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St Lukes Medical Check (immigration physical exam) Registration

Paano mag register sa St lukes at ano ang mga dapat mong tandaan ?

  1. St lukes is first come first serve.
  2. Create one application for each member of your family. Kung may anak gumawa ka ng separate form.
  3. Dalhin mo ang iyong NVC case letter or i print out ang case number galing sa USCIS.gov case status na nakalagay na ” case is ready “
  4. Magpaschedule ka muna ng interview appointment for embassy interview bago ka magpa medical. Ang medical exam valid yan for 6 months.  Kung ano ang date ng medical mo, yun din ang magiging expiration ng iyong US visa. So kunwari, inuna mo ang iyong medical tapos may kulang ang papeles mo sa interview, instead na 6 months ang nakalagay sa iyong US visa, iilang buwan nalang ang matitira. May nakilala ako dati while nasa CFo seminar, dalawang buwan nalang ang nakalagay sa kanyang passport nung natanggap nya ang visa dahil sa na RFE sya sa interview at inabot pa ng dalawang buwan bago nya na submit ang birth certificate nya ang ibang papeles na hiningi ng US embassy.
  5. I prepare mo lahat ng requirements mo. Gaya ng passport, nvc letter, schedule ng interview appointment mo. Visa photos rin.
  6. I review mo ng makailang beses ang iyong forms bago mo i submit at i print out.

 

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I admitted drug use at St Lukes Medical Exam for US Visa Interview

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I admitted drug use at my St. Luke’s Medical Exam.  There was not reason for me to do this since I was not arrested and I am not addicted to drugs.  I just felt at the time that it was best to tell the truth.

If I could go back, I would NOT admit to the drug use.  When I admitted it, they had me go to ANOTHER medical exam which cost another fee.  I was also questioned AGAIN about it when I got to the US and did the USCIS green card interview.  All of this could have been avoided if I had NOT admitted to it.

I was still approved but not it is in my record.

If there you have never been arrested or gone jail for drugs, there is just not reason to admit it.  It seems like the medical exam and USCIS want to make sure that you are not addicted to or selling drugs.

 

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i-129f petition Slec form

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Note: You cannot appear for your US embassy interview without your medical examination and vaccination first.

Medical Requirements for SLEC:

– Payment in Peso 245$-250$ (depends on US embassy dollar rate)

-4 Pieces 2×2 Visa Passport Pictures (for USA)

-Valid Passport

– 2 copies photocopy of passport biopage
-2 copies SLEC Online Registration Form
-2 copies USEM interview Appointment
-2 copies NVC letter or Screenshots MCN status “Ready”
-black pen

If you are going to your medical appointment at St Luke’s Extension Clinic (also known as SLEC), you have an advantage if you fill out the pre-registration online form (found here: at http://www.slec.ph/).  A pregistration online form serves as their record and so you won’t have to fill out a lot of forms when you arrive at the clinic.  It will ask about your personal information as well as your case number that was given to you by National Visa Center.  It is also written in the letter that the US Embassy is supposed to mail to you.  To fill out the form, you have to go to their webpage at http://www.slec.ph/.  On the front page, you will see the options to choose different countries.  Select the country you are being petitioned to go to.  For example, if your fiance is from the US and you are going to the US, then choose the USA.  If you are going to Canada, then choose that country.  Click online registration: i-129-petition-slec

Once you click online registration, it will take you to another page.  It also shows the specific instruction on what you need to do. Browse below:

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The website will ask for your case number and your interview date if available.  Also, place your personal information as indicated in your passport.  Review all the details before submitting to SLEC. Once you are done, you can now print it out.  Make at least 2 copies of your forms because they require 2 copies during your medical examination.

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SLEC Experience TIPs:

  • Arrive as early as 4:30 am so you wont be stuck in St lukes all day.
  • Prepare all the requirements needed before going there. Click the link for requirements. http://efilipinowomen.com/k-1-visa-process-slec-medical-examination-july-21-2014/
  • Do not be nervous. Just be honest with the doctor.
  • If you had experimental drug use and have not been convicted of a crime and are not addicted, do not mention it.
  • Bring cash or withdraw it in a nearby atm. The medical exam fee is $245.00 for adults and $185.00 for kids. Convert it to peso. Last year, their rate was P45.00 per dollar.

