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Under a different heading, I posted a message earlier today asking if my fiancee is required to get ANY vaccinations before she is issued a K1 visa, or whether she can get all the shots in the US from American doctors once she is here.

Someone replied that vaccinations before entering the US were mandatory, but I knew I'd seen something different from a State Department website. I found it again. It's at:

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/fiance-k-1.html#7

and is apparently up to date, because there's a footnote at the top dated 2016.

This is what it says under the header of Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirements:

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage. Applicants are therefore encouraged to fulfill these vaccination requirements at the time of the medical examination. See Vaccination Requirements for IV Applicants for the list of required vaccinations and additional information.

That link takes you to another page that states the vaccinations required for IMMIGRANT applicants. Technically, K1 is a non-immigrant visa, even though the CEAC website lists it as Immigrant. I saw an explanation of this too on some Government website, but I forget where.

Does someone know the definitive answer to this? Either the State Department website is correct, or it needs to be changed.

Thanks.

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every k1 applicant does a medical before the interview


 

AOS

05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

ROC

05/16/19 - Earliest  to apply 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Under a different heading, I posted a message earlier today asking if my fiancee is required to get ANY vaccinations before she is issued a K1 visa, or whether she can get all the shots in the US from American doctors once she is here.

Someone replied that vaccinations before entering the US were mandatory, but I knew I'd seen something different from a State Department website. I found it again. It's at:

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/fiance-k-1.html#7

and is apparently up to date, because there's a footnote at the top dated 2016.

This is what it says under the header of Medical Examination and Vaccination Requirements:

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage. Applicants are therefore encouraged to fulfill these vaccination requirements at the time of the medical examination. See Vaccination Requirements for IV Applicants for the list of required vaccinations and additional information.

That link takes you to another page that states the vaccinations required for IMMIGRANT applicants. Technically, K1 is a non-immigrant visa, even though the CEAC website lists it as Immigrant. I saw an explanation of this too on some Government website, but I forget where.

Does someone know the definitive answer to this? Either the State Department website is correct, or it needs to be changed.

Thanks.

As the vast majority of K1 applicants go on to immigrate they get the medical at the K1 stage as opposed to the AoS stage. So yes, vaccinations need to be done now.


AOS Timeline

  • 10/23/2016 - I-130/I-485 Concurrent packet posted
  • 10/25/2016 - Packet signed for at Chicago lockbox
  • 11/09/2016 - E-Notifications received
  • 11/15/2016 - NOA's received in post
  • 11/18/2016 - Biometric appointment received (set for 11/30)
  • 11/30/2016 - Biometric appointment completed
  • 01/25/2017 - EAD Approved
  • 01/25/2017 - AP Approved
  • 02/01/2017 - Combo Card arrived in the post

 

>>THIS IS WHAT I PUT IN MY PACKET<<

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The Vaccination portion of the Medical Form may be submitted with the I-485 for AOS. It does NOT need to be filed prior to entry.

https://travel.state.gov/content/visas/en/immigrate/family/fiance-k-1.html

K visa applicants are encouraged to get the vaccinations required under U.S. immigration law for immigrant visa applicants. Although such vaccinations are not required for K visa issuance, they will be required when adjusting status to that of legal permanent resident following your marriage.

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June 22 ................ P3 received . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Nov 22 ................. PASSED Interview
Dec 2 ................... Made it! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dec 16 .................. Married
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Better she get them now than wait to get in the U.S. (more expensive) as they should already be included in the cost of her medical.


Removal of Conditions Journey

3/3/2009 - Removal of conditions - sent off packet to CSC

3/5/2009 - I-751 received in CSC

3/9/2009 - Check cashed

3/20/2009 - Biometrics notice received (no NOA1)

4/2/2009 - Biometrics

4/9/2009 - NOA1 date (first undelivered one is 3/5)

4/3/2009 - Touch?

5/6/2009 - ROC Approval - 65 days

6/22/2009 - CRIS Card production ordered email

7/7/2009 - GC arrived!

Naturalization Journey

3/03/2010 N400 sent to Arizona Lockbox

3/15/2010 Check cashed

3/17/2010 NOA1

3/18/2010 - Biometrics notice sent

3/26/2010 Early biometrics done at an ASC different from the one assigned to (Original BIO date was 4/15)

4/30/2010 Yellow letter received and info from USCIS mil line they are working on my interview letter (6/17 appt)

5/1/2010 Text and email interview letter sen

5/6/2010 Interview letter received - scheduled for 6/17/2010 at 10:05am

6/17/2010 Interview appointment - PASSED

6/29/2010 US Citizen

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She can do all her vaccinations there in CN except DTAP . its not available there for adults. she can do it in us

About Influenza depends on what time she is going to have her interview if it's after winter, might not be required. The medical centre will tell her.

Also some like MMR,VARICELLA,HepB more than one shot required so better she start taking them earlier so she can get done with all her shots cheaper in China .

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Every case is different do to circumstances/previous health/medicals done.

For my partner he got just two basic immunizations done, and in Philippines, like others have said, it was included in the cost of the medical exam (this is not the case with all countries but if it is then go a head and get a couple done at least)


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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