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(lets imagine, for a second, there is no pandemic)

 

Can you get your medical at any point? Where do the results go? Do you get sent them before your interview? or do they sit 'in the cloud' waiting to be sent to the embassy for interview?


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March 3, 2020Sent I-129f to Dallas Lockbox via USPS.

March 5, 2020USCIS received I-129f application.

March 10, 2020 - Received receipt text from USCIS for NOA1.

October 8, 2020 - Case Tracker notification for RFE.

October 13, 2020 - RFE received through mail - Response sent same day.

October 19, 2020 - App Message from USCIS saying RFE response received.

November 25, 2020 - Case Tracker App Message for NOA2  approval.

December 5, 2020 - Received hard copy NOA2 through mail. Signed up to NVC Email list.

December 15, 2020 - NVC receive documents.

January 8, 2021 - Call to NVC - New Case Number assigned. Filled out DS-160.

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5 minutes ago, LoveJonLovell said:

(lets imagine, for a second, there is no pandemic)

 

Can you get your medical at any point? Where do the results go? Do you get sent them before your interview? or do they sit 'in the cloud' waiting to be sent to the embassy for interview?

Q1 Medical completion sets the visa validity clock ticking. So get it done too early and your visa has a much shorter validity. It's recommended to do it in a window of about 30 days before the interview date.

Q2 The results are sent to the embassy

Q3 No, typically they are sent to the embassy

Q4 There is no cloud for medical. Just an exam table and needles :rofl:


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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***Moved to UK regional discussion area since the answers to the OP's questions vary for individual consulates****


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I can only speak for the data protection information I had to sign, and can confirm that they do sit in the cloud now as the London medical centre sends over the data digitally now. 

Oddly enough, the physical data can also be stored in Australia. (Again, part of the data protection agreement I had to sign). 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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10 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Q1 Medical completion sets the visa validity clock ticking. So get it done too early and your visa has a much shorter validity. It's recommended to do it in a window of about 30 days before the interview date.

Q2 The results are sent to the embassy

Q3 No, typically they are sent to the embassy

Q4 There is no cloud for medical. Just an exam table and needles :rofl:

Thank you! Just to clarify, the results are sent to the embassy, even if the embassy don't know that you're coming yet?

The only reason I'm asking is we may have to expedite due to medical reasons (my American Fiancée's, not mine) and I just want to be as organised as possible.

 

The answer to Q4 made me LOL!!!


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K1 Visa

March 3, 2020Sent I-129f to Dallas Lockbox via USPS.

March 5, 2020USCIS received I-129f application.

March 10, 2020 - Received receipt text from USCIS for NOA1.

October 8, 2020 - Case Tracker notification for RFE.

October 13, 2020 - RFE received through mail - Response sent same day.

October 19, 2020 - App Message from USCIS saying RFE response received.

November 25, 2020 - Case Tracker App Message for NOA2  approval.

December 5, 2020 - Received hard copy NOA2 through mail. Signed up to NVC Email list.

December 15, 2020 - NVC receive documents.

January 8, 2021 - Call to NVC - New Case Number assigned. Filled out DS-160.

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10 minutes ago, Melc said:

I can only speak for the data protection information I had to sign, and can confirm that they do sit in the cloud now as the London medical centre sends over the data digitally now. 

Oddly enough, the physical data can also be stored in Australia. (Again, part of the data protection agreement I had to sign). 

That's new information to me. Thanks for sharing. 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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12 minutes ago, Melc said:

I can only speak for the data protection information I had to sign, and can confirm that they do sit in the cloud now as the London medical centre sends over the data digitally now. 

Oddly enough, the physical data can also be stored in Australia. (Again, part of the data protection agreement I had to sign). 

Okay! thank you - so it sounds as though the data will 'sit' and wait until it's requested from the embassy.


😁😁 LDR Themed Videos - https://Youtube.com/lovejonlovell 😁😁

 

K1 Visa

March 3, 2020Sent I-129f to Dallas Lockbox via USPS.

March 5, 2020USCIS received I-129f application.

March 10, 2020 - Received receipt text from USCIS for NOA1.

October 8, 2020 - Case Tracker notification for RFE.

October 13, 2020 - RFE received through mail - Response sent same day.

October 19, 2020 - App Message from USCIS saying RFE response received.

November 25, 2020 - Case Tracker App Message for NOA2  approval.

December 5, 2020 - Received hard copy NOA2 through mail. Signed up to NVC Email list.

December 15, 2020 - NVC receive documents.

January 8, 2021 - Call to NVC - New Case Number assigned. Filled out DS-160.

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1 minute ago, LoveJonLovell said:

Thank you! Just to clarify, the results are sent to the embassy, even if the embassy don't know that you're coming yet?

The only reason I'm asking is we may have to expedite due to medical reasons (my American Fiancée's, not mine) and I just want to be as organised as possible.

 

The answer to Q4 made me LOL!!!

According to @Melc they are in the embassy system - digitalized. Be careful not to get too far ahead of yourself so that this doesn't cause delays. Medical results are usually complete by the next day of the exam.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Just now, Greenbaum said:

According to @Melc they are in the embassy system - digitalized. Be careful not to get too far ahead of yourself so that this doesn't cause delays. Medical results are usually complete by the next day of the exam.

Exactly... We're treading a fine line of being organised, but also, too far ahead of ourselves. We're trying to plan timings so it all goes smoothly.


😁😁 LDR Themed Videos - https://Youtube.com/lovejonlovell 😁😁

 

K1 Visa

March 3, 2020Sent I-129f to Dallas Lockbox via USPS.