 

 

 

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k-1 visa process Places to stay Near SLEC Medical Center

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TITLE: k-1 visa process Places to stay Near SLEC Medical Center

(browse below to read my personal experience)

  1. Cherry blossoms.  Cherry blossoms is a few steps away from SLEC. It is next to a seafood market. The rooms are clean, decent and spacious. Cherry blossoms also offers complimentary breakfast buffet at the lobby. Average room per night is P2000.00.

http://reservations.directwithhotels.com/reservation/selectDates/16121/campaign/ppc/k-1 visa process hotel near SLEC

  1. Hotel Soriente.  Soriente is 20-30 steps away from SLEC medical center. Although it is very near, I have read many bad reviews about it.  My uncle stayed there and I asked him if the reviews about small cockroaches was true. He said yes.. it is true.  Ew ew :(. Anyway the standard room price starts at P1500.00

    image: myphilippinelife.com
    image: myphilippinelife.com
  2. Ralph Anthony Suites. While researching this place I learned that it is packed for a month (October).  I’m not sure if there is a specific event in October in Manila but I know it is rainy season in the Philippines (October Fest?! ;p ).  The Superior room cost is $ 71 (P2800.00)k-1 visa process hotel near SLEC
  3. Waterfront Manila Pavilion.  The Waterfront’s rooms are normally carpeted with a relaxing ambience. This hotel looks new and quite beautiful. Room rates are P3000.00 (75 usd) and above. Prices may change depending on the season.k-1 visa process hotel near SLEC
  4. Casa Bocobo Hotel. I have chose Casa for both of my two trips to Manila during the fiance visa process. The receptionist are welcoming, pretty and friendly. Casa Bocobo is quiet with a clean environment.  I love the staff.  They made me feel better even if it sucks to be there (in Manila).  They have a cafe next to the lobby. There’s only a few option for food but it tastes good.  I would recommend staying in a room opposite to the roadside because the traffic outside can gets very noisy.  Average room price is P 1500 for the petite room (single occupancy).k-1 visa process hotel near SLEC
  5. Paragon Tower Hotel.
  6. Lodging Houses, Inns and guesthouse.  There is a guesthouse across from SLEC but it is nasty.  It is cheap around P 1000.00 (25 usd). It is so crowded around SLEC area and dirty too. I met a cebuana during my medical exam and she said that her and her mom where staying in a lodging house.  She said it had now A/C and it cost P700. I know lodging houses in the Philippines are dirty so I didn’t even consider staying in one.

Here is a google map for restaurants, hotels and other buildings around SLEC medical Center: https://www.google.com/maps/place/St.+Luke’s+Medical+Center+Extension+Clinic/@14.579186,120.9818631,19z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x7d39c1b9fcf628f7

Personal Opinion:

During my stay in Manila, I walked around a bit to check for hotels around the area.  I was looking for convenience and resources such as banks, money remittance locations and restaurants.  I have to be honest and say that I never felt safe around that area. However, I knew I had to complete the medical examination and there is no other place to do it. It was very crowded there everyday. I stayed at Casa Bocobo Hotel which is walking distance from SLEC. It was quiet and the receptionists were nice. They serve free breakfast too during your stay.

I noticed that some people were coughing within SLEC.  I would advise on buying a mask before you enter the building. They also start early around 5am so you have to line up at 4am to get a priority number. The customer service is poor. The staff and the doctors are also exhausted by 9am.  They have to attend to hundreds of people every single day.

During the rainy days, the roads were muddy and the area is very polluted. Taxi drivers want to rip off their passengers.  During my each of my two trips to Manila for medical and interview, only one out of several taxis were honest or even nice to me.  I also went to Robinson’s Mall which is a few steps away from St. Lukes.  The customer service at Cabalen Restaurant was not good and the food was average.  I cannot recommend it. Just prepare yourself.  Do not expect much during your stay in Ermita, Manila.  Anyway, have a safe trip  and just get over it and be home soon after the obstacle ( SLEC):-)

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k-1 visa process SLEC Medical Examination, July 21, 2014

Note: SLEC is first come, first serve. There is no scheduling of medical apointment. You have to be there to get your priority number for them to perform the medical examination on the same day. No credit cards accepted. The payment is only in cash.

