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Does anyone know of an honest civil surgeon that will not require an entire medical exam when one has been done overseas within a year and will just transcribe the vaccines as required?

I know there was a Dr. L E Arnold tat would do this by mail but he has retired. Is there anyone else?

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One to avoid: http://candleforlove.com/forums/index.php?/topic/41344-us-civil-surgeons-and-the-i-693/page__view__findpost__p__573612 (This topic has quieted down since the med centers in China have started doing DS-3025 vaccination records for K-Visas too, saving on needing to do I-693)


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Does anyone know of an honest civil surgeon that will not require an entire medical exam when one has been done overseas within a year and will just transcribe the vaccines as required?

I know there was a Dr. L E Arnold tat would do this by mail but he has retired. Is there anyone else?

By mail was fraudulent. There was talk he didn't "retire" but instead was removed from the list because of his fraudulent practice of doing this by mail. You MUST see the CS in person, it's part of the rules.

There is a list here: http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Civil_Surgeon_List which was built by the thread called "CS who don't rip you off"

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What do I need for AOS if my wife had her medical in Febrary and has all her vaccines and has the form needed? I understand she is exempt from another medical exam but do I still need to submit another 693 with part 1 filled out and certified by a civil surgeon? or is this only required when all vaccines were not administered prior to AOS?

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What do I need for AOS if my wife had her medical in Febrary and has all her vaccines and has the form needed? I understand she is exempt from another medical exam but do I still need to submit another 693 with part 1 filled out and certified by a civil surgeon? or is this only required when all vaccines were not administered prior to AOS?

If during the visa medical they did the vaccinations and did the DS-3025 put this is a sealed envelope for you to use when adjusting status, simply attach this to your I-485 AOS application and no I-693 needed.


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What do I need for AOS if my wife had her medical in Febrary and has all her vaccines and has the form needed? I understand she is exempt from another medical exam but do I still need to submit another 693 with part 1 filled out and certified by a civil surgeon? or is this only required when all vaccines were not administered prior to AOS?

If your DS-3025 is marked as complete, you only need to send in a copy of it. If it is marked incomplete, see this post to know if you can just send in a copy of your DS-3025 and skip the civil surgeon or not: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/335754-ds-3025-complete-or-not/page__p__4971318#entry4971318


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If during the visa medical they did the vaccinations and did the DS-3025 put this is a sealed envelope for you to use when adjusting status, simply attach this to your I-485 AOS application and no I-693 needed.

Thanks. That's how I interpreted the instructions that come with the I-693. But I had called a civil surgeon and hey insisted that my wife needs another full physical.

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There was talk he didn't "retire" but instead was removed from the list because of his fraudulent practice of doing this by mail.
The "talk" was inaccurate. He really did retire, at age 72 or 73.

I had called a civil surgeon and hey insisted that my wife needs another full physical.
If your immigration physical examination is still valid, their office is either sorely mistaken or lying to you. Search for another CS.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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The "talk" was inaccurate. He really did retire, at age 72 or 73.

Yeah from what I heard he was helping people save money. Where many doctors simply charge exhorbitant fees for physical exams and vaccines that were not needed. I found out from VJ that my wife does not need a new physical --- a local civil surgeon here in Phoenix tried his best to convince me otherwise... Makes you wonder...these are the trusted doctors that our government picks to be uscis civil surgeons?

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The "talk" was inaccurate. He really did retire, at age 72 or 73.

He might have also retired but a lot of people (from reports on VJ) who had their transcriptions done by him were told they had to redo their transcription because it wasn't valid by mail. So something else was afoot.

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He might have also retired but a lot of people (from reports on VJ) who had their transcriptions done by him were told they had to redo their transcription because it wasn't valid by mail. So something else was afoot.

The doctor just happened to find a loophole and at $30 a pop I don't think his intent was to make a mint. I think the real change that needs to happen is to eliminate the USCIS Civil Surgeon designation and allow any licensed doctor to do the physical by following the guidelines which are not that hard to follow. Maybe then the select group of civil surgeons will stop preying on immigrants. I was glad to see that the gardasil requirement went the way of the Edsel. Now is time for common sense to prevail and do away with civil surgeons altogether.

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I just went through the same thing and I called around.

Phoenix, AZ

Dr. Carlos M Cazares

448 East Southern Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85040

(602) 276-8577

Ask for Maria and explain the situation she will understand now. I talked to her before making the 3 hour drive and when I got there she then wanted a full physical. Long story they ended up doing it. Just make sure you have all records translated the fee was $20.00

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The doctor just happened to find a loophole and at $30 a pop I don't think his intent was to make a mint. I think the real change that needs to happen is to eliminate the USCIS Civil Surgeon designation and allow any licensed doctor to do the physical by following the guidelines which are not that hard to follow. Maybe then the select group of civil surgeons will stop preying on immigrants. I was glad to see that the gardasil requirement went the way of the Edsel. Now is time for common sense to prevail and do away with civil surgeons altogether.
Or, there needs to be a formal declaration from on high that "1) any civil surgeon who insists that a full medical is needed when it isn't will have his C.S. designation stripped; and 2) the maximum fee to be charged for transcribing the report is $50. Civil surgeons who wish to charge less in order to achieve higher volume are welcome to do so."

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Or, there needs to be a formal declaration from on high that "1) any civil surgeon who insists that a full medical is needed when it isn't will have his C.S. designation stripped; and 2) the maximum fee to be charged for transcribing the report is $50. Civil surgeons who wish to charge less in order to achieve higher volume are welcome to do so."

You got my vote! ;)

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You got my vote! ;)
Si, man? :)

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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