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UK K1 Visa Medical, step by step guide

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Ok so I just had my medical in London for my K1 visa and I couldn't really find any info online to help me prepare for this so I was quite nervous. I thought I would write a post on here just so anyone else about to go through it has an idea of what to expect.

I arrived at the medical place which was a plain building with no writing on it outside except when u went up the steps the buttons for each floor had the practices name on it so I pressed it and the door was opened from inside.

I went across the hall and went in another door and on the right was a hole in the wall with a receptionist sitting there.

Told her I was there for a K1 medical and she asked for my documents. These were

Police certificate

Proof of vaccinations

Passport

1 passport photo

Online medical questionnaire requested by doctor

Then I was given a clip board with a quick medical form to fill in, all straight forward health questions which I returned to the desk and then it was a 20 minute wait.

I was then called by a lovely man for an X-ray. He gave me a robe and told me to take off my top and bra behind a curtain and put the robe on. Then he positioned me standing up in front of a machine (robe kept on all the time) and this took about 39 seconds. He then checked the xray had come out clearly and told me to gather my things and he took me to a female waiting room. Still in the robe I then sat waiting for about half an hour u til a female doctor came to get me for the rest of the medical.

She then started with an eye test, then she checked my height and weight were correct on the form I filled in and asked me to lie on the bed. She then checked my skin all over back and arms and legs, asked a load of health questions ie have u ever taken drugs, misused alcohol etc . Then she took my blood pressure and did a quick external check of genitals( this was just looking , no instruments involved) and then she took some bloods. All very quick and professional and she was very friendly.

Then I got dressed again out of the robe and she walked me back to the waiting room I was in at the start and about five mins later the receptionist came and got me. I paid £245 for the medical and xray and then was given a form validation my vaccinations (keep this safe as it is needed for the AOS) and a receipt for the payment with a form with frequently asked questions.

All in all it took about an hour 15 mins but it was mostly waiting about. Mine was on a Friday and I was told I could email them the following Wednesday to get all results of tests but if I wasn't worried it was a case of no news is good news.

They would then send the results on to the embassy which would be 4 working days from them receiving the results.the doctor who does your medical does not read the xray, it is sent out to another doctor to check.

I hope someone finds this helpful and fingers crossed my results are all ok :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Oh also I should add there is no longer a breast exam, they are only required to take your temperature now instead ?? Strange but she said that had changed recently

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Thanks for this! Currently I'm waiting for my application to reach NVC, which is taking a while but will have to sit patiently and twiddle my thumbs. I was wondering, once you have the medical done is your interview then scheduled? Or do you already have your interview date and you've just gone to get the medical done beforehand? Thanks!


Citizenship Process Timeline: 

 

03.22.2020 - N400 sent (online)

03.22.2020 - NOA1 Received (online)

03.27.2020 - NOA1 Received (mail)

09.05.2020 - Biometrics appointment scheduled (online)

09.24.2020 - Biometrics appointment

 

I am the beneficiary

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This K-1 guide for London in the UK regional forum has detailed info on the medical there > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/

~ Moved from K-1 Process to UK regional - topic is specific to London ~


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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There are a lot of reviews in the medical thread in the UK section but I'm sure your detailed review will help others :)


My blog about my visa journey and adjusting to my new life in the US http://albiontoamerica.wordpress.com/

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Very useful, thanks!

What questions are on the medical questionnaire? I have tried to find a copy online but so far have failed miserably!


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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Very useful, thanks!

What questions are on the medical questionnaire? I have tried to find a copy online but so far have failed miserably!

Pheebs--Have you read the K1 London Guide. Medical info and link to questionnaire in post 3 here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/?p=6741228 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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Pheebs--Have you read the K1 London Guide. Medical info and link to questionnaire in post 3 here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/?p=6741228

Yes I tried that but when I click on the link for the medical questionnaire it just takes me back to the VJ home page :huh: not sure why! Thank you though!

