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eiloo Sep 27th 2002 3:47 pm

Toronto Medical
 
Hello,

I am in Toronto and have been reading some past posts about MDS and how good they are. So I am pretty much sold on going there. I have not received anything yet from the US Consulate in Montreal. Our I-129F was approved on September 12.

1) I have gone to see the RCMP and they are completing the Police Certificate for me after I paid them $20. I should have in by the middle of next week.

2) I downloaded the "Request for Birth Certificate" from the Ontario Government site and will get a guarantor to vouch for me so I can spend $35 for a "First Certified Copy" (ie: Long Form Birth Certificate).

and my main points of inquiry...

3) Medical... What immunizations are required? MMR, DTP? X-Rays? If I can get a vaccination record from my own Family Doctor, will I be able to skip those vacinations and the associated costs of them? I believe with the Ontario Health Plan, they are covered costs. Are there other costs I can "try" to avoid by doing at my Family Doctor and "lessening" the time I spend at MDS?

4) Evidence of Support (use the I-134 from the US Citizen)... Is this the "affidavit" that people are referring to? What is the procedure for this?

Am I missing anything else that would need "someone else" to help me obtain? Most of the "paperwork" I can do on my own.

Thanks,
Ian

Phil Longstaff Sep 27th 2002 4:57 pm

Re: Toronto Medical
 
eiloo wrote:

    > Hello,
    > I am in Toronto and have been reading some past posts about MDS and how
    > good they are. So I am pretty much sold on going there. I have not
    > received anything yet from the US Consulate in Montreal. Our I-129F was
    > approved on September 12.
    > and my main points of inquiry...
    > 3) Medical... What immunizations are required? MMR, DTP? X-Rays? If
    > I can get a vaccination record from my own Family Doctor, will I be
    > able to skip those vacinations and the associated costs of them? I
    > believe with the Ontario Health Plan, they are covered costs. Are
    > there other costs I can "try" to avoid by doing at my Family Doctor
    > and "lessening" the time I spend at MDS?

Look at http://www.panelphysicians.com
which is the web site of the doctor
in Toronto who does INS medical exams.

Phil

Johnhisc2 Sep 27th 2002 5:02 pm

Re: Toronto Medical
 
Heh man...

Former Torontonian here now Texan.. well I lived in whitby... But anyways I
came down on a K1 in July...

The Montreal Consulat was very prompt with my case.. be patient though.. Its
the key thing..

For my Medical I had it at Seidens office on Front St.. It was very simple..
I can't remember what shots I had..but you need your immunization Records to
pass.. I hade mine in March...

The Affidavit of Support is simple.. your fiance needs to fill it out and get
it notorized.. you must have it with you... all the look for is the fact that
she makes over 15,000$ Something like that... But make sure its done correct...

I didn't pay 20$ for my RCMP Police certificate... but some other people did!
=)...

Also you need your long form Birth Certificate... You should have Had it
already when you Sent in your 129f Petition... They will check that in
Montreal...

Anyways... where are you moving too.. where in Toronto do you live? If you
have any other questions.. send me an Email...

[email protected]

John
Corpus Christi Texas

eiloo Sep 27th 2002 10:29 pm

Re: Toronto Medical
 
Phil,

Thanks for the web site for Dr. Seiden. It was great to finally uncover what is needed for the medical. I hope others who follow this thread will find it useful as well.


Hello John the new Texan!

Thanks for your info and insight. How is life down stateside so far? Are you working as of yet? How much "more" paperwork is needed before you can take a break from all this paper pushing? What POE did you use? Have you gotten AP or EAD (if you applied for them?)

I'm not too concerned as to how quickly the US Consulate in Montreal can process my case as my wedding date is August 2nd 2003 and I will need the latest possible interview date with them... January 12, 2003 is the expiry of my 2nd NOA from VSC. Originally, the wedding was slated for August 30, 2003 and I wouldn't mind actually pushing it back to that date, but I need to find out if I can get as late an interview first. This is going to sound very unorthodox, especially in a forum such as this, but do you, or anyone else for that matter have any tips or suggestions on what I can do to "prolong" the time betewen when I receive packets from the the US Consulate and them setting a date as well?

