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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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My fiancee had her medical appointment on the 28th of Sept. She lives in the midlands and we set it up for her to take the coach down to Victoria Station then a taxi from there to the medical building. Was an excellent way to get into London without fighting traffic or underground. Victoria Station is only a short taxi ride so it seemed the best way to do it. Now what happened on the day of the appointment turned a simple trip into a comedy of errors. My fiancee and her daughter met the bus in their home town and everything went good until the bus was on the motorway heading to London. As per what seems to be the norm now in England the motorway was closed due to a serious accident. The coach finally was able to exit the motorway and take an alternate route but that whole process delayed the arrival at Victoria Station by over 2 hours!!! My fiancee fearing she would not make her appointment called the medical facility and they told her they could get her in later in the afternoon at around 3pm. All well and good, so when she arrived at Victoria Station she stopped to see if she could get on a later bus (she was scheduled to return on the 4:30pm run) She was told that was the last bus for the day to her destination. Being the sane and wise person that she is, she immediately got a taxi and went to the medical facility to see if they could fit her in earlier. When she arrived, they told her "no problem we are really slow today and will take you right away".

After filling in all the additional forms and starting the process, the nurse conducting the physical noticed that my fiancee did not have her shot record available and that her daughter was missing one shot from her record. Now this is the interesting part. The woman (knowing it was a K-1 visa) informed my fiancee that if she didnt get the shots right away it would delay her visa process until she did. She started to say something else and my fiancee interrupted her informing her that under the K-1 visa she wasnt required to get the shots until applying for AOS. The nurse immediately stopped talking about it and wrote in the report that my fiancee wished to defer the shots.

Bottom line there is like we have heard from others, the medical facility doing the physical will try to get you to pay for the shots at their clinic!!!!! Dont let them con you into that!!! There is no sense in paying 30 pounds per shot when they can be done free, and there is no requirement to have them done prior to interview.

Second thing which surprised us was the eye examination. No where did it mention that there would be eye examination and no where did it say to bring your glasses. Luckily my fiancee had hers with her (she doesnt need to wear them all the time). The nurse said that she needed a new prescription (the eye test consisted of reading a wall chart) and she told my fiancee she would have to have the prescription with her on the day of the interview!!! Okay this seems really silly to us. On top of everything else, is it a requirement that a person applying for a visa have good eye sight? Just another stupid thing that the medical facility went on about.

Over all the medical facility personnel were either rude or had the personalities of slow moving slugs. Seems that because they have the contract to conduct these physicals they have a grandiose view of their importance!!!

Now for the ending of a really weird day. After the physical my fiancee and daughter returned to Victoria Station and boarded the coach. When stopping at Heathrow on the way home the driver hit another bus causing damage to the bus they were on so that it couldnt continue. So now they had to wait until another bus showed up (over 2 hour delay) then when the new driver arrived he informed the passengers that he had never driven this route and had no idea where he was going. So for the next three hours successive passengers sat near the driver and gave directions to the next town where the bus would stop. My fiancee had to give him directions out of one city to the town in which she lived, then another passenger took over.

What should have been a nice bus ride into London, turned into a trip from hell, and my fiancee didnt arrive home until almost midnight whereas she should have been home around 8:30pm.

Now top that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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12 Mar 07 Motion to reconsider submitted

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9 May 08 Lisa and Married in United Kingdom

23 May 08 I-130 filed

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My fiancee had her medical appointment on the 28th of Sept. She lives in the midlands and we set it up for her to take the coach down to Victoria Station then a taxi from there to the medical building. Was an excellent way to get into London without fighting traffic or underground. Victoria Station is only a short taxi ride so it seemed the best way to do it. Now what happened on the day of the appointment turned a simple trip into a comedy of errors. My fiancee and her daughter met the bus in their home town and everything went good until the bus was on the motorway heading to London. As per what seems to be the norm now in England the motorway was closed due to a serious accident. The coach finally was able to exit the motorway and take an alternate route but that whole process delayed the arrival at Victoria Station by over 2 hours!!! My fiancee fearing she would not make her appointment called the medical facility and they told her they could get her in later in the afternoon at around 3pm. All well and good, so when she arrived at Victoria Station she stopped to see if she could get on a later bus (she was scheduled to return on the 4:30pm run) She was told that was the last bus for the day to her destination. Being the sane and wise person that she is, she immediately got a taxi and went to the medical facility to see if they could fit her in earlier. When she arrived, they told her "no problem we are really slow today and will take you right away".

