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Old 28th September 2008, 07:46 PM
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Good evening all.

Can anyone advise me on what to expect for the Interview and Medical at the US Embassy in London? (immediate relative visa)

Also this may be a 'silly' question but are the Immigration officials interested in my two speeding fines in 1982/1983? I have a clean record apart from this! (and one parking ticket!)

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By all accounts, the interview lasts a whopping 10 minutes or so. The main purpose is to determine if you really are who you claim to be, and that you don't appear to be a terrorist of any sort. (OK, no wearing your Lawrence of Arabia outfit and muttering subversive things like "death to the infidels" or "George Bush is an idiot" during the interview.)

Don't worry about the speeding fines or parking tickets. Most native born 'Merricans have at least a few to their credit. Especially given that your fines are ove 20 years old. If they should come up, chalk it up to "youthful indiscretion" or something like that.

I doubt you'll get the medical at the Embassy - possibly they'll give you a list of doctors they use for the medical exam, or ask you to take an appointment. In any event, what they're mostly interested in are communicable diseases like VD, AIDS or tuberculosis.
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Good evening all.

Can anyone advise me on what to expect for the Interview and Medical at the US Embassy in London? (immediate relative visa)

Also this may be a 'silly' question but are the Immigration officials interested in my two speeding fines in 1982/1983? I have a clean record apart from this! (and one parking ticket!)

Cheers

Richard
Yep -- watch out for the questions.

Have you ever been arrested.....? means arrested for anything, anywhere, anytime and irrespective of the outcome.

You're not usually arrested for a speeding offense, though, unless it's criminal speed. That and the parking offense comes under "citations". They pop up on the naturalization application form.

Best bet for the medical is to make sure you've had all your jabs from your GP and take proof with you -- otherwise you'll be jabbed again at your expense. Stupidest thing I've ever heard happening at a medical is someone admitting to smoking weed -- you can bet that was the end of his visa!

You don't say what the interview is for -- and I'm too lazy to go and look. Which visa?

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Boy, that would be a way to cut the number of applications! Announce that no one who had ever had a parking ticket or speeding ticket would ever be given a visa. Then the only applicants would be people who have never dirven a car, or those from countries where tickets are never issued.

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and most Americans would not technically be allowed visas into their own country hahah

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They would mostly be people from New York City, since that is doubtless our largest pool of unlicensed adults.

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Hi,

I am English living in New York. I had to viit the US Embassy in London to get my visa and am going again on friday to renew our visas.

I have never heard of the US Embassy doing medicals. Neither me or my husband needed medicals to live in the US and were not required to have one for our visa renewal. So, i wouldn't concern yourself too much with it!

The interview is pretty straight forward, your interview may only be afew minutes, but they are always running late and it can take several hours to process your paperwork.Basically if all your paperwork has been approved for you to make an appointment, you have pretty much got the visa, unless you say something really bad during your interview!


Hope thats of some help and Good Luck!

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I have never heard of the US Embassy doing medicals.
Depends on the visa.....and your history. An immigrant visa always has one. some non-immigrant visas have them (e.g. K1), and some non-immigrant visas will require one if your history so dictates (e.g. DUI).

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Would a person with a physical disability since birth but otherwise healthy automatically fail this medical purely on the grounds that they have this disability and thus have their visa refused.

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