The USCIS Temporarily Extending Validity Period of Form I-693

Starting on August 12, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is tentatively prolonging the validity period for Form I-693 from two years to four years due to COVID-19 delays in processing. This continuation has been intended to accommodate applicants with more time to complete the necessary medical examinations for their immigration into the United States. Continue reading to learn more about this change.

Contact our experienced Wisconsin immigration attorneys at the Sesini Law Group, S.C. today to learn more about this change and how it may affect your immigration process or status.

What is Form I-693?

Form I-693 is the report of medical examination and vaccination record. This form is a required portion of the application process to become a permanent resident of the United States.

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Why is this extension being made?

This brief change has been executed because of COVID-19-related delays that have influenced applicants’ capability to meet the required immigration medical examination. Before this change, the USCIS views a completed Form I-693 to hold its validity for two years after the date the civil surgeon signed, as long as the date of the civil surgeon’s signature was no more than 60 days before the applicant filed for adjustment of status.

The USCIS is