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Questions About Medical. I-130. London

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We (I am the USC sponsoring my wife) submitted our I-130 pack to the US Embassy in London which was confirmed as received by the embassy 6th Oct 2014. We are hoping to receive our NOA2 in the next few days (the US embassy website shows their processing petitions filed on October 01, 2014) so are preparing for the medical.

Can someone who has recently been to a medical in London please confirm the vaccinations required for my wife (she's 42)? From looking at http://photos.state.gov/libraries/unitedkingdom/164203/cons-visa/vaccine_chart.pdfI think she only needs confirmation that she has had 'Tdap' and 'MMR'. Is that correct?

The other confusion I have is the photos. On http://london.usembassy.gov/immigrant-visas/medical-examination.htmlit states 'FOUR (4) photographs which meet Department of State requirements' while page 1 of http://photos.state.gov/libraries/unitedkingdom/164203/cons-visa/iv018a_medical.pdfit says ' A photograph for each person attending the medical, including babies The specifications of the photograph are the same as those obtained for the visa'

So do we need 1 US passport photo or 4? There a bit pricey so we don't want to get more if we don't need to

Last question - On the Medical Questionnaire it asks for the 'Visa Appointment Date'. From what I understand the visa appointment can only be booked once the medical has taken place. In which case that question needs to be left blank on the form? is that correct?

Thanks in advance and sorry for the questions I just want to make sure this bit goes smoothly!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Germany

We didn't go through London, obviously, but the medical doesn't seem to be too different. My husband updated his vaccine records with the Tdap and MMR, he was able to give a verbal declaration of having had chicken pox in the past and he got a flu shot before going to the exam in Frankfurt. I had heard even if they're listed as not being in the age group for a flu shot requirement, that he still needed one if it's during flu season.

We needed 4 photos. Have you gone to the doc's website to see what their exact requirements are? Some of those PDF's are outdated, so it's best to go with an actual webpage that gets updated regularly.

And I don't know how they do it with interviews in London. I believe it's different for you and the embassy books it for you while we were able to book ours ourselves. We were allowed to book once they received our Packet 3 response, so the medical didn't necessarily have to be complete by that time. But it asked us the same question and we hadn't sent off our documents at the time we did the medical, so I told my husband to write N/A in that box. I think they just use it kind of like a priority date to know what deadline they have to get your results to the embassy.

Myself: US citizen; Husband: German citizen

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-(then fiance) H-2B work visa application terminated due to qualification difficulties in Aug. 2010.

-(then fiance) B-2 tourist visa denied due to lack of strong ties to Germany in Sept. 2010.
-Third ESTA denied due to his suspiscious visa status on Oct. 15, 2012.
-B-2 tourist visa approved on Nov. 16, 2012!


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-Extended German residence permit obtained Aug. 23, 2014. (to qualify for DCF)

-Husband's new German passport picked up Aug. 28, 2014. (Old one expires 2015)

-I-130 packet sent to Frankfurt (DCF) Aug. 29, 2014!

-NOA1 issued Sept. 9, 2014 (received Sept.13)

-RFE regarding evidence of bona fide marriage received along with NOA1

-RFE reply packet sent to Frankfurt Sept. 30, 2014

-E-mail response (NOA2) received by USCIS Frankfurt on Oct. 23, 2014 (Petition APPROVED Oct. 20!!!) :dancing:

-Paper NOA2 received in the mail Oct. 29, 2014

-Case number assigned by IV unit Oct. 30, 2014 (Received by email Nov. 3)

-Paper "Packet 3" arrived in mail Nov. 4, 2014

-DS-260 and Document Delivery Registration submitted to Frankfurt Nov. 4, 2014

-Mailed in priority date request found on Packet 3 to IV Unit Nov. 5, 2014

-IV ("Packet 3") package sent to Frankfurt Nov. 17, 2014

-Medical completed by Frankfurt panel physician Nov. 17, 2014

-Received "Packet 4" via e-mail Nov. 20, 2014

-Interview booked for Dec. 3, 2014 (booked Nov. 21, 2014 after email authorization received)
-Visa approved, issued AND picked up by the courier all within 7 hours, Dec. 3, 2014

-Visa packet arrived in the mail Dec. 4, 2014

-Visa packet had to be returned to Frankfurt for correction on Immigrant Data Summary sheet (wrong birthplace listed) Dec. 5, 2014

-Corrected visa packet received in the mail Dec. 11, 2014

-$165 Immigrant fee paid Dec. 11, 2014

-POE (through Dublin, Ireland) Jan. 18, 2015

-Registered manually for social security Jan. 27, 2015

-Social security card arrived within 2 weeks after applying in person/green card arrived within 30 days after entering U.S.


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