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Hi everyone, we're trying to get the London Embassy to send us a copy of my husband's TB and syphilis test from his visa medical exam last September in order to save having to pay a doctor here in the US to do them again (we got an RFE for our I-693 AOS). Does anyone know, do we require an email code to contact them? And if so, does anyone know what it is this week? I remember this being the case during the K-1 process but not sure whether it would be the same situation now. Our other option is to call the extortion line.

Thanks!

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K-1:
April 21, 2010: I-129F Sent (from London to VSC)
April 27, 2010: NOA1, check cashed
July 9, 2010: NOA2 (hardcopy)
July 12, 2010: NVC sent petition to embassy in London
October 7, 2010: Packet 3 logged at embassy
November 3, 2010: Interview: APPROVED!
December 7, 2010: POE: JFK
December 10, 2010: Wedding

AOS:
April 27, 2011: Sent I-485, I-864, EAD and AP to Chicago
May 5, 2011: Received text notifications, check cashed
May 9, 2011: NOA hardcopy via mail
May 14, 2011: RFE (for incorrectly filling out I-693)
June 3, 2011: Biometrics
June 17, 2011: RFE response delivered
June 21, 2011: Case under RFE review
June 23, 2011: Transferred to CSC!
June 29, 2011: EAD and AP approved!
July 9, 2011: EAD/AP card arrived via mail
January 4, 2012: RFE
January 28, 2012: RFE response delivered
January 30, 2012: Case under RFE review
February 8, 2012: Green card in production!
February 14, 2012: Green card received in mail

ROC:

December 4, 2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

December 9, 2013: NOA1

January 13, 2014: Biometrics

May 15, 2014: Green card in production!

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Nevermind, got it!


K-1:
April 21, 2010: I-129F Sent (from London to VSC)
April 27, 2010: NOA1, check cashed
July 9, 2010: NOA2 (hardcopy)
July 12, 2010: NVC sent petition to embassy in London
October 7, 2010: Packet 3 logged at embassy
November 3, 2010: Interview: APPROVED!
December 7, 2010: POE: JFK
December 10, 2010: Wedding

AOS:
April 27, 2011: Sent I-485, I-864, EAD and AP to Chicago
May 5, 2011: Received text notifications, check cashed
May 9, 2011: NOA hardcopy via mail
May 14, 2011: RFE (for incorrectly filling out I-693)
June 3, 2011: Biometrics
June 17, 2011: RFE response delivered
June 21, 2011: Case under RFE review
June 23, 2011: Transferred to CSC!
June 29, 2011: EAD and AP approved!
July 9, 2011: EAD/AP card arrived via mail
January 4, 2012: RFE
January 28, 2012: RFE response delivered
January 30, 2012: Case under RFE review
February 8, 2012: Green card in production!
February 14, 2012: Green card received in mail

ROC:

December 4, 2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

December 9, 2013: NOA1

January 13, 2014: Biometrics

May 15, 2014: Green card in production!

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Nevermind, got it!

I have a question...how is it you were married in December, but were able to apply for AoS over 4 months later without your K1 expiring? I thought you had to apply for AoS within the 90 days validity of the K1 visa. Am I completely misinformed here?


K1 Timeline

Engaged in Coventry, UK: 7-25-2010

Filed i-129F: 9-23-2010

NOA1: 9-29-2010

NOA2: 2-18-2011 *143 DAYS AFTER NOA1*

NVC Received: 3-4-2011

Consulate Received: 3-8-2011

Interview: 6-6-2011 *APPROVED 251 DAYS AFTER NOA1*

Visa in Hand: 6-10-2011

P.O.E at San Francisco International, CA: 6-23-2011

Marriage in Sunol, CA: 8-18-2011

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I have a question...how is it you were married in December, but were able to apply for AoS over 4 months later without your K1 expiring? I thought you had to apply for AoS within the 90 days validity of the K1 visa. Am I completely misinformed here?

We actually applied for AOS in April, but we got an RFE on the I-693, which we're trying to sort out now. But no, to answer your question, your K-1 doesn't expire so long as you marry within 90 days of entering. You are technically "out of status," but lots of people don't apply for AOS within the 90 days. So long as you are married within the specified timeframe, don't leave the US, and apply for AOS relatively soon (like less than a year or two), it should be fine. I was worried about this too, but a quick search in the AOS forum put my fears to rest! We filed a month and a half later and have had no problems (aside from this annoying RFE!).

