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Ok here's what happened earlier.

I called one of the civil surgeon designated by USCIS (Dr. Dan Azar, Access OmniCare, 39180 Farwell Drive, Suite 231, Freemont, CA 94538) to get an appointment. I spoke with the receptionist and explained her that I need to get an appointment with Dr. Dan Azar to transcribe my vaccination into I-693 Form. She said their available date is March 10th at 3:30pm, so I agreed (it will be on next week). When I asked her how much it will cost me, she said its $120.00 for exam. Hmmmmm... what??!!! (I said to myself,hehehe)... I told her I don't need to redo my medical exam, I just need someone to transcribe my vaccination because I just had my med exam in St. Lukes on November 17th, 2014. The lady transfer me to another person (she said she's the manager) and she asked me why do I need an appointment. I explained to her that I am a K1 visa holder, I already had my medical exam and vaccination in the Philippines and I have the written documentation with me and I would like a get an appointment with the civil surgeon to transcribe my vaccination into I-693 form for my adjustment of status. She said it will cost you $120.00 because you need to undergo medical exam................... I ended up cancelling my appointment with them :(

For me, $120.00 is still $120.00. I don't want my husband to spend money AGAIN for medical exam. We paid alot of money for my visa/med exam, and now for my adjustment of status.

Anyone here has the same problem getting a civil surgeon who is knowledgeable in K-1/DS-3025? And anyone here knows a civil surgeon who can fill up my I-693 form without full medicals and with cheaper fee?

By the way, I'm in Fremont, CA.

Thanks VJ'ers!!

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***K-1 Visa***

MAY 01, 2014: Met in person and got Engaged!
JULY 01, 2014: Sent I-129F Packet to Dallas Lockbox
JULY 04, 2014: Received via USPS Tracking
JULY 09, 2014: USCIS received the case - route to CSC - notified via email/text
JULY 10, 2014: NOA1 Hardcopy received and ARN changed
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Approved!!! (via USCIS site)...yipeee!!!! (80 days from NOA1)
OCTOBER 01, 2014: Got NOA2 Hardcopy
OCTOBER 15, 2014: Called NVC and got our MNL case # (19 days after approval)
OCTOBER 20, 2014: Paid the visa fee (BPI)
OCTOBER 22, 2014: Case status "In Transit". Completed and submitted DS-160 Form
OCTOBER 23, 2014: CEAC status "READY"
OCTOBER 30, 2014: Received NVC Letter thru mail (letter dated October 21st)
NOVEMBER 17, 2014: Medical (SLEC) - Result "Passed"
NOVEMBER 21, 2014: Received letter from US Embassy (Manila)
NOVEMBER 24, 2014: Interview - Result "Approved" :thumbs:
NOVEMBER 26, 2014: CEAC status "Administrative Processing"
NOVEMBER 28, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED" :dance:
DECEMBER 02, 2014: Got text message from 2GO courier that my US Visa is ready to pick up :wow:
DECEMBER 06, 2014: Got my Visa. :dancing:
DECEMBER 15, 2014: CFO Seminar (didn't get my certificate and sticker - the counselor wanted to have copies of chat logs and I forgot to bring, huhuhu)
DECEMBER 19, 2014: Follow up seminar with CFO... Got my CFO certificate and seminar
DECEMBER 26, 2014: POE - San Francisco, CA (L) (L)
DECEMBER 30, 2014: Courthouse Wedding

JANUARY 15, 2015: Got my SS card (with my married name)

***AOS, EAD & AP***

MARCH 12, 2015: Sent AOS, EAD & AP packet via USPS (Express Mail)

MARCH 13, 2015: Packet delivered & signed (via USPS tracking)

MARCH 18, 2015: Receipt notice from USCIS (via text message and email)

MARCH 23, 2015: Received NOA's in mail

APRIL 04, 2015 : Received Biometrics Appointment Notice via mail

APRIL 14, 2015 : Biometrics (in Oakland)

APRIL 23, 2015 : Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview

APRIL 29, 2015 : Received letter from USCIS for my initial interview

MAY 27, 2015 : EAD and AP is approved

MAY 29, 2015 : Interview.... APPROVED!!!

JUNE 04, 2015 : EAD/AP combo card received

JUNE 07, 2015 : GC received!!!

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~~Moved to AOS from Family from Philippines forum. As this is about civil surgeon transcribing the vaccination report and will get more help here.~~


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Back when I did mine I just rang around and ended up getting it done for free, now my understanding is that it is no longer required.


