USCIS Temporarily Extends Validity Period for I-693 Form

Beginning August 12, 2021, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily extending the validity period for the Medical Examination and Vaccination Record forms, known as the I-693 Form. Previously, this form was valid for only two years. USCIS is extending the validity to four years due to Covid-19 processing delays. USCIS recommends filing the I-693 Forms with the I-485 Form if an applicant is filing for adjust of status to lawful permanent resident (Green Card holders). This may prevent a Request for Evidence (RFE) from being issued.

In order for USCIS to consider an I-693 Form to be complete it must comply with the following:

  • No more than four years have passed since the date of the civil surgeon's signature;
  • A civil surgeon's signature is date no more than 60 days prior to the date of filing for the I-485 form; and,
  • A decision on the applicant's I-485 form is issued prior to September 30, 2021.
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To see the original USCIS Alert: click here

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