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Hey there, basically wondering how long are the wait times from getting your NVC number to booking medical & interview; how long is the expected wait times at the moment?

 

Oh yeah a question about medical, I can't remember what vaccinations I got as a kid growing up, but I assume I got most of the normal ones I don't really have anything that kept track of what I had as a child. Will I really have to get every single vaccination if I don't have the record? Or is there perhaps a record keeping some where to see what vaccines I had at the hospital or something?

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Oh yeah! Other question I got reminded of... The government in US has been having "Government shut downs" does that affect us trying to get visa's here trying to do immigration interviews/medicals? 

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When I was at the embassy stage, it was fairly simple and quick to get an appointment.  It may have changed since then, but I do remember being told K visa interviews only happen on certain days.  I’d recommend staying at the Marriott in Montreal as it is a block away from the Embassy, so you need not worry about parking or traffic. 

 

I went to my regular doctor beforehand, bc I couldn’t remember what specific vaccinations I had, though I know I had all the required ones.  Public health didn’t have record and my pediatrician had destroyed my records about 6 months earlier based on my age, so I wound up getting all of them, all over again (I mean, hey, they’re free and it doesn’t do any harm.  Some are even helpful to get again as an adult).  I went to one of the panel physicians for the actual medical and all he did was ask if I had the vaccinations.  I said yes and pulled out the record from my family doc.  He looked up, saw I was holding a paper, and then continued on.  I was kinda mad that he didn’t want my proof.  

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Haha, I was thinking of just driving over to montreal since it is 1.5 hours away instead of staying there all night :x Lucky I live in ottawa, many Canadian's have to go from other side of country unluckily :( Thank you for the tips though, appreciate it!

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19 hours ago, purem4g1c said:

Hey there, basically wondering how long are the wait times from getting your NVC number to booking medical & interview; how long is the expected wait times at the moment?

 

Oh yeah a question about medical, I can't remember what vaccinations I got as a kid growing up, but I assume I got most of the normal ones I don't really have anything that kept track of what I had as a child. Will I really have to get every single vaccination if I don't have the record? Or is there perhaps a record keeping some where to see what vaccines I had at the hospital or something?

I can't answer the wait time question unfortunately but as for the vaccination record question, if you are from Canada (since it seems you are interviewing in Montreal) there are a few places you can check for records:
1) Your parent(s)/guardian(s) may have a copy
2) The medical office/clinic you received your vaccinations
3) Local health unit if you were vaccinated at the health unit or at school

Unfortunately, the only records I could get were at my local health unit and they were pretty sparse so I asked my doctor if I could get a titer test to check for immunity levels to show that I had been vaccinated. 

 


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2 hours ago, Isabel&Will said:

I can't answer the wait time question unfortunately but as for the vaccination record question, if you are from Canada (since it seems you are interviewing in Montreal) there are a few places you can check for records:
1) Your parent(s)/guardian(s) may have a copy
2) The medical office/clinic you received your vaccinations
3) Local health unit if you were vaccinated at the health unit or at school

Unfortunately, the only records I could get were at my local health unit and they were pretty sparse so I asked my doctor if I could get a titer test to check for immunity levels to show that I had been vaccinated. 

Yep; from the snowy lands. :)

 

Thanks for the help! Appreciate it.

 

1) They don't have any, asked already :(

2) I know I had my tetanus shot, and hep A+B shots, and maybe an influenza shot but that is about all I have on record there.

3) I was vaccinated 10-15 years ago in grade 3 and 7 I think? I can't remember. I do remember taking those mandatory vaccinations though, do you happen to know who I would have to call? "Local health unit" could have a lot of different variations :( Would it be the hospital in my city? I could call the schools to find out but I'm not sure they'd have a "record" after all these years. 😐 

 

Again, thank you!

2 hours ago, Isabel&Will said:

 

 

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If you do not have a vaccination record you still can have your medical and receive what is needed. The medical facility will interview and ask you what you think you have had, they will look for "old" scars that indicate a vaccine and through blood testing. They have it all under control. Good luck on your journey.


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I had to call Public Health Nova Scotia to get a copy of my complete immunization records since birth. Every time you get a vaccine, they have a record of it from the doctor/school (at least the required ones, my record is missing Gardasil, but that's like a private vaccine or something). Anywhos, contact Public Health in your province. If you can't figure out the number, walk into any doctor's office and the receptionist will give you the number to call.


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It's been taking about 4 weeks from the time the case leaves NVC to get through to receiving Packet 4. The interview dates are about 5 weeks out. Also check the Canada subforum, there's an active thread for folks at the consulate right now. :)


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