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Hi all,

I am currently in the USA (was waiting with my USC hubby whilst my interview was to be scheduled.) I land in UK on 28th Oct, and my medical is booked for 29th Oct.

My question is - Do I need to get a flu jab before I come back for my medical?

Thanks in advance


USCIS (239 days):

04.18.2013 - NOA1

12.13.2013 - NOA2 via email; I-130 approved. Shipped to NVC

NVC (274 days):

12.30.2013 - Arrived at NVC

01.27.2014 - Received case no. & IIN

02.07.2014 - Completed & submitted DS-261 form online

02.13.2014 - Paid AOS bill

02.18.2014 - AOS showing as 'paid'

03.18.2014 - Invoiced for IV bill (finally!)

03.19.2014 - Made payment for IV bill

03.21.2014 - IV bill showing PAID

03.24.2014 - Completed DS-260 online

03.29.2014 - Mailed IV Packet

04.26.2014 - IV packet all approved, false checklist from NVC for AOS packet

05.07.2014 - AOS packet sent

06.12.2014 - AOS packet scanned in (took them THAT LONG to do it)

07.29.2014 - Received checklist via email

07.30.2014 - Sent re-filled AOS form, as per checklist instructions

09.24.2014 - Case Complete (FINALLY)

09.30.2014 - Case leaves NVC

Embassy:

10.29.2014 - Medical

11.04.2014 - Interview in London - APPROVED

11.05.2014 - CEAC - Issued

11.07.2014 - Courier email

11.10.2014 - Passport and visa received via DX courier

In the USA:

12.02.2014 - POE (Denver)

12.24.2014 - ELIS changed to "In Process"

01.05.2015 - Greencard received in mail

ROC:
10.05.2016 - NOA1

12.13.2016 - Biometrics

11.13.2017 - Infopass Appt.

03.30.2018 - Approval

04.05.2018 - Greencard Arrived

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October 1 starts flu season, so yes you need to take evidence of immunization to your visa medical exam. You can get it in the US wherever is cheapest as long as you get some paper documentation to show Knightsbridge.


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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OK, thanks all. Will pop down to Walgreens and get it done this week. (NEVER had or wanted a flu jab before, hope I don't get sick from it, argh!)


USCIS (239 days):

04.18.2013 - NOA1

12.13.2013 - NOA2 via email; I-130 approved. Shipped to NVC

NVC (274 days):

12.30.2013 - Arrived at NVC

01.27.2014 - Received case no. & IIN

02.07.2014 - Completed & submitted DS-261 form online

02.13.2014 - Paid AOS bill

02.18.2014 - AOS showing as 'paid'

03.18.2014 - Invoiced for IV bill (finally!)

03.19.2014 - Made payment for IV bill

03.21.2014 - IV bill showing PAID

03.24.2014 - Completed DS-260 online

03.29.2014 - Mailed IV Packet

04.26.2014 - IV packet all approved, false checklist from NVC for AOS packet

05.07.2014 - AOS packet sent

06.12.2014 - AOS packet scanned in (took them THAT LONG to do it)

07.29.2014 - Received checklist via email

07.30.2014 - Sent re-filled AOS form, as per checklist instructions

09.24.2014 - Case Complete (FINALLY)

09.30.2014 - Case leaves NVC

Embassy:

10.29.2014 - Medical

11.04.2014 - Interview in London - APPROVED

11.05.2014 - CEAC - Issued

11.07.2014 - Courier email

11.10.2014 - Passport and visa received via DX courier

In the USA:

12.02.2014 - POE (Denver)

12.24.2014 - ELIS changed to "In Process"

01.05.2015 - Greencard received in mail

ROC:
10.05.2016 - NOA1

12.13.2016 - Biometrics

11.13.2017 - Infopass Appt.

03.30.2018 - Approval

04.05.2018 - Greencard Arrived

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I have a question surrounding flu jabs:

When I went to the medical all of my immunizations were fine, but I did need a flu jab. Knightsbridge wanted £25 for the jab, and I didn't want to pay that. When I get to the states, can I just get a flu jab, from walgreens for example, keep paper evidence of this having happened and supply this info with my AOS paperwork?

Cheers,

Tom.


I have a question surrounding flu jabs:

When I went to the medical all of my immunizations were fine, but I did need a flu jab. Knightsbridge wanted £25 for the jab, and I didn't want to pay that. When I get to the states, can I just get a flu jab, from walgreens for example, keep paper evidence of this having happened and supply this info with my AOS paperwork?

Cheers,

Tom.

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I was told my vacc records were complete and I didn't have a flu jab but the nurse informed me that it is all dependant on what season your AOS interview is. If it is between Oct-March then you will require one, if not then you'll be fine. If we marry in December/January then AOS is likely to be three monthsish from then so March or April. She said we can get it done in the states if need be when you know your interview date.

