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About mbassett

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  1. mbassett

    sputum test

    Daily treatments at SLEC is the quickest way to ensure success if needed I have heard of people doing a 12 month program elsewhere and then doing the medical again We were lucky and did not require treatment after the sputum culture but had decided to go the daily route via SLEC as a worse case this has a good explanation of the treatment posted , hopefully you will not need it also I do not believe there is a additional cost for the treatment http://www.lovevisalife.com/2017/10/slec-new-fees-tb-skin-test-procedure/
  2. mbassett

    sputum test

    Excellent point, that is why we where diligent about getting the follow on once stateside TB can and is a very serious disease, her health should be the most important thing at this point
  3. mbassett

    sputum test

    My now wife had to go through this as well There is no way around this process your fiance will need to be prepared to go to SLEC for 3 consecutive days for samples then its a waiting game for the 8 weeks during this time no news is good news as a early call could be a indication of a bad result We spent the 8 weeks preparing for best and worse case scenarios worse case is the 6 month daily treatments at SLEC, so might want to ensure she is able to commute to SLEC on a daily basis best case is you move forward with a 8 week delay also as a side note, after her POE she had to go to the health department and do a follow up 4 month treatment program after doing the sputum and passing she was classified as having latent TB so it is in your best interests to ensure you do the follow up treatment upon her arrival good luck and best wishes
  4. The i-693 must be filled out by a civil surgeon if done in the States as mentioned above, it best to get all the vaccinations done with your medical exam prior to arriving here is a link to find one https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor
  5. I can share our experience with the Sputum culture My wife had to go through the 2 month culture, at the end of the culture she was told she would either be positive or negative Positive means she would be required to complete the 6 month TB treatment before obtaining her visa Negative meant no active growth of TB during the culture and she can proceed with her interview and obtain her visa Thank god she was negative, Once stateside we had further blood tests done at the Local Health Department to check for TB She was deemed to require 4 months of treatment for Latent TB after arriving here in the states So hope you get a negative and do not have to wait for 6 months of treatment prior to getting your visa Regardless if it is Latent you will need and want to complete the TB treatment, but that can be done here
  6. Green Card received 02/21 finally 🙂 good luck everyone
  7. You are required to put in a change of address see this to guide you https://www.uscis.gov/addresschange
  8. I am assuming you are waiting for AOS interview? your timeline is not filled out so not exactly sure you can go here to find your local field office https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/field-offices
  9. I would say it was pretty equal Good luck
  10. We spent a lot of time reading through reviews and watching videos of the AOS interview prior to organizing our documents We also saw a civil surgeon prior to filing the i-485 so we did include a sealed -693 in our package We brought along the following documentations copies of all I-797c we have had Original and copies of birth certificates Original and copies of marriage license and marriage certificate Full immunization records for both my wife and her daughter Copy of rental agreement Our 2017 and 2018 Joint tax returns Copies of our health insurance showing all parties insured Copies of my life insurance with her as primary beneficiary A new employment letter from my employer Last 3 months earnings statements last 4 month joint bank account statements Our travel receipts and boarding passes for vacations taken together after her arrival Original and copies of prior divorce decree's etc.. Around 60 pictures showing us together through the time she has been her, We made sure to include photos with my family and our vacation photos We took the time to compile all the data in an order we felt would match the interview process We then placed the documents in clear sheet protectors in a 3 ring binder and labeled each page This made it extremely easy for us to hand over documentation as requested and made it really easy for the interviewer to see what else he may want to request He also asked to retain a few pictures for the records so we just went through together and he chose a few The interviewer was very professional and made us feel very comfortable The questions where basic and straight forward How and when did you meet? when and where did you meet in person? He asked me if I had been married before How many times? How did the marriages end? Where do I work? What do I do? Have you taken any vacations together and where to? and the usual yes/no questions off the i-485 I am sure I missed a few questions but that was pretty much it, we just followed the advice others have given and tried to organize our information in a way that made logical sense so we would not be struggling to find anything that was asked BTW- We were told the I-693 was not required since she was on a K1 but it never hurts to include it good luck, I am sure you will do great
  11. AOS interview completed in Philadelphia We were very well prepared thanks to all here on VJ We were complimented and told we are the best prepared he has seen :-) Interview was a breeze and now our online status is changed to card being produced good luck all in your journey and thanks for everything
  12. Interview Feb 12 in Philadelphia looks like it's time to make sure we have everything together
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