Beginning August 12, USCIS will extend the validity of Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record from two years to four years due to COVID-19 related processing delays.
A completed Form I-693 will be considered as valid by USCIS if:
- The civil surgeon’s signature is dated no more than 60 days before the applicant filed Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status;
- No more than four years have passed since the date of the civil surgeon’s signature; and
- A decision on the applicant’s Form I-485 is issued on or before Sept. 30, 2021.
USCIS is making this temporary change due to the impact of COVID-19 and the resulting processing delays and backlogs for the agency, and the difficulty it caused to complete the required medical examination for applicants.