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Medical Exam in the US before Montreal Interview?

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My wife has her interview on Oct 9th in Montreal.

Is it possible to get her medical done here in the US instead of in Montreal ?

If so, is there a list of certified phyiscians that can do this ?

She is currently visiting here in the US, so getting the medical done (in the Spokane area) would help a lot. As it is, we are going to have to get to Montreal early (Oct 2nd) to get the medical results done by Friday (3 day lead time). Oct 8 (Monday) is a holiday. I have to rent a room for 9 nights in Montreal $$$ because of the time it takes to get the medical results, and the holiday falling in the same time frame.

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No, she has to have her medical in Montreal

Thanks for the quick reply. I guess you really mean .. it has to be done in Canada? (there are three locations in Canada for medicals).

BTW, is there some documentation that verifies what you are saying? Just would like to know for sure

Thanks katchoo12

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Can the medical examination take place in the United States if the applicant is pursuing a visa application abroad while physically present in the United States?

Visa medical examinations may not be conducted in the United States. An alien pursuing a visa application abroad while physically present in the United States must have the medical examination conducted by a panel physician approved by the visa issuing U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

From here : http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3745.html#_Can_the_medical_1

Good luck!

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Can the medical examination take place in the United States if the applicant is pursuing a visa application abroad while physically present in the United States?

Visa medical examinations may not be conducted in the United States. An alien pursuing a visa application abroad while physically present in the United States must have the medical examination conducted by a panel physician approved by the visa issuing U.S. Embassy/Consulate.

From here : http://travel.state....n_the_medical_1

Good luck!

Thanks Sweetcheeksss,

I am sticking with my Exam scheduled in Montreal on Oct 2nd.

During my checking, I looked up the USCIS list of approved Civil Surgeons that can do this for the Visa process.

I then talked to a few of those listed Civil Surgeons in the Spokane area, and they all informed me that they do perform Visa exams all the time. The cost is the same as what I will pay in Montreal (+/- $10)

I also talked to NVC which said it is really up to the consulate you are interviewing through if they will accept the exam documents from a US Civil Surgeon. Since it seems to take an act of congress to get someone from the Montreal Embassy on the phone, I could not research this any further. When I am in Montreal, I will certainly broach the subject with one of the agents. I expect they will say it has to be done in Canada... but either way, I will report my findings back here after the interview.

The wording in the document you provided does state "must have the medical examination conducted by a panel physician approved by the visa issuing U.S. Embassy/Consulate." ... so my question to the Montreal Embassy will be for a list of their approved panel physicians, and if they will accept one from the USA. Can't hurt to ask, and maybe it will help a future VJ'er.

Thanks,

Jerry

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Thanks Sweetcheeksss,

I am sticking with my Exam scheduled in Montreal on Oct 2nd.

During my checking, I looked up the USCIS list of approved Civil Surgeons that can do this for the Visa process.

I then talked to a few of those listed Civil Surgeons in the Spokane area, and they all informed me that they do perform Visa exams all the time. The cost is the same as what I will pay in Montreal (+/- $10)

I also talked to NVC which said it is really up to the consulate you are interviewing through if they will accept the exam documents from a US Civil Surgeon. Since it seems to take an act of congress to get someone from the Montreal Embassy on the phone, I could not research this any further. When I am in Montreal, I will certainly broach the subject with one of the agents. I expect they will say it has to be done in Canada... but either way, I will report my findings back here after the interview.

The wording in the document you provided does state "must have the medical examination conducted by a panel physician approved by the visa issuing U.S. Embassy/Consulate." ... so my question to the Montreal Embassy will be for a list of their approved panel physicians, and if they will accept one from the USA. Can't hurt to ask, and maybe it will help a future VJ'er.

Thanks,

Jerry

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http://travel.state.gov/pdf/medical/MTL-MED-ENGL-0011-1207.pdf

Medical examinations must be performed by one of the specially-appointed panel physicians listed below on page five.

If I had a choice I'd hop across the border and find one in Montana...however as stated above it's not an option.

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Panel Physicians are located in Canada and are part of the visa approval process. Civil surgeons are in the US and are for the adjustment of status process, which is after the visa has been approved and endorsed. Civil Surgeons are woefully ignorant of the immigration process and their role in it, so please take what they say with a grain of salt.

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You have to do the medical exam in Canada, which means you can do it. in either British Columbia (I think the office used to be in Vancouver but it might have moved recently), Toronto or Montreal.

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You have to do the medical exam in Canada, which means you can do it. in either British Columbia (I think the office used to be in Vancouver but it might have moved recently), Toronto or Montreal.

It's now in Surrey (which is a part of the Greater Vancouver region but also a city in its own right). The site is drcheema.ca

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