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Hi guys.

Yesterday I finished my AOS interview and basically we succeeded at the interview.

but there was a problem that they lost my original medical report (which was in the mysterious brown envelope for K1 visa from the US consulate.)

I handed a copy of medical report to the interview officer (luckily I brought it to the interview.)

she still needs the original to make a decision though she kept it for reference.

She said that she'd request to find it in CIS warehouse.

it may take 3 months and she don't know whether they will find it.

I think it's waste of time.

Does anybody have a same experience like me?

Do you think it'd be better just to wait, or to make new I-163 and send it to them?


K1 Journey (08/24/2011 ~ 01/20/2012 = 150 days)

08/24/2011 -- K1 petition sent out

08/30/2011 -- NOA1 (e-notice)

11/02/2011 -- NOA2 (e-notice)

11/21/2011 -- NVC left (letter)

11/21/2011 -- Requested provisional case number

11/26/2011 -- Packet3 received w/provisional case#

11/30/2011 -- Packet3 sent back

12/13/2011 -- Interview appointment (email)

01/11/2012 -- Medical examination

01/17/2012 -- Interview @ Tokyo Embassy

01/20/2012 -- Visa received

AOS Journey (04/27/2012 ~ 10/19/2012 = 176 days)

04/27/2012 -- AOS, EAD, AP petition sent out

05/07/2012 -- NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP (e-notice)

06/05/2012 -- Biometrics

07/03/2012 -- NOA2 for AP (e-notice)

07/10/2012 -- NOA2 for EAD (e-notice)

07/14/2012 -- EAD/AP combo card received

08/15/2012 -- Interview scheduled (e-notice)

09/17/2012 -- Interview @ Los Angeles (no decision due to loss of my medical report)

10/11/2012 -- Card production (e-notice)

10/19/2012 -- GC received

ROC Journey (07/21/2014 ~ 11/04/2014 = 113 days)

07/21/2014 -- ROC petition sent out (California Service Center)

07/25/2014 -- NOA1 (letter)

08/20/2014 -- Biometrics

11/04/2014 -- Card production (e-notice)

11/10/2014 -- GC received

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So sorry, this is bad luck!! :(

Do you have the EAD/AP card? If yes, I would wait because having the green card won't change much. If not and you are waiting for the green card to work/travel, I would do a new medical (or wait a few weeks to see)... It depends on your finances too, a medical is quite pricey here.


K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

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So sorry, this is bad luck!! :(

Do you have the EAD/AP card? If yes, I would wait because having the green card won't change much. If not and you are waiting for the green card to work/travel, I would do a new medical (or wait a few weeks to see)... It depends on your finances too, a medical is quite pricey here.

Thank you didopage.

I have EAD/AP card in my hand. so it's not a big difference as you say.

(little bit risky to cross the border because I-94 was taken off at the interview)

I found many posts of similar circumstance in this forum.

It seems I have to get a RFE notice(I-72) before to take a new medical exam.

I realized that I can do nothing but just wait right now.

I'm impatient :(


K1 Journey (08/24/2011 ~ 01/20/2012 = 150 days)

08/24/2011 -- K1 petition sent out

08/30/2011 -- NOA1 (e-notice)

11/02/2011 -- NOA2 (e-notice)

11/21/2011 -- NVC left (letter)

11/21/2011 -- Requested provisional case number

11/26/2011 -- Packet3 received w/provisional case#

11/30/2011 -- Packet3 sent back

12/13/2011 -- Interview appointment (email)

01/11/2012 -- Medical examination

01/17/2012 -- Interview @ Tokyo Embassy

01/20/2012 -- Visa received

AOS Journey (04/27/2012 ~ 10/19/2012 = 176 days)

04/27/2012 -- AOS, EAD, AP petition sent out

05/07/2012 -- NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP (e-notice)

06/05/2012 -- Biometrics

07/03/2012 -- NOA2 for AP (e-notice)

07/10/2012 -- NOA2 for EAD (e-notice)

07/14/2012 -- EAD/AP combo card received

08/15/2012 -- Interview scheduled (e-notice)

09/17/2012 -- Interview @ Los Angeles (no decision due to loss of my medical report)

10/11/2012 -- Card production (e-notice)

10/19/2012 -- GC received

ROC Journey (07/21/2014 ~ 11/04/2014 = 113 days)

07/21/2014 -- ROC petition sent out (California Service Center)

07/25/2014 -- NOA1 (letter)

08/20/2014 -- Biometrics

11/04/2014 -- Card production (e-notice)

11/10/2014 -- GC received

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wow how annoying!

