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Good day! Just want to ask if anyone here knows if the embassy will still issue a visa weeks before the medical expires? 


My friend's  medical will be expiring on March 11 and until now her passport is still at the embassy. She had her interview on January 21 and CEAC status still says "Ready" and no updates have been made since Feb 2. She and her husband have been contacting the embassy thru email and phone numbers but they don't get any response.

 

The interview went well, so what could be the possible reasons behind the delay? And will she still get a visa even if her medical is expiring soon? 

 

Thank you!!!

 

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Based on a recent policy change last year, they can extend the medical for 30 days.  After than, a new medical will be required.  I have seen cases when the consulate called the applicant if the expiration date was within a couple weeks.

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4 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

Based on a recent policy change last year, they can extend the medical for 30 days.  After than, a new medical will be required.  I have seen cases when the consulate called the applicant if the expiration date was within a couple weeks.

Oh I see, thank you for the reply! 

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Sounds like you will be fine.  If you have not received a 221g by now I don't think there is anything to worry about.  They have been pretty good about paying attention to expiring medicals.   Good Luck... 

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