12stone 10 lbs.....wear a size 14 clothes. Because it asks for weight and height in the medical form I checked online to see that wonderful magical "BMI" scale....which has informed me that I'm overweight. I worked my way down the scale to see what was classed as "healthy" and apparently I need to lose 23 lbs to no longer be overweight.

If I lost 23lbs, I'd look ill!! That aside, I'm worried that the physicians will simply look at a chart, decide I'm obese and this will impact on my application.

Does anyone know if there is any criteria and if I have anything to worry about?

Thanks :(

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Ummm...I am pretty sure you are at, or more likely under the average American weight for your height. It would be shocking if you had any problems.


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Hi,

my medical examination is scheduled to happen in 12 days in London.

I was wondering if there was a maximum weight restriction? Reason I'm asking is I'm 5'6", weight around 12stone 10 lbs.....wear a size 14 clothes. Because it asks for weight and height in the medical form I checked online to see that wonderful magical "BMI" scale....which has informed me that I'm overweight. I worked my way down the scale to see what was classed as "healthy" and apparently I need to lose 23 lbs to no longer be overweight.

If I lost 23lbs, I'd look ill!! That aside, I'm worried that the physicians will simply look at a chart, decide I'm obese and this will impact on my application.

Does anyone know if there is any criteria and if I have anything to worry about?

Thanks :(

I hope you do not mind me saying but this made me chuckle. HAVE YOU SEEN SOME OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE!!? You are going to be fine, i am 'obese' on the docs chart and although i would like to lose a few pounds no-one would look at me and say i was obese. You are going to be just fine, i am sure for your height you look fine and they will not even bring it up.

Good Luck!


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I wouldn't worry about your weight to pass the medical. Some people who are heavier can be healthier than a 'thin' person. It all depends on how your body is working on the inside.

As for BMI... I am a trainer and all I can say is DON'T listen to it! BMI is great for people who do not work out and have light tissue/bone. If you don't have any of these things then it says you're overweight. According to BMI, professional athletes are overweight. Go by how you feel and what you think your scale should say. As long as you are eating right and moving around, you're fine. Doctors know that :)... and well if you wanted to get technical there are way better ways to measure health and body weight then a silly height/weight/age equation. But that's a whole other thing.

Good luck at your medical!


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Although being overweight is a health risk, you're not going to have a problem from the Knightsbridge doctors. They're mostly checking to see if you have communicable diseases or major disorders, etc.

You will be fine. Weight isn't an issue.


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To put it bluntly, they don't give a damn if you're healthy. They give a damn if you are diseased, and if your disease is contagious. They want to ensure that you don't "pose a significant health risk to American residents". Frankly, you could look like Jabba the Hutt - as long as you don't have any inadmissible diseases then you'll pass.

The doctor who examines you may talk to you about your weight. He may also talk to you about smoking cigarettes, eating Twinkies, or involvement in extreme sports, or anything else he considers to be unhealthy behavior. He's a doctor, and that's what doctor's do. However, he won't fail you unless he determines you have an inadmissible illness (physical or mental), or a drug or alcohol related inadmissibility.

As others have commented, if being overweight was an inadmissibility then the majority of Americans would not qualify to immigrate here. :blush:


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LOL @ Look like Jabba the Hut.... hahahahaha

Thats it. Nothing to contribute, just had to laugh at that.


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You are going to fit right in here in the US.

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I'm a size 20 myself, at least according to Marks and Spencer's, and I didn't have a problem with my medical, so I doubt you will too. Frankly speaking, I think size 14 is quite desirable. :P

Also, Jabba the Hutt, HAHAHAHAHA! :lol::rofl:

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Hi Everyone,

Do you know how long the process takes once they send your application to the embassy in London? Also, how long is the medical clearance and what happens after that?

if you dont mind me asking, when you are given the visa, how many days do you have to leave the Uk or is it based on the length of your visa? is it a 6 months or 1 year via...?

Thanks in advance for taking time to reply

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