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I'm about to start calling around to find out who is the cheapest, and I am hoping it will not exceed 200 dollars, and I thought I'd try asking you guys first. I'm sure some of you recently went to a CS here in Southern California. I am adjusting from tourist visa and I need to do the full medical and obtain vaccination transcripts to complete my I-693 form. I am currently residing in Orange County, but anywhere in the greater LA area would be fine.

Any tips are greatly appreciated!


03-16-2015: Entered the US under VWP

06-05-2015: Concurrent filing I-130 and I-485

06-11-2015: Notification of receipt

06-19-2015: NoA Biometrics appointment notice

07-06-2015: Biometrics appointment

08-11-2015: NoA Interview date + I-693 needed

08-28-2015: Full medical for I-693
09-14-2015: Interview (Approved - IR-6!!)

09-21-2015: Welcome Letter received

09-22-2015: Permanent Resident Card in hand!

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200 bucks for full medical in SoCal?


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12/06/2014: Package filed

12/31/2014: Fingerprinted

02/06/2015: In-Line for Interview

04/15/2015: Passed Interview

05/05/2015: Oath letter was sent

05/22/2015: Oath Ceremony

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Enter a search for civil surgeons list here and you will find a thread with CS and prices, check if there is one listed near you.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Dr. Antonio Carbayo

415 North Sycamore Street Suite 101

Santa Ana, CA, 92701

714-667-6900

He's really cheap. He's close to 4th St. in Santa Ana.

Thanks for the tip :) Will check him out. Do you remember what you paid for the full exam with him?


03-16-2015: Entered the US under VWP

06-05-2015: Concurrent filing I-130 and I-485

06-11-2015: Notification of receipt

06-19-2015: NoA Biometrics appointment notice

07-06-2015: Biometrics appointment

08-11-2015: NoA Interview date + I-693 needed

08-28-2015: Full medical for I-693
09-14-2015: Interview (Approved - IR-6!!)

09-21-2015: Welcome Letter received

09-22-2015: Permanent Resident Card in hand!

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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/231026-civil-surgeons-who-dont-rip-you-off/

Here is the link I was talking about. Find your area and call to see if the prices are still the same.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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In the above list, start from the last page and work backwards, to ensure that you're looking at the most recent information first.


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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I just called this office, as many have suggested:

Dr. Sunita Lohiya, Royal Medical Group
1120 West Warner Avenue, Suite A, Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 444-4448

They said they'd do the full exam and everything for 120 dollars, and you do not have to make an appointment, even for the full medical. The guy on the phone said bring your vaccination records and told me about the TB test/vaccine.


03-16-2015: Entered the US under VWP

06-05-2015: Concurrent filing I-130 and I-485

06-11-2015: Notification of receipt

06-19-2015: NoA Biometrics appointment notice

07-06-2015: Biometrics appointment

08-11-2015: NoA Interview date + I-693 needed

08-28-2015: Full medical for I-693
09-14-2015: Interview (Approved - IR-6!!)

09-21-2015: Welcome Letter received

09-22-2015: Permanent Resident Card in hand!

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That sounds fabulous.


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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Just wanted to give an update in case someone is looking for cheap civil surgeons in the greater LA area and finds this thread.


I went to the civil surgeon I mentioned:


Dr. Sunita Lohiya, Royal Medical Group

1120 West Warner Avenue, Suite A, Santa Ana, CA 92707

(714) 444-4448


The price for the full medical (that includes vaccination transcripts) was 125 dollars, they only accept cash and checks. I think if you just need the transcripts it will be 10-30 dollars. You do not have to bring in a print out of the I-693 form, they will print out their own after you fill out a form when you first arrive.


On the first day:


Receptionist/nurse did the following:

Blood test

TB skin test (Mantoux test). Did not do x-ray.

Measure height and weight

Blood pressure


I was told to come back the next day to get the envelope. This is also when I paid the 125 dollars, by check. You do not pay for anything else after this.


Second day:


Receptionist/nurse checked TB skin test already, even if it's supposed to be 48-72 hours. No reaction.

