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Hello everyone,

 

My fiance and I have just submitted our I-129F form so are a long way off the Medical/Interview. I would like to know if anyone in the UK has had to have a drug hair test when admitting to prior drug use? I have used once at a party in the last year, which would likely come up in a hair test and cause me to fail. Has anyone experienced this?

 

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My fiance has had his interview on October 3,2018 and they only did a urine sample and blood test. He was asked at the medical if he had ever done drugs and his answer was, no; as he hasn't.


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What would be the point of a test when you have admitted it?


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1 minute ago, Boiler said:

What would be the point of a test when you have admitted it?

If you admit to prior drug use you are given a drug test at the Medical Exam. My question was if anyone had been asked to take a hair test instead of the conventional blood/urine test.

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1 hour ago, WorriedBrit said:

If you admit to prior drug use you are given a drug test at the Medical Exam. My question was if anyone had been asked to take a hair test instead of the conventional blood/urine test.

You are given a "drug test" even if you do not admit to prior drug use.


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6 minutes ago, WorriedBrit said:

Any idea if in the past people have been given the hair follicle test?

Well, my fiance is from Turkey and there is only one contracted medical facility in the country. All the people I have met thus far who are getting their medical done here, like my fiance did, had a urine test(s), blood test(s) and chest x-rays. If you can find some members who have gone through your specific embassy/doctor and ask them then they can tell you what that facility will do. I am thinking it is pretty much the same: urine, blood and chest. However, I cannot help but be inclined to believe you plan on fibbing and hope that they will not do a hair follicle test to make sure you were telling the truth.

I am not God so I choose not to judge, but be careful. It is not a good idea to lie to the U.S. government. Truly.

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11 minutes ago, <3T&M<3 said:

Well, my fiance is from Turkey and there is only one contracted medical facility in the country. All the people I have met thus far who are getting their medical done here, like my fiance did, had a urine test(s), blood test(s) and chest x-rays. If you can find some members who have gone through your specific embassy/doctor and ask them then they can tell you what that facility will do. I am thinking it is pretty much the same: urine, blood and chest. However, I cannot help but be inclined to believe you plan on fibbing and hope that they will not do a hair follicle test to make sure you were telling the truth.

I am not God so I choose not to judge, but be careful. It is not a good idea to lie to the U.S. government. Truly.

Thanks for your reply! It did cross my mind, but id rather take a one year set back on my progress than face a lifetime ban from the US Government. Thanks again for sharing your experience :)

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12 hours ago, WorriedBrit said:

Hello everyone,

 

My fiance and I have just submitted our I-129F form so are a long way off the Medical/Interview. I would like to know if anyone in the UK has had to have a drug hair test when admitting to prior drug use? I have used once at a party in the last year, which would likely come up in a hair test and cause me to fail. Has anyone experienced this?

 

Many thanks

 

Nobody has ever reported a hair test at Knightsbridge clinic. They use a urine sample to test for drugs if you admit to ever using drugs or even trying out one time.

 

Drug testing is not a routine part of the visa medical exam. 

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Drug testing varies heavily on the circumstances and panel physician utilized. In some countries, drug tests are SOP for everybody. In others, it's only common when there is a question about drug usage (i.e. admitting to being a current or former user).


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20 hours ago, WorriedBrit said:

Any idea if in the past people have been given the hair follicle test?

I don't remember what country it was, but one member had to do hair tests. But this was long ago and I don't even remember what happened in the end. 

 

 


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22 hours ago, Boiler said:

What would be the point of a test when you have admitted it?

Many people who used drugs often tend to lie about what thy used., They tend to admit soft drugs like smoking pot but when you test sometimes you see all kinds of drugs..

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20 hours ago, WorriedBrit said:

Any idea if in the past people have been given the hair follicle test?

I have seen this being the case at the embassy in Jamaica where prior drug use had been admitted. It’s safe to assume the London medical team have this tool in their arsenal. 


 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Orangesapples said:

Nope, I wasn't given a drug test. 

Unless I see it with my own eyes I don't really buy it. I'm not calling you a liar, I just don't believe it unless I can see some sort of evidence from your embassy that they do not, in fact, drug test applicants wanted to immigrate to the U.S. Apparently some embassies don't drug test .... that's new to me, but I don't spend very much time studying that topic.

If you did not see the results or call and ask them what every single test was that they ran AND you also gave blood and urine then I bet you were tested for drug use. Marijuana (to name to most common) in a urine is extremely cheap to test..... like a pregnancy test. Dirt cheap.

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