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i arrived here feb 14, 2006 under K1 visa! right now im processing my paperworks for my AOS. i called the civil surgeon near our place to have an appointment for my vaccines, but they told me that they wont give me one unless i will have medical exams again! ive read in the uscis website that no need to have the medical exams because before we came over here we already have our medical exams in our country and its valid for a year!

and the civil surgeon wants to charge me $145, but i called the county health center and they charge me only $5!

please i really need your suggestions!!!! :help::help::help:


06/17/05 NOA2 approved online

07/18/05 embassy recvd date

12/13/05 k1 packet recieved

12/14/05 advance medical exam

01/04/06 medical exam

01/11/06 interview date 6:30 am AR

02/10/06 Visa on hand

02/14/06 arrived Texas

03/17/06 recieved SSN card

04/15/06 church wedding


AOS (DORA) Dallas Tx.

06/22/06 AOS Interview approved!!!

07/26/06 Biometrics

08/23/06 Recieved welcome letter

08/29/06 Recieved Greencard

03/09/07 Got Driver's License


05/15/08 Sent I-751 to Texas Service Center

05/19/08 Delivered

05/21/08 Check Cashed

06/04/08 Received NOA

06/04/08 Received Biometrics appointment date

06/14/08 Biometrics

06/17/08 Transferred to Vermont

07/22/08 Touched

11/13/08 Touched

03/27/09 Approved...Card production ordered

04/02/09 Approval notice got in the mail

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08/12/2008- our precious little girl was born!!!!


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We did the medical again. Not that it was specifically requested but with all the wait we had incurred, we just didn't want to take that chance. The I-693 was $165.00 at the doc's office. The I-693A was included but Nani needed two shots (MMR & TD) and the county health dept. charged $5.00 for those. So, we were out $170.00 for that part. Couldn't have cared less. Plus, the AO at USCIS asked for the medical and I didn't have to argue with her over the technicalities. We were approved and that is all that matters in the end.

Just my pov.

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i agree..do what they ask..avoid future headaches,...i paid $50 just for them to fill out the form..and about $95 for 2 shots...

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Actually you don't need another medical if yours was done within a year of entering the US on a K-1

Ks: If you were admitted to the United States as a fiance(e) (K-1), child of a fiance(e) (K-2), Spouse of a U.S. citizen (K-3), or child of K-3 (K-4), and received a medical examination prior to admission, then you do not require another medical examination as long as your application for adjustment of status (Form I-485) is filed within one year of your overseas medical examination. You will, however, be required to submit a vaccination supplement with our adjustment of status application. The vaccination supplement must be completed by a designated civil surgeon.

Here is the link http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/i-693faq.htm

What we did was make of copy of this link and showed it to the civil surgeon in our area and all my husband really needed was the form I-693, which we only paid $20 instead of what they wanted to charge us which was $240 for another medical which he did not need!

Good Luck and Best Wishes

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Try to phone another doctor. They sometimes just want the money. I talked to several doctors until I found one that would just give me the Vaccination supplement and I paid 50 dollars for that one. You do not have to make the medical again. The I 693 A Form is completely fine.

Removal of Conditions Timeline:

03/19/2008 - package sent to TSC, let's hope for the best

03/20/2008 - check cashed

03/26/2008 - case sent to Vermont Service Center

04/17/2008 - Biometrics scheduled

05/19/2008 - received I551 extension stamp via INFOPASS

02/12/2009 - APPROVED

02/21/2009 - GC received...no mistakes...valid until 2019

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Do you go to the county health center for the needed shots before going to the civil surgeon? Is there a document from the county health center that you show the civil surgeon?

TIMELINE (Married 9 yrs)

Aug 18, 2005 - Mailed I-130 (wife & kids') to VSC

Aug 29, 2005 - NOA-1 for I-130's received

Sep 13, 2005 - I-130's approved, petition forwarded to NVC

Oct 10, 2005 - I-864 Bill received by agent

Oct 12, 2005 - Paid I-864 Bill by Postal Money Order-$70 for whole family

Dec 17, 2005- checklist for I-864 received, reply sent back & entered into system on Dec 22.

Oct 20, 2005 - Alien spouse received DS-3032 (Choice of Agent) documents

Oct 24,2005 - DS-3032 sent to NVC (fr Phils)

Nov 17, 2005 - IV Fee Bill paid by Money Order & sent

Jan 3, 2006 - Mailed DS-230 to NVC

Jan 4, 2006 - DS-230 entered into system

Jan 12, 2006 - CASE COMPLETED, and still waiting!!!

Aug 3, 2006- schedule of interview at US Embassy-Manila. Won't be showing up.


