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  1. Finding an Authorized Civil Surgeon or Panel Physician When you apply for a green card (adjustment of status) in the United States, you usually need to have a medical examination. The exam must be done by a doctor who is authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). USCIS designates certain doctors (also known as civil surgeons) to perform the medical exam required for most Green Card applicants. Military physicians are authorized to perform immigration medical exams at a military treatment facility within the United States for U.S. veterans, members of the U.S. military and designated dependents. Immigration medical examinations performed outside the United States and its territories must be done by a panel physician. Panel physicians are different from civil surgeons. Panel physicians are designated by the Department of State and provide immigration medical examinations required as part of visa processing at a U.S. Embassy or consulate abroad. Click here to find USCIS Civil Surgeons in the US Click here to find Depart of State Panel Physicians overseas
  2. Introduction These Questions and Answers provide basic information about the general vaccination requirements for immigrants (including individuals seeking adjustment of status), and specifically about the assessment made by the civil surgeon to determine whether an applicant meets the vaccination requirements. These Questions and Answers do not address the vaccination assessments conducted by panel physicians overseas. For refugees only, health departments may be considered a civil surgeon for purposes of completing the vaccination record. Related Forms --o USCIS Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record Background Under the immigration laws of the United States, a foreign national who applies for an immigrant visa abroad, or who seeks to adjust status to a permanent resident while in the United States, is required to receive vaccinations to prevent the following diseases: --o Mumps --o Measles --o Rubella --o Polio --o Tetanus and Diphtheria Toxoids --o Pertussis --o Haemophilus influenzae type B --o Hepatitis B --o Any other vaccine-preventable diseases recommended by the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices The Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP) is an advisory committee to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that recommends immunizations for the general U.S. population. Starting Dec.14, 2009, when the ACIP recommends new vaccines for the general U.S. population, CDC will assess whether these vaccines should be required for immigration purposes on a regular and on an as-needed basis according to specific criteria set by CDC. CDC is responsible for publishing the Technical Instructions for the Medical Examination of Aliens in the United States. These documents set the requirements for the immigrant medical examination and are binding on civil surgeons. The Technical Instructions include a vaccination component, specifying how the civil surgeon has to conduct the vaccination assessment. The civil surgeon records the results of the medical examination, including the results of the vaccination assessment, on USCIS Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record. If a foreign national applies for an immigrant visa abroad, that individual has to receive the medical examination by a panel physician designated by the U.S. Department of State (DOS). CDC issues separate instructions to panel physicians designated by DOS to conduct medical examinations abroad. For more information about panel physicians, please consult DOS' website at https://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3739.html. Questions and Answers Q. Where can I find information about vaccinations in general? A. CDC publishes information about vaccinations in general and information about the vaccine requirements for immigration purposes at https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/. Q. Why do immigrants and adjustment of status applicants have to show proof they have received certain vaccinations? A. In 1996, Congress provided in legislation that every immigrant entering the United States, or every individual seeking adjustment of status to that of a legal permanent resident, show proof that he or she was vaccinated against vaccine-preventable diseases. The text for this requirement is in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), section 212(a)(1)(A)(ii). Q. How does the CDC decide which vaccines are required for immigration purposes? A. Some of the vaccines that are required are specifically listed in the INA. In addition to these, the statute also requires that an individual receive any other vaccinations recommended by the ACIP. CDC uses the following criteria in determining which of these recommended vaccines should be required for immigration purposes: --o The vaccine must be an age-appropriate vaccine as recommended by the ACIP for the general U.S. population, and --o At least one of the following: --o The vaccine must protect against a disease that has the potential to cause an outbreak; or --o The vaccine must protect against a disease eliminated in the United States, or is in the process of being eliminated in the United States. Q. I am seeking immigrant status in the United States but had a medical examination abroad by a panel physician; I also received some vaccines. Do I have to repeat the medical examination and get the vaccines again? A. Please read the instructions to Form I-693 to determine if you must repeat the medical examination, including the vaccination assessment, based on your current status in the United States. Q. How do I know which vaccines are