USCIS Removes 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures on Form I-693

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.
Erickson Insights

For more information, stakeholders can review the policy alert or submit comments regarding this update on the Policy Manual Feedback page.

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