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Hello all, I have a question about RFEs and receiving a small extension on the time limit I have to respond to it.

USCIS lost my medical exam and as soon as I got notice of this, I called the only civil surgeon in my area and scheduled a new medical exam. I scheduled it for May 15th (and I scheduled this over a month ago, so they must be busy) and my RFE response is due June 8th.

Now the medical office is telling me I need to have the TB and syphillis test done BEFORE my medical and those results can take up to three weeks and WITHOUT them, they can't do the medical. I'm scrambing to find someone who will do these tests for me, but nobody's calling me back, so I'm getting worried.

Am I able to extend my RFE time in case they don't get these results in time? This feels completely out of my control and I'm in a bit of a panic.

Thanks in advance.

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TB test takes a week. Google a civil surgeon near you and try to get this done. You are given 3 months to respond to an RFE after which you are denied if the time has passed.


STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later) :goofy:

Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014 - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014 - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter) received in mail
Aug 20, 2014 - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014 - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014 - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014 - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014 - Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN! :joy: :joy: :joy:
Nov 12, 2014 - Updated my status from permanent resident to citizen at Social Security
Nov 14, 2014 - Applied for US passport
Nov 29, 2014 - Received US passport book
Dec 01, 2014 - Received Passport card
Dec 04, 2014 - Received Naturalization Certificate

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KayCee

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Hello all, I have a question about RFEs and receiving a small extension on the time limit I have to respond to it.

USCIS lost my medical exam and as soon as I got notice of this, I called the only civil surgeon in my area and scheduled a new medical exam. I scheduled it for May 15th (and I scheduled this over a month ago, so they must be busy) and my RFE response is due June 8th.

Now the medical office is telling me I need to have the TB and syphillis test done BEFORE my medical and those results can take up to three weeks and WITHOUT them, they can't do the medical. I'm scrambing to find someone who will do these tests for me, but nobody's calling me back, so I'm getting worried.

Am I able to extend my RFE time in case they don't get these results in time? This feels completely out of my control and I'm in a bit of a panic.

Thanks in advance.

I notice that you received your on RFE March 22; however you scheduled the tests for May? We never know what may happen down the road. It's always best to try and get these RFEs done ASAP.


STANLEY & KAREN
01/15/2009 - Fedex I-130, I-485, I-693, I-864, I-765, G-325A
01/20/2009 - Received in mail-room and signed for by J CHYBA
01/28/2009 - Checks cashed by Homeland Security
02/02/2009 - Received in mail 3 pcs of NOA1 one each for I-485, I-130, I-765 dated 01/28/2009
02/03/2009 - Received email RFE. What did I not send now, whew!
02/09/2009 - Received mails for initial evidence and Biometric appointment (02/19/2009); mailed evidence
02/19/2009 - biometrics done - in a out in 45 minutes
03/14/2009 - Receive NOA2 dated 03/10/2009. AOS interview April 29, 2009
03/18/2009 - Touched. EAD Card production ordered
03/25/2009 - Touched. EAD approval sent
03/27/2009 - EAD card received in the mail; applied for SS# immediately (office is across the street from my home)
04/02/2009 - Received SS# in the mail
04/29/2009 - Interviewed. I- 130 approved, I-485 pending IO's review
05/05/2009 - Received NOA2. Welcome letter for Permanent Residency. I-130 and I-485 approved 04/30/2009
05/08/2009 - Touched. I-485 approval letter sent
05/11/2009 - GC received in the mail. Expires 2019
05/11/2009 - Applied to remove restrictions on my SS Card
05/18/2009 - Received unrestricted SS card

10/13/2009 - My darling husband of 2 yrs 5 months 3 weeks 3 days passed away :(

Naturalization Process (5 Yrs Later) :goofy:

Mar 28, 2014 - Mailed N-400
Apr 08, 2014 - Check cashed
Apr 09, 2014 - Receive Notice letter Priority date April 3, 2014
Apr 11, 2014 - Touched - Email - Biometrics letter mailed
May 08, 2014 - Biometrics done
May 12, 2014 - Touched - Email - In line for interview scheduling
July 12, 2014 - Pre-interview letter (Yellow letter) received in mail
Aug 20, 2014 - Touched - Email - Interview scheduled
Aug 25, 2014 - Interview scheduled for Sept. 24, 2014
Sept 24, 2014 - Passed interview
Oct 06, 2014 - Touched - Email - In oath scheduling que
Oct 08, 2014 - Touched - Text - Oath ceremony scheduled
Oct 14, 2014 - Received letter - Oath ceremony Oct 28, 2014
Oct 28, 2014 - I AM A US CITIZEN! :joy: :joy: :joy:
Nov 12, 2014 - Updated my status from permanent resident to citizen at Social Security
Nov 14, 2014 - Applied for US passport
Nov 29, 2014 - Received US passport book
Dec 01, 2014 - Received Passport card
Dec 04, 2014 - Received Naturalization Certificate

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KayCee

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Like I said, there's one civil surgeon near me and that's where I'm going for my medical exam. I am attempting to schedule the syphillis/TB test with them as well, but I have yet to hear a call back and I'd like to cover my bases in case I can't get this done before my medical on the 15th.

I know if I do not respond, I will be denied. That's not what I'm asking.

I notice that you received your on RFE March 22; however you scheduled the tests for May? We never know what may happen down the road. It's always best to try and get these RFEs done ASAP.

And again, like I mentioned in my post, I scheduled at the end of March and May 15th was the earliest date they had.

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Have you tried contacting the health department for your county? They should be able to do both of those tests.

I have, and I've left two messages, waiting for them to call me back with an appointment. I'm just trying to cover my bases if, by some chance, it doesn't get done in time OR the results don't get back in time.

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I have, and I've left two messages, waiting for them to call me back with an appointment. I'm just trying to cover my bases if, by some chance, it doesn't get done in time OR the results don't get back in time.

Have you been waiting long for them to reply to you? I don't know about your state but here you just have to go there and get a number and wait.

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Have you been waiting long for them to reply to you? I don't know about your state but here you just have to go there and get a number and wait.

Not too long, a few business days. I just received news last week that I had to get the syphillis/TB done before the medical. Up until then, I assumed they were done at the same time (like they were for my original medical) so now I'm scrambling.

I think I'll try doing a walk-in, I guess.

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Hello all, I have a question about RFEs and receiving a small extension on the time limit I have to respond to it.

USCIS lost my medical exam and as soon as I got notice of this, I called the only civil surgeon in my area and scheduled a new medical exam. I scheduled it for May 15th (and I scheduled this over a month ago, so they must be busy) and my RFE response is due June 8th.

Now the medical office is telling me I need to have the TB and syphillis test done BEFORE my medical and those results can take up to three weeks and WITHOUT them, they can't do the medical. I'm scrambing to find someone who will do these tests for me, but nobody's calling me back, so I'm getting worried.

Am I able to extend my RFE time in case they don't get these results in time? This feels completely out of my control and I'm in a bit of a panic.

Thanks in advance.

im also from wisconsin..i did my tb test in my county for only $10..my shyphillis test in planned parenthood for $45 in one week's time got my result...all the results were faxed to my civil surgeon then when the scheduled time to see the doc it's all set

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im also from wisconsin..i did my tb test in my county for only $10..my shyphillis test in planned parenthood for $45 in one week's time got my result...all the results were faxed to my civil surgeon then when the scheduled time to see the doc it's all set

Thanks, I got lucky and the health department has an appointment opening for today, so I'll be able to get both tests done there and they'll fax my results over to my civil surgeon.

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