required for immigration purposes? A. A civil surgeon is required to follow the Technical Instructions for the Examination of Aliens in the United States, including the 2009 Technical Instructions to Civil Surgeons for Vaccinations, and any updates published online. CDC publishes the vaccination requirements and medical examination instructions (including a detailed table listing all required vaccines) at cdc.gov Q. Do I have to receive all the required vaccines, even though I have been vaccinated before? A. No. The civil surgeon will review your vaccination records at the time of your medical examination to see whether you have proof of earlier vaccinations against vaccine-preventable diseases that are appropriate for your age category. It is important that you take any written vaccination documentation you may have to the civil surgeon when you have your immigration medical examination. If you lack any vaccinations required for your age category, the civil surgeon will administer the vaccines as needed. In the alternative, you can also choose to obtain the required vaccines from your private healthcare provider. However, because only a civil surgeon is authorized to complete the vaccination assessment on the Form I-693, you must return to the civil surgeon with the proof that you have received the missing vaccines. In addition, some individuals are immune to vaccine-preventable diseases, and they know of the immunity because their private healthcare provider has tested them. If you have any written evidence of immunity, you should take this documentation to your civil surgeon. This will enable the civil surgeon to determine which vaccines you need to receive. Q. Do I have to receive all the vaccines on CDC's vaccination list for the immigrant population, or only the ones that are age appropriate? A. You are required to document receipt of vaccines that are age appropriate for you. The civil surgeon will annotate Form I-693 to indicate that you were not required to receive a particular vaccine because it was not age appropriate at the time of the medical examination. Q. Do I have to receive all the vaccines that are on CDC's list and that are age appropriate, although I may have a medical condition that prevents me from receiving the required vaccines? A. If you have a medical condition that prevents you from receiving a vaccine that is appropriate for your age, the civil surgeon will annotate the Form I-693 accordingly and mark the vaccine as contraindicated. A contraindication is a condition that prevents you from receiving a particular vaccine. CDC lists in its Technical Instructions what is considered a contraindication. It is up to the civil surgeon to determine whether you have such a condition that prevents you from receiving a particular vaccine at the time of the immigration medical examination. Q. Certain vaccine series can only be completed with multiple visits to the civil surgeon. Am I required to complete the entire series before the civil surgeon can sign the Form I-693? A. You are only required to receive a single dose of each vaccine when you visit the civil surgeon. You are encouraged to follow up with your private health care provider to complete the series. Once you have received the single dose appropriate at the time, the civil surgeon can sign and certify the Form I-693. Q. I am pregnant and do not wish to receive any vaccinations. Do I still have to get them to be able to obtain permanent resident status in the United States? A. If you are pregnant, the CDC's Technical Instructions direct the civil surgeon how to evaluate the vaccines you are able to receive during pregnancy. If the civil surgeon cannot safely administer a required vaccine, he/she will annotate the Form I-693 by marking the vaccine as contraindicated. See link to the right for information on pregnancy and vaccinations in general. Q. Can the civil surgeon safely administer all vaccines that are required all at once? A. The civil surgeon will let you know if you can receive all the vaccines at once, or if there is a concern based on your particular medical condition that will not allow you to receive all required vaccines at once. Q. When does the flu season start for purposes of the seasonal flu vaccine requirement? Since the seasonal flu vaccine is required, do I have to get the seasonal flu vaccine if it is not the flu season? A. For purposes of the immigration medical examination, the flu season starts on October 1 and ends on March 31 each year. If your immigration medical examination is during this period, you are required to have the seasonal flu vaccine. If you have an immigration medical examination completed between April 1 and September 30, when it is not the flu season for immigration purposes, you are not required to document that you have received the seasonal flu vaccine. Q. I heard that the vaccine against herpes zoster (zoster) and the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) are required vaccines. Is this true? A. From Aug. 1, 2008, until Dec. 13, 2009, the zoster and the HPV were required vaccines for immigration purposes. However, the zoster vaccine was not available from Aug. 1, 2008, through Dec. 13, 2009, and USCIS posted a message on the Web to inform civil surgeons they could annotate the vaccination record with "not available" if they were not able to obtain the vaccine. In 2009, CDC changed the vaccination requirements based on ACIP's recommendations. As of Dec. 14, 2009, the zoster and the HPV vaccine were no longer required. Q. I had my immigration medical examination before Dec. 14, 2009, before the zoster and HPV vaccines were eliminated. I was required to have one of them, but did not receive it. My Form I-693 says that I refused to have the HPV or