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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

how did it go?


Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Montreal, Canada
I-129F Sent : 2010-11-08 (Texas)
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-11-11 (Sent to Vermont)
I-129F NOA2 : 2011-04-14 said Toronto, sent to Montreal, well played
NVC Received : 2011-04-19
NVC Left : 2011-04-21
Consulate Received : 2011-04-29
Packet 3 Received : not yet lol
Packet 3 Sent : 2011-05-10
Packet 4 Received :2011-05-20
Interview Date :2011-08-10
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2011-08-19
POE: 2011-08-25
Marriage: 2011-09-03
AOS: 2011-10-13
NOA: 2011-10-27
Bio. Appt. : 2011-12-12
AOS Transfer to CSC: 2011-12-23
NOA 2 AP/EAD: 2011-12-23
AP/EAD in hand:2012-01-03

GC: 2012-04-02
ROC Sent: 2014-02-10

NOA:2014-02-13

Bio. Appt 2014-03-24

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

No - your insurance will not cover a medical for US immigration as a health spending account expense (I assume this is how you plan to try to cover it?) - you will pay the fee to the physician and that's pretty much it. It's not a covered expense by the province either (of course.)

You should either be able to call your employer's benefits administrator or call Sun directly to find out for sure.

PS I used to work at Sun life :) I would be very surprised if they'd changed their stance on this expense, I could not submit my own medical a couple years a ago. They have no desire to pay for a medical which really is a voluntarily incurred expense.


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Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I would think that would be true in the case of maybe a work visa..the company might pay for it but most if not all of us had to pay out of pocket for our medicals. :)


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~~~I-130 Sent : 2009-11-24~~~

~~~ Medical : 2010-09-28~~~ ~~~ MTL Interview : 2010-10-20~~~ ~~~ APPROVED~~~

~~~POE Date :2010-10-31~~~ ~~~Received SSN's 2010-11-08~~

~~~Welcome Letter/Notice Receipt :2010-11-30~~~ ~~~Received Our Green Cards 2010-12-06~~~

~~~ ROC :2012-08-20~~~ ~~~NOA1 :2012-08-28~~~ ~~~BIO :2012-09-25~~~~

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Yeah. I had Sun Life coverage when I worked in Canada and the immigration medical definitely was not covered by either Sun Life or OHIP. I had to pay out of pocket. If you need any vaccinations, however, see your family doctor before the medical because you can get those done without a fee. If you wait for the medical you will have to pay for those as well.


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Note if you need further vaccinations most insurance cover them when you do your AOS.

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can anyone tell me, credit cards are accepted at the medical, correct?

Looks like they are, but wanting to make sure!

For Dr Seiden at least it's only Cash, Money Order or certified cheque. Outlined here: http://www.panelphysicians.com/Pages/ExamCosts.htm


K1:
10-27-10 : I129F Sent
11-03-10 : NOA1
04-06-11 : NOA2
06-20-11 : Medical (Toronto)
08-03-11 : Interview - APPROVED!
08-12-11 : Visa in Hand & POE
09-17-11 : Wedding <3

AOS:
11-02-11 : AOS Sent
12-05-11 : RFE
12-09-11 : Biometrics
01-11-12 : EAD/AP Card received
01-30-12 : AOS Interview
02-03-12 : Card Production Ordered
02-08-12 : Green Card received

ROC:

11-22-13 : ROC Sent

11-27-13 : NOA

12-17-13 : Biometrics

04-01-14 : RFE

05-16-14 : RFE Response Sent

05-22-14 : Card Production Ordered

05-30-14 : Card in hand

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ahhhh got it, so confusing!

and the actual interview in montreal, they accept credit card in addition to US cash, correct?

I believe it's US cash only at the interview, actually... but I can't seem to find the link to verify. Hopefully someone else will weigh in.


K1:
10-27-10 : I129F Sent
11-03-10 : NOA1
04-06-11 : NOA2
06-20-11 : Medical (Toronto)
08-03-11 : Interview - APPROVED!
08-12-11 : Visa in Hand & POE
09-17-11 : Wedding <3

AOS:
11-02-11 : AOS Sent
12-05-11 : RFE
12-09-11 : Biometrics
01-11-12 : EAD/AP Card received
01-30-12 : AOS Interview
02-03-12 : Card Production Ordered
02-08-12 : Green Card received

ROC:

11-22-13 : ROC Sent

11-27-13 : NOA

12-17-13 : Biometrics

04-01-14 : RFE

05-16-14 : RFE Response Sent

05-22-14 : Card Production Ordered

05-30-14 : Card in hand

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I believe it's US cash only at the interview, actually... but I can't seem to find the link to verify. Hopefully someone else will weigh in.

Likewise, I know it's US cash only, but I can't find the link either. >_> Credit cards are definitely not accepted.

I have about 50 threads from VJ bookmarked in addition to a bunch of other gov't websites. It's hard to sort through :lol:

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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ahhhh got it, so confusing!

and the actual interview in montreal, they accept credit card in addition to US cash, correct?

It turns out I was wrong. I just looked at my packet 4 and it states that "fees may be paid in US Dollars or the Canadian dollar equivalent [so CAD is totally fine as long as it adds up to 350 US]. We accept cash and credit cards only."

So credit cards, US cash, and Canadian cash are totally fine.

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It turns out I was wrong. I just looked at my packet 4 and it states that "fees may be paid in US Dollars or the Canadian dollar equivalent [so CAD is totally fine as long as it adds up to 350 US]. We accept cash and credit cards only."

So credit cards, US cash, and Canadian cash are totally fine.

I found the thread I was thinking of: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/309976-paying-at-montreal/

Evidently later in P4 (I'm at work and don't have it on hand) it specifies for K1 it has to be US cash. I'd take the US cash just to be safe.


K1:
10-27-10 : I129F Sent
11-03-10 : NOA1
04-06-11 : NOA2
06-20-11 : Medical (Toronto)
08-03-11 : Interview - APPROVED!
08-12-11 : Visa in Hand & POE
09-17-11 : Wedding <3

AOS:
11-02-11 : AOS Sent
12-05-11 : RFE
12-09-11 : Biometrics
01-11-12 : EAD/AP Card received
01-30-12 : AOS Interview
02-03-12 : Card Production Ordered
02-08-12 : Green Card received

ROC:

11-22-13 : ROC Sent

11-27-13 : NOA

12-17-13 : Biometrics

04-01-14 : RFE

05-16-14 : RFE Response Sent

05-22-14 : Card Production Ordered

05-30-14 : Card in hand

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I found the thread I was thinking of: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/309976-paying-at-montreal/

Evidently later in P4 (I'm at work and don't have it on hand) it specifies for K1 it has to be US cash. I'd take the US cash just to be safe.

Oh man, you know what? I NEED NEW GLASSES!

Because, as originally thought, P4 actually states, specifically for K1s that they must be paid in US cash only. Somehow I skipped right over that part! :bonk:

I feel like I must be a menace to VJ, putting out all this incorrect information. Sorry guys >_<

P4 states "K (fiance) visas: $350 US, paid in cash only."

So yeah, no credit cards or CAD money.

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