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I'm trying to budget how much we will have to pay when my fiancée gets his vaccinations before the interview. The consulate just says "it depends." Not very helpful! He has never had any vaccinations before. He is a healthy 24-year old male. There are 13 different vaccines listed on the website. Will he have to get them all?!! Won't that kill him? And what have others had to spend on vaccines at the Quarantine place? $100? $500? $1000? Any rough estimates would he very helpful!!!

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MMR, TD or Tdap, Varicella, and flu shot (depending on whether he is doing medical exam during flu season) are required.

Quarantine gives people Hep. B even it is not required. The cost is of course depending on how many shots and type of vaccine that he will have. The varicella shot is expensive ( 68 dollar in US ) and all other vaccines are cheap. My wife paid less than 50 dollar for MMR, flu, and TD at quarantine in Vietnam.


New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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Thanks so much Anonymous. Somewhere I read $300-$400, and my own vaccinations before visiting Asia cost that much, so I was worried.Had your fiancee already had vaccinations before? I wonder if the cost will be more since he's never had any to my knowledge? Thanks so much for your reply.

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Edited by Anonymous885

New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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My wife had vaccines before but she lost her record, hence quanrantine gave her the vaccines that she already took. The cost will not change even he never had any vaccines before. The quarantine usually does not have Varicella and they might force him to do blood test for Hep. B even that vaccine is not required by CDC. I think it will be less than 200 dollar and he might need to go back for second shots but my wife got the second round vaccines in US.


New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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Thanks again for your reply. One (hopefully) final question about this - does he need an appointment to see the panel physician or to get vaccinations? We tried to call the hospitals but couldn't get a straight answer. He is traveling to HCMC tomorrow and I'd hate for him to be turned away because he doesn't have an appointment...

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Thanks again for your reply. One (hopefully) final question about this - does he need an appointment to see the panel physician or to get vaccinations? We tried to call the hospitals but couldn't get a straight answer. He is traveling to HCMC tomorrow and I'd hate for him to be turned away because he doesn't have an appointment...

No appointment is needed for vaccination at quarantine.

For medical exam, then he needs to call to make an appointment either at Cho Ray or IMO. IMO is more flexible to me and fast.

Edited by Anonymous885

New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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Thanks again, it's so helpful to have answers. On their website, IMO asks for this as one thing to bring with you:

  • Immunization sheet from International Health Quarantine Center in HCMC

But aren't we supposed to get vaccinations AFTER seeing the doctor? So why are they asking for us to bring an immunization sheet with us beforehand?

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Thanks again, it's so helpful to have answers. On their website, IMO asks for this as one thing to bring with you:

  • Immunization sheet from International Health Quarantine Center in HCMC

But aren't we supposed to get vaccinations AFTER seeing the doctor? So why are they asking for us to bring an immunization sheet with us beforehand?

You can either do vaccination first or after medical exam. I would do vaccinations first then go to IMO after so that you can give them what they want without delaying. Quarantine and Medical exam are not the same office.

Quarantine's address :

 Trung tâm Kiểm dịch Quốc tế - Thành Phố Hồ Chí Minh

40 Nguyễn Văn Trỗi, Quận Phú Nhuận, Tp. Hồ Chí Minh, Điện thoại (84-8) 3844 5306.

Remember that he needs to make an appointment with IMO for his medical exam before coming or he will be sent home.

Edited by Anonymous885

New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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Oh wow!! I didn't know that. In the instruction packet they say to do the medical exam first, but they also give completely wrong information about what to bring to the doctor (they say 2 passport photos when Cho Ray asks for 4 and IMO asks for 5). So I'm not surprised this info is also wrong!! Thanks again for all your help, really appreciate the answers.

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Oh wow!! I didn't know that. In the instruction packet they say to do the medical exam first, but they also give completely wrong information about what to bring to the doctor (they say 2 passport photos when Cho Ray asks for 4 and IMO asks for 5). So I'm not surprised this info is also wrong!! Thanks again for all your help, really appreciate the answers.

No problem. Make sure he calls IMO to make an appointment for his medical exam or he will be sent home.

I did not remember how many photos my wife gave to IMO, but I would bring 5 if IMO said so. More photos are safer than less.


New Journey AOS:

My fiancee came to US on the 8th of March, 2014 under K-1 visa at Newark, NJ Airport for POE.

Applied Social Security Number on the 10 of March, 2014.

Married on the 13th of March, 2014.

Sent I-485, I-765, and I-131 on the 15th of March, 2014.

Received EAD on June 7, 2014.

Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver on July 1, 2014 date 6/27

Contacted Ombudsman on 01/12/2015.

Ombudsman contacted USCIS on 02/20/2015.

Ombudsman sent a follow up to USCIS on 03/18/2015.

I-485 approved on 03/31/2015 ( we ordered your card).

Welcome notice was mailed on 04/01/2015.

Received Welcome Notice on 04/08/2015.

Card was mailed to me/picked up by USPS on 04/08/2015.

Received GC on 4/10/2015.

Prediction 04/08/2015

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Oh wow!! I didn't know that. In the instruction packet they say to do the medical exam first, but they also give completely wrong information about what to bring to the doctor (they say 2 passport photos when Cho Ray asks for 4 and IMO asks for 5). So I'm not surprised this info is also wrong!! Thanks again for all your help, really appreciate the answers.

My then-fiancee was asked for 2 passport photos at IOM. She gave them 2.


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Hi,

I was just wondering how you made out with the cost of the vaccinations. I'm about to go through the same thing with my fiancee and don't have a clue what the costs should range.

Thanks

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