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Hi all,

 

I'm hoping someone can help me, or direct me to the correct forum! 

While my fiance got his medical examination done in his foreign country, he did not get his vaccines. 

Now, that we want to file the Adjustment of Status, I know we need to complete that portion before filing. I am now getting places that are telling me they cannot fill out the I-1693 form if they do not do the examination., but WE ONLY NEED THE VACCINES. I am completely confused. 

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Many will say that as they want the big bucks for doing the exam, he should have got the vaccinations done before he came, you can get the vaccinations done wherever is cheapest and will need to call around to find someone who will just do the signature.


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Call other civil surgeons. As noted, some will require that they do the whole process before signing off on anything, but some will give just the vaccines, just keep looking. It's costly no matter what. some charge $500 just to sign a form let alone do any shots or whatever. Why always suggested get everything done before arrival in the US.

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not sure when you plan to get married but if you carry insurance through your employer you are able to add him as your spouse due to a "life change" once he has insurance that may aid in him getting vaccinations depending on who your primary provider is. It's worth a shot to try, and may only pay the out of pocket co-pay for the visit. Normally they also do their own physical exams at new patient appointments. 

 

Best of luck to you both !! 

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4 hours ago, CamilaRemolina said:

hopefully, this is a question related to this topic: are immunization records required to be presented at the medical exam?

If he has had any vaccinations I would absolutely take records to his medical exam. IF he does not need repeated vaccines they can list on his paperwork he has had it done, and it saves you money since you literally are paying al a carte for each vaccination.  If they feel he needs to have it repeated due to the amount of time since being administered they will do so, but if he can avoid getting the same vaccine its worth a shot, and again it saves you some money. :) 

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14 hours ago, SJ_Ulloa said:

If he has had any vaccinations I would absolutely take records to his medical exam. IF he does not need repeated vaccines they can list on his paperwork he has had it done, and it saves you money since you literally are paying al a carte for each vaccination.  If they feel he needs to have it repeated due to the amount of time since being administered they will do so, but if he can avoid getting the same vaccine its worth a shot, and again it saves you some money. :) 

I just realized I asked you this question on another post before coming to read this one. So will they administer new vaccines right at the medical exam if need be or should I send my husband to get them again now?

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8 hours ago, CamilaRemolina said:

I just realized I asked you this question on another post before coming to read this one. So will they administer new vaccines right at the medical exam if need be or should I send my husband to get them again now?

nope - he will get everything at the medical exam. I believe the vaccines and exam has to be done a specific place, so I would definitely wait and have him get everything done at one. His vaccines, physical and his Xrays. 

 

Also with the medical exam tell your husband to be prepared to answer some questions... My fiance said when he went the physician asked some questions pertaining to us - and then would ask him the same question in a different way to see if his answers are the same. From what I have read and based on what he told me, the physicians can ask some questions and then relay those answers to the embassy, for example: 

 

the physician asked my fiance did we get married, or have a "ceremony" of some sort. He said no, we are engaged. Later in the conversation the physician made a comment regarding " Donde vive su esposa" My Fiance corrected him again and said she is my fiance, we are not married... they will ask trick questions like that to see what your response is so make sure he is on point and pays attention to the questions :) outside of that you got this 

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14 hours ago, SJ_Ulloa said:

nope - he will get everything at the medical exam. I believe the vaccines and exam has to be done a specific place, so I would definitely wait and have him get everything done at one. His vaccines, physical and his Xrays. 

 

Also with the medical exam tell your husband to be prepared to answer some questions... My fiance said when he went the physician asked some questions pertaining to us - and then would ask him the same question in a different way to see if his answers are the same. From what I have read and based on what he told me, the physicians can ask some questions and then relay those answers to the embassy, for example: 

 

the physician asked my fiance did we get married, or have a "ceremony" of some sort. He said no, we are engaged. Later in the conversation the physician made a comment regarding " Donde vive su esposa" My Fiance corrected him again and said she is my fiance, we are not married... they will ask trick questions like that to see what your response is so make sure he is on point and pays attention to the questions :) outside of that you got this 

Thanks so much and props to your fiance for catching that in the question

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for all your feedback on this forum! 

I want to give an update on the dilemma I was going through a week ago. 

I WAS able to find a doctor who was okay with only doing the vaccines portion of the I-693 form (for a $200 charge, of course, but definitely better than what I was being told of $500+)

Note, either the physicians are not very well informed, or they just act like they don't know they are allowed to only do vaccines without an issue. Most clinics told me they weren't allowed to only conduct one portion, and it had to be the entire examination. 

HOWEVER, the form (I-693) literally specifies in portion 9 (vaccines portion) that if the applicant only needs their vaccinations done, to only fill out section 1,2,3,4, and 6 of the entire form. IT LITERALLY STATES THAT IN BOLD. SO, I'm pretty sure physicians are aware and know that this is possible. 

Anyways, I hope this info helps anyone who will run into this issue like I did. 

I literally had to show the physician where that portion of the form was and what it stated, that's the only reason she filled it out. 

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