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Medical: What happens if some vaccines aren't available in the country?

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Fiancee from Indonesia, two of the vaccines needed for the medical are not available in the country. She recently got a copy of the medical results (as well as the sealed packet) and her copy states that two of them are not available in the country. What would happen in this scenario? Would the interview still go fine but she has to get those two vaccines before coming over, or she has to get them in another country, or she has to get them as soon as arriving?


K1 Visa Timeline

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I-129F Sent : 3/11/2015

I-129F NOA1 : 3/17/2015

I-129F NOA2 : 4/7/2015

NVC Received : 5/5/2015

Embassy Received : 5/26/2015

Interview Date : 7/8/2015 (APPROVED)

Visa Received : 7/15/2015

US Entry : 9/21/2015

Married : 12/12/2015

 

Adjustment of Status Timeline

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AOS Sent : 1/30/2016

AOS Received Text : 2/1/2016

I-797s Received : 2/6/2016

Biometrics Letter : 2/13/2016

Biometrics Appt : 2/25/2016

Interview Letter : 3/18/2016

EAD/AP Approval online : 4/11/2016

Interview Appt : 4/15/2016 (APPROVED)

Green card in hand : 4/23/2016

 

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ROC Sent: 2/20/2018

ROC delivered by USPS: 2/23/2018

I-797 received: 3/2/2018

Biometrics Letter: 5/12/2018 (using old fingerprints)

 

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Yeah they wrote on her copy that it's unavailable in the country, so I'm sure that's in the sealed packet as well. Now it's this China Hack thing that has me worried about delays. She wouldn't be able to come until September anyway, but still I hate that it seems a hundred things are trying to jump in our way to make it more difficult.


K1 Visa Timeline

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I-129F Sent : 3/11/2015

I-129F NOA1 : 3/17/2015

I-129F NOA2 : 4/7/2015

NVC Received : 5/5/2015

Embassy Received : 5/26/2015

Interview Date : 7/8/2015 (APPROVED)

Visa Received : 7/15/2015

US Entry : 9/21/2015

Married : 12/12/2015

 

Adjustment of Status Timeline

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AOS Sent : 1/30/2016

AOS Received Text : 2/1/2016

I-797s Received : 2/6/2016

Biometrics Letter : 2/13/2016

Biometrics Appt : 2/25/2016

Interview Letter : 3/18/2016

EAD/AP Approval online : 4/11/2016

Interview Appt : 4/15/2016 (APPROVED)

Green card in hand : 4/23/2016

 

Removal of Conditions Timeline

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ROC Sent: 2/20/2018

ROC delivered by USPS: 2/23/2018

I-797 received: 3/2/2018

Biometrics Letter: 5/12/2018 (using old fingerprints)

 

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I have not come across this before but there is no reason she can not get missing jabs in the US, an expensive option.


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Vaccinations are not a requirement for getting a K-1 visa. They are a requirement for adjusting status once in the US and married. See this post for all the details of what you will need when you are in the US. You will need to see a civil surgeon for any required vaccinations that you are missing > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/551080-immunizations-ds-3025-or-i-693/


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Yeah they wrote on her copy that it's unavailable in the country, so I'm sure that's in the sealed packet as well. Now it's this China Hack thing that has me worried about delays. She wouldn't be able to come until September anyway, but still I hate that it seems a hundred things are trying to jump in our way to make it more difficult.

Just curious- what were they? Bit bizarre since my then-fiancee didn't have this issue/problem back in February...


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Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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Honestly it could be as simple as the clinic didn't have any that day...

Well I'd understand that, but they said unavailble in the country. Big difference.


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Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

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Well I'd understand that, but they said unavailble in the country. Big difference.

I don't know what vaccines were missing so I don't know what company made them but I do know that Merck, one of the companies who makes vaccines, has had some issues which has created a shortage with everyone who buys from them. They are experiencing backlogs at the moment. It could be why but it's only my own speculation.

To the OP: as it's been mentioned you'll be fine but you will need to get those vaccines before the AOS.






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I have seen this issue being out of vaccines in medical at Philippines more than once.

YOu can go back and get them if they get them in stock, or have them done in the USA, which I am sure many places will charge you an outrageous amount....

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