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K-1:
April 21, 2010: I-129F Sent (from London to VSC)
April 27, 2010: NOA1, check cashed
July 9, 2010: NOA2 (hardcopy)
July 12, 2010: NVC sent petition to embassy in London
October 7, 2010: Packet 3 logged at embassy
November 3, 2010: Interview: APPROVED!
December 7, 2010: POE: JFK
December 10, 2010: Wedding

AOS:
April 27, 2011: Sent I-485, I-864, EAD and AP to Chicago
May 5, 2011: Received text notifications, check cashed
May 9, 2011: NOA hardcopy via mail
May 14, 2011: RFE (for incorrectly filling out I-693)
June 3, 2011: Biometrics
June 17, 2011: RFE response delivered
June 21, 2011: Case under RFE review
June 23, 2011: Transferred to CSC!
June 29, 2011: EAD and AP approved!
July 9, 2011: EAD/AP card arrived via mail
January 4, 2012: RFE
January 28, 2012: RFE response delivered
January 30, 2012: Case under RFE review
February 8, 2012: Green card in production!
February 14, 2012: Green card received in mail

ROC:

December 4, 2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

December 9, 2013: NOA1

January 13, 2014: Biometrics

May 15, 2014: Green card in production!

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We actually applied for AOS in April, but we got an RFE on the I-693, which we're trying to sort out now. But no, to answer your question, your K-1 doesn't expire so long as you marry within 90 days of entering. You are technically "out of status," but lots of people don't apply for AOS within the 90 days. So long as you are married within the specified timeframe, don't leave the US, and apply for AOS relatively soon (like less than a year or two), it should be fine. I was worried about this too, but a quick search in the AOS forum put my fears to rest! We filed a month and a half later and have had no problems (aside from this annoying RFE!).

Okay, that's really helpful to know actually, thanks :) We'll be filing before the 90 days I'm sure anyway, just for piece of mind. But definitely good to know that!


K1 Timeline

Engaged in Coventry, UK: 7-25-2010

Filed i-129F: 9-23-2010

NOA1: 9-29-2010

NOA2: 2-18-2011 *143 DAYS AFTER NOA1*

NVC Received: 3-4-2011

Consulate Received: 3-8-2011

Interview: 6-6-2011 *APPROVED 251 DAYS AFTER NOA1*

Visa in Hand: 6-10-2011

P.O.E at San Francisco International, CA: 6-23-2011

Marriage in Sunol, CA: 8-18-2011

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Okay, that's really helpful to know actually, thanks :) We'll be filing before the 90 days I'm sure anyway, just for piece of mind. But definitely good to know that!

No problem! This is a stressful enough process, so it's good to know that there are a few parts slightly less teeth-grinding!


K-1:
April 21, 2010: I-129F Sent (from London to VSC)
April 27, 2010: NOA1, check cashed
July 9, 2010: NOA2 (hardcopy)
July 12, 2010: NVC sent petition to embassy in London
October 7, 2010: Packet 3 logged at embassy
November 3, 2010: Interview: APPROVED!
December 7, 2010: POE: JFK
December 10, 2010: Wedding

AOS:
April 27, 2011: Sent I-485, I-864, EAD and AP to Chicago
May 5, 2011: Received text notifications, check cashed
May 9, 2011: NOA hardcopy via mail
May 14, 2011: RFE (for incorrectly filling out I-693)
June 3, 2011: Biometrics
June 17, 2011: RFE response delivered
June 21, 2011: Case under RFE review
June 23, 2011: Transferred to CSC!
June 29, 2011: EAD and AP approved!
July 9, 2011: EAD/AP card arrived via mail
January 4, 2012: RFE
January 28, 2012: RFE response delivered
January 30, 2012: Case under RFE review
February 8, 2012: Green card in production!
February 14, 2012: Green card received in mail

ROC:

December 4, 2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

December 9, 2013: NOA1

January 13, 2014: Biometrics

May 15, 2014: Green card in production!

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Can I also ask why you got the RFE? Did you not have the DS3025 from the medical? and if so, was it not sufficient for you? Just trying to get an idea of what will be needed when I go through this in a couple of months :)


K1 Timeline

Engaged in Coventry, UK: 7-25-2010

Filed i-129F: 9-23-2010

NOA1: 9-29-2010

NOA2: 2-18-2011 *143 DAYS AFTER NOA1*

NVC Received: 3-4-2011

Consulate Received: 3-8-2011

Interview: 6-6-2011 *APPROVED 251 DAYS AFTER NOA1*

Visa in Hand: 6-10-2011

P.O.E at San Francisco International, CA: 6-23-2011

Marriage in Sunol, CA: 8-18-2011

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Can I also ask why you got the RFE? Did you not have the DS3025 from the medical? and if so, was it not sufficient for you? Just trying to get an idea of what will be needed when I go through this in a couple of months :)

Yes, we did have the DS-3025. We actually had everything and had done our homework, but I goofed up and filled out the I-693 incorrectly, so now we have to find an approved doctor that won't charge an arm and a leg to transcribe the vaccination record and sign off on it. The problem is that most doctors insist on a TB and syphilis test, which were done at the London medical, but are not listed on the DS-3025. So to save money, we've requested a copy of the results (that he handed over in the big sealed envelope when he got off the plane) so we can show those to a doctor and not have to pay to have them done again. Pain in the @$$! But it's my mistake, so...

my thoughts to you for your own AOS would be to find a doctor who will transcribe your vaccination records for the I-693 for a reasonable rate (shouldn't be more than $25-$50), send a copy of your DS-3025 as well, and hope they don't lose your medical results (like they do some people's, but not ours... this is just a weird complication because I messed up the I-693). It should be fine!

