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I noticed in the guide the 485, the medical exam for my husband has to be submitted along with the petition. I thought the medical exam was something we submit later on in the process?? (I guess it's good I double checked!!)

Anyway, he is here with almost 3 months left on his I-94 and we want to submit all of the packets & paperwork while he is here before he goes back to Haiti. So my question is, I live in Maryland outside of Washington DC. We live very close to DC, MD, VA lines and all of the Maryland doctors are north or northeast of DC but there are civil surgeons in Alexandria, VA which is just over the bridge from me. Would he have to use a Maryland civil surgeon or can he use one in Virginia since it would be closer?? Or does he have to wait until he returns to Haiti for us to submit everything?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!


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I noticed in the guide the 485, the medical exam for my husband has to be submitted along with the petition. I thought the medical exam was something we submit later on in the process?? (I guess it's good I double checked!!)

Anyway, he is here with almost 3 months left on his I-94 and we want to submit all of the packets & paperwork while he is here before he goes back to Haiti. So my question is, I live in Maryland outside of Washington DC. We live very close to DC, MD, VA lines and all of the Maryland doctors are north or northeast of DC but there are civil surgeons in Alexandria, VA which is just over the bridge from me. Would he have to use a Maryland civil surgeon or can he use one in Virginia since it would be closer?? Or does he have to wait until he returns to Haiti for us to submit everything?

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

I don't think it matter which state the civil surgeon is in. You should submit the Aos packet while he's here in the US...fastest way I think...

Goodluck


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Why is he going back to Haiti? Are you wanting to file for a spouse visa (interview in home country) or adjust status (interview in the US)?


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he can go to which ever civil surgeon he wants to, as long as it is from the USCIS list of certified civil surgeons.

He won't be able to go back to Haiti until he receives the AP travel document, which you apply for with the I-131 form. That will take usually around 90 days to arrive from when USCIS receives your paperwork - so if you get it out in early July, he will be able to travel around early October, at earliest. He will also have to return for the interview.


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03/03/2011 - Day 0 - AOS -package mailed to Chicago Lockbox

03/04/2011 - Day 1 - AOS -package signed for at USCIS

03/09/2011 - Day 6 - E-mail notification received for all petitions

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Why is he going back to Haiti? Are you wanting to file for a spouse visa (interview in home country) or adjust status (interview in the US)?

I was told we could submit the petition for the spousal visa but he still has go back to Haiti to wait for the interview/medical, etc since he came here on a B2 visitor visa because of the "intent" factor. Of course him coming here in March was not to immigrate here and go back to Haiti. He took time off to come spend time with me and to travel to Texas with me to attend my sons graduation. Since I was already off work for 2 weeks, we decided to go ahead and get married the weekend before we flew to Texas. We decided to elope and had a private ceremony on the beach in Ocean City, Maryland. So there was really no intent to move, just to spend time together and go to my sons graduation. We originally planned to marry this coming December but... well, ya know lol I just want to ensure we are doing everything the right way.


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You can use any civil surgeon regardless of his location. Make sure to have all proof of immunization because the cost can go up pretty high if you have to take all the vaccinations. I live in the same area anf for your reference we did the medical exam at this place for the nominal fee of $135.


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If he stays, you follow the adjust status guide >>> http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2

If he goes home follow the spouse visa guide >> http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1 As well as reading in the Caribbean regional forum to learn what's expected for the interview.

If you are going with the spouse visa, check with the embassy there re: the medical. Just in case they want their local civil surgeon to provide the report. Better to check than get a delay.


I-864 Affidavit of Support FAQ -->> https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/support/i-864-frequently-asked-questions.html

FOREIGN INCOME REPORTING & TAX FILING -->> https://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/ch01.html#en_US_2015_publink100047318

CALL THIS NUMBER TO ORDER IRS TAX TRANSCRIPTS >> 800-908-9946

PLEASE READ THE GUIDES -->> Link to Visa Journey Guides

MULTI ENTRY SPOUSE VISA TO VN -->>Link to Visa Exemption for Vietnamese Residents Overseas & Their Spouses

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