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I received all of my baby vaccinations as a child, including the MMR. However, as this was Australia in the 80s, record keeping was not the most important thing.

My question is, will Knightsbridge accept a blood test report that shows that I am immune to MMR as proof of my vaccination? Because trying to get my GP (or any other) to give me one is proving to be a challenge.


04/15/2014 - Filed I129-F

04/22/2014 - NOA 1 received (TSC)

08/11/2014 - Notice of transfer received (CSC)

09/18/2014 - NOA 2 received

11/12/2014 - Interview Date (approved)

12/01/2014 - US Arrival Date

12/10/2014 - Married

02/05/2014 - AOS Filed

02/28/2015 - Notified of Request for Initial Evidence

03/10/2015 - Sent Requested Evidence

04/03/2015 - EAD and Advanced Parole Approved

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Yes. Read the details and acceptable tests in the Technical Instructions to Panel Physicians (Knightsbridge). http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/panel/vaccination-panel-technical-instructions.html

You will find it under the heading Laboratory Support. Note Tdap or Td is not supported. Get a shot. Also get a flu shot.

Other GPs gladly give a new MMR, so it's your doctor who is choosing this path. But he's doing what he feels is right, so can't argue with that. Or you can choose to pay for the MMR at the medical and be done with no question whether what you have is okay. It's only money. Did your doctor say he would charge for the immunity test?

In my hindsight of having been all the way from K1 petition to US citizenship, a £45 MMR shot is a drop in the bucket compared to how much you spend before you are done with immigration forever. This is to everybody in general and not to the OP. It is weird to you to pay for anything medical in the UK, but saving the hassle of dealing with a civil surgeon in the US is worth it. Your window of opportunity ends when the doctor at Knightsbridge sends your medical report to the embassy. Do whatever it takes to get complete on shots before your report is finalized.

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10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

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I was fortunate in that I had no problems (and no costs) in getting my GP's surgery to give me the shots I needed last year. My childhood vaccinations were lost in the mists of time too . I'd concur with Nich-Nick and just get them done at Knightsbridge. You really don't want to pay to have it done in the US or discuss the differences between blood tests and an unequivocal got-jab-at-Knightsbridge when you have your AOS interview.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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The blood test is free to see if I'm immune. It's not the money I'm worried about. It's more whether they'll accept it or just give me the shot there.

Another quick question, since we are on the subject. If I do get the first shot at Knightsbridge, will I need a second MMR shot for AOS? Or is the one shot enough?


04/15/2014 - Filed I129-F

04/22/2014 - NOA 1 received (TSC)

08/11/2014 - Notice of transfer received (CSC)

09/18/2014 - NOA 2 received

11/12/2014 - Interview Date (approved)

12/01/2014 - US Arrival Date

12/10/2014 - Married

02/05/2014 - AOS Filed

02/28/2015 - Notified of Request for Initial Evidence

03/10/2015 - Sent Requested Evidence

04/03/2015 - EAD and Advanced Parole Approved

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The blood test is free to see if I'm immune. It's not the money I'm worried about. It's more whether they'll accept it or just give me the shot there.

Another quick question, since we are on the subject. If I do get the first shot at Knightsbridge, will I need a second MMR shot for AOS? Or is the one shot enough?

You can't get two MMR shots closer than 4 weeks apart. So if you get it at Knightsbridge, you will get the waiver excuse "insufficient time interval" for Dose 2. You're done as long as you also cover Tdap/Td with a shot, flu shot, and tell them you had chickenpox. If all of those are on your DS-3025 then USCIS considers you clear. They go by the fact that you were as up to date as possible when you attended the exam and allow the waivers noted. You never have to get second dose. Well except.... if your AOS takes a year, you could be sent back for a new medical exam and a review of your immunizations would reveal 4 weeks had passed so they could give you that second MMR.

If your GP doesn't want to give you the shot, see what the prices are at Boots, Tesco, etc...any place that advertises immunizations. You can price compare and pick the cheapest. But get it right before the medical so 4 weeks hasn't passed by medical date.

Edit: read this post to see what some people face who don't get their shots complete by the day of their medical. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/516234-civil-surgeons-in-omaha-ne/#entry7264671

It is but one example of the frustration trying to find a civil surgeon in the US. $600 ?? Geez

Edited by Nich-Nick

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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I will definitely get at least one MMR before or at my medical, and at this point I highly doubt 4 weeks will pass before I have my medical. I just wanted to be 100% sure that I wouldn't require the second MMR shot once I got to the US and I would have to pay the costs associated with a civil surgeon doing it (they are so freaking expensive!!).

Thank you so much for the input Nich! My GP should give me the shot if it comes back that I'm not immunized, so that will be free, which is glorious.


