If did the vaccinations with immigrations medical prior to visa interview, the medical center may have done a DS-3025 (Vaccinations record) and sealed this in an envelope for you to file later to USCIS when adjusting status, this allows you to not have to do an I-693. Do not open the sealed envelope.
I read that you guys mentioned about yellow book and 2 sealed envelopes, one of which is to be turned in for visa interview, and that the yellow book and the other sealed envelope is to be turned in later for AOS. But I just called the Health Care Center of Guangdong International Travel for the medical exam. They said they would do the vaccinations (4 shots) with the medical exam on the same day. The DS-3025 will be sealed in the envelope with the other papers which is to be turned in to the GZ consulate, and only a copy of the vaccination record will be given for us. Would we have any problems with this later for AOS?
And by the way, would it be okay to get 4 shots in a day???? That sounds a lot!!!
Yes can do all 4 shots in one day my wife did.
If you do like My wife and Carl's wife, do medical prior to interview, and then return for vaccinations after interview, getting only a yellow book, you will have to deal with a US Civil surgeon later in the states to get an I-693 done, and possibly have to deal with a doctor that wants to rip you off.
Perhaps things change from time to time, but my wife (fiancee at the time) got her vaccination (3 shots) after her interview (July 2011), and she was given 4 sets of documents: (1) DS-3025 in a sealed envelop addressed "USCIS Vaccination" and was told it's to be used for AOS, (2) a copy of the DS-3025, (3) yellow book, (4) an appendix - vaccination worksheet showing doses.
We filed her AOS at the end of September with her sealed DS-3025 (without going to a CS for an I-693), a photocopy of the second copy of DS-3025, and color copy of her yellow book. She got 3 NOA's dated October 3rd and did her biometrics on October 25th. Her I-485 was transferred to CSC on October 21st. Currently waiting for her EAD/AP.
I know of a Canadian lady on VJ (filed k-1 AOS same day as my wife) who went to a CS and got an I-693 for her AOS. USCIS gave her an RFE because her CS made a mistake in her I-693. She said she wished she had only sent in her DS-3025.
I've read a number of people who did AOS successfully by their DS-3025 alone without going to a CS, so that's what I did for my wife. We'll just deal with the RFE if and when we get one. Someone at VJ reasons, in some cases the USCIS misplace applicant's medical report and request a full medical. If that's the case, I might as well have my wife wait in case she needs to do medical and vaccination all over again.
My argument is, she should only do what is necessary when it comes to medical stuff. For instance, I suggested to her that she should only get her vaccination after she passes her k-1 interview. There is no point in getting drugged if she fails her interview
I don't know what is the reasoning behind transcribing a DS-3025 to I-693 anyway. Is it for a US doctor to approve what was done at a foreign USCIS authorized medical facility? Or is it to help generate revenue for US doctors? Or could it be our own misinterpretation of the poorly written I-693 instructions?