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I was instructed to pick up the results of my medical exam before my visa interview. I've read instructions online that usually the medical results will be sent to the consulate by the doctor himself.

Have they changed this process? I just wanted to make sure because I think it's odd I have to pick it up myself 

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On ‎1‎/‎18‎/‎2019 at 5:29 AM, stayfee said:

I was instructed to pick up the results of my medical exam before my visa interview. I've read instructions online that usually the medical results will be sent to the consulate by the doctor himself.

Have they changed this process? I just wanted to make sure because I think it's odd I have to pick it up myself 

You might get a more accurate answer specific to your embassy. As it is you are getting other embassy's process and not yours. Here is the link to search or ask your question.

 

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On 1/18/2019 at 3:29 AM, stayfee said:

I was instructed to pick up the results of my medical exam before my visa interview. I've read instructions online that usually the medical results will be sent to the consulate by the doctor himself.

Have they changed this process? I just wanted to make sure because I think it's odd I have to pick it up myself 

Nope, doctor sends it to consulate. Had my interview in Amsterdam April 2018. That is one of the reasons you have to have at least 10 days between medical and interview (also cause it takes some time to get all the test results back) You'll get a copy of your DS-3025 once you get your passport with visa in it.

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C90's experience in Amsterdam is more recent than my husband's so is likely the most accurate.     Current online guidance mirrors C90's experience as well:  https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Medical/AMS - Amsterdam.pdf

 

My husband was processed in 2015.  The guidance from the State Dept is from Q3 2016, so after my husband did his interview.

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20 hours ago, mtempelaar said:

C90's experience in Amsterdam is more recent than my husband's so is likely the most accurate.     Current online guidance mirrors C90's experience as well:  https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/Medical/AMS - Amsterdam.pdf

 

My husband was processed in 2015.  The guidance from the State Dept is from Q3 2016, so after my husband did his interview.

I asked someone who just had their interview about 2 weeks ago. You do have to pick it up at the doctor's office where you had your medical exam.

You can only pick it up on the day of the interview from 11-12 am. 

 

I'm guessing they changed the whole process just recently. I have my interview in about two weeks I can post also an update on how it really went.

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7 hours ago, stayfee said:

I asked someone who just had their interview about 2 weeks ago. You do have to pick it up at the doctor's office where you had your medical exam.

You can only pick it up on the day of the interview from 11-12 am. 

 

I'm guessing they changed the whole process just recently. I have my interview in about two weeks I can post also an update on how it really went.

Then it has changed very, very recently (what's possible, not arguing with that) Did you already have your medical? The doctor should tell you if he sends it or if you have to pick it up. Just listen to him or if it's in instructions from the consulate follow those.

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Hi Stayfee,

 

I just had my medical on the 21st, interview coming up on the 5th. Mrs. Schulte told me as well to come pick up the medical envelope between 11-12 on the day of my interview. This did not sound familiair to me as I had read on the forums that it was communicated straigth to the consulate. So I asked her about it and she told me they had changed the procedure and this is how it works now.

 

Sidenote: I am guessing it has changed because of the new Dutch privacy laws (AVG) that have made your private information a lot more difficult to share with other parties. This law is in effect since May 25th, 2018- which would make sense why @C90's file was still sent straight to the consulate.

 

Good luck on your interview by the way! 

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52 minutes ago, Mrijex said:

Hi Stayfee,

 

I just had my medical on the 21st, interview coming up on the 5th. Mrs. Schulte told me as well to come pick up the medical envelope between 11-12 on the day of my interview. This did not sound familiair to me as I had read on the forums that it was communicated straigth to the consulate. So I asked her about it and she told me they had changed the procedure and this is how it works now.

 

Sidenote: I am guessing it has changed because of the new Dutch privacy laws (AVG) that have made your private information a lot more difficult to share with other parties. This law is in effect since May 25th, 2018- which would make sense why @C90's file was still sent straight to the consulate.

 

Good luck on your interview by the way! 

Cool! we have the same interview date! 

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1 hour ago, Mrijex said:

Hi Stayfee,

 

I just had my medical on the 21st, interview coming up on the 5th. Mrs. Schulte told me as well to come pick up the medical envelope between 11-12 on the day of my interview. This did not sound familiair to me as I had read on the forums that it was communicated straigth to the consulate. So I asked her about it and she told me they had changed the procedure and this is how it works now.

 

Sidenote: I am guessing it has changed because of the new Dutch privacy laws (AVG) that have made your private information a lot more difficult to share with other parties. This law is in effect since May 25th, 2018- which would make sense why @C90's file was still sent straight to the consulate.

 

Good luck on your interview by the way! 

True, completely forgot bout that law change last year lol. Good to know what the current procedure is right now for all the K1ers that go through Amsterdam!

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I can second the new change of picking up your medical envelope between 11-12! Fiance had his interview on January 8th and he had to pick up his envelope before his interview :)


04/03/2018 - Mailed I-129F

04/13/2018 - NOA1

10/19/2018 - NOA2

11/13/2018 - NVC received 

11/19/2018 - NVC assigned case number, etc.

11/27/2018 - Left NVC

11/30/2018 - Amsterdam Consulate received 

12/04/2018 - "Ready" status

12/05/2018 - Packet 3

12/05/2018 - Packet 3 returned

12/06/2018 - Medical

12/12/2018 - Packet 4 received through email

01/08/2019 - Interview ; APPROVED!

01/10/2019 - "Issued" status

01/12/2019 - Visa in hand

01/17/2019 - POE

02/08/2019 - Marriage ❤️

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