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I-485 RFE Question - Medical Examination

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Hello everyone!

After days of suspense we finally got our RFE letter in hand and to our relief it is pretty straight forward. The first part is to submit a completed and signed G-325A. The second part is what I have a few questions on. The RFE States:

"You are a K1 fiancee whose medical examination is unavailable. Submit a copy of your completed signed Department of State (DS) medical forms or submit a properly completed and signed Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, for the applicant on Form I-485. The medical examination must be conducted by a civil surgeon who has been designated by USCIS."

My wife's Medical Examination was on 6/13/12 in Toronto Canada. I sent a copy of the completed DS-3025 with the I-485 application but apparently that was not good enough or it was misplaced. We never got a copy of the I-693 from the doctor. Can we go to our local civil surgeon and get the DS-3025 transcribed onto for I-693 or does she need a new physical. We can also possibly try to get a sealed copy of the I-693 from the doctor in Canada.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Alexi and Brent

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I'm pretty sure you can have a civil surgeon transcribe it for you, there will be a fee involved but it will be nothing compared to having to do the medical again, I think they usually charge around $20, try calling some of the surgeons from the list the USCIS provides and ask if they provide this service.

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Your medical was lost so you need to do the whole thing over. They aren't just talking about the vaccinations, but all of it. They say you can include a complete copy of your foreign medical, but you don't have that.

It is annoying, but it happens.


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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Your medical was lost so you need to do the whole thing over. They aren't just talking about the vaccinations, but all of it. They say you can include a complete copy of your foreign medical, but you don't have that.

It is annoying, but it happens.

That's what I figured after reading it over a few more times. At least there is a place here that does it for $175. Thanks for the reply.

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I got the same RFE. Although, mine was worded differently... do I'm wondering if they need all those DS-**** forms from me???

I'm gonna go to a Civil Surgeon, get them to give me the medical again and fill up my I-693.




K-1 Visa Journey
08/05/2011 I-129F sent
08/09/2011 I-129F recieved and signed for by C.Viella @ Lewisville, TX
08/11/2011 NOA1 email recieved
08/12/2011 Cheque cashed by USCIS
08/16/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy recieved
12/05/2011 NOA2 Email recieved: Approved
12/09/2011 NOA2 Hard Copy recieved: Approved
01/10/2012 Medical
01/24/2012 NVC received File
01/26/2012 NVC transferred to Embassy
02/06/2012 Embassy Received
02/08/2012 Packet 3 Received
02/16/2012 Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
02/17/2012 Embassy Received
03/01/2012 Packet 4 Received
03/13/2012 Interview Date: APPROVED
04/05/2012 POE: Dublin, Ireland

Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

04/25/2012 AOS sent
04/30/2012 AOS Received and signed for by CHYBA @ Chicago, IL
05/03/2012 Cheque cashed by USCIS
05/04/2012 Biometrics letter sent
05/29/2012 I-485 transferred to CSC
06/01/2012 Biometrics appointment
07/06/2012 EAD+AP Card Production (68 days)
07/14/2012 EAD+AP Card Received

04/18/2013 Filed for EAD+AP renewal
04/19/2013 Contacted Congressman
04/19/2013 RFE for form I-693
05/06/2013 RFE response under review
05/21/2013 AOS APPROVED!
05/25/2013 Green Card IN HAND!

Your AOS was approved in 392 days from your send-date.

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I got the same RFE. Although, mine was worded differently... do I'm wondering if they need all those DS-**** forms from me???

I'm gonna go to a Civil Surgeon, get them to give me the medical again and fill up my I-693.

We are going ahead and getting an I-693 medical exam today and playing it safe. I was thinking if you do have copies of all of your ds forms I wonder if they would have to be in a sealed envelope like the original copies you turned in at the border. Another $185 dollars down the drain. Oh well.

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I'm not sure!?

My appt. is at 11am. I was told I would have to pay extra for the vaccinations, if I didn't have proof of them!!



