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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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When previously reading the list off vaccines required as part of my immigration, I had no problems, but just now reading another post here, I discovered that Pertussis is another name for Whoping Cough.

Here lies a problem. When I had my first Whoping Cough vaccination, I had a severe alergic reaction to it (Read: While I was unconcious in hospital, Mum & Dad were told to prepare for the fact that I may not wake up, and if I did, I would be severely brain damaged - Doctors words to Mum)

As it was, I came back to a concious state, not only un-braindamaged, but very much alive :) LOL However, the thought of having that same shot is not one I am comfortable with, does anyone know if there is any way of getting a waiver for it?

Kind regards, Wayne.


Our story so far...

Jun 25, 2010 ------- It all started - 1st trip to Dayton, OH USA

Nov 16, 2011 ------- Engaged :) - 2nd trip to Dayton, OH USA

Nov 23, 2011 ------- Left each others arms :(

Jan 24, 2011 ------- I-129F Sent to TX Facility

Feb 01, 2011 ------- NOA1 E-Mail Recieved

Feb 04, 2011 ------- NOA1 Hard Copy Recieved

Mar 08, 2011 ------- NOA2 E-Mail Recieved

Mar 14, 2011 ------- Package arrived N.V.C

Mar 16, 2011 ------- Package departed N.V.C

Mar 18, 2011 ------- Arrived Sydney Consulate

Mar 22, 2011 ------- NOA3 E-Mail Recieved

Apr 18, 2011 ------- NOA4 E-Mail Recieved

May 17, 2011 ------- Interview for visa

May 17, 2011 ------- ** Visa Approved **

Jun 07, 2011 ------- Arrived back in USA

Jul 23, 2011 ------- Wedding day!!! :D

Aug 29, 2011 ------- AOS & EAD accepted at lock box facility

Oct 24, 2011 ------- AOS transferred to CSC

Nov 03, 2011 ------- EAD approved

Nov 12, 2011 ------- EAD Recieved

Nov 29, 2011 ------- Green-Card approved:D

Nov 29, 2011 ------- Green-Card recieved:D

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I'm sure there's gotta be a way to get a waiver for something you're severely allergic to! They wouldn't force that on someone. Now... as for getting evidence of the allergy and the necessary paperwork, I'm unsure about that.

I'd say ask your Medical Exam doc about it. Those doctors do a lot of the Immigration Medical Exams, and they might know what kind of waiver is needed.


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07/20/2011-------I-485 and I-765 Sent
07/26/2011-------NOA1 received via email
08/05/2011-------RFE Notification via email and text
08/11/2011-------RFE Hardcopy in mail
08/12/2011-------RFE Sent back
08/15/2011-------RFE Received at USCIS
08/24/2011-------Biometrics Appointment
09/06/2011-------Notice of Interview! (via text)
09/15/2011-------EAD Approved Notification via text
10/06/2011-------Adjustment of Status Interview - APPROVED!!!

11/08/2011-------Green Card Received!!

07/09/2013-------Lifting Conditions Filed

07/12/2013-------NOA received

10/01/2013-------Approval Date

10/15/2013-------Ten Year Green Card Received! Finally!

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
Timeline

I'm sure there's gotta be a way to get a waiver for something you're severely allergic to! They wouldn't force that on someone. Now... as for getting evidence of the allergy and the necessary paperwork, I'm unsure about that.

I'd say ask your Medical Exam doc about it. Those doctors do a lot of the Immigration Medical Exams, and they might know what kind of waiver is needed.

The doctor in question was a friend of Mum's as she was working at the same hospital, I think thats why he was as brutaly honest with them as he was. Perhaps Mum can give me his name and I might be able to track him down, hopefully he's still doing the doctor thing here in NSW :)

Thanks for your reply Kiwi :)


Our story so far...

Jun 25, 2010 ------- It all started - 1st trip to Dayton, OH USA

Nov 16, 2011 ------- Engaged :) - 2nd trip to Dayton, OH USA

Nov 23, 2011 ------- Left each others arms :(

Jan 24, 2011 ------- I-129F Sent to TX Facility

Feb 01, 2011 ------- NOA1 E-Mail Recieved

Feb 04, 2011 ------- NOA1 Hard Copy Recieved

Mar 08, 2011 ------- NOA2 E-Mail Recieved

Mar 14, 2011 ------- Package arrived N.V.C

Mar 16, 2011 ------- Package departed N.V.C

Mar 18, 2011 ------- Arrived Sydney Consulate

Mar 22, 2011 ------- NOA3 E-Mail Recieved

Apr 18, 2011 ------- NOA4 E-Mail Recieved

May 17, 2011 ------- Interview for visa

May 17, 2011 ------- ** Visa Approved **

Jun 07, 2011 ------- Arrived back in USA

Jul 23, 2011 ------- Wedding day!!! :D

Aug 29, 2011 ------- AOS & EAD accepted at lock box facility

Oct 24, 2011 ------- AOS transferred to CSC

Nov 03, 2011 ------- EAD approved

Nov 12, 2011 ------- EAD Recieved

Nov 29, 2011 ------- Green-Card approved:D

Nov 29, 2011 ------- Green-Card recieved:D

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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If you can retrieve those medical records, do so, and submit them at the next logical stage in your process (this is one boon of getting an RFE -- information can be included besides what the RFE asks for).

