US Embasssy immigration interviews - page 7

Hiya all this is my first time on here, I am a RN &RM passed NCLEX,VisaScreen, I-140 and awaiting US embassy(london) interview. But I wish to know what exactly happens at the interviews & medicals... Read More

  1. by   suehp
    Quote from madwife2002
    God it is just not easy, wont they tell you why?
    Couldn't they fit you in in London, fancy having to got to Edinburgh that is just too far for us as we live as far south as you can go. We would have to fly and that would cost us a fortune. Money money money I had to pay out again yesterday for a notary 63 :stone then I have to have yet another set of fingerprints. This is all for my licence endorsement from NM to AZ. Then I looked at my police clearance and saw they had miss spelt my name, so have to sort that out on tuesday. The reciept has the correct spelling but the official document is incorrect. Feel a little bit frazzeled myself at moment running here and there to make sure all is in place. I can praise OGP because they give you idiot guidelines through the process, they prepare you for every eventualitly along the way. Lists and lists of instructions and paperwork. Really cant complain.

    No they wont tell me why which why I wonder whether it has been sitting on someone 's desk!!! I just got a lone lined email to tell me (again ) that my interview will be october or november but being the ever optimist I am still hoping for the end of september!! LOL

    This whole journey for me ahs been 3 yrs in september and everyhting that could go wrong has gone wrong which has led to huge delays so I am hoping for some luck on my side now 0 I feel that I deserve it now!!!
  2. by   Belinda-wales
    Hi everyone,

    Sat and passed nclex in april all paper work filed just waiting for medical and visa , any hope of going in the next 6-9 mths?
  3. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Belinda-wales
    Hi everyone,

    Sat and passed nclex in april all paper work filed just waiting for medical and visa , any hope of going in the next 6-9 mths?

    hope you do manage it, depends on how quick your stuff gets to the embassy in London and how quick they are giving out interview dates.

    Best of luck
  4. by   cariad
    things change constantly, when we went to the embassy, the medical was scheduled the same day at a private clinic not too far from the embassy, we had the interview then the medical, and as long as the medical is okay then you get the visa sent to you within 24hours. even if you now dont have the medical until after the interview, it just means that you wait until the medical is done before the embassy issue you with the visa. we never had to return then either. when you get the medical they do an x-ray there and give you the x-rays to take in your hand luggage as immigration may want to see them. we still have ours as no-one was interested in them. just make sure that you have copies of titres taken from your doctor to say that you have had every childhood disease, they will include, chickenpox, rubella, diptheria, a tetanus,( up to date ), hep b up to date, if you dont have proof that its all up to date or you havent had them, then you will have to have the vaccinations at the medical and they will charge you a fortune for them....and all the vaccinations have to be in place for kids as well....even hep b. so it is wothwhile starting the course early for them.
    and even although theoretically uk nurses have bcg's done and have positive results to mantoux, the hospital that you are going to work at will insist that you have it done again. I have just had to have it re-done in work as its 12 months since the last one, its routine for us nurses and they dont take into account that we have been vaccinated, also there is the chance that you need it re-done anyway.
    christine
    Quote from soopoo
    Believe it or not it is easier to get to Edinburgh because we can get cheap flights from Bristol and the Nuffield centre is only 10 minutes from the airport! It is almost impossible to get a medical before the interview dates at the moment due to 500+ backlog. Nuffield have told me that they are in negotiation with the Embassy and are trying to recruit more doctors to cope. The Embassy have said to attend the interview as planned. It addresses this on its web site under FAQ, but it doesn't say if you have to attend again (the embassy) once they receive your medical reports. I have e miled them to enquire what happens, but they don't always respond if they think you can find the answer to your enquiry on the web site.No doubt they will tell us when we go to the interview. My understanding is the X ray is to detect TB which negates the need for heaf test etc. I have had blood tests done to prove immunity, but I'm still anxious about the pre-existing medical conditions as others have posted tat they had to send reports by fax from their GPs. When I find out by attending the interview and medicals I'll let you know. best wishes, and thank you, Sue.
  5. by   suzanne4
    In the US, it is mandatory of all healthcare workers that they have either a TB skin test or a chest x-ray minimum of once per year.
  6. by   ClaireMacl
    That's interesting to me, because a few months ago, quite a few of our nurses got letters that we may have been exposed to open TB, the name of the patient wasn't stated and I don't know of one of the ED nurses who actually attended for screening... we all had our levels checked at the beginning of employment and weren't symptomatic.

    The only checks we have for TB is scar checks, I have two, once in childhood, the other as a teenager, noone has questioned them since!

    Quote from suzanne4
    In the US, it is mandatory of all healthcare workers that they have either a TB skin test or a chest x-ray minimum of once per year.
  7. by   suzanne4
    In the US, if you get a note from employee health that you need a follow-up and do not get it, you can get fired from work. It is not something that they take lightly here.
  8. by   soopoo
    Quote from suzanne4
    In the US, if you get a note from employee health that you need a follow-up and do not get it, you can get fired from work. It is not something that they take lightly here.
    Has anyone heard of anyone heard of anybody being denied a visa as a result of their medical? Sue.
  9. by   nursejeean
    hi everybody!
    is there a possibility that we can resched appointment for interview at the us embassy? juz'askin
  10. by   suzanne4
    Quote from soopoo
    Has anyone heard of anyone heard of anybody being denied a visa as a result of their medical? Sue.
    Yes, it does happen. If you show up positive for a disease or issue that they do not want in the US, then you can be denied.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from nursejeean
    hi everybody!
    is there a possibility that we can resched appointment for interview at the us embassy? juz'askin
    Yes, you can reschedule, but you will probably go to the back of the list. Unless you have real extenuating circumstances, I highly recommend that you keep that appt. Others would kill for it.:wink2:
  12. by   madwife2002
    Quote from suzanne4
    Yes, you can reschedule, but you will probably go to the back of the list. Unless you have real extenuating circumstances, I highly recommend that you keep that appt. Others would kill for it.:wink2:
    On my letter it says if you reschedule you will be placed at back of queue and that could be longer than 120 days. I f you just dont turn up for one reason or another then your application will be destroyed and you will have to begin whole process again.
  13. by   madwife2002
    Quote from suzanne4
    Yes, it does happen. If you show up positive for a disease or issue that they do not want in the US, then you can be denied.
    What happens if you are over weight?

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