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Hi. We are at the AOS part of our fiancée K1 journey. My fiancé gave the sealed medical envelope to immigration when he arrived in the US at JFK as he was told. Fast forward, we got married and are now trying to adjust. USCIS is saying that he needs to fill the I-693 which costs an arm and a leg. His medical was done by a Doctor that the US embassy in Dakar Senegal referred which included his vaccines, we paid over $400.00. Not sure why he should do another medical.

A different USCIS agent said that the sealed envelop should not have been given to immigration upon entering as that's another entity of USCIS (I THOUGHT THAT THEY ARE ALL UNDER ONE ENTITY). Its so confusing. She then told us to go ahead with the adjustment of status form (I-485) and that they would reach out and notify us if they do not find the sealed envelope.

My questions are: Should we still file the adjustment of status with out the I-693 medical? How the we avoid an RFE? Who do we contact to get a copy of the sealed envelope to submit along the I-485 (is that even possible)? Will USCIS have access to the envelope? How do we move forward?  Thank you for your help.

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Just now, Majesty said:

Hi. We are at the AOS part of our fiancée K1 journey. My fiancé gave the sealed medical envelope to immigration when he arrived in the US at JFK as he was told. Fast forward, we got married and are now trying to adjust. USCIS is saying that he needs to fill the I-693 which costs an arm and a leg. His medical was done by a Doctor that the US embassy in Dakar Senegal referred which included his vaccines, we paid over $400.00. Not sure why he should do another medical.

A different USCIS agent said that the sealed envelop should not have been given to immigration upon entering as that's another entity of USCIS (I THOUGHT THAT THEY ARE ALL UNDER ONE ENTITY). Its so confusing. She then told us to go ahead with the adjustment of status form (I-485) and that they would reach out and notify us if they do not find the sealed envelope.

My questions are: Should we still file the adjustment of status with out the I-693 medical? How the we avoid an RFE? Who do we contact to get a copy of the sealed envelope to submit along the I-485 (is that even possible)? Will USCIS have access to the envelope? How do we move forward?  Thank you for your help.

 

Honestly should have had a copy probably of the I-693 or the DS-3025 (checked complete vaccination form). Each medical institution does it a bit differently,  as the Philippines (St Lukes medical) gives the beneficiary a copy of everything right then and there.

 

I don't know about them "finding" it for you, I doubt that. And as to an RFE? possibly. Or they will tell you to bring a new completed medical check list to the AOS interview. Or, worst case they reject the whole packet because it is missing.

 

As for cost, yes, just for a civil surgeon to sign off on forms usually can be $500... then add on top of that for any actual vaccinations or physicals done. 

 

Guess at this point, go a head and file for AOS and see what happens. 


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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When we filed we learned that my wife should have received a copy of the vaccination form from her medical (DS-3025), which she didn't. We called the doctor's office and they scanned and emailed her the form, which we submitted without issue. Maybe you could try that route. 


K-1 Journey

 

08/09/2015: I-129F mailed
08/14/2015: NOA1 received by email; hardcopy received approximately 08/17/2015
09/14/2015: NOA2 received
09/30/2015: NVC received case
10/02/2015: CEAC status changed to "In Transit"
10/08/2015: CEAC status changed to "Ready"
10/09/2015: Consulate acknowledged receipt via phone; Hardcopy from US DoS with case number.
10/19/2015: Received information from Consulate.
10/28/2015: Medical Exam
11/17/2015: Interview...rescheduled due to computer problems. New date as yet unknown.
11/18/2015: Called in for interview and APPROVED!

11/24/2015: Picked up visa/passport and sealed packet from the Consulate! <happy dance>

02/14/2016: Arrived in the U.S. (POE was Bermuda)...CO was really nice!

02/18/2016: Married! :)

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AOS Journey

 

03/02/2016: AOS/EAD/AP Package mailed
03/14/2016: I-485/765/131 NOAs received by mail. USCIS Received Date 03/04/2016; USCIS Notice Date 03/10/2016
03/25/2016: Received biometrics appointment letter for I-485 & I-765
04/04/2016: Biometrics appointment
04/26/2016: Received notification that the I-131 was approved and the name was updated on the I-765
05/23/2016: Received notice that card was being produced for I-765.
05/28/2016: Received EAD/AP card.
06/01/2016: Received electronic notice that AOS interview has been scheduled.
06/30/2016: I-485 interview at USCIS Baltimore Field Office.
09/01/2016: InfoPass appointment made for 09/07/2016.
09/06/2016: Received electronic notification that I-485 was approved on 09/02/2016.
09/09/2016: Received approval letter.
09/14/2016: Green Card delivered! :)

 

ROC...

 

06/13/2018: I-751 package mailed to Vermont Service Center
06/25/2018: NOA/extension letter received, dated 06/19/2018

07/14/2018: Received ASC notice for Biometrics Appointment

 
 
 

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1 hour ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

Honestly should have had a copy probably of the I-693 or the DS-3025 (checked complete vaccination form). Each medical institution does it a bit differently,  as the Philippines (St Lukes medical) gives the beneficiary a copy of everything right then and there.

 

I don't know about them "finding" it for you, I doubt that. And as to an RFE? possibly. Or they will tell you to bring a new completed medical check list to the AOS interview. Or, worst case they reject the whole packet because it is missing.

 

As for cost, yes, just for a civil surgeon to sign off on forms usually can be $500... then add on top of that for any actual vaccinations or physicals done. 

 

Guess at this point, go a head and file for AOS and see what happens. 

Yes we will still submit it thank you. I guess I just have hope as they say that the medical lasts a year. I'm just still confused as to why the medical was give to immigration if not to file for further things.

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1 hour ago, tamcloud said:

When we filed we learned that my wife should have received a copy of the vaccination form from her medical (DS-3025), which she didn't. We called the doctor's office and they scanned and emailed her the form, which we submitted without issue. Maybe you could try that route. 

Good idea. Ill see if we can get a copy...We may be able to get the record, not sure if it was a form though.

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The package must be given to the immigration agent at the point of entry and they keep it, you are not supposed to file the I-693 if your wife had her medical examination overseas less than one year ago. But during the medical in Dakar she should have gotten a copy of the DS-3025 that you file with your AOS package> If you don't have it ask for a copy ;)


K-1 Visa

05-16-2018: Interview (Approved)

05-23-2018: Visa Issued

08-02-2018: P.O.E Austin

 

08-24-2018: Married :)

 

AOS/EAD/AP:

 

09-05-2018: Package sent.                                                                 10-29-2018: New application sent.

09-11-2018: AOS/EAD/AP NOA-1                                                      11-05-2018: Reception text messages

09-12-2018: Request expedite AP                                                     11-06-2018: Fees cashed

09-12-2018: Expedite AP USCIS answer (request evidence).       11-07-2018: Expedite AP requested

09-13-2018: Evidence Fax sent                                                          11-08-2018: Expedite AP denied

09-14-2018: Notice for biometrics                                                    11-09-2018: NOA1 Hard copies

10-03-2018: Biometrics appointment                                               11-28-2018: Biometrics

10-20-2018: Rejected! (Check bounced) 😢

 

 

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