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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Hello everyone,

Hopefully our case will be complete "soon" and maybe it's time to start thinking about the medical exam and the interview. When it comes to the vaccines, do we need to do or prepare anything? We are kinda lost on this point since I (the Spanish beneficiary) have a vaccination records book but reading on other topics it seems kinda useless since they don't really trust those at the medical exam and they will administer whatever vaccines you might need. Is this right?

So basically we wonder if there's any official source where we can check if we need to do or prepare anything in advance regarding the vaccines situation. Of course experiences will be also appreciated!

Thank you guys! :no:


Our Relationship
11/06/2010: Met in Spain
11/21/2010: Officially became an item
08/12/2011: A moved to USA

09/09/2012: A moved back to Spain
01/26/2013: I proposed in Barcelona
07/19/2013: WEDDING DAY! (L)

USCIS
05/16/2014: I-130 package scanned

05/19/2014: I-130 NOA1 electronic copy received
05/27/2014: I-130 NOA1 hard copy received
05/23/2014: I-130 NOA2 ELECTRONIC COPY RECEIVED! :dancing:


NVC
06/03/2014: NVC received case
06/23/2014: NVC Case Number and Invoice ID Number assigned
07/09/2014: DS-261 completed online & accepted
07/10/2014: AoS bill invoiced & paid
08/05/2014: AoS package scanned
09/08/2014: IV bill invoiced & paid
09/10/2014: IV package scanned
09/28/2014: DS-260 completed online & accepted
10/17/2014: AoS checklist email received

10/21/2014: AoS checklist package scanned

12/13/2014: CASE COMPLETE! :dancing:
12/29/2014: Interview scheduled

12/30/2014: P4 email received

12/31/2014: Case file shipped to the Embassy (In-Transit)

Embassy

01-05-2015: Case file arrived (Ready)
02-10-2015: Medical appointment in Madrid
02-12-2015: Interview in Madrid:
APPROVED! :dancing::dance:

02-13-2015: Visa issued

02-17-2015: Visa in hand

02-25-2015: POE

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See if this USCIS link about immigration vaccination requirements helps: http://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/vaccination-requirements

Found through a simple Google search. Google can also be your friend! :yes:


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Spain
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See if this USCIS link about immigration vaccination requirements helps: http://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/vaccination-requirements

Found through a simple Google search. Google can also be your friend! :yes:

Thanks!

I just found some information on the US Embassy in Madrid website which is definitely helpful. Here it is:

http://madrid.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant/medical_examination.html

The United States immigration law requires immigrant visa applicants to obtain certain vaccinations (listed below) prior to the issuance of an immigrant visa. The physicians who conduct medical examinations of immigrant visa applicants are required to verify that you have met the vaccination requirement, or that it is medically inappropriate for you to receive one or more of the listed vaccinations:

  • Mumps

  • Measles

  • Rubella

  • Polio

  • Tetanus and diphtheria toxoids

  • Pertussis

  • Influenzae type b (Hib)

  • Hepatitis B

  • Varicella

  • Pneumococcal and

  • Influenza

  • Rotavirus

  • Hepatitis A

  • Meningococcal

  • Human papillomavirus (HPV) and

  • Zoster

In order to assist the physician and avoid delays in the processing of your immigrant visa, you should have the vaccinations records of all family members applying for immigration available at the time of the medical examination. Waivers of the vaccination requirements are available only upon recommendation of the examining physician. Only the physician can determine which of the listed vaccinations are medically appropriate for you, given your age and medical history.


Our Relationship
11/06/2010: Met in Spain
11/21/2010: Officially became an item
08/12/2011: A moved to USA

09/09/2012: A moved back to Spain
01/26/2013: I proposed in Barcelona
07/19/2013: WEDDING DAY! (L)

USCIS
05/16/2014: I-130 package scanned

05/19/2014: I-130 NOA1 electronic copy received
05/27/2014: I-130 NOA1 hard copy received
05/23/2014: I-130 NOA2 ELECTRONIC COPY RECEIVED! :dancing:


