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Hello everyone, I am getting ready to finally send in my paperwork for adjustment of status. I can not believe it has already been 2 months since my k-1 arrived to USA. Well, my question in sending in my I 485 packet is on the medical exam I-693...Do we have to go to the medical doctor again? We did all that during her K1 visa process at the embassy in Bogota. Can I just send in copies of our vaccinations that we got in Bogota? Or do I not need to send anything in ? I appreciate any help you can help me with!

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John

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Hi John,

They expect you to send in form I693A which you get here in the USA for the vaccinations. Basically you need to take your vaccination sheet along to a CIVIL surgeon (there is a list on the USCIS website by region). For a fee the CS will transfer your vaccination info to the correct form, you keep a copy and send this in with the I-485.

However, I did not have my vaccination form, so I sent in my vaccination book from my GP instead. We had an RFE but it was not for this and we are now just awaiting an interview date - so you could just send what you have.

They do sometimes ask at the interview for it, so when I get mine from the UK next week, I am off to a CS to get the info put on the correct form ready for the interview.

If you do not want to delay sending in your AOS, I suggest you do the same.

Btw there are alot of threads in here on this issue.

Sarah

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Hello everyone, I am getting ready to finally send in my paperwork for adjustment of status. I can not believe it has already been 2 months since my k-1 arrived to USA. Well, my question in sending in my I 485 packet is on the medical exam I-693...Do we have to go to the medical doctor again? We did all that during her K1 visa process at the embassy in Bogota. Can I just send in copies of our vaccinations that we got in Bogota? Or do I not need to send anything in ? I appreciate any help you can help me with!

Thanks

John

I did not send a I-693 in with my AOS submittal and was not RFE'd for one. I simply wrote a letter saying that I cannot be expected to supplement what I don't have, which was copies of her medical and vaccination record. We asked at time of her medical and were refused by the in-country surgeon stating that she didn't need copies; all was in the sealed envelope.

We were approved without interview and she has her 2-year GC as we speak.

I would suggest that if your wife has all the required vaccinations then the I-693 is unneccessary. If she requires follow-up shots (boosters, etc.) or simply didn't get all her vaccinations, or you don't know one way or the other then I would submit the I-693.

Some surgeons attempt to force you to redo the whole medical but calling around seems to remedy this problem.


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You definitely don't need another medical, and don't let any CS tell you otherwise. It is real, written, honest-to-God USCIS policy that K visa holders who had overseas medical exams within the year before applying for AOS do NOT need another full medical exam.

Here's a link to the relevant memo:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums2/index.php?showtopic=73911


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If you're on K1 visa applying for AOS then you don't have to redo the medical. You just need to send in your vaccination supplement.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/i-693faq.htm


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06-04-05 Met my fiancee in London

08-20-05 Engagement in Manchester, UK

09-07-05 Filed for I-129F

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10-11-05 I-129F NOA2 Approved

10-13-05 NVC mails petition to US embassy in London

11-07-05 Received packet from US embassy

01-12-05 Medical Examination

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02-06-06 Visa Received

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04-11-06 Picked up Marriage Certificate

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Does she have her vaccination worksheet (its a white sheet of paper form DS3025) from Bogota? I just sent a copy of that (I didn't bother with the I693 and we were not RFEd and no one asked at the time of the interview either. I was willing to take a chance of a little delay (a few months won't have mattered much to us) so, you can try it if you feel the same way - but others have been rfed for not sending the I693.

I did use a little trick (I didn't know I was doing it at the time) - in my cover letter i wrote the contents as 1,2 3, etc. and for number "8" I wrote "Vaccination Supplement" - maybe that did the trick (I submitted the copy of DS3025.)

Good Luck

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Hello everyone, I am getting ready to finally send in my paperwork for adjustment of status. I can not believe it has already been 2 months since my k-1 arrived to USA. Well, my question in sending in my I 485 packet is on the medical exam I-693...Do we have to go to the medical doctor again? We did all that during her K1 visa process at the embassy in Bogota. Can I just send in copies of our vaccinations that we got in Bogota? Or do I not need to send anything in ? I appreciate any help you can help me with!

Thanks

John

I did not send a I-693 in with my AOS submittal and was not RFE'd for one. I simply wrote a letter saying that I cannot be expected to supplement what I don't have, which was copies of her medical and vaccination record. We asked at time of her medical and were refused by the in-country surgeon stating that she didn't need copies; all was in the sealed envelope.

We were approved without interview and she has her 2-year GC as we speak.

I would suggest that if your wife has all the required vaccinations then the I-693 is unneccessary. If she requires follow-up shots (boosters, etc.) or simply didn't get all her vaccinations, or you don't know one way or the other then I would submit the I-693.

Some surgeons attempt to force you to redo the whole medical but calling around seems to remedy this problem.

I wish to correct this post to say I-693A. The I-693A is the supplemental vaccination form.

You may, or may not require one as noted above.


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I just came back from an info pass appointment on the same question my wife is also on a k1 visa and when she came into the usa and they took the packet from her, her medical was inside so no don't get another but we did send copys of the vaccanation we did not get an rfe either and are aos is in june

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I agree to all the posts above but we also have cases which were RFE'd so i would not take a chance, as getting the info transferred on I693 is 25 to $35..

this is my view

Thanks

Al


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Hello everyone, I am getting ready to finally send in my paperwork for adjustment of status. I can not believe it has already been 2 months since my k-1 arrived to USA. Well, my question in sending in my I 485 packet is on the medical exam I-693...Do we have to go to the medical doctor again? We did all that during her K1 visa process at the embassy in Bogota. Can I just send in copies of our vaccinations that we got in Bogota? Or do I not need to send anything in ? I appreciate any help you can help me with!

Thanks

John

I did not send a I-693 in with my AOS submittal and was not RFE'd for one. I simply wrote a letter saying that I cannot be expected to supplement what I don't have, which was copies of her medical and vaccination record. We asked at time of her medical and were refused by the in-country surgeon stating that she didn't need copies; all was in the sealed envelope.

We were approved without interview and she has her 2-year GC as we speak.

I would suggest that if your wife has all the required vaccinations then the I-693 is unneccessary. If she requires follow-up shots (boosters, etc.) or simply didn't get all her vaccinations, or you don't know one way or the other then I would submit the I-693.

Some surgeons attempt to force you to redo the whole medical but calling around seems to remedy this problem.

The I-693 is not the vaccination supplement. Don't confuse people.

The vaccination supplement is:

Appendix A. Supplemental Form To I-693

the whole physical is the I-693:

I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status


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Does she have her vaccination worksheet (its a white sheet of paper form DS3025) from Bogota? I just sent a copy of that (I didn't bother with the I693 and we were not RFEd and no one asked at the time of the interview either. I was willing to take a chance of a little delay (a few months won't have mattered much to us) so, you can try it if you feel the same way - but others have been rfed for not sending the I693.

I did use a little trick (I didn't know I was doing it at the time) - in my cover letter i wrote the contents as 1,2 3, etc. and for number "8" I wrote "Vaccination Supplement" - maybe that did the trick (I submitted the copy of DS3025.)

Good Luck

This is exactly what we did and we got no RFE (yet). We sent in that vaccination worksheet from the initial medical visit.

Our interview is on Monday and WELL now I am worried because we do not have the vaccination supplement. We were willing to take a chance too but I wish we would have just done in the first place.. :( My husband says to just forget about it and we will see what happens on Monday.

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