Starting on March 31, 2023, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) permanently removed the requirement that the civil surgeon sign and date form I-693 Medical Exam Record within 60 days prior to filing the application for the immigration benefit. This means that form I-693 no longer needs to be signed by the civil surgeon within 60 days of filing your underlying petition for immigration benefits.
This applies to all forms I-693 submitted with immigration applications which are pending as of March 31, 2023, regardless of when you filed the application or when the civil surgeon signed the Medical Exam Record form I-693.
Generally, you need to file form I-693 with USCIS when applying for certain benefits while in the United States to show that you do not have any medical condition that would make you inadmissible to the U.S. on health-related grounds.
Before removing the 60-day rule, USCIS considered form I-693 valid for 2 years from the date of civil surgeon’s signature if the civil surgeon signed form I-693 Medical Exam Record no more than 60 days prior to filing the application for the underlying immigration benefit.
Now that there is no longer a 60-day requirement, a completed form I-693 remains valid for 2 years after the date of civil surgeon’s signature on form I-693. To save time and avoid a Request for Further Evidence (RFE), you should submit form I-693 Medical Exam Report at the time of filing your I-485 Adjustment of Status with USCIS.
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Our immigration lawyers in Miami, Florida USA can assist you with filing for Adjustment of Status and advise you on the filing of form I-693 Medical Exam Record. Contact us now or book a consultation!
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