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Hi everyone,


I will have my K1 medical exam two weeks from now. I am worried i have congenital heart condition ( patent ductus arteriosus ) I am 28 years old and taking medication 

prescribed by my doctor. I am totally in good condition. 

Question: Does my condition will affect my K1 visa? I already have the certification from my doctor stating that i am " fit to travel"..


Thank you for your answers.

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There's only one way to find out...but I doubt it would have any impact. The main things looked for are infectious diseases and ensuring that there will be suitable care within the US for your condition(s). Good luck!



AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received





12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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Very unlikely to affect your visa. The medical is looking for:


- highly contagious diseases such as TB that a major public health concern

- STDs

- mental health issues that mean you are a danger to yourself or others

- evidence of drug and/or alcohol abuse


The purpose of the medical is not to deny people based on weight, eyesight, hearing, asthma, allergies, epilepsy, diabetes or any other condition that people have worried about here. The only concern that there could be is if your condition is such that you will require constant nursing care (such as not being able to wash or feed yourself) or if you could soon be in that situation. The concern would be that you could become a public charge. But if it's well controlled and you lead a normal life there is nothing to worry about. 







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In this country, an open PDA is an easy thing to fix - they can coil or ligate it. I'm sure your cardiologist told you that for every year of your life your chance of cardiac incidence increases 1% - while there is moderate risk at age 28, this is something you'd probably want to fix before you were 40 or 50 - but the procedure can be a same day surgical cath lab type procedure here. Once you have good health insurance you should be able to easily get it fixed. 

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