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I have a couple of questions about the I-693, which I did not file with my other papers:

- After the medical exam, is the sealed copy valid for 2 years? The doctor's office made a big fuss about needing to get it done within 60 days of filing my paperwork, which seems incorrect. My understanding is that I can get it at any point in the period leading up to my interview, and can take a sealed copy with me to the actual interview provided it was done within the last 2 years.

- I will need to get a blood TB test (IGRA), correct? The form doesn't reflect this change, but I want to be sure.

 

I am in the process of AoS from an F1 visa, and currently my I-485 says "case is ready to be scheduled for an interview." Based on what I've read, I understand that this isn't indicative of an upcoming interview, as I could receive an interview notice now or 12+ months from now. A couple of weeks ago, I received my I-693 courtesy letter stating that I had to take my packet to my interview and not to mail any documents to the address listed.

 

Sorry if these questions have been answered elsewhere!

 

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I’m on the same situation as you. Mine changed to ready to be schedule for interview since Jan 9. Ideally it’s better to wait till they give you an interview date before doing your medical coz it might take a year before you actually get an interview date. As far as I know the medical is good for a year or I think 2 from the time the doctor signs it. 

 

I think what the doctor is telling you is that if you did get your medical before you file your AOS, that you need to send the medical with your AOS within the 60 days that you’ve taken it. 

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My doctor advised me to wait until I get an interview date to get this form done as this form is valid for two years since the date your doctor filled it out so I am not going to include the form in my AOS package. 


Charlotte, NC Field Office 

Texas Service Center

 

AOS from Student F-1 Status 

Package Sent (overnight via UPS): 04/04/2019

Delivered to USCIS: 04/05/2019 

Texts & Emails Received: 04/09/2019 (Checks Cashed Out: 04/10)

NOA: 04/09/2019

NOA Mails Received: 04/13/2019

 

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16 hours ago, AffableAndy said:

I have a couple of questions about the I-693, which I did not file with my other papers:

- After the medical exam, is the sealed copy valid for 2 years? The doctor's office made a big fuss about needing to get it done within 60 days of filing my paperwork, which seems incorrect. My understanding is that I can get it at any point in the period leading up to my interview, and can take a sealed copy with me to the actual interview provided it was done within the last 2 years.

The rule is that you need to complete the form no earlier than 60 days before filing AOS. So, you shouldn't do the medical in January and submit your AOS package in April (>60 days). After you submit the AOS package is fair game. It is valid for 2 years and you can bring it to the interview. 

 

16 hours ago, AffableAndy said:

- I will need to get a blood TB test (IGRA), correct? The form doesn't reflect this change, but I want to be sure.

I believe all civil surgeons opt for the blood test. You can call and ask. 

 

16 hours ago, AffableAndy said:

I am in the process of AoS from an F1 visa, and currently my I-485 says "case is ready to be scheduled for an interview." Based on what I've read, I understand that this isn't indicative of an upcoming interview, as I could receive an interview notice now or 12+ months from now. A couple of weeks ago, I received my I-693 courtesy letter stating that I had to take my pracket to my interview and not to mail any documents to the address listed.

You can get it done whenever. It's unlikely that your entire process will take over two years. Go at your leisure. 

 

I personally wouldn't wait until my interview was scheduled, just in case. What if the lab that processes bloodwork is behind? What if your interview is scheduled 2 weeks out and you don't find out until you receive the letter with 6 days to go? It's all unlikely, but I'm risk averse. I'd do it soon-ish and get it over with. 

16 hours ago, AffableAndy said:

Sorry if these questions have been answered elsewhere!

 

 


Adjusting from TN to GC as spouse of USC

2015-11-23: Last TN received at CBP

2017-06-12: Married

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

2018-07-24: Biometrics appointment

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

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 

2018-12-18: Green Card received

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2020-12-11: Conditional green card expires 

 

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On 3/22/2019 at 7:08 PM, AffableAndy said:

- I will need to get a blood TB test (IGRA), correct? The form doesn't reflect this change, but I want to be sure.

 

On 3/23/2019 at 11:16 AM, eckoin said:

I believe all civil surgeons opt for the blood test. You can call and ask. 

You will get the TB blood test, as the skin test is no longer accepted even though it is still listed on I-693.


c9 AOS Concurrently filed I-130 & I-130A, I-485, I-131, I-765

 

2019-02-21 Package sent to Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

2019-02-27 Package received

2019-02-27 Priority Date

2019-03-04 Notice Date

2019-03-09 Notice received via USPS

2019-03-15 Biometrics Appointment Notice received

2019-03-26 Attended Biometrics Appointment

2019-04-01 Case is ready to to be scheduled for an interview

2019-04-22 Interview Notice received via USPS

2019-05-20 Interview

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