Lucky you got your AP/EAD.

Im going for my interview next Tue, fingers crossed.


~My Timeline~ K1
Consulate : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2011-09-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-14
NVC Left : 2012-02-23
Packet 3 Received : 2012-02-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-03-15
Interview: May 1, 2012
Visa Received : 2012-05-15 (long 14 days, and there was a big hiccup!)
US Entry : 2012-05-25
+ Marriage : 2012-06-18
+ Applied for SSN: 2012-06-22 (got it 4 days later)


AOS
I-485 with EAD and AP Sent: 2012-07-02
NOA: 2012-7-10
Biometrics: 2012-8-8
EAD/AP card in hand: 2012-9-10
Interview: 2012-9-25 and approved! They took my EAD/AP.
Green card in hand: 2012-10-03 yay!!!

ROC

I-751 sent: 2014-9-9

NOA1 received: 2014-9-13 (dated 9-11)

Bio letter received: 2014-9-25 (dated 9-19)

Bio appt: 2014-10-6 (no interview)

Card in hand: 2014-Dec

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wow how annoying!

Lucky you got your AP/EAD.

Im going for my interview next Tue, fingers crossed.

Good Luck Athena13!

Make sure you to bring important documents even if you already submitted.

(tax documents, medical report and any others named like certificate)

in our case, they didn't have my husband's birth certificate and my medical exam.

it seems they easily lose documents because they link them by alien registration number.


K1 Journey (08/24/2011 ~ 01/20/2012 = 150 days)

08/24/2011 -- K1 petition sent out

08/30/2011 -- NOA1 (e-notice)

11/02/2011 -- NOA2 (e-notice)

11/21/2011 -- NVC left (letter)

11/21/2011 -- Requested provisional case number

11/26/2011 -- Packet3 received w/provisional case#

11/30/2011 -- Packet3 sent back

12/13/2011 -- Interview appointment (email)

01/11/2012 -- Medical examination

01/17/2012 -- Interview @ Tokyo Embassy

01/20/2012 -- Visa received

AOS Journey (04/27/2012 ~ 10/19/2012 = 176 days)

04/27/2012 -- AOS, EAD, AP petition sent out

05/07/2012 -- NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP (e-notice)

06/05/2012 -- Biometrics

07/03/2012 -- NOA2 for AP (e-notice)

07/10/2012 -- NOA2 for EAD (e-notice)

07/14/2012 -- EAD/AP combo card received

08/15/2012 -- Interview scheduled (e-notice)

09/17/2012 -- Interview @ Los Angeles (no decision due to loss of my medical report)

10/11/2012 -- Card production (e-notice)

10/19/2012 -- GC received

ROC Journey (07/21/2014 ~ 11/04/2014 = 113 days)

07/21/2014 -- ROC petition sent out (California Service Center)

07/25/2014 -- NOA1 (letter)

08/20/2014 -- Biometrics

11/04/2014 -- Card production (e-notice)

11/10/2014 -- GC received

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Thank you, i'm preparing the documents and wanna take the copy of our K1 package and all the P packages and the other stuff.


~My Timeline~ K1
Consulate : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2011-09-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-14
NVC Left : 2012-02-23
Packet 3 Received : 2012-02-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-03-15
Interview: May 1, 2012
Visa Received : 2012-05-15 (long 14 days, and there was a big hiccup!)
US Entry : 2012-05-25
+ Marriage : 2012-06-18
+ Applied for SSN: 2012-06-22 (got it 4 days later)


AOS
I-485 with EAD and AP Sent: 2012-07-02
NOA: 2012-7-10
Biometrics: 2012-8-8
EAD/AP card in hand: 2012-9-10
Interview: 2012-9-25 and approved! They took my EAD/AP.
Green card in hand: 2012-10-03 yay!!!