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K-1:
April 21, 2010: I-129F Sent (from London to VSC)
April 27, 2010: NOA1, check cashed
July 9, 2010: NOA2 (hardcopy)
July 12, 2010: NVC sent petition to embassy in London
October 7, 2010: Packet 3 logged at embassy
November 3, 2010: Interview: APPROVED!
December 7, 2010: POE: JFK
December 10, 2010: Wedding

AOS:
April 27, 2011: Sent I-485, I-864, EAD and AP to Chicago
May 5, 2011: Received text notifications, check cashed
May 9, 2011: NOA hardcopy via mail
May 14, 2011: RFE (for incorrectly filling out I-693)
June 3, 2011: Biometrics
June 17, 2011: RFE response delivered
June 21, 2011: Case under RFE review
June 23, 2011: Transferred to CSC!
June 29, 2011: EAD and AP approved!
July 9, 2011: EAD/AP card arrived via mail
January 4, 2012: RFE
January 28, 2012: RFE response delivered
January 30, 2012: Case under RFE review
February 8, 2012: Green card in production!
February 14, 2012: Green card received in mail

ROC:

December 4, 2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

December 9, 2013: NOA1

January 13, 2014: Biometrics

May 15, 2014: Green card in production!

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I have a question...how is it you were married in December, but were able to apply for AoS over 4 months later without your K1 expiring? I thought you had to apply for AoS within the 90 days validity of the K1 visa. Am I completely misinformed here?

Your K1 expires the day you use it to enter the US. It's a one-time entry visa, then it's invalid. You get an I-94 card showing you have 90 days in the US in which to marry. There is no actual law on the books that says you have to apply for AOS within those 90 days, but it's a good practice to do so. Many apply after the 90 days.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Yes, we did have the DS-3025. We actually had everything and had done our homework, but I goofed up and filled out the I-693 incorrectly, so now we have to find an approved doctor that won't charge an arm and a leg to transcribe the vaccination record and sign off on it. The problem is that most doctors insist on a TB and syphilis test, which were done at the London medical, but are not listed on the DS-3025. So to save money, we've requested a copy of the results (that he handed over in the big sealed envelope when he got off the plane) so we can show those to a doctor and not have to pay to have them done again. Pain in the @$$! But it's my mistake, so...

my thoughts to you for your own AOS would be to find a doctor who will transcribe your vaccination records for the I-693 for a reasonable rate (shouldn't be more than $25-$50), send a copy of your DS-3025 as well, and hope they don't lose your medical results (like they do some people's, but not ours... this is just a weird complication because I messed up the I-693). It should be fine!

I was under the impression that the DS3025 was enough if you received all the vacs and had VH (Varicella history). Thought I didn't need to fill out the I-693??


K1 Timeline

Engaged in Coventry, UK: 7-25-2010

Filed i-129F: 9-23-2010

NOA1: 9-29-2010

NOA2: 2-18-2011 *143 DAYS AFTER NOA1*

NVC Received: 3-4-2011

Consulate Received: 3-8-2011

Interview: 6-6-2011 *APPROVED 251 DAYS AFTER NOA1*

Visa in Hand: 6-10-2011

P.O.E at San Francisco International, CA: 6-23-2011

Marriage in Sunol, CA: 8-18-2011

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I was under the impression that the DS3025 was enough if you received all the vacs and had VH (Varicella history). Thought I didn't need to fill out the I-693??

I read enough different advice that I thoroughly confused myself. :wacko: My advice is not to worry until it's time to file AOS, and then just be very good about reading the instructions on the forms, and make sure the VJ guide you follow pertains to your country.


