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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Hello, it's "test" which is an examination. "Text" is written words. English is a confusing language, so I'm only trying to help you before you're surrounded by it!

What are the communicable diseases of public health significance that would cause an applicant to fail a medical examination or be inadmissible?

Communicable diseases of public health significance include—

  • Tuberculosis
  • Syphilis
  • Chancroid
  • Gonorrhea
  • Granuloma Inguinale
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum
  • Hansen's Disease (Leprosy)
And the following two disease categories--
  • Quarantinable diseases designated by any Presidential Executive Order. Current diseases include: cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, plague, smallpox, yellow fever, viral hemorrhagic fevers, severe acute respiratory syndromes, and influenza caused by novel or re-emergent influenza (pandemic flu).
  • Events that are reportable as a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) to the World Health Organization (WHO) under the International Health Regulations (IHR) of 2005 (currently polio, smallpox, SARS, influenza, and other public health emergencies of international concern.)

Some health-related waivers may be available for these diseases. For general information concerning the role that the CDC plays in the waiver process, you may visit our website. Additional information concerning Form I-601, the waiver application, and the requirements is located on the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) websiteicon_out.png.

Resource: http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/medical-examination-faqs.html#5


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BTW even if you had one of these communicable diseases, once treated and cured the immigration process can then proceed again. TB is a big problem in my wife's country, and many cases get found in the medical exam. The treatment period is 6 months long, and after they're cleared they move right along to their interview.

Another part of the medical is often to get the vaccines you're required to have to get your green card once you're married and apply to adjust status. I believe the giving of vaccines vary's by country though.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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I see this vaccine/immunization list, is this for every country do you need ALL of them? My fiancée has proof of none should he get them all ?

The medical exam can run a panel on him to see what he has immunizations in his system for, based on that if he has no record, they will tell him what he needs. Some will be absolutely required before entering the US like, Measles, Mumps and Rebella (MMR), others like Tetanus he can get while he's in the US and in your insurance. He'll just need to show record of getting it done.


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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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The medical exam can run a panel on him to see what he has immunizations in his system for, based on that if he has no record, they will tell him what he needs. Some will be absolutely required before entering the US like, Measles, Mumps and Rebella (MMR), others like Tetanus he can get while he's in the US and in your insurance. He'll just need to show record of getting it done.

No. None are absolutely required to enter the US on a K-1 visa. Vaccinations are not required for a K-1. They are required later for AOS. It is better to get them before or at the K-1 medical in order to get them marked off on the DS-3025. Just a receipt is not enough for AOS. If you get required vaccinations after the K-1 medical, you will need to get them transcribed onto an I-693 by a civil surgeon in the US.

To the person that asked:> many countries will go ahead and give the vaccinations at the K-1 medical exam. This is a good thing, as it is best to get them and have them marked off on a DS-3025 at the time of your medial. That way you can just send a copy of your DS-3025 when filing for AOS and not need to see a civil surgeon for vaccinations and/or transcription onto an I-693. The required vaccinations are MMR, Tdap/TD, varicella(unless you already chickenpox) and a flu shot(only during flu season, which is Oct. - Mar.) http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html#tbl1

Also, see this post about whether or not you will need to see a civil surgeon in the US for an I-693 when filing for AOS > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/428381-i-693-report-of-medical-examination-and-vaccination-report/?p=6206232


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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The exact vaccines you will need are determined by the panel physician who does your exam. Let him or her do their work. They do this one thing all day long and are quite good at it. Most of you will end up needing 2 to 4 shots.

The exam and vaccines often do more for you than just get you cleared for immigration. The vaccines protect you against diseases that can potentially kill you, and the exam sometimes detects illnesses that would have killed you had you not found out about them. My wife did the whole thing already, and it was no big deal.

As a K-1 you are entitled to wait until you arrive in the US to get your vaccines, but that is not a good idea simply because of cost. In your native country, the cost of these things is much lower than in the US. Besides you can get them done along with your exam and not have to worry about them any more.

Most people sail through the exam with no problems, but if they find illness, consider it a good thing it was found so now you can get cured.

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No. None are absolutely required to enter the US on a K-1 visa. Vaccinations are not required for a K-1. They are required later for AOS. It is better to get them before or at the K-1 medical in order to get them marked off on the DS-3025. Just a receipt is not enough for AOS. If you get required vaccinations after the K-1 medical, you will need to get them transcribed onto an I-693 by a civil surgeon in the US.

To the person that asked:> many countries will go ahead and give the vaccinations at the K-1 medical exam. This is a good thing, as it is best to get them and have them marked off on a DS-3025 at the time of your medial. That way you can just send a copy of your DS-3025 when filing for AOS and not need to see a civil surgeon for vaccinations and/or transcription onto an I-693. The required vaccinations are MMR, Tdap/TD, varicella(unless you already chickenpox) and a flu shot(only during flu season, which is Oct. - Mar.) http://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html#tbl1

Also, see this post about whether or not you will need to see a civil surgeon in the US for an I-693 when filing for AOS > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/428381-i-693-report-of-medical-examination-and-vaccination-report/?p=6206232

Interesting, the CO in the embassy said they wouldn't approve the visa without the "required vaccinations", which was MMR, Chicken pox, etc. Perhaps it's just embassy based.