General medical check by a doctor on table, including checking mouth, ears and eyes. Used stethoscope on chest and back. Checked abdomen. Had to drop pants and pull up shirt so he could survey my body, probably looking for any anomalies. I had scars from surgery, so he asked what that was. No problems.

Nurse said: "See you tomorrow", so I did not get the sealed envelope that day after all.


Third day:


Came in to pick up the envelope, nurse checked TB skin test site again, small reaction, but was deemed negative. She checked the I-693 form they were filling out for me, and noticed doctor had not signed the last page. She said "come back tomorrow between 10-2, when the doctor is here".


Fourth day:


Came in and saw the civil surgeon (Sunita Lohiya). She did a quick check with stethoscope and asked me to put my arms out and touch my toes. She asked me what I did for a living, signed the form and that was it. I waited in the waiting room for the nurse to complete my form and put it in sealed envelope.


A few "hiccups" with forgetting signatures and such, but nothing problematic at all. I would definitely recommend others going here, since I think it is by far the cheapest place!



03-16-2015: Entered the US under VWP

06-05-2015: Concurrent filing I-130 and I-485

06-11-2015: Notification of receipt

06-19-2015: NoA Biometrics appointment notice

07-06-2015: Biometrics appointment

08-11-2015: NoA Interview date + I-693 needed

08-28-2015: Full medical for I-693
09-14-2015: Interview (Approved - IR-6!!)

09-21-2015: Welcome Letter received

09-22-2015: Permanent Resident Card in hand!

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Just wanted to give an update in case someone is looking for cheap civil surgeons in the greater LA area and finds this thread.
I went to the civil surgeon I mentioned:
Dr. Sunita Lohiya, Royal Medical Group
1120 West Warner Avenue, Suite A, Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 444-4448
The price for the full medical (that includes vaccination transcripts) was 125 dollars, they only accept cash and checks. I think if you just need the transcripts it will be 10-30 dollars. You do not have to bring in a print out of the I-693 form, they will print out their own after you fill out a form when you first arrive.
On the first day:
Receptionist/nurse did the following:
Blood test
TB skin test (Mantoux test). Did not do x-ray.
Measure height and weight
Blood pressure
I was told to come back the next day to get the envelope. This is also when I paid the 125 dollars, by check. You do not pay for anything else after this.
Second day:
Receptionist/nurse checked TB skin test already, even if it's supposed to be 48-72 hours. No reaction.
General medical check by a doctor on table, including checking mouth, ears and eyes. Used stethoscope on chest and back. Checked abdomen. Had to drop pants and pull up shirt so he could survey my body, probably looking for any anomalies. I had scars from surgery, so he asked what that was. No problems.
Nurse said: "See you tomorrow", so I did not get the sealed envelope that day after all.
Third day:
Came in to pick up the envelope, nurse checked TB skin test site again, small reaction, but was deemed negative. She checked the I-693 form they were filling out for me, and noticed doctor had not signed the last page. She said "come back tomorrow between 10-2, when the doctor is here".
Fourth day:
Came in and saw the civil surgeon (Sunita Lohiya). She did a quick check with stethoscope and asked me to put my arms out and touch my toes. She asked me what I did for a living, signed the form and that was it. I waited in the waiting room for the nurse to complete my form and put it in sealed envelope.
A few "hiccups" with forgetting signatures and such, but nothing problematic at all. I would definitely recommend others going here, since I think it is by far the cheapest place!

Nice! All these are in the OC. I wonder if my wife will have to have one done. I'll use the site above to see any in the San Fernando Valley area.


03/06/2015: SO came in on B2 Visa (expired 12/05/2015)

08/21/2015: Married in Los Angeles, CA

12/05/2015: Sent I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765 to Chicago, IL

12/13/2015: NOA1 for I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765

01/04/2016: Biometrics for AOS *completed*

01/28/2016: Biometrics for EAD/AP *completed*

02/19/2016: I-765 - EAD Card in Production

02/24/2016: I-765 - EAD Card Was Mailed

02/26/2016: I-765 - EAD Card Received

03/10/2016: I-485 Interview

05/11/2016: I-485 Approved, I-130 Approved

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