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About ababsurd

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  • Birthday 05/17/1990
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  1. It sounds odd, but it was a good idea to write an email to the Consulate, they will definitely troubleshoot for you. Good luck!
  2. @ceejack Have a look at this capture from Packet3
  3. The $535 fee only covers the I-129F petition. How were you able to schedule the interview without paying the $265 fee? The U.S. Consulate General Naples specifies in Packet 3 that you will need to print the Interview confirmation page, and that page also includes the payment receipt. The payment has to be made prior to the interview. Also, you will need to pay a €220 fee for the medical examination at Istituto Diagnostico Varelli on the day before your interview. There may be additional fees if you're missing some vaccinations. Have a look here: https://it.usembassy.gov/it/visti/iv/k1/
  4. I'm adjusting from K1. I completed the I-131 Form a few weeks after the I-765 and I-485, so it has a different signature date. Do the signature dates on each form confirm the "concurrent filing"? Just a silly last minute doubt.
  5. That's great, good for you! Yes, reporting the problem would be a good idea. I live in Miami. I was able to get in touch with a civil surgeon and I had to insist to make him believe me. He instructed me to go to Wallgreens to get the MMR shot, go to him and he will file part 4-6-9 of Form I693 for $150. The MMR at Wallgreens is $100. I could use my husband's health plan (I'm co-dependent) and get it for $0 somewhere else, but the problem with healthplans is that they're able to schedule appointments only for 4-5 weeks later. I need to get this done quickly because my I94 expired a few days ago and I really want to send the AOS packet out ASAP. So in the end I'm still going to pay a lot of money, $250, which is even more than the medical I did back in Italy. Unreal.
  6. Cheap? Even less than that would be a ridiculous price. Most probably assume all immigrants are naive and try to sell you the "you have to do the full medical again" BS. That's good. Good luck!
  7. Renew it now! Don't skip it! And keep your old passport with you in case you need to prove anything. Form I-129F is filed by the Petitioner, even if you did enter your current passport number in the form it will only be used by USCIS to verify your past entries in the U.S territory. If you renew it now, you will have the passport soon enough and you will be able to use it to file DS-160 and complete the rest of your interview phase. It's important to file DS-160 with the number of the same passport you will give to the Consul. It's where they will print your Visa and it has to match. In bocca al lupo!!!
  8. Okay, here are the final updates: In the end I just decided that it would be much safer to get the MMR missing vaccination. All the other alternative solutions that I have are too time-consuming. I looked up the USCIS authorized Civil Surgeons list on https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor I called more than 20 contacts and spent the rest of the day on the phone. I couldn't find a single doctor willing to give me the vaccination and file only part 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 9 of Form I-693. They would all insist that I need to do the full medical again. This means paying for a full visit and getting tested for tuberculosis, syphilis, gonorrhea AGAIN. Prices go up to $350. Hell, no. I had my full medical examination done in Italy the day before my interview in March and I paid a lot for it. The results have already been sent to USCIS by the border officer who inspected me at the POE, to whom I gave the sealed envelope with the results. There's nothing more I need to prove besides that one missing vaccination. For some reason, I didn't get a blanket waiver for my missing shot. I should have gotten a C (contraindicated) blanket waiver, because I had just had the Varicella vaccination done two weeks before the medical examination by the public Italian healthcare system (it was free, that's why), and I was instructed not to get any additional vaccines for at least 30 days. Also, my blood test results showed that I have enough immunity for MMR. If you end up in the same situation, remember to know your rights. The I-693 instructions couldn't be any clearer: 3. What if I am a K nonimmigrant visa holder and already had a medical examination overseas? [...] (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 Part 9. Vaccination Record completed by a designated civil surgeon. In this case, you must submit Parts 1., 2., 3., 4., 6., and 9. of Form I-693. So, if you have missing vaccinations like I do, and you do not have a blanket waiver on your DS-3025 for that category, remember to have a Civil Surgeon file those parts of I-693 on your behalf. Do not believe civil surgeons who insist you need to do the full examination again and pay a full fee again. After