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Hiya,

I'm pretty sure I saved time sending AOS & IV packages together (thanks, y'all!).

Would the same apply to scheduling the medical, or is it essential that you have the Interview date first?

Canada.

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As far as I know, I believe you have to have your interview date when you call for the medical appointment....


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Hiya,

I'm pretty sure I saved time sending AOS & IV packages together (thanks, y'all!).

Would the same apply to scheduling the medical, or is it essential that you have the Interview date first?

Canada.

Thanks!

Doesn't really save time and your Visa entry clock starts when you get medical. I have seen people here get it too soon and interview wasn't scheduled for months and they were stuck and had to get another medical. Most medicals require a interview letter. Can't remember if Montreal is the same. I believe results are ready within 3 to 4 days. Most get medical the week they will be in town and get it all done that week.

Doing it a month or 2 ahead is usually no issues its just there is no guarantee when you will get an interview.


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Hiya,

I'm pretty sure I saved time sending AOS & IV packages together (thanks, y'all!).

Would the same apply to scheduling the medical, or is it essential that you have the Interview date first?

Canada.

Thanks!

You don't save any time getting the medical done early. My medical results were ready the next day after the exam to pick up.

Just make sure you have your immunization records with full day, month year on them. Otherwise get the blood test done for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). That one takes about 2 weeks to get results. Just walk into your doctor or walk-in clinic and say you need a requisition to test for MMR immunity for immigration purposes. My immunization records only showed the month and year I got my shots so I had to do the blood test for MMR and got a TDAP booster shot at the doctor's office during my exam.

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Doesn't really save time and your Visa entry clock starts when you get medical. I have seen people here get it too soon and interview wasn't scheduled for months and they were stuck and had to get another medical. Most medicals require a interview letter. Can't remember if Montreal is the same. I believe results are ready within 3 to 4 days. Most get medical the week they will be in town and get it all done that week.

Doing it a month or 2 ahead is usually no issues its just there is no guarantee when you will get an interview.

The folks who do their medical the same week are the ones doing it in Montreal. There are a number of other locations doing medicals and you'd need to give them enough time to have the results back. Mine were about a week I believe and I had to beg them to hurry because my interview was so close in timing.

Hiya,

I'm pretty sure I saved time sending AOS & IV packages together (thanks, y'all!).

Would the same apply to scheduling the medical, or is it essential that you have the Interview date first?

Canada.

Thanks!

I had the same thoughts you are having when I was in my process. Unless it has changed you need to be able to provide your letter of your interview date before they'll book you for your medical. Mine was a scramble because I had one month from my case complete until my interview and the medicals were hard to book in that short timespan if you can believe it. That was a couple years ago though and it was in Toronto. Not sure where you're planning to do your medical.

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When I scheduled my medical the first words out of their mouth was when is your interview and bring the interview letter with you. Which I had of course. I asked if you could schedule without it. He said you would be hard pressed to find a doctor to do the medical without the interview letter but they certainly would not without it. He said they are busy getting all the medicals done on time for those scheduled for an interview. Also, you medical has an expiry date. So if you do it too early and you still have no interview, you will have to pay again to have it re-done.

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Thanks, all.

A few months ago I went to get blood work to confirm immunities.

Turns out I never had chicken pox and was therefore immune to varicella! I had to get consecutive vaccinations to prove immunity.

I'll be doing the medical in Toronto (or Scarborough) and then of course interview in Montreal.

SO ANXIOUS to get the interview letter from NVC, LOL.

Appreciate it.

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Hiya,

I'm pretty sure I saved time sending AOS & IV packages together (thanks, y'all!).

Would the same apply to scheduling the medical, or is it essential that you have the Interview date first?

Canada.

Thanks!

It might depend on your country's consulate office,

but for China, the interview date was required for fiancee visa processing.


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You don't save any time getting the medical done early. My medical results were ready the next day after the exam to pick up.

