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Mary Bernard


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After 4 long months of waiting, my parent in-laws visa has been issued.


I have a couple of questions though.


1. They don’t have visa in hand yet, but I can register & schedule my mother in law on CFO website. My father inlaw is 62 and I read on  their site that senior citizens don’t need to register. 


2. Their medical exam expires this March 3 2019. They’ve been told medical exams are 6 months valid. Do they need to fly out before that date? Or once the visa is issued, it should be ok since visa is 6 months valid.

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Your mother-in-law can be scheduled anytime for CFO.   If she doesn't have the passport back she will have to make a quick return trip to get the sticker or she can setup in advance to get it at NAIA.


Usually you need to enter the US by the date of the medical expiration.  The date will be printed on the VISA.



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2 minutes ago, Mary Bernard said:

Ok 😇


inlaws visa issue date was jan 15

medical expires March 3.


so fly out by then?


and for Greencard delivery, can I call USCIS to update mailing address 

Wait till they get the visa and see what it says. 


they can update the green card mailing address at POE when they arrive. 

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5 hours ago, Mary Bernard said:

I called USCIS and they said I can change address online, 

I will repeat my suggestion that they give the new address to the CBP officer when they land.  People have reported not getting the green cards when using online address change before the immigrants have landed.  

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