I am due for an annual physical anytime from now, so after I receive something from Montreal, I will book an appointment with my Family Doctor to get him to provide me with written documentation about my vaccination history or antibodies tests.

My fiancee is a meticulous person and detail oriented so I'm sure she'll get the Affidavit done correctly and notarized. One of her professors is a JD so he can do it no problem.

I guess I was one of the poor saps who was required to pay $20 for my RCMP cert. What's done is done. It seems the fee varies depending on where you get it done.

As for the Long Form Birth Certificate... I didn't know I needed it for the I-129F. It was not asked for at that time and our Petition was approved. I have the forms and will get my Parish Priest to guarantee them for me.

Where will I be headed? Philadelphia (outskirts), Pennsylvania is the first stop as my fiancee and her family currently reside in Upper Darby.

Ian




Originally posted by Johnhisc2:
Heh man...

Former Torontonian here now Texan.. well I lived in whitby... But anyways I
came down on a K1 in July...

The Montreal Consulat was very prompt with my case.. be patient though.. Its
the key thing..

For my Medical I had it at Seidens office on Front St.. It was very simple..
I can't remember what shots I had..but you need your immunization Records to
pass.. I hade mine in March...

The Affidavit of Support is simple.. your fiance needs to fill it out and get
it notorized.. you must have it with you... all the look for is the fact that
she makes over 15,000$ Something like that... But make sure its done correct...

I didn't pay 20$ for my RCMP Police certificate... but some other people did!
=)...

Also you need your long form Birth Certificate... You should have Had it
already when you Sent in your 129f Petition... They will check that in
Montreal...

Anyways... where are you moving too.. where in Toronto do you live? If you
have any other questions.. send me an Email...

[email protected]

John
Corpus Christi Texas


Jay S Sep 28th 2002 10:24 pm

Re: Toronto Medical
 
Your K-1 visa is good for entry up to 6 months after the date it was issued. And then it is good for 3 months upon entry. So you potentially have 9 months to get married after you recieve your visa from Montreal.


I'm not too concerned as to how quickly the US Consulate in Montreal can process my case as my wedding date is August 2nd 2003 and I will need the latest possible interview date with them... January 12, 2003 is the expiry of my 2nd NOA from VSC. Originally, the wedding was slated for August 30, 2003 and I wouldn't mind actually pushing it back to that date, but I need to find out if I can get as late an interview first. This is going to sound very unorthodox, especially in a forum such as this, but do you, or anyone else for that matter have any tips or suggestions on what I can do to "prolong" the time betewen when I receive packets from the the US Consulate and them setting a date as well?

eiloo Sep 29th 2002 12:14 am

Re: Toronto Medical
 
Hi Jay,

I guess my concern was that if I was "forced" to interview at an earlier date in Montreal, then I "may" not have the 90 days to get married by August 30, 2003 as well as file AOS. Am I correct in thinking that I must also file AOS within the 90 days after entry?

Ian


Originally posted by Jay S:
Your K-1 visa is good for entry up to 6 months after the date it was issued. And then it is good for 3 months upon entry. So you potentially have 9 months to get married after you recieve your visa from Montreal.


I'm not too concerned as to how quickly the US Consulate in Montreal can process my case as my wedding date is August 2nd 2003 and I will need the latest possible interview date with them... January 12, 2003 is the expiry of my 2nd NOA from VSC. Originally, the wedding was slated for August 30, 2003 and I wouldn't mind actually pushing it back to that date, but I need to find out if I can get as late an interview first. This is going to sound very unorthodox, especially in a forum such as this, but do you, or anyone else for that matter have any tips or suggestions on what I can do to "prolong" the time betewen when I receive packets from the the US Consulate and them setting a date as well?


