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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I have some questions regarding location and vaccination.

Looking ahead, I found there are 2 locations for medical examination in Guangzhou:

  1. Health Care Center of Guangdong International Travel (Shamian)
  2. Guangzhou United Family Clinic

My SO is a shy person and wanted to know if the physical exam is done by a male or female doctor. I gave her the phone numbers to both locations. She called them and found that Shamian assigns female doctor to female beneficiary and male doctor to male beneficiary, whereas the United Family Clinic goes by which doctor is on duty.

And United Family Clinic does not administer vaccination shots either. They provide transportation to Shamian to get shots and then back to United Family Clinic for examination. So what is the advantage of going to United Family Clinic when Shamian is able to provide same day medical report if the examination is done in the morning, and Shamian is a one-stop shop for vaccination and exam.

Please share your SO's medical examination experience at these 2 locations, and how you decided on one location over the other.

My next question is, are all vaccinations prescribed at the same time, that is, everything required for k-1 through green card application. I would rather my SO get all the required shots in China so that we are ready to file for AOS.

Thank you!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Nope, the medical is done by a team of nurses, the person being examined goes from on station to the next.

No pun intended, it IS a "Chinese Fire Drill" !

Dealing with that consulate I highly advise joining http://candleforlove.com and studying the Interview Results forum there, it may help you avoid a pit fall. That consulate tends to hand out denials to K-1s like candy to the un-prepared.

We used the Shamian Island location. If doing a CR-1 or IR-1 spouse visa then it makes sense to use the Shamian island location, if doing a K-1 then either is fine, K-1 can defer vaccinations until after arriving to the USA, however it will be cheaper to do them overseas.

Vaccinations required for immigrations are:

Age 18 - 64 are required to have:

  • MMR
  • Td
  • Variccella (AKA Chicken Pox)
  • The FLU if in season

More: http://www.cdc.gov/i...tions.html#tbl1

My wife had done in Guangzhou, got a yellow book, which we later had to get transcribed to I-693 when adjusting status in the states.


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My wife and I chose to use the Guangzhou United Family Clinic because:

1. It was brand new at the time and we were told that it was very clean & efficient (which it was).

2. It is closer to the Consulate than the Shamian facility is.

3. Same day results are included in the regular service (no extra charge).

4. We chose not to have the vaccinations done in China because my health insurance covered the cost, so that was no

concern to us at the time (my wife was a K-1).

My wife and I were both very satisfied with the service at the Guangzhou United Family Clinic. As previously mentioned it was very clean & efficient. My wife had a 9:00am appointment and we were out the door with results in hand by 1:00pm. The medical was split up into stations and was conducted by both nurses and a doctor - only 1 doctor was on duty and so that is who everyone that day was examined by. After my wife arrived in the US she needed to have the MMR, Td and Varicella vaccinations for AOS - all of which were administered at the same time.

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Nope, the medical is done by a team of nurses, the person being examined goes from on station to the next.

No pun intended, it IS a "Chinese Fire Drill" !

Dealing with that consulate I highly advise joining http://candleforlove.com and studying the Interview Results forum there, it may help you avoid a pit fall. That consulate tends to hand out denials to K-1s like candy to the un-prepared.

We used the Shamian Island location. If doing a CR-1 or IR-1 spouse visa then it makes sense to use the Shamian island location, if doing a K-1 then either is fine, K-1 can defer vaccinations until after arriving to the USA, however it will be cheaper to do them overseas.

Vaccinations required for immigrations are:

Age 18 - 64 are required to have:

  • MMR
  • Td
  • Variccella (AKA Chicken Pox)
  • The FLU if in season

More: http://www.cdc.gov/i...tions.html#tbl1

My wife had done in Guangzhou, got a yellow book, which we later had to get transcribed to I-693 when adjusting status in the states.

Dan,

Thanks for sharing your wife's experience.

More questions:

  1. Who did the Breast and Genitalia exam in the case of your wife. Was it a nurse or doctor? Male or female? I should have been more specific in my first posting.
  2. Can the yellow book be transcribed to the I-693 in China? I'm thinking of getting most if not everything done in China if possible.
  3. All vaccinations administered at the same time? Did your wife have any reaction to the vaccinations?

I visit Candle for Love once in awhile, but I still come to VJ most of the time.

Thank you once again.


ROC

2014-05-17 (Sat) Card Received! Text and email: "The USPS reported that your new card was delivered on May 17, 2014"

2014-05-15 (Thurs) Received "USPS picked up mail from USCIS" text and email

2014-05-15 (Thurs) Received "card mailed" text and email

2014-05-14 (Wed) Received "card production" text and email

2014-05-12 (Mon) Received approval letter

2014-05-08 (Thurs) Date of Decision - Approved!

2013-11-29 (Fri) Early Biometrics done on Black Friday

2013-11-18 (Mon) Received Biometrics Appointment letter for 12/04/13

2013-11-09 (Sat) NOA1 Hardcopy

2013-11-08 (Fri) Check cashed

2013-11-06 (Wed) NOA1 Receipt Date

2013-11-04 (Mon) Mailed ROC Package

AOS

2012-02-11 (Sat) Green Card arrived!!