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Yvette, $120 is not bad because mine is $195.. well, if you are not comfortable with the price then find another surgeon... hope you can find cheaper...

https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.type&OfficeLocator.office_type=CIV

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Civil-surgeons wanting to give K-1s a new medical exam is a common problem that many seem to not be educated about. If you are certain that you do not need another medical exam then just keep calling civil-surgeons on the list until you find one that will do what you want.


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67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
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78 (7/10/12) Interview
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I struggled to understand this part of the process when I went through it.

I did NOT have another medical exam, because I had just had one & everything was completed properly.

Form I-693 Instructions: page 5 of 9
Section III Frequently Asked Questions
3. What if I am a K non-immigrant visa holder and already had a medical exam overseas?
If you were admitted as
a: K-1 fiancé(e) or a K-2 child of a K-1 fiancé(e); or as a
b.K-3 spouse of a U.S. citizen or a K-4 child of a K-3 spouse of a U.S. citizen; and
c.You received a medical examination prior to admission, then:
(1)You are not required to have another medical examination as long as your Form I-485 is filed within one year of
your overseas medical examination, and the medical examination did not reveal a Class A medical condition, or
if you did have a Class A medical condition, you received a waiver of inadmissibility and have complied with
the terms and conditions on the waiver.
(2)Even if a new medical examination is not required, you must still show proof that you complied with the
vaccination requirements.
If the vaccination record (DS 3025) was not properly completed and included as part
of the original overseas medical examination report, you will have to have the vaccination report completed by
a designated civil surgeon. In this case, you are required to submit the vaccination record and page 1 of Form

I-693.

When filling out my forms I did the following for the 'medical portion':

Cover page for this section reads:

Form DS-3025/Vaccination Documentation Worksheet (1 page)

Second page of this section, included this statement:

*See attachment for copy of Form DS-3025*

Vaccination Documentaion Worksheet (Form DS-3025)

from Panel Physician

Per instructions for I-693, the form is not required as a medial exam for K1-Visa

was completed within the last year

Medical Examination for issuance of non-immigrant fiance K1-Visa

completed MM/DD/YYYY

Third page is a copy of:

Vaccination Documentaion Worksheet (Form DS-3025) from Panel Physician

Hope this helps you.

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Ok here's what happened earlier.

I called one of the civil surgeon designated by USCIS (Dr. Dan Azar, Access OmniCare, 39180 Farwell Drive, Suite 231, Freemont, CA 94538) to get an appointment. I spoke with the receptionist and explained her that I need to get an appointment with Dr. Dan Azar to transcribe my vaccination into I-693 Form. She said their available date is March 10th at 3:30pm, so I agreed (it will be on next week). When I asked her how much it will cost me, she said its $120.00 for exam. Hmmmmm... what??!!! (I said to myself,hehehe)... I told her I don't need to redo my medical exam, I just need someone to transcribe my vaccination because I just had my med exam in St. Lukes on November 17th, 2014. The lady transfer me to another person (she said she's the manager) and she asked me why do I need an appointment. I explained to her that I am a K1 visa holder, I already had my medical exam and vaccination in the Philippines and I have the written documentation with me and I would like a get an appointment with the civil surgeon to transcribe my vaccination into I-693 form for my adjustment of status. She said it will cost you $120.00 because you need to undergo medical exam................... I ended up cancelling my appointment with them :(

For me, $120.00 is still $120.00. I don't want my husband to spend money AGAIN for medical exam. We paid alot of money for my visa/med exam, and now for my adjustment of status.

Anyone here has the same problem getting a civil surgeon who is knowledgeable in K-1/DS-3025? And anyone here knows a civil surgeon who can fill up my I-693 form without full medicals and with cheaper fee?

By the way, I'm in Fremont, CA.

Thanks VJ'ers!!

Save your money. Follow these directions.

You do not need the medical exam tests repeated. If your medical was done within a year of filing for AOS (which your's has), that is all you need. No exam or partial tests to do.

You can use the I-693 instructions, Page 5 #3 > http://www.uscis.gov...QA-11-13-12.pdf

Edited by Greenbaum

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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Sorry my links are not working on the above most. Try these:

You can use the I-693 instructions, Page 5 #3 > http://tinyurl.com/qxjbg3b

The I-485 instructions, Page 4 #7 C. > http://tinyurl.com/p5ztb7n

And this Q&A from a USCIS civil surgeon seminar, Page 15, Q&A #57 > http://tinyurl.com/k6rt66o


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Ok here's what happened earlier.

