USCIS policy alert on change to Form I-693

On May 30, 2014, USCIS announced a policy change regarding Form I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record.  Form I-693 is a required component for most adjustment of status applications.  As of June 1, 2014, Form I-693 must be submitted to USCIS within 1 year of completion and signature by the civil surgeon, and will be valid for one year after submission to USCIS.

As of result of this change, the medical examination form will no longer be required as initial evidence and may be submitted at any time after filing the immigration benefit application but prior to adjudication. If the medical examination form is not filed concurrently, USCIS encourages applicants to wait to until the medical examination form is requested by USCIS either through the issuance of a Request for Evidence (RFE) or through a notice to bring a completed medical examination form to the interview. 

 

Please contact attorney Erin Elliott with any questions regarding this update at (404) 890-0372.

Posted by Erin Elliott