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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi,

In the Step-by-Step instructions, it says that if you are a K-1 filing within a year, you only need to submit I-693a (Vacination Supplement) with the AOS, but I didn't find I-693a anywhere to download.

My wife's Vacination Documentation is on a US Department of State Form DS-3025. Will this form be okay to submit or will she have to have another medical exam done on I-693.

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We only submitted the DS-3025 supplement and had no problems.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Hello DanAnalyn,

We just went for AOS in Las Vegas Nevada(aug17-09) and we were also not sure what to do(In regards of I-693).

I got 3 vaccinations in Philippines. Tdap, MMR, HPv. In my DS-3025 (given by St. Lukes) it was specified that the history is incomplete because of insufficient time (means it is a series of shots that needs to be completed)

When you arrive to USA you are supposed to go to a US Civil Surgeon(after 2 months because of the time u need in between a series of shots) and they will give you further instructions of what you need to take. We were told that the rules constantly changes, but as long as you follow the civil surgeon there will be no problem. They will make the I-693 (they have the form in their office) and give to you in a sealed envelope.

This I-693 was the first thing they asked for in our Interview(aug17-09) since we didnt submit it when sending the AOS application.

In my DS-3025 it said i needed more Tdap and HPv...the civil Surgeon said I didn't need any more Tdap. This means it's more important to get Civil Surgeon "approval" on your Vaccinations than anything else.

In Nevada the cheapest "approval"or paperwork from Civil Surgeon could be 20 dollars and most expensive 100 dollars .

+ vaccinations (HPv 160 dollars, MMr 70 dollars)

HPv is not given by Civil Surgeon, you will be asked to go to Department of Health (City Health Center).

Our friend also just had her Interview and she was also asked about the Vaccinations Recorded in the I-693 so this seems to be a new standard. We heard many different stories before and another friend interviewed in 2008 was not required to give I-693.

BTW, we were approved !

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Hope this helps and Good Luck. :)

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Hi,

In the Step-by-Step instructions, it says that if you are a K-1 filing within a year, you only need to submit I-693a (Vacination Supplement) with the AOS, but I didn't find I-693a anywhere to download.

My wife's Vacination Documentation is on a US Department of State Form DS-3025. Will this form be okay to submit or will she have to have another medical exam done on I-693.

Thanks,

♥DanAnalyn♥

Pinay from Cebu moving to USA.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Just to clarify, we didn't submit I-693 when submitting the AOS app , but it is required during Interview.

You don't need other medical exams, unless it passed more than 1 year after the philippine exam or if you had any problems that needed to be checked up on in USA.

It is only the Vaccine history reviewed and ceritfied by US civil Surgeon that is required.

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Pinay from Cebu moving to USA.

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I only submitted the page 1 of I-693 plus the sealed envelope from the civil surgeon who transcribed my DS-3025.

At first when I went to the clinic, they want me to take another medical exam (for an expensive price for sure) but I brought the I-485 instructions. I read it to the nurse so she just got my DS-3025 and brought it to the civil surgeon's office, waited for 15 minutes and paid $10... Yes, just $10 for the paperworks.

That's what I did... I've got no RFE and no interview.

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http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/I-693.pdf click the link to download I-693 form

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The I693A became deprecated in June 2008. You can send in the DS3025 if all vaccinations are complete on it (that is you did not need to get more vaccines once in the US). If you did, then you will need to have the vaccine portion of I693 filled by a Civil Surgeon, who will transcribe the info from the DS3025 and other shot records.

Hi,

In the Step-by-Step instructions, it says that if you are a K-1 filing within a year, you only need to submit I-693a (Vacination Supplement) with the AOS, but I didn't find I-693a anywhere to download.

My wife's Vacination Documentation is on a US Department of State Form DS-3025. Will this form be okay to submit or will she have to have another medical exam done on I-693.

Thanks,

♥DanAnalyn♥

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05/12/2007 - NOA1 received by snail mail after a loooong wait

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10/22/2007 - I129F APPROVED (161 days), I130 APPROVED (188 days)

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01/09/2008 - finally, DOS gives me the interview date, April 16, 2007 (ouch)

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04/18/2008 - both of us are home at last, POE JFK!

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The sticky on top of this AOS forum states:

Q: Why are K non-immigrant visa holders asked to include a vaccination supplement when filing Form I-485 to adjust status?

Some countries allow K non-immigrant visa applicants to defer their vaccinations until after they arrive in the U.S. If the beneficiary's vaccinations were not completed as part of the visa process, it is necessary to include form I-693- part 1, part 2-vaccination section, and part 5 in the application.