ROC

I-751 sent: 2014-9-9

NOA1 received: 2014-9-13 (dated 9-11)

Bio letter received: 2014-9-25 (dated 9-19)

Bio appt: 2014-10-6 (no interview)

Card in hand: 2014-Dec

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I don't know what should I do :help:

Since USCIS lost my medical report, I should wait their searching for 90 days (and I bet they wouldn't find it and give me a RFE.)

I looked for another way which I can handle.

I inquired to the hospital in my country if they can re-issue a new sealed copy of medical report.

and they replied that they can make it (or an original report if I want) for free.

It sounds like manna from heaven to me.

But my husband against this solution.

he insists that this problem is USCIS' FAULT, NOT OURS. so if we submit a new report, that means we admitted our fault.

so just wait the USCIS' action even if it takes so long time. No status will effect nothing to our life.

that's true. but I am so anxious and nervous, and hoping to finish all as soon as possible.

and a little bit sad about that I couldn't share my insecure feelings with my husband.


K1 Journey (08/24/2011 ~ 01/20/2012 = 150 days)

08/24/2011 -- K1 petition sent out

08/30/2011 -- NOA1 (e-notice)

11/02/2011 -- NOA2 (e-notice)

11/21/2011 -- NVC left (letter)

11/21/2011 -- Requested provisional case number

11/26/2011 -- Packet3 received w/provisional case#

11/30/2011 -- Packet3 sent back

12/13/2011 -- Interview appointment (email)

01/11/2012 -- Medical examination

01/17/2012 -- Interview @ Tokyo Embassy

01/20/2012 -- Visa received

AOS Journey (04/27/2012 ~ 10/19/2012 = 176 days)

04/27/2012 -- AOS, EAD, AP petition sent out

05/07/2012 -- NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP (e-notice)

06/05/2012 -- Biometrics

07/03/2012 -- NOA2 for AP (e-notice)

07/10/2012 -- NOA2 for EAD (e-notice)

07/14/2012 -- EAD/AP combo card received

08/15/2012 -- Interview scheduled (e-notice)

09/17/2012 -- Interview @ Los Angeles (no decision due to loss of my medical report)

10/11/2012 -- Card production (e-notice)

10/19/2012 -- GC received

ROC Journey (07/21/2014 ~ 11/04/2014 = 113 days)

07/21/2014 -- ROC petition sent out (California Service Center)

07/25/2014 -- NOA1 (letter)

08/20/2014 -- Biometrics

11/04/2014 -- Card production (e-notice)

11/10/2014 -- GC received

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he insists that this problem is USCIS' FAULT, NOT OURS. so if we submit a new report, that means we admitted our fault.

I don't get the idea where submitting a new report (that you will get for FREE!) would mean admitting it's your fault. USCIS already said it was their fault, that they lost it. You did nothing wrong and they know it.

I would request a new report from your home-country, as they seem very kind to do it and for free, and have it as a back-up, in case nothing comes up from the USCIS after a while. Or even submitting it to the USCIS as soon as you have it (by making an InfoPass and submitting it to someone at your local USCIS office).

Not much chance to see a light if your husband decides to "fight" with the USCIS if they don't find the lost docs. They have the power to decide on your approval or no. The goal is for you is to have your case approved, without drama. Plus it seems that you're kind of lucky, you can have a new report for free. Other members had to re-do a whole new medical.

The idea is not for you to go against your husband, but try to talk to him about it, that you're lucky it doesn't cost anything to request the new report and have it as a back-up... I mean, where's the problem?

Edited by didopage

K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

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I don't know what should I do :help:

Since USCIS lost my medical report, I should wait their searching for 90 days (and I bet they wouldn't find it and give me a RFE.)

I looked for another way which I can handle.

I inquired to the hospital in my country if they can re-issue a new sealed copy of medical report.

and they replied that they can make it (or an original report if I want) for free.

It sounds like manna from heaven to me.

But my husband against this solution.

he insists that this problem is USCIS' FAULT, NOT OURS. so if we submit a new report, that means we admitted our fault.

so just wait the USCIS' action even if it takes so long time. No status will effect nothing to our life.

that's true. but I am so anxious and nervous, and hoping to finish all as soon as possible.

and a little bit sad about that I couldn't share my insecure feelings with my husband.