March 5, 2020USCIS received I-129f application.

March 10, 2020 - Received receipt text from USCIS for NOA1.

October 8, 2020 - Case Tracker notification for RFE.

October 13, 2020 - RFE received through mail - Response sent same day.

October 19, 2020 - App Message from USCIS saying RFE response received.

November 25, 2020 - Case Tracker App Message for NOA2  approval.

December 5, 2020 - Received hard copy NOA2 through mail. Signed up to NVC Email list.

December 15, 2020 - NVC receive documents.

January 8, 2021 - Call to NVC - New Case Number assigned. Filled out DS-160.

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Just now, LoveJonLovell said:

Exactly... We're treading a fine line of being organised, but also, too far ahead of ourselves. We're trying to plan timings so it all goes smoothly.

My experience with every step in each process from I-129f, Petition for Alien Fiancé(e) submittal to naturalization is that you will be much more relax if you let the process work as designed. You can't game the system. Everything you do will be done in a timely manner and won't speed up the process or slow it down if done properly. Good luck and stay engaged. 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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One of the doctors that saw me last month mentioned the digitised system was great because "reports could now be confirmed and signed off quickly, rather than having them pile up in case someone wasn't in one day." 

She mentioned that could often push things over the weekend and cause further delays. 

 

I know they sent my blood over to be tested in the lab, and that could take a few days. So it sounds like this allows them to then quickly sign off once the results come back. I had 10+ days between my medical and interview, though, so I wouldn't know that that means for the true speed now. 

 

Best of luck with your expedite request!

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2 hours ago, LoveJonLovell said:

(lets imagine, for a second, there is no pandemic)

 

Can you get your medical at any point? Where do the results go? Do you get sent them before your interview? or do they sit 'in the cloud' waiting to be sent to the embassy for interview?


The clinic in London will not allow you to make an appointment until you have a State Department case number which is assigned at the NVC stage. Things you can do right now to be prepared for the medical appointment:

  1. Order your police certificate so you have it for the medical exam.
  2. Find out what jabs you need and get them done at your GP. Then get a print out of your immunisation record. Most often  needed is the tetanus/diphtheria because it has to be within the last 10 years.
  3. Get your NHS health care summary from your GP surgery. Some can access theirs online. Others have been delayed weeks waiting on their surgery to provide it. 
  4. Get a brief report from your GP/specialist for any more serious conditions you have had or currently have—-cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, etc. The clinic wants to know when, what treatment, okay now or ongoing and under control. It’s not your full medical records, but rather your GP telling briefly the nature and treatment of any conditions or major surgeries.

 

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2 hours ago, Wuozopo said:


The clinic in London will not allow you to make an appointment until you have a State Department case number which is assigned at the NVC stage. Things you can do right now to be prepared for the medical appointment:

  1. Order your police certificate so you have it for the medical exam.
  2. Find out what jabs you need and get them done at your GP. Then get a print out of your immunisation record. Most often  needed is the tetanus/diphtheria because it has to be within the last 10 years.
  3. Get your NHS health care summary from your GP surgery. Some can access theirs online. Others have been delayed weeks waiting on their surgery to provide it. 
  4. Get a brief report from your GP/specialist for any more serious conditions you have had or currently have—-cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, etc. The clinic wants to know when, what treatment, okay now or ongoing and under control. It’s not your full medical records, but rather your GP telling briefly the nature and treatment of any conditions or major surgeries.

 

Thanks for all these! That's kinda what I was looking for with regards to booking an appointment!

 

as for everything else, I have all that ready to go. I went to the Maldives a few years ago, so have had Tetanus & Diphtheria, fortunately. Thanks for the extra info!


😁😁 LDR Themed Videos - https://Youtube.com/lovejonlovell 😁😁

 

K1 Visa

March 3, 2020Sent I-129f to Dallas Lockbox via USPS.

March 5, 2020USCIS received I-129f application.

March 10, 2020 - Received receipt text from USCIS for NOA1.

October 8, 2020 - Case Tracker notification for RFE.

October 13, 2020 - RFE received through mail - Response sent same day.

October 19, 2020 - App Message from USCIS saying RFE response received.

November 25, 2020 - Case Tracker App Message for NOA2  approval.

December 5, 2020 - Received hard copy NOA2 through mail. Signed up to NVC Email list.

December 15, 2020 - NVC receive documents.

January 8, 2021 - Call to NVC - New Case Number assigned. Filled out DS-160.

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On 7/14/2020 at 1:04 PM, LoveJonLovell said:

Exactly... We're treading a fine line of being organised, but also, too far ahead of ourselves. We're trying to plan timings so it all goes smoothly.

I wouldn’t worry too much. Wait until you hear back about your expedite request first and if it’s approved, arrange a date for your medical once your case leaves NVC

My case left NVC on Thursday so I called yesterday to book my appointment. Because they’re not booking a lot they had a ton of dates open, including as early as July 24th. I chose 31st July so my case will definitely be here by then. If it’s any help with your planning, they told me they conduct appointments on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


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  • February 16 2020: Expedite Request Sent - Financial Hardship
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  • March 7 2020: IV & AOS Fees Paid (Showed as PAID after 4 days)
  • March 13 2020: IV & AOS Docs Submitted
  • March 30 2020: Expedite Request Approved - Conditional (once Embassies resume normal services - COVID19)
  • May 04 2020: Documentarily Qualified
  • July 16 2020: Expedite Request Approved - Unconditional!! 
  • July 31 2020: Medical Done
  • August 6 2020: Interview - APPROVED!
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