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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hoping you can help me with this. My fiancee is asking about whether he needs a "cartão de vacinação international" international Vaccination Card and if he also needs something special to be able to drive here in the US. I have been looking for answers and asking around but so far it seems unclear. Knowing this beforehand will save a lot of headaches especially with the possible job opportunities waiting for him. I know if he has to get any special licenses that he would eventually have to do that here, but to start off I need to know if his drivers license from Brazil is enough to start.

Any help is appreciated... we are so close that I would hate for some small details to stop our life from moving forward as smoothly as possible from here on...


Met in 2006 in person for the first time!
July 2008 - Relationship is official (3-4 visits per year from 1 week to 2 months at a time)
August 2010 - He proposed! Contemplate living/marrying in Brazil or US
I-129F Sent: 09/12/2010
I-129F NOA1: 10/8/2010 Called to report lack of notice of receipt.
I-129F NOA1 Hard Copy Reissued and received: 10/23/2010 (dated Sept 21st 2010)
Touched: 10/03/2010
Called USCIS: 02/23/10
Called USCIS & Senator's Office for follow-up: 03/3/10
Senator Letter received (verdict = wait 30 days more and call again): 03/07/10
Called USCIS: 03/14/10 (system updated to processing Sept 11th applications)
Called Congressman 03/29/11 - "wait 3 days for a reply..."
I-129F NOA2 E-MAIL & TEXT: 3/30/11
NOA2 Hard Copy: 4/4/11
NVC received: 4/7/11
NVC Sent: 4/14/11
Interview: 6/28/11
AP Processing: Estimate 2 weeks
Package Received: 7/9/11
Confirmation E-mail: 7/11/11
VISA received: 7/7/11

Married: 10/20/11
Filed for AOS/AP/EAD: 12/19/11
Biometrics 1/31/12

AOS Transfer to CSC: 2/15/2012
EAD Approved: 2/16/2012
EAD/AP CARD: 2/24/2012
Called USCIS re: pending AOS so many times lost count
AOS Transfer to Local office: 1/15/2013
Called USCIS & Emailed re: still pending AOS again lost count of how many times
Refiled for EAD/AP 1/18/2012
Received Receipt for EAD refiling for 1/22/2012
AOS Appointment FINALLY scheduled for 3/4/2012

Condition Permanent residency approved and valid through April 2015

Applied to Remove Conditions received 2/18/2015
Oh - What we do for love!...

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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There is no need to carry vaccination information, but what IS required is to get whatever he is lacking at the time of his medical. Some jurisdictions will allow him to go to his private doc and others require them to be given at the medical. Call them and ask ahead of time so you don't waste your time and $$.

Drivers licenses are issued solely at the discretion of the state where you will live, and teh requirements vary state to state. He will have to get a new one in your state, but there is certainly a grace period--usually 30 - 60 days from the time he moves there, however he MUST get his SS# befoer any state will issue a license.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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There is no need to carry vaccination information, but what IS required is to get whatever he is lacking at the time of his medical. Some jurisdictions will allow him to go to his private doc and others require them to be given at the medical. Call them and ask ahead of time so you don't waste your time and $$.

Drivers licenses are issued solely at the discretion of the state where you will live, and teh requirements vary state to state. He will have to get a new one in your state, but there is certainly a grace period--usually 30 - 60 days from the time he moves there, however he MUST get his SS# befoer any state will issue a license.

My fiance got his vaccines at the posto de saude before going to his medical. It was no problem. He saw Dr. Duarte in Rio de Janeiro. The DL depends on the state as said above. Here in Cali you must get your EAD or green card before you can get a DL. Since he was clearly coming with the intent to stay and not just visit, he was not able to use an international DL. We just waited for the green card to make it easier. Go to the website for your state's DMV and see if they have the information. Not sure if your fiance speaks English, but mine was able to take the written test in Portuguese which was very helpful. Good luck to you on your journey!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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It would be very helpful for him to get the vaccination card (TWO official copies, ideally). Have him renew his Brazilian driver's license now for the longest term possible, and get an "International Driver Permit" (essentially a translation). It's probably a bit late for him to renew his passport, but this too would be highly desirable.

Other important documents to procure NOW include at least two official copies each of your marriage certificate, his university or school transcripts, his birth certificate, divorce certificate(s) if applicable, other health/medical records (one copy of these would do), perhaps a fresh police certificate (one copy would do), and any other official or crucial documents or papers that you can think of that would be difficult, expensive, or impossible to get once he's in the U.S.

You're smart to have raised your question, and fortunate to have some time to gather these other important items, si man.

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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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