Jay S Sep 29th 2002 12:30 am

Re: Toronto Medical
 
I figure that for you to get married by Late August, you would have to have your interview no earlier than December. hope that's enough time.

As far as filing for AOS, I am not sure about the answer, so I will leave it up to someone else to advise you.


Originally posted by eiloo:
Hi Jay,

I guess my concern was that if I was "forced" to interview at an earlier date in Montreal, then I "may" not have the 90 days to get married by August 30, 2003 as well as file AOS. Am I correct in thinking that I must also file AOS within the 90 days after entry?

Ian



Johnhisc2 Sep 29th 2002 8:55 am

Re: Toronto Medical
 
Yeah Dr Seiden Is good.. quick.. the asian nurse has a bad atitude but besides
that He looks like its just extra cash for him.. which in reality.. it is..
haha...

Yeah...

So Stateside.. well.. theres a culture shock.. you wouldn't think soo but there
is... At least down in Corpus..... Everything is Drive through.. Drive through
Drycleaners.. you name it....... You get mail on Saturdays..... Its just
different....

Lol.. Not good or Bad.. Just different...

hehe =) thats my opinion at least..

Well I am about to start working and have lots of jobs lined up... Buts heres
my situation.. and once your married you'll understand exactly what I am about
to say...

I have a temporary EAD which was stamped at the POE.. However... It runs out
OCT 26th... I mailed my AOS Adjustment of Status this week.. but theres a 90
Day processing time at the San Antonio INS.. Thus.. in reality.. My Workplace
is asking for Proof of me being able to work.. and the best I have is an I94
which expires in 4 weeks.. Lol..

I crossed over at Port Huron MI which after investigation I found out gives EAD
stamps... It added 4 hours driving... But.. Heh...... Its a pretty bridge at
night...

Also get your Immunization Record from your Doc.. Or that asian Nurse will be
sticking em in ya with one hand and grabbing your money with the other one..
haha

Sorry about the RCMP thing... But I fluked out I think.. Als o You will need
your long form at the Interview.. it would really suck to make that drive twice
to montreal over your BirthCertificate.. you can get it in person.. Luckily I
got mine 1 week before the strike.. =)... You'll need it for the AOS Hell
too!...

Also... Anything you send to the INS or Recieve.. KEEP... EVERYTHING.. and MAKE
copies of Every thing they send you... Cause you'll need it... at some point...

Philly huh... Well..if you goto a Hockey game at the first Union Centre in
philly, they have excellent Roast Beef Sandwhiches.. have one for me.. and ask
for the swiss cheese on it as well.. =)...

Its an alright area... Well... the suburbs at least... LOL.. Your close to NYC
too and atlantic city which is cool too... Lotsa stuff to do within 3 hours
driving...which is nice...


AND you don't have to worry bout Hurricanes..!!!! But.. I'll talk to you in
Jan.. when its 75Degrees down here in the South texas! LOL..

Take Care and talk soon!

John

Corpus Christi Texas
Toronto Canada

bba1vol Sep 29th 2002 1:13 pm

Re: Toronto Medical
 
how long did it take for you to get the 129
approved.....

eiloo Sep 29th 2002 10:48 pm

Re: Toronto Medical
 
I guess I've never put up my timeline for my I-129... Here goes:

August 12, 2002: certified mail to VSC
August 16: received by VSC
August 20: date of first NOA by VSC
August 27: received first NOA
September 12: I-129F approved (heard over the toll free line)
September 19: received second NOA

and now... September 29th, awaiting packets from Montreal.

I've already put my RCMP Clearance Certificate in the works. I should have that by next week... I just got my guarantor to sign my request for my Long Form Birth Certificate. I've been reading on Dr. Seiden's site about what's needed for that ordeal and how much it is gonna cost me. :eek:

Anyone know anything else I can do in the interim? Not that I need to expedite this as I want to prolong it as long as possible in the hopes of getting an interview in January 2003.

Ian


Originally posted by bba1vol:
how long did it take for you to get the 129
approved.....



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