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Hello everyone,

I am preparing my AOS documents and of course, as always, confusion has set in.

So I was told at my consulate doctors appointment in Frankfurt, Germany, that I was all clear and that I only MIGHT need to get an additional Mumps vaccination IF they asked for it. Not sure what this means for me at this stage.

I was given a Vaccination Documentation Worksheet (DS-3025), which said under 2. Summary for Immigrant Visa Applicants : US vaccination requirements COMPLETE (Requesting a Blanket Waiver). There is supposedly also a 2nd page to it which I am still looking for in my stash of papers.

I also have a closed letter with a red "do not open" sticker notifying me that it contains a copy of my medical examination. I also have the results of my X-rays on CD-R.

Now, are any of these form I-693? If not, what do I still need to do to get it?

Thank you very much in advance!

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All I sent in was the little sealed envelope saying "Contains Medical Documents - Do Not Open" that I got from the consulate. I got approved without problems.


K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

Aug. 31, 2017: In-Line for Interview

Sept. 6, 2017: Interview Scheduled

Oct. 16, 2017: Interview

Oct. 25, 2017: Oath Appointment Letter received

Nov. 1, 2017: Oath Ceremony

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It would seem if you have the sealed package you should be set. It should contain the completed 693 as well as a copy of the 3025.

Good Luck!


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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It would seem if you have the sealed package you should be set. It should contain the completed 693 as well as a copy of the 3025.

Good Luck!

It does not contain an I-693. It contains the DS medical exam forms that you get from a panel physician abroad, which the DS-3025 is part of.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Hello everyone,

I am preparing my AOS documents and of course, as always, confusion has set in.

So I was told at my consulate doctors appointment in Frankfurt, Germany, that I was all clear and that I only MIGHT need to get an additional Mumps vaccination IF they asked for it. Not sure what this means for me at this stage.

I was given a Vaccination Documentation Worksheet (DS-3025), which said under 2. Summary for Immigrant Visa Applicants : US vaccination requirements COMPLETE (Requesting a Blanket Waiver). There is supposedly also a 2nd page to it which I am still looking for in my stash of papers.

I also have a closed letter with a red "do not open" sticker notifying me that it contains a copy of my medical examination. I also have the results of my X-rays on CD-R.

Now, are any of these form I-693? If not, what do I still need to do to get it?

Thank you very much in advance!

A short tutorial about the forms and doctors for anybody reading this:

The doctors abroad are called Panel Physicians. They are contracted by the US Department of State which is the parent agency over the embassy and issues visas. The Panel Physician can only fill out "DS" forms like the DS-3025 immunization form. Easy to remember--DS for Department of State.

The doctors in the US are called Civil Surgeons. They are contracted by USCIS, the agency that will issue your greencard. The Civil Surgeon can only fill out "I" forms like the I-693 medical form. I think the "I" comes from their former name INS, Immigration and Naturalization Services.

To the OP:

The USCIS will accept the Dept of State medical results used to get your K1 visa as long as a year hasn't passed. If your immunizations needed for AOS were all recorded by the Panel Physician on the DS-3025, USCIS will accept that as proof that you have met the AOS requirements. If a shot or two were missing and you went to get them later, then they are not all on one official government form. You will have to go to a Civil Surgeon will all your proofs so he can write them onto one form...the I-693. You can download it from USCIS.gov and read the instructions for it if you think your DS-3025 is not complete.

Without seeing your DS-3025 form, I can't really comment on if the required shots are there or not.

The other things you have--

1) X-Ray on cd. That is not needed by immigration. You have been cleared of tuberculosis on the written report. USCIS does not read x-rays. They read the report.

2) Seal envelope with copy of your medical results. Your embassy would have had to see a the original of the medical results to approve your visa. If this copy was handed to you at the medical, then perhaps it is a spare photocopy. Normally your embassy would put all your immigration files including the original medical results in a sealed envelope to turn in at POE. Those results would end up in your AOS file. Can you clarify if the doctor gave you the envelope you have, or if the embassy gave it to you after the interview?

