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Hello All,

I am very confused about when to take medical exam. I got the impression after reading the instructions on form I-485 that I need attach the medical exam results with I-485. I am not sure it is right or wrong.

thanks a lot for clarification!!!

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Yes, the medical exam does have to be sent in with the I-485 so you have to get it done before sending in your application.


August 8, 1998 - Arrived in the USA with a B-2 Visitor Visa at the age of 8

Jan. or Feb. 2004 - Met my husband in front of the high school's cafeteria

May 2006 - My husband and I graduated high school and lost touch

September 2008 - Reconnected with my husband and began an on and off relationship.

June 8, 2012 - Moved in together

December 27, 2013 - Had our son

October 21, 2014 - Finally got married after putting it off for too long

June 2, 2015 - Sent AOS package

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June 9, 2015 - Biometrics Fee Accepted

June 10, 2015 - Received Text that the package was received

June 16, 2015 - NOA1 Received

June 20, 2015 - EAD Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 22, 2015 - AOS Form I-485 Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 30, 2015 - Biometrics Done

August 7, 2015 - EAD/AP Approved and EAD status changed to Card Being Produced

August 17, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Was Mailed

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  • The medical exam must be administered by one of the physicians on the USCIS list. You can find physicians near you here. Though you do not have too see a physician in your city, just as long as there’re on the USCIS list.

  • Ring around to many offices to gauge prices. This is important. As here is no standard rate set by the government and there can be wide ranges in costs. Applicants naive of the rates can sometimes pay as much as $700. Reasonable prices for the exam and vaccinations are somewhere between $200 and $300. In addition to this rate that is charged for the exam, ask:

    What additional charges are there for necessary vaccinations, in addition to the exam?

    How long will these take to be processed?

  • Receptionist or operator when you call the physicians’ offices, may not know the name of the USCIS form by name (I-693). Refer to it by the common names of “medical exam for immigration” or “medical exam for the permanent resident application”.

  • If you have a record of vaccinations from your home country, bring a copy of the record to see if the physician will accept them as proof of satisfying the vaccination requirement. Applicants, however may nd up having to be vaccination bacause of the insuffiency of the records. Also the physician should give you an offical USA Immunization record and will update your exisiting vaccines onto this record.

  • Unfortunately most physicians don’t apply insurance coverage to the medical exam. If you are under your spouse’s health insurance plan, you should enquire it can be covered or at least discounted.

  • The physician will inform you, if there is a positive on any of the tests that were administered. Some may not though, just to be safe, ask the physician if everything came out fine. The offical exam results will be sealed in an envelope to be submitted with your application. The USCIS has stated that the physician is under no obligation to provide a copy of the form to you. Most will provide a copy to you anyway.


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