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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Jamaica
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Question to Jamaican filers who've gone through this before:

I'm approaching the end of my NVC processing. I figure that at BEST, I'll get an interview date for at LEAST one month away. Should I start getting my shots now, or should I wait on the medical? I have no vaccination records from school days, so I'll have to start all over again. I'm in my early 40s ( I'm told that age determines what shots/boosters are needed).

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06-04-2011 GOT MARRIED!

09-06-2011 Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 Official NOA1 in the mail

03-09-2012 Official NOA2 in the mail

03-24-2012 Received NVC Case # & IIN; Emailed DS-3032

04-06-2012 AOS filing ACCEPTED

05-01-2012 Interview Date Received: JUNE 21, 2012

05-21-2012 Medical completed - Andrews Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica

06-21-2012 INTERVIEW. Joint sponsor needed

06-26-2012 Embassy schedules follow-up appointment - Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 am

06-27-2012 VISA APPROVED & RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2012 POE - FLL-Hollywood Int'l Airport, Florida

07-09-2012 Social Security Card received in the mail

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE (ROC)

05-28-2014 Mailed I-751 to Vermont Service Center via USPS Priority Mail (delivered 05/31)

06-04-2014 Received NOA1: Receipt date 06-02-2014

06-13-2014 Received ASC Appointment Notice - Biometrics appointment 07-01-2014

12-01-2014 Case transferred to California Service Center

01-12-2015 Case status updated: CARD/DOCUMENT PRODUCTION!!!!!!!

01-16-2015 Card mailed. I have a tracking #!

01-17-2015 Permanent Green Card received in the mail.

NATURALIZATION

04-18-2016 Mailed N-400 Application via FedEx 2-day

04-20-2016 Package delivered @ 10:16 am!

04-22-2016 Acceptance text & email

04-25-2016 Check cashed

05-17-2016 Biometrics appointment

07-26-2016 Interview scheduled

09-08-2016 INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

09-15-2016 Oath notice received in the mail: 9/29/2016!

09-29-2016 SWORN IN AS A NEW USA CITIZEN!!! Submitted voter registration

10-01-2016 Applied for USA passport

10-24-2016 Received passport & voter information card in the mail.

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Your Dr. should know what shots you may need. There is no problem in getting them done now. This way when you go for your physical through an required Dr through the embassy you will not have to get them then. It may say you money in the end. I had my husband make sure his was all set just knowing in the end that he is going to need them on record.


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Hi babygurl, I was wondering how long it too to get your NOA2 with Vermont? I rarely see anyone going through there on VJ and from the islands.

thanks


Started Talking: 1998

Dated for 3 yrs, separated, & reunited after being apart for about 10yrs

Got married: Dec. 3rd, 2011

USCIS:

01/28/12 - I-130 Application filed and sent

02/07/12 - I-130 NOA1 Received neither email nor text.

07/12/12 - Received NOA2

NVC:

08/02/12 - Case number received

08/06/12 - Invoice ID Received

08/09/12 - Aos bill & Ds-3032 received

08/09/12 - AOS bill Paid

08/13/12 - Ds-3032 Accepted

08/15/12 - IV Bill received

08/15/12 - IV bill paid

08/23/12 - Case Completed

09/14/12 - Interview date:10/17/12

09/14/12 - checklist received

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Jamaica
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Your Dr. should know what shots you may need. There is no problem in getting them done now. This way when you go for your physical through an required Dr through the embassy you will not have to get them then. It may say you money in the end. I had my husband make sure his was all set just knowing in the end that he is going to need them on record.

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06-04-2011 GOT MARRIED!

