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Hello everyone,

 

We still have a ways to go before my fiance needs to get his physical done, we just got our NOA2. But, I was reading the steps and it lists the places accepted for physicals. Nothing is remotely near Kolkata, and it says this should be done at least 7 days before the interview. How does everyone go about this? Or am I missing something??

 

Michelle

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Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

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It does suck but it’s the same anywhere. The medical has to be at a US Panel physician facility supported by the CDC. This is to ensure compliance with US immigration policies and reduce fraud. The drawback is that there’s usually only one in a country.


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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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I get that, but India is huge...the closest appears to be Chennai which is several hours by plane. You would think they would at least spread them out. There are several near Mumbai but none east/northeast India. I guess we will just have to stay in Mumbai for a time before the interview. There doesn't seem to be another option.

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11 hours ago, Michie26 said:

Hello everyone,

 

We still have a ways to go before my fiance needs to get his physical done, we just got our NOA2. But, I was reading the steps and it lists the places accepted for physicals. Nothing is remotely near Kolkata, and it says this should be done at least 7 days before the interview. How does everyone go about this? Or am I missing something??

 

Michelle

Well there you go (bold above). They usually send out an email that list options to get the medicals done once in that stage of the process.


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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Thanks for that...and yes I know, but the list of approved drs isn't going to change in 2-3  months. I am coming from the US to be there for his interview and I have responsibilities here. We need to have an idea how we will deal with them instead of stressing then.

 

 

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12 hours ago, Michie26 said:

I get that, but India is huge...the closest appears to be Chennai which is several hours by plane. You would think they would at least spread them out. There are several near Mumbai but none east/northeast India. I guess we will just have to stay in Mumbai for a time before the interview. There doesn't seem to be another option.

Likely it's based on averages (taken over years) of what areas the most applicants seem to reside in/most populated areas.   This way it better serves the "high-traffic" communities...downfall being those who may have to travel.

 


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Michie26 said:

I get that, but India is huge...the closest appears to be Chennai which is several hours by plane. You would think they would at least spread them out. There are several near Mumbai but none east/northeast India. I guess we will just have to stay in Mumbai for a time before the interview. There doesn't seem to be another option.

You should be able to do the medical at the Max in Delhi or Hyderabad. Still not close. :( If only Dhaka was an option?

 

https://in.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/71/panel-physician-list-rates-09282018.pdf

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13 hours ago, Michie26 said:

I get that, but India is huge...the closest appears to be Chennai which is several hours by plane. You would think they would at least spread them out. There are several near Mumbai but none east/northeast India. I guess we will just have to stay in Mumbai for a time before the interview. There doesn't seem to be another option.

Canada is a huger country, by area, than India and there are even fewer approved panel physicians in that country. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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