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This is kind of urgent as my exam is tomrrow morning,

and my question is, do they test for drug use?

actualy in particular, just marijuana use?

i read somewhere on the forum that some1 got

denied b/c they ADMITTED to use of marijuana

in the last 3 years, but admitted is not the same

as actually taking a urine test...

does anyone know??

thanks!

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Yes they test for drug use. Your system must be clean of ganja....and if they ask do not admit to smoking in the last 3 years.


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it woudnt be done in any other form, but a urine test tho, right?

my layer said he's 98% sure they dont even test for marijuana,

and im completley stressed out over it b/c its not like a habit,

its so very occasional, and i dont want it 2 get in the way of

all this paperwork

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Are you doing your medical in the U.S.? They don't test for anything. They don't even ask you to take your clothes off. All they do is give you shots if you need any, do a TB test and draw blood for HIV and syphillis. I was also asked if I ever had mumps or chickenpox when I was a child. That was it. This whole exam is a joke, they only want you to pay your cash :)

Of course, it may depend on what doctor you get...


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This is kind of urgent as my exam is tomrrow morning,

and my question is, do they test for drug use?

actualy in particular, just marijuana use?

i read somewhere on the forum that some1 got

denied b/c they ADMITTED to use of marijuana

in the last 3 years, but admitted is not the same

as actually taking a urine test...

does anyone know??

thanks!

When I did the medical, they did not do a urine test and they asked me questions about my medical history (smoke?, drink?, etc). They drew some blood and the nurse told me it was for Syphillis and HIV.


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ok good, that makes me feel a little better, yes, im taking the test in the US

and yes... every1 wants so much cash every step of the way,

this medical test is costing me 160$, is that sound about right?

any1 else pay a much different amount?

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ok good, that makes me feel a little better, yes, im taking the test in the US

and yes... every1 wants so much cash every step of the way,

this medical test is costing me 160$, is that sound about right?

any1 else pay a much different amount?

I've heard they can ask you for a drug test if they suspect drug use.

You shouldn't use drugs, and I'm sort of annoyed that you plan to lie about your drug use since if you've used in the United States, you've committed a crime and in my eyes you will be committing fraud when you 'pass' your interview by omitting your drug use.

So, I won't wish you good luck because I hope you get caught.

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24 June 2007: Leaving day/flying to Dallas-Fort Worth

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ok good, that makes me feel a little better, yes, im taking the test in the US

and yes... every1 wants so much cash every step of the way,

this medical test is costing me 160$, is that sound about right?

any1 else pay a much different amount?

I've heard they can ask you for a drug test if they suspect drug use.

You shouldn't use drugs, and I'm sort of annoyed that you plan to lie about your drug use since if you've used in the United States, you've committed a crime and in my eyes you will be committing fraud when you 'pass' your interview by omitting your drug use.

So, I won't wish you good luck because I hope you get caught.

you are quick to judge, and call this ''drug use''

where i will not get into a discussion about this

but you clearly dont know my position or situation,

i asked a simple question and unlike any1 else that

is trying to be helpful, you briing in your own

personal feelings and judgements into it

simply your comment was that of an A**hole

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ok good, that makes me feel a little better, yes, im taking the test in the US

and yes... every1 wants so much cash every step of the way,

this medical test is costing me 160$, is that sound about right?

any1 else pay a much different amount?

I've heard they can ask you for a drug test if they suspect drug use.

You shouldn't use drugs, and I'm sort of annoyed that you plan to lie about your drug use since if you've used in the United States, you've committed a crime and in my eyes you will be committing fraud when you 'pass' your interview by omitting your drug use.

So, I won't wish you good luck because I hope you get caught.

you are quick to judge, and call this ''drug use''

where i will not get into a discussion about this

but you clearly dont know my position or situation,

i asked a simple question and unlike any1 else that

is trying to be helpful, you briing in your own

personal feelings and judgements into it

simply your comment was that of an A**hole

Simply put, there is no excuse for using marijuana. You know damn well it's illegal. Otherwise you wouldn't be fretting about the possibility of a drug test. Your 'situation' is irrelevant. There is no excuse for your drug use.

Simply put, concealing your drug use is visa fraud.

Simply put, using marijuana in the United States is illegal and they can deport you for it if you get caught.

Simply put, using marijuana while on an immigrant visa in the United States is taking the piss and it makes me angry that you are abusing the privilege you've been granted.

I know you asked for help, but do you think you deserve it? A visa to the United States is a privilege and it can be taken away if you don't abide by the rules. Yes, I'm judgemental; you broke the law and there are consequences for that if you get caught. As an American citizen, I don't think it's too much to ask that someone who has been granted the PRIVILEGE of a US visa has the good sense to obey our laws.

Share something like that on a message board, you should expect all sorts of responses. If you didn't want someone to say something like this to you, you should not have asked. I don't think I'm being rude at all; I'm simply being honest. You're the one breaking the law.

Have a nice day, and stop smoking marijuana. It's bad for you.