After filling in all the additional forms and starting the process, the nurse conducting the physical noticed that my fiancee did not have her shot record available and that her daughter was missing one shot from her record. Now this is the interesting part. The woman (knowing it was a K-1 visa) informed my fiancee that if she didnt get the shots right away it would delay her visa process until she did. She started to say something else and my fiancee interrupted her informing her that under the K-1 visa she wasnt required to get the shots until applying for AOS. The nurse immediately stopped talking about it and wrote in the report that my fiancee wished to defer the shots.

Bottom line there is like we have heard from others, the medical facility doing the physical will try to get you to pay for the shots at their clinic!!!!! Dont let them con you into that!!! There is no sense in paying 30 pounds per shot when they can be done free, and there is no requirement to have them done prior to interview.

Second thing which surprised us was the eye examination. No where did it mention that there would be eye examination and no where did it say to bring your glasses. Luckily my fiancee had hers with her (she doesnt need to wear them all the time). The nurse said that she needed a new prescription (the eye test consisted of reading a wall chart) and she told my fiancee she would have to have the prescription with her on the day of the interview!!! Okay this seems really silly to us. On top of everything else, is it a requirement that a person applying for a visa have good eye sight? Just another stupid thing that the medical facility went on about.

Over all the medical facility personnel were either rude or had the personalities of slow moving slugs. Seems that because they have the contract to conduct these physicals they have a grandiose view of their importance!!!

Now for the ending of a really weird day. After the physical my fiancee and daughter returned to Victoria Station and boarded the coach. When stopping at Heathrow on the way home the driver hit another bus causing damage to the bus they were on so that it couldnt continue. So now they had to wait until another bus showed up (over 2 hour delay) then when the new driver arrived he informed the passengers that he had never driven this route and had no idea where he was going. So for the next three hours successive passengers sat near the driver and gave directions to the next town where the bus would stop. My fiancee had to give him directions out of one city to the town in which she lived, then another passenger took over.

What should have been a nice bus ride into London, turned into a trip from hell, and my fiancee didnt arrive home until almost midnight whereas she should have been home around 8:30pm.

Now top that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: And to think she could have just had an ordinary boring day!! :lol:


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July 28, 2006 - Petition received at NVC

August 1, 2006 - Petition leaves NVC

August 15, 2006 - sent packet 3

August 21, 2006 - Medical

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October 2, 2006 - INTERVIEW!!! APPROVED!!!

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January 23, 2007 - Without any touches, we get letter for interview in March

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January 29, 2007 - EAD touch - Approval Notice Sent

February 1, 2007 -received EAD card

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March 6, 2007 - AOS Interview - approved pending FBI checks

May 25, 2007 & May 29, 2007 - AOS touch- yay! it's been awhile

May 30, 2007 - email notice Welcoming New Permanent Resident

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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My fiancee had her medical appointment on the 28th of Sept. She lives in the midlands and we set it up for her to take the coach down to Victoria Station then a taxi from there to the medical building. Was an excellent way to get into London without fighting traffic or underground. Victoria Station is only a short taxi ride so it seemed the best way to do it. Now what happened on the day of the appointment turned a simple trip into a comedy of errors. My fiancee and her daughter met the bus in their home town and everything went good until the bus was on the motorway heading to London. As per what seems to be the norm now in England the motorway was closed due to a serious accident. The coach finally was able to exit the motorway and take an alternate route but that whole process delayed the arrival at Victoria Station by over 2 hours!!! My fiancee fearing she would not make her appointment called the medical facility and they told her they could get her in later in the afternoon at around 3pm. All well and good, so when she arrived at Victoria Station she stopped to see if she could get on a later bus (she was scheduled to return on the 4:30pm run) She was told that was the last bus for the day to her destination. Being the sane and wise person that she is, she immediately got a taxi and went to the medical facility to see if they could fit her in earlier. When she arrived, they told her "no problem we are really slow today and will take you right away".