JUST TO BE CLEAR:

You are just sending back the 5 pages of the !-693, right!? No, DS-#### forms??? Right?


K-1 Visa Journey
08/05/2011 I-129F sent
08/09/2011 I-129F recieved and signed for by C.Viella @ Lewisville, TX
08/11/2011 NOA1 email recieved
08/12/2011 Cheque cashed by USCIS
08/16/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy recieved
12/05/2011 NOA2 Email recieved: Approved
12/09/2011 NOA2 Hard Copy recieved: Approved
01/10/2012 Medical
01/24/2012 NVC received File
01/26/2012 NVC transferred to Embassy
02/06/2012 Embassy Received
02/08/2012 Packet 3 Received
02/16/2012 Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
02/17/2012 Embassy Received
03/01/2012 Packet 4 Received
03/13/2012 Interview Date: APPROVED
04/05/2012 POE: Dublin, Ireland

Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

04/25/2012 AOS sent
04/30/2012 AOS Received and signed for by CHYBA @ Chicago, IL
05/03/2012 Cheque cashed by USCIS
05/04/2012 Biometrics letter sent
05/29/2012 I-485 transferred to CSC
06/01/2012 Biometrics appointment
07/06/2012 EAD+AP Card Production (68 days)
07/14/2012 EAD+AP Card Received

04/18/2013 Filed for EAD+AP renewal
04/19/2013 Contacted Congressman
04/19/2013 RFE for form I-693
05/06/2013 RFE response under review
05/21/2013 AOS APPROVED!
05/25/2013 Green Card IN HAND!

Your AOS was approved in 392 days from your send-date.

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The Civil Surgeon will put the required papers in the envelope, and it is just the I-693. Hopefully the Civil Surgeon uses knowledge of vaccination practices in your country so you don't have to get new vaccines. You can also go get any shots you need probably for cheaper or for free from somewhere else; you have to return to the Civil Surgeon in a few days anyway to check the TB test.


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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Much thanks (as usual!!), Harpa!



Right, I'm off to the Doctor!

Later VJ!


K-1 Visa Journey
08/05/2011 I-129F sent
08/09/2011 I-129F recieved and signed for by C.Viella @ Lewisville, TX
08/11/2011 NOA1 email recieved
08/12/2011 Cheque cashed by USCIS
08/16/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy recieved
12/05/2011 NOA2 Email recieved: Approved
12/09/2011 NOA2 Hard Copy recieved: Approved
01/10/2012 Medical
01/24/2012 NVC received File
01/26/2012 NVC transferred to Embassy
02/06/2012 Embassy Received
02/08/2012 Packet 3 Received
02/16/2012 Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
02/17/2012 Embassy Received
03/01/2012 Packet 4 Received
03/13/2012 Interview Date: APPROVED
04/05/2012 POE: Dublin, Ireland

Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

04/25/2012 AOS sent
04/30/2012 AOS Received and signed for by CHYBA @ Chicago, IL
05/03/2012 Cheque cashed by USCIS
05/04/2012 Biometrics letter sent
05/29/2012 I-485 transferred to CSC
06/01/2012 Biometrics appointment
07/06/2012 EAD+AP Card Production (68 days)
07/14/2012 EAD+AP Card Received

04/18/2013 Filed for EAD+AP renewal
04/19/2013 Contacted Congressman
04/19/2013 RFE for form I-693
05/06/2013 RFE response under review
05/21/2013 AOS APPROVED!
05/25/2013 Green Card IN HAND!

Your AOS was approved in 392 days from your send-date.

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I'm not sure!?

My appt. is at 11am. I was told I would have to pay extra for the vaccinations, if I didn't have proof of them!!

JUST TO BE CLEAR:

You are just sending back the 5 pages of the !-693, right!? No, DS-#### forms??? Right?

Exam went great today. Super nice doctor we had. Yes we are sending the 5 pages of the I-693 form in a sealed envelope and no DS forms. We are heading back on Thursday and the doc will look at my wife's tb test and we will pick up the sealed envelope.

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