zoster vaccine. Will my I-693 be returned or my application denied? A. On Dec. 14, 2009, vaccines against herpes zoster (zoster) and HPV are no longer required. It is irrelevant that you did not receive either the zoster or the HPV because beginning on Dec. 14, 2009; you are no longer inadmissible solely because you did not have the vaccine. USCIS will not return your Form I-693, nor will it deny your application because you did not receive the vaccine. Q. Who pays for the vaccinations? A. The applicant is responsible for paying the appropriate fee for all vaccinations directly to the civil surgeon, as agreed upon with the civil surgeon. You should ask about the price of the vaccinations before the medical examination or the administration of the vaccinations. Q. Can I be forced to be vaccinated for immigration purposes? A. If you refuse to receive the vaccines required for immigration purposes, as mandated by the immigration laws of the United States, your application for legal permanent resident status may be denied. Q. What will happen if I refuse to receive one or all of the required vaccines? A. Tell the civil surgeon if you do not wish to receive the required vaccines or a particular vaccine. You should also tell the civil surgeon the reason you do not wish to receive the vaccine(s). In this case, a waiver may be available to you, but only under the following circumstances: --o You are opposed to vaccinations in any form– that is, you cannot obtain a waiver based on an objection only as to one vaccination --o Your objection must be based on religious beliefs or moral convictions; and --o The religious or moral beliefs must be sincere. The form used to apply for a waiver depends on the adjustment category under which you are seeking legal permanent residence status. For example, refugees and asylees seeking adjustment of status should file Form I-602, Application by Refugee for Waiver of Grounds of Excludability. Individuals seeking adjustment of status as a result of an approved Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, or Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker, would file Form I-601, Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility. Q. My civil surgeon says that a vaccine is currently not available. What should I do? A. Ask the civil surgeon whether another health care provider may have the vaccine. If another physician or department or pharmacy carries the vaccine and can administer the vaccine, you should get the vaccine and request documentation that you have received the vaccine. Bring the written record back to the civil surgeon so that s/he can complete the Form I-693. HHS/CDC monitors which vaccines are not available in the United States, or which vaccines may experience a shortage. If CDC determines there is a nation-wide shortage of a vaccine, it will recommend to USCIS to post a message on www.uscis.gov to explain to applicants and civil surgeons whether the vaccine is required and under what circumstances. The information is available on USCIS’ Form I-693 page, the Immigration Medical Examination page, or the Designated Civil Surgeon page. Q. Will USCIS accept a Form I-693 if the vaccination chart is incomplete? A. No. The vaccination chart should have at least one entry in each row for each vaccine. If the vaccination chart is not properly completed at the time of the medical examination, USCIS may return the Form I-693 to you with instructions on how to correct it. If you refuse a vaccine because of religious or moral reasons, the civil surgeon will mark this on the Form I-693. In this case, you will have to apply for a waiver. Q: Where can I find more information about the vaccination requirements for immigration purposes and how these requirements affect the completion of Form I-693? A. CDC publishes the Technical Instructions including the vaccination component cdc.gov For more information about the civil surgeon program, the completion of Form I-693, or the adjustment of status application, please visit www.uscis.gov, or call USCIS’ National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 (TTY 1-800-767-1833).
  3. Hi everyone! i just have a quick question, my wife is scheduled for her AOS interview next month and i wanted to ask if she would need another medical exam from a civil surgeon. we filed or I-485 after one year of her medical so i assume she would need another medical since it was over a year already. just wanted to confirm if anyone here had the same experience and did take another medical exam. her medical exam was dated October 2017 and we didn’t file for AOS until February 2019. Thanks in advance!
  4. Hello, how looks procedure for medical examination if I'm pregnant and is there any possibility that can affect my case somehow. I found out that I have to take tetanus diphteria and what are consequences if that is forbidden for my situation? My medical exam will be soon so I'm worried.
  5. I am curious to find out during what hours did your medical examinations take place. Were they early in the morning or later in the afternoon? Thank you in advance
  6. A general tip for people AOSing. Check the processing times for your field office before getting the medical exam (I693) done. NYC is at 12-19 months for family-based AOS and 9-21.5 months for employment-based. I've had several clients get an RFE and have to pay for another exam because their first expired. The rule is that the exam must have been received by USCIS within one year of adjudication of the case. When received, the exam can't be older than a year old. Policy Alert - Validity of I-693 You can always get the exam done at a later date and submit at the interview, reducing the chances you'll have to spend double on those not so cheap exams.
