2.01.2005

the next hurdle

We go for our medical exams today. As with everything else in the immigration process, there's a specific procedure that must be followed to the letter - we choose a doctor from a short list, we bring our passports, two extra passport photos each, forms to fill out, and so forth.

There was a huge range in fees among the doctors on the list, and the one we chose (the least expensive, of course) only takes cash! Seems a little odd, but whatever. It's not my business if he doesn't pay his taxes, or maybe he's just been ripped off by personal checks.

We're also getting together financial information, affidavits of our status as common-law partners and other documents, while we wait for the FBI to send back our fingerprints. Onward.

6 comments:

Steve said...

Best of luck on immigration. I'm still waiting after nine months, but my circumstances are unique, having lived in five countries in the last 10 years. Immigration would be through with me by now, if not for my Korean and Nigerian police checks.

L-girl said...

It's the wonderful Shameless Antagonist! You're quite the globetrotter, eh? Lucky you. So you're living in Canada now, but still waiting on PR status?

Anonymous said...

That's awesome! You are even typing like a Canadian already!

Peter

L-girl said...

[small bow] I try. :)

FinnyB said...

You've probably figured this out by now, given the amount of time that's passed since this post, but I might as well pass on the info anyway, in case someone else comes along and has questions. Anyway, from what I can figure (having completed the immigration process, via the spousal route, this past May), all the Designated Medical Practitioners only take cash. I know that's the case for the ones in Canada (I applied outside spousal, but was inside Canada at the time and got my medical in Calgary), and from what I've gathered on various immigration lists it's the same in the States. Don't know why, but that seems to be the case, anyway.

L-girl said...

Thanks for the info, FinnyB. It's probably posted elsewhere on this blog, but it's always good, as you said, for when readers are looking for info (which happens all the time).

We've been here almost three years - a breath away from citizenship!