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Didn't want to flood the board so inquiring about my 2 different questions here!

 

1. So I have my medical exam soon in SURREY BC, with Dr. Gulza Cheema. I already sent an email and waiting for a respond

but just asking about other people's experience. Did anyone need 5 Passport Photos for their medical exam?  I read past reviews and

see people only bringing 1. I'm just curious about this since it's a little pricey to grab 5 photos. 

 

2. I live in BC and my fiance is in WA. I know I can drive my vehicle down there as a Canadian citizen and residence but

do I need to specify anything for when I enter with an approved K1 Visa. I plan to use the vehicle temporarily while I 

get adjusted and bring it back when I have the EAD/AP paperwork. Is this possible? Or will I need to import the vehicle. 

 

Thank you!

 

 

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4 hours ago, aqb said:

So I have my medical exam soon in SURREY BC, with Dr. Gulza Cheema. I already sent an email and waiting for a respond

but just asking about other people's experience. Did anyone need 5 Passport Photos for their medical exam?  I read past reviews and

see people only bringing 1. I'm just curious about this since it's a little pricey to grab 5 photos.

In the appointment confirmation email Dr. Cheema's office sent me, they said bring 5 passport photos. Which wasn't pleasant since there is myself, and 3 K2's coming. 
But my medical exam is tomorrow morning, so I'll write a review. 


I129f Sent: March 23, 2018

NOA1: March 29, 2018
RFE: September 29, 2018
RFE reply: October 12, 2018 (Re-sent USC birth certificate and beneficiary's divorce certificate)
NOA2: November 03, 2018
(219 days from NOA1)
NVC Received: November 23, 2018 (20 days from NOA2)

NVC Case Number: December 07, 2018 (14 days from NVC received)
NVC Left: December 26, 2018 (19 days from NVC case number)
Consulate Received: December 31, 2018 (5 days from NVC left)
CEAC status 'Ready': January 7, 2019 (7 days from consulate received)
P3 Sent: January 14, 2019 (7 days from 'Ready')
P4 Received: February 1, 2019 (18 days from P3 sent)
Interview: March 13, 2019- APPROVED! (40 days from P4; 349 days from NOA1)
Visa in Hand: June 3, 2019 (82 days since interview)
                               (Guaranteed delivery date March 21, 2019- Canada Post "lost" my package)

                               Passports/Visas officially declared "lost": April 15, 2019 (33 days since interview)
                               Reapply for new passports: April 16, 2019 (34 days since interview)
                               Received New Passports: April 29, 2019 (47 days since interview)
                               New Passports Delivered to Consulate: May 2, 2019 (50 days since interview)
                               USC Contacted State Senator to request inquiry: May 23, 2019 (71 days since interview)
                               

POE: June 20, 2019

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38 minutes ago, EdmoAm said:

In the appointment confirmation email Dr. Cheema's office sent me, they said bring 5 passport photos. Which wasn't pleasant since there is myself, and 3 K2's coming. 
But my medical exam is tomorrow morning, so I'll write a review. 

I'll be looking out for that thanks. What option did you go for in taking the passport photos? 

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Through this whole process, I've been going to Costco and just telling them I need American passport photos done. So far so good 🤷‍♀️


I129f Sent: March 23, 2018

NOA1: March 29, 2018
RFE: September 29, 2018
RFE reply: October 12, 2018 (Re-sent USC birth certificate and beneficiary's divorce certificate)
NOA2: November 03, 2018
(219 days from NOA1)
NVC Received: November 23, 2018 (20 days from NOA2)

NVC Case Number: December 07, 2018 (14 days from NVC received)
NVC Left: December 26, 2018 (19 days from NVC case number)
Consulate Received: December 31, 2018 (5 days from NVC left)
CEAC status 'Ready': January 7, 2019 (7 days from consulate received)
P3 Sent: January 14, 2019 (7 days from 'Ready')
P4 Received: February 1, 2019 (18 days from P3 sent)
Interview: March 13, 2019- APPROVED! (40 days from P4; 349 days from NOA1)
Visa in Hand: June 3, 2019 (82 days since interview)
                               (Guaranteed delivery date March 21, 2019- Canada Post "lost" my package)