  7. I was wondering if we are able to get a medical exam before we receive packet 3. Are there documents we have to give to the doctors or can we go to the assigned doctors to get the medical examinations done without packet 3. My NOA -2 is out and waiting to get my case number from NVC.
  8. Hello everyone! My name is Shanna and me and my fiancé are planning to apply for a k1 visa this December and I think we mostly have the requirements good to go. We’re just saving up the money so that we could start with the process. Upon extensive research, I came upon a list in the Uscis website that might be subjected to a denial for my k1 visa. I have been diagnosed with Bipolar 2 disorder last February this year. For those who dont know: Bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that causes extreme mood swings and have little to no control of how to manage it: with bouts of mania (extreme happiness) and depression (extreme sadness). So far I have been in contact with a psychiatrist ever since I was diagnosed and was prescribed with mood stabilizers and anti-depressants. I have been off the anti-depressants because I feel fine and able to get ahold of my moods for now. this alarmed me because my condition maybe subject for a denial for our upcoming application and I am deeply troubled my it. I tried searching for answers in the internet, but they dont divulge into specifics about it. I also thought about not mentioning my condition during the medical exam but i dont know if thats the right thing to do. I also dont have any episodes of self harm, suicide risks or any criminal records. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
  9. My fiancée the beneficiary is pregnant. What complications will this cause for her medical exam? Will they allow her Visa and be required to take certain vaccinations after the baby is born or will they require her to wait?
  10. So me and my fiancée are at the point of setting up a interview... I think. Does one set the interview date first to set a medical appointment or do you set the medical before date before you can set the interview? So trying to set up a interview date and it says none are available at the Moscow embassy. How often do trey post interview dates? my fiancées login was locked out for 72 hours and we cannot even check anymore. What did we do that caused them to lock it out? We don’t want to do that twice
  11. Hi everyone, I was hoping someone could confirm for me whether or not at the K-1 medical exam with Dr. Cheema (Surrey, BC) if they were tested for Tuberculosis via a skin test. I was immunized as a baby with B.C.G, which is known to produce false positives in TB skin tests, and I want to make sure this won't in some way delay the visa process. This vaccine was mandatory in my birth country, but isn't in Canada, so I think most Canadian fiances don't have this problem. I thought I would ask if anyone has encountered this during their medical for the K-1. It does seem to be something I will need to deal with when doing the medical exam for the adjustment of status. If someone has encountered this during the adjustment process, any info regarding that would be appreciated. My main concern tho is for the upcoming medical exam. Thanks!
  12. I couldn't find a specific thread with this topic, so perhaps this could be the venue for all things SLEC Medical Exam-related in 2019. If I missed a link or forum that makes this redundant, maybe y'all can transfer my post. 😊 Anyway, I know I'm still some ways off from doing this process but I figured I'd gather information early on to be better prepared. I have a couple of questions about the medical exam: 1. SLEC website says we can bring x-rays from the past 3 months. Will doing this render the x-ray procedure unnecessary on Day 1 of the medical exam? 2. The whole "sputum scare" that some people are paranoid about. As in, I'm getting the impression that if they find the tiniest blurry thing on the x-ray it could delay or complicate the process. Anyone have any thoughts or experiences regarding this? How do you make sure you don't get such problems (besides not having some sort of respiratory illness on that day)? Because some have "prepared" in advance for their medical, as in proper diet and exercise, etc. I don't know how important all that really is. I know, I know. It's really a personal choice. 😂 But I'm curious what everyone thinks anyways. 3. This is more personal: I got into a car accident in 2008 and as a result have had surgical procedures done for broken bones and scars. I have a particularly prominent scar on my forehead. When I was applying for my passport they asked for medical records for it, but I had none, and they let it go anyway. So I figured it could be relevant enough. SLEC site says: "Medical certificate regarding a previously-treated or currently managed clinically significant illness...surgical procedure done..." Except mine really wasn't an illness. I wonder, should I present medical records of this event on the exam? Maybe call St. Luke's to ask? 4. That thing about people waiting in line at 4 am on Day 1... I found a 2018 post wherein some of you guys said it isn't really necessary. How about more recently, I wonder? I hope y'all would excuse me for having a ton of questions all the time. I tend to overthink. I'd appreciate any input. Thanks in advance!