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I asked hubby last night and he said they did not take any urine, they only took blood to test for STD's.


12/03/2005: Married

10/13/2006: Interview Approved

10/26/2006: POE: EWR (ARRIVED) [/size]

182 days from filing to Visa in Hand!!![/color]

AOS/EAD

01/22/2007: Sent to The Lockbox.....let the games begin.....again

02/02/2007: NOA1's for both....the waiting game officially begins

02/15/2007: Biometrics appt.

04/11/2007: EAD APPROVED!! YI-HAW

04/21/2007: Received SSN#

05/23/2007: AOS Interview -------> APPROOOOOOVED!!!!!!

05/29/2007: Received Welcome letter

06/04/2007: Green Card in Hand!!!

122 Days from filing AOS to Green Card in Hand!!!

REMOVING CONDITIONS

05/21/2009: Filed to Remove Conditions

6/18/2009: Biometrics Done

09/14/2009: Approved!!!

Citizenship

2/15/2011: Filed N-400

3/28/2011: Biometrics <-- Done

5/09/2011: Naturalization Interview <--- APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5/09/2011: Swearing in Ceremony (We're Done)

MY HUSBAND IS NOW A US CITIZEN

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How did america start? and who settled america? yah.. i thought so.. so clearly u dont have to be 'clear of sin' to be here, and as proof, you got MR. BUSH, that was big on cocaine while in Yale that is now the President of USA, so you go on and worship america and its low standards as far as everything goes

also not that its any concernt or big accomplishment, b/c i am

not even pro-marijuana legalization, BUT, there's a number of uses

that are justifiable and legal in the USA... NOT ONLY THAT

but why dont you do your research and see what is going on

in DENVER.

so basicaly you really are barking at the wrong tree

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$160 is very cheap for your medical. We paid $225 plus $80 for the varicella shot.

All they do is testing the knee reflex, listen to your lungs and heart, checking throat and ears for infections. Then they take blood for the HIV and CPR test and inject the tb test stuff. That's all.

I am not a big friend of drugs and don't like people killing themselves, but I think nobody should be judged here because I know what is going on at American colleges, they smoke so much illegal stuff it's incredible. I never saw so many people consuming drugs in Europe (maybe in Amsterdam, but I never traveled to the Netherlands).


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How did america start? and who settled america? yah.. i thought so.. so clearly u dont have to be 'clear of sin' to be here, and as proof, you got MR. BUSH, that was big on cocaine while in Yale that is now the President of USA, so you go on and worship america and its low standards as far as everything goes

also not that its any concernt or big accomplishment, b/c i am

not even pro-marijuana legalization, BUT, there's a number of uses

that are justifiable and legal in the USA... NOT ONLY THAT

but why dont you do your research and see what is going on

in DENVER.

so basicaly you really are barking at the wrong tree

Marijuana is illegal at the federal level and where local and federal law disagree, federal law supercedes local law. Hence, there is nowhere in the United States where marijuana is legal. Nowhere.

This is not a discussion about politics. You don't know what my politics are. This is a discussion about you breaking the law. You don't deserve your visa.

Goodbye.

$160 is very cheap for your medical. We paid $225 plus $80 for the varicella shot.

All they do is testing the knee reflex, listen to your lungs and heart, checking throat and ears for infections. Then they take blood for the HIV and CPR test and inject the tb test stuff. That's all.

I am not a big friend of drugs and don't like people killing themselves, but I think nobody should be judged here because I know what is going on at American colleges, they smoke so much illegal stuff it's incredible. I never saw so many people consuming drugs in Europe (maybe in Amsterdam, but I never traveled to the Netherlands).

I think it's OK to judge people here who are breaking US law. Just because American college students do it is not justification.

And I never smoked pot in college or anywhere else, so it's not as if I'm living in a glass house.


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I'm not sure it's the case that "federal law supercedes state law"

There are places where marijuana is decriminalized, such as Ann Arbor, MI

Also medicinal marijuana is legal in California -- someone on VJ was concerned about this once. I'm not sure that federal immigration law would trump state law without a supreme court challenge for an immigrant with, say, muscular dystrophy.

But as for immigration, it does appear to be a serious matter -- some medicals test for it but most don't. How you address it is up to you and your conscience.


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How did america start? and who settled america? yah.. i thought so.. so clearly u dont have to be 'clear of sin' to be here, and as proof, you got MR. BUSH, that was big on cocaine while in Yale that is now the President of USA, so you go on and worship america and its low standards as far as everything goes

also not that its any concernt or big accomplishment, b/c i am

not even pro-marijuana legalization, BUT, there's a number of uses

that are justifiable and legal in the USA... NOT ONLY THAT

but why dont you do your research and see what is going on

in DENVER.

so basicaly you really are barking at the wrong tree

Answer #1- It wasn't Bob Marley

"America and its low standards"? Are you not specifically trying to lower the standards yourself?

"BUT, there's a number of uses that are justifiable and legal in the USA.." I hope you don't plan on using that as a defense at your medical exam.

Just don't smoke the stuff and obey the law.

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