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I-485 interview and the I-693

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Hi.

 

I am grateful to have received my AOS interview notice letter this week.

 

However,  the letter states that I must get a full medical, again, per the I-693 requirements,  which I suspect is why the interview is nearly 2 months out.

 

Since I had to get the medical (and sealed package) in order to have my K1 consulate interviews last fall, does anyone know definitively if I have to supply yet another sealed medical package, and incur another significant medical exam cost, in order to satisfy the AOS interview requirements? Chronology - I crossed the border on my K1 visa in Oct, and we married in November, then filed the 485 in Dec.

 

Thank you for any and all advice.

 

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Just now, Wismer said:

Hi.

 

I am grateful to have received my AOS interview notice letter this week.

 

However,  the letter states that I must get a full medical, again, per the I-693 requirements,  which I suspect is why the interview is nearly 2 months out.

 

Since I had to get the medical (and sealed package) in order to have my K1 consulate interviews last fall, does anyone know definitively if I have to supply yet another sealed medical package, and incur another significant medical exam cost, in order to satisfy the AOS interview requirements? Chronology - I crossed the border on my K1 visa in Oct, and we married in November, then filed the 485 in Dec.

 

Thank you for any and all advice.

 

When was your K1 medical?


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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You should not need to do a complete medical over again as the I693 should still be valid and should have been sent to USCIS from CBP. 


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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9 minutes ago, Wismer said:

Hi.

 

I am grateful to have received my AOS interview notice letter this week.

 

However,  the letter states that I must get a full medical, again, per the I-693 requirements,  which I suspect is why the interview is nearly 2 months out.

 

Since I had to get the medical (and sealed package) in order to have my K1 consulate interviews last fall, does anyone know definitively if I have to supply yet another sealed medical package, and incur another significant medical exam cost, in order to satisfy the AOS interview requirements? Chronology - I crossed the border on my K1 visa in Oct, and we married in November, then filed the 485 in Dec.

 

Thank you for any and all advice.

 

There's at least 5-10 other topics with this exact question created in the last few weeks. I would advise you to use the search field (right upper corner of the site) to find all those topics.

 

As long as you filed for AOS within 1 year of your medical AND your medical was marked complete (check your DS-3025) you don't need a new medical. If one of these is not the case, you'll have to get a new medical done.

 

USCIS sends out a standard letter to everyone. It should also state to bring a new medical unless already submitted

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Sorry to have bothered you. Agree that I should have spent more time researching the forums. I sent a copy of the DS3025 in with my 485 materials, and it did not matter apparently,  as they asked me to complete the I-693, thus my confusion.

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We just had our interview and I have to say, the way this whole medical exam documentation process goes, is quite inefficient. My spouse had the medical exam in Colombia, prior to being approved for the K1 visa. They did not/would not give any of the vaccines as part of the exam. They said to get those upon arrival in the USA. The sealed packet with the medical examination was surrendered to the CBP upon arrival to the USA. We went for the vaccines and were given another sealed envelope documenting those. Apparently, inside this sealed envelope, the pages relating to the full medical exam were removed, I'm assuming because they did not administer a full medical exam. This sealed envelope was mailed along with the AOS paperwork. So during the interview, we were not given an immediate approval, because the IO during the interview said pages were missing from the medical exam. We were really worried to hear this. She said she was going to have to go back and research the file to see if those missing pages were somewhere else. So that took two days and we just received the email that the green card has been ordered. This is the only notification we received to know the application was approved.

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1 hour ago, Wismer said:

Sorry to have bothered you. Agree that I should have spent more time researching the forums. I sent a copy of the DS3025 in with my 485 materials, and it did not matter apparently,  as they asked me to complete the I-693, thus my confusion.

You're not bothering me. Just pointing out that there's a lot of info out there that might give you a peace of mind.

 

USCIS sends out a standard letter to everyone. It should also state to bring a new medical unless already submitted. So it makes sense that it says to bring another I-693 (unless already submitted), because this letter doesn't only go to people who AOS from K1. We are one of the few (if not the only ones) who get an overseas medical. 

 

If your medical is marked 'completed' and you filed AOS within 1 year of the medical, you should NOT bring a new medical.

Is it possible that the officer asks for an updated I-693? Absolutely. Simply because most of the IO's don't know this process very well. You can take a print from their website where they state that you don't need a new medical (https://www.uscis.gov/policymanual/HTML/PolicyManual-Volume8-PartB-Chapter3.html) and show this if they give you a hard time.

 

Can they RFE you although they shouldn't? Yup, they can do whatever you want. But it doesn't happen too often to people who educated themselfs and can show proof that a new medical is not needed if you met all the criteria. Save yourself the money and don't get the new medical done before the interview.

 

Worst case scenario you get a really stubborn officer and you'll end up with an RFE, which is no biggie. But I wouldn't count on it.

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Before I came to the US, I did a full medical examination (09/2017), did the whole sealed envelope thing and handed the packet to the CBP upon entry (1/2018). I filed for AOS on 2/2018. Received an interview date on 5/2019. Do I still need to do a medical examination?


Case Status Update

March 10, 2017 - I-129F Package Sent

March 13, 2017 - I-129F Accepted

March 16, 2017 - I-797C NOA1 Received

June 21, 2017 - NOA2

July 7, 2017 - NVC Case Created

July 17, 2017 - NVC Hardcopy Received

July 17, 2017 - Received email from U.S. Embassy in Malaysia to schedule an interview. 

July 18, 2017 - Case Ready 

August 5, 2017 - Only interview date available is August 17 

August 8, 2017 - Scheduled interview on August 17

August 9, 2017 - Medical Examination (report ready by August 16)

August 17, 2017 - Interview Day (K1 Approved)

January 23, 2018 - Entry to the US 

February 16, 2018 - Got married!

February 21, 2018 - Sent AOS packet

February 24, 2018 - AOS packet delivered

March 8, 2018 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 Accepted

March 16, 2018 - I-485, I-765 & I-131 NOA Received

March 28, 2018 - Biometrics appointment

July 9, 2018 - EAD & Advanced Parole Approved

July 14, 2018 - EAD card Received

May 17, 2019 - I-485 Interview

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