After filling in all the additional forms and starting the process, the nurse conducting the physical noticed that my fiancee did not have her shot record available and that her daughter was missing one shot from her record. Now this is the interesting part. The woman (knowing it was a K-1 visa) informed my fiancee that if she didnt get the shots right away it would delay her visa process until she did. She started to say something else and my fiancee interrupted her informing her that under the K-1 visa she wasnt required to get the shots until applying for AOS. The nurse immediately stopped talking about it and wrote in the report that my fiancee wished to defer the shots.

Bottom line there is like we have heard from others, the medical facility doing the physical will try to get you to pay for the shots at their clinic!!!!! Dont let them con you into that!!! There is no sense in paying 30 pounds per shot when they can be done free, and there is no requirement to have them done prior to interview.

Second thing which surprised us was the eye examination. No where did it mention that there would be eye examination and no where did it say to bring your glasses. Luckily my fiancee had hers with her (she doesnt need to wear them all the time). The nurse said that she needed a new prescription (the eye test consisted of reading a wall chart) and she told my fiancee she would have to have the prescription with her on the day of the interview!!! Okay this seems really silly to us. On top of everything else, is it a requirement that a person applying for a visa have good eye sight? Just another stupid thing that the medical facility went on about.

Over all the medical facility personnel were either rude or had the personalities of slow moving slugs. Seems that because they have the contract to conduct these physicals they have a grandiose view of their importance!!!

Now for the ending of a really weird day. After the physical my fiancee and daughter returned to Victoria Station and boarded the coach. When stopping at Heathrow on the way home the driver hit another bus causing damage to the bus they were on so that it couldnt continue. So now they had to wait until another bus showed up (over 2 hour delay) then when the new driver arrived he informed the passengers that he had never driven this route and had no idea where he was going. So for the next three hours successive passengers sat near the driver and gave directions to the next town where the bus would stop. My fiancee had to give him directions out of one city to the town in which she lived, then another passenger took over.

What should have been a nice bus ride into London, turned into a trip from hell, and my fiancee didnt arrive home until almost midnight whereas she should have been home around 8:30pm.

Now top that one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:lol: And to think she could have just had an ordinary boring day!! :lol:

Just another day in the very very interesting life of my Fiancee!!!!


June 05 Lisa and I fall in love

15 Mar 06 I-129F received at CSC NOA1

5 Aug 06 NOA2 after 143 days in CSC purgatory

20 Oct 06 Interview Date

16 Feb 07 Denial Letter received

12 Mar 07 Motion to reconsider submitted

10 Sep 07 Motion to Reconsider denied

9 May 08 Lisa and Married in United Kingdom

23 May 08 I-130 filed

Oct 08 NOA-2 received

May 7 09 Lisa's Interview I 601 filed

29 Jul 09 I-601 waiver approved

18 Aug 09 Passport to London Embassy

20 Aug 09 Tickets purchased for 10 Sep 09

WE HAVE FINALLY WON, OUR LONG AND HARD JOURNEY IS COMPLETE!!!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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After filling in all the additional forms and starting the process, the nurse conducting the physical noticed that my fiancee did not have her shot record available and that her daughter was missing one shot from her record. Now this is the interesting part. The woman (knowing it was a K-1 visa) informed my fiancee that if she didnt get the shots right away it would delay her visa process until she did. She started to say something else and my fiancee interrupted her informing her that under the K-1 visa she wasnt required to get the shots until applying for AOS. The nurse immediately stopped talking about it and wrote in the report that my fiancee wished to defer the shots.