If the beneficiary's vaccinations were COMPLETED as part of the visa process, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO INCLUDE FORM I-693 IN THE AOS SUBMISSION. All your medical information is enclosed in the brown envelope which was handed in at the POE. The envelope is then forwarded on to USCIS where it will be consolidated with the I-485 submission, once received. If you received a copy of the Vaccination Documentation Worksheet (Form DS-3025) from your Panel Physician, you may include a copy of that form in your AOS submission in place of Form I-693.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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The sticky on top of this AOS forum states:

Q: Why are K non-immigrant visa holders asked to include a vaccination supplement when filing Form I-485 to adjust status?

Some countries allow K non-immigrant visa applicants to defer their vaccinations until after they arrive in the U.S. If the beneficiary's vaccinations were not completed as part of the visa process, it is necessary to include form I-693- part 1, part 2-vaccination section, and part 5 in the application.

If the beneficiary's vaccinations were COMPLETED as part of the visa process, IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO INCLUDE FORM I-693 IN THE AOS SUBMISSION. All your medical information is enclosed in the brown envelope which was handed in at the POE. The envelope is then forwarded on to USCIS where it will be consolidated with the I-485 submission, once received. If you received a copy of the Vaccination Documentation Worksheet (Form DS-3025) from your Panel Physician, you may include a copy of that form in your AOS submission in place of Form I-693.

Ive been stressing about this and not sent off my application yet as a result.. I had all my vaccines sorted and in order before I had the K-1 medical in the UK so I wouldnt have to bother getting any when i arrived here in the US. So are you saying, I dont need to submit anything ( e.g my vaccines transcribed onto the I-693 part 2 or anything else), as they will have my medical information at the USCIS which I brought in the envelope I handed at P.O.E? I am just worried that I'll get an RFE and slow this process down some more!

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I-129F NOA1 : 2008-09-17

TOUCHED: 2008-09-19

TOUCHED : 2009-01-13

TOUCHED: 2009-01-14

NOA2: 2009-01-14 APPROVED !!!!

NOA2 Recd 2009-01-18

NVC received 2009-01-20

Left NVC 2009-01-21

Arrived London 2009-01-23

Received P-3 2009-01-30

Sent P-3 2009-02-08

Received P-4 2009-03-05

Medical 2009-03-06

Interview 2009-03-23 K-1 VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!! :-)

K-1 Received 2009-04-09

Moved to USA 2009-06-29

Married !!! 2009-08-06

Sent off I-485 2009-09-22

NOA1(x3) 2009-09-29

Received I-797C 2009-10-04

Biometrics 2009-10-24

Adv Parole Rec 2009-11-25

EAD received 2009-11-30

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The latest set of forms I693 from USCIS requires the supplemental vaccination part to be filled out by a CS even if done in your home country.

The information on this site in the FAQ is WRONG, and has not been updated. The instructions on the new forms clearly states this. (06/05/08)

Now some people recently have gotten through without submitting it, however, my guess is it is just case workers who have yet to adopted the latest policies. When we had our interview, the gentlemen asked for the sealed I693 vaccinations from the CS. We did not send it in with the AOS, just gave it to them at the interview.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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The latest set of forms I693 from USCIS requires the supplemental vaccination part to be filled out by a CS even if done in your home country.

The information on this site in the FAQ is WRONG, and has not been updated. The instructions on the new forms clearly states this. (06/05/08)

Now some people recently have gotten through without submitting it, however, my guess is it is just case workers who have yet to adopted the latest policies. When we had our interview, the gentlemen asked for the sealed I693 vaccinations from the CS. We did not send it in with the AOS, just gave it to them at the interview.

Just dont want an RFE and want to send something with the application, So should I fill out Part 1, sign it, and get a civil surgeon to fill in the vaccinations part (Part 2) and then get him to sign Part 5 and seal it in an envelope?

I-129F Sent : 2008-09-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-09-17

TOUCHED: 2008-09-19

TOUCHED : 2009-01-13

TOUCHED: 2009-01-14

NOA2: 2009-01-14 APPROVED !!!!

NOA2 Recd 2009-01-18

NVC received 2009-01-20

Left NVC 2009-01-21

Arrived London 2009-01-23

Received P-3 2009-01-30

Sent P-3 2009-02-08

Received P-4 2009-03-05

Medical 2009-03-06

Interview 2009-03-23 K-1 VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!! :-)

K-1 Received 2009-04-09

Moved to USA 2009-06-29

Married !!! 2009-08-06

Sent off I-485 2009-09-22

NOA1(x3) 2009-09-29

Received I-797C 2009-10-04

Biometrics 2009-10-24

Adv Parole Rec 2009-11-25

EAD received 2009-11-30

Greencard Interview 2010-01-22 APPROVED!

