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Today my husband just received an email from the London embassy that his interview is July 10th. We expedited our case due to me (USC) being pregnant with our first child who is due at the end of September. The problem with this is that he obviously doesn't have his medical scheduled yet and they are saying it takes close to two weeks for the results to be sent to the embassy. The other problem is that my husband's old doctor has managed to lose his shot record.

I have no idea what to do and I'm aware that they will deny the visa until the medical is received but is there anything else I should be worrying about? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.


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Just reschedule his interview. Go to ustraveldocs, locate your country (click on it), register, and then do the rescheduling online. Dont forget to email this to him so he cant print the confirmation. He or you can do this.

http://www.ustraveldocs.com/

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Disregard my previous comment. My apology. It seems that it depends on which country or where you are. My bad. My son's case was also expedited and I was able to reschedule his interview online.

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N-400 process

03/03/16 Submitted N-400 application and docs
03/09/16 USCIS ackn rcpt (txt, email, and NOA1) and chk cashed
03/29/16 Biometrics (walked in - orig date 04/05/16)
04/04/16 In Line for an Interview (txt, email, and checked case status)

05/16/16 Scheduled for an Interview (Case Status Online)

05/20/16 Received I/L
06/24/16 Interview date (PASSED)
07/20/16 Oath-taking at LACC ( I AM NOW A US CITIZEN!!!)

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There are not that many shots your husband needs. They can test him to see what he needs and give him any that he is missing.

So can you get him in tomorrow? Even in Dubai it took only a week to get the medical results. I am not sure, but I would expect that they would let him do the interview and just "hold" the visa until they got the medical...but I think every embassy is different.

Good luck!!

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Let him ask his mum for the red book parents curry around. All his record will be in. Or ask gp for a blood test, to know what he is immune to.


This is the greatest lesson a child can learn. It is the greatest lesson anyone can learn. It has been the greatest lesson I have learned: if you persevere, stick w/it, work @ it, you have a real opportunity to achieve something. Sure, there will be storms along the way. And you might not reach your goal right away. But if you do your best and keep a true compass, you'll get there. Edward M. Kennedy,

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Thank you everyone for your responses. We have asked his mother and unfortunately she doesn't know where it is or if she has it anymore. Probably because he was originally born in Australia and moved to the UK when he was 11. I will definitely look into rescheduling or having him just get the shots he needs at the medical. Again, I really appreciate everyone's advice, it has helped me calm down a lot.

We are going to try and schedule everything tomorrow though I doubt he'll be able to go in tomorrow since London is quite a ways from Nottingham. Oh well, I can only pray that it will all work out and I will keep people posted as to the results.


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Today my husband just received an email from the London embassy that his interview is July 10th. We expedited our case due to me (USC) being pregnant with our first child who is due at the end of September. The problem with this is that he obviously doesn't have his medical scheduled yet and they are saying it takes close to two weeks for the results to be sent to the embassy. The other problem is that my husband's old doctor has managed to lose his shot record.

I have no idea what to do and I'm aware that they will deny the visa until the medical is received but is there anything else I should be worrying about? Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

Seeing this a day late. UK forum would have been a better place to ask this question. I hope you didn't postpone the interview.

It takes 3-4 days for Knightsbridge (London) to send the results to the embassy. If the results aren't there by the interview, they will hold the passport and wait for them to arrive, then issue the visa. The childhood shot record is not critical. Get a Tdap and MMR anywhere (GP, Tesco's, medical exam) and tell them you had chickenpox for the varicella waiver. That will do it.


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Seeing this a day late. UK forum would have been a better place to ask this question. I hope you didn't postpone the interview.

It takes 3-4 days for Knightsbridge (London) to send the results to the embassy. If the results aren't there by the interview, they will hold the passport and wait for them to arrive, then issue the visa. The childhood shot record is not critical. Get a Tdap and MMR anywhere (GP, Tesco's, medical exam) and tell them you had chickenpox for the varicella waiver. That will do it.

I wasn't honestly sure where to put this but you are right, the UK forum probably would have been better. I haven't postponed my husband's interview since I actually heard from our lawyer who is on vacation. I think he felt bad for me. Anyway, he really only needs those? And any Tesco with a pharmacy can give him them? That's wonderful news! Thank you so much!!! You have no idea how much better I feel waking up to this. I greatly appreciate it.


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I wasn't honestly sure where to put this but you are right, the UK forum probably would have been better. I haven't postponed my husband's interview since I actually heard from our lawyer who is on vacation. I think he felt bad for me. Anyway, he really only needs those? And any Tesco with a pharmacy can give him them? That's wonderful news! Thank you so much!!! You have no idea how much better I feel waking up to this. I greatly appreciate it.

UK forum has active people who know specifics of London appointments and Knightsbridge clinic. Because each consulate is different, you may get answers that don't apply. It is not easy to pick a new appointment in London. You can't call them on the phone and take care of things.

If he can't get an appointment with a shot nurse or travel nurse at the GP, then find another place He doesn't necessarily have to see the doctor if it's just shots. Depends on his office policy. Some NHS offices will do the shots free. Some won't.

You know how drug stores and some grocery stores in the US have mini-clinics that give immunizations? Same in the UK. Not sure what he has nearby but suggestions are Tesco, Boots, Sainsbury's, ASDA. Or the clinc that gives his visa medical will do it for a fee.

There are four adult shots required for immigration:

Tetanus/diptheria/pertussis (Tdap)

Mumps/measles/rubella (MMR)

Influenza--waived for reason "not flu season".

