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Ok so I understand that K-1 applicants do not need to get another medical exam done. I had mine completed in May right before my visa interview. However I also heard that USCIS can sometimes "lose" your medical, and then send you an RFE for another one. Thinking ahead, I was able to convince my POE officer to make me a photocopy of the medical from the brown envelope. So, if I were to get an RFE for my medical because they "lost" it. Would it be sufficient to send in the copy I had made? Or are they looking for something different? Thank you :)


June 7, 2010 - Will asked me to marry him, and I said YES!!
October 4, 2010 - Will sent away the I-129F Petition
October 12, 2010 - NOA1 received!
October 15, 2010 - First "touch"
October 18, 2010 - Second "touch"
March 7, 2011 - NOA2!!!
March 18, 2011 - NVC forwarded our case to the Montreal Consulate....NOT where we wanted it to go!
March 25, 2011 - Email from Montreal saying that our case would be forwarded to Vancouver - only took one night for a reply from them smile.png
April 5, 2011 - Vancouver has our package!
April 6, 2011 - Received Packet 3 via email - now just waiting on my police certificate.
April 13, 2011 - faxed Packet 3 to Vancouver
April 14, 2011 - received Packet 4 via email
May 4, 2011 - Medical appointment
May 5, 2011 - Interview!! APPROVED smile.png


June 16, 2011 - POE at Blaine Peace Arch Crossing
June 28, 2011 - Got married by Elvis in Vegas!
Aug 8, 2011 - Received SSN in the mail.

Aug 31, 2011 - Sent off AOS Package
Sept 7, 2011 - Package received by USCIS
Sept 9, 2011 - Notice of Action email for AOS, EAD, and AP.
Sept 16, 2011 - Received my Biometrics Appt. letter for the 30th.
Sept 22, 2011 - RFE sad.png
Sept 30, 2011 - Biometrics Appt.
Oct 26, 2011 - Received interview letter for Dec 1st
Nov 4, 2011 - EAD/AP approved
Nov 12, 2011 - Received combo card in the mail
Dec 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED smile.png
Dec 9, 2011 - Greencard arrived in the mail!

Oct 18, 2013 - I-751 Package signed for at CA Service Center

Mar 5, 2014 - Approved! Awaiting greencard in the mail

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I was one of those "lucky" ones.. I don't know the answer to your question, but I just wanted to say I am amazed that you thought of it! Hopefully you won't even need it :) If it does happen, it's really not the end of the world, I found a CS who did a new full medical for me for $195 and I got most of it covered by my health insurance so I paid almost nothing :) Goodluck! :)


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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Ok so I understand that K-1 applicants do not need to get another medical exam done. I had mine completed in May right before my visa interview. However I also heard that USCIS can sometimes "lose" your medical, and then send you an RFE for another one. Thinking ahead, I was able to convince my POE officer to make me a photocopy of the medical from the brown envelope. So, if I were to get an RFE for my medical because they "lost" it. Would it be sufficient to send in the copy I had made? Or are they looking for something different? Thank you :)

I'm thinking that since you crossed at a less busy land border crossing - chances are it should all be in one piece. I doubt Blaine Peace Arch deal with as many 'immigrant' visas as say LAX do.

Good for you for getting a copy though! We were both October '10 K-1 filers. Glad you are close to then end of it all! xxxxx


"When I get sad, I stop being sad and be awesome instead".

K-1 VISA TIMELINE

30.09.10 - Filed I-129F

06.10.10 - Routed to CSC/NOA1 email

09.10.10 - Cheque cleared

07.10.10 - NOA1

14.10.10 - Touch

15.10.10 - Touch

16.01.11 - Applied for Police Record (NSW)

02.02.11 - Received Police Record (Took 17 days)

10.02.11 - Medical (Received results 6 days later)

22.03.11 - NOA2 (166 days/5.5 months)

25.03.11 - NVC Rec'd

29.03.11 - Left NVC

05.04.11 - Packet 3

05.04.11 - Returned Packet 3

11.04.11 - Packet 4 (Original interview scheduled for 10.05.11 - requested earlier appointment with success!)

12.04.11 - Interview APPROVED!

21.04.11 - VISA in hand!