Greencard Rec 2010-01-29

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Country: Thailand
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The latest set of forms I693 from USCIS requires the supplemental vaccination part to be filled out by a CS even if done in your home country.

The information on this site in the FAQ is WRONG, and has not been updated. The instructions on the new forms clearly states this. (06/05/08)

Now some people recently have gotten through without submitting it, however, my guess is it is just case workers who have yet to adopted the latest policies. When we had our interview, the gentlemen asked for the sealed I693 vaccinations from the CS. We did not send it in with the AOS, just gave it to them at the interview.

Just dont want an RFE and want to send something with the application, So should I fill out Part 1, sign it, and get a civil surgeon to fill in the vaccinations part (Part 2) and then get him to sign Part 5 and seal it in an envelope?

We did not send it in with our package. We were asked for it at the interview. No RFE for us.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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The latest set of forms I693 from USCIS requires the supplemental vaccination part to be filled out by a CS even if done in your home country.

The information on this site in the FAQ is WRONG, and has not been updated. The instructions on the new forms clearly states this. (06/05/08)

Now some people recently have gotten through without submitting it, however, my guess is it is just case workers who have yet to adopted the latest policies. When we had our interview, the gentlemen asked for the sealed I693 vaccinations from the CS. We did not send it in with the AOS, just gave it to them at the interview.

Actually the instructions to the I-485 say:

If you are a K-1 fiance(e) or a K-2 dependent who had a medical examination within the past year as required for the nonimmigrant fiance(e) visa, you only need to submit a vaccination supplement, not the entire medical report. You may include the vaccination supplement with your form I-485.

Nowhere does it identify that the vaccination supplement is only the Part II Item 5 of the I-693. Anectodal evidence would indicate the the DS-3025 also qualifies as a valid supplement.

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Country: Thailand
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The latest set of forms I693 from USCIS requires the supplemental vaccination part to be filled out by a CS even if done in your home country.

The information on this site in the FAQ is WRONG, and has not been updated. The instructions on the new forms clearly states this. (06/05/08)

Now some people recently have gotten through without submitting it, however, my guess is it is just case workers who have yet to adopted the latest policies. When we had our interview, the gentlemen asked for the sealed I693 vaccinations from the CS. We did not send it in with the AOS, just gave it to them at the interview.

Actually the instructions to the I-485 say:

If you are a K-1 fiance(e) or a K-2 dependent who had a medical examination within the past year as required for the nonimmigrant fiance(e) visa, you only need to submit a vaccination supplement, not the entire medical report. You may include the vaccination supplement with your form I-485.

Nowhere does it identify that the vaccination supplement is only the Part II Item 5 of the I-693. Anectodal evidence would indicate the the DS-3025 also qualifies as a valid supplement.

The DS-3025 does not qualify as a valid supplemental for this unless it was completed by a CS, and even then it says in the instructions (Section III, Part 2, C, B) vaccination section must be completed by a designated CS.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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The latest set of forms I693 from USCIS requires the supplemental vaccination part to be filled out by a CS even if done in your home country.

The information on this site in the FAQ is WRONG, and has not been updated. The instructions on the new forms clearly states this. (06/05/08)

Now some people recently have gotten through without submitting it, however, my guess is it is just case workers who have yet to adopted the latest policies. When we had our interview, the gentlemen asked for the sealed I693 vaccinations from the CS. We did not send it in with the AOS, just gave it to them at the interview.

Actually the instructions to the I-485 say:

If you are a K-1 fiance(e) or a K-2 dependent who had a medical examination within the past year as required for the nonimmigrant fiance(e) visa, you only need to submit a vaccination supplement, not the entire medical report. You may include the vaccination supplement with your form I-485.

Nowhere does it identify that the vaccination supplement is only the Part II Item 5 of the I-693. Anectodal evidence would indicate the the DS-3025 also qualifies as a valid supplement.

The DS-3025 does not qualify as a valid supplemental for this unless it was completed by a CS, and even then it says in the instructions (Section III, Part 2, C, B) vaccination section must be completed by a designated CS.

DS-3025 and the I-693 are different forms prepared by different physicians/surgeons... A CS will not fill out a DS-3025 and a panel physician will not prepare an I-693. You are right that if you need a vaccination supplement prepared stateside you have but one option. An I-693 prepared by someone other than a CS is not valid, but that does not automatically rule out the DS-3025 as a valid supplement. It is hard to argue with the fact that the DS-3025 is routinely being accepted, so you can continue to argue whether it is a valid supplement or not, but until such time as it is not then the option is available for the applicant to decide what they want to do. Caveat Emptor. YMMV.

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