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Hello everyone I hope your journeys are coming together like you anticipated. 
I have a quick question for you. 
My fiancé’s daughter got her full medical examination in London and everything was good all but the fact she needed to get one shot . She was given the vaccination forms with the shot she required highlighted and told to get it done ahead of applying for adjustment of status . 
We have had the shot done and about to apply for AOS and our attorney has mentioned that we should maybe get the entire medical exam completed again by an appointed Dr in the US to show the updated information about her receiving the shot . 
We have the information from the government DR here that she has had the shot. 
I believed that was all we needed . 
My questions for are  ..... Do any of you know if it’s really necessary to complete the entire medical exam again in the US just to show the updated shot information ? 
It seems a little extreme to me, and I think our attorney is maybe being overly cautious . 
What do you guys think ? Has anyone come from another country and just simply got the shot they needed here by a normal American Dr without having to redo the entire medical exam with a Visa appointed Dr in the US .
TIA for your time and help . Jeff 

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31 minutes ago, Jeff&Laura said:

What do you guys think ? Has anyone come from another country and just simply got the shot they needed here by a normal American Dr without having to redo the entire medical exam with a Visa appointed Dr in the US .

Yes they have gotten their greencard without another exam ...BUT


The USCIS needs to see all shots on one official form. That would be:

  • DS-3025 immunization page signed off by a panel physician 
  • I-693 immunization page signed off by a civil surgeon

If she got the shot after her visa medical, then that DS-3025 does not show her complete. Move on to Plan B. 


Read the instructions for Form I-693, particularly page 7.


What if I am a K nonimmigrant visa holder and already had a medical examination overseas?

If you were admitted as a

  1. K-1  di ancé(e) or a K-2 child of a K-1 ancé(e); or

  2. K-3 spouse of a U.S. citizen or a K-4 child of a K-3 spouse of a U.S. citizen; and

  3. You received a medical examination prior to admission, then:

    1. (1)  You are not required to have another medical examination as long as you file your Form I-485 within one year of an overseas medical examination; and

      1. (a)  The panel physician did not find a class A medical condition during your overseas examination; or

      2. (b)  The panel physician did find a class A medical condition, you received a waiver of inadmissibility, and

        you have complied with the terms and conditions of the waiver.

    2. (2)  Even if a new medical examination is not required, you must still show proof that you complied with the vaccination requirements. If the vaccination record (DS 3025) was not properly completed and included as part of the original overseas medical examination report, you will have to have the Part 9. Vaccination Record completed by a designated civil surgeon. In this case, you must submit Parts 1., 2., 3., 4., 6., and 9. 

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Moved from K1 Progress Reports to Adjustment of Status from K Visas forum.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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