I called one of the civil surgeon designated by USCIS (Dr. Dan Azar, Access OmniCare, 39180 Farwell Drive, Suite 231, Freemont, CA 94538) to get an appointment. I spoke with the receptionist and explained her that I need to get an appointment with Dr. Dan Azar to transcribe my vaccination into I-693 Form. She said their available date is March 10th at 3:30pm, so I agreed (it will be on next week). When I asked her how much it will cost me, she said its $120.00 for exam. Hmmmmm... what??!!! (I said to myself,hehehe)... I told her I don't need to redo my medical exam, I just need someone to transcribe my vaccination because I just had my med exam in St. Lukes on November 17th, 2014. The lady transfer me to another person (she said she's the manager) and she asked me why do I need an appointment. I explained to her that I am a K1 visa holder, I already had my medical exam and vaccination in the Philippines and I have the written documentation with me and I would like a get an appointment with the civil surgeon to transcribe my vaccination into I-693 form for my adjustment of status. She said it will cost you $120.00 because you need to undergo medical exam................... I ended up cancelling my appointment with them :(

For me, $120.00 is still $120.00. I don't want my husband to spend money AGAIN for medical exam. We paid alot of money for my visa/med exam, and now for my adjustment of status.

Anyone here has the same problem getting a civil surgeon who is knowledgeable in K-1/DS-3025? And anyone here knows a civil surgeon who can fill up my I-693 form without full medicals and with cheaper fee?

By the way, I'm in Fremont, CA.

Thanks VJ'ers!!

Psst! Don't need to have the vaccination record transcribed to the I-693. Read the instructions for the I-485, page 4, section 7c : Only need to include a copy of your vaccination record (DS-3025) with the I-485 for AOS. (and I suggest you make a copy of page 4 of the instructions and highlight section 7c and staple it to the copy of the vaccination record, some adjudicators are not all that well educated)

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Hank

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Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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$120 is still $120.00. I want to save my money.

Yes, that's what I thought that I don't need to repeat my med exam and I know that I don't need to pay so much money just to transcribe my vaccination.

Thanks Greenbaum for the links! :)

Thanks for all the inputs...


***K-1 Visa***

MAY 01, 2014: Met in person and got Engaged!
JULY 01, 2014: Sent I-129F Packet to Dallas Lockbox
JULY 04, 2014: Received via USPS Tracking
JULY 09, 2014: USCIS received the case - route to CSC - notified via email/text
JULY 10, 2014: NOA1 Hardcopy received and ARN changed
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Approved!!! (via USCIS site)...yipeee!!!! (80 days from NOA1)
OCTOBER 01, 2014: Got NOA2 Hardcopy
OCTOBER 15, 2014: Called NVC and got our MNL case # (19 days after approval)
OCTOBER 20, 2014: Paid the visa fee (BPI)
OCTOBER 22, 2014: Case status "In Transit". Completed and submitted DS-160 Form
OCTOBER 23, 2014: CEAC status "READY"
OCTOBER 30, 2014: Received NVC Letter thru mail (letter dated October 21st)
NOVEMBER 17, 2014: Medical (SLEC) - Result "Passed"
NOVEMBER 21, 2014: Received letter from US Embassy (Manila)
NOVEMBER 24, 2014: Interview - Result "Approved" :thumbs:
NOVEMBER 26, 2014: CEAC status "Administrative Processing"
NOVEMBER 28, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED" :dance:
DECEMBER 02, 2014: Got text message from 2GO courier that my US Visa is ready to pick up :wow:
DECEMBER 06, 2014: Got my Visa. :dancing:
DECEMBER 15, 2014: CFO Seminar (didn't get my certificate and sticker - the counselor wanted to have copies of chat logs and I forgot to bring, huhuhu)
DECEMBER 19, 2014: Follow up seminar with CFO... Got my CFO certificate and seminar
DECEMBER 26, 2014: POE - San Francisco, CA (L) (L)
DECEMBER 30, 2014: Courthouse Wedding

JANUARY 15, 2015: Got my SS card (with my married name)

***AOS, EAD & AP***

MARCH 12, 2015: Sent AOS, EAD & AP packet via USPS (Express Mail)

MARCH 13, 2015: Packet delivered & signed (via USPS tracking)

MARCH 18, 2015: Receipt notice from USCIS (via text message and email)

MARCH 23, 2015: Received NOA's in mail

APRIL 04, 2015 : Received Biometrics Appointment Notice via mail

APRIL 14, 2015 : Biometrics (in Oakland)

APRIL 23, 2015 : Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview

APRIL 29, 2015 : Received letter from USCIS for my initial interview

MAY 27, 2015 : EAD and AP is approved

MAY 29, 2015 : Interview.... APPROVED!!!

