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Hello all,

This is my first time posting on here after reading the forum for a very long time. I hope that I am posting in the correct area..

My fiance and I recently had our approved K-1 petition forwarded to the US embassy in Jakarta, and we received packet 3 about a week ago. We have since gathered all of the documents we need, but have not yet made it to Jakarta for his medical exam.

To those who are currently in the process or have recently had interviews at the embassy in Jakarta, were you able to schedule the appointment for your interview before attending the medical exam? We already scheduled the medical exam for a week and a half from now. Perhaps it's unreasonable, but we are hoping to attend the interview as soon after the medical as possible, since staying in Jakarta is both expensive and a bit exhausting. Also, I am currently visiting him in Indonesia, and I hope that the interview is scheduled before I have to return to the US.

My fiance does not have access to any vaccination records. Does anyone have experience with taking the medical examination without vaccination records? If so, how did that go?

Thanks in advance! :)

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Hi,

1. To interview without the medical result will just prolong the process because they need to clear it before issuing the visa. It is best when the result is already in hand so he can take it during interview. It should say on packet 3 that you need to bring the result during the scheduled interview.

2. After you have the result, you can go ahead and schedule the interview notifying the embassy that you have ALL documents required. The scheduling is a bit laxed since they are not too busy.

3. I did not have my vax records as well, the doctor will do the exam and give him the applicable vax as needed.

I had three shots if I'm not mistaken, I told the doc I had chicken pox before so he didn't give me that vax.

Enjoy Jakarta!

Blooms

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First off, let me apologize for hijacking this thread. I have been following this thread because my fiance and I will be going through this process in a few months.

How long did it take after the medical were the results ready? I read on the embassy site 5-7 days but wanted to hear it from someone with experience.

My fiancé lives about 12 hours from Jakarta. Ideally, we would like to make one trip there for the medical and interview. Knowing that we will probably need to hang around Jakarta a week or two to accomplish this. Do you think that's feasible?

Lastly, i saw on your timeline that you had to get a police certificate from SG. How long did that take to receive? My fiance will have to get one from SG as well.

TIA for your answers!

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Thank you for the information, blooms. We were finally (and unexpectedly) able to schedule the interview for about 2.5 weeks after his scheduled medical exam. I'm thinking that this will give us enough time to obtain the results before the interview, as both the embassy and RS Premier Bintaro told us that it would take 5-7 days.

ch3john, that is our hope as well. I'll post back here when we receive the medical examination results.

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Thank you for the information, blooms. We were finally (and unexpectedly) able to schedule the interview for about 2.5 weeks after his scheduled medical exam. I'm thinking that this will give us enough time to obtain the results before the interview, as both the embassy and RS Premier Bintaro told us that it would take 5-7 days.

ch3john, that is our hope as well. I'll post back here when we receive the medical examination results.

That is perfect! Sounds really good! The results would need at least 7 days. Make sure you do not open that result, just give it to the consularnofficer during interview.

Best wishes for your journey.

Blooms

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First off, let me apologize for hijacking this thread. I have been following this thread because my fiance and I will be going through this process in a few months.

How long did it take after the medical were the results ready? I read on the embassy site 5-7 days but wanted to hear it from someone with experience.

My fiancé lives about 12 hours from Jakarta. Ideally, we would like to make one trip there for the medical and interview. Knowing that we will probably need to hang around Jakarta a week or two to accomplish this. Do you think that's feasible?

Lastly, i saw on your timeline that you had to get a police certificate from SG. How long did that take to receive? My fiance will have to get one from SG as well.

TIA for your answers!

For the medical result itself it takes 7 business days. I am afraid that the chances are slim to schedule the same day for interview and when the results are ready. Because they schedule it based on their schedule, not yours.

They have certain days for non-immigrant and immigrant interview schedules. So when the interview comes, your fiancè will not be in the same boat as those seeking for tourist or business visa. That would be soooo crazy because the embassy will be packed! I also have experience in applying for tourist visa which was crazy but such an awesome experience.

You can send me a message as not to piggyback this thread for more deets!

Oh and also with the SG police clearance? Piece of cake I can help you if you have questions! Please read my response in this particular thread below:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/422890-need-help-obtaining-the-singaporean-police-certificate/

Best wishes on your journey.

Blooms

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First off, let me apologize for hijacking this thread. I have been following this thread because my fiance and I will be going through this process in a few months.

How long did it take after the medical were the results ready? I read on the embassy site 5-7 days but wanted to hear it from someone with experience.

My fiancé lives about 12 hours from Jakarta. Ideally, we would like to make one trip there for the medical and interview. Knowing that we will probably need to hang around Jakarta a week or two to accomplish this. Do you think that's feasible?

Lastly, i saw on your timeline that you had to get a police certificate from SG. How long did that take to receive? My fiance will have to get one from SG as well.

TIA for your answers!

5-7 business days sounds about right. My fiancee had her results back in 5 business days back in February. Also, it was very easy to schedule the medical exam. Lots of available time slots. That being said, she did it at a different clinic than the one the Embassy uses now (they switched sometime in March I believe).

So yes, I do think it would be possible to do both in a two-week period (but not 1 week). In order to do so, you'll have to tell the Embassy you have everything ready (when in fact you don't), then they'll give you an interview date. After that, you can schedule the medical appointment. I'd recommend giving yourself 10 business days just to give yourself a bit of a cushion.


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Thanks, hafsol. If you post updates here that would be great and much appreciated. Also, any "surprises" you encounter in the process will be appreciated as well.

I hope all goes smooth for you :)

I absolutely will! My fiance's medical exam will take place this coming Saturday, so I should be back here to let you know how that goes soon.

Thank you! I wish the same for you.

That is perfect! Sounds really good! The results would need at least 7 days. Make sure you do not open that result, just give it to the consularnofficer during interview.

Best wishes for your journey.

Blooms

I'm glad to hear it. Thanks again!

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Hi again,

My fiance attended his medical exam this past Saturday, June 27. We arrived at Premier Bintaro a bit before 8 in the morning, and we were out around 10. They called us yesterday to tell us that the results were ready, so we were able to pick them up today. It seems like everything went well with the exam, but I guess we won't be sure until the interview on the 15th of this month. I'm pleased that the results were ready so soon, but I still think it would be wise to allow at least a week before your scheduled interview date.

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Thanks for the update. It's encouraging to see they turned the medical results so quickly.

Good luck with the interview and let us know how it went.

We had our interview yesterday and it went very, very well. I just wrote a review of our experience, if you're interested in reading it. I hope your experience is just as pleasant as ours was!

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