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I-693 question for missing vaccines (civil surgeon, paperwork needed, etc)

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We are applying for my husband's adjustment of status from a K-1 visa. He immigrated on the K-1 in late April 2019 from the United Kingdom.

 

He got the pre-K1 interview medical exam in London and was missing 2 required vaccinations (flu shot and tetanus shot). Everything else about his medical was clean/approved. He booked in to the NHS doctor a few days later and got the tetanus shot, but he could not get the flu shot at the same appointment for administrative reasons.

 

What is our best approach for getting the necessary paperwork for the I-693? Do we need to submit the DS-3025 that shows everything he has that's in good standing + having a civil surgeon administer the flu shot + review the confirmation paperwork for the tetanus shot given by the NHS doctor?

 

Any advice appreciated. Let me know if I left out any information that would be useful.

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2 minutes ago, kwoodruff said:

We are applying for my husband's adjustment of status from a K-1 visa. He immigrated on the K-1 in late April 2019 from the United Kingdom.

 

He got the pre-K1 interview medical exam in London and was missing 2 required vaccinations (flu shot and tetanus shot). Everything else about his medical was clean/approved. He booked in to the NHS doctor a few days later and got the tetanus shot, but he could not get the flu shot at the same appointment for administrative reasons.

 

What is our best approach for getting the necessary paperwork for the I-693? Do we need to submit the DS-3025 that shows everything he has that's in good standing + having a civil surgeon administer the flu shot + review the confirmation paperwork for the tetanus shot given by the NHS doctor?

 

Any advice appreciated. Let me know if I left out any information that would be useful.

You need to find a good USCIS approved doctor.

https://my.uscis.gov/findadoctor

 

Make an appointment, if they are trying to convince you that you need a full medical thank them and call another doctor. It is a hit or miss. Also try to search on this forum about USCIS approved doctors who doesn't rip you off. There is a thread, depending on your location somebody might have experience with the doctors.

 

As per the procedure after you have an appointment I would print out the required pages of the I-693 (the instructions tell you which are required for immunization) fill out your part at home to be sure that you don't mess it up. They appreciated that I had the latest form filled out, but also they had the form printed out. Told them I bought mine. That was the moment when I knew I have chosen the right doctor.

 

After that is super easy, you get the shot, they fill out the form. Ask for a copy just in case if they dont' give you one before the envelope is sealed. Do not open the envelope. Just send it in with the AOS application.

 

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Ah, forgot to write it down :)

 

Bring the DS-3025 with you to the doctor but not sure if they take the NHS proof of evidence of the shot, but worst case you need to get that shot again...They are going to transcribe the DS-3025 to the I-693 and add your missing shots to the list.

 

If you get the I-693 then you don't need to submit the DS-3025

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3 minutes ago, ineedadisplayname said:

 

As per the procedure after you have an appointment I would print out the required pages of the I-693 (the instructions tell you which are required for immunization) fill out your part at home to be sure that you don't mess it up. They appreciated that I had the latest form filled out, but also they had the form printed out. Told them I bought mine. That was the moment when I knew I have chosen the right doctor.

 

Thank you! I will do this. I appreciate your advice.

 

Follow-up question: Since my husband had the tetanus shot after his K1 medical and interview (but before entering the U.S. on the K1 visa) how can we prove this vaccine was administered? Of course it seems unhealthy/absurd for them to require he gets another tetanus shot just so it can say on paper that it was done by a civil surgeon, but it sounds like the USCIS does not accept "proof" of vaccinations from any doctor that is not a civil surgeon.

 

I appreciate your reply.

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2 minutes ago, ineedadisplayname said:

Ah, forgot to write it down :)

 

Bring the DS-3025 with you to the doctor but not sure if they take the NHS proof of evidence of the shot, but worst case you need to get that shot again...They are going to transcribe the DS-3025 to the I-693 and add your missing shots to the list.

 

If you get the I-693 then you don't need to submit the DS-3025

We both commented back at the same time. :) Thank you so much for your reply. That helps a lot.

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5 minutes ago, kwoodruff said:

Thank you! I will do this. I appreciate your advice.

 

Follow-up question: Since my husband had the tetanus shot after his K1 medical and interview (but before entering the U.S. on the K1 visa) how can we prove this vaccine was administered? Of course it seems unhealthy/absurd for them to require he gets another tetanus shot just so it can say on paper that it was done by a civil surgeon, but it sounds like the USCIS does not accept "proof" of vaccinations from any doctor that is not a civil surgeon.

 

I appreciate your reply.

You can ask the USCIS approved doctor what should be the course of action in this case. The only thing I know for sure that you can't send in the DS-3025 when it's marked incomplete or the applicant elected not to get vaccinated checkbox. Also you can't send in the DS-3025  + NHS doctor's note... BUT you might be able to get transcribed that note to the I-693 by the uscis doctor without getting the shot again.

 

I was missing a shot so don't have experience of getting a vaccination after the interview which is not on the DS-3025

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Our DS-3025 is missing flu shot, and we just submitted it as is to AOS. They suppose to send courtesy letter if they require I-693 or new vaccination. Let them drive this process, since it doesn't slow things down. So far, we heard not a peep about it.

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56 minutes ago, Shiran said:

Our DS-3025 is missing flu shot, and we just submitted it as is to AOS. They suppose to send courtesy letter if they require I-693 or new vaccination. Let them drive this process, since it doesn't slow things down. So far, we heard not a peep about it.

Thanks for sharing your experience! I am tempted to do this, but would prefer to do the work on the front-end so we have less to do later on. I wish you well in your application. Good luck!!

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