In the year 2015, St Luke’s Extension Clinic now gives the medical result to the applicants to take to the US embassy interview.

For women, do not go there if you are on your menstrual period. They do not conduct medical examination if you are have menstruation.

What should You do before entering the SLEC building?

  • Eat breakfast! lol. Food is not allowed inside the building.They check the bags and are quite strict about it.
  • Bring a mask. People keep coughing and you might catch diseases from SLEC.
  • Prepare the requirements needed that are mentioned below before you get to the counter

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    SLEC view from Kalaw Avenue intersection

Note: Admission of drug use leads to an additional payment of P1000.00 for psychiatric test which takes 4-5 working days of evaluation. Ensure that you are healthy before you do your medical examination as it can delay you from your interview and getting your visa. Applicants should do medical exam atleast 2 weeks before the interview because SLEC only send results once a week.

 

DAY 1

1. Go there at exactly 4 am to get a priority number early.Senior citizens
are prioritized.

2. Prepare two photocopies of passport. It must be in short bond paper, not enlarged and photocopied vertically.

 3. Prepare 2 photocopies of NVC, the letter that the embassy sent for guidelines.
4. 2 copies of 2×2 visa photos with complete name at the back of the picture.
5. 2 photocopies of the appointment letter.
6. 2 copies of slec registration online. Click here to pre-register in St. lukes online. 

What is the sequence of the medical for K-1 fiancee?
Along the process, passport should be ready as it is presented at all times.

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1. Submit your requirements at the ground floor. It opens at 6am.
2. Pay the medical fee of P 9,812.00 on the 5th floor. People affected by Typhoon Yolanda (which is Tacloban, Leyte Cebu and other part of Visayas) and earthquake victims in Bohol have a discount of 20%.
3. Proceed to 3rd floor and fill up the form for chest xray.
4. Proceed to 4th floor for taking the blood test.

5. Next is the physical examination. All applicants must take their clothes off and wear a hospital gown. The doctor will ask questions about medical history, allergies, medicines taken and previous drug use. I know they say to be honest but here is the reality: If you had experimental use but not a drug addiction and do not have criminal record, its best not to admit because it delays your medical result and you must undergo a psychiatric test. Other question which an applicant must not deny is, have you given birth?

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SLEC 5th floor

There was one case where a woman got denied her fiancee visa because of lying about having children. Another woman I met who denied giving birth got caught too and was confronted by the doctor to tell the truth as it can affect her visa.  She told the truth and got approved during interview.

How did the female doctor find out?

They do check parts of your body including vagina and can tell if it had given birth or not. They also check scars in your body and wrist to see if you had suicidal attempts in the past.

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6. Proceed back to the 3rd floor and wait for x ray result.

7. If there are no problems regarding the medical, you can proceed for
vaccination the same day or next day.

 

Day 2 Medical Examination

Note: They need 4pcs 2×2 visa photos. 2 during registration and 2 in the releasing area.

1. Vaccination , you will be interviewed by the physician and nurses to confirm
if you have had cancer, diseases, and more history of previous illnesses. He/she will make you sign a piece of paper to confirm that you are not pregnant during the vaccination.

2. The physician will ask you of your last first day of menstruation
and will make you sign another piece of paper to confirm the vaccination and that you are not pregnant.

3. She will also remind you once more that you cannot get pregnant
for 4 months. It varies depending on how many shots you get. I got 3 shots. Others who had 1 or 2 shots are advised not to get pregnant for a month.

4. After the shots, you can proceed to the releasing area at the ground floor.

5. Wait for your name to be called. They will ask for 2 more 2×2 visa
photos and the passport.

6. Wait again and they will call you for releasing the copy of your
vaccination paper, X-ray cd and passport with the date, patient number and stamp of SLEC.

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