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Can I leave few days before my medical expires?

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Hi all, my visa just got issued today but my passport is still at the embassy. Now my question is, can I leave few days before my visa and medical expires? 

 

I underwent sputum that's why the validity of my medical is only for 3 months. Had my interview on January 22 and the visa just got issued today. My medical will be expiring on March 12 and since I don't have my passport yet, and there are few things I still needed to do, I don't think I'll be able to leave soon. Will there be a problem if I leave a week or maybe 4 days before my medical expires?

 

Thank you for the response!

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As long as you enter the US before your visa expires, you should be fine.

 

However, it's risky to travel so close to the visa expiration. Depending on where you are, flights may be cancelled on short notice. If your flight is delayed, you won't have much of a margin of safety. Also depending on your location, you may also have difficulty getting a COVID test result to harmonize with your flight. 

 

If your flight is delayed too long, you may also have to repeat the COVID test... and you can imagine how complicated it can get in case your flight is cancelled multiple times. Worst case scenario, if you test positive for COVID, even if asymptomatic, you won't be allowed to take the flight. Depending on your country's quarantine rules, it may be 14 days or more before you are allowed to travel again.

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In non-Covid times, my now wife came over about a week before her K1 visa expired.as @Adventine mentioned, you need to be careful cutting it to close especially in the time of Covid.  There is no requirement to travel immediately after getting your visa as there are times when people need to wrap up personal issues before they move around the world.

 

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6 hours ago, ***Abby*** said:

Hi all, my visa just got issued today but my passport is still at the embassy. Now my question is, can I leave few days before my visa and medical expires? 

 

I underwent sputum that's why the validity of my medical is only for 3 months. Had my interview on January 22 and the visa just got issued today. My medical will be expiring on March 12 and since I don't have my passport yet, and there are few things I still needed to do, I don't think I'll be able to leave soon. Will there be a problem if I leave a week or maybe 4 days before my medical expires?

 

Thank you for the response!

Don't worry about the date your medical expires, worry about the date your visa expires.  That date will be clearly printed on your visa.


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On 2/17/2021 at 8:57 AM, payxibka said:

Don't worry about the date your medical expires, worry about the date your visa expires.  That date will be clearly printed on your visa.

Doesn't the visa expire when the medical expires?  That is my understanding for my similar situation with a K-1 visa.

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10 minutes ago, J+J said:

Doesn't the visa expire when the medical expires?  That is my understanding for my similar situation with a K-1 visa.

They are the same date.  No reason to try and calculate the medical expiration,  let the consulate do it.


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