Bottom line there is like we have heard from others, the medical facility doing the physical will try to get you to pay for the shots at their clinic!!!!! Dont let them con you into that!!! There is no sense in paying 30 pounds per shot when they can be done free, and there is no requirement to have them done prior to interview.

I had my medical that day, and needed one shot. The nurse went out of her way to explain I could get it done at my GP, and when I said no do it now, she tried to persuade me to wait to avoid paying for it.

So I find you inference that the medical centre try and con people out of money way off the mark.


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2009-09-22 Biometrics appointment

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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After filling in all the additional forms and starting the process, the nurse conducting the physical noticed that my fiancee did not have her shot record available and that her daughter was missing one shot from her record. Now this is the interesting part. The woman (knowing it was a K-1 visa) informed my fiancee that if she didnt get the shots right away it would delay her visa process until she did. She started to say something else and my fiancee interrupted her informing her that under the K-1 visa she wasnt required to get the shots until applying for AOS. The nurse immediately stopped talking about it and wrote in the report that my fiancee wished to defer the shots.

Bottom line there is like we have heard from others, the medical facility doing the physical will try to get you to pay for the shots at their clinic!!!!! Dont let them con you into that!!! There is no sense in paying 30 pounds per shot when they can be done free, and there is no requirement to have them done prior to interview.

I had my medical that day, and needed one shot. The nurse went out of her way to explain I could get it done at my GP, and when I said no do it now, she tried to persuade me to wait to avoid paying for it.

So I find you inference that the medical centre try and con people out of money way off the mark.

Sorry, but just telling you what happened. She did try to con my fiancee, it wasnt an inference, it was what happened!!!! Just letting people know so that they too arent taken in. Glad you had a good experience.


June 05 Lisa and I fall in love

15 Mar 06 I-129F received at CSC NOA1

5 Aug 06 NOA2 after 143 days in CSC purgatory

20 Oct 06 Interview Date

16 Feb 07 Denial Letter received

12 Mar 07 Motion to reconsider submitted

10 Sep 07 Motion to Reconsider denied

9 May 08 Lisa and Married in United Kingdom

23 May 08 I-130 filed

Oct 08 NOA-2 received

May 7 09 Lisa's Interview I 601 filed

29 Jul 09 I-601 waiver approved

18 Aug 09 Passport to London Embassy

20 Aug 09 Tickets purchased for 10 Sep 09

WE HAVE FINALLY WON, OUR LONG AND HARD JOURNEY IS COMPLETE!!!!!!

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Hi,

Well done for getting one more thing done.

I have to add i was encouraged to go to my GP to get the shots for free and having faxed the evidence of this in, everything proceeded well. However, I didnt recieve the vaccination form through the post after the medical. I had to chase them for it. Maybe that was an oversight due to the fact that it wasnt all done on the day (just a theory)

The eye test is an interesting one too. I have contact lenses i had an eye test less than 3 months before the exam and the Dr told me i should have another one my eye sight was a borderline fail!! I had another one last week and was told my eyes are fine. I do think the eye test was a bit dodgy.

Although my medical went fairly smoothly i still maintain that £160 is daylight robbery for the sevice they give!!


K1 VISA

05/10/2006 Sent I-129f

05/20/2006 NO1

07/25/2006 Case Approved (81 days)

08/10/2006 Packet 3 Arrives!!

10/02/2006 Interview: Approved!!

10/06/2006 Visa in Hand

10/11/2006 Left UK

10/23/2006 Got Married!

AOS

11/18/2006 Filed

11/28/2006 NO1

12/15/2006 Biometrics

01/22/2007 Approved

01/29/2007 Green card in hand

EAD

11/18/2006 Filed

11/28/2006 NO1

12/15/2006 Biometrics

02/06/2007 Approved (Waste of money but might have been worth it!)

AP

Didn't bother

Done for two years hooray!!!

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