No, it is not a similar process to the medical exam. You do need to make an appointment either by telephone or on-line. If you have an attorney assisting you, she/he should provide the information about what is needed. If not, I strongly urge you to at least consult with a licensed, experienced immigration attorney before departing the U.S. to make sure you have all the paperwork complete, have all the instructions about what will be needed at the consulate, and do not have any inadmissibility issues about which you are not aware and have waiver(s) ready to submit, if needed.
Here is the link to the website for the fingerprint appointment processing: http://usvisa-info.com/es-MX/selfservice/ss_country_welcome You also may wish to review information on immigrant visa processing on the consulate's website to find out what to do for your medical exam and what to bring and expect the day of the appointment: http://ciudadjuarez.usconsulate.gov/immigrant_visas.html.
Ms. Doerrie's answer to your question is general in nature, as not all facts and circumstances relating to the specific person(s) and situations involved are known to her. Ms. Doerrie recommends consulting with an immigration attorney regarding your specific facts and circumstances prior to making any legal decision or submitting any form or application. This response does not create an attorney/client relationship.
The Consulate will send you a package with all of this information. You can also contact the Consulate and ask your questions directly to the agent as each local US Consulate has specific rules that apply to them. Good luck.
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You need to make an appointment to get your fingerprints taken. Good luck.
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I agree with my colleagues.
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