  13. Hi I have an appointment date already. I want to know which type of exams I have to get done, do I need to do all of the ones that are on the web? The price, which doctors are the ones I can go to. This will be done at USA embassy in San José Costa Rica. Thank you.
  14. Hello, We had chosen Chennai Center as the Consulate while filing our K1 application as it is closer. But I read that K1 visa doesn't happen in Chennai but Mumbai. Is it true that Chennai Consulate doesn't conduct K1 visa interviews? And also are there any approved medical examination centers here in Bangalore ? Appreciate the answers in advance
  15. Hello! So we received a notification from the NVC that our petition was being forwarded to the Santiago Embassy to be processed. My fiancé is starting a term as a park ranger in June and will not have any contact until August 2nd. We were hoping to have all of our dates sorted out before he leaves. Can we schedule the interview (online form) and medical exam before we receive correspondence from the embassy? Thank you! KA+BE
  16. Hello there! My husband and I applied offshore for the i-130. We are just about to get medical exams done in his home country... I’m trying to gain information on people that were RECENTLY at this stage... what vaccinations did they require you have or require you to receive at your medical exam appointment? We are trying to get everything in order prior. I understand there are lists on the USCIS website... but there are 2/3 different lists on USCIS and travelstate.gov one with many more vaccinations than the other... and I want to narrow it down from people’s personal experience... what did they make you receive? Did they test your blood for immunity to diseases? TIA below I have attached the 3 different lists I have found, some requiring more and some requiring less. Any clarification on which list is correct would be awesome.
  17. So for some background info - I've have my 2 MMR shots that I needed as a child. I'm 21 now. When I had my medical exam I wasn't sure of if I had the shots or not (I've never had that info, my mother did but I do have it now), so the examiner requested I get my MMR shots and a Boostrix shot. However, even though on the letter I gave to my nurse who did the vaccines she wrote that I've had my 2 shots, on the vaccination sheet he forwarded to the Consulate it says my MMR is still required, despite the fact that he received that vaccine letter from the nurse before he signed and sent it. I talked with the nurse about it when I was getting my vaccinations done and she had to speak with her boss about it, and both came to the conclusion that a 3rd shot was probably not a good idea given that I've had my 2 from when I was a kid. What should I do? Do I need a 3rd? I have the letter that says I've had my vaccinations if I need proof, but I wanted to get another set of opinions before I decide what to do before I get an interview date.
  18. Hi everyone, I'm applying for a K1 visa for my fiancee in Russia and I'll appreciate a bit of clarity. After, we received our packet 3 on 19 Feb , I went ahead and completed DS-160, paid the $265 fee and went online to complete the interview scheduling process but had to wait for our request for interview appointment to be approved. I sent an email to the Moscow embassy to inquire about our status and I just received 2 responses from ustraveldocs.com that the Embassy has received our visa petition and that the case is ready for processing, and other details about scheduling an interview; i immediately received another email that the request to schedule an interview has been approved also. My question are: 1.Are we going to receive a separate e-mail (packet IV) from the Moscow Embassy(rather than ustraveldocs.com ) with details about the medical examination process and other stuff? Or the response we got from ustraveldocs.com is what we'll use to schedule the medical exam? 3. There are currently no interview appointments available at the Moscow embassy. anyone in the same boat and how you dealing with it? Thanks very much
  19. My medical examination schedule is March 19, 2019. I arrived in Manila on March 18 and stayed in Time Travellers Hotel near St. Lukes Extension Clinic. Its a nice hotel with a good price. Good air conditioning, with table and chairs, nice queen sized bed, it has fridge with 2 complimentary bottled water, nice shower with heater, they also provide toiletries(toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and conditioner) with 2 bath towels. It also has telivision but no cable. The wifi is only for 1 day use and for one phone only. 1st DAY 3:30 AM - Rode a tricycle (i don't know what they call it coz its different from a tricycle) going to St lukes for less than a minute from the hotel where i stayed. I decided not to walk because some people said that it is dangerous to walk there specially when its dark because there are some pickpocketers. 