K-1:
April 21, 2010: I-129F Sent (from London to VSC)
April 27, 2010: NOA1, check cashed
July 9, 2010: NOA2 (hardcopy)
July 12, 2010: NVC sent petition to embassy in London
October 7, 2010: Packet 3 logged at embassy
November 3, 2010: Interview: APPROVED!
December 7, 2010: POE: JFK
December 10, 2010: Wedding

AOS:
April 27, 2011: Sent I-485, I-864, EAD and AP to Chicago
May 5, 2011: Received text notifications, check cashed
May 9, 2011: NOA hardcopy via mail
May 14, 2011: RFE (for incorrectly filling out I-693)
June 3, 2011: Biometrics
June 17, 2011: RFE response delivered
June 21, 2011: Case under RFE review
June 23, 2011: Transferred to CSC!
June 29, 2011: EAD and AP approved!
July 9, 2011: EAD/AP card arrived via mail
January 4, 2012: RFE
January 28, 2012: RFE response delivered
January 30, 2012: Case under RFE review
February 8, 2012: Green card in production!
February 14, 2012: Green card received in mail

ROC:

December 4, 2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

December 9, 2013: NOA1

January 13, 2014: Biometrics

May 15, 2014: Green card in production!

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I was under the impression that the DS3025 was enough if you received all the vacs and had VH (Varicella history). Thought I didn't need to fill out the I-693??

But he didn't leave it with the DS3025. He filled in his name info on a I-693 and mailed it in blank. Lost the plot somewhere. So I think they picked it up, saw it was blank and pushed the RFE button before looking to see if his medical file contained the proper things.

So EC, just thinking about you wanting your medical info from London embassy. They put it in a brown envelope with your other papers and give it to you via courier with your passport and visa. They probably don't have it.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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But he didn't leave it with the DS3025. He filled in his name info on a I-693 and mailed it in blank. Lost the plot somewhere. So I think they picked it up, saw it was blank and pushed the RFE button before looking to see if his medical file contained the proper things.

So EC, just thinking about you wanting your medical info from London embassy. They put it in a brown envelope with your other papers and give it to you via courier with your passport and visa. They probably don't have it.

Exactly, the file was carried to the US by the immigrant. The embassy doesn't have (shouldn't have) any of your file.


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Exactly, the file was carried to the US by the immigrant. The embassy doesn't have (shouldn't have) any of your file.

We called Knightsbridge Medical to ask for a copy of his results, and they said the Embassy would have a copy, so we called today and spoke to someone who gave us the email code and we wrote asking for it. I'm kind of at a loss here if they don't. What would you both suggest if they don't? At that point, I think we have no other choice but to pay for the syphilis and TB test all over again when the doctor transcribes the rest, correct?

But he didn't leave it with the DS3025. He filled in his name info on a I-693 and mailed it in blank. Lost the plot somewhere. So I think they picked it up, saw it was blank and pushed the RFE button before looking to see if his medical file contained the proper things.

So EC, just thinking about you wanting your medical info from London embassy. They put it in a brown envelope with your other papers and give it to you via courier with your passport and visa. They probably don't have it.

What do you think we should do if that's the case? It occurred to me that perhaps the results are on the CD they gave us, and maybe we can print it them off from there and send back? (The disc is PC only and we have a Mac, so I don't know yet if this is an option.) I feel like an idiot and am really angry with myself because this is entire frustrating situation is my own doing.

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K-1:
April 21, 2010: I-129F Sent (from London to VSC)
April 27, 2010: NOA1, check cashed
July 9, 2010: NOA2 (hardcopy)
July 12, 2010: NVC sent petition to embassy in London
October 7, 2010: Packet 3 logged at embassy
November 3, 2010: Interview: APPROVED!
December 7, 2010: POE: JFK
December 10, 2010: Wedding

AOS:
April 27, 2011: Sent I-485, I-864, EAD and AP to Chicago
May 5, 2011: Received text notifications, check cashed
May 9, 2011: NOA hardcopy via mail
May 14, 2011: RFE (for incorrectly filling out I-693)
June 3, 2011: Biometrics
June 17, 2011: RFE response delivered
June 21, 2011: Case under RFE review
June 23, 2011: Transferred to CSC!
June 29, 2011: EAD and AP approved!
July 9, 2011: EAD/AP card arrived via mail
January 4, 2012: RFE
January 28, 2012: RFE response delivered
January 30, 2012: Case under RFE review
February 8, 2012: Green card in production!
February 14, 2012: Green card received in mail

ROC:

December 4, 2013: Sent I-751 to Vermont Service Center

December 9, 2013: NOA1

January 13, 2014: Biometrics

May 15, 2014: Green card in production!

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What do you think we should do if that's the case? It occurred to me that perhaps the results are on the CD they gave us, and maybe we can print it them off from there and send back? (The disc is PC only and we have a Mac, so I don't know yet if this is an option.) I feel like an idiot and am really angry with myself because this is entire frustrating situation is my own doing.

The CD is your x-ray. There are no medical forms on there. Just a picture of your lungs. I could write a long answer why I think you're barking up the wrong tree, but basically Knightsbridge have no reason to file your records at their location because you will never be coming back there. That's why they hand you your x-ray CD because they would throw it in the trash otherwise. Did you actually have a doctor in the US say they would certify your blood tests if you got them or are you just guessing they might?

More later......


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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