endless attempts, I finally found a center authorized by USCIS who was willing to listen to my claims. I made them look up the instructions and they finally agreed with me. Nonetheless, most doctors will still dictate that they are not authorized to only complete part 4/6/9 (part 1/2/3 need to be filed by the applicant) only to scrounge the full price out of your pocket. Thieves. I was instructed be to get the MMR vaccination at a Wallgreens and go there with the receipt and the forms, of which they will file the parts I need. I was told that the required MMR shots are indeed two. Not having a blanker waiver would result in a RFE in most cases. This is a really easy step to miss in the application. Getting a medical examination done before the interview gave me the illusion that I was fully covered for my next steps of the application. Thank you @LizM for your support! TLDR: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE REQUIRED VACCINATIONS LISTED ON YOUR DS-3025 OR A BLANKET WAIVER FOR THEM. EVEN IF YOU HAD THE MEDICAL EXAMINATION DONE, IT MAY HAPPEN THAT YOUR VACCINATION RECORD IS INCOMPLETE OR THAT THE PANEL PHYSICIAN FAILED TO FILE A BLANKET WAIVER. FIND A CIVIL SURGEON ON THE USCIS WEBSITE, GET THE MISSING VACCINATIONS, AND MAKE THEM FILE PART 4/6/9 OF FORM I-693. IF YOU ARE A K1 APPLICANT AND ALREADY HAD YOUR MEDICAL, DO NOT BELIEVE CS WHO TELL YOU YOU NEED TO DO IT AGAIN. MAKE THEM READ THE INSTRUCTIONS.
  9. Also, the CDC website states that Technically this means that I am covered, but if so, why do I read about so many people getting RFE(s) for the second missing MMR shot? And why is my Blanket Waiver absent? It's extremely conflicting information.
  10. Thank you for your help, it means a lot. Unfortunately the blood test results that I have are not accepted because they were performed in Eu and not in the U.S. I would have to do them again, but at this point I might as well just get the extra shot and have a Civil Surgeon file part of the form for me. The instructions of Form I-693 specify that: I called more than 10 Civil Surgeons listed on the USCIS website and none of them is willing to give me a shot without giving me the full medical again. Fees range from 200 to 350 and I'm not willing to have any of that. I really just need the shot and a doctor who can report it as specified on (C)(2) Now I've just spoken to a Civil Surgeon who asked me to mail him my form DS-3025. He will let me know if he can just give me the shot and file Form I-693 for me. Fingers crossed.
  11. No, he didn't say anything. He just looked at my Italian vaccination records and said that I had everything I needed. Isn't the Overseas medical examination supposed to certify that an Applicant meets all the requirements? I had no clue the required MMR shots were 2 and not just 1. Or at least, it seems to be what everyone agrees on. I haven't found any official statement about it, and the info on https://www.cdc.gov/immigrantrefugeehealth/exams/ti/civil/vaccination-civil-technical-instructions.html doesn't clarify it either. Thankfully I just realized it so I have time to make adjustments now. I was double checking my DS3025 and noticed I have only one MMR shot listed but no blanket waiver. I have a blanket waiver for every other vaccination I'm not required to have. I am uncertain on what to do next, because according to the Panel Physician I am good, but am I good for USCIS? People do get the RFE for the missing MMR shot. So confusing.
  12. Hello, I was reviewing my AOS packet and while giving a second read to the I-693 instructions something caught my attention. I did my medical in March 2018 and I received a completed Form DS-3025 to include in the application. My vaccinations record show that I only have one MMR shot, which I received one year after my birth. I never received other MMR shots. On the day of the medical back in Italy, the Panel Physician determined that I did not need a second one. However, the blanket waiver section on DS-3025 was left blank. I read experiences from other applicants getting an RFE for missing vaccinations - would that be my case as well? I also have with me the results of immunoglobulin blood tests for measles, mumps, and rubella that I took in Italy during my yearly checkup. They show that my immunity levels are high, but I now understand that any test or result from foreign countries will not be valid. What are my next steps? Do I really have to contact a civil surgeon and have the medical exam again? Is it possible to visit a civil surgeon only to have a second shot and avoid to do the same medical ($$$) test I did 3 months ago? Thanks
  13. If you are not a U.K. resident, you will have to go to Italy to prepare for your Interview. I think it's more convenient, you will have to collect the majority of your documents from the Italian institutions anyways Do you have your residence in Italy?
  14. I'll send you a private reply in Messages, I'm not sure if the forum terms of service allow users to write in other languages