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Hello, we recently received an email saying that our interview will be scheduled soon but we have not yet received the mail for that, we are waiting patiently as we can. But my question is, we have not yet taken the medical and were told to bring it to the interview. We were wondering, how long does it normally take for the doctor to complete the form and test results. We are going to try and schedule that appointment as soon as possible, but we still do not know when the interview is. Anyone have any stories to share about how long the medical took to be filled out and test results completed? I will guess that it is not on the same day.

 

Thank you in advance for your help! Also, any links to good tips for preparing for the interview would be greatly appreciated. There are always a million website with info, but it would help to hear or see what people who already took the interview actually experienced. Thank you also.


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Nov-01-2018 - Change of Address Forms Sent

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Dec-13-2018 - Text Notification about Scheduling Interview

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Your case is ready to be scheduled for interview, or the interview has been scheduled? 

 

The time to get the completed I-693 back depends on the medical office. Call up the one you'll go to and ask them. If they send your lab results to a totally different lab, the turnaround could be a couple of weeks or a couple of days. Mine took a week total. Also depends on how busy they are, that is, when is the earliest appointment date. 


Adjusting from TN to GC as spouse of USC

2015-07-24: TN received at CBP

2015-11-23: TN received at CBP - employer change

2017-06-12: Married

2017-08-15: First child

2018-06-25: Mailed I-485, I-864, I-130/I-130A, and I-765 to USCIS

2018-07-03: NOA1 for I-485, I-130, and I-765

2018-07-24: Biometrics appointment

2018-07-25: Biometrics review completed

2018-08-28: Expedite request submitted for EAD via USCIS support line

2018-08-31: Request for additional information for EAD expedite mailed by USCIS

2018-09-07: Request for additional information for EAD expedite received in the mail

2018-09-07: Additional information for EAD expedite faxed to USCIS

2018-09-10: Mailed I-131 to USCIS

2018-09-14: EAD approved

2018-09-18: EAD approval notice received in the mail 

2018-09-18: EAD card was mailed 

2018-09-20: NOA1 for I-131

2018-09-21: EAD and SSN received in the mail

2018-10-11: Case is ready to be scheduled for interview

2018-10-31: Interview is scheduled

2018-11-21: TN expired

2018-12-11: AOS Interview - approved 

2018-12-11: Card is being produced 

2018-12-13: Card was mailed 

2018-12-18: Card received in the mail

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2020-12-11: Conditional green card expires 

 

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7 hours ago, eckoin said:

Your case is ready to be scheduled for interview, or the interview has been scheduled? 

 

The time to get the completed I-693 back depends on the medical office. Call up the one you'll go to and ask them. If they send your lab results to a totally different lab, the turnaround could be a couple of weeks or a couple of days. Mine took a week total. Also depends on how busy they are, that is, when is the earliest appointment date. 

We have not yet received the actual schedule for the interview, just an email that says we should be receiving a mail about the schedule soon.


AOS

April-06-2018 - Married

Jul-31-2018 - Mailed AOS Package (I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131)

Aug-02-2018 - AOS Package Delivered (According to USPS) 

Aug-09-2018 - Email & text notifications package received, money orders cashed 

Aug-13-2018 - Hardcopy NOA for I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131 

Aug-17-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Schedule

Aug-28-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Successful 

Nov-01-2018 - Change of Address Forms Sent

Nov-06-2018 - 90 Days since application received USCIS

Dec-13-2018 - Text Notification about Scheduling Interview

Dec-19-2018 - Text Notification that the EAD card is in Production

Dec-21-2018 - Text Notification that EAD card is on its way - arrive before Jan. 5

Dec-22-2018 -  Hardcopy Letter EAD and Advanced Parole card on its way

Dec-28-2018 - Received EAD/AP Combo Card

 

 

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15 hours ago, Ycats said:

We have not yet received the actual schedule for the interview, just an email that says we should be receiving a mail about the schedule soon.

OK, so your interview has been scheduled. That means that it'll be set for 3-6 weeks from the day of the email. In that case, you should definitely schedule your medical ASAP, considering the holidays and all. It could take up to 3 weeks for the civil surgeon to complete it, depending on the bloodwork turnaround at the lab they use (and holidays don't help there either). Plus, if you need any additional vaccinations, you should get them before the interview and include those records in the sealed I-693, or well, the civil surgeon will. 

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Adjusting from TN to GC as spouse of USC

2015-07-24: TN received at CBP

2015-11-23: TN received at CBP - employer change

2017-06-12: Married

2017-08-15: First child

2018-06-25: Mailed I-485, I-864, I-130/I-130A, and I-765 to USCIS

2018-07-03: NOA1 for I-485, I-130, and I-765

2018-07-24: Biometrics appointment

2018-07-25: Biometrics review completed

2018-08-28: Expedite request submitted for EAD via USCIS support line

2018-08-31: Request for additional information for EAD expedite mailed by USCIS

2018-09-07: Request for additional information for EAD expedite received in the mail

2018-09-07: Additional information for EAD expedite faxed to USCIS

2018-09-10: Mailed I-131 to USCIS

2018-09-14: EAD approved

2018-09-18: EAD approval notice received in the mail 

2018-09-18: EAD card was mailed 

2018-09-20: NOA1 for I-131

2018-09-21: EAD and SSN received in the mail

2018-10-11: Case is ready to be scheduled for interview

2018-10-31: Interview is scheduled

2018-11-21: TN expired

2018-12-11: AOS Interview - approved 

2018-12-11: Card is being produced 

2018-12-13: Card was mailed 

2018-12-18: Card received in the mail

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2020-12-11: Conditional green card expires 

 

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On 12/21/2018 at 7:00 AM, Ycats said:

Hello, we recently received an email saying that our interview will be scheduled soon but we have not yet received the mail for that, we are waiting patiently as we can. But my question is, we have not yet taken the medical and were told to bring it to the interview. We were wondering, how long does it normally take for the doctor to complete the form and test results. We are going to try and schedule that appointment as soon as possible, but we still do not know when the interview is. Anyone have any stories to share about how long the medical took to be filled out and test results completed? I will guess that it is not on the same day.

