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Medical Examinations Are Necessary for the K-1 Fiancée Visa

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As the title of this video suggests, we are discussing the K-1 fiancée visa; specifically we are discussing the medical exam associated therewith. 

This is a frequent question I get when people are looking to go through the K-1 process. One question is 'when do we do the medical exam?" and generally speaking I say "as close to the interview as possible."  So don't immediately go out and do a medical exam right after filing the initial petition as it'll probably go what I call "stale". It will have aged out-by the time you get to the interview process. Moreover the other thing I get asked a question on with respect to the K-1 is "when should we do it?" and also, ”where do we do it?", "can I just go down to the local clinic?" NO, there are specifically qualified civil surgeons associated with the US Embassy. They are certified and it is only those physicians that can go ahead and administer the examination associated with the K-1 visa.

Depending on the circumstances here in Thailand, at present there are three facilities that can basically provide that medical exam and as of the time of this video, it depends where you are where you are applying, but most likely it's going to be Bangkok where you going to want to go ahead and get the medical exam done. Another thing that has also asked is, "what are they looking for in the medical exam?" Well mostly it is things like vaccination history and issues surrounding communicable diseases.  Things that come up quite frequently are things like tuberculosis and HIV.  I am doing other videos on this channel in order to explain the specifics on those two things but in most cases the medical examination is rather routine. It is just simply a requirement associated with the application for a K-1 Fiancée Visa and it is something that just simply must be undertaken. In some cases they go ahead and vaccinate if one doesn't have a history or has never been vaccinated for certain types of illnesses and then once the civil surgeon signs off on the health situation of the individual being examined that is then usually presented at interview and as so long as there are no health issues, that is not brought up as an issue of inadmissibility with respect to issuance of a Visa and subsequent travel to the United States.