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According to USCIC website, the following vaccinations are required

 

  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
  • Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Hepatitis B
  • Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices

 

And according to the website of the medical examiner where my fiance has her medical appointment, they have stated that each shot ranges from 25 to 200 dollars! 

 

My fiance doesn't have any vaccination records that she knows of and it's too late to get her vaccinations from just a regular clinic cause her appointment is in a couple of weeks. 

 

I have to imagine she's had her polio shot. And she has another scar from another vaccination, but I can't remember which one it was. 

 

Anyway, I'm trying to prepare for the costs of these vaccinations and it's totally unclear what I'm looking at paying in total. Assume she had to even get all of them, any idea how much that costs? It's a little strange because the doctors offices for these medical exams, while sanctioned/certified by the U.S., seems like they could charge whatever they wanted. 

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1 minute ago, Elif_and_Greg said:

According to USCIC website, the following vaccinations are required

 

  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
  • Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Hepatitis B
  • Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices

 

And according to the website of the medical examiner where my fiance has her medical appointment, they have stated that each shot ranges from 25 to 200 dollars! 

 

My fiance doesn't have any vaccination records that she knows of and it's too late to get her vaccinations from just a regular clinic cause her appointment is in a couple of weeks. 

 

I have to imagine she's had her polio shot. And she has another scar from another vaccination, but I can't remember which one it was. 

 

Anyway, I'm trying to prepare for the costs of these vaccinations and it's totally unclear what I'm looking at paying in total. Assume she had to even get all of them, any idea how much that costs? It's a little strange because the doctors offices for these medical exams, while sanctioned/certified by the U.S., seems like they could charge whatever they wanted. 

Mmr and tdap and possibly flu.   Easier if you get them while abroad 


YMMV

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1 minute ago, Elif_and_Greg said:

According to USCIC website, the following vaccinations are required

 

  • Mumps
  • Measles
  • Rubella
  • Polio
  • Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids
  • Pertussis
  • Haemophilus influenzae type B
  • Hepatitis B
  • Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices

 

And according to the website of the medical examiner where my fiance has her medical appointment, they have stated that each shot ranges from 25 to 200 dollars! 

 

My fiance doesn't have any vaccination records that she knows of and it's too late to get her vaccinations from just a regular clinic cause her appointment is in a couple of weeks. 

 

I have to imagine she's had her polio shot. And she has another scar from another vaccination, but I can't remember which one it was. 

 

Anyway, I'm trying to prepare for the costs of these vaccinations and it's totally unclear what I'm looking at paying in total. Assume she had to even get all of them, any idea how much that costs? It's a little strange because the doctors offices for these medical exams, while sanctioned/certified by the U.S., seems like they could charge whatever they wanted. 

Is fiancé over the age of 18?

 

If yes: the following are ONLY required. MMR, Td or Tdap, Varicella (waived if you have a history of chicken pox), Influenza (when in season).


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2 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Mmr and tdap and possibly flu.   Easier if you get them while abroad 

Yeah, that's good MMR and TDAP covers most diseases on this list. 

Just now, yuna628 said:

Is fiancé over the age of 18?

 

If yes: the following are ONLY required. MMR, Td or Tdap, Varicella (waived if you have a history of chicken pox), Influenza (when in season).

LOL Yes she is. And that's a relief, thank you. I was seriously getting ready to shell out like 600 dollars here just for vaccinations. 

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Just now, Elif_and_Greg said:

Yeah, that's good MMR and TDAP covers most diseases on this list. 

LOL Yes she is. And that's a relief, thank you. I was seriously getting ready to shell out like 600 dollars here just for vaccinations. 

Keep in mind that MMR is a two-shot dosage, which needs many weeks inbetween. If you have received the first shot, you get waived for the second. Any of these other vaccinations are optional for her age, though may be good to think about once in the US for any further protection if one likes being jabbed repeatedly. :thumbs:


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1 minute ago, yuna628 said:

Keep in mind that MMR is a two-shot dosage, which needs many weeks inbetween. If you have received the first shot, you get waived for the second. Any of these other vaccinations are optional for her age, though may be good to think about once in the US for any further protection if one likes being jabbed repeatedly. :thumbs:

So if she needs the first MMR at this appointment, will she be okay to get the second shot in the U.S.? Cause her interview with the consulate is about 5 days after her medical appointment. 

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1 minute ago, Elif_and_Greg said:

So if she needs the first MMR at this appointment, will she be okay to get the second shot in the U.S.? Cause her interview with the consulate is about 5 days after her medical appointment. 

Could do. My husband got his shots very early with his own doctor, so he received everything before his medical. Just make sure that the DS3025 issued to the fiancé at the end of the medical is filled out properly with marked as complete and proper waivers issued.


