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My husband had his medical in peru, but of course was not given a copy of the DS-3025 (and when he called the doctor the doctor claimed that he was not allowed to give my husband anything and everything went straight to USCIS).

In any case, i've been calling doctors to get the i-693 vaccine part filled out, and realized I wasn't sure about the skin test. My husband didn't have a skin test abroad, just the chest x-ray. Is the TB skin test absolutely necessary? We found one place that will transcribe his records for $60 (the cheapest i've found and I've called about 15 places) or a place that will do the whole medical (with TB test) for $120. Should we just do the whole medical again? or is it enough that USCIS should (supposedly) have his medical records from his physical abroad and just send in the i-693 with only the vaccine part?

I wish the doctor in Peru had just given us the Ds-3025. ugh.


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When adjusting from K-1, you do not need the whole medical again. Since you don't have the form (we didn't either), take his vaccination records to the civil surgeon for him to transcribe onto the I-693. You only need to have part 1, part 2-vaccination section, and part 5 filled out.


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The question is how long do you want to continue searching for that one doctor (time, headaches, stress, etc..) .

I know the stress, I have been there myself in preparing the AOS packet!

I preferred to pay $130 for my husband to get the medical exam, tb test, blood test, and vaccines transcribed and just get it over with. Overall it only took him about 5 minutes for the exam. He just had to wait 2 days for TB results and get the sealed I-693

if you want more info you can view this thread:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/307377-i-693/


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My husband had his medical in peru, but of course was not given a copy of the DS-3025 (and when he called the doctor the doctor claimed that he was not allowed to give my husband anything and everything went straight to USCIS).

In any case, i've been calling doctors to get the i-693 vaccine part filled out, and realized I wasn't sure about the skin test. My husband didn't have a skin test abroad, just the chest x-ray. Is the TB skin test absolutely necessary? We found one place that will transcribe his records for $60 (the cheapest i've found and I've called about 15 places) or a place that will do the whole medical (with TB test) for $120. Should we just do the whole medical again? or is it enough that USCIS should (supposedly) have his medical records from his physical abroad and just send in the i-693 with only the vaccine part?

I wish the doctor in Peru had just given us the Ds-3025. ugh.

If he has the x ray result for TB which should be in the large envelope as that is all I had too, thats all he needs. Make sure you only see a civil surgeon recoomended byt USCIS on their site in your area. He needs to be adamant to his Peru Doctor that he needs the vaccination supplement and it is quite legal. My doctor in AUS did not give me a copy either so I had to ring them before I had my interview and they emailed it to me. .He does not need a full medical again just the vaccination supplement transferred over to I-693 part 1,2 and 5 needs to be filled out/ for AOS.


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A clear chest x-ray trumps the skin test for TB. In places where the TB vaccine is less common, they do the skin test first (because it's cheaper, I guess) and if that shows a positive, they do a chest x-ray, which is considered definitive. In Canada the panel physicians don't even do skin tests, because virtually everybody will get a false positive, having had the vaccine as a child in school. They just give everyone a chest x=ray, right off the bat.

I think there's a blood culture they can do if x-rays are contraindicated, but it's much more time-consuming.

$60 is actually pretty good for the transcription.I would just go with that if I were you.

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