Thursday, April 14, 2011
My K1 Fiance Visa Medical Exam
My K1 Fiance Visa Medical Exam
This is an account of my personal experience of the K1 Fiance Visa medical exam. It’s not an official guide but does tell you what I went through on my way to getting my K1 fiance visa. The medical examination is compulsory if you want a K1 Fiance Visa, as far as I know. As I am British, my medical exam took place in
, my understanding is that the medical exam is the essentially the same wherever you take it, however. London
Booking the K1 Fiance Visa Medical Exam
The K1 Fiance Visa medical exam comes near the end of the K1 Fiance Visa process. When the US Embassy in
contacted me to tell me the date for K1 Fiance Visa interview, they also informed me that I should book a medical before the interview. I had to telephone the medics and book a place. Generally you need to give the medics a few days to pass on your medical examination documents to the embassy or consulate after your fiancé visa medical exam has taken place. As far as I’m aware, as long as you’ve booked the fiancé visa medical exam beforehand, you can still attend your K1 fiance visa interview, even if the date of the actual medical examination is after the date of the K1 fiancé visa interview. London
This wasn’t the case with me, however, as my K1 Fiance visa medical exam took place about 10 days before the K1 Finance Visa interview.
What did I take to the Fiance Visa medical exam?
I took my vaccination records. I had my vaccinations done at my local health centre in advance. That meant that I got them done by the NHS for free. If the fiancé visa medical exam doctor decides that you need vaccinations then you can end up paying thirty pounds per shot, so I wanted to avoid that! I also took my passport as proof of ID, some passport style photos, and my bank card so that I could pay the fee for the medical examination. I also had with me the questionnaire that I was instructed to fill out in advance.
What happens at the K1 Fiance Visa medical exam?
There were two parts to the medical. The first part was just a chest x-ray and was pretty straightforward really. I think they were mainly searching for signs of tuborculosis but I could be wrong. The second part was the k1 fiance visa medical exam proper and involved a full physical medical examination by a doctor followed by the doctor asking me questions. They did make me drop my trousers at one point, which was a bit embarrassing!
What Questions did they ask you at the Fiance Visa Medical Exam?
The questions were pretty much a repeat of half a dozen or so ones from the questionnaire that I’d written answers to previously. My impression was that the main thrust of the K1 Fiance Visa medical exam was to find out if I was bringing infectious diseases into the
, rather than concern about personal ailments or health problems. They were also interested in whether I had ever taken recreational drugs (I hadn’t!) I am guessing that was as much to do with assessing the quality of my character and whether I’d been involved with criminality in the past, as my physical health, but I could be wrong. USA
The doctor told me that as far as the K1 Fiance visa medical exam went, no news was good news, and indeed I heard nothing more about it subsequently. At the K1 Fiance Visa interview they mentioned in passing that they had received my K1 Fiance Visa medical examination documents and that was it.