So up to you I guess. I suppose it wouldn't do any harm?

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I have a question surrounding flu jabs:

When I went to the medical all of my immunizations were fine, but I did need a flu jab. Knightsbridge wanted £25 for the jab, and I didn't want to pay that. When I get to the states, can I just get a flu jab, from walgreens for example, keep paper evidence of this having happened and supply this info with my AOS paperwork?

Cheers,

Tom.

First want to say the person who started this thread is CR1, so must be complete by visa interview. You have until AOS submission to be complete. However had you gotten the flu jab signed off by Knightsbridge, you would have been clear for AOS with their vaccination form. Your plan to get one at Walgreens for $31.99 is fine, but you can't mail a Walgreens paper to USCIS. You will have to pay a Civil Surgeon in the US to sign off on a new immunization form (I-693). That becomes the problem and further expense. But there is another plan---

A flu shot, being seasonal is easier to get around than say MMR. Flu shots are required for adults of all ages (changed Nov 2010) if your visa exam was between (Oct 1 and March 31). But if the AOS adjudicator picks up your case when it is not flu season, you will be excused. And the reverse is true. The adjudicator picks up your case during flu season, but sees it was NOT flu season when you had your medical exam, you are also excused because the date they go by is the date of your exam to determine if you were current on that date.

So for you, if your full AOS approval date falls after Mar 31 and no later than Oct1 next year, you will not need a flu jab. That does not mean file after Mar 31. It means approved when it is not flu season.


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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First want to say the person who started this thread is CR1, so must be complete by visa interview. You have until AOS submission to be complete. However had you gotten the flu jab signed off by Knightsbridge, you would have been clear for AOS with their vaccination form. Your plan to get one at Walgreens for $31.99 is fine, but you can't mail a Walgreens paper to USCIS. You will have to pay a Civil Surgeon in the US to sign off on a new immunization form (I-693). That becomes the problem and further expense. But there is another plan---

A flu shot, being seasonal is easier to get around than say MMR. Flu shots are required for adults of all ages (changed Nov 2010) if your visa exam was between (Oct 1 and March 31). But if the AOS adjudicator picks up your case when it is not flu season, you will be excused. And the reverse is true. The adjudicator picks up your case during flu season, but sees it was NOT flu season when you had your medical exam, you are also excused because the date they go by is the date of your exam to determine if you were current on that date.

So for you, if your full AOS approval date falls after Mar 31 and no later than Oct1 next year, you will not need a flu jab. That does not mean file after Mar 31. It means approved when it is not flu season.

Considering both the Orlando and Tampa offices take nearly 200 days (6.5 months) between applying for AOS and interview - then applying before March (which I will be doing) should see me through okay before the following October. If it starts to look iffy, then I guess I'll have to look in to the ways in which I can get a civil surgeon to sign off on an I-693 with an updated flu shot.

Cheers for the help,

Tom.

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Considering both the Orlando and Tampa offices take nearly 200 days (6.5 months) between applying for AOS and interview - then applying before March (which I will be doing) should see me through okay before the following October. If it starts to look iffy, then I guess I'll have to look in to the ways in which I can get a civil surgeon to sign off on an I-693 with an updated flu shot.

Cheers for the help,

Tom.

At that point, I would just wait and see what the interviewer says. No matter what the rules state, the individuals at local offices can come up with all kinds things out of their heads. And so wait and see if yours overlooks it or sends you off to a civil surgeon. You could even have a Walgreens proof with you and convince him you are covered and a Civil Surgeon will charge you over $100 to look at it and sign off. So many variables happen with the many local adjudicators. See how it plays out.


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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At that point, I would just wait and see what the interviewer says. No matter what the rules state, the individuals at local offices can come up with all kinds things out of their heads. And so wait and see if yours overlooks it or sends you off to a civil surgeon. You could even have a Walgreens proof with you and convince him you are covered and a Civil Surgeon will charge you over $100 to look at it and sign off. So many variables happen with the many local adjudicators. See how it plays out.

Thanks for the info and advice, really appreciate it,

Tom.

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to the OP: don't know what Walgreens charges, but I was waiting in the US too, and arrived in the UK this morning. I got the flu jab done at Boots (booked online on their website) for £12.99, so probably cheaper than the US. They give free vitamin C and nasal spray with it too.

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So to clarify, the flu "season" relates to the month your AOS is being processed (if it falls within that window) and is optional for the K1 visa? Or is it applicable to the K1 if the interview occurs during flu season also? Hope my question makes sense!


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

❤️ Our Visa Journey is finally complete ❤️

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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OK, thanks all. Will pop down to Walgreens and get it done this week. (NEVER had or wanted a flu jab before, hope I don't get sick from it, argh!)