09-06-2011 Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 Official NOA1 in the mail

03-09-2012 Official NOA2 in the mail

03-24-2012 Received NVC Case # & IIN; Emailed DS-3032

04-06-2012 AOS filing ACCEPTED

05-01-2012 Interview Date Received: JUNE 21, 2012

05-21-2012 Medical completed - Andrews Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica

06-21-2012 INTERVIEW. Joint sponsor needed

06-26-2012 Embassy schedules follow-up appointment - Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 am

06-27-2012 VISA APPROVED & RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2012 POE - FLL-Hollywood Int'l Airport, Florida

07-09-2012 Social Security Card received in the mail

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE (ROC)

05-28-2014 Mailed I-751 to Vermont Service Center via USPS Priority Mail (delivered 05/31)

06-04-2014 Received NOA1: Receipt date 06-02-2014

06-13-2014 Received ASC Appointment Notice - Biometrics appointment 07-01-2014

12-01-2014 Case transferred to California Service Center

01-12-2015 Case status updated: CARD/DOCUMENT PRODUCTION!!!!!!!

01-16-2015 Card mailed. I have a tracking #!

01-17-2015 Permanent Green Card received in the mail.

NATURALIZATION

04-18-2016 Mailed N-400 Application via FedEx 2-day

04-20-2016 Package delivered @ 10:16 am!

04-22-2016 Acceptance text & email

04-25-2016 Check cashed

05-17-2016 Biometrics appointment

07-26-2016 Interview scheduled

09-08-2016 INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

09-15-2016 Oath notice received in the mail: 9/29/2016!

09-29-2016 SWORN IN AS A NEW USA CITIZEN!!! Submitted voter registration

10-01-2016 Applied for USA passport

10-24-2016 Received passport & voter information card in the mail.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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At your age you should only need Tdap, MMR & Varicella. The Varicella vaccine is not available in some countries, so check on that. My husband had a blood test (titres) done for proof of immunity to Measles/Mumps/Rubella & Varicella (instead of re-doing shots), and only received the Tdap vaccine at his local doctor. You can have vaccines done by the panel physician but they charge quite a bit usually. If you can get some for free at your regular doc. I recommend saving yourself some money. Their are other optional vaccines but most are recommended for ill, elderly, or children.


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Jamaica
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At your age you should only need Tdap, MMR & Varicella. The Varicella vaccine is not available in some countries, so check on that. My husband had a blood test (titres) done for proof of immunity to Measles/Mumps/Rubella & Varicella (instead of re-doing shots), and only received the Tdap vaccine at his local doctor. You can have vaccines done by the panel physician but they charge quite a bit usually. If you can get some for free at your regular doc. I recommend saving yourself some money. Their are other optional vaccines but most are recommended for ill, elderly, or children.

Thanks Trojam227. I've been reading some posts from Jamaicans that say sometimes when you get the shots on your own within 4-8 weeks of the medical, it causes a problem and the panel physician re-schedule the medical - which of course effectively delays the whole process. That's why I want to find out the experiences of people here in Jamaica. As you've pointed out, if starting the shots on my own means saving money and time, then that's what I'll do. But I don't want to unnecessarily risk any delay in the processing of my case.


06-04-2011 GOT MARRIED!

09-06-2011 Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 Official NOA1 in the mail

03-09-2012 Official NOA2 in the mail

03-24-2012 Received NVC Case # & IIN; Emailed DS-3032

04-06-2012 AOS filing ACCEPTED

05-01-2012 Interview Date Received: JUNE 21, 2012

05-21-2012 Medical completed - Andrews Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica

06-21-2012 INTERVIEW. Joint sponsor needed

06-26-2012 Embassy schedules follow-up appointment - Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 am

06-27-2012 VISA APPROVED & RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2012 POE - FLL-Hollywood Int'l Airport, Florida

07-09-2012 Social Security Card received in the mail

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE (ROC)

05-28-2014 Mailed I-751 to Vermont Service Center via USPS Priority Mail (delivered 05/31)

06-04-2014 Received NOA1: Receipt date 06-02-2014

06-13-2014 Received ASC Appointment Notice - Biometrics appointment 07-01-2014

12-01-2014 Case transferred to California Service Center

01-12-2015 Case status updated: CARD/DOCUMENT PRODUCTION!!!!!!!

01-16-2015 Card mailed. I have a tracking #!

01-17-2015 Permanent Green Card received in the mail.

