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Hello,

Confused about photo requirements for my medical and interview. The Packet 3 checklist clearly states that I need 3 photos, one for the medical and two for the interview. I just booked my medical with Dr. Cheema and received a "How to prepare for your medical" document and it states:

4. PHOTOS - Adults (15 and older) - FOUR passport photos are needed, 2 x 2 size, (50mm x 50mm) American standard size. No signatures required.
I am so confused! How many photos do I need? 3? 4? or 4 four the medical and 2 for the interview?
Curious if anyone has recently done their medical and interview in Vancouver that can shed some light.
So many pictures! :rolleyes:

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04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

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I used three in total - one at the medical and two at the interview.

I just checked the email and attachment that I received from Dr.Cheema (in July) and it says:

3. PHOTOS
Adults (15 and older) - 1 passport photo. 2 x 2 size, (50mm x 50mm) American standard size. No signatures required.

So I am not sure if something changed in the last few months, but four pictures for the medical seems excessive. Could always send an email to the medical office to double check how many photos are actually needed.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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So strange. I emailed Dr. Cheema to confirm. Mostly because it conflicts with Packet 3... so we will see. I am so annoyed I have to get photos again. I thought I was being good and prepared getting them done when I did the DS-160 photo... oh well.


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K-1 Visa Timeline

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04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

10/27/2018: ROC Approved

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Response from Dr. Cheema:

We need 4 photos for the medical and 2 for the interview (Changes made by the consulate on October 1, 2014) 6 photos total.

So, I think fair now for me to say SO MANY PHOTOS!!

I can't seem to update the consulate info (get an error when I do), but hopefully they will update their packet 3 info so it matches up.


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04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

10/27/2018: ROC Approved

 

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They staple your photo to the forms, so it's possible that if they are required to submit more forms, they need more pictures. What I don't get is why they don't just print the photos at the Dr's office, at the interview, etc. I even spotted my photo (the petitioner) stapled to the initial I-129F during the interview.

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I just scanned my photo from my first set of passport pics and printed off like 20 on my own at home on photopaper. Not only was this perfectly acceptable but I always had pics and just brought the envelope with them every official place I went. Just make sure to write your Alien number and Passport number on the back.

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That is a super smart idea!


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04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

10/27/2018: ROC Approved

 

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I just scanned my photo from my first set of passport pics and printed off like 20 on my own at home on photopaper. Not only was this perfectly acceptable but I always had pics and just brought the envelope with them every official place I went. Just make sure to write your Alien number and Passport number on the back.

Bumping this thread - another photo question. Do my photo's need the stamp from the store on it? I am thinking from your response floridaboundcanuck that the answer is no... They don't make a mention on any of the instructions, but they do say they need to be recent photos. My understanding was the stamp + date from the store purchased was the proof that they were recent.

Thoughts? I am realizing that I need 6 for the medical + interview and another 6 for when I start AOS.... It would be nice to just get my old pic reprinted so I have enough.


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K-1 Visa Timeline

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04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

10/27/2018: ROC Approved

 

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Bumping this thread - another photo question. Do my photo's need the stamp from the store on it? I am thinking from your response floridaboundcanuck that the answer is no... They don't make a mention on any of the instructions, but they do say they need to be recent photos. My understanding was the stamp + date from the store purchased was the proof that they were recent.

Thoughts? I am realizing that I need 6 for the medical + interview and another 6 for when I start AOS.... It would be nice to just get my old pic reprinted so I have enough.

Nope, you don't need to get it done at a store. That stupid tradition is a purely canadian thing. You should write in pencil your passport number - alien number and your name on the back. That's all there is to it, just make sure your pic reflects how you currently look and is a year or less old.

Note, when I went to get the medical done I only needed one picture despite the fact the website said 4, which is why I say print them yourself. There are lots of times when you need more or less despite what you've read. Also, you'll need scanned pics anyways later when you have to do the online ds-160 before montreal.

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Funny that is a Canadian thing! I have the digital pic already and that was why I was asking. I am just a little sick of getting the photo taken. I am going to see if I can find anyone with a photo printer. The costs at the drug store for these is adding up!

Thanks again!


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K-1 Visa Timeline

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04/21/2014: Submitted I-129F

05/29/2014: NOA2 via email

01/20/2015: Visa Received

03/15/2015: POE

04/01/2015: Married!! (L)

04/11/2015: Submitted AOS / EAD / AP

10/09/2015: Green Card Approved

07/20/2017: Submitted I-751 ROC

07/27/2017: NOA1 Received

10/14/2017: Biometrics Waived

10/27/2018: ROC Approved

 

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They recently updated Packet 3 - although apparently it was updated in early October and the embassy still sent me the outdated one in mid-October. So annoying when I already had photos taken!

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/canada/303578/Vancouver/k_pkt3.pdf

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