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Our interview is scheduled for Nov. 29. What is the soonest that my wife can do her fingerprinting and medicals? I know it is at least 2 weeks before the appointment but is there a time frame considered too soon? 

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8 hours ago, C&AH said:

Our interview is scheduled for Nov. 29. What is the soonest that my wife can do her fingerprinting and medicals? I know it is at least 2 weeks before the appointment but is there a time frame considered too soon? 

I already scheduled my husband fingerprints for next week and the website by the U.S. embassy suggested the medical 3 weeks prior to your interview. Make sure to have your interview letter you going to need that to enter both the fingerprints and medical. You can read below for further details. 


https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/iv-dv-supplemental/SDO - Santo-Domingo.pdf


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Just remember that the medical is good for 6 months and that is the last date for you to enter the US. Sometimes folks forget that and it becomes an issue of the Embassy needs some more documents or clarification.

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