USCIS announced it is removing the requirement that a civil surgeon signs Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an individual applies for an underlying immigration benefit. The requirement had been subject to a temporary waiver since December 9, 2021.
What This Means
- USCIS can accept Form I-693 for up to two years after the date the civil surgeon signed the form.
- The policy update will allow USCIS to adjudicate cases with immigration medical examinations that would previously have been considered invalid.
- USCIS is publishing this change in policy in the policy manual consistent with the updated Form I-693 approved by OMB.
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