NVC
06/03/2014: NVC received case
06/23/2014: NVC Case Number and Invoice ID Number assigned
07/09/2014: DS-261 completed online & accepted
07/10/2014: AoS bill invoiced & paid
08/05/2014: AoS package scanned
09/08/2014: IV bill invoiced & paid
09/10/2014: IV package scanned
09/28/2014: DS-260 completed online & accepted
10/17/2014: AoS checklist email received

10/21/2014: AoS checklist package scanned

12/13/2014: CASE COMPLETE! :dancing:
12/29/2014: Interview scheduled

12/30/2014: P4 email received

12/31/2014: Case file shipped to the Embassy (In-Transit)

Embassy

01-05-2015: Case file arrived (Ready)
02-10-2015: Medical appointment in Madrid
02-12-2015: Interview in Madrid:
APPROVED! :dancing::dance:

02-13-2015: Visa issued

02-17-2015: Visa in hand

02-25-2015: POE

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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As of 2009, zoster and HPV vaccinations are not required anymore ;) See: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/vaccinations.html

And if your medical takes place between October and March, you will need to get a flu shot. Otherwise it's optional.


 

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Spain
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As of 2009, zoster and HPV vaccinations are not required anymore ;) See: http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/vaccinations.html

And if your medical takes place between October and March, you will need to get a flu shot. Otherwise it's optional.

Thank you! That was really helpful!


Our Relationship
11/06/2010: Met in Spain
11/21/2010: Officially became an item
08/12/2011: A moved to USA

09/09/2012: A moved back to Spain
01/26/2013: I proposed in Barcelona
07/19/2013: WEDDING DAY! (L)

USCIS
05/16/2014: I-130 package scanned

05/19/2014: I-130 NOA1 electronic copy received
05/27/2014: I-130 NOA1 hard copy received
05/23/2014: I-130 NOA2 ELECTRONIC COPY RECEIVED! :dancing:


NVC
06/03/2014: NVC received case
06/23/2014: NVC Case Number and Invoice ID Number assigned
07/09/2014: DS-261 completed online & accepted
07/10/2014: AoS bill invoiced & paid
08/05/2014: AoS package scanned
09/08/2014: IV bill invoiced & paid
09/10/2014: IV package scanned
09/28/2014: DS-260 completed online & accepted
10/17/2014: AoS checklist email received

10/21/2014: AoS checklist package scanned

12/13/2014: CASE COMPLETE! :dancing:
12/29/2014: Interview scheduled

12/30/2014: P4 email received

12/31/2014: Case file shipped to the Embassy (In-Transit)

Embassy

01-05-2015: Case file arrived (Ready)
02-10-2015: Medical appointment in Madrid
02-12-2015: Interview in Madrid:
APPROVED! :dancing::dance:

02-13-2015: Visa issued

02-17-2015: Visa in hand

02-25-2015: POE

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Thank you! That was really helpful!

No problem! The link I posted doesn't seem to be working - I don't know why :wacko: But just go to that travel.state.gov website and look for medical examination/vaccinations for immigrant visas and there should be the updated version of the requirements.


 

 

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No problem! The link I posted doesn't seem to be working - I don't know why :wacko: But just go to that travel.state.gov website and look for medical examination/vaccinations for immigrant visas and there should be the updated version of the requirements.

Yeah I saw it and I already got it working, thanks. For some reason it adds some numbers and letters when you click on it. Here's the good one:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/vaccinations.html

My question is if, in case that I am missing any vaccine (which I'm sure I am)... do they give them to you right away in the clinic during the medical examination? Would this delay the medical approve for the visa?


Our Relationship
11/06/2010: Met in Spain
11/21/2010: Officially became an item
08/12/2011: A moved to USA

09/09/2012: A moved back to Spain
01/26/2013: I proposed in Barcelona
07/19/2013: WEDDING DAY! (L)

USCIS
05/16/2014: I-130 package scanned

05/19/2014: I-130 NOA1 electronic copy received
05/27/2014: I-130 NOA1 hard copy received
05/23/2014: I-130 NOA2 ELECTRONIC COPY RECEIVED! :dancing:


NVC
06/03/2014: NVC received case
06/23/2014: NVC Case Number and Invoice ID Number assigned
07/09/2014: DS-261 completed online & accepted
07/10/2014: AoS bill invoiced & paid
08/05/2014: AoS package scanned
09/08/2014: IV bill invoiced & paid
09/10/2014: IV package scanned
09/28/2014: DS-260 completed online & accepted
10/17/2014: AoS checklist email received