I also suggest contacting the U.S. consulate in your country, explain that you're very early in the K-1 process, relate what you've told us here, and ask for feedback.

Actually, even before doing this, you should consult some immunization experts in hospitals and universities. It could be that the strengths or compositions of pertussis vaccines have changed, or the formulations have been altered, since you received the one that caused you the problems. The situation might be worth the making of a medical appointment to test your current sensitivity (at non-harmful levels).

You're fortunate to have plenty of time to do these things, and sensible to be thinking ahead. :thumbs:


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Australia
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If you can retrieve those medical records, do so, and submit them at the next logical stage in your process (this is one boon of getting an RFE -- information can be included besides what the RFE asks for).

I also suggest contacting the U.S. consulate in your country, explain that you're very early in the K-1 process, relate what you've told us here, and ask for feedback.

Actually, even before doing this, you should consult some immunization experts in hospitals and universities. It could be that the strengths or compositions of pertussis vaccines have changed, or the formulations have been altered, since you received the one that caused you the problems. The situation might be worth the making of a medical appointment to test your current sensitivity (at non-harmful levels).

You're fortunate to have plenty of time to do these things, and sensible to be thinking ahead. :thumbs:

I've been told that the vaccine has changed since I had it (1975 ish) but my nephew had the same reaction to the new version in the mid 1990's... So I'm not for going anywhere near it.

A quick google search of the name of the doctor I think it was who did it however, turned up that he is still in the same field and area, so I'll be trying to make contact and see if he will write me a letter or certificate of some kind.


Our story so far...

Jun 25, 2010 ------- It all started - 1st trip to Dayton, OH USA

Nov 16, 2011 ------- Engaged :) - 2nd trip to Dayton, OH USA

Nov 23, 2011 ------- Left each others arms :(

Jan 24, 2011 ------- I-129F Sent to TX Facility

Feb 01, 2011 ------- NOA1 E-Mail Recieved

Feb 04, 2011 ------- NOA1 Hard Copy Recieved

Mar 08, 2011 ------- NOA2 E-Mail Recieved

Mar 14, 2011 ------- Package arrived N.V.C

Mar 16, 2011 ------- Package departed N.V.C

Mar 18, 2011 ------- Arrived Sydney Consulate

Mar 22, 2011 ------- NOA3 E-Mail Recieved

Apr 18, 2011 ------- NOA4 E-Mail Recieved

May 17, 2011 ------- Interview for visa

May 17, 2011 ------- ** Visa Approved **

Jun 07, 2011 ------- Arrived back in USA

Jul 23, 2011 ------- Wedding day!!! :D

Aug 29, 2011 ------- AOS & EAD accepted at lock box facility

Oct 24, 2011 ------- AOS transferred to CSC

Nov 03, 2011 ------- EAD approved

Nov 12, 2011 ------- EAD Recieved

Nov 29, 2011 ------- Green-Card approved:D

Nov 29, 2011 ------- Green-Card recieved:D

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I would honestly start with the doctor you will be going to see for the medical exam. He might be able to tell you where to get your records, and which ones you'll need specifically.


Spoiler

 

07/20/2011-------I-485 and I-765 Sent
07/26/2011-------NOA1 received via email
08/05/2011-------RFE Notification via email and text
08/11/2011-------RFE Hardcopy in mail
08/12/2011-------RFE Sent back
08/15/2011-------RFE Received at USCIS
08/24/2011-------Biometrics Appointment
09/06/2011-------Notice of Interview! (via text)
09/15/2011-------EAD Approved Notification via text
10/06/2011-------Adjustment of Status Interview - APPROVED!!!

11/08/2011-------Green Card Received!!

07/09/2013-------Lifting Conditions Filed

07/12/2013-------NOA received

10/01/2013-------Approval Date

10/15/2013-------Ten Year Green Card Received! Finally!

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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I defer to KiwiBird, in regard to the first step. This will guide your subsequent actions most efficiently.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Mmmm yes, I think that would be a good course of action too... Thanks guys :)


Our story so far...

Jun 25, 2010 ------- It all started - 1st trip to Dayton, OH USA

Nov 16, 2011 ------- Engaged :) - 2nd trip to Dayton, OH USA

Nov 23, 2011 ------- Left each others arms :(

Jan 24, 2011 ------- I-129F Sent to TX Facility

Feb 01, 2011 ------- NOA1 E-Mail Recieved

Feb 04, 2011 ------- NOA1 Hard Copy Recieved

Mar 08, 2011 ------- NOA2 E-Mail Recieved

Mar 14, 2011 ------- Package arrived N.V.C

Mar 16, 2011 ------- Package departed N.V.C

Mar 18, 2011 ------- Arrived Sydney Consulate

Mar 22, 2011 ------- NOA3 E-Mail Recieved

Apr 18, 2011 ------- NOA4 E-Mail Recieved

May 17, 2011 ------- Interview for visa

May 17, 2011 ------- ** Visa Approved **

Jun 07, 2011 ------- Arrived back in USA

Jul 23, 2011 ------- Wedding day!!! :D

Aug 29, 2011 ------- AOS & EAD accepted at lock box facility

Oct 24, 2011 ------- AOS transferred to CSC

Nov 03, 2011 ------- EAD approved

Nov 12, 2011 ------- EAD Recieved

Nov 29, 2011 ------- Green-Card approved:D

Nov 29, 2011 ------- Green-Card recieved:D

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