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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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hey everyone :)

i was checking the paper they gave me with medical exam results, to show at POE, other than the closed envelope i give to the embassy at interview, anyway i had the medical on January, so from what i know, the medical expires after 6 months from the date it was conducted, but on the top right side of the paper i give at the POE, i noticed that it had expiration date of 31st of march.... how can that be? do i need to get a full new medical exam for POE? and also i read somewhere on visa journey that some people are asked for the X-ray at POE, do i need to get a new one too? since i think the embassy keeps it? Thanks for your help! :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Algeria
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hey everyone :)

i was checking the paper they gave me with medical exam results, to show at POE, other than the closed envelope i give to the embassy at interview, anyway i had the medical on January, so from what i know, the medical expires after 6 months from the date it was conducted, but on the top right side of the paper i give at the POE, i noticed that it had expiration date of 31st of march.... how can that be? do i need to get a full new medical exam for POE? and also i read somewhere on visa journey that some people are asked for the X-ray at POE, do i need to get a new one too? since i think the embassy keeps it? Thanks for your help! :)

Hi, Once you have your visa and envelope to enter the US, the medical exam expiration is of no concern. The x ray is given to you for your benefit to keep for your records. Normally it is not given up at the POE.

Meriem


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Hey Rana!

You can just save the xray to bring with you to the US. They don't need it for your POE at all, it's just your personal record. If you should have to have another chest xray they can use what you had done before as a comparison.

Did you get your interview date? How are things???


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Algeria
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Hi, Once you have your visa and envelope to enter the US, the medical exam expiration is of no concern. The x ray is given to you for your benefit to keep for your records. Normally it is not given up at the POE.

Meriem

I guess our experience is different. Our lawyer continually told us that the medical was good for a year. When it came time for his visa to be issued, just shy of one year, the embassy told him to redo the medical because it had to still be good when entering the POE...not when the visa was issued. They said this is because the visa itself has a validity of 6 months from when its issued. Our lawyer advised us to only redo it if told to. When he reached MPLS he expected a lengthy POE experience because of his previous immigration history. The only thing he was asked when he was pulled to secondary was if he redid his medical. I'm not sure if anything would have happened if he did not but they made a big deal about it.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I saw on USCIS site, that if you apply for AOS within 1 year after original medial exam, you don't need a new complete exam, but just to get a Civil Surgeon to verify the shot record is properly completed and any needed shots were given, because completion of shots isn't mandatory for K-1 visa, but is required for immigrant visa or for AOS for anyone, as adjustment of status changes a non immigrant into an immigrant, then requiring all the same shots an immigrant needs. prior to entering the USA, I am unsure if there are any differences in expiry date due to length of time that visa is valid, even though the medical exam is valid for 1 year. Also even though the k-1 petitions are normally supposed to be valid for 6 months and visa is normally good for 6 months, they only made my fiancee, now wife's petition valid for 4 months, and visa good for 5 months from interview date rather than 6 months from date of issue, so that when she finally received it, it was only valid for 4 1/2 months, so there seems to be a great deal of variation in how long they choose to make things valid, and i think a good rule of thumb is we have to please these people, so if they ask for something we can reasonably get, its easier to get it than to try to circumvent what they ask for and try to make them like it. They're overworked and and often disgruntled by their workload, and therefore may not be amicable to being told their own rules by an applicant. All this leads me to believe you can be 100% correct and still lose. as i learned in the Navy, you never piss off the cooks who feed you or disbursing clerks who pay you. how much more important is it to not piss off the USCIS officer who can make your fiancee or wife go away.

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