Why is your husband against a solution that would get your process back on track?

My medical was lost too. I had to pay another $300ish to get it done. It sucked, and I complained, but there was no point in time where my husband told me it shouldn't be done. We wanted my green card as soon as possible, so we did what we had to do.

Yes, it sucks to pay for someone else's mistake, but such is life.

I think your husband should be happy he literally doesn't have to pay for another medical exam. Get another copy of the results and send them in. If you miss your RFE deadline, you've just wasted $1070.

Edited by Evylin

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ehmmm.... there was no rfe yet.

but indeed, at least get the free copy and have it handy if they eventually send you the rfe.

saying "it's their fault, they need to fix it" is ignorance and will not fly with the gov. specially with obama in the office.

you need to fix it and hope they will not screw it up again.

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ehmmm.... there was no rfe yet.

but indeed, at least get the free copy and have it handy if they eventually send you the rfe.

saying "it's their fault, they need to fix it" is ignorance and will not fly with the gov. specially with obama in the office.

you need to fix it and hope they will not screw it up again.

:blink: I've seen some odd things blamed on Obama around here and this has to be high on the list.

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:blink: I've seen some odd things blamed on Obama around here and this has to be high on the list.

No, the most ridiculous was blaming the fact that a guy got dumped by his girlfriend on Obama :D


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Thank for sharing ideas.

We are not still getting a RFE.

Husband's opinion is "to obey whatever they told us." waiting is the best way to avoid complication.

My idea is to solve this before we get an official RFE(then we have to pay $$$ for a new I-693).

We argued over this. it was about to escalate into our relationship problem.

finally husband gave up, but I felt sorry like I ignored his opinion.

I would request a new report from your home-country, as they seem very kind to do it and for free, and have it as a back-up, in case nothing comes up from the USCIS after a while.

It sounds really good idea.

it doesn't hurt my husband feelings and I can do something for myself :D

Is it better to get a certified copy, or a duplicated original?

the original is required my signature on it. so maybe It needs to exchange a couple international mails.


K1 Journey (08/24/2011 ~ 01/20/2012 = 150 days)

08/24/2011 -- K1 petition sent out

08/30/2011 -- NOA1 (e-notice)

11/02/2011 -- NOA2 (e-notice)

11/21/2011 -- NVC left (letter)

11/21/2011 -- Requested provisional case number

11/26/2011 -- Packet3 received w/provisional case#

11/30/2011 -- Packet3 sent back

12/13/2011 -- Interview appointment (email)

01/11/2012 -- Medical examination

01/17/2012 -- Interview @ Tokyo Embassy

01/20/2012 -- Visa received

AOS Journey (04/27/2012 ~ 10/19/2012 = 176 days)

04/27/2012 -- AOS, EAD, AP petition sent out

05/07/2012 -- NOA1 for AOS, EAD, AP (e-notice)

06/05/2012 -- Biometrics

07/03/2012 -- NOA2 for AP (e-notice)

07/10/2012 -- NOA2 for EAD (e-notice)

07/14/2012 -- EAD/AP combo card received

08/15/2012 -- Interview scheduled (e-notice)

09/17/2012 -- Interview @ Los Angeles (no decision due to loss of my medical report)

10/11/2012 -- Card production (e-notice)

10/19/2012 -- GC received

ROC Journey (07/21/2014 ~ 11/04/2014 = 113 days)

07/21/2014 -- ROC petition sent out (California Service Center)

07/25/2014 -- NOA1 (letter)

08/20/2014 -- Biometrics

11/04/2014 -- Card production (e-notice)

11/10/2014 -- GC received

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if there is no duplicate original, you no longer can make one.

it won't have the same signature dates, so it won't be duplicate.

you said you already showed him a copy. I guess it was only the vaccination sheet.

I know I can't get copy of the full medical. it never entered the computer/copier scanner. it was done with a typewriter and then sealed in the envelope and handed to me.

but if you can get a certified copy of the full original it is almost as good as the original.

in principle your husband is right and I can see why you wanna do something about it now. USCIS, the relationship tester... :)

by the time you have your copy you most likely have a decision or RFE. if not, then you might consider an infopass to hand your full copy over... just my 2 cents.

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