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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
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According the following I have Class B tuberculous. I don't understand I was vaccinated as a child and have never had any chest infections let alone TB in my life.

Thank you for your e-mail inquiry. 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.

We are unable to renew a visa until the visa is expired. Please try your best to enter the U.S. with the current visa validity. If you fail to do so, please return your spouse’s visa and the Manila envelope unopened with a statement explaining why you were not able to use your visa within the validity. Your spouse will also have to renew her medical examination (specifically, her chest x-ray) and submit the updated medical examination on that day get a new visa issued. Please also note that a new visa fee of $404 needs to be paid in order to get a new visa issued. Please submit the documents to us at the Embassy 3rd floor window#305 on any weekday, except Wednesday, between 1:00- 3:00pm.{/quote]


Oct 19, 2010 I-130 application submitted to US Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Oct 22, 2010 I-130 application approved

Oct 22, 2010 packet 3 received via email

Nov 15, 2010 DS-230 part 1 faxed to US Embassy Seoul

Nov 15, 2010 Appointment for visa interview made on-line

Nov 16, 2010 Confirmation of appointment received via email

Dec 13, 2010 Interview date

Dec 15, 2010 CR-1 received via courier

Mar 29, 2011 POE Detroit Michigan

Feb 15, 2012 Change of address via telephone

Jan 10, 2013 I-751 packet mailed to Vermont Service CenterJan 15, 2013 NOA1

Jan 31, 2013 Biometrics appointment letter received

Feb 20, 2013 Biometric appointment date

June 14, 2013 RFE

June 24, 2013 Responded to RFE

July 24, 2013 Removal of conditions approved

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It says "in case you are found with Class B TB." You don't have it, they are merely informing you how long the validity of the visa is if you had been diagnosed with Class B TB.

According the following I have Class B tuberculous. I don't understand I was vaccinated as a child and have never had any chest infections let alone TB in my life.

Thank you for your e-mail inquiry. 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.

We are unable to renew a visa until the visa is expired. Please try your best to enter the U.S. with the current visa validity. If you fail to do so, please return your spouse's visa and the Manila envelope unopened with a statement explaining why you were not able to use your visa within the validity. Your spouse will also have to renew her medical examination (specifically, her chest x-ray) and submit the updated medical examination on that day get a new visa issued. Please also note that a new visa fee of $404 needs to be paid in order to get a new visa issued. Please submit the documents to us at the Embassy 3rd floor window#305 on any weekday, except Wednesday, between 1:00- 3:00pm.{/quote]


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N-400 Timeline

02-23-2018: Sent N-400 Application online

02-23-2018: Date on NOA, retrieved from online account

02-23-2018: Date on Biometrics Appointment Letter (Biometrics Appointment at Jacksonville ASC on March 13, 10:00 a.m.)

03-08-2018: Biometrics complete

04-05-2018: Case status updated - Interview Scheduled on May 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m. :D

05-10-2018: Citizenship Interview - Passed English and Civics Tests, Recommended for Approval! :D 

06-19-2018: Received email and text notification: Naturalization Ceremony Scheduled; waited for letter to be uploaded on online account - it has been set on Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 p.m.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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hi,.ptb is not hard to treat,just 2weeks of continuous treatment you wouldn't be contagious anymore,and 6months of continuous treatment you are free from disease,of cor's your not infectious anymore...so i think embassy wouldn't hold your visa after treatment..(correct me if im wrong)

There is time for everything...do not panic!not sure yet.

(im new here,hello Vj members!i think i was browsing this site for almost a month before i finally create one.)

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October 6 2010--NOA1

March 7 2011----NOA2

March 14 2011---Visa fee Paid @ BPI

March 15 2011---NVC sent our case to Usem(Manila)

March 16 2011---Medical exam (passed!whooo!)Thank you God!

March 17 2011---Vaccination done

March 22 2011---Scheduled Interview(april 28 2011),Usem just uploaded our case(i think)

March 23 2011---Rescheduled Interview(April 13,2011),after many trials online scheduling,with the help of guy agent from Usem call center,he changed my password online.

April 13,2011---Interview(plsss God Guide us...!^_^)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
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Sorry I misread the email I received, but I still don't understand why I am not being given at least six months to enter the US and I they feel I should pay a further $404 on top of the thousand dollars we have already forked out for a visa.


Oct 19, 2010 I-130 application submitted to US Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Oct 22, 2010 I-130 application approved

Oct 22, 2010 packet 3 received via email

Nov 15, 2010 DS-230 part 1 faxed to US Embassy Seoul

Nov 15, 2010 Appointment for visa interview made on-line

Nov 16, 2010 Confirmation of appointment received via email

Dec 13, 2010 Interview date

Dec 15, 2010 CR-1 received via courier

Mar 29, 2011 POE Detroit Michigan

Feb 15, 2012 Change of address via telephone

Jan 10, 2013 I-751 packet mailed to Vermont Service CenterJan 15, 2013 NOA1

Jan 31, 2013 Biometrics appointment letter received

Feb 20, 2013 Biometric appointment date

June 14, 2013 RFE

June 24, 2013 Responded to RFE

July 24, 2013 Removal of conditions approved

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Again, in the e-mail it said that if you did not use your visa, you must return it...and if you wish to re-apply for a visa the new fee is $404.

