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Medical Exam (Russia)

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We just got out NVC number assigned and our case is off to Moscow. For the Medical Exam, does this have to be completed in Moscow, or are there other offices where this can take place? It looks like it has to be done in Moscow. So basically she and her son will have to stay in Moscow for one week to take the Medical Exam (wait min 5 business days) then have her interview. So it is all based of when the interview is scheduled. Is that correct? Any have experience with this? Recommendations on where to stay, etc?


Thanks in advance! And Happy New Year! It's cold here in Russia but so excited to ring in the New Year with her family and be preparing for the next step, completing the DS-160 for her and her son and playing the waiting game for interview times. :)

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I'm pretty sure the only medical exam location for Russia is in Moscow.


NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16

Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03

Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28

Interview date: 2019-02-14


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I dont think she we have to stay a week my fiance at the time scheduled both the medical for one day and 2 days later her interview they sent the Medical over in one day so it was there. best thing to do is call the clinic that is going to do the medical they can give her a timeline.

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You have to do it in Moscow, just plan to stay there a few nights so you can do the interview and medical back to back.


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Having a child makes a difference with the medical in Moscow.  I forgot the actual test that they do, but it will be in the instructions you get.  That one test for the child requires 48-72 hours before med docs are ready for embassy.


We had Moscow Embassy appointment on a Thursday.  This did require the first medical visit on Monday.  This is where they applied something to the child's skin on their arm.  We were told to come back Wednesday after 48 hours for the doctor to check the arm.  If there is hardly any reaction, they will finish the medical docs, and in our case because I was an American who was there (I think), they gave me the sealed medical docs to take to the Embassy.


I don't know what the options are if there is some kind of other reaction to the child's special test.

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On 1/1/2019 at 10:43 AM, Lars & Sasha said:

Recommendations on where to stay, etc?

We stayed at the Radisson Slavyanskaya Hotel.  Everyone speaks English there.  Great breakfast and coffee.  Nice pool, hot tub and spa.  Right next to Kievskaya metro station.  Takes 8 mins on Metro, then 10 min walk to Embassy.


Close to the medical administration (your first visit) and medical hospitals (for the actual medical exam).  Close to Arbat Street acros the river.  Right next to Europe Square mall full of anything you might need to get or eat or buy.

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