Edited by Pheebs1201

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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Yes I tried that but when I click on the link for the medical questionnaire it just takes me back to the VJ home page :huh: not sure why! Thank you though!

http://photos.state.gov/libraries/unitedkingdom/164203/cons-visa/iv018a_medical.pdf


I-129F Process

Package Sent: 06/04/2014
Accepted (NOA1): 06/12/2014
Alien Reg. # Changed: 06/16/2014
Petition Approved (NOA2): 08/21/2014
Arrived at Consulate: 09/12/2014
DS160 Completed: 10/07/2014
Readiness: 10/07/2014
Medical: 10/08/2014
Interview: 12/09/2014 - APPROVED!
- CEAC Change to NonImmigrant - 12/10/2014
- CEAC Changed to AP - 12/11/2014
- CEAC Changed to Issued - 12/12/2014
Passport/Visa Received: 12/17/2014
POE: 12/22/2014 Chicago
Wedding: 02/03/2015



Our beautiful baby girl was born via csection January 10th 2015.

AOS Process

Mailed I-485, I-131 and I-765: 07/24/2015
Packet Delivered: 07/27/2015
Electronic NOA: 07/30/2015
Check Cashed: 07/31/2015
NOA1's Hardcopies Received: 08/04/2015
Biometrics Appt: 08/18/2015

EAD/AP Approved: 10/02/2015

- Card Ordered: 10/02/2015

- Approval Mailed: 10/06/2015

- Approval Received: 10/07/2015

- Combo Card Received: 10/08/2015

Interview: No Interview or VW
AOS Decision: Approved 01/30/2016

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Yes I tried that but when I click on the link for the medical questionnaire it just takes me back to the VJ home page :huh: not sure why! Thank you though!

This link in post 3 still works for me. Is that the one that doesn't work for you?

There is more information and a questionnaire to fill in here: http://photos.state....18a_medical.pdf


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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Oh also I should add there is no longer a breast exam, they are only required to take your temperature now instead ?? Strange but she said that had changed recently

How recently? I did mine end of sept and had a breast exam but no temperature was taken.


Married New York 09/27/13Filed I-130 11/23/13Noa1 11/27/13 VSCNoa2 05/23/14 Case received nvc 6/6/14Case # and IIN 6/27/14AOS and IV invoiced 7/12/14AOS and IV paid 7/14/14DS260 submitted 7/22/14Aos and IV scan date 08/14/14Case complete 10/06/14Medical 9/22/14<p>Interview 11/17/14

POE Philadelphia 12/2/14

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How recently? I did mine end of sept and had a breast exam but no temperature was taken.

I had my temperature taken but no breast exam, though I was topless while she was listening to my chest through her stethoscope. Maybe it depends on breast size or age? :unsure:


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
October 30th 2017: Infopass appointment to get I-551 stamp
February 26th 2018: I-751 case number (aka the NOA1 receipt number) becomes trackable
March 14th 2018: Submitted service request due to being outside of processing time.

March 15th 2018: ROC approved. 535 days (1 year, 5 months and 17 days)

March 29th 2018: Card being produced

April 4th 2018: Card mailed out

April 6th 2018: Card in hand. Has incorrect "resident since" date. Submitted service request on I-751 case (typographical error on permanent resident card) and an I-90 online.

April 2018 - August 7th 2018: Tons of service requests, emails and now senator involvement to get my corrected green card back because what the heck, USCIS. Also some time in May I sent a letter to Potomac telling them I want to withdraw my I-90 since CSC were handling it.

August 8th 2018: Card in production thanks to the direct involvement of Senator Sherrod Brown's team

August 13th 2018: Card mailed

August 15th 2018: Card in hand with correct date. :joy:

October 31st 2018: Potomac sends out a notice stating they have closed out my I-90 per my request. Yay for no duplicate card drama.

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This link in post 3 still works for me. Is that the one that doesn't work for you?

There is more information and a questionnaire to fill in here: http://photos.state....18a_medical.pdf

Got it now, thank you both! I'm trying to figure out if I'd need a letter from my own doctor regarding Chronic Fatigue Syndrome... doesn't affect me anymore but I'm worried it may still come up as an issue.

Thanks again!


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I had my exam on the 31st of October and the doctor told me before we started that there was no breast exam anymore, they were now just required to take my temperature instead. I was topless during her check of my skin but that was it, she didn't check breasts at all

Also I have fibromyalgia and I told her this at the interview and told her I was managing it well with my medication and it made no difference to her. She was happy enough that I was managing.

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