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Tuberculosis -- what's the protocol in Mexico? [edited title]

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My wife undergone her medical exam and they found something suspicious in her chest x-ray. I did not see anything but I'm not a doctor.  Now she is having to go back for the days for septum samples and it will take 2 months before they results come back. What I would like to know is .. if she is found to be positive where do the treatments take place to they take place at a hospital where she lives or does she have to come back to Juárez And undergo the treatments there 

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13 minutes ago, Shottayut said:

My wife undergone her medical exam and they found something suspicious in her chest x-ray. I did not see anything but I'm not a doctor.  Now she is having to go back for the days for septum samples and it will take 2 months before they results come back. What I would like to know is .. if she is found to be positive where do the treatments take place to they take place at a hospital where she lives or does she have to come back to Juárez And undergo the treatments there 

Could be either.  Local protocol will govern.  

 

As an example, in the PI the Tb treatment takes 6 months to complete if done at the medical center where the exam was done at or 1 year if you want it done locally to where you live.


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I would also recommend her to see another physician to get another X-ray and a separate diagnosis just in case it's something more serious.


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51 minutes ago, payxibka said:

or 1 year if you want it done locally to where you live.

It's actually 6 months treatment + a 1 year waiting period in that case. :P


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10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

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10/17/18: Interview

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10/31/18: Green card received

 

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I-129F

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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

 

NVC

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

 

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6 minutes ago, geowrian said:

It's actually 6 months treatment + a 1 year waiting period in that case. :P

Noted.   Either way SLEC is holding the cards to assure they get fee maximization 


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54 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Could be either.  Local protocol will govern.  

 

As an example, in the PI the Tb treatment takes 6 months to complete if done at the medical center where the exam was done at or 1 year if you want it done locally to where you 

1 hour ago, Shottayut said:

My wife undergone her medical exam and they found something suspicious in her chest x-ray. I did not see anything but I'm not a doctor.  Now she is having to go back for the days for septum samples and it will take 2 months before they results come back. What I would like to know is .. if she is found to be positive where do the treatments take place to they take place at a hospital where she lives or does she have to come back to Juárez And undergo the treatments there 

How old is your wife? If she can go to the other doctor to get an Xray and sputum test and she doesn't have any symptoms like coughing a lot then maybe the doctor can give her a  report to prove she got that spot long time ago. She can pass it. That's what we do here 

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3 minutes ago, Jenna Ting said:

 

Exactly why the OP needs to understand local procedures because your solution wouldn't fly in the PI because what the examination clinic says is gospel 


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8 minutes ago, Jenna Ting said:

If she can go to the other doctor to get an Xray and sputum test and she doesn't have any symptoms like coughing a lot then maybe the doctor can give her a  report to prove she got that spot long time ago. She can pass it. That's what we do here  

Sputum is the 2 month process.

If that comes back positive, TB treatment is required. This is a CDC requirement.

If it comes back negative, then there's no issue.

 

Unless you meant to say show the x-ray in order to avoid having to do sputum?

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Timelines:

Spoiler

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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5 minutes ago, Shottayut said:

So you are saying she can get a second opinion from another medical center and if they approve you hunk she can attend the interview?

Nope unless the country has more than one approved clinic.  Unless the embassy approved panel physician signs the medical the application isn't going anywhere 

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Country-specific thread is moved from the K-1 Process forum to the Mexico/Latin/South America regional forum.  Thread title edited to specify Mexico.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

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07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

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16 hours ago, geowrian said:

Sputum is the 2 month process.

If that comes back positive, TB treatment is required. This is a CDC requirement.

If it comes back negative, then there's no issue.

 

Unless you meant to say show the x-ray in order to avoid having to do sputum?

I only took 3 times of sputum test then they're all negative(in 1 week) Not culture test. ,the doctor provided  me a record that my Xray hadn't any problem. .Then I brought this clarity  back to the physician doctor who did my medical exam(Because the hospital processes the medical exam for the applicants of the USA visa  is not in my city ) . He gave me the medical result that I could bring with me to the interview. It said the spot on My lung caused 15 years ago(A lot of ppl got an injection for TB when they were kids,that's the most reason they got a suspicious spot on their Xray).Anyway, the doctor can prove it's not a TB and I'm fine . I'll go get my culture test soon just in case then depart for the USA  next January. I know in some countries, ppl can pass their visa interview this way . 

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21 minutes ago, Jenna Ting said:

I only took 3 times of sputum test then they're all negative(in 1 week) Not culture test. ,the doctor provided  me a record that my Xray hadn't any problem. .Then I brought this clarity  back to the physician doctor who did my medical exam(Because the hospital processes the medical exam for the applicants of the USA visa  is not in my city ) . He gave me the medical result that I could bring with me to the interview. It said the spot on My lung caused 15 years ago(A lot of ppl got an injection for TB when they were kids,that's the most reason they got a suspicious spot on their Xray).Anyway, the doctor can prove it's not a TB and I'm fine . I'll go get my culture test soon just in case then depart for the USA  next January. I know in some countries, ppl can pass their visa interview this way . 

So your medical result was not sent directly to the US consulate?  The scenario you describe is not normal procedure.  You've had your interview already?  


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51 minutes ago, gregcrs2 said:

So your medical result was not sent directly to the US consulate?  The scenario you describe is not normal procedure.  You've had your interview already?  

No we have not had the interview yet. Her son has gotten his medical packet. I did not know they sent itdirectly to the consulate. but the person at the window said since the principal applicant my fiance did not get cleared to go neither can attend the interview. 

Look at this post 

All in all they say it took then from Dec to April to complete their interview process

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2 hours ago, Shottayut said:

No we have not had the interview yet. Her son has gotten his medical packet. I did not know they sent itdirectly to the consulate.

My comments were directed at Jenna Ting's post.


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01/03/2019  Received text message from USCIS stating original receipt to follow in mail and a receipt number starting with MSC.

01/07/2019  Added receipt number to myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ and it shows case received and nothing to do at this time.

01/11/2019  Received US Postal Service Informed Delivery email at 8:20am showing incoming letter from USCIS.

01/11/2019  Received biometric appointment in the mail.  Biometric appointment is for 01/22/2019

01/14/2019  Completed walk-in biometric at Tampa Field Office.

 

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