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K1 Immigration Vaccine Question!!!

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My husband decided to finish his vaccinations in America since the visa medical center in London had really long wait times for getting appointments this summer. He had to get his Td (Tetanus shot) and Flu shot. The medical center in London had said he also needed a second MMR (measles mumps rubella) shot and marked it as something he'd need from the civil surgeon in the US. 

 

When we went in today, we talked very in-depth with the doctor about needing the second MMR shot, but our doctor reassured us probably two dozen times that technically only one is required for a life time according to his document saying what is required by the US government. We even expressed wanting to get it, but he assured us over and over we would just be wasting our money since it's not needed for the visa since my husband has already received it once and that is all that is needed. He's been doing these kind of work for 39 years and never once had anyone return saying that a 2nd one was required for their visa.

 

I wanted to see if anyone else has had this experience, as I can't really find anything online. I feel bad for second-guessing the doctor but it was marked on our paperwork and it just struck us as odd.

 

tl;dr
is a 2nd MMR shot required for US Immigration/K1 visa? our US doctor says it's not even though the UK doctor marked it as something that needed to be looked at.


Sent I-129f - August 1st, 2017

Recieved by the USCIS - August 3rd, 2017
NOA1 - August 7th, 2017
NOA2 - February 10th, 2018
NOA2 Hardcopy recieved - February 16th, 2018
NVC - was recieved and sent to the US Embassy in London, though I never recieved updates about it (was lost in transit I guess)
NVC # & US Embassy In London hardcopy recieved : March 15th, 2018
Police Certificate documents sent: April 12th, 2018
Police Certificate Recieved: May 4th, 2018
Medical Interview: May 12th, 2018
K1-Visa Interview: July 16th, 2018
Needed to Send in more documents: August 10th, 2018 they were sent in after waiting 3 weeks to get them
2nd Interview: August 21st, 2018

Notification of final processing: August 28th, 2018
K1 Visa Delivered: August 29th, 2018
Plane ticket bought same day
In Seattle September 6th, 2018 ❤️

Wedding day: October 10th, 2018 ❤️

 

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You mentioned “husband” but you also mentioned a K-1. The two don’t go together. Is he your husband or your fiancé? Is it a K-1 or a CR-1? 

 

I don’t understand why he came to the US to do his vaccinations? I had mine done for no cost at the GP surgery within days of asking for them. I also went through the London embassy. 


 

 

 

 

 

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The completion of his vaccinations is apart of his K1 visa. He arrived a month and a half ago on his K1 visa with just a couple of vaccinations to complete so he can apply for adjustment of status. He is my husband as we got married last week using his K1 visa

 

The reason I added it in this form is it says "K1" on his paperwork, but if there is a better place for my question please let me know.


Sent I-129f - August 1st, 2017

Recieved by the USCIS - August 3rd, 2017
NOA1 - August 7th, 2017
NOA2 - February 10th, 2018
NOA2 Hardcopy recieved - February 16th, 2018
NVC - was recieved and sent to the US Embassy in London, though I never recieved updates about it (was lost in transit I guess)
NVC # & US Embassy In London hardcopy recieved : March 15th, 2018
Police Certificate documents sent: April 12th, 2018
Police Certificate Recieved: May 4th, 2018
Medical Interview: May 12th, 2018
K1-Visa Interview: July 16th, 2018
Needed to Send in more documents: August 10th, 2018 they were sent in after waiting 3 weeks to get them
2nd Interview: August 21st, 2018

Notification of final processing: August 28th, 2018
K1 Visa Delivered: August 29th, 2018
Plane ticket bought same day
In Seattle September 6th, 2018 ❤️

Wedding day: October 10th, 2018 ❤️

 

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1 hour ago, seatolba said:

tl;dr
is a 2nd MMR shot required for US Immigration/K1 visa? our US doctor says it's not even though the UK doctor marked it as something that needed to be looked at.

 

Yes one MMR covers most from the diseases, but the Center for Disease Control makes up the list for immigrants. It is 2 MMRs or hubby  gets no greencard. Go to the health department, Walgreens, CVS, Walmart, grocery store clinics....whatever you find cheapest. Then find a civil surgeon to certify them on form I-693 and hope you can find one that doesn't insist on you having another full medical exam. You aren't required to do that.

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6 hours ago, seatolba said:

The completion of his vaccinations is apart of his K1 visa. He arrived a month and a half ago on his K1 visa with just a couple of vaccinations to complete so he can apply for adjustment of status. He is my husband as we got married last week using his K1 visa

 

The reason I added it in this form is it says "K1" on his paperwork, but if there is a better place for my question please let me know.

So this is for his adjustment of status? That makes sense then. Once he had entered the country his K-1 visa expires so he’s not a K-1 visa-holder anymore. As someone else has posted, the rules for immigrants are different from what a person usually requires. It’s two doses of MMR to satisfy immigration.


 

 

 

 

 

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For any others reading this thread, its definitely good advice to get your vaccinations sorted in the UK (or other home country) before coming to the USA if possible.

 

Most local GPs will do them. I've had loads, not just for US immigration, but also trips to South America, Asia and other places with diseases we don't have in the UK. It also saves a lot of money (some vaccinations are free in UK).

 

I hope your hubby gets this sorted - so annoying when you're told one thing by the Govt, and you've got to try to convince a doctor to just do what you ask and give him the vaccinations.


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAP and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
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