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Sydney Medical Process K1 Visa

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I had my medical on September 14, 2015, I attended DR Waks surgery in Sydney at the George Street Medical Centre. The Medical was for myself and 2 teenage sons.

The following information is for K1 Visa and accompanying Children.

As soon as you get your Sydney case number you can make an appointment for the medical. NOTE, they will not let you make it without a case number as they have a waiting list, so get the appointment booked ASAP once you get your SYD case number. While i was there a few people were calling up trying to make the appointment without the case number and were denied.

Once you book the appointment you will receive an email from Visa sydney. They will send you a checklist for the medical and ask you to reply to the email answering a number of questions and including a picture of your passport photo page for yourself and each child.

You will be instructed to bring all vaccination records, including serology tests, 6 aus passport photos, your passport, reading glasses if you use them and an A4 Express post envelope - note you only need 1 envelope for yourself and accompanying children, I took 3 envelopes, 1 for each of us, but they only took 1.

If you want to try and get your shots beforehand to save some money make 100% sure you get tetanus, all three of us had to get tetanus even though our serology tests said we were immune. We all had to get flu shots, this was the second flu shot ive had in 4 months as i forgot to get a record the first time. Make sure your kids get Hep B beforehand, its a 2 shot vaccination over a few months. It costs 40$ per child at your GP.

Dr Waks did my children first and he had me accompany them until the physical part of the medical check up, he will have you wait outside i guess if you have older children. He is a nice , gentle older man, he cracked a lot of jokes and made my boys grin.

First he will go through your vaccination records and figure out if you need any vaccs , it is better to have them done there and then to save being held up later with your interview, next he will ask you questions about your medical history, then he does a quick physical check, the boys get thier nether regions briefly checked, so if you have boys , prepare them for that. He is very thorough about checking names and date of birth for all records.

Once the medical is complete, he will show you how to get to the xray, it is a 10 minute uphill walk to macquarie street, so have good walking shoes on. Before that though he will take you to have the blood test which is in the same building as his practice, Payment for the Xray and Blood test are all seperate, you pay for them at each department. He will give you forms to take to each different department, make sure you get them signed at each department, and make sure you take a spare envelope for all your paperwork, you will need it.

After the xray you wait for the cd and paperwork, then walk back to the doctor surgery and hand him the paperwork. He will check the CD and paperwork, then you can pay and leave. All up it takes about 2 hours for each person having the medical, Dr Waks will post you results of your blood test and xray the same time as he sends it to the embassy, so you will know when your medical is on its way.

This is the vaccs they check for . NB the Tetanus needs to be proven that you had it within the last 10 years.

Mainly
  • DTP (Diphtheria Tetanus Pertussis) – You need to be vaccinated unless you have a record showing you have been vaccinated within the last 10 years.
  1. MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) if born in 1957 or later (blood tests to check for immunity if no records available)
  2. Chicken Pox (Varicella) (Blood tests to check for immunity if no records available
  3. Flu Vaccine (for Medicals during 01 Apr to 31 Oct only)

Hope this helps :).

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Thank you so much for sharing your experience; as much as I hate all things medical, I'm looking forward to this one!


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Awesome, thank you! Very helpful. I've been wondering what to do between NOA2 and hearing from the consulate. I'm going to get my AFP check done, and now I'll try and hunt down my vaccination records too. I plan to book my medical as soon as possible - what was the wait time between when you booked and when you had the appointment? Hoping to hear from the consulate in the next week or two.


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I booked the medical on the 22nd of July, i'm very organised . LOL. The receptionists try and slot you in about 2 weeks before your interview. When you get your immunisation records check that you have had a tetanus in the last 10 years, the doctor was really strict bout that.

Good Luck

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I booked the medical on the 22nd of July, i'm very organised . LOL. The receptionists try and slot you in about 2 weeks before your interview. When you get your immunisation records check that you have had a tetanus in the last 10 years, the doctor was really strict bout that.

Good Luck

:)

That's excellent, thanks again for your help. I'll probably need to get tetanus done, will do that beforehand to make things easier. I'm assuming you had your interview date when you called to make the appointment? I'd like to call and make it as soon as I get my case number, but I understand I won't have an interview date until I reply to packet 3? Or were you assigned an interview date right from the start? I've seen so many mixed stories from Sydney…


Met - Jan 2013

Began dating - Feb 2013

Engaged - June 2015


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I-129F Sent - 07/31/15

I-129F Delivered - 08/13/15

NOA1 - 08/15/15

NOA1 Hardcopy - 08/25/15

NOA2 - 08/28/15

NOA2 Hardcopy - 09/09/15

Packet 3 - 10/08/15

Packet 4/Received Interview Date - 10/13/15

Medical - 11/06/15

Interview - 11/20/15

Visa Issued - 11/24/15

~~~

Entry - 01/15/16

Married - 02/13/16

I-485/I-765/I-131 Sent - 03/30/16

AOS Package Received - 04/04/16

NOA1 - 04/07/16

Biometrics - 05/11/16

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They email you packet 3 and the interview date all in one go , so as soon as you get that , go ahead and make the medical appointment.

If you cant remember if they have your email, simply send an email with your case number in the subject line to support-australia@ustraveldocs.com and ask for a case update.

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