NATURALIZATION

04-18-2016 Mailed N-400 Application via FedEx 2-day

04-20-2016 Package delivered @ 10:16 am!

04-22-2016 Acceptance text & email

04-25-2016 Check cashed

05-17-2016 Biometrics appointment

07-26-2016 Interview scheduled

09-08-2016 INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

09-15-2016 Oath notice received in the mail: 9/29/2016!

09-29-2016 SWORN IN AS A NEW USA CITIZEN!!! Submitted voter registration

10-01-2016 Applied for USA passport

10-24-2016 Received passport & voter information card in the mail.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Thanks Trojam227. I've been reading some posts from Jamaicans that say sometimes when you get the shots on your own within 4-8 weeks of the medical, it causes a problem and the panel physician re-schedule the medical - which of course effectively delays the whole process. That's why I want to find out the experiences of people here in Jamaica. As you've pointed out, if starting the shots on my own means saving money and time, then that's what I'll do. But I don't want to unnecessarily risk any delay in the processing of my case.

Really? That's a shame...if you have documentation that you've had the shots, it shouldn't matter where or when you get them. Did you call the visa medical facility where you will be going to ask about this?


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Jamaica
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Really? That's a shame...if you have documentation that you've had the shots, it shouldn't matter where or when you get them. Did you call the visa medical facility where you will be going to ask about this?

I'll be calling them tomorrow.


06-04-2011 GOT MARRIED!

09-06-2011 Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 Official NOA1 in the mail

03-09-2012 Official NOA2 in the mail

03-24-2012 Received NVC Case # & IIN; Emailed DS-3032

04-06-2012 AOS filing ACCEPTED

05-01-2012 Interview Date Received: JUNE 21, 2012

05-21-2012 Medical completed - Andrews Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica

06-21-2012 INTERVIEW. Joint sponsor needed

06-26-2012 Embassy schedules follow-up appointment - Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 am

06-27-2012 VISA APPROVED & RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2012 POE - FLL-Hollywood Int'l Airport, Florida

07-09-2012 Social Security Card received in the mail

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE (ROC)

05-28-2014 Mailed I-751 to Vermont Service Center via USPS Priority Mail (delivered 05/31)

06-04-2014 Received NOA1: Receipt date 06-02-2014

06-13-2014 Received ASC Appointment Notice - Biometrics appointment 07-01-2014

12-01-2014 Case transferred to California Service Center

01-12-2015 Case status updated: CARD/DOCUMENT PRODUCTION!!!!!!!

01-16-2015 Card mailed. I have a tracking #!

01-17-2015 Permanent Green Card received in the mail.

NATURALIZATION

04-18-2016 Mailed N-400 Application via FedEx 2-day

04-20-2016 Package delivered @ 10:16 am!

04-22-2016 Acceptance text & email

04-25-2016 Check cashed

05-17-2016 Biometrics appointment

07-26-2016 Interview scheduled

09-08-2016 INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

09-15-2016 Oath notice received in the mail: 9/29/2016!

09-29-2016 SWORN IN AS A NEW USA CITIZEN!!! Submitted voter registration

10-01-2016 Applied for USA passport

10-24-2016 Received passport & voter information card in the mail.

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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You can look at the consulate reviews for Jamaica on this site and read how the medical(s) went. In some countries, Mexico for example, sometimes even when you bring proof, they still make you get the vacc/immun. again. I would be prepared in case this happens and have the money to cover it available.

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April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

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Hi, just wait for the medical and get the shots. The dr's are now being very picky and they are not accepting the shot records from the clinic. Plus, the clinic may not have the shots med you will need so don't stress your self out before hand.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
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Question to Jamaican filers who've gone through this before:

I'm approaching the end of my NVC processing. I figure that at BEST, I'll get an interview date for at LEAST one month away. Should I start getting my shots now, or should I wait on the medical? I have no vaccination records from school days, so I'll have to start all over again. I'm in my early 40s ( I'm told that age determines what shots/boosters are needed).

my wife had the same issue. lost her vaccine card and could not find records in buff bay, so she took them again. its about 4 or 5 shots. there is one that has a 6 week period between first and second shot. my wife will get the second in 2 weeks. you should start right now...