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1 minute ago, yuna628 said:

Could do. My husband got his shots very early with his own doctor, so he received everything before his medical. Just make sure that the DS3025 issued to the fiancé at the end of the medical is filled out properly with marked as complete and proper waivers issued.

Great, thank you. So at the end of her medical exam, she gets a DS3025 form, and we need to carefully fill this out for the consulate/interview. 

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50 minutes ago, Elif_and_Greg said:

Great, thank you. So at the end of her medical exam, she gets a DS3025 form, and we need to carefully fill this out for the consulate/interview. 

No no, the medical results are sent ahead to the embassy for them to review. The DS3025, you'll want to keep and take with to the US. You can send a copy in with your AOS application to prompt the officer to 'remember' that your fiancé-then-wife has completed her medical + vaccinations and won't need to repeat it. Keep in mind sometimes though you can get an RFE about that - just simply due to the fact the officer isn't aware of the rules, lost the medical paperwork records, or just couldn't be bothered. We never really know the real reason.


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2 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

No no, the medical results are sent ahead to the embassy for them to review. The DS3025, you'll want to keep and take with to the US. You can send a copy in with your AOS application to prompt the officer to 'remember' that your fiancé-then-wife has completed her medical + vaccinations and won't need to repeat it. Keep in mind sometimes though you can get an RFE about that - just simply due to the fact the officer isn't aware of the rules, lost the medical paperwork records, or just couldn't be bothered. We never really know the real reason.

Ah okay, thanks for the clarification. The medical results that are sent to the embassy, isn't the the envelope that my fiance is not supposed to open? And it's definitely the doctor's office that sends it to the embassy or can my fiance take it? I sure don't feel comfortable hoping the consulate gets medical records via mail when my fiance could just hand deliver it to them. 

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4 minutes ago, Elif_and_Greg said:

Ah okay, thanks for the clarification. The medical results that are sent to the embassy, isn't the the envelope that my fiance is not supposed to open? And it's definitely the doctor's office that sends it to the embassy or can my fiance take it? I sure don't feel comfortable hoping the consulate gets medical records via mail when my fiance could just hand deliver it to them. 

It's all about document chain of control,  that is why the vaccination records cannot be hand carried because it could be tampered with 


YMMV

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3 minutes ago, Elif_and_Greg said:

Ah okay, thanks for the clarification. The medical results that are sent to the embassy, isn't the the envelope that my fiance is not supposed to open? And it's definitely the doctor's office that sends it to the embassy or can my fiance take it? I sure don't feel comfortable hoping the consulate gets medical records via mail when my fiance could just hand deliver it to them. 

I don't know how it works for Turkey, it could be different. I can only speak to what happens to the UK (the medical office sends the results to the consulate). Perhaps someone with greater knowledge of this consulate could answer that.

 

In general if the visa is approved after the consulate interview, the Do Not Open envelope is received by the fiancé, and they will take that envelope on their flight with them to the USA, and hand that envelope to the officer at their POE. It will have their entire case file in it.


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Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

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2 minutes ago, payxibka said:

It's all about document chain of control,  that is why the vaccination records cannot be hand carried because it could be tampered with 

 

2 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

I don't know how it works for Turkey, it could be different. I can only speak to what happens to the UK (the medical office sends the results to the consulate). Perhaps someone with greater knowledge of this consulate could answer that.

 

In general if the visa is approved after the consulate interview, the Do Not Open envelope is received by the fiancé, and they will take that envelope on their flight with them to the USA, and hand that envelope to the officer at their POE. It will have their entire case file in it.

Okay, I guess I"m just a little paranoid. Her interview is only about 5 days after the medical exam. But at least I feel better about the shots for now. I'll look into more on what happens between the medical examiner's office and the consulate. 

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So far I've been trying really hard to learn the prices of these vaccinations. We call the medical examiner's office and they give really cryptic responses, saying they cannot say over the phone what the cost would be. Is this normal for a doctor's office that works with an embassy? Or are we running afoul of a weird Turkish clinic trying to get more money from us?

 

My fiance called the place asking how much for just MMR and TDAP and they just won't give her a straight answer. I've been sending my fiance as much money to help pay for these cause they say the price ranges from 25-200 dollars. So it's hard to know how much she needs to be prepared to pay and any normal clinic could give you a good estimate on a procedure or drug if say, you had no insurance at all. It's very frustrating. 

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On 10/7/2019 at 5:54 PM, Elif_and_Greg said:

 

 

My fiance doesn't have any vaccination records that she knows of and it's too late to get her vaccinations from just a regular clinic cause her appointment is in a couple of weeks. 

 

 

are you sure it is too late for your fiancee to go to a regular doctor and have the vaccinations done and a vaccination record created? a few weeks of time seems plenty enough for that, since those are fairly standard vaccinations that should be available quickly.

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