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Hi. Last year (12 months ago) I had the complete medical done but my appointment was canceled due to Covid. I have a new appointment next month and need a new medical exam.

 

Does anyone know, and can point to the provision in the law or regulations, how long the previous xray is valid for? I believe I once read up to 2 or 3 years but can't find the info anymore. Please I don't need speculations or mere opinions but to hear from someone who actually knows the actual regulations. Thank you.

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8 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

Where did you read that the x-ray is valid for 2 or 3 years?  As a retired RN, it seems illogical to me that an x-ray would be valid that long.  I think you will need a new, complete medical exam.  Good luck.

If I knew where I read it I wouldn't be posting here. Medicals sent in the U.S. under adjustment of status are valid for 2 years so nothing illogical about something being valid for that long.

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Just now, WaitingInLine said:

If I knew where I read it I wouldn't be posting here. Medicals sent in the U.S. under adjustment of status are valid for 2 years so nothing illogical about something being valid for that long.

That is totally irrelevant to your case.  Good luck.  


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1 hour ago, WaitingInLine said:

Hi. Last year (12 months ago) I had the complete medical done but my appointment was canceled due to Covid. I have a new appointment next month and need a new medical exam.

 

Does anyone know, and can point to the provision in the law or regulations, how long the previous xray is valid for? I believe I once read up to 2 or 3 years but can't find the info anymore. Please I don't need speculations or mere opinions but to hear from someone who actually knows the actual regulations. Thank you.

I can't see you timeline, are you currently abroad?

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I'm not sure if you're trying to avoid the x-ray, or the whole exam, but it's neither are valid for more than six months.

 

See: https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/about/medical-exam-faqs.html#eighteen - and pages 9-10 of the referenced guide

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/pdf/TB-panel-tech-instructions-h.pdf

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48 minutes ago, WaitingInLine said:

If I knew where I read it I wouldn't be posting here. Medicals sent in the U.S. under adjustment of status are valid for 2 years so nothing illogical about something being valid for that long.

However,  you are not applying for AOS.    Medicals for visas are valid for 6 months.


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44 minutes ago, WaitingInLine said:

Yes, irrelevant but not completely and as you can see not so illogical anymore either. Thanks for the good luck wishes; same to you.

Very illogical since medical exams for visas are valid for only 6 months and a lot of changes can take place in a person's lungs over a period of months.


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6 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

Very illogical since medical exams for visas are valid for only 6 months and a lot of changes can take place in a person's lungs over a period of months.

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12 minutes ago, Lucky Cat said:

Very illogical since medical exams for visas are valid for only 6 months and a lot of changes can take place in a person's lungs over a period of months.

Wrong again, medical exams inside the U.S. are valid for a year and changes to the lungs can happen overnight not only within 6 months.

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34 minutes ago, Lemonslice said:

I'm not sure if you're trying to avoid the x-ray, or the whole exam, but it's neither are valid for more than six months.

 

See: https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/about/medical-exam-faqs.html#eighteen - and pages 9-10 of the referenced guide

https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/pdf/TB-panel-tech-instructions-h.pdf

Just the xray. Thanks for those links!

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Since you need a new medical it's probably going to be up to the doctor to decide about an x-ray.  If I were the doctor I'd want a new X-ray.


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