3:31 AM - Fall in line. Luckily only few people where in line. 4:30-5 AM - Time to enter the building.. the guard took: My passport, 1 photocopy of my passport, 1 copy of NVC letter with MNL case number, 4 pcs 2x2 photo, and 1 copy of online registration form and handed me a number, I was number 36. (RED in color for one applicant and GREEN in color for 2 or more applicant (family or with child). Your photo should be 2x2 in size , not a passport size with white background and should be on glossy photo paper. No eye glasses, no earings or necklace its not allowed or else the guard will ask you to come back again. 5-5:30 AM - They started to call out numbers and assist me to the window on the 1st floor. On the window I gave the documents with my passport and pictures to the lady and then she asked some questions like: Am i married? Do i have kids? and Where in the US do i wish to travel? Then she for my right index finger for biometrics(4 times) & sign a paper, and asked me to look at the camera for picture. She gave me a checklist then asked me to proceed to 5th floor for payment. 6 AM - The guard on duty took my checklist and asked me to wait until she called my name then proceed to the cashier for payment. After paying, the cashier told me to go to 4th floor for blood & urine test. 6:45 AM - I gave the checklist to the reception area on the 3rd floor and they asked me for my passport and told me to wait. During blood test the nurse asked my name and who sponsored me to go to the U.S. then asked me when was the last time i peed and then told me to proceed to the urine test. (They were asking when was the last time you peed because it depends if your going to take the urine test right after the blood test or not, i guess it should be 1 hour before you last peed.) I proceed to the urine test area then the nurse took my checklist and asked my name and then she gave a container for urine sample. The urine sample must be just right amount.. not below the line.. and do not add water in it.. it can be over the line but just a little bit.. do not fill the container too much or else the nurse will ask you to repeat the test after 1 hour. Then the nurse gave back my checklist and told me to go to 3rd floor for Xray. 7:15 AM - I gave the checklist to the reception area on the 3rd floor then asked me to fill up a form. She also asked when was my last menstruation. (Write the exact date) I waited for my name to be called then the receptionist gave back my checklist and give a number and then told me to proceed to Xray room. I wore a hospital gown, removed my bra and tied my hair up. (Dont worry they have a dressing room. But dont leave your bag and clothes take it with you) Then wait again for my number to be called for Xray test. The nurse at the Xray room asked me to follow me the right breathing for the test. After the test the nurse told me to proceed to 2nd floor for immunization. 7:25 AM - I gave my checklist to the reception area on the 2nd floor then they gave a form to fill up and gave back to them and told me to wait for my name to be called. 9:30 AM - My name was called and ask me to proceed to the Doctors area on the immunization area. The doctor asked about my name, my birthday and age and my sponsor. She also asked about my past illnesses, if i take medicines, if i had vaccines, when was my first and last menstruation..etc.. basically about my health. You should listen attentively to the doctor. After that she asked me to proceed to 5th floor for physical exam. 9:35 AM - I gave my checklist to the guard then she put it in the box in the blood pressure area (i forgot what they call it) then i waited for my name to be called. 1st the nurse took my weight and height. wait for my name to be called again. 2nd took my blood pressure. wait again. 3rd proceeded to eye test then gave back my checklist and ask me to give it to the US counter.. and then wait again for my physical exam. 11:35 - The long wait is over.. The USA counter called my name and handed me a number and ask me to proceed to room 7. I waited again. Inside room 7, the doctor asked for my passport, sign on logbook, then asked me so many questions about: If i take medicines, if i have illnesses like tb..etc.., if i have allergies, (just like the questions in the doctors area) then the doctor asked if i had suicide attempts, what i finished in school.. and then she asked me to change to hospital gown and took off my socks, I didnt took off my underwear including my bra. The doctor ask me to lay down on the bed then she asked me to bend my knees and checked my abdomen, my wrist, then asked me to sit and checked my neck, then she told me to stand up and then she checked my lower back.. then thats it! I said thank you to the doctor. 11:55 - I gave my checklist to the USA counter on the 5th floor then wait again for my name to be called. 