When your IR1/CR1 visa is issued, you will have up to 6 months to use the visa to enter the U.S.

Sorry I misread the email I received, but I still don't understand why I am not being given at least six months to enter the US and I they feel I should pay a further $404 on top of the thousand dollars we have already forked out for a visa.


Be smart, have a plan, and hang on to the people you love. - Chris Gardner

 

N-400 Timeline

02-23-2018: Sent N-400 Application online

02-23-2018: Date on NOA, retrieved from online account

02-23-2018: Date on Biometrics Appointment Letter (Biometrics Appointment at Jacksonville ASC on March 13, 10:00 a.m.)

03-08-2018: Biometrics complete

04-05-2018: Case status updated - Interview Scheduled on May 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m. :D

05-10-2018: Citizenship Interview - Passed English and Civics Tests, Recommended for Approval! :D 

06-19-2018: Received email and text notification: Naturalization Ceremony Scheduled; waited for letter to be uploaded on online account - it has been set on Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 p.m.

07-25-2018: I am now a U.S. Citizen!

 

K3-K4 Journey.txt

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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Do you have the passport with visa? What does it say on the actual visa about validity? What did you say in your email to them?

Visa is usually valid 6 months, but sometimes less, especially if the medical was done a long time ahead of the interview.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
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Do you have the passport with visa? What does it say on the actual visa about validity? What did you say in your email to them?

Visa is usually valid 6 months, but sometimes less, especially if the medical was done a long time ahead of the interview.

To come to think of it I did do my medical back in October. Dam I should have waited but I honestly didn't think this would be an issue. The fact that they won't another $404 dollars just to reissue my visa is really, really annoying.


Oct 19, 2010 I-130 application submitted to US Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Oct 22, 2010 I-130 application approved

Oct 22, 2010 packet 3 received via email

Nov 15, 2010 DS-230 part 1 faxed to US Embassy Seoul

Nov 15, 2010 Appointment for visa interview made on-line

Nov 16, 2010 Confirmation of appointment received via email

Dec 13, 2010 Interview date

Dec 15, 2010 CR-1 received via courier

Mar 29, 2011 POE Detroit Michigan

Feb 15, 2012 Change of address via telephone

Jan 10, 2013 I-751 packet mailed to Vermont Service CenterJan 15, 2013 NOA1

Jan 31, 2013 Biometrics appointment letter received

Feb 20, 2013 Biometric appointment date

June 14, 2013 RFE

June 24, 2013 Responded to RFE

July 24, 2013 Removal of conditions approved

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
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Did your xray actually confirmed that you have TB? Just a curiosity..I was vaccinated as a chiled and my skin test showed positive, but the xray confirmed that I did not have TB... just wondering...having my medical (again - soon).

No it didn't confirm I had TB, all it was is that I misread the original email I received from the embassy didn't understand that it actually said. Basically I need to enter the US within six months of the date of my original medical exam otherwise I would need to retake the medical exam and pay for the cost for reissuing my visa.


Oct 19, 2010 I-130 application submitted to US Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Oct 22, 2010 I-130 application approved

Oct 22, 2010 packet 3 received via email

Nov 15, 2010 DS-230 part 1 faxed to US Embassy Seoul

Nov 15, 2010 Appointment for visa interview made on-line

Nov 16, 2010 Confirmation of appointment received via email

Dec 13, 2010 Interview date

Dec 15, 2010 CR-1 received via courier

Mar 29, 2011 POE Detroit Michigan

Feb 15, 2012 Change of address via telephone

Jan 10, 2013 I-751 packet mailed to Vermont Service CenterJan 15, 2013 NOA1

Jan 31, 2013 Biometrics appointment letter received

Feb 20, 2013 Biometric appointment date

June 14, 2013 RFE

June 24, 2013 Responded to RFE

July 24, 2013 Removal of conditions approved

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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No it didn't confirm I had TB, all it was is that I misread the original email I received from the embassy didn't understand that it actually said. Basically I need to enter the US within six months of the date of my original medical exam otherwise I would need to retake the medical exam and pay for the cost for reissuing my visa.

Okay, do you have a vaccination record showing that you received the TB vaccine in the past? If you do have the record you received the vaccine....the X-Ray is not needed..isn't it? Then the limitation wouldn't apply, would it?

Maybe get your vaccination record...or get the TB vaccine... just throwing some thoughts...I remember the civil surgeon that was doing my medical told me that I wouldn't have to do the X-ray if I had my vaccination record... because i didn't have it and the skin test turned out positive (because of the vaccine)i had to get the X-ray and get another vaccine....well at least I have the record of the 2nd vaccine now, so i'm definitely bringing that to my medical this time...hoping for no X-ray...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I have a question. In my medical result turned out I have CLASS B and the validity of my medical only valid for three months. Now I'm under AP and my medical will expire soon.

Do I need to retake my medical again in case my Visa was released after my medical expires? again do I have to do another SPUTUM and wait for another 8 weeks? :(

Thanks


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