 

Thank you in advance for your help! Also, any links to good tips for preparing for the interview would be greatly appreciated. There are always a million website with info, but it would help to hear or see what people who already took the interview actually experienced. Thank you also.

The I-693 will be less expensive if you have your immunization records with you. You would just present the records to your Civil Surgeon and they will transcribe the information.

 

If you do not have your immunization records with you, then it would be cheapest to get the blood work done through your insurance. Your physician would likely bill it as a "yearly medical". Then, you would take the lab results to the Civil Surgeon, and they would transcribe the information. 

 

USCIS does not regulate what Civil surgeons may charge for completing the I-693 form. Therefore, it is worth trying to get as much done on your own first. Definitely shop around and compare rates. 

 

All the best,

 

USC4SPOUSE


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03/16/2018 - FedEx confirmation of delivery to USCIS.
03/28/2018 - Four Email/Text notifications 11:18pm; 11:21pm; 11:24pm; 11:27pm.
04/02/2018 - Four I-797 Notice of Action letters received by mail.
04/06/2018 - Biometrics Appointment Notice for 04/18/17.
04/12/2018 - Biometrics Walk-in - Mission accomplished.
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16 hours ago, USC4SPOUSE said:

The I-693 will be less expensive if you have your immunization records with you. You would just present the records to your Civil Surgeon and they will transcribe the information.

 

If you do not have your immunization records with you, then it would be cheapest to get the blood work done through your insurance. Your physician would likely bill it as a "yearly medical". Then, you would take the lab results to the Civil Surgeon, and they would transcribe the information. 

 

USCIS does not regulate what Civil surgeons may charge for completing the I-693 form. Therefore, it is worth trying to get as much done on your own first. Definitely shop around and compare rates. 

 

All the best,

 

USC4SPOUSE

That's a great point.  Also to add from my experience:

 

I had my Canadian immunization records (that apparently anyone can request through the school board--so it was just a printout from my school... it worked).  However, as a child, I received the first MMR as three separate vaccinations, and I didn't have a record of my recent Tdap.  The civil surgeon suggested I get another MMR just in case, and another Tdap, somewhere else because he doesn't accept insurance and it would be more expensive through his office.  I stopped by a CVS Minuteclinic and got both of those, and he included the records in my I-693 envelopes.

 

So if your insurance covers vaccinations 100%, like many do, and you don't want to do bloodwork (my pregnancy bloodwork cost $900, before my deductible was met, so I'm always paranoid), you could just get the required vaccinations anyway, there's no harm.  If you're not sure which are required, you could ask the civil surgeon what's "age appropriate" and what isn't.  For example, MMR and Tdap are definitely "age appropriate" to get as an adult, DTaP of course isn't.  

 

But I suppose if you needed to get every single vaccination from scratch, that might take a while if you need 2+ doses of each, so bloodwork may be the better route.


Adjusting from TN to GC as spouse of USC

2015-07-24: TN received at CBP

2015-11-23: TN received at CBP - employer change

2017-06-12: Married

2017-08-15: First child

2018-06-25: Mailed I-485, I-864, I-130/I-130A, and I-765 to USCIS

2018-07-03: NOA1 for I-485, I-130, and I-765

2018-07-24: Biometrics appointment

2018-07-25: Biometrics review completed

2018-08-28: Expedite request submitted for EAD via USCIS support line

2018-08-31: Request for additional information for EAD expedite mailed by USCIS

2018-09-07: Request for additional information for EAD expedite received in the mail

2018-09-07: Additional information for EAD expedite faxed to USCIS

2018-09-10: Mailed I-131 to USCIS

2018-09-14: EAD approved

2018-09-18: EAD approval notice received in the mail 

2018-09-18: EAD card was mailed 

2018-09-20: NOA1 for I-131

2018-09-21: EAD and SSN received in the mail

2018-10-11: Case is ready to be scheduled for interview

2018-10-31: Interview is scheduled

2018-11-21: TN expired

2018-12-11: AOS Interview - approved 

2018-12-11: Card is being produced 

2018-12-13: Card was mailed 

2018-12-18: Card received in the mail

------------------

2020-12-11: Conditional green card expires 

 

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Thank you for all of the advice!


AOS

April-06-2018 - Married

Jul-31-2018 - Mailed AOS Package (I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131)

Aug-02-2018 - AOS Package Delivered (According to USPS) 

Aug-09-2018 - Email & text notifications package received, money orders cashed 

Aug-13-2018 - Hardcopy NOA for I-485, I-130, I-765, I-131 

Aug-17-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Schedule

Aug-28-2018 - Biometrics Appointment Successful 

Nov-01-2018 - Change of Address Forms Sent

Nov-06-2018 - 90 Days since application received USCIS

Dec-13-2018 - Text Notification about Scheduling Interview

Dec-19-2018 - Text Notification that the EAD card is in Production

Dec-21-2018 - Text Notification that EAD card is on its way - arrive before Jan. 5

Dec-22-2018 -  Hardcopy Letter EAD and Advanced Parole card on its way

Dec-28-2018 - Received EAD/AP Combo Card

 

 

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