12:30 - My name was called and the lady ask me to go back tomorrow for my result. TIPS!! Food is not allowed inside the clinic so better to eat before your medical exam. You can bring water inside, if you didnt its okay because there are water fountains inside. Wear a comfortable clothes and shoes that are easily to take off. Do not wear complicated clothes or shoes. I suggest you wear slip on shoes. Bring jacket with you because its cold inside the clinic. Listen attentively. Leave your earphones behind. If you have past medications or baby book, bring it with you. Listen carefully and attentively to the nurses and doctors so it wont cause you any delay. 2nd day My time schedule is 9am but i went there at 7am. I went directly to the guard he took my checklist and stamp saying "immunization room 2nd floor" I went to 2nd floor and give my checklist to the reception area and wait my name to be called. My name was called then I proceed to Immunization room 2nd floor and the nurse ask for my passport, my name and when is my 1st and last menstruation what is the name of my fiance. Then i get my vaccines. (I had 2 vaccines, anti-tetanus and MMR.) The nurse ask me to proceed to 1st floor for my result. Then i waited for my name to be called. On window F the lady ask for my passport, my name, my address and ask me to check the documents if it has my correct name, address, MNL case number and passport number. Then she asked me to take pictures of the copy of my vaccination record using my phone.She handed me the envelope that says "DO NOT OPEN" that i have to bring to the interview (I think it contains all the records/results of my medical examination) Then she also handed me the vaccination record that i have to bring to the USA. I waited about 30-40 mins to get my vaccines and my results. For every tests i took i always pray and pray and pray.. until i get my result!! DON'T FORGET TO PRAY! GOOD LUCK!
  20. I just had my period today (saturday, march 9).. I'm going to have my medical exam on tuesday(march 12). I can't back out now because I already booked my hotel.. and my interview schedule is on march 22.. I just want to know if they will allow me to do the urinalysis test and physical exam?.. or Would they allow me to proceed the medical exam even if I have menstruation and then just tell me to come back after my mestruation to do it but I can have the other tests like xray, blood test,..etc?
  21. Seeking advice on what to do. Hoping someone can help... I am petitioned together with my father (principal applicant), mother and younger sister under F3. We just received an email this month that we just need to wait for the interview schedule. I am single, currently on my 34th week of pregnancy has no plans of getting married to the father of my child and now what i am wondering about is what might happen on the interview. We are thinking that we might be scheduled for interview before or after i give birth. It will require me to go for medical tests either way. But my question is would it affect the approval of my visa? Will i be able to bring my child with me and get a visa for him as early as i could after he is born? What could be the questions that i might get from the interviewer? I really want to bring my child with me for a better future. He is the most important person for me now. May God bless us all.
  22. Okay let me try to explain clear as possible. Anyone with accurate information would be great. My wifey just got her Immigrant Visa Interview Appointment In Mumbai, India. But herself she lives in Mohali, India. My only quick question is. Does she have to get her medical exam done in Mumbai? Or can she get it done in Mohali, India aswell?
  23. hey guys! I am at the stage of sending everything in to the NVC for my husbands I-130. he has to do his medical exams very soon. I know they have to show proof of vaccination records. the list of required vaccinations I found on the NVC website and the USCIS website differ from each other. has anybody gone through this just now and can confirm which ones will be required to show proof of or blood test to show proof of immunity. thank you!
  24. I checked online and the Bangkok Embassy has received my packet (they have 2 case files which is weird). Either way I want to know: Can we get order the police certificate and medical exam now or do we have to wait for the actual packet 3 letter? I want to do the medical ASAP because it takes 2 weeks to get all the results when you do it in Chiang Mai. Also for the vaccinations, is my fiance required to get all of them or as many as she can? Is there a test to see which ones she has? Other than recently her 'medical records' are spotty. Thanks!! P.S. Looking for Thailand specific answers please.
  25. Hi everyone, We are ready to schedule our medical exam with one of the doctors listed by the embassy. We have heard bad things about Dr Michel Théard and good things about Dr. Henold Buteau BUT we just talked to Dr. Buteau and he said he is no longer doing medical exams for the embassy. So we are considering between Dr. Jacqueline Gautier/Dr Jude Saint Phard at Hopital St. Demain or Dr Bernard Bouchereau. I'm hoping some recent K1 filers in Haiti can help us choose between them. What have your recent experiences been?
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