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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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My spouse was just given her CR1 visa interview date for November 10th. The two medical clinics were booked to till December 20th. After the interview will they be holding the passport for the whole time until they get the medical results or will she need to give it when the medical is done? The medical exam says she much bring her passport. If she doesn't need to give the passport she was planning on traveling for a week in between the two appointments as she has a pre existing trip from earlier this year.

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I've never heard of a passport being kept at the medical exam.  However, the consulate might want to keep it after the interview while waiting for the medical results. She can request the passport back while the consulate is waiting...but it could delay the issuance of the visa. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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6 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

I've never heard of a passport being kept at the medical exam.  However, the consulate might want to keep it after the interview while waiting for the medical results. She can request the passport back while the consulate is waiting...but it could delay the issuance of the visa. 

I know they dont hold it after the medical but the medical is so booked that its a moth after the interview so will the embassy hold it till after I get the medical done and sent over to the embassy? The email from the medical said that they require the passport to do the medical also.

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10 hours ago, Adrian2D said:

I know they dont hold it after the medical but the medical is so booked that its a moth after the interview so will the embassy hold it till after I get the medical done and sent over to the embassy? The email from the medical said that they require the passport to do the medical also.

The Embassy will not hold the passport unless they are imminently going to issue the visa, i.e. in a matter of days. So, in your case with medical pending they won't keep the passport. However, at the medical I would think you can present any alternative form of government issued ID instead of passport.

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Discuss these concerns with the Consular Officer during the interview.

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