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It's a depressing day, I recieved an RFE for Properly Completed I-693 Medical Exam. I entered here on a K3 visa and I did my Immigration medical exam in Toronto just last December so it's still less than a year ago. What do I do now? Shall I call USCIS or just do it anyway. They gave me 87 days to comply. What's wprse is that it said in the letter that i'm ineligible for employment authorization 90 days after they recieved the requested evidence. I'm going for my Biometrics on May 18 fpr AOS and EAD.

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It's a depressing day, I recieved an RFE for Properly Completed I-693 Medical Exam. I entered here on a K3 visa and I did my Immigration medical exam in Toronto just last December so it's still less than a year ago. What do I do now? Shall I call USCIS or just do it anyway. They gave me 87 days to comply. What's wprse is that it said in the letter that i'm ineligible for employment authorization 90 days after they recieved the requested evidence. I'm going for my Biometrics on May 18 fpr AOS and EAD.

I would just do it. It the right thing to do but it will keep things moving.


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I am sorry about your RFE. :( The best thing to do is to complete the medical (along with the vaccination supplement) and mail it to them ASAP. There is no sense in calling and trying to explain. The sooner they receive the needed information the sooner they will move along your case.

Good luck.

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Did you send in the Vaccination supplement, post implies that you did not.

Sounds like that is what they are after.


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I know it sucks but, it's easier just to do it.

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Did you send in the Vaccination supplement, post implies that you did not.

Sounds like that is what they are after.

I included the Vaccination Supplement when i mailed my AOS application and they still asked me for a properly completed I-693.

The Medical is good for a year, so assuming the Brown enevelope made it, they have made an error.


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The Medical is good for a year, so assuming the Brown enevelope made it, they have made an error.

But they may have as well lost the brown envelope, and now don't have the medical. Best to redo it, and send it in. It seems to happen a lot -- maybe USCIS are having an issues of matching those brown envelopes to the AOS files?


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We also recently got an RFE for a new medical and a Vacination supplement even though the medical was done less than one year ago and we sent the vaccination supplement with the original AOS application

package.

When I questioned this with the helpline I was told that even though it "technically" wasn't necessary the local service centers can ask for anything they want and if you don't provide it within the specified time, a denial will be issued. We just complied and got our approval within a month.


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laeneri,

Where was the RFE issued from - the Chicago Lockbox or the NBC proper in Missouri? Does the RFE indicate?

Where is the RFE to be returned to?

If the answers are the Chicago Lockbox, chances are the checker there is someone not properly trained on what to look for and you can try a response that points out that an I-693 is not required in your circumstances. Or, as some have suggested, get another medical exam instead of pointing out their error.

If the answers are the NBC proper, in Missouri, that's where your file is and where the visa medical exam papers should be. If they don't have them, then it's much more likely that you will have to get a new medical exam documented by I-693.

Don't bother calling the Misinformation Line - they have no way of knowing what the situation is with your case They only know what you already know - an RFE was issued for the medical exam papers.

Yodrak

It's a depressing day, I recieved an RFE for Properly Completed I-693 Medical Exam. I entered here on a K3 visa and I did my Immigration medical exam in Toronto just last December so it's still less than a year ago. What do I do now? Shall I call USCIS or just do it anyway. They gave me 87 days to comply. What's wprse is that it said in the letter that i'm ineligible for employment authorization 90 days after they recieved the requested evidence. I'm going for my Biometrics on May 18 fpr AOS and EAD.
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If they have asked for it, you should supply it. Whether its technically required or not is a waste of time for you to debate and get frustrated with. Just chalk it to your luck and spend the extra money. Good Luck


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Hello all, it's been a while since I've been on here...

I sympathise with the OP and others regarding RFE's. We were RFE'd recently, and up until today we were panicking as to what it could be for. We were 100% convinced that it was because of the I-693, but today we got our yellow letter saying that we needed to prove the co-sponsor was a US citizen. A huge relief, but that has thrown up a whole host of inconsitencies with the USCIS. We haven't been asked for a I-693, and neither did we provide one?!?!

A question darted through my mind about this. Can you be RFE'd twice for AOS/EAD? I guess the easy answer is yes, but has anyone heard of a case where they asked for information, and then asked for other information NOT based on the original RFE?

Secondly, in trying to preempt being asked for a medical, I asked the CIS for approved medical centres. They gave me Concentra (www.concentra.com). They wanted $160 for everything I needed compared to $400 for a city centre one. So, just a snippet of help for anybody seeking a medical.

Lastly, I'm still wondering why I haven't been asked for the information about a medical. I did include the original vaccination worksheet that I had asked for at my interview in London, and I also wrote the following in my cover letter:

"Please note that as per the instructions on the I-485 (Rev 10/26/05, Page 3 under Section C for Fiancé(e)s), I have not submitted a full medical examination, as this took place in London, UK on xx/xx/2005 as part of the original K-1 application which should be part of my immigration package when I arrived in Chicago on xx/xx/2006. I have, however, included a vaccination supplement that was supplied to me at the same medical to show that they are correct and up-to-date."

This might help people trying to navigate the muddy waters of the USCIS! NOTE: That this this may or may not work, and I can't be help responsible if it doesn't!

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laeneri,

Where was the RFE issued from - the Chicago Lockbox or the NBC proper in Missouri? Does the RFE indicate?

Where is the RFE to be returned to?

If the answers are the Chicago Lockbox, chances are the checker there is someone not properly trained on what to look for and you can try a response that points out that an I-693 is not required in your circumstances. Or, as some have suggested, get another medical exam instead of pointing out their error.

If the answers are the NBC proper, in Missouri, that's where your file is and where the visa medical exam papers should be. If they don't have them, then it's much more likely that you will have to get a new medical exam documented by I-693.

Don't bother calling the Misinformation Line - they have no way of knowing what the situation is with your case They only know what you already know - an RFE was issued for the medical exam papers.

Yodrak

It's a depressing day, I recieved an RFE for Properly Completed I-693 Medical Exam. I entered here on a K3 visa and I did my Immigration medical exam in Toronto just last December so it's still less than a year ago. What do I do now? Shall I call USCIS or just do it anyway. They gave me 87 days to comply. What's wprse is that it said in the letter that i'm ineligible for employment authorization 90 days after they recieved the requested evidence. I'm going for my Biometrics on May 18 fpr AOS and EAD.

Thanks for the advice. I have to send it to the Missouri address. I was lucky to get an appointment today for my medical exam. It would be ready by tomorrow. One thing more that worries me is that it was written in that letter that I will not be eligible to get Employment authorization 90 days after they recieve the evidence they required me to submit. I'll have my Biometrics next week. Thus this really happen?

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