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England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

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Germany appears to provide a copy of the medical in a sealed envelope to them to use for AOS. I have seen several others from Germany mention getting this envelope for AOS that has a copy of their complete medical inside.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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So since I'm not allowed to open the envelope and my other documents were all okay and I haven't gotten the Mumps vaccination for the exact reason that I don't know if USCIS will deem it necessary, what should I do?

Should I just provide the documents in the envelope with my other AOS papers and hope for the best?

If they need anything else, would that mean I get an RFE?

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So since I'm not allowed to open the envelope and my other documents were all okay and I haven't gotten the Mumps vaccination for the exact reason that I don't know if USCIS will deem it necessary, what should I do?

Should I just provide the documents in the envelope with my other AOS papers and hope for the best?

If they need anything else, would that mean I get an RFE?

You said you have a copy of your DS-3025 outside the envelope? What do you have on the MMR or the Mumps, measles, Rubella lines? What check marks or dates. Do you have letters in the last column for waivers? Write them out. I don't think you can find a separate Mump shot any more. They tend to be manufactured as a group.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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It does not contain an I-693. It contains the DS medical exam forms that you get from a panel physician abroad, which the DS-3025 is part of.

Jay-Kay,

Thanks for the clarification. I guess I thought the sealed package included the 693, but apparently I was wrong.


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Nich-Nick: I indeed have received a DS-3025 without an envelope at the Panel Physician's office. That's in addition to the sealed envelope I received from the Consulate.

Under measels, mumps, rubella I have:

MMR: diagonal line through the last (blanket waivers) box.

Measles: 06/20/86, 03/11/88; Test for immunity: 12/11/14; check mark in last (blanket waivers) box.

Mumps: 06/20/86, 03/11/88; Test for immunity: no date (left blank); check mark in the last (blanket waivers) box.

Rubella: Test for immunity: 12/11/14; in the last (blanket waivers) box: hard to tell if it's supposed to be a check mark or line.

Under 2. Summary for Visa Applicants, there is a little cross in the "US vaccination requirements complete" box. I was going by that.

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Can you clarify if the doctor gave you the envelope you have, or if the embassy gave it to you after the interview?

Nich-Nick, the envelope is being given to the applicant by the consulate after the interview. It is sealed by the consulate itself. As I have said before, I only sent the envelope for my AOS and so did many others from Germany, and we all got approved without any problem as far as I am aware. OP should just make sure that her vaccination record is complete.


K1 Visa
Feb. 29, 2012: I-129F sent
March 8, 2012: NOA1 (VSC)
August 30, 2012: NOA2
Oct. 1, 2012: Packet 3 received
Nov. 3, 2012: Packet 4 received
Nov. 15, 2012: Interview - approved!
Jan. 18, 2013: POE New York Seaport
Feb. 2, 2013: Wedding

AOS
March 6, 2013: AOS Package sent
March 12, 2013: I-485, I-765, I-131 NOA's
March 29, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

May 10, 2013: EAD/AP approved
Sept. 5, 2013: "Potential Interview Waiver Case" letter received
Nov. 2, 2013: AOS approved (no interview)

ROC
Aug. 4, 2015: I-751 sent
Aug. 6, 2015: NOA1 (CSC)
Sept. 4, 2015: Biometrics Appointment
Feb. 10, 2016: ROC approved

 

Dual Citizenship
Aug. 26, 2016: BBG application sent (permit to retain German citizenship)
Nov. 21, 2016: BBG approval notice received (p/u at German Honorary Consulate, OKC: Feb. 6, 2017)
Dec. 8, 2016: N-400 sent
Dec. 12, 2016: Priority Date (NBC)

Jan. 9, 2017: Biometrics Appointment

Aug. 31, 2017: In-Line for Interview

Sept. 6, 2017: Interview Scheduled

Oct. 16, 2017: Interview

Oct. 25, 2017: Oath Appointment Letter received

Nov. 1, 2017: Oath Ceremony

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