Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

2 xrays, one package.

2 xrays, one package.

Old Jul 30th 2002, 7:38 am
  #1  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
rogerpenycate's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,420
rogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud of
Default 2 xrays, one package.

Myself and my daughter went to London for the interview and medical.
After the medical we were asked if we would be travelling to the US together, and at the time that was the plan, and so they bundled our x-rays into one package.
Although I have a buyer for my house, it is taking a long time to arrive at a completion date and could well be another month.
Chatting to my daughter and my wife (who is already in the US) we were talking about my daughter going over before me, possibly even next week, to get settled,sort out her SSN and to look around for work etc........
Problem is the x-rays, obvioulsy she can't take both, and of course the package can't be tampered with.
I'm sort of betwixt departments, there is no point me emailing the US Embassy in London as they are effectively "done with me".
Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can resolve this, or is it best to just accept that we will have to travel together.
Thank you.

Roger
rogerpenycate is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2002, 6:20 pm
  #2  
Mrtravel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

I have NEVER heard of INS at the POE even asking for the XRays. If there was a
problem that disallowed US immigration, it would have been in the medical report and
the visa would have been denied.

In many cases, the Xrays is simply handed to the applicant in a plain folder and not
in any special "do not open" envelope. Take one out of the envelope and put it
somewhere else. Taking non secured X Rays though the POE is a NORMAL occurrence for
immigrants.
 
Old Jul 30th 2002, 7:55 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
rogerpenycate's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,420
rogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud of
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

Thanks for your advice.
The problem is they are rolled into a tube and sellotaped down
with our names on.
The nurse at the medical said "take these with you in your hand baggage, they will be needed for the immigration officer at the POE"
Much like the MSBE.
I hope you can appreciate my predicament.
rogerpenycate is offline  
Old Jul 30th 2002, 11:20 pm
  #4  
L D Jones
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

rogerpenycate wrote:
    >
    > Myself and my daughter went to London for the interview and medical. After the
    > medical we were asked if we would be travelling to the US together, and at the time
    > that was the plan, and so they bundled our x-rays into one package. Although I have
    > a buyer for my house, it is taking a long time to arrive at a completion date and
    > could well be another month. Chatting to my daughter and my wife (who is already in
    > the US) we were talking about my daughter going over before me, possibly even next
    > week, to get settled,sort out her SSN and to look around for work etc........
    > Problem is the x-rays, obvioulsy she can't take both, and of course the package
    > can't be tampered with. I'm sort of betwixt departments, there is no point me
    > emailing the US Embassy in London as they are effectively "done with me". Does
    > anyone have any ideas as to how I can resolve this, or is it best to just accept
    > that we will have to travel together. Thank you.

In my opinion it's only the envelope that cannot be tampered with. No one said that
you could not take apart the set of 2 x-rays, particularly if you have to travel
separately. If it were me I would simply separate them and, if asked at the POE, just
tell them exactly why you did it.
 
Old Jul 31st 2002, 12:20 am
  #5  
Mrtravel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

rogerpenycate wrote:
    >
    > Thanks for your advice. The problem is they are rolled into a tube and sellotaped
    > down with our names on. The nurse at the medical said "take these with you in your
    > hand baggage, they will be needed for the immigration officer at the POE" Much like
    > the MSBE. I hope you can appreciate my predicament.
    >

I have seen people hand carrying xrays that were not sealed. My wife did the same. I
have never heard them being asked for at the POE, and I know that not every medical
office seals them up like yours.
 
Old Jul 31st 2002, 1:31 am
  #6  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 717
Ameriscot is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

Originally posted by rogerpenycate
Thanks for your advice.
The problem is they are rolled into a tube and sellotaped down
with our names on.
The nurse at the medical said "take these with you in your hand baggage, they will be needed for the immigration officer at the POE"
Much like the MSBE.
I hope you can appreciate my predicament.
You do not have to take them in your hand luggage. In the letter that came with your visa, it should have said that you could put the x-rays in your checked baggage. It is highly unlikely that anyone at the POE would want to see them, but since they are part of the visa, you need to know where they are.

If you decide to travel separately, just take your DD's x-ray out of the envelope for her to pack in her own suitcase. No biggie.

If either of you were asked for the x-rays at the POE, you have a very good and reasonable explanation as to why they were not in their original envelope.
Ameriscot is offline  
Old Jul 31st 2002, 2:30 am
  #7  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43,741
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

LOL I have heard of people taking the xrays to the AOS interview here in the US after they came in on a K-1. No one has ever been asked for them. In fact, most of us have been told to use it as wallpaper or hold on to them and give them to our new doctors in the States.

You can open them and if you can tell them apart, give Katie hers to take with her. She can carry them whichever way she chooses.

Rete
Rete is offline  
Old Jul 31st 2002, 10:49 am
  #8  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
rogerpenycate's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,420
rogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud of
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

Thanks Y'all.
If we do decide that Katie goes earlier then me, lets hope I can tell the difference between the x-rays of a 52 year old man and a 17 year old girl !!!
rogerpenycate is offline  
Old Jul 31st 2002, 1:15 pm
  #9  
Concierge
 
Rete's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2001
Posts: 43,741
Rete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond reputeRete has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

Hint:

Look for the xray that shadows a rightside up tulip. That would be Katie.

The wrongside up tulip would be you ;-)))

Words from a 54 yo former tulip turned Mum ... an allround gal
Rete is offline  
Old Jul 31st 2002, 1:35 pm
  #10  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
rogerpenycate's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,420
rogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud of
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

Thank you for that, my little Tulip !
It's amazing the information you pick up along lifes travels.
rogerpenycate is offline  
Old Jul 31st 2002, 4:20 pm
  #11  
Kristin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

I don't know if they do this at the medical's in London, but my fiance's x-ray had
his photo stapled to it. He had his medical in Toronto. We opened it when we got back
to our hotel room, because my fiance was curious. Kristin

rogerpenycate wrote:

    > Thank you for that, my little Tulip ! It's amazing the information you pick up
    > along lifes travels.
    >
    > --
    > Fulham Football Club for the Premiership Title ?????
    >
    > Posted via http://britishexpats.com
 
Old Jul 31st 2002, 4:39 pm
  #12  
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
rogerpenycate's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2002
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,420
rogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud ofrogerpenycate has much to be proud of
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

They may well do, we gave the Doctor a photo each and as far as
I know it wasn't used for anything else.
As I said the x-rays are wrapped in brown paper (like a relay baton)
So if I do open it and there are no photos I'll be checking for
the tulips )

The Mysterious Brown Baton ?
rogerpenycate is offline  
Old Aug 1st 2002, 2:20 am
  #13  
Mrtravel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 2 xrays, one package.

Rete wrote:
    >
    > Hint:
    >
    > Look for the xray that shadows a rightside up tulip. That would be Katie.
    >
    > The wrongside up tulip would be you ))

Does the X-Ray show that much? I thought it was a chest x-ray

    >
    > Words from a 54 yo former tulip turned Mum ... an allround gal
    >

Former tulip??? How does that change?
 
Old Aug 1st 2002, 9:17 am
  #14  
 
meauxna's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2002
Posts: 35,082
meauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond reputemeauxna has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Re: 2 xrays, one package.

Originally posted by Mrtravel
Former tulip??? How does that change?
heheheh, my question *exactly*! :scared:
meauxna is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.