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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Jamaican fiance has no records of previous immunizations sooo I'm curious what the next step should be. I'm hearing a lot that start the immunizations asap and get as many done as possible before the medical exam before the interview.

Sooo does he simply go to a local doctor (which will be in Ocho Rios), and use this list (http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3745.html):

•Hepatitis A

•Hepatitis B

•Influenza

•Influenza type b (Hib)

•Measles

•Meningococcal

•Mumps

•Penumococcal

•Pertussis

•Polio

•Rotavirus

•Rubella

•Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids

•Varicella

Then for booster shots, if there's time before the medical exam for the interview, he gets them at the same doctor? But if there isn't time for booster shots, he must pay at the exam? I'm unsure what shots need more than one shot to be a completed series.

I've also heard about asking the doctor to do an antibody test in the blood to show what the patient is immune to, due to prior immunizations. Is this a possibility? He received all shots needed to enter school so it seems such a waste to do them again, I'm definately hoping for another way!

Thanks :blush:


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
Timeline

calling all experts and people who've been here before! :whistle:


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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calling all experts and people who've been here before! :whistle:

Don't know about Jamaica but in general the same medical exam doctor can give her the battery of shots during the exam. They did it for my fiance last time we tried.


NOA1 - 12/21/15

NOA2 - 04/18/16

NVC Receive - 04/29/16

NVC Welcome - 05/13/16

DS-261 - 05/14/16

AOS, IV PAID - 05/27/16

DS260 done - 06/10/16

Case Transferred to US Embassy in Riga Latvia at the end of October.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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I don't know what Jamaica requires but for Mexico vaccinations aren't required for the K1 visa, my fiance doesn't have medical history either, we're going to go to the medical with nothing. We've been told that they won't give him any vaccines, but that he will need to have them done once in the U.S.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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not sure about other countries, but my fiancee is from peru and was given shots at birth but there were no records. my fiancee went to her medical appointment without records and she only had to get 3 of the vaccinations listed. i guess the doctors knew which shots she had received at birth. maybe your fiance received some shots at birth too but does not have records. good luck.

ps. you might read through the reviews about the embassy to see if someone wrote about it

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Just to add. i was under the same impression that I have to show proof of vaccinations but we only have to get few done not..There is a chart of the website under the questionnaire and it is split into ages. So let say if you are over 25 you only have to get tetnas and MRV done.

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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Jamaican fiance has no records of previous immunizations sooo I'm curious what the next step should be. I'm hearing a lot that start the immunizations asap and get as many done as possible before the medical exam before the interview.

Sooo does he simply go to a local doctor (which will be in Ocho Rios), and use this list (http://travel.state..../info_3745.html):

•Hepatitis A

•Hepatitis B

•Influenza

•Influenza type b (Hib)

•Measles

•Meningococcal

•Mumps

•Penumococcal

•Pertussis

•Polio

•Rotavirus

•Rubella

•Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids

•Varicella

Then for booster shots, if there's time before the medical exam for the interview, he gets them at the same doctor? But if there isn't time for booster shots, he must pay at the exam? I'm unsure what shots need more than one shot to be a completed series.

I've also heard about asking the doctor to do an antibody test in the blood to show what the patient is immune to, due to prior immunizations. Is this a possibility? He received all shots needed to enter school so it seems such a waste to do them again, I'm definately hoping for another way!

Thanks :blush:

From what I seen you have not filed as yet..? Your Jamaican Fiancée should visit the nearest clinic and get her required shots ASAP. IF if she must go to the Medical Appointment without any records then she can expect to pay upto about $130.00 more depending on the Medical office she chooses.


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Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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Jamaican fiance has no records of previous immunizations sooo I'm curious what the next step should be. I'm hearing a lot that start the immunizations asap and get as many done as possible before the medical exam before the interview.

Sooo does he simply go to a local doctor (which will be in Ocho Rios), and use this list (http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3745.html):

•Hepatitis A

•Hepatitis B

•Influenza

•Influenza type b (Hib)

•Measles

•Meningococcal

•Mumps

•Penumococcal

•Pertussis

•Polio

•Rotavirus

•Rubella

•Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids

•Varicella

Then for booster shots, if there's time before the medical exam for the interview, he gets them at the same doctor? But if there isn't time for booster shots, he must pay at the exam? I'm unsure what shots need more than one shot to be a completed series.

I've also heard about asking the doctor to do an antibody test in the blood to show what the patient is immune to, due to prior immunizations. Is this a possibility? He received all shots needed to enter school so it seems such a waste to do them again, I'm definately hoping for another way!

