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Visa Medical Review (Dr. Penava in Windsor)

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Well, Kristy and her daughter had their medical today at 8:15a.

We got to the office at a little before 8:00a, but we were still finishing our Tim Hortons breakfast (X-Large Double Cream, X-Large Double Double, Chocolate milk, two toasted cinnamon raisin bagels, and a chocolate chip muffin) and watch a couple of other people go in the building. Side note: The building does not say Dr. Seiden and Associates or anything to that effect, look for the address, not the name. The names on the building are McGaffey Pharmacy, I believe, and Visage Medical Center. Dr. Penava's office is straight ahead when walking through the side doors where the parking is. There is a sign about US immigration, you take a number, and a consent form to sign if you are over 15, basically saying any malpractice lawsuits, or anything of that nature, are in the Jurisdiction of Ontario. That same sign also states that ONE passport photo is needed, however, we had confirmed when we made the appointment that the K1 would need three, and the K2 would need only one.

They got number 9, which is good because a family of four came in just after us. I'm not sure if they only schedule immigration medicals on Tuesdays, or something, because there were a lot more there then I thought there would be. I think they got up to number 14. Kristy and her daughter got called in at about 9:30a. They came back out at about 10:00a and then we had to wait down the hall for the lab work to be done. The 6 y/o K2 needed a Hep B vaccination as well, at a cost of CDN$45 and we had to scrounge for change, as we didn't have much Canadian cash on us after paying for the medicals. The lab work we waited and were out at about 10:30.

Now, we had to go down to Oulette for the X-Ray. Again, on the outside of the building, it did not have CLH X-Ray, or whatever it was called, on the outside of the building, but there was a decent map printed on the manila envelope that Kristy got her stuff back in. No metered parking in front of the building, so we had to pay $2 for parking in that building's lot, for the first hour. Luckily, I had eight more quarters in my car's console. This was very quick, but, they only needed one more photo, so the three photos required turned into to only needing two. In and out in about 20 minutes, which brings this part of the journey to about 11:30.

So, all in all, it took nearly 4 hours. I thought things would have been quicker than that. Everyone was pleasant, except for one of the nurses. The story of that was that we didn't want to drive back just to pick up the results. She said it would be something like $40 to FedEx them to her, and the nurse was upset that she had to copy down her address before she realized that she should ask if her brother (who lives in Windsor) could pick them up. That was fine she said, and could he pick them up Friday. "No, CALL after 1:30 on Thursday," she repeated a couple of times before Kristy could spit anything else out.

Anyway, that's the story second hand.


Adjustment of Status / EAD / AP
Day 000: 2007-12-27 Mailed Application
Day 002: 2007-12-29 Received at Chicago Lockbox
Day 003: 2007-12-30 "Received Date"
Day 007: 2008-01-03 All 5 NOAs (K1 + K2 AOS, K1 EAD, K1 + K2 AP)
Day 008: 2008-01-04 K-2 AOS Touched
Day 011: 2008-01-07 $1610 Check cleared
Day 011: 2008-01-07 All 5 physical NOAs received
Day 012: 2008-01-08 K-1 files Touched, but not K-2
Day 014: 2008-01-10 K-2 AP Touched
Day 016: 2008-01-12 Biometrics Appt. Letter Received
Day 029: 2008-01-25 Biometrics Appt.
Day 043: 2008-02-08 K-2 Notice of interview received
Day 044: 2008-02-09 K-1 Notice of interview received
Day 056: 2008-02-21 APs approved and EAD card production ordered
Day 126: 2008-05-01 Interviews
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K1/K2 Application
Day 000: 2007-03-16 Sent out I-129F Package
Day 012: 2007-03-28 NOA1
Day 082: 2007-06-06 NOA2
Day 103: 2007-06-27 NVC Received
Day 105: 2007-06-29 NVC Forwarded to Montreal
Day 117: 2007-07-11 Montreal Sends Packet 3
Day 125: 2007-07-19 Receive Packet 3
Day 129: 2007-07-23 Send Checklist and Forms Back
Day 131: 2007-07-25 Montreal Receives Packet 3
Day 137: 2007-07-31 Medical
Day 169: 2007-09-01 "Wedding" (aka the $10K party)
Day 192: 2007-09-24 Receive "Packet 4" (Interview letter)
Day 238: 2007-11-09 Interview in Montreal
Day 245: 2007-11-16 Visas Received
Day 248: 2007-11-19 Moved to USA
Day 249: 2007-11-20 Legal wedding


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I could have helped with the location of the Doctor but looks like you found it just the same :)

Thanks for the review as I will be going there eventually for my medical. It helps that the doctor is my brother's family doctor. It sucks though that for the xray it has to be done on Ouellette because of the 'parking issues' and the distance between the two places. Looks like a half day off of work will be needed.

Glad all went well!


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August-07-08 - CR-1 Visa activated

July-17-10 - Approval notice in mail, Conditions removed

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Glad that the medical ordeal is over and you can move onto the next phase.

Good luck and best wishes.


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

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