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Hi all,

 

My Portuguese husband's CR1 interview letter came on October 24, 2019 and scheduled his interview appointment in Paris, France for November 6, 2019 -- less than 10 business days before the interview. We were very grateful for such a soon interview, but this is a big time constraint for the medical. We immediately scheduled his medical exam, which he attended today October 28, 2019, but the medical doctor said there is no way to get the documentation processed/at the US embassy in Paris, France even when we stressed our time constraint. Further, the list of vaccination requirements she had was very different from what is listed online. In further looking online, even different US government websites list different requirements (see links below). The approved medical doctor even had a different list from these.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/vaccination-requirements

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview/interview-prepare/medical-examination-faqs.html

 

So my two questions are --

1. What happens if his medical documentation is not at the embassy in time for the interview, since they only gave us 9 business days for all of this? Do we go into AP and then what...? 

2. Why are all the vaccination lists different, and what are the actual requirements? 

 

Thank you. 


Marriage: 2018-12-28 [in Portugal]

I-130 Sent: 2019-02-24

I-130 NOA1: 2019-03-07

I-130 Approved: 2019-05-31

NVC Received: 2019-06-19 

Case/invoice number assigned: 2019-08-27

IV/AOS fees paid: 2019-08-28

NVC docs submitted: 2019-09-21 

DQ at NVC: 2019-10-08

Interview letter received: 2019-10-24

Interview date: 2019-11-06

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1 minute ago, Madison S. said:

Hi all,

 

My Portuguese husband's CR1 interview letter came on October 24, 2019 and scheduled his interview appointment in Paris, France for November 6, 2019 -- less than 10 business days before the interview. We were very grateful for such a soon interview, but this is a big time constraint for the medical. We immediately scheduled his medical exam, which he attended today October 28, 2019, but the medical doctor said there is no way to get the documentation processed/at the US embassy in Paris, France even when we stressed our time constraint. Further, the list of vaccination requirements she had was very different from what is listed online. In further looking online, even different US government websites list different requirements (see links below). The approved medical doctor even had a different list from these.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/news/questions-and-answers/vaccination-requirements

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process/interview/interview-prepare/medical-examination-faqs.html

 

So my two questions are --

1. What happens if his medical documentation is not at the embassy in time for the interview, since they only gave us 9 business days for all of this? Do we go into AP and then what...? 

2. Why are all the vaccination lists different, and what are the actual requirements? 

 

Thank you. 

1) Since the visa is not approvable without,  you will receive a 221g for the missing medical and be in AP until it arrives and they can proceed. 

 

2)  Let the panel physician decide what is needed.  Typically it is tdap,  mmr, varicella and flu (if in season).  Any of the vaccinations can be skipped if medical history or prior vaccination records indicate they already have had


YMMV

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1 minute ago, payxibka said:

1) Since the visa is not approvable without,  you will receive a 221g for the missing medical and be in AP until it arrives and they can proceed. 

 

2)  Let the panel physician decide what is needed.  Typically it is tdap,  mmr, varicella and flu (if in season).  Any of the vaccinations can be skipped if medical history or prior vaccination records indicate they already have had

Thank you so much for your timely reply, I really appreciate it! 

 

Regarding your answer to 1, do you mean that when they receive the missing medical they begin processing again? I know for many people 221g/AP is a black box of undefined waiting. 


Marriage: 2018-12-28 [in Portugal]

I-130 Sent: 2019-02-24

I-130 NOA1: 2019-03-07

I-130 Approved: 2019-05-31

NVC Received: 2019-06-19 

Case/invoice number assigned: 2019-08-27

IV/AOS fees paid: 2019-08-28

NVC docs submitted: 2019-09-21 

DQ at NVC: 2019-10-08

Interview letter received: 2019-10-24

Interview date: 2019-11-06

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Just now, Madison S. said:

Thank you so much for your timely reply, I really appreciate it! 

 

Regarding your answer to 1, do you mean that when they receive the missing medical they begin processing again? I know for many people 221g/AP is a black box of undefined waiting. 

A blank 221g maybe, but not typically a 221g requesting a missing requirement 


YMMV

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We had a similar situation at a similar consulate.  My now-husband's medical was completed only three days before his interview, so of course the CO did not have it by that time.  They kept his passport and as soon as the medical was received and reviewed by the consulate, the visa was issued.  

 

So technically, yes it was an AP situation, but in reality it lengthened the process by less than a week I believe.

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