04/15/2014 - Filed I129-F

04/22/2014 - NOA 1 received (TSC)

08/11/2014 - Notice of transfer received (CSC)

09/18/2014 - NOA 2 received

11/12/2014 - Interview Date (approved)

12/01/2014 - US Arrival Date

12/10/2014 - Married

02/05/2014 - AOS Filed

02/28/2015 - Notified of Request for Initial Evidence

03/10/2015 - Sent Requested Evidence

04/03/2015 - EAD and Advanced Parole Approved

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Unless it takes more than a year to get your green card, you will never need that second MMR. You may want to get it for your own health, but that is between you and your private doctor. USCIS is only interested in the first one.

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Unless it takes more than a year to get your green card, you will never need that second MMR. You may want to get it for your own health, but that is between you and your private doctor. USCIS is only interested in the first one.

I just had the one MMR at knightsbridge and got my GC OK with no additional MMR.

Thanks guys,

I thought that was the deal, but I wanted to check to be absolutely sure. We will be applying for AOS as soon as possible after I arrive, so hopefully it won't take longer than a year.


04/15/2014 - Filed I129-F

04/22/2014 - NOA 1 received (TSC)

08/11/2014 - Notice of transfer received (CSC)

09/18/2014 - NOA 2 received

11/12/2014 - Interview Date (approved)

12/01/2014 - US Arrival Date

12/10/2014 - Married

02/05/2014 - AOS Filed

02/28/2015 - Notified of Request for Initial Evidence

03/10/2015 - Sent Requested Evidence

04/03/2015 - EAD and Advanced Parole Approved

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I got mine done at boots because my doctors surgery wouldn't even let me pay for them there. It was a bit expensive but I am glad it's done with now and I don't have to worry about it.


K-1 Jan 2016 Applicant timeline.

I-129f sent to lock box 7th January 2016.
Delivered 11th January 2016.
NOA1 sent to CSC January 14th 2016.
NOA1 Hard copy January 21st 2016.
RFE email 10th March 2016.
RFE hard copy - 21th March 2016.
RFE Evidence sent- 4th April 2016.
RFE Received by USCIS- 6th April 2016.
NOA2 Received by email dated 18th April 2016.
NOA2 hard copy - April 21st 2016
NVC Recieved- May 9th 2016.
NVC number received- May 9th 2016.
DS-160 filled out - 9th May 2016.
Medical - May 18th 2016
CEAC in Transit - 11th May 2016.
CEAC update embassy received medical- may 24th 2016
Interview- June 15th 2016. - approved!!
POE- July 13th 2016 -Chicago

Married July 18th 2016. (L)

AOS

Package sent- August 18th 2016

Arrived at Chicago Lockbox- August 20th 2016.

NOA 1 - August 25th 2016 (text received 27th).

AP NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (text received 27th).

EAD NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (email received 27th).

NOA1 Hard copies received- September 1st 2016.

Bio-metrics- 20th September 2016.

Request Initial Information for I-485 - October 6th 2016.

RFIE- Affidavit Support information October 11th 2016.

RFIE- Response sent Overnight USPS. October 17th 2016.

RFIE- Delivered October 18th 2016.

RFIE- Received by USCIS October 20th 2016.

EAD- Card Being produced November 17th 2016.

AP- Approved November 17th 2016.

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Hi AMZJ, Which vaccinations are you referring to? Thanks, Simon :)

I had my Td done at boots. I also had my Hep B but that was not for immigration purposes, it's because of the line of work I do. They do MMR there as well as a bunch of other travel immunizations.


K-1 Jan 2016 Applicant timeline.

I-129f sent to lock box 7th January 2016.
Delivered 11th January 2016.
NOA1 sent to CSC January 14th 2016.
NOA1 Hard copy January 21st 2016.
RFE email 10th March 2016.
RFE hard copy - 21th March 2016.
RFE Evidence sent- 4th April 2016.
RFE Received by USCIS- 6th April 2016.
NOA2 Received by email dated 18th April 2016.
NOA2 hard copy - April 21st 2016
NVC Recieved- May 9th 2016.
NVC number received- May 9th 2016.
DS-160 filled out - 9th May 2016.
Medical - May 18th 2016
CEAC in Transit - 11th May 2016.
CEAC update embassy received medical- may 24th 2016
Interview- June 15th 2016. - approved!!
POE- July 13th 2016 -Chicago

Married July 18th 2016. (L)

AOS

Package sent- August 18th 2016

Arrived at Chicago Lockbox- August 20th 2016.

NOA 1 - August 25th 2016 (text received 27th).

AP NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (text received 27th).

EAD NOA1- 22nd August 2016 (email received 27th).

NOA1 Hard copies received- September 1st 2016.

Bio-metrics- 20th September 2016.

Request Initial Information for I-485 - October 6th 2016.

RFIE- Affidavit Support information October 11th 2016.

RFIE- Response sent Overnight USPS. October 17th 2016.

RFIE- Delivered October 18th 2016.

RFIE- Received by USCIS October 20th 2016.

EAD- Card Being produced November 17th 2016.

AP- Approved November 17th 2016.

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