Aug 30, 2005 - Mailed I-129F to Chicago(wife's)

Sep 10, 2005 - NOA-1 for I-129F

Oct 19, 2005 - I-129F Approved (email notice), received mail Oct. 28

Nov 2, 2005- Received K3 approval notice

Mar 24, 2006 - K3 interview

Apr 4, 2006 - Visas in hand

May 8, 2006 - arrived in America


August 2006 - mailed I-485 forms

September 2006 - Biometrics done

December 2006 - Interview; Green Card received by mail a week later

2007: Applied for kids' certificate of citizenship, got the certificates in June & passports in August 2007

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Well, I have heard that on the vaccination supplement that is filled in by the civil surgeon in your home country (when you do the medical) it says "Please give copy to applicant" but a lot of doctors seem to not understand that and so more and more people end up not having any proof of their vaccinations (me included). I just went to one of the doctors in VA BEach and asked him to fill it in again. I had my German shot record and he didn't have any problems doing so. I would not do the entire medical again, because you just sent one in for your visa...I would only do it, if the USCIS asked me to do it again.

Removal of Conditions Timeline:

03/19/2008 - package sent to TSC, let's hope for the best

03/20/2008 - check cashed

03/26/2008 - case sent to Vermont Service Center

04/17/2008 - Biometrics scheduled

05/19/2008 - received I551 extension stamp via INFOPASS

02/12/2009 - APPROVED

02/21/2009 - GC received...no mistakes...valid until 2019

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We went to the local health dept to get the cheap shot and the local civil surgeon would transfer all the documents to the offical vacination worksheet for $60. It was the civil surgeon that told us to go to the health dept, even gave us a map. She told us it was more cost effective.

Mike and Luvy

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My husband was told during his medical exam back in the Philippines to get a TD shot when he arrived in the U.S. We found out that the NYC Health Dept offers free immunizations at several locations around the city, so he went there and got the shots and a receipt for his records.

Well, the civil surgeon looked at his records and said that my husband hadnt even needed the TD shot because he had one in 1998 and they're good for 10 years! Go figure! At least the "extra" shots were free... The civil surgeon just charged $25 to transfer everything from the St Luke's worksheet to the I-693 supplement form.


04/23/05: Sent fiance petition (I-129F) to VSC

10/26/05: K-1 visa in hand

02/17/06: Flight to U.S. - POE Anchorage

03/01/06: We got married!!

03/04/06: Applied for Adjustment of Status

07/31/06: Received 2-Year Green Card in the mail

04/08/08: Sent application for Removal of Conditions to VSC

03/20/09: Received 10-year Green Card in the mail

04/11/09: Mailed N-400 application to Lewisville, TX Lockbox

08/18/09: Citizenship interview in Garden City, NY

08/27/09: Sworn in as a U.S. Citizen in Brooklyn Court House

08/29/09: Applied for U.S. Passport (routine service)

09/25/09: Received U.S. Passport in the mail

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We thought my husband would be find with having the required physical for the K-1. Since then we advised everyone going through Morocco to be sure to get an extra copy from the doctor for your AOS filing. My husband elected to get his shots again here from a civil surgeon because we received an RFE for our AOS for that record, even though he handed it over at JFK. It cost $132 for two shots and to have the form filled out. We just didn't want to battle with Morocco to get the records. It took us two days to have his appointment and get the papers returned and they picked right up on our case again and we were successful. So, if they want the form, give it to them and you'll be fine. My husband didn't have to have the physical again, just the shots required for his age (that he did receive in Morocco).

Good Luck



6/14/03 Met Online

9/30/2003 He was denied a Tourist Visa

1/7/2004 Sent 1-129F-tried to prove hardship; many reasons

8/8/2004 Petition denied

After 214 Days of waiting

10/11/2004 Returned from Morocco even more in love.

11/15/2004 Mailed I-129F off to Nebraska

2/11/05 APPROVAL


86 Days what an awesome feeling

2/25/05 Email received from nvc, given case number

3/21/05 Email from consulate

b]INTERVIEW DATE 5/10/05[/b]

3/31/05 Fiance finally receives his packet from the consulate

4/12/05 He had medical exam


5/18/05 VISA IN HAND

Took 214 Days for a denial, but IN 205 days He will be HOME

6/10/05 Abdou arrives in America, what a happy day!

6/13/05 Applied for SSN

6/23/05 6 p.m. We were MARRIED; honeymoon in Gatlinburg

8/13/05 AOS and EAD paperwork mailed

8/25/05 NOAs in the mail!!! Yea!




4/22/06 - Driver's License!!

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11/07/07 - NOA1 received

12/21/07 - Biometrics completed

04/08/08 - 10 YEAR CARD APPROVED

04/14/08 - CARD IN HAND !!!!!

11/3/08 - Filed for Citizenship

11/29/08 - Biometric Appointment

02/03/09 - Citizenship Interview, HE PASSED

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when you go to health services usually shots are around 5 dlls, and yes they give you a little card with a stamp and date you got the shot and what shot it was, then i went to doctor from uscis list they accepted my records from mexico and what health services gave me.

vaccination supplement cost me 25 dlls.....shop around some doctors are more expensive that others ok

good luck

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