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[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Interesting, the CO in the embassy said they wouldn't approve the visa without the "required vaccinations", which was MMR, Chicken pox, etc. Perhaps it's just embassy based.

Some countries don't even bother to give vaccinations to K-1 applicants. Some countries give all the required ones at the medical. Yes, it depends on the country. However, they are not supposed to deny a K-1 for not having vaccinations, no matter what consulate it is. Someone could appeal that, if they did.

9 FAM 41.108 N1.2 > http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/87492.pdf

Since applicants for K visas are essentially intending immigrants, a complete medical examination is required in every case. (See 9 FAM 41.81 N4 (a)(1)). As nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants, fiancé(e) visa applicants technically are not subject to the INA 212(a)(1)(A)(ii) (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(1)(A)(ii)) vaccination requirement. However, we (the Department of State) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed that medical exams for fiancé(e) visa applicants should include the vaccination assessment as a matter of expediency. Therefore, you should make every effort to encourage fiancé(e) visa applicants to meet the vaccination requirements before admission to the United States. Nevertheless, you may not refuse K-visa applicants for refusing to meet the vaccination requirements.

Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirements > http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/types/family/fiance-k-1.html#7

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage. Applicants are therefore encouraged to fulfill these vaccination requirements at the time of the medical examination.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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appeal on a K-1 and it will take 4 times longer than reapplying. Win the battle and lose the war type of thing. Plus they could always use the not valid relationship as the reason on the paperwork.

Some countries don't even bother to give vaccinations to K-1 applicants. Some countries give all the required ones at the medical. Yes, it depends on the country. However, they are not supposed to deny a K-1 for not having vaccinations, no matter what consulate it is. Someone could appeal that, if they did.

9 FAM 41.108 N1.2 > http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/87492.pdf

Since applicants for K visas are essentially intending immigrants, a complete medical examination is required in every case. (See 9 FAM 41.81 N4 (a)(1)). As nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants, fiancé(e) visa applicants technically are not subject to the INA 212(a)(1)(A)(ii) (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(1)(A)(ii)) vaccination requirement. However, we (the Department of State) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed that medical exams for fiancé(e) visa applicants should include the vaccination assessment as a matter of expediency. Therefore, you should make every effort to encourage fiancé(e) visa applicants to meet the vaccination requirements before admission to the United States. Nevertheless, you may not refuse K-visa applicants for refusing to meet the vaccination requirements.

Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirements > http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/types/family/fiance-k-1.html#7

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage. Applicants are therefore encouraged to fulfill these vaccination requirements at the time of the medical examination.


K1 from the Philippines
Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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Some countries don't even bother to give vaccinations to K-1 applicants. Some countries give all the required ones at the medical. Yes, it depends on the country. However, they are not supposed to deny a K-1 for not having vaccinations, no matter what consulate it is. Someone could appeal that, if they did.

9 FAM 41.108 N1.2 > http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/87492.pdf

Since applicants for K visas are essentially intending immigrants, a complete medical examination is required in every case. (See 9 FAM 41.81 N4 (a)(1)). As nonimmigrant visa (NIV) applicants, fiancé(e) visa applicants technically are not subject to the INA 212(a)(1)(A)(ii) (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(1)(A)(ii)) vaccination requirement. However, we (the Department of State) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have agreed that medical exams for fiancé(e) visa applicants should include the vaccination assessment as a matter of expediency. Therefore, you should make every effort to encourage fiancé(e) visa applicants to meet the vaccination requirements before admission to the United States. Nevertheless, you may not refuse K-visa applicants for refusing to meet the vaccination requirements.

Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirements > http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/types/family/fiance-k-1.html#7

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage. Applicants are therefore encouraged to fulfill these vaccination requirements at the time of the medical examination.

I was told that we wouldn't get a denial, persay, but we'd get a 221g, and told to get the medical finished, essentially.


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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

The advice offered by this user is not legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain legal advice.

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appeal on a K-1 and it will take 4 times longer than reapplying. Win the battle and lose the war type of thing. Plus they could always use the not valid relationship as the reason on the paperwork.

Yes, it would take awhile to appeal, but it would be a valid reason. They cannot refuse a K-1 visa because of vaccinations, since vaccinations are not required to get a K-1 visa and enter the US using one. No one is actually in that situation or planning the need to appeal. It was just a statement. Besides, it is best to get all the vaccinations at the K-1 medical anyway. I was just speaking about the actual immigration law on this.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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