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Hello

When I had my medical, I didn't have my complete vaccination records in hand due to a ridiculously long delay at my GP. Specifically, I didn't have documentation to say I'd had the Tdap or MMR shots. The nurse at Knightsbridge told me that I didn't need to get the that day. She said that as long as I had the records in time for my AOS filing then I would be ok. I therefore opted not to pay for them at the time, because I was pretty sure that I'd already had them. My medical report has now been filed and I have an interview date. I am still waiting on my GP for my records, but I'm confident that they will show that I have had the necessary shots.

However, having read some things on the forums recently, I am concerned that because my GP/NHS records haven't been verified at Knightsbridge, they may not be accepted for the AOS (contrary to what I was told by the nurse). Has anyone been through a similar situation recently who can confirm this one way or another?

Thanks!

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The GP records won't be accepted for AOS, no. You'll need to find someone in the USA to complete the required forms. This was discussed recently here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/8321-london-medical-knightsbridge-doctors/?p=7351536

Since for the K1 visa, vaccinations do not have to be completed, the nurses at Knightsbridge generally don't press for them because they're not involved with your AOS and are only concerned with making sure you have what you need for your visa application.

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The nurses at Knightsbridge have NO CLUE how to file for AOS. Yes it is correct that you need zero shots in order to get the visa. You need to show nothing to your visa interviewer. But you need the shots recorded on an I-693 medical form by a USCIS approved Civil Surgeon for your AOS since they didn't get recorded by an approved Panel Physician (Knightsbridge). And therein lies the expense and hassle....the Civil Surgeon.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Ah, how frustrating, I wish I had read about this before.

So it looks like I might have to have a whole new medical when I get to the US? Is there any way I can avoid this? Maybe get Knightsbridge to add an addendum onto my current medical?

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Ah, how frustrating, I wish I had read about this before.

So it looks like I might have to have a whole new medical when I get to the US? Is there any way I can avoid this? Maybe get Knightsbridge to add an addendum onto my current medical?

Your medical is final once sent to the embassy. Nothing Knightsbridge can do for you now because that ship has sailed. If you are lucky, there are Civil Surgeons who actually know the process and will copy your NHS records onto the official USCIS form and sign off for $35-50.

In the AOS forum there is a long thread called "Civil Surgeons who don't rip you off." Go to Advanced Search and type it in. People list contact names. You can troll through the pages and see if you find somebody near where you will live. Or get on the phone and make call after call to see if they have a clue about the K1s not needing another medical and TB skin test. Ask the price and clarify before you go.


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Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

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Thanks Nich-Nick, I had literally just found that when I saw your post. Luckily I will be living in NYC, so it looks like I'll have a few options.

Crisis averted! Good luck.


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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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So is there a way to preempt the AOS vaccination process by taking the form to the Knightsbridge doctor and getting them to sign off on it?


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09.24.2020 - Biometrics appointment

 

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So is there a way to preempt the AOS vaccination process by taking the form to the Knightsbridge doctor and getting them to sign off on it?

Yes, ideally you won't need to do anything additional for AOS because you will have sorted it prior to your medical for the K1

The first post in this thread lists the vaccinations you should get prior to the medical, to avoid this complication at the AOS stage.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/

Hope it helps, good luck! :)


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So I can walk into Knightsbridge during my medical, hand the doctor this form: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-693.pdf

And they will know exactly what to do? Or is it just if I bring evidence of the shots I've had to the medical then I'll get some sort of document to give to a civil surgeon in America?

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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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So I can walk into Knightsbridge during my medical, hand the doctor this form: http://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-693.pdf

And they will know exactly what to do? Or is it just if I bring evidence of the shots I've had to the medical then I'll get some sort of document to give to a civil surgeon in America?

You will need to provide evidence of your shots at your medical, yes :) try asking your GP for your vaccination history.

This will then eliminate the problems others who did not get the shots prior to their medical face during the AOS stage. Not entirely sure how the medical results are re-applied during AOS- but I'm sure someone else who's been through it already will be able to help answer that.


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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You will need to provide evidence of your shots at your medical, yes :) try asking your GP for your vaccination history.

This will then eliminate the problems others who did not get the shots prior to their medical face during the AOS stage. Not entirely sure how the medical results are re-applied during AOS- but I'm sure someone else who's been through it already will be able to help answer that.

I think it's re-applied by going to a civil surgeon in america who's approved by USCIS and they transfer your vaccination record to the form I linked above.


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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The I-693 form and a civil surgeon in the US will NOT be needed if you get all your required shots signed off on vaccination form DS-3025 at Knightsbridge. They have the forms and give you a photocopy. The original medical forms go from the clinic to the embassy, then to the US, and end up in your AOS file.

If you leave any shot not done, then the medical record filled out by Knightsbridge is not complete for AOS, and a new record (I-693) has to be done in the US.


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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