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Should I file I-693 and I-485 together?

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Hello,

 

I was planning to file my I-693 medical exam and I-485 together but my doctor told me I should save money and only do the medical exam when I get an interview. I am aware that this is an option in the rule book and may be wise considering the 60 day period can expire considering how slow USCIS process paperwork. 

 

Should I just wait to submit my I-693? If so, should I just include a cover letter stating that I'll bring my I-693 to the interview? What should I expect as I don't want to get a RFE if possible and slow things down.

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51 minutes ago, jcmh said:

Hello,

 

I was planning to file my I-693 medical exam and I-485 together but my doctor told me I should save money and only do the medical exam when I get an interview. I am aware that this is an option in the rule book and may be wise considering the 60 day period can expire considering how slow USCIS process paperwork. 

 

Should I just wait to submit my I-693? If so, should I just include a cover letter stating that I'll bring my I-693 to the interview? What should I expect as I don't want to get a RFE if possible and slow things down.

Why would you get an RFE if you follow an option in the playbook?


YMMV

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1 hour ago, payxibka said:

Why would you get an RFE if you follow an option in the playbook?

I just wanted to clarify as I've read other experiences detailing an RFE. So should I just not submit the I-693 until the interview and include my intentions in my cover letter?

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46 minutes ago, jcmh said:

I just wanted to clarify as I've read other experiences detailing an RFE. So should I just not submit the I-693 until the interview and include my intentions in my cover letter?


I didn't submit the I-693 and just got scheduled for interview and plan on doing the exam this week.

DId not get an RFE for the I-693, hope that helps.

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On 12/2/2019 at 6:48 PM, jcmh said:

Hello,

 

I was planning to file my I-693 medical exam and I-485 together but my doctor told me I should save money and only do the medical exam when I get an interview. I am aware that this is an option in the rule book and may be wise considering the 60 day period can expire considering how slow USCIS process paperwork. 

 

Should I just wait to submit my I-693? If so, should I just include a cover letter stating that I'll bring my I-693 to the interview? What should I expect as I don't want to get a RFE if possible and slow things down.

My situation is a little different. We are currently trying to conceive so I went ahead and got the I-693 out of the way as I have been reading that there is a recommended gap of 1-3 months after receiving the live vaccinations (MMR and Varicella) before getting pregnant to avoid birth defects. Even otherwise, it is valid for 2 years from the date the doctor signs off and most applications are approved in 2 years so I didn't see the point of waiting and just wanted to get it out of the way. 

If you do decide to do the I-693, you will need to ensure you submit your application within 60 days of the surgeon signing it.


My 2019-2020 AOS (I-130 & I-485) Timeline:


Nov. 8 - Sent application via USPS

Nov. 10 (Day 1) - USPS notification of delivery to USCIS

Nov. 18 (Day 9) - USCIS charged credit card. Received text notifications from USCIS with case number (Checked case numbers to see following statuses: 11/12 - Case was received, 11/18 - Fingerprint fee was received)
Nov. 22 (Day 13) - Received physical I-797C notice letters with notice date of 11/12
Nov. 29 (Day 20) - Received biometrics notice letter for 12/12 biometrics appointment (No status changes in online USCIS case trackers)

Dec. 6 (Day 27) - Called USCIS customer care and received an email copy of biometrics notice as I had misplaced the original one

Dec. 12 (Day 33) - Biometrics Appointment. Case status online updated to fingerprints received.

 

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I completed my I-693 a few months after sending my paperwork in. I did not receive an RFE, but I got a letter stating they could not make a decision as the I-693 had not been turned in, but that I could present it at the interview.. It also specifically said "do not submit any additional documents at this time".

 

I submitted it at the interview with no issues.

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I am a little confused.  From what I read - Effective November 1, 2018, Form I-693 will be valid for a maximum period of 2 years from the date of the civil surgeon’s signature on Form I-693, provided that the civil surgeon signs the medical examination 60 days before the date the applicant files an application for an underlying immigration benefit with USCIS.

If it's valid for 2 years from the date of the surgeon's signature then what's the issue?

 

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