10/21/2014: AoS checklist package scanned

12/13/2014: CASE COMPLETE! :dancing:
12/29/2014: Interview scheduled

12/30/2014: P4 email received

12/31/2014: Case file shipped to the Embassy (In-Transit)

Embassy

01-05-2015: Case file arrived (Ready)
02-10-2015: Medical appointment in Madrid
02-12-2015: Interview in Madrid:
APPROVED! :dancing::dance:

02-13-2015: Visa issued

02-17-2015: Visa in hand

02-25-2015: POE

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Yeah I saw it and I already got it working, thanks. For some reason it adds some numbers and letters when you click on it. Here's the good one:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/vaccinations.html

My question is if, in case that I am missing any vaccine (which I'm sure I am)... do they give them to you right away in the clinic during the medical examination? Would this delay the medical approve for the visa?

I haven't had my medical yet (next week), but the way it works here is that they give you the missing vaccinations at the medical, which usually doesn't delay anything. If you need to get follow up (second round) shots a few weeks later, you are actually able to do that in the States after your arrival (voluntarily). Only if they found something on your chest x-rays and it could be TB (or showing you recently had TB), they would need to run extra tests, which delays the medical/visa approval.

However, if you know you're missing certain vaccinations or boosters, I'd suggest getting them from your local physician now as that is usually way cheaper than having it done at the medical exam. Just make sure you have proof of having received those vaccinations.


 

 

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Also, don't make the mistake thinking that you need to get all of the vaccinations listed on the website (like me :lol: ). I didn't receive some of them when I was a child, e.g. Hib or Rotavirus, because it wasn't common at that time. And nowadays, they are only given to children of a certain age, but not to adults. Here is a link from a Canadian panel physician regarding which vaccinations are needed from age 18 to 64.

http://www.panelphysicians.com/Pages/Age6.htm


 

 

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Thanks @StrawberryKiss for all your help and information. Unfortunately we just got a checklist from the NVC regarding the AoS package so I won't be dealing with the interview nor the medical examination any time soon... We are pretty bummed :(


Our Relationship
11/06/2010: Met in Spain
11/21/2010: Officially became an item
08/12/2011: A moved to USA

09/09/2012: A moved back to Spain
01/26/2013: I proposed in Barcelona
07/19/2013: WEDDING DAY! (L)

USCIS
05/16/2014: I-130 package scanned

05/19/2014: I-130 NOA1 electronic copy received
05/27/2014: I-130 NOA1 hard copy received
05/23/2014: I-130 NOA2 ELECTRONIC COPY RECEIVED! :dancing:


NVC
06/03/2014: NVC received case
06/23/2014: NVC Case Number and Invoice ID Number assigned
07/09/2014: DS-261 completed online & accepted
07/10/2014: AoS bill invoiced & paid
08/05/2014: AoS package scanned
09/08/2014: IV bill invoiced & paid
09/10/2014: IV package scanned
09/28/2014: DS-260 completed online & accepted
10/17/2014: AoS checklist email received

10/21/2014: AoS checklist package scanned

12/13/2014: CASE COMPLETE! :dancing:
12/29/2014: Interview scheduled

12/30/2014: P4 email received

12/31/2014: Case file shipped to the Embassy (In-Transit)

Embassy

01-05-2015: Case file arrived (Ready)
02-10-2015: Medical appointment in Madrid
02-12-2015: Interview in Madrid:
APPROVED! :dancing::dance:

02-13-2015: Visa issued

02-17-2015: Visa in hand

02-25-2015: POE

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Thanks @StrawberryKiss for all your help and information. Unfortunately we just got a checklist from the NVC regarding the AoS package so I won't be dealing with the interview nor the medical examination any time soon... We are pretty bummed :(

You're welcome! Oh no, that sucks. We also got a checklist for AOS back in July. I know how you feel, but don't let that bring you down! NVC has become a little faster as for reviewing checklists (hopefully due to the new fees). Distract yourself a little bit and focus on stuff you need to assemble for the interview (e.g. bona fide relationship evidence) and medical (e.g. records).


 

 

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