JUNE 04, 2015 : EAD/AP combo card received

JUNE 07, 2015 : GC received!!!

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Psst! Don't need to have the vaccination record transcribed to the I-693. Read the instructions for the I-485, page 4, section 7c : Only need to include a copy of your vaccination record (DS-3025) with the I-485 for AOS. (and I suggest you make a copy of page 4 of the instructions and highlight section 7c and staple it to the copy of the vaccination record, some adjudicators are not all that well educated)

On my DS-3025, the Varicella vaccine was labeled as D (not routinely available), so I guess I need to submit I-693 Form along with my I-485. Am i right?!! I'm so confused.


***K-1 Visa***

MAY 01, 2014: Met in person and got Engaged!
JULY 01, 2014: Sent I-129F Packet to Dallas Lockbox
JULY 04, 2014: Received via USPS Tracking
JULY 09, 2014: USCIS received the case - route to CSC - notified via email/text
JULY 10, 2014: NOA1 Hardcopy received and ARN changed
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Approved!!! (via USCIS site)...yipeee!!!! (80 days from NOA1)
OCTOBER 01, 2014: Got NOA2 Hardcopy
OCTOBER 15, 2014: Called NVC and got our MNL case # (19 days after approval)
OCTOBER 20, 2014: Paid the visa fee (BPI)
OCTOBER 22, 2014: Case status "In Transit". Completed and submitted DS-160 Form
OCTOBER 23, 2014: CEAC status "READY"
OCTOBER 30, 2014: Received NVC Letter thru mail (letter dated October 21st)
NOVEMBER 17, 2014: Medical (SLEC) - Result "Passed"
NOVEMBER 21, 2014: Received letter from US Embassy (Manila)
NOVEMBER 24, 2014: Interview - Result "Approved" :thumbs:
NOVEMBER 26, 2014: CEAC status "Administrative Processing"
NOVEMBER 28, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED" :dance:
DECEMBER 02, 2014: Got text message from 2GO courier that my US Visa is ready to pick up :wow:
DECEMBER 06, 2014: Got my Visa. :dancing:
DECEMBER 15, 2014: CFO Seminar (didn't get my certificate and sticker - the counselor wanted to have copies of chat logs and I forgot to bring, huhuhu)
DECEMBER 19, 2014: Follow up seminar with CFO... Got my CFO certificate and seminar
DECEMBER 26, 2014: POE - San Francisco, CA (L) (L)
DECEMBER 30, 2014: Courthouse Wedding

JANUARY 15, 2015: Got my SS card (with my married name)

***AOS, EAD & AP***

MARCH 12, 2015: Sent AOS, EAD & AP packet via USPS (Express Mail)

MARCH 13, 2015: Packet delivered & signed (via USPS tracking)

MARCH 18, 2015: Receipt notice from USCIS (via text message and email)

MARCH 23, 2015: Received NOA's in mail

APRIL 04, 2015 : Received Biometrics Appointment Notice via mail

APRIL 14, 2015 : Biometrics (in Oakland)

APRIL 23, 2015 : Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview

APRIL 29, 2015 : Received letter from USCIS for my initial interview

MAY 27, 2015 : EAD and AP is approved

MAY 29, 2015 : Interview.... APPROVED!!!

JUNE 04, 2015 : EAD/AP combo card received

JUNE 07, 2015 : GC received!!!

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Did you have chicken pox as a kid? If yes, that shot isn't needed.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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I never had. Also, I did a blood test with my health provider and the result for varicella was Negative :(