Varicella-- waived in UK for "not routinely available" or if he tells them he had chickenpox as a child. The UK does not immunize for varicella so the shot is not easily found. That's good for a waiver. And because they don't immunize, most kids get chickenpox which makes you immune. They take your word for having chickenpox. Also a waiver.

He does not have to prove any baby shots he had. He only has to prove the four required adult shots, or have a reason for waiver. Two of four fit the waiver category.


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K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

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Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

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You know how drug stores and some grocery stores in the US have mini-clinics that give immunizations? Same in the UK. Not sure what he has nearby but suggestions are Tesco, Boots, Sainsbury's, ASDA. Or the clinc that gives his visa medical will do it for a fee.

There are four adult shots required for immigration:

Tetanus/diptheria/pertussis (Tdap)

Mumps/measles/rubella (MMR)

Influenza--waived for reason "not flu season".

Varicella-- waived in UK for "not routinely available" or if he tells them he had chickenpox as a child. The UK does not immunize for varicella so the shot is not easily found. That's good for a waiver. And because they don't immunize, most kids get chickenpox which makes you immune. They take your word for having chickenpox. Also a waiver.

He does not have to prove any baby shots he had. He only has to prove the four required adult shots, or have a reason for waiver. Two of four fit the waiver category.

Awesome! He has a Tesco like right next to his work so that would work out wonderfully. He lives in Nottingham so he has a bit of trip in front of him for his medical and interview.

He had the chickenpox as a child so I'm glad that and the flu shot will be waived. He will need a second MMR shot though correct? Since it's a series shot or is the one booster sufficient?

Again, thank you so much for all the great info! I'm calm and that is a much better situation for my little one.


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Awesome! He has a Tesco like right next to his work so that would work out wonderfully. He lives in Nottingham so he has a bit of trip in front of him for his medical and interview.

He had the chickenpox as a child so I'm glad that and the flu shot will be waived. He will need a second MMR shot though correct? Since it's a series shot or is the one booster sufficient?

Again, thank you so much for all the great info! I'm calm and that is a much better situation for my little one.

MMR is a series of two doses. The two doses can not be given closer together than 28 days (4 weeks). His medical exam will be before the 4 weeks are up. There is a waiver for "insufficient time interval" meaning they could not give him dose two because 4 weeks hadn't passed since his shot at Tesco. He never has to get dose two. It is waived.

Here's the immunization form. You will see the waiver codes at the bottom right of page one. http://photos.state.gov/libraries/thailand/591452/iv/ds3025.pdf

All the baby and kid shots will get the waiver for "not age appropriate",

If he hasn't called for his visa medical appointment, he needs to get on that. It's Friday afternoon and Knightsbridfe will be closing.

Phone: 020 7486 7822 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)


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AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

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MMR is a series of two doses. The two doses can not be given closer together than 28 days (4 weeks). His medical exam will be before the 4 weeks are up. There is a waiver for "insufficient time interval" meaning they could not give him dose two because 4 weeks hadn't passed since his shot at Tesco. He never has to get dose two. It is waived.

Here's the immunization form. You will see the waiver codes at the bottom right of page one. http://photos.state.gov/libraries/thailand/591452/iv/ds3025.pdf

All the baby and kid shots will get the waiver for "not age appropriate",

If he hasn't called for his visa medical appointment, he needs to get on that. It's Friday afternoon and Knightsbridfe will be closing.

Phone: 020 7486 7822 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)

I thought I was remembering my nursing school stuff correctly about the MMR being a series shot. He has his medical scheduled for Tuesday at 9:10 AM, thankfully they were able to get him in. I had never seen that form before so thank you for sharing it. I will pass all of this on to my husband (as I have been throughout the day anyway).

Good to know about the second shot being waived. I hope and pray all goes well on Tuesday and Friday. Thank you, you are such a big help! :)


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I had another question and you seem so informative so I couldn't help but ask. My husband has been unable to get the MMR and Tdap shots because the Tescos in his area say that they can't do it, the Boots pharmacy in Nottingham that does immunizations doesn't have any appointments available and he can't get any more time off this week from his work besides having Tuesday and Friday off.

Since he will get these shots on Tuesday, will they still waive the second MMR shot or will we have to wait to get the second one for our visa to be printed as long as we are approved? I'm just not sure and worrying a bit. Plus I'm overly annoyed that he seems to be having such a hard time getting these shots. Thank you for your help!


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I had another question and you seem so informative so I couldn't help but ask. My husband has been unable to get the MMR and Tdap shots because the Tescos in his area say that they can't do it, the Boots pharmacy in Nottingham that does immunizations doesn't have any appointments available and he can't get any more time off this week from his work besides having Tuesday and Friday off.

Since he will get these shots on Tuesday, will they still waive the second MMR shot or will we have to wait to get the second one for our visa to be printed as long as we are approved? I'm just not sure and worrying a bit. Plus I'm overly annoyed that he seems to be having such a hard time getting these shots. Thank you for your help!

At least one shot (of a series) by medical day. Visas are not held up waiting out a time interval on immunizations.

MMR is a series of two doses. The two doses can not be given closer together than 28 days (4 weeks). His medical exam will be before the 4 weeks are up. There is a waiver for "insufficient time interval" meaning they could not give him dose two because 4 weeks hadn't passed since his shot at Tesco. He never has to get dose two. It is waived.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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