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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello,

After spending way to much time googling and talking to a uscis officer who didn't seem to sure of herself (she was reading of from something) we are still very confused as to what to do about the I-693 USCIS Immigration Medical Examination. Apparently if you are a K1 visa holding and had your medical examination done abroad you do not need to have another examination. Also same is true with your vaccinations if you have your vaccination report from the embassy.

From what I read on uscis website:

Medical Examination

If you received a medical examination prior to admission as a K nonimmigrant, then you are not required to have another medical examination at time of adjustment as long as:

Your Form I-485 is filed within 1 year of your overseas medical examination

The medical examination did not reveal a Class A medical condition

If you did have a Class A medical condition, you received a waiver of inadmissibility and you have complied with the terms and conditions of the waiver

Even if a new medical examination is not required, you still must show proof that you have complied with the vaccination requirements. If the vaccination record (DS 3025) was not properly completed and included as part of the original, overseas medical examination report, you will have to have the vaccination report completed by a designated civil surgeon. In this case, you are required to submit Part 1, Information About You, Part 2, the vaccination chart, and Part 5, the Civil Surgeon's Certification, of Form I-693 (in an envelop sealed by the civil surgeon). Please see the instructions for Form I-693 for further information.

So according to this we do not need to go see a civil surgeon at all.....but....the directions for the Adjustment of status says that form I693 is needed. Do we had the civil surgeon our vaccination record and xray cd and the doctor signs the form?

AT THIS POINT WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH FILING YOUR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS AND IF YOU NEED THE FORM I693 OR NOT AND IF YOU NEED IT DO YOU NEED TO PAY THE HOSPITAL FOR THE ENTIRE EXAMINATION IF YOU ONLY NEED PART 5 SIGNED?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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I-693 says IF DS-3025 was NOT properly filled out then will need the I-693 vaccination part done by US Civil Surgeon.

In my case my wife did not even have a DS-3025, and got an international vaccinations book "yellow book" and we had to have this transferred to an I-693, because Yellow book is not properly filled out DS-3025


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Dont need the Xray cd. Just the vaccination form to be transcribed.

Its really a 50/50 chance as to if USCIS will RFE you for the 693 or if they will accept your copy from your overseas medical.


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If you have the medical done for the K-1 within one year all you need is your vaccines transcribed by a civil surgeon. Call around as they will try to charge you for the whole medical, keep looking until you find one for $35-$80 as that is much more reasonable. There is a thread if you search for it about Civil Surgeons who don't try to overcharge you. Arguably if you have had all your vaccines finished for the original medical you do not need to do this, it is OPTIONAL. However, there have been people who have reported that they got an RFE for not having them done because somehow the medical info did not make it from the POE to USCIS. So the transcriptions are just a safe guard against an RFE. If you needed to have additional vaccines after your medical, you WILL need to have all vaccines transcribed.


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Hello,

After spending way to much time googling and talking to a uscis officer who didn't seem to sure of herself (she was reading of from something) we are still very confused as to what to do about the I-693 USCIS Immigration Medical Examination. Apparently if you are a K1 visa holding and had your medical examination done abroad you do not need to have another examination. Also same is true with your vaccinations if you have your vaccination report from the embassy.

From what I read on uscis website:

Medical Examination

If you received a medical examination prior to admission as a K nonimmigrant, then you are not required to have another medical examination at time of adjustment as long as:

Your Form I-485 is filed within 1 year of your overseas medical examination

The medical examination did not reveal a Class A medical condition

If you did have a Class A medical condition, you received a waiver of inadmissibility and you have complied with the terms and conditions of the waiver

Even if a new medical examination is not required, you still must show proof that you have complied with the vaccination requirements. If the vaccination record (DS 3025) was not properly completed and included as part of the original, overseas medical examination report, you will have to have the vaccination report completed by a designated civil surgeon. In this case, you are required to submit Part 1, Information About You, Part 2, the vaccination chart, and Part 5, the Civil Surgeon's Certification, of Form I-693 (in an envelop sealed by the civil surgeon). Please see the instructions for Form I-693 for further information.

So according to this we do not need to go see a civil surgeon at all.....but....the directions for the Adjustment of status says that form I693 is needed. Do we had the civil surgeon our vaccination record and xray cd and the doctor signs the form?

AT THIS POINT WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY EXPERIENCE WITH FILING YOUR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS AND IF YOU NEED THE FORM I693 OR NOT AND IF YOU NEED IT DO YOU NEED TO PAY THE HOSPITAL FOR THE ENTIRE EXAMINATION IF YOU ONLY NEED PART 5 SIGNED?

If your from the Philippines like me, try to check your vaccination record, on the lower left corner, they checked if you already completed your vaccination. If its not completed, then you need to see a surgeon to complete your vaccination. St. Lukes usually dont give all the vaccination requirement due to inappropriate time interval. Goodluck for you!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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moving from the K-1 fiancee visa forum to the AOS forum... and entire forum dedicated to the AOS process...

To the OP: If you have not visited and read the information in that forum I suggest you do so


YMMV

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You know what, just to be safe, I am seeing a civil surgeon to transcribe my vaccination records into the 693 and avoid any possible rfe. call and ask around, you will find one for a cheap price. better to be safe than sorry! :) I haven't left for the US yet but I already called and asked around and found one willing to do it for $25 in the PA area.. Goodluck and may you have a quick AOS journey!


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We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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