Thanks :blush:

Not all those shots are required. If he doesn'tk now what immunisations he has he can see his local doctor to do a "blood titer" to determine his current immunities. Then he'll only need whatever one's he's missing for his age range.

See here: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/adult/mmwr-adult-schedule.pdf page 2, table 1 (shots in yellow excluding HPV and zoster which are no longer required by USCIS)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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My fiance' had no record of his shots either. He went to the clinic near his home and got 4 of the initial shots, they cannot give them all at one time. He then went to his appointment a week later and received the rest. He paid $4,000 JMD at the clinic and another $18,000 JMD for exam and the rest of his shots at his medical exam

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Mexico
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My husband is from Mexico and when he went to his medical (as a fiance with the K-1) he did not have to receive any vaccines. Just last week we went to the civil surgeon with NO vaccine history and was just given two injections: Tetanus and MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella in one shot). That was all they required! It may be different for your country though I was previously under the impression that all K-1 visas had the same US entry requirements.


I-129F

NOA1- August 23,2010

NOA2- January 24, 2011 (NOA1-NOA2: 154 days)

NVC Receive- January 31, 2011

NVC Sent- February 1, 2011

Consulate Receive- February 3, 2011

Consulate Sent Packet 3- March 10, 2011 (CDJ Receive-Packet 3 sent: 35 days)

Receive Packet 3 in U.S.- March 21, 2011

ASC Appointment- March 23, 2011

Interview- March 24, 2011

Crossed into the U.S.- April 7, 2011

A.O.S.

I-485 in the mail- June 14, 2011

I-485 received at Chicago Lockbox- June 16, 2011

NOA1- June 17, 2011

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Before he goes anywhere to get the immunizations, he should first check with his previous school, they may have a record of shot he received during his school years. Second, since you'll have not filed anything, putting the horse before the cart is not a good thing.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Not all those shots are required. If he doesn'tk now what immunisations he has he can see his local doctor to do a "blood titer" to determine his current immunities. Then he'll only need whatever one's he's missing for his age range.

See here: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/recs/schedules/downloads/adult/mmwr-adult-schedule.pdf page 2, table 1 (shots in yellow excluding HPV and zoster which are no longer required by USCIS)

Okay this sounds good, did you or your's do this blood test? How much did it cost for you, if done?


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Before he goes anywhere to get the immunizations, he should first check with his previous school, they may have a record of shot he received during his school years. Second, since you'll have not filed anything, putting the horse before the cart is not a good thing.

Primary school or high school?

The cart is waiting on slow Jamaican mail, his two signed forms, the rest is set up... so the horse really can't sit still- horse likes to have a map of what's ahead!! ;):yes:


“If puss and dog can get together, why cant we love one another?"


06/15/11: MAILED I-129F, ''fiancé visa'', petition to marry foreign born fiancé 3 months after landing in U.S.
06/22/11: CHECK CASHED! CASE MOVING FROM TEXAS TO CALI SERVICE CENTER (CSC)
06/25/11: NOA1, letter dated 6/20/11 from CSC
07/18/11: "TOUCH"
10/27/11: NOA2!! 129 DAYS
11/12/11: NVC Receives Petition
12/02/11: Kingston receives case from NVC.. Packet 3 never received. Request via email, more than one email sent.
12/19/11: Email Reply from Kingston with PACKET 4 and INTERVIEW DATE
12/23/11: MEDICAL APPOINTMENT KINGSTON
01/12/12: INTERVIEW KINGSTON 9:00am! **APPROVED!!!*
01/24/12: PICK UP VISA @ KINGSTON
01/26/12: POE @ ATL
02/21/12: MARRIED!!
04/17/12: Sent AOS, EAD & AP- Adjustment of status to "Conditional Permanent Resident'', Authorization to begin work, and Advance Parole (to travel outside U.S. while green card processes)
04/20/12: NOA1 I-485, I-765, I-131
05/11/12: Biometrics notice for appointment
05/23//12: Case transferred to CSC
06/08/12: Biometrics appointment
06/18/12: I-765 Approved & Green Card Production begins
06/23/12: EAD card and A.P. approval
01/05/13: I-485 APPROVAL text/email, Green card has been sent
01/11/13: Green Card arrives

09/22/14: Send in ROC for ten year green card

12/19/14: Green Card Expires, File for Removal of Conditions no earlier than 09/19/2014

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Okay this sounds good, did you or your's do this blood test? How much did it cost for you, if done?

Please be aware that what is done in other countries may not be available in Jamaica. Therefore things related to the embassy are handle different from country to country.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Okay this sounds good, did you or your's do this blood test? How much did it cost for you, if done?

price in Australia will not be close to the price in Jamaica, even if available

FWIW, K-1 has no vaccination requirement...

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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