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I had a medical done in my home country (Australia) prior to being issued my K1. I was given a DS-3025. After looking it over, though, it seems I will need to see a civil surgeon and have an I-693 filled out after all because my last DT/DtaP vaccinations were done in 1998 (so, over 10 years ago). This is judging by the information found here: 

 

I suppose I will need to take my DS-3025 to a civil surgeon and they will vaccinate me and provide me with an I-693, and then I attach copies of both of these documents to my AOS packet? If I see a civil surgeon prior to applying for my I-485, do I still need to pay the $85 biometrics fee?

 

I'm also just a bit confused as to why I was allowed to enter the US with my K1 medical if my vaccinations were not up to date? What happened there? I read this post (below) and it is reiterated that having had a medical overseas means you don't need to do one in the US?

 

 

 

Thank you.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Teacake said:

I had a medical done in my home country (Australia) prior to being issued my K1. I was given a DS-3025. After looking it over, though, it seems I will need to see a civil surgeon and have an I-693 filled out after all because my last DT/DtaP vaccinations were done in 1998 (so, over 10 years ago). This is judging by the information found here: 

 

I suppose I will need to take my DS-3025 to a civil surgeon and they will vaccinate me and provide me with an I-693, and then I attach copies of both of these documents to my AOS packet? If I see a civil surgeon prior to applying for my I-485, do I still need to pay the $85 biometrics fee?

 

Thank you.

 

 

Is your ds3025 marked complete?

 

Biometrics fee has nothing to do with a civil surgeon or not.  It is a required fee

 

 

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Just now, Teacake said:

"K Visa applicant voluntarily completed vaccination requirements" has been checked. Does that mean it was marked complete?

Yup.  Don't need to visit a civil surgeon 


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3 minutes ago, Teacake said:

I had a medical done in my home country (Australia) prior to being issued my K1. I was given a DS-3025. After looking it over, though, it seems I will need to see a civil surgeon and have an I-693 filled out after all because my last DT/DtaP vaccinations were done in 1998 (so, over 10 years ago). This is judging by the information found here: 

 

I suppose I will need to take my DS-3025 to a civil surgeon and they will vaccinate me and provide me with an I-693, and then I attach copies of both of these documents to my AOS packet? If I see a civil surgeon prior to applying for my I-485, do I still need to pay the $85 biometrics fee?

 

Thank you.

 

 

You can get your vaccination anywhere. Walgreens, walmart, or any pharmacy that offers them. Just bring proof of the vaccination to the civil surgeon.

 

What a person would normally do is print out the I-693 and fill out only the portions that pertain to a K1 adjusting applicant only (make sure to carefully read the instructions). Once you find a civil surgeon that is only willing to do a transcription, bring your proof of all vaccinations, including any new ones, then they will fill out their part, put it in an envelope and stamp it. If you are marked as completed anyway, none of this should be needed. Just send a photocopy of the DS3025 with your application. Biometrics fee has nothing to do with the civil surgeon.

 

Of course there is always a possibility an officer may ask you for it regardless due to losing the DS3025, not bothering to look up your medical result, not understanding how a K1 works, or generally not knowing what they're doing.


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13 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Yup.  Don't need to visit a civil surgeon 

Thank you! And as a K1 entrant, I send $1,225 with my application, but may I ask when the biometrics come into play? Around the time my interview is scheduled, will they also schedule an appointment for me to go and have some taken or something?

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15 minutes ago, yuna628 said:

You can get your vaccination anywhere. Walgreens, walmart, or any pharmacy that offers them. Just bring proof of the vaccination to the civil surgeon.

 

What a person would normally do is print out the I-693 and fill out only the portions that pertain to a K1 adjusting applicant only (make sure to carefully read the instructions). Once you find a civil surgeon that is only willing to do a transcription, bring your proof of all vaccinations, including any new ones, then they will fill out their part, put it in an envelope and stamp it. If you are marked as completed anyway, none of this should be needed. Just send a photocopy of the DS3025 with your application. Biometrics fee has nothing to do with the civil surgeon.

 

Of course there is always a possibility an officer may ask you for it regardless due to losing the DS3025, not bothering to look up your medical result, not understanding how a K1 works, or generally not knowing what they're doing.

Thank you! This was really useful. :)

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Typically shortly after you send in your application, within a few months you are called for biometrics, usually at a support center. It's a simple appointment for photo and fingerprinting. You will typically have a long wait to see any movement on your application after that.