You will be fine. I had mine a few weeks ago at a private travel clinic and it cost me £12. I didn't feel a thing and had no side effects. They told me to start taking parecetamol at regular intervals for 24 hours before and after. No symptoms or side effects at all.

So to clarify, the flu "season" relates to the month your AOS is being processed (if it falls within that window) and is optional for the K1 visa? Or is it applicable to the K1 if the interview occurs during flu season also? Hope my question makes sense!

If your Medical in the UK falls during flu seasonn (October to April) then you need it. If you haven't had it and your AOS in the US falls during flu season then you need it. It was just less hassle for me to go get it done here now and get documentation to take to the medical so they can list it on my form and I'm done with it. Hope that helps and that I understood your question correctly.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail    
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox    8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received    8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail    3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)    3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC    3/31/2015 - NVC Received    4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned       4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy    4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received    4/11/2015 - Medical     4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received    4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent    4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received    5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED     5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier    6/1/2015 - POE    6/14/2015 - Wedding 💍💍
 
N400
06/30/2019 - Filed online
06/30/2019 - NOA1
07/16/2019 - Biometrics completed (early walk in - successful) 
Years of waiting for stuff is starting to get old! 
⏱⏱⏱ ....

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to the OP: don't know what Walgreens charges, but I was waiting in the US too, and arrived in the UK this morning. I got the flu jab done at Boots (booked online on their website) for £12.99, so probably cheaper than the US. They give free vitamin C and nasal spray with it too.

You will be fine. I had mine a few weeks ago at a private travel clinic and it cost me £12. I didn't feel a thing and had no side effects. They told me to start taking parecetamol at regular intervals for 24 hours before and after. No symptoms or side effects at all.

If your Medical in the UK falls during flu seasonn (October to April) then you need it. If you haven't had it and your AOS in the US falls during flu season then you need it. It was just less hassle for me to go get it done here now and get documentation to take to the medical so they can list it on my form and I'm done with it. Hope that helps and that I understood your question correctly.

Got it done the other day at Walgreens. Yes it was $31.99, but seeing as I only arrive back in the UK day before my medical, I wanted to make sure it was done and no side effects that could effect my medical.

FYI - do you know they offer a "nasal mist" is the USA? Seems totally sci-fi to me!! :rolleyes::content:

And as NichNick said, I'm CR1 not a K1.


USCIS (239 days):

04.18.2013 - NOA1

12.13.2013 - NOA2 via email; I-130 approved. Shipped to NVC

NVC (274 days):

12.30.2013 - Arrived at NVC

01.27.2014 - Received case no. & IIN

02.07.2014 - Completed & submitted DS-261 form online

02.13.2014 - Paid AOS bill

02.18.2014 - AOS showing as 'paid'

03.18.2014 - Invoiced for IV bill (finally!)

03.19.2014 - Made payment for IV bill

03.21.2014 - IV bill showing PAID

03.24.2014 - Completed DS-260 online

03.29.2014 - Mailed IV Packet

04.26.2014 - IV packet all approved, false checklist from NVC for AOS packet

05.07.2014 - AOS packet sent

06.12.2014 - AOS packet scanned in (took them THAT LONG to do it)

07.29.2014 - Received checklist via email

07.30.2014 - Sent re-filled AOS form, as per checklist instructions

09.24.2014 - Case Complete (FINALLY)

09.30.2014 - Case leaves NVC

Embassy:

10.29.2014 - Medical

11.04.2014 - Interview in London - APPROVED

11.05.2014 - CEAC - Issued

11.07.2014 - Courier email

11.10.2014 - Passport and visa received via DX courier

In the USA:

12.02.2014 - POE (Denver)

12.24.2014 - ELIS changed to "In Process"

01.05.2015 - Greencard received in mail

ROC:
10.05.2016 - NOA1

12.13.2016 - Biometrics

11.13.2017 - Infopass Appt.

03.30.2018 - Approval

04.05.2018 - Greencard Arrived

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FYI - do you know they offer a "nasal mist" is the USA? Seems totally sci-fi to me!! :rolleyes::content:

Me too! I only heard about it for the first time when I was in for my titre tests and had my flu shot and the nurse told me, when I asked to make an appointment for my 12 year old's flu shot, that they are issuing them in nasal mist form in some of the schools so I should wait. Every day is a school day!


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail    
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox    8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received    8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail    3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)    3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC    3/31/2015 - NVC Received    4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned       4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy    4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received    4/11/2015 - Medical     4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received    4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent    4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received    5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED     5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier    6/1/2015 - POE    6/14/2015 - Wedding 💍💍
 
N400
06/30/2019 - Filed online
06/30/2019 - NOA1
07/16/2019 - Biometrics completed (early walk in - successful) 
Years of waiting for stuff is starting to get old! 
⏱⏱⏱ ....

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