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My fiancée has just returned to the Netherlands after a long visit with me, and now she's aching to get everything done ASAP to avoid delays before she can come back with her K1. We've got most of the paperwork under control (filed for police reports already, she's got her general medical records and is working on her vaccination records), so one thing that remains is the medical exam. She wants to get this done as soon as she can, but we haven't even got NOA2 yet (I expect it soon, fingers crossed). I imagine it's too soon to start scheduling the medical exam, is that true? Is there anything else we can be getting ready while we wait?

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The visa validity will be tied to the medical date, so it’s better to wait to do it later on. Not only that, it’s most likely the doctor will request proof of a schedule interview before you can set up their appointment.

07/09/2018: ROC packet sent with USPS 2-day priority shipping

07/11/2018: ROC packet delivered to the Vermont Service Center

07/16/2018: NOA1 received by mail with 18 months extension (notice date 7/12 and check cashed)

08/07/2018: Biometrics appointment letter received by mail (notice date 7/27)

08/13/2018: Biometrics appointment at east Hartford, ct

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Like both above, the medical will require an NVC case number (specific to the country where the interview will take place) and the K-1 validity itself is tied to the medical date... patience, patience.

Edited by Ben&Zian

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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Wait until the consulate

sends the documents requesting one. It will be about a week or 2 before your interview. Contact the doctor (and not before than) and they'll set the whole thing up. There is excellent communication between the doctor and the consulate. They told me to wait for an extra week, when I called for mine, so it would be as "fresh" as possible for the interview.

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