Q: My I-485 application was denied. I’m doing a refile. Do I need to have a new medical record?
A: The medical exam record becomes stale if submitted past the deadline. A review of your file would reveal if that’s the case. Consider working with an attorney so that precious time and filing fees are not wasted again. Your application will now be subjected to the new public charge rules that take effect February 24. Good luck.
A refiled application should be filed as if it is being filed for the first time with all of the required initial evidence, including a valid medical exam and new filing fees. Keep in mind, if your application was denied once, it is likely that you will be placed in removal proceedings soon, as that is the standard procedure (at least here in the Carolinas). In addition, the new public charge rule takes effect on February 24th and will make the greencard process much more complex.
You should contact an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible to discuss your case.
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