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Asking for I-693 but I shouldn't need one

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So I finally got my interview date as well as a letter saying I need to bring a form I-693 along signed by a civil surgeon.

 

According to the instructions on I-693 itself, I actually don't need this. I entered on a K-1 visa and had my medical done back in Australia. I have my vaccination worksheet here and it was marked 'US vaccination requirements COMPLETE' and they didn't catch any other medical issues. I definitely submitted my AOS within a few months of getting that medical, although it has now been a little over two years since I submitted the AOS in the first place.

 

The letter itself is an RFE. It says 'You must provide the following information in order for us to make a final decision on your case' and says I must complete Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.

 

The kicker is that apparently my interview notice got lost in the mail for a few weeks... I only got it this week and my interview is on the 17th (next Thursday)!! I don't know if I have time to sort this out before my interview. If I show up with just my vaccination form and all the other proof I have that I already did the medical, will they deny my request?

 

I know there's a lot of questions about this form but this situation has me stumped and I wonder if someone who knows their stuff has any advice.

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Did you submit your DS-3025 (medical from Australia) with your AOS? It's kinda tricky, cause that medical is only good for one year (in some cases 2 years with the new rule USCIS launched a few months ago), but because they are so backlogged they sometimes request a new medical.

If you did send the DS-3025, I would just get the I-693 done and take it to the interview. If you can't get it in time and explain it to them at the interview, worst case scenario they'll tell you to submit it before they can make their decision. You unfortunately won't be the first one to leave the interview with an RFE cause of the medical, although it's fully their fault that it is expired. So better safe then sorry. 

If you didn't send the DS-3025, I would call USCIS and double check with them if you need the I-693.

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Thank you! I'm honestly not sure if I submitted the DS-3025 or not...this was back in 2016. I know I submitted a package that included medical stuff when I entered the US on the K-1 Visa.

 

I've attached a pic of my letter. I'm not sure of the difference, but it does actually say 'Request for Evidence' at the top.

 

I guess the question of whether I can actually do it before the interview is moot because it's next week, but it's good to know that if they need it, it just won't get approved until I provide it (and that I won't be otherwise punished). I mean, I've waited unusually long already for this interview.

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3 hours ago, spiramirabilis said:

Thank you! I'm honestly not sure if I submitted the DS-3025 or not...this was back in 2016. I know I submitted a package that included medical stuff when I entered the US on the K-1 Visa.

 

I've attached a pic of my letter. I'm not sure of the difference, but it does actually say 'Request for Evidence' at the top.

 

I guess the question of whether I can actually do it before the interview is moot because it's next week, but it's good to know that if they need it, it just won't get approved until I provide it (and that I won't be otherwise punished). I mean, I've waited unusually long already for this interview.

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Seems like you might get your Greencard without an interview :) (I'm just guessing btw, so don't get your hopes up too high lol) Follow the instructions in the letter and off you go! Make sure you use one of the assigned doctors, not every doctor is allowed to fill out the I-693 (you can find a list on the USCIS website)

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Oh, I definitely have the interview notice too. It's on Wednesday the 16th (I accidentally said Thursday the 17th in my original post). I just didn't know in advance because it apparently got caught up in the mail for several weeks. The issue is filling out the I-693 before the interview, given I only found out about the interview the week before! (As well as money, if it turns out to be unnecessary.)

 

At this point I think I will just bring my DS-3025 along and see what they say.

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