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Hello VJ,

My one friend just got RFE for medical report. The letter said she needed to send her medical report again even though she did when sending her application 2 months ago. So my question is, can she send its copy or she has to ask her doctor for a new original one?


11/8/10: Medical exam

11/12/10:Get married

11/19/10: I-693 sealed.It means my chest x ray is fine :)

11/20/10: Package [ I-130,I-485,I-765] sent to Lockbox

11/22/10 [Day 1]: Delivered there

11/29/10 [Day 7]: Return receipt from USPS

12/13/10 [Day 21]: Texts and email received [ after 21 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

12/16/10 [Day 24]: Snail copy received

12/18/10 [Day 26]: Every single form touched

12/20/10 [Day 28]: Biometrics letter received

1/13/11 [Day 51]: Biometrics done

1/24/11 [Day 62]: Biometrcis appointment received AGAIN.!!!!!!!!!I was like #######

2/04/11 [Day 72]: Second biometrics done

2/15/11 [Day 83]: EAD in production.

2/18/11 [Day 86]: Interview letter received, set for March 21

2/22/11 [Day 90]: EAD mailed out.

2/25/11 [Day 93]: EAD received

3/21/11 [Day 118]: Interview but left with no decision ToT

3/31/11 [Day 128]: RFE regarding police clearance

4/13/11 [Day 141]: RFE sent

4/19/11 [Day 147]: Card in production

4/22/11 [Day 150]: Welcome2USA letter received

It took 5 stressful months exactly.

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Hello VJ,

My one friend just got RFE for medical report. The letter said she needed to send her medical report again even though she did when sending her application 2 months ago. So my question is, can she send its copy or she has to ask her doctor for a new original one?

What was the exact wording on the RFE, and what kind of visa did your friend enter the US with? If it was a K1 then the results of the medical she had before the visa interview should have been in the brown envelope she gave to the CBP when she entered the US. Sometimes, for inexplicable reasons, the test results don't make to USCIS. If that's the case it should be pretty clear from a literal reading of the RFE, and she would need to get the medical performed again by a civil surgeon.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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What was the exact wording on the RFE, and what kind of visa did your friend enter the US with? If it was a K1 then the results of the medical she had before the visa interview should have been in the brown envelope she gave to the CBP when she entered the US. Sometimes, for inexplicable reasons, the test results don't make to USCIS. If that's the case it should be pretty clear from a literal reading of the RFE, and she would need to get the medical performed again by a civil surgeon.

She entered here with J1 like me. She said they wanted her to send her medical report again. Aparting from that, they didnt say anything else. Maybe they lost it because she said she put her medical report into a different folder last time. Anyways, she can't send out its copy, right?


11/8/10: Medical exam

11/12/10:Get married

11/19/10: I-693 sealed.It means my chest x ray is fine :)

11/20/10: Package [ I-130,I-485,I-765] sent to Lockbox

11/22/10 [Day 1]: Delivered there

11/29/10 [Day 7]: Return receipt from USPS

12/13/10 [Day 21]: Texts and email received [ after 21 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

12/16/10 [Day 24]: Snail copy received

12/18/10 [Day 26]: Every single form touched

12/20/10 [Day 28]: Biometrics letter received

1/13/11 [Day 51]: Biometrics done

1/24/11 [Day 62]: Biometrcis appointment received AGAIN.!!!!!!!!!I was like #######

2/04/11 [Day 72]: Second biometrics done

2/15/11 [Day 83]: EAD in production.

2/18/11 [Day 86]: Interview letter received, set for March 21

2/22/11 [Day 90]: EAD mailed out.

2/25/11 [Day 93]: EAD received

3/21/11 [Day 118]: Interview but left with no decision ToT

3/31/11 [Day 128]: RFE regarding police clearance

4/13/11 [Day 141]: RFE sent

4/19/11 [Day 147]: Card in production

4/22/11 [Day 150]: Welcome2USA letter received

It took 5 stressful months exactly.

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If they sent you an RFE, I'd say that means that haven't seen anything and therefor will want the original, sealed form. Why not call the DR who did the exam and ask him for another sealed copy? I imagine they would so it for cheap, if not free. Save the time & headache and just get a new one.

Send a photocopy is useless, in my opinion.

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If they sent you an RFE, I'd say that means that haven't seen anything and therefor will want the original, sealed form. Why not call the DR who did the exam and ask him for another sealed copy? I imagine they would so it for cheap, if not free. Save the time & headache and just get a new one.

Send a photocopy is useless, in my opinion.

I totally agreed with you. I told her about that and then she would have to contact her doctor again. I guess they will send her RFE again since she sent out its copy before I asked this question.

Anyways, thank you zooch76 and JimandPhuong for answering :thumbs:


11/8/10: Medical exam

11/12/10:Get married

11/19/10: I-693 sealed.It means my chest x ray is fine :)

11/20/10: Package [ I-130,I-485,I-765] sent to Lockbox

11/22/10 [Day 1]: Delivered there

11/29/10 [Day 7]: Return receipt from USPS

12/13/10 [Day 21]: Texts and email received [ after 21 days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]

12/16/10 [Day 24]: Snail copy received

12/18/10 [Day 26]: Every single form touched

12/20/10 [Day 28]: Biometrics letter received

1/13/11 [Day 51]: Biometrics done

1/24/11 [Day 62]: Biometrcis appointment received AGAIN.!!!!!!!!!I was like #######

2/04/11 [Day 72]: Second biometrics done

2/15/11 [Day 83]: EAD in production.

2/18/11 [Day 86]: Interview letter received, set for March 21

2/22/11 [Day 90]: EAD mailed out.

2/25/11 [Day 93]: EAD received

3/21/11 [Day 118]: Interview but left with no decision ToT

3/31/11 [Day 128]: RFE regarding police clearance

4/13/11 [Day 141]: RFE sent

4/19/11 [Day 147]: Card in production

4/22/11 [Day 150]: Welcome2USA letter received

It took 5 stressful months exactly.

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