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5 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

According to the instructions, my wife needs to have her interview already scheduled before she can get an exam. Is this true? If not, what do they need?

that is true, she can't get a medical exam without the paper showing she has an upcoming interview, as medical exam are only valid for 6 months.

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**Moved from DCF to the Thailand regional subforum; question is general to the country and not DCF specific. OP may get better answers there**


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Unfortunately that is true. It was the same story with my wife. We were in Bangkok for a week, hoping that she can do the medical during that time.

She called the hospital and they have told her that she needs to have interview date before she can do the medical.

It is very unnecessary to do it this way. At the end she had to take 3 days off from work, fly to Bangkok, stay in hotel.

About 2 weeks later she had to fly back to BKK (she was living in Phuket) for the interview. At the interview they've told her that she didn't bring "Same Person" certificate. It was nowhere on any check lists in the packet from US embassy. They kept her passport, she flew back home. Next day she went to Ampur where they've issued her Same Person certificate. She mailed it to the embassy, and about week later she received in mail her passport with K1 visa.

Even if your documents don't say anything about that certificate, make sure that your fiance has it with her during the interview.

Good luck.

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I have nothing but sympathy for the ####### your fiance had to put up with. For my wife, the medical exam process was nothing as stressful as my I-130. They tell you it can take up to 90 days to reply. In my case, they sat on it until the 88th day, when I got a letter specifying  more documents, which all had to be converted to a pdf format. The letter they wrote could have been sent hours after I submitted the petition. In fact, one of their requests involved a document I had already submitted! It ended with a threat - that if I didn't fully comply by September 12th, my petition would be denied.  I considered such a response intimidation.

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