 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Jamaica
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Hi, just wait for the medical and get the shots. The dr's are now being very picky and they are not accepting the shot records from the clinic. Plus, the clinic may not have the shots med you will need so don't stress your self out before hand.

Thanks Life... that's what I've been hearing, which is why I posted the question. I don't understand the logic though: so they only accept the shots that they themselves give? Wow. I'm leaning towards the option you're recommending - I don't want to spend twice the time and money for immunizations.

my wife had the same issue. lost her vaccine card and could not find records in buff bay, so she took them again. its about 4 or 5 shots. there is one that has a 6 week period between first and second shot. my wife will get the second in 2 weeks. you should start right now...

Your wife's interview has just been scheduled, right? How soon will she be doing her medical? Has she spoken to anyone at the facility to find out if they will accept the shots that she's gotten already?

Edited by IslandLady

06-04-2011 GOT MARRIED!

09-06-2011 Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 Official NOA1 in the mail

03-09-2012 Official NOA2 in the mail

03-24-2012 Received NVC Case # & IIN; Emailed DS-3032

04-06-2012 AOS filing ACCEPTED

05-01-2012 Interview Date Received: JUNE 21, 2012

05-21-2012 Medical completed - Andrews Memorial Hospital, Kingston, Jamaica

06-21-2012 INTERVIEW. Joint sponsor needed

06-26-2012 Embassy schedules follow-up appointment - Wednesday, June 27, 9:00 am

06-27-2012 VISA APPROVED & RECEIVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2012 POE - FLL-Hollywood Int'l Airport, Florida

07-09-2012 Social Security Card received in the mail

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE (ROC)

05-28-2014 Mailed I-751 to Vermont Service Center via USPS Priority Mail (delivered 05/31)

06-04-2014 Received NOA1: Receipt date 06-02-2014

06-13-2014 Received ASC Appointment Notice - Biometrics appointment 07-01-2014

12-01-2014 Case transferred to California Service Center

01-12-2015 Case status updated: CARD/DOCUMENT PRODUCTION!!!!!!!

01-16-2015 Card mailed. I have a tracking #!

01-17-2015 Permanent Green Card received in the mail.

NATURALIZATION

04-18-2016 Mailed N-400 Application via FedEx 2-day

04-20-2016 Package delivered @ 10:16 am!

04-22-2016 Acceptance text & email

04-25-2016 Check cashed

05-17-2016 Biometrics appointment

07-26-2016 Interview scheduled

09-08-2016 INTERVIEW - APPROVED!

09-15-2016 Oath notice received in the mail: 9/29/2016!

09-29-2016 SWORN IN AS A NEW USA CITIZEN!!! Submitted voter registration

10-01-2016 Applied for USA passport

10-24-2016 Received passport & voter information card in the mail.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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At your age you should only need Tdap, MMR & Varicella. The Varicella vaccine is not available in some countries, so check on that. My husband had a blood test (titres) done for proof of immunity to Measles/Mumps/Rubella & Varicella (instead of re-doing shots), and only received the Tdap vaccine at his local doctor. You can have vaccines done by the panel physician but they charge quite a bit usually. If you can get some for free at your regular doc. I recommend saving yourself some money. Their are other optional vaccines but most are recommended for ill, elderly, or children.

Did the immigration doctor do a blood test on ur husband to see if he had those vaccines done previously is that what you mean ????

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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At your age you should only need Tdap, MMR & Varicella. The Varicella vaccine is not available in some countries, so check on that. My husband had a blood test (titres) done for proof of immunity to Measles/Mumps/Rubella & Varicella (instead of re-doing shots), and only received the Tdap vaccine at his local doctor. You can have vaccines done by the panel physician but they charge quite a bit usually. If you can get some for free at your regular doc. I recommend saving yourself some money. Their are other optional vaccines but most are recommended for ill, elderly, or children.

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