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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Poland
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Has anyone ever tried to complete the medical exam before their interview at the embassy was scheduled and, if so, did doing so result in any problems during the interview or during entry to the United States?

 

This question is in connection with a CR-1 application being processed via the Warsaw embassy. The medical exam was completed before the case even became documentarily qualified by the NVC and the interview has still not yet been scheduled to-date. That said, the interview should be scheduled during the six month window within which the medical exam is allegedly valid for entry to the United States. While the State Department website recommends scheduling the medical exam once the interview is scheduled, there does not seem to be anything strictly prohibiting one from doing so earlier; in any event, it would be helpful to know if anyone else has attempted this and whether doing so was successful or resulted in a problem.

 

As an aside, the embassy-approved doctor did not provide any sealed, hard-copy results; should they have or are the results somehow transmitted electronically between the doctor and the embassy?

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9 minutes ago, Tony_Chocolonely said:

should they have or are the results somehow transmitted electronically between the doctor and the embassy?

They are sent electronically to Consular Consolidated Database (CCD)

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When the interview is scheduled for spouse visa ,  you receive a document to take to the medical exam for the embassy interview

so, this one is on your own 

whether they send it to embassy or not,  they won't have that document saying immigration requested u to do this

 

you take the medical close to the time of the interview as it expires in 6 months and that is the date the visa would expire

 

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1 hour ago, Tony_Chocolonely said:

Has anyone ever tried to complete the medical exam before their interview at the embassy was scheduled and, if so, did doing so result in any problems during the interview or during entry to the United States?

 

This question is in connection with a CR-1 application being processed via the Warsaw embassy. The medical exam was completed before the case even became documentarily qualified by the NVC and the interview has still not yet been scheduled to-date. That said, the interview should be scheduled during the six month window within which the medical exam is allegedly valid for entry to the United States. While the State Department website recommends scheduling the medical exam once the interview is scheduled, there does not seem to be anything strictly prohibiting one from doing so earlier; in any event, it would be helpful to know if anyone else has attempted this and whether doing so was successful or resulted in a problem.

 

As an aside, the embassy-approved doctor did not provide any sealed, hard-copy results; should they have or are the results somehow transmitted electronically between the doctor and the embassy?

It isn’t recommended to do that, even if you “can.”   It’s possible you’ll need to do a repeat medical.

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Nothing prohibits you from completing your medical exam.

It is good for 6 months. The biggest issue to keep in mind is the backlog and current processing times

If your interview date is 5 months 2 weeks from the date of the medical, your visa will be stamped to expired on the 6 month mark also.

 

Most if not all interviews are scheduled about one month in advance and most of the medical results come out in about 2 weeks. so why the rush.

 

This falls into the category of not doing anything until you have your interview date

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Malta
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As the others have said, your medical is valid for 6 months, and your interview may or may not fall within that time. If not, you will need to do the medical all over again.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Most panel physicians require proof of scheduled interview before doing the medical anyway 


YMMV

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Poland
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On 7/9/2021 at 3:28 PM, HRQX said:

They are sent electronically to Consular Consolidated Database (CCD)

Thank you; the doctor's office confirmed as much for me today and that the results were already electronically submitted three days after the medical exam.

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On 7/9/2021 at 4:05 PM, davidvs said:

I think you may be very optimistic about the wait time for the interview.

We just received the email yesterday scheduling the interview for about three weeks from now.

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On 7/9/2021 at 4:43 PM, Jorgedig said:

It isn’t recommended to do that, even if you “can.”   It’s possible you’ll need to do a repeat medical.

The U.S. Visa and Appointment Service for Poland confirmed over the phone the results will be valid for six months from the date of the exam and the doctor's office provided a document today confirming the results were electronically submitted to the Department of State. We are trying to contact the embassy directly in writing too to confirm everything is satisfactory just to put a belt and suspenders on it before the interview date.

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On 7/10/2021 at 2:43 PM, payxibka said:

Most panel physicians require proof of scheduled interview before doing the medical anyway 

The doctor's office in Warsaw did not require proof of a scheduled interview before the medical exam.

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On 7/10/2021 at 3:12 PM, jan22 said:

And, this is a recipe for getting documents lost.  The Embassy has no case file to which the medical can be linked, neither an electronic or a physical file.

Do you have any insight into how their electronic system is set-up to receive medical results or retrieve them at the time of the interview? The doctor's office provided us with an "eMedical Information Sheet" which they told us is not necessary to provide at the embassy or during the interview but was given to us for our peace of mind that everything was submitted electronically. The print-out contains all the visa applicant demographic information, CEAC barcode, case number, and passport data. The sheet also has a barcode which I would assume can be used by the Embassy to scan and pull-up her results as needed but I do not know. Any insight you may have would be appreciated.

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