***K-1 Visa***

MAY 01, 2014: Met in person and got Engaged!
JULY 01, 2014: Sent I-129F Packet to Dallas Lockbox
JULY 04, 2014: Received via USPS Tracking
JULY 09, 2014: USCIS received the case - route to CSC - notified via email/text
JULY 10, 2014: NOA1 Hardcopy received and ARN changed
SEPTEMBER 26, 2014: Approved!!! (via USCIS site)...yipeee!!!! (80 days from NOA1)
OCTOBER 01, 2014: Got NOA2 Hardcopy
OCTOBER 15, 2014: Called NVC and got our MNL case # (19 days after approval)
OCTOBER 20, 2014: Paid the visa fee (BPI)
OCTOBER 22, 2014: Case status "In Transit". Completed and submitted DS-160 Form
OCTOBER 23, 2014: CEAC status "READY"
OCTOBER 30, 2014: Received NVC Letter thru mail (letter dated October 21st)
NOVEMBER 17, 2014: Medical (SLEC) - Result "Passed"
NOVEMBER 21, 2014: Received letter from US Embassy (Manila)
NOVEMBER 24, 2014: Interview - Result "Approved" :thumbs:
NOVEMBER 26, 2014: CEAC status "Administrative Processing"
NOVEMBER 28, 2014: CEAC status "ISSUED" :dance:
DECEMBER 02, 2014: Got text message from 2GO courier that my US Visa is ready to pick up :wow:
DECEMBER 06, 2014: Got my Visa. :dancing:
DECEMBER 15, 2014: CFO Seminar (didn't get my certificate and sticker - the counselor wanted to have copies of chat logs and I forgot to bring, huhuhu)
DECEMBER 19, 2014: Follow up seminar with CFO... Got my CFO certificate and seminar
DECEMBER 26, 2014: POE - San Francisco, CA (L) (L)
DECEMBER 30, 2014: Courthouse Wedding

JANUARY 15, 2015: Got my SS card (with my married name)

***AOS, EAD & AP***

MARCH 12, 2015: Sent AOS, EAD & AP packet via USPS (Express Mail)

MARCH 13, 2015: Packet delivered & signed (via USPS tracking)

MARCH 18, 2015: Receipt notice from USCIS (via text message and email)

MARCH 23, 2015: Received NOA's in mail

APRIL 04, 2015 : Received Biometrics Appointment Notice via mail

APRIL 14, 2015 : Biometrics (in Oakland)

APRIL 23, 2015 : Case Is Ready To Be Scheduled For An Interview

APRIL 29, 2015 : Received letter from USCIS for my initial interview

MAY 27, 2015 : EAD and AP is approved

MAY 29, 2015 : Interview.... APPROVED!!!

JUNE 04, 2015 : EAD/AP combo card received

JUNE 07, 2015 : GC received!!!

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Hi..got my vaccines transcribe by Dr. Jhin Lin in fremont also for $50.. at first when I called for an appointment, the secretary said they will charge $120 for skin test and etc..when I get there I just explained that my medicals in the Phils.are still valid and all I want is for them to transcribe my vaccines in I-693 form..they gave me additional flu shot to complete my record for another $20 and handed me a sealed envelope..that's it and we're done..I did it with my K2 also..


MY TIMELINE K1/K2 VISA

04/07/2014 : NOA 2

04/22/2014 : NVC w/ MNL case number

07/30/2014 : Medicals SLEC w/ (2)K2

08/04/2014 : My Psych Evaluation Schedule (due to my Annulment)

08/07/2014 : Psych Interview Passed (received a call from SLEC)

08/08/2014 : My Immunization

08/15/2014 : Pending approved due to CRBA and NBI

09/05/2014 : Applied for CRBA

11/12/2014 : CRBA approved

12/04/2014 : Visa Issued

12/16/2014 : POE-SFO

12/26/2014 : Married

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS W/ MY K2

03/09/2015 : Packet Sent thru USPS

03/12/2015 : Packet delivered CHICAGO lockbox

04/07/2015: : Done w/ biometrics (early walk-in)

04/13/2015: : Status changed to "Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview"

05/21/2015 : EAD/AP Approved

05/22/2015 : EAD updated to "Card being ordered to be produced"

05/28/2015 : EAD card mailed to me

05/30/2015 : EAD/AP combo card and notice 1-797 received

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1) Yes, many doctors are in business to make money, and it's a borderline scam...

or at least its unethical to force medical exam again when you don't need one.

2) That said, I assume you are doing this in preparation for AOS (green card),

EAD (work permit), and AP (travel authorization) packet that you want to sent off?

If so, not everyone needs one. And yes, I agree $120 is $120. Money doesn't grow on the tree.

Your DS-3025 was included in the packet that you turned in at POE,

and it's supposed to make its way back to USCIS and get filed with your case.

So if the DS-3025 was filled out correctly and completely (and they usually are),

and if it successfully make it back to the USCIS, you do not need to worry

about I-693 (and another medical exam).

3) I would just file the packet without (like me) and only if you get RFE for it,

then go get I-693 transcribed. Also, if you call around, sometimes there are some

civil surgeons that will do the I-693 transcribing without requiring medical exam.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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