2012-02-09 (Thurs) Received Permanent Resident Welcome Letter

2012-02-07 (Tues) 12:45am I-485 Card Production (ordered production)

2012-02-06 (Mon) 6:45pm I-485 Decision (registered PR status)

2012-02-06 (Mon) 3:00pm I-485 Card Production (ordered production)

2011-12-08 (Thurs) Received EAD/AP combo card

2011-11-30 (Wed) Email/text: I-131(AP) approved. I-765(EAD) card production.

2011-10-25 (Tues) Completed biometrics

2011-10-21 (Fri) I-485 case transferred

2011-10-10 (Tues) Two NOA's: I-485 and I-765 payment receipts. Notice date 10/03/11

2011-10-08 (Sat) Biometrics Appointment letter for 10/25/11

2011-10-04 (Tues) Check cashed.

2011-10-03 (Mon) NOA's for I-485, I-131, and I-765

2011-09-30 (Fri) USCIS web status shows receipt for I-485, I-131, and I-765

2011-09-29 (Thurs) USPS delivery confirmation

2011-09-27 (Tues) Mailed AOS package

k-1

2011-07-25 (Mon) Visa in hand!!

2011-07-19 (Tue) Interview at 7:30am - Approved!!

2011-07-18 (Mon) Document in-take at 12:30pm

2011-05-19 (Thu) NOA2 (160 days from NOA1)

2010-12-15 (Wed) NOA1 hard copy received

2010-12-09 (Thu) I-129F package arrived USCIS PO Box in Dallas

2010-12-07 (Tue) Mailed I-129F package

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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My wife and I chose to use the Guangzhou United Family Clinic because:

1. It was brand new at the time and we were told that it was very clean & efficient (which it was).

2. It is closer to the Consulate than the Shamian facility is.

3. Same day results are included in the regular service (no extra charge).

4. We chose not to have the vaccinations done in China because my health insurance covered the cost, so that was no

concern to us at the time (my wife was a K-1).

My wife and I were both very satisfied with the service at the Guangzhou United Family Clinic. As previously mentioned it was very clean & efficient. My wife had a 9:00am appointment and we were out the door with results in hand by 1:00pm. The medical was split up into stations and was conducted by both nurses and a doctor - only 1 doctor was on duty and so that is who everyone that day was examined by. After my wife arrived in the US she needed to have the MMR, Td and Varicella vaccinations for AOS - all of which were administered at the same time.

Eric,

Thanks for your informative reply regarding the Guangzhou United Family Clinic.

We are doing a k-1 petition, but I was thinking ahead and prefer to get my SO vaccinated during the medical exam while she is there if it won't cause any complications or make her physically uncomfortable and unable to attend the interview.

My SO and I are concern from reading this and other forums about Breast and Genitalia examination. Some beneficiaries expressed embarrassment when examined by the opposite sex. Knowing ahead of time is important for her to be mentally prepared and not be surprised and embarrassed, even if it is for a few seconds. Therefore, having the choice of a female examiner would be very helpful in our case.

The phone operator at Shamian told her she can get the report that same afternoon at 3pm, and she would have a female doctor exam her. I just wanted to confirm with you and others who've been through the process.

Thank you once again!


ROC

2014-05-17 (Sat) Card Received! Text and email: "The USPS reported that your new card was delivered on May 17, 2014"

2014-05-15 (Thurs) Received "USPS picked up mail from USCIS" text and email

2014-05-15 (Thurs) Received "card mailed" text and email

2014-05-14 (Wed) Received "card production" text and email

2014-05-12 (Mon) Received approval letter

2014-05-08 (Thurs) Date of Decision - Approved!

2013-11-29 (Fri) Early Biometrics done on Black Friday

2013-11-18 (Mon) Received Biometrics Appointment letter for 12/04/13

2013-11-09 (Sat) NOA1 Hardcopy

2013-11-08 (Fri) Check cashed

2013-11-06 (Wed) NOA1 Receipt Date

2013-11-04 (Mon) Mailed ROC Package

AOS

2012-02-11 (Sat) Green Card arrived!!

2012-02-09 (Thurs) Received Permanent Resident Welcome Letter

2012-02-07 (Tues) 12:45am I-485 Card Production (ordered production)

2012-02-06 (Mon) 6:45pm I-485 Decision (registered PR status)

2012-02-06 (Mon) 3:00pm I-485 Card Production (ordered production)

2011-12-08 (Thurs) Received EAD/AP combo card

2011-11-30 (Wed) Email/text: I-131(AP) approved. I-765(EAD) card production.

2011-10-25 (Tues) Completed biometrics

2011-10-21 (Fri) I-485 case transferred

2011-10-10 (Tues) Two NOA's: I-485 and I-765 payment receipts. Notice date 10/03/11

2011-10-08 (Sat) Biometrics Appointment letter for 10/25/11

2011-10-04 (Tues) Check cashed.

2011-10-03 (Mon) NOA's for I-485, I-131, and I-765

2011-09-30 (Fri) USCIS web status shows receipt for I-485, I-131, and I-765

2011-09-29 (Thurs) USPS delivery confirmation

2011-09-27 (Tues) Mailed AOS package

k-1

2011-07-25 (Mon) Visa in hand!!

2011-07-19 (Tue) Interview at 7:30am - Approved!!

2011-07-18 (Mon) Document in-take at 12:30pm

2011-05-19 (Thu) NOA2 (160 days from NOA1)

2010-12-15 (Wed) NOA1 hard copy received

2010-12-09 (Thu) I-129F package arrived USCIS PO Box in Dallas

2010-12-07 (Tue) Mailed I-129F package

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