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Important Information on Medical Examination Fees for Immigrant Visa Applicants Effective October 1, 2016

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Beginning October 1, 2016, St. Luke’s Medical Center Extension Clinic (SLEC), the Embassy’s accredited panel physician,

will begin charging a new medical examination fee of Php 16,042.50 for most immigrant visa applicants.

Check our latest announcement at https://ph.usembassy.gov/…/immigran…/important-announcement/ for more information.

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An increase of Php4742.50...!!!

Yeah, glad we went through before the price increase. Php 4742 = about 100 clams! :blink:

K1 Visa

5-04-16 – Mailed I-129F

5-12-16 - NOA 1

7-18-16 - NOA 2

7-25-16 - Hard copy of NOA 2

8-03-16 - NVC case number assigned

8-09-16 – Consulate received

8-24-16 – Interview date @ USEM - Approved!

9-16-16 - CFO completed in Cebu

9-22-16 - P.O.E. Boston, MA

10-08-16 - Wedding!


10-29-16 - Submitted AOS with EAD/AP applications

11-02-16 - AOS package delivered to USCIS Chicago lockbox

11-16-16 - NOA1 Text message with receipt numbers

11-21-16 - Received NOA1 Hard Copies
12-05-16 - Biometrics

02-14-17 - Received EAD/AP Combo card

04-24-17 - Received notification of AOS approval w/o interview

04-27-17 - Received hard copy of AOS approval

05-03-17 - Received Green card

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Yeah that is a huge increase, especially for the reason they stated.... luckily, Annalyn just went through Medical this week. If folks have upcoming interviews and are on Luzon, or have the means to get to Manila, it is definitely worth going before October 1st. Anna stated that St. Luke's was not too crowded when she was there Tuesday and she did not go in until after 7 AM and was done around the same time as others that had lined up as early 5 AM.

Good Luck,

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On the first day of her medical, Chinook slept in and then had a leisurely breakfast. She wandered into St. Lukes at 10:30 and was out by 3:30.

Chinook never enjoyed falling in line, especially early in the morning, and extra-especially when it was unnecessary.

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Wow. I was having a hard enough time scraping up enough money for all the NVC fees and was starting to plan ahead for the medical exam fees and now this happens. Guess I'll be living at work the next couple months. Anyone know what the fee increase is for children? I need to pay for my wife and step son.

Edit: I just read at the link posted above that children's fees will not go up.

Edited by jg121783


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You'll pay extra. Can you change your plans to save $100?


Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]


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