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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Hi all! We have received our interview date/ letter! :-) Date is set for december 29 at 8:15 am.

My big question when should I schedule for the medical exam? The document said to print and take with to the medical exam. But did not say how long it would be valid for.

Also we did the electronic processing and the letter says Guangzhou electronic filing. Do we still get a packet to take to the interview? It did not mention any packet. Just about the medical packet.

Thanks!! We are so excited! Waited 1 year 2 months for this :-)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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Schedule the interview about 2 weeks before the interview so that you have time to go back and pick up the results about 1 week later.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: China
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Schedule the interview about 2 weeks before the interview so that you have time to go back and pick up the results about 1 week later.

Thanks! :-) That is a good plan and will do this.

I just came back and checked what I wrote, and I must apologize for the error.

I meant to say...schedule the medical exam about 2 weeks before the interview,

and then they will have you come back in about 1 week to pick up the medical results.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Hi all! We have received our interview date/ letter! :-) Date is set for december 29 at 8:15 am.

My big question when should I schedule for the medical exam? The document said to print and take with to the medical exam. But did not say how long it would be valid for.

Also we did the electronic processing and the letter says Guangzhou electronic filing. Do we still get a packet to take to the interview? It did not mention any packet. Just about the medical packet.

Thanks!! We are so excited! Waited 1 year 2 months for this :-)

no need to schedule, if using the Medical Facility next to the US Consulate in Guangzhou.

DualityofOneness somehow thinks that what worked in Shanghai is normal for Guangzhou, and it isn't.

Can go one or two days prior to the interview, but your interview is on a Monday - so

Suggest go in SUPER EARLY on friday, get in the queue, then come back in the late afternoon, get the medical stuff then. Or return that Saturday morning for pickup - noting they close in the afternoon.

DualityofOneness Please stop suggesting 1 week for Guangzhou medical exams. Thanks so much, and Thanks in advance !


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks for all the replies! Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Just purchased a new house and work has been crazy. My wife already has completed the medical exam. She called ahead to see what she needed. And they needed 8 passport style photos. I read only 4 was needed. But no problem she has 16 left now haha. She filled a form out online and went in first thing in the morning last Friday. The medical exam took almost 2 hours. The injections caused her to bruise a little and made her arm hurt. She felt a little sick for 2 days but she is good now. She will have to go back to pick up the paper work in a sealed envelope.

We are almost there. I am so thankful my wife lives in Guangzhou city.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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We are almost there. I am so thankful my wife lives in Guangzhou city.

Yep, you are lucky. My then-fiancee and stepson were not so lucky. They lived in NE China, Liaoning province, only ~3,000km hop-skip-and-a-jump from Guangzhou. :devil:

BTW, they did their medicals one day and the interview the next day, that was with the old Guangzhou consulate location.

YMMV.

Good luck on your immigration journey.

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Wow a long journey to GZ. My wife said the new consulate is very easy for her to get there and near the subway. She was there the other day to get done documents notarized. Now she has an idea on how the consulate operates and how the security is. Only 24 days left.

Thanks!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks for all the replies! Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Just purchased a new house and work has been crazy. My wife already has completed the medical exam. She called ahead to see what she needed. And they needed 8 passport style photos. I read only 4 was needed. But no problem she has 16 left now haha. She filled a form out online and went in first thing in the morning last Friday. The medical exam took almost 2 hours. The injections caused her to bruise a little and made her arm hurt. She felt a little sick for 2 days but she is good now. She will have to go back to pick up the paper work in a sealed envelope.

We are almost there. I am so thankful my wife lives in Guangzhou city.

8 damn photos?? Where do they tell you this? In the "P4" packet you get after you schedule the interview date?

Thank you

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8 damn photos?? Where do they tell you this? In the "P4" packet you get after you schedule the interview date?

Thank you

The p4 said nothing about the photos. I found the address for the proper hospital online. In fact the only place I read needed 2 or 4 (can't remember which) was here on the forums. My wife first called the hospital. They told her 8 photos, passport, p4 and payment is what they need. So I'm surprised too. Maybe they didn't know how many either on the phone and told her 8 to make sure. Again we are doing it the electronic processing way. Maybe a little different?

But really who cares at this point. That was a simple extra thing to do. Now only 22 days left until her interview :-) thanks to this site I can find all my answers. Thanks! :-)

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The p4 said nothing about the photos. I found the address for the proper hospital online. In fact the only place I read needed 2 or 4 (can't remember which) was here on the forums. My wife first called the hospital. They told her 8 photos, passport, p4 and payment is what they need. So I'm surprised too. Maybe they didn't know how many either on the phone and told her 8 to make sure. Again we are doing it the electronic processing way. Maybe a little different?

But really who cares at this point. That was a simple extra thing to do. Now only 22 days left until her interview :-) thanks to this site I can find all my answers. Thanks! :-)

Thanks buddy, I will have my fiancee call them as well. Woohoo almost time!

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