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So far we have contacted a few doctors in our area and they refuse to transfer the data from my husbands DS-3025 to the I-693 even though he had his medical check in Australia only four months ago. They state that they require him to have them do the physical all over again before they'll fill out the I-693. We don't have the money to pay for a whole new physical for him and still get the AOS in soon.

Has anyone just submitted the DS-3025 instead of getting it switched to an I-693? And could I just add a note that the surgeons in the area refused to fill out the I-693 per procedure without having him go through another physical.


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It's a 50/50 chance. Does it say "vaccinations incomplete"? My husband went to a CS and did the full exam just so we would not face any RFE's down the road. He needed additional vaccinations anyway.


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So far we have contacted a few doctors in our area and they refuse to transfer the data from my husbands DS-3025 to the I-693 even though he had his medical check in Australia only four months ago. They state that they require him to have them do the physical all over again before they'll fill out the I-693. We don't have the money to pay for a whole new physical for him and still get the AOS in soon.

Has anyone just submitted the DS-3025 instead of getting it switched to an I-693? And could I just add a note that the surgeons in the area refused to fill out the I-693 per procedure without having him go through another physical.

Yes. Astrid did. But her form was ticked "complete".

if your form is ticked incomplete then the likelihood of needing the I-693 is increased... though I do believe had i just sent mine because it WAS complete (stupid panel physician ticked the wrong box!) I would have saved the $50 fee for the I-693.

You have a few options:

1. Wait till you can afford a new medical and then send AOS off

2. Find a CS who knows what they're doing and travel to them, no matter how far away

3. Try and convince the CS's in your area (by showing them the form instructions) that he doesn't need a full medical

4. Send the AOS with the DS-3025 only, and if you do get an RFE, hopefully you'll have saved the money to get it, otherwise you saved some money if they don't request it. This will pause the AP and EAD as well.

Personally if money is an issue right now, and you don't mind getting an RFE (really not that scary except if you don't have the money to get the I-693 before they deadline they give you) then I'd do Number 4. If money is enough of an issue where it'll be a while before you can pay for the medical, consider borrowing from family/friends, or wait till you've saved more money, essentially the same as doing 4 and getting an RFE except you'll have the NOA1's to prove you filed if you do 4...

I had to convince my CS by showing her all the paperwork that a medical wasn't needed (it says it RIGHT there in the instructions) AND on the CS FAQ's... but I won in the end.

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It's a 50/50 chance. Does it say "vaccinations incomplete"? My husband went to a CS and did the full exam just so we would not face any RFE's down the road. He needed additional vaccinations anyway.

in this case I would have done the I-693 anyway (like you did) because he really WAS incomplete with vaccinations. Some people, like me, actually have completed their vaccinations but their stupid panel physicians ticked "incomplete" because some weren't given due to age restrictions etc.

So Bacon, if you think his shots ARE complete, but the form says they're not, I'd risk the RFE and just save save save because you won't get the RFE for at least 2 weeks (hopefully... that's how long the NOA1's take..), then it should give you about a month (maybe more) to return the I-693 giving you time to save. If you don't get an RFE great and you saved some money :D

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CS Thread-Georgia

This posting lists a CS who does transcripions in Georgia (where I am guessing you are from based on your local office). I don't know how close they are but its worth a shot.

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if your form is ticked incomplete then the likelihood of needing the I-693 is increased... though I do believe had i just sent mine because it WAS complete (stupid panel physician ticked the wrong box!) I would have saved the $50 fee for the I-693.

I don't think the Panel Physician ticked the wrong box according to the Vaccination Requirements for U.S. Immigration: Technical Instructions for Panel Physicians, page 8.

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Completing "Part 2. Results."

After reviewing entries in "Part 1. Immunization Record" for all the vaccines, the appropriate box under "Part 2. Results" must be checked.

  • Vaccination history incomplete: Applicant may be eligible for blanket waiver(s).

Completion of a vaccine series is
not
required to conclude the medical examination, because such a requirement would require multiple visits to a panel physician and could lead to unnecessary delay in the immigration process. If any of the boxes under the "Not Medically Appropriate" heading was checked, the "Applicant may be eligible for blanket waiver(s) because vaccination(s) not medically appropriate (as indicated above)" box must also be checked.
This box will probably always be checked because some vaccines may not be age appropriate for the applicant.

  • Vaccine history is complete for each vaccine.
    If the applicant has met the vaccination requirements, i.e., completed the series for all required vaccines, the "Vaccine history complete for each vaccine, all requirements met" box must -be checked.

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To me that says if there are some age not appropriate ones (which is true for adults) then the "Vaccination history incomplete: Applicant may be eligible for blanket waiver(s)" box would be ticked. And the completed box would be if all vaccines in the list, as well as every shot if it's a series were done.


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