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Touched on website (fixed?): 12/9/14 - Poked USCIS: 4/1/15
NOA 2 email: 5/4/15 (hard copy 5/11/15)
Sent to NVC: 5/8/15 - NVC received + #'s assigned: 5/15/15 (estimated)
NVC sent: 5/19/15 - London received/ready: 5/26/15
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AP + Issued 8/3/15 - Visa in hand (depot): 8/6/15
POE: 8/27/15

Wedding: 9/30/15

Filed I-485, I-131, I-765: 11/7/15

Packet received: 11/9/15

NOA 1 txt/email: 11/15/15 - NOA 1 hardcopy: 11/19/15

Bio: 12/9/15

EAD + AP approved: 1/25/16 - EAD received: 2/1/16

RFE for USCIS inability to read vax instructions: 5/21/16 (no e-notification & not sent from local office!)

RFE response sent: 6/7/16 - RFE response received 6/9/16

AOS approved/card in production: 6/13/16  

NOA 2 hardcopy + card sent 6/17/16

Green Card received: 6/18/16

USCIS 120 day reminder notice: 2/22/18

Filed I-751: 5/2/18 - Packet received: 5/4/18

NOA 1:  5/29/18 (12 mo) 8/13/18 (18 mo)  - Bio: 6/27/18

Transferred: Potomac Service Center 3/26/19

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3 minutes ago, Teacake said:

Thank you! And as a K1 entrant, I send $1,225 with my application, but may I ask when the biometrics come into play? Around the time my interview is scheduled, will they also schedule an appointment for me to go and have some taken or something?

Yes.  At some point (usually within 30 days) they will schedule an appointment at the Application Support Center for biometrics 


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4 minutes ago, Teacake said:

Thank you! And as a K1 entrant, I send $1,225 with my application, but may I ask when the biometrics come into play? Around the time my interview is scheduled, will they also schedule an appointment for me to go and have some taken or something?

Not long after they receive your application (it was a couple of weeks for us), you will receive a letter telling you where and when your biometrics appointment has been scheduled. Our NOA1 was June 10th and our biometrics was July 9th.

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7 minutes ago, Teacake said:

Thank you! This was really useful. :)

A copy of the ds3025 is not required to be submitted with the i485,  though for some reason,  many do.


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Thanks everyone for your help, but I'm still a bit confused about the tetanus situation. On my DS3025, the doctor in Australia put my most recent date down (which, as I said, was in '98 apparently, when I was a toddler), but I haven't had a tetanus booster at all since then according to my records. Yet my DS3025 was marked as complete? Why didn't the doctor give me a booster then and there? I have this niggling feeling that this is going to bite me in the butt during AOS. Has anyone else got any experience with the whole tetanus booster situation? Should I try and go ahead and get the shot and then an I-693, or since my medical was marked as complete, just ignore it and leave it alone unless I end up getting an RFIE or something?

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2 minutes ago, Teacake said:

Thanks everyone for your help, but I'm still a bit confused about the tetanus situation. On my DS3025, the doctor in Australia put my most recent date down (which, as I said, was in '98 apparently, when I was a toddler), but I haven't had a tetanus booster at all since then according to my records. Yet my DS3025 was marked as complete? Why didn't the doctor give me a booster then and there? I have this niggling feeling that this is going to bite me in the butt during AOS. Has anyone else got any experience with the whole tetanus booster situation? Should I try and go ahead and get the shot and then an I-693, or since my medical was marked as complete, just ignore it and leave it alone unless I end up getting an RFIE or something?

The USCIS  adjudicators are not doctors,  they simply look at what the doctor marked. 

 

Did you get injections at your medical?

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3 minutes ago, Teacake said:

Thanks everyone for your help, but I'm still a bit confused about the tetanus situation. On my DS3025, the doctor in Australia put my most recent date down (which, as I said, was in '98 apparently, when I was a toddler), but I haven't had a tetanus booster at all since then according to my records. Yet my DS3025 was marked as complete? Why didn't the doctor give me a booster then and there? I have this niggling feeling that this is going to bite me in the butt during AOS. Has anyone else got any experience with the whole tetanus booster situation? Should I try and go ahead and get the shot and then an I-693, or since my medical was marked as complete, just ignore it and leave it alone unless I end up getting an RFIE or something?

I don't think you need to worry about it. Your DS3025 is marked as complete, and that's all you need. 

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20 minutes ago, payxibka said:

The USCIS  adjudicators are not doctors,  they simply look at what the doctor marked. 

 

Did you get injections at your medical?

Ah, OK, yup. Makes sense.

 

And nope, not a single one (apart from having my blood drawn).

 

16 minutes ago, Joyoussinger said:

I don't think you need to worry about it. Your DS3025 is marked as complete, and that's all you need. 

OK, that's good enough for me then! Thanks!

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