                               Passports/Visas officially declared "lost": April 15, 2019 (33 days since interview)
                               Reapply for new passports: April 16, 2019 (34 days since interview)
                               Received New Passports: April 29, 2019 (47 days since interview)
                               New Passports Delivered to Consulate: May 2, 2019 (50 days since interview)
                               USC Contacted State Senator to request inquiry: May 23, 2019 (71 days since interview)
                               

POE: June 20, 2019

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Photos: yes, they asked me for all five. I considered using ones I printed at Walmart and was going to cut down but that’s when I discovered I am not very good at using the paper cutter, became stressed they wouldn’t be the right size, and shelled out for eight pictures (five for the medical, two for the interview, one spare) at Staples.

 

If you are better at cutting than I am, there are several passport photo apps that you can use to get them ready yourself. Honestly I was anxious they were going to be wrong and threw money at my anxiety.

 

Car: I am less helpful here as I’ve made the decision to sell my car as it’s old and doesn’t meet compliance on more than just TPMS. My understanding was that you have to import it as you cannot maintain Canadian insurance, and you aren’t eligible for American unless you import the car. Someone else may have a more sure answer for you here though.

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16 hours ago, d24v said:

Car: I am less helpful here as I’ve made the decision to sell my car as it’s old and doesn’t meet compliance on more than just TPMS. My understanding was that you have to import it as you cannot maintain Canadian insurance, and you aren’t eligible for American unless you import the car. Someone else may have a more sure answer for you here though.

I’m doing the same with mine. No TPMS and it’s just another dime a dozen silver caravan 🤣

 

I’m giving it to my almost 18 year old daughter! She seems to think it’s gonna be sweeeeeet! LOL!

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On 3/3/2019 at 5:40 PM, EdmoAm said:

In the appointment confirmation email Dr. Cheema's office sent me, they said bring 5 passport photos. Which wasn't pleasant since there is myself, and 3 K2's coming. 
But my medical exam is tomorrow morning, so I'll write a review. 

I just did a Medical for my K1 at Dr Cheemas 3 weeks ago, along with my 2-k2 applicants! I for sure needed 5. Each applicant and they asked for all 5. Also we did not have our flu shots and they gave them to us there. The appointment was a breeze. 

Only suggestion I have with k2, is do shots before the medical because that was a headache in itself !! Lol 

but i just finished my interview and got approved so if you have any questions let me know ! 

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Car:  do you plan on driving with no insurance?  Once you activate your k1 you are no longer a resident of Canada and may not be covered by insurance.  It would be best to import the car when you enter so you can insure and register the car in the USA.  

Also check Washington's requirements for getting a DL. Many states wont issue one until you at least have your EAD so you will be unable to drive anyhow after obtaining residency.  


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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4 hours ago, NikLR said:

Car:  do you plan on driving with no insurance?  Once you activate your k1 you are no longer a resident of Canada and may not be covered by insurance.  It would be best to import the car when you enter so you can insure and register the car in the USA.  

Also check Washington's requirements for getting a DL. Many states wont issue one until you at least have your EAD so you will be unable to drive anyhow after obtaining residency.  

Wow, if you're moving to WA from a Canadian province other than BC, you're treated like you're getting your first license?  But if you're from South Korea, you're good to go?  That's kind of crazy.  Geez, glad I'm moving to CT>

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8 hours ago, NikLR said:

Car:  do you plan on driving with no insurance?  Once you activate your k1 you are no longer a resident of Canada and may not be covered by insurance.  It would be best to import the car when you enter so you can insure and register the car in the USA.  

Also check Washington's requirements for getting a DL. Many states wont issue one until you at least have your EAD so you will be unable to drive anyhow after obtaining residency.  

Yeah I decided to just leave the car behind due to the insurance issue. DL is fine as BC and Washington have similiar driving laws. Once I obtain my SSN I can just exchange my license, thankfully. 

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5 hours ago, d24v said:

Wow, if you're moving to WA from a Canadian province other than BC, you're treated like you're getting your first license?  But if you're from South Korea, you're good to go?  That's kind of crazy.  Geez, glad I'm moving to CT>

A DL depends on a lot of things.  Some states will allow you to exhange a license and some wont.  But regardless most require you to have valid presence which requires either a valid I-94, EAD, or green card.  

 

 


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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