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Is a blood test mandatory at the medical?

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Do you have to get a blood test at the medical appointment? I hate needles but I'll do it. I was thinking if you have enough medical papers from the past on boosters and immunization etc would kind of be suffice to not get a blood test but I doubt it, just looking for an excuse to get out of it haha.

But seriously, some people have told me they never needed one.. how is this possible? Thanks.


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I don't know about other countries, but here in Germany it is mandatory, in order to check your blood on HIV, syphilis, Hepatitis, etc.


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As I said in your last thread, :time: it will make answering regional questions easier for VJ members.

If you do have regional specific questions, you can always ask them in your regional forum too!


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In Canada it was mandatory. Sorry, I'd assume that you'd be getting one. Simply not liking needles is not a good enough reason.

Good luck


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It's mandatory everywhere.


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That's what I thought.. but this guy from England wrote a blog about his k1 fiance journey and I asked him.. he replied "I never had to do a blood test, thank goodness!" < what the...


03/27/12: Petition I-129F sent

03/30/12: USCIS Received petition

04/06/12: NOA1 received in the mail

*** A LOT OF WAITING ***

xx/09/12

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I wouldn't go by "hearsay" dude. If it requires you to do it, do it! Do everything that you can to be with your loved one. The pain would be worth it in the long run! :thumbs:


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Oh of course I'l do it.. I hate needles and have avoided it half my life and but I will do it for my loved one no questions asked. I just wanted to find out the truth about this after reading that guys blog. Strange.


03/27/12: Petition I-129F sent

03/30/12: USCIS Received petition

04/06/12: NOA1 received in the mail

*** A LOT OF WAITING ***

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Yep you have to have one. The guy did who did my medical (In Brisbane) did it first (after a quick chat about any health issues, etc) to get it out the way 'cos I mentioned I was scared of needles!


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I have read a few sites where in England or if you're British (the embassy over there), they don't require a blood test. I wonder why that is? I think testing for HIV is a must everywhere. Strange.

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03/27/12: Petition I-129F sent

03/30/12: USCIS Received petition

04/06/12: NOA1 received in the mail

*** A LOT OF WAITING ***

xx/09/12

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I have never heard of anyone not getting blod tested, but you bring up HIV- that is not a deniable disease anymore, so maybe people got confused. The blood test still is mandatory, but if you have HIV, you can still get a visa.


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Speaking over in the UK I can tell you it's mandatory! Not sure where these 'stories' have come from!

You will also have vaccination requirements, not for the K1 so much but for the AOS. Speaking as someone who's seen a lot of sob stories, GET THEM DONE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL TO THE USA IF YOU NEED THEM!

Time and time again people are posting saying it's damn near impossible to get the correct vaccinations done in the USA and signed off! - Head over to the Australia regional forum and they can point you in the right direction!

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