26.04.11 - POE LAX

04.05.11 - Marriage

AOS TIMELINE

11.05.11 - Filed I-485/EAD/AP

14.05.11 - NOA1

27.05.11 - Walk-in Biometrics completed (originally scheduled for 10.06.11)

08.06.11 - Interview date notice received

11.07.11 - EAD/AP card production ordered (58 days)

14.07.11 - AOS Interview APPROVED!!!(61 days)

18.07.11 - EAD/AP card in hand (65 days)

22.07.11 - GC in hand!!! (69 days)

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I'm thinking that since you crossed at a less busy land border crossing - chances are it should all be in one piece. I doubt Blaine Peace Arch deal with as many 'immigrant' visas as say LAX do.

Good for you for getting a copy though! We were both October '10 K-1 filers. Glad you are close to then end of it all! xxxxx

Haha yeah I'm pretty sure they don't. No one wanted to deal with me. Every time a officer would call me up to the window, they'd be like "ohh...a K-1. I'm actually going on my break now." It was actually kind of funny.

How is your process going?


June 7, 2010 - Will asked me to marry him, and I said YES!!
October 4, 2010 - Will sent away the I-129F Petition
October 12, 2010 - NOA1 received!
October 15, 2010 - First "touch"
October 18, 2010 - Second "touch"
March 7, 2011 - NOA2!!!
March 18, 2011 - NVC forwarded our case to the Montreal Consulate....NOT where we wanted it to go!
March 25, 2011 - Email from Montreal saying that our case would be forwarded to Vancouver - only took one night for a reply from them smile.png
April 5, 2011 - Vancouver has our package!
April 6, 2011 - Received Packet 3 via email - now just waiting on my police certificate.
April 13, 2011 - faxed Packet 3 to Vancouver
April 14, 2011 - received Packet 4 via email
May 4, 2011 - Medical appointment
May 5, 2011 - Interview!! APPROVED smile.png


June 16, 2011 - POE at Blaine Peace Arch Crossing
June 28, 2011 - Got married by Elvis in Vegas!
Aug 8, 2011 - Received SSN in the mail.

Aug 31, 2011 - Sent off AOS Package
Sept 7, 2011 - Package received by USCIS
Sept 9, 2011 - Notice of Action email for AOS, EAD, and AP.
Sept 16, 2011 - Received my Biometrics Appt. letter for the 30th.
Sept 22, 2011 - RFE sad.png
Sept 30, 2011 - Biometrics Appt.
Oct 26, 2011 - Received interview letter for Dec 1st
Nov 4, 2011 - EAD/AP approved
Nov 12, 2011 - Received combo card in the mail
Dec 1, 2011 - Interview - APPROVED smile.png
Dec 9, 2011 - Greencard arrived in the mail!

Oct 18, 2013 - I-751 Package signed for at CA Service Center

Mar 5, 2014 - Approved! Awaiting greencard in the mail

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I always assumed if they lost the Medical, I'd call my doctor who did it and request he sent me a copy. But from MessyBrownHair's comment, it seems they make you do an entire one?? Geez, that would get pricey...at $320 a pop :crying:

I sure hope they dont lose might...positive thinking!

@ MessyBrownHair: I saw your website and loved the idea of the ourwishingwell.com page, so I did one for us too when we got married! Thanks for publicizing it, I never would have known about it without you, and we did get some pretty nice gifts from friends and family who live far as a result :dance:


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Oh cool, we loved using that site too! Its a sneaky thing, it looks like they are buying u stuff but you get the money instead without the awkwardness :) congrats on the wedding!

Oh and I believe you could ask for another copy of your medical, but I was in a hurry to get the GC! Thank goodness we got a great price for it, and I already had health insurance when I redid it ;)


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

Thank you, VJ! smile.png

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Ok so I understand that K-1 applicants do not need to get another medical exam done. I had mine completed in May right before my visa interview. However I also heard that USCIS can sometimes "lose" your medical, and then send you an RFE for another one. Thinking ahead, I was able to convince my POE officer to make me a photocopy of the medical from the brown envelope. So, if I were to get an RFE for my medical because they "lost" it. Would it be sufficient to send in the copy I had made? Or are they looking for something different? Thank you :)

That would be fine.

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