Just make sure you have your immunization records with full day, month year on them. Otherwise get the blood test done for MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella). That one takes about 2 weeks to get results. Just walk into your doctor or walk-in clinic and say you need a requisition to test for MMR immunity for immigration purposes. My immunization records only showed the month and year I got my shots so I had to do the blood test for MMR and got a TDAP booster shot at the doctor's office during my exam.

Did you get your medical done in Montreal? I was under the impression the results took 3 business days to get. That would be great because I don't want to have to spend at least a week in Montreal just for a medical and interview. I have to fly back to Saskatchewan after my wife gets her visa which seems to be at least a week or two after the interview. This process certainly hasn't been easy and now it is getting quite costly to boot. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.


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01-14-14 case received by NVC

02-19-14 case number and IIN# assigned, gave NVC email add.

02-19-14 optin for electronic processing email sent

02-24-14 submitted DS-261

02-25-14 invoiced and paid for I-864

02-27-14 AOS shown as paid

03-10-14 optin email accepted by NVC

03-11-14 DS-261 accepted by NVC

03-12-14 scanned and emailed AOS

03-12-14 invoiced and paid for IV fees

03-24-14 IV fees shown as paid

04-02-14 Received and Resubmitted AOS checklist

08-01-14 DS-260 completed and submitted by wife

10-12-14 IV docs scanned and emailed

10-14-14 NVC scan date letter recd 10/27

03-17-15 case complete

04-23-15 medical- Surrey BC

05-15-15 interview - Montreal

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xx-xx-15 wife in US

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Did you get your medical done in Montreal? I was under the impression the results took 3 business days to get. That would be great because I don't want to have to spend at least a week in Montreal just for a medical and interview. I have to fly back to Saskatchewan after my wife gets her visa which seems to be at least a week or two after the interview. This process certainly hasn't been easy and now it is getting quite costly to boot. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

Did mine in Vancouver (well... Surrey, but ya, Vancouver).

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Did you get your medical done in Montreal? I was under the impression the results took 3 business days to get. That would be great because I don't want to have to spend at least a week in Montreal just for a medical and interview. I have to fly back to Saskatchewan after my wife gets her visa which seems to be at least a week or two after the interview. This process certainly hasn't been easy and now it is getting quite costly to boot. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.

When considering staying in Montreal or not, check the flights around the time of the interview and it may be cheaper to only stay one night in Montreal, and fly back and forth twice. Medisys can courier your results to you.


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When considering staying in Montreal or not, check the flights around the time of the interview and it may be cheaper to only stay one night in Montreal, and fly back and forth twice. Medisys can courier your results to you.

thanks, I think this might be a better way. My wife has relatives in Vancouver. So this might work out if she gets it there and has them courier it to her before her interview.


USCIS

07-23-13 NOA1

12-13-13 NOA2

NVC

01-14-14 case received by NVC

02-19-14 case number and IIN# assigned, gave NVC email add.

02-19-14 optin for electronic processing email sent

02-24-14 submitted DS-261

02-25-14 invoiced and paid for I-864

02-27-14 AOS shown as paid

03-10-14 optin email accepted by NVC

03-11-14 DS-261 accepted by NVC

03-12-14 scanned and emailed AOS

03-12-14 invoiced and paid for IV fees

03-24-14 IV fees shown as paid

04-02-14 Received and Resubmitted AOS checklist

08-01-14 DS-260 completed and submitted by wife

10-12-14 IV docs scanned and emailed

10-14-14 NVC scan date letter recd 10/27

03-17-15 case complete

04-23-15 medical- Surrey BC

05-15-15 interview - Montreal

xx-xx-15 wife receipt of passport with US PR visa

xx-xx-15 wife in US

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thanks, I think this might be a better way. My wife has relatives in Vancouver. So this might work out if she gets it there and has them courier it to her before her interview.

If she has the medical done in Surrey, then she can get the results the next day.


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