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Hey everyone,

 

Husband had his medical for K-1 (prior to the interview) last month on Feb 25th. He has all the necessary flu shots but the influenza. The flu shot is seasonal and because the season was ending he was told that he didn't need to do it if he didn't want to.

 

The DS 2035 has nothing marked for the "influnza" (doctor didnt mention anywhere on the DS 2035 that it was out of season) technically.

 

But now,  instead of marking the "immigrant visa applicant completed vaccination requirements" the doctor marked " K-Visa applicant electing not to be vaccinated at this examination".

 

My question is, can we submit the DS 2035 as is with the AOS package?

 

Or 

 

Do we have to now fill out the I-693 and go to the civil surgeon and get the shot ? 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Olichka said:

My question is, can we submit the DS 2035 as is with the AOS package?

 

Or 

 

Do we have to now fill out the I-693 and go to the civil surgeon and get the shot ? 

 

 

My understanding you do not submit DS-2035 form, though it is ok to include the copy but USCIS will have the original included as part of your medical (it was in that yellow packet with missing corner) It will be up to USCIS to decide then if you need to have medical in addition to what was done at Medicom. 

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3 hours ago, Shiran said:

My understanding you do not submit DS-2035 form, though it is ok to include the copy but USCIS will have the original included as part of your medical (it was in that yellow packet with missing corner) It will be up to USCIS to decide then if you need to have medical in addition to what was done at Medicom. 

I just hope the decision won't be delayed because we'll need to get ONE seasonal vaccine ! Now I wish he just had done and didn't listen to the doctor.

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I'd say submit the DS-3025 and see what happens, so as to not wasting any unnecessary money on a new medical you may not even need. You might get and RFE for the I-693, and if you do then go ahead with another medical. It'll depend on the adjudicator and possibly at what time of year the case is being picked up.

 

Doctor should've just put a waiver for the flu shot and then marked the DS-3025 complete, but that is not in any way your fault that he/she didn't.


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3 hours ago, LizM said:

I'd say submit the DS-3025 and see what happens, so as to not wasting any unnecessary money on a new medical you may not even need. You might get and RFE for the I-693, and if you do then go ahead with another medical. It'll depend on the adjudicator and possibly at what time of year the case is being picked up.

 

Doctor should've just put a waiver for the flu shot and then marked the DS-3025 complete, but that is not in any way your fault that he/she didn't.

I'm so upset that this happened and now we might need to get this flu shot done.

 

Hopefully we get lucky and have no RFE's !

 

Fingers crossed🤞

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17 hours ago, Olichka said:

Hey everyone,

 

Husband had his medical for K-1 (prior to the interview) last month on Feb 25th. He has all the necessary flu shots but the influenza. The flu shot is seasonal and because the season was ending he was told that he didn't need to do it if he didn't want to.

 

The DS 2035 has nothing marked for the "influnza" (doctor didnt mention anywhere on the DS 2035 that it was out of season) technically.

 

But now,  instead of marking the "immigrant visa applicant completed vaccination requirements" the doctor marked " K-Visa applicant electing not to be vaccinated at this examination".

 

My question is, can we submit the DS 2035 as is with the AOS package?

 

Or 

 

Do we have to now fill out the I-693 and go to the civil surgeon and get the shot ? 

 

 

My understanding was that unless your DS-2035 was marked "K1 Applicant Completed Vaccination Requirements" or something similar then it doesn't qualify as a waiver for not doing the I-693. If you already sent the packet in though, hopefully your adjudicator will be lenient and see that the required shots were actually all done. It's definitely your doctor's fault for not marking your DS-2035 as "completed". I would be livid. :angry:


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5 minutes ago, crono_clone said:

My understanding was that unless your DS-2035 was marked "K1 Applicant Completed Vaccination Requirements" or something similar then it doesn't qualify as a waiver for not doing the I-693. If you already sent the packet in though, hopefully your adjudicator will be lenient and see that the required shots were actually all done. It's definitely your doctor's fault for not marking your DS-2035 as "completed". I would be livid. :angry:

Oh I’m so mad !!  This is just extra paperwork and trips to the doctor !! 

6 minutes ago, crono_clone said:

My understanding was that unless your DS-2035 was marked "K1 Applicant Completed Vaccination Requirements" or something similar then it doesn't qualify as a waiver for not doing the I-693. If you already sent the packet in though, hopefully your adjudicator will be lenient and see that the required shots were actually all done. It's definitely your doctor's fault for not marking your DS-2035 as "completed". I would be livid. :angry:

I mean should I leave a note on it when I mail in my AOS package ? 

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4 minutes ago, Olichka said:

Oh I’m so mad !!  This is just extra paperwork and trips to the doctor !! 

I mean should I leave a note on it when I mail in my AOS package ? 

If you haven't sent in the packet yet, I would just go ahead and do the I-693. Find a civil surgeon and make it clear to them that you just need them to complete your vaccination record (Part 9 on the I-693) for you.

 

Some of them will insist that you'll need to do the medical all over again (and of course, pay them more money) but you don't actually have to do that since already completed your overseas medical just a few months ago (the cutoff date is one year from your K1 medical). Make sure to shop around for a civil surgeon who'll actually do what you want and not try to sell you on a new medical.


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8 minutes ago, crono_clone said:

If you haven't sent in the packet yet, I would just go ahead and do the I-693. Find a civil surgeon and make it clear to them that you just need them to complete your vaccination record (Part 9 on the I-693) for you.

 

Some of them will insist that you'll need to do the medical all over again (and of course, pay them more money) but you don't actually have to do that since already completed your overseas medical just a few months ago (the cutoff date is one year from your K1 medical). Make sure to shop around for a civil surgeon who'll actually do what you want and not try to sell you on a new medical.

So we will have to get the flu shot even though the season is over ? Or should we just ask him to sign off that the requirements are complete ? 

 

I really just want to send off the ds 2035 and hope for the best 👌🏻

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8 minutes ago, Olichka said:

So we will have to get the flu shot even though the season is over ? Or should we just ask him to sign off that the requirements are complete ? 

 

I really just want to send off the ds 2035 and hope for the best 👌🏻

You can just ask him to sign off that the requirements are complete (basically just correcting the mistake that your previous doctor did). It sucks, but that's what most people in your situation have done, at least from what I've seen on this forum.

You can also try sending off the DS-2035 by itself with an explanation letter of what happened (and hope that your adjudicator is good enough to know that all your required shots are actually accounted for), but it's tough to know if that will really work. 


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