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My fiancee will take the medical exam in Shanghai. I understand, the needle shot requirements will vary from person to person. Just wanted to be prepared:

For K1 Visa, can someone please share their experience with their fiance(e) taking more needle shots than required for the interview? Just wanted to know if it is significantly cheaper than US... or are there some shots that are recommended to be taken before leaving China to save "significant" money?

Also, I understand that some of us have health insurance in US. So usually, health insurance would cover most of the shots required for AOS??

thanks for everyone's insight

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I think cheaper in China, my wife got all hers done before arriving, one less thing to do here). You may need an additional exam in US as we did, but I put in on our health insurance. We paid the paperwork part. She had her x-ray reread, a TB test and a current blood test by CS in US along with paperwork.


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http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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My fiancee will take the medical exam in Shanghai. I understand, the needle shot requirements will vary from person to person. Just wanted to be prepared:

For K1 Visa, can someone please share their experience with their fiance(e) taking more needle shots than required for the interview? Just wanted to know if it is significantly cheaper than US... or are there some shots that are recommended to be taken before leaving China to save "significant" money?

Also, I understand that some of us have health insurance in US. So usually, health insurance would cover most of the shots required for AOS??

thanks for everyone's insight

There is a medical examination required for the interview but there is no required immunizations for the interview. If she brings her immunization record with her the Dr. may transcribe some of it. If you want to have all of the immunizations done prior to her leaving China you can. You can find the CDC vaccination instructions for Civil Surgeons here. To apply for AOS you will need to have an I-693 endorsed by a CS and so her vaccination record will need to be translated to English (unless you can find a CS the reads Chinese). Our CS actually used Google Translate to help us out.

My wife got all her's done at our Dr's office here in the US. It was covered by our insurance. You can also check with your county health department, ours wouldn't do it for free because it was for immigration purposes, other wise it would have been free.

Good luck!

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Our experience was very similar to bigdog's and Operator's. :thumbs:


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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thanks everyone!

sorry,what does CS stand for?

CS

— abbreviation for

1. Also: cs capital stock

2. chartered surveyor

3. Christian Science

4. Christian Scientist

5. Civil Service

6. Also: cs Court of Session

Other: Civil Surgeon :blink:

http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.5af9bb95919f35e66f614176543f6d1a/?vgnextchannel=b328194d3e88d010VgnVCM10000048f3d6a1RCRD&vgnextoid=5985136d2035f010VgnVCM1000000ecd190aRCRD

Happy trails on your visa journey.

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Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

_______________________

:idea: Read more, post less.... Google can be your friend ! :idea:

Prior apologies if I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

Keep your timeline current: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/

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No matter which way you do it, it will get done. My thought was to leave less to do in US to file in the 90 days, we got filed in the 90, but it still took us 10 months to get AOS done. Hang in there.

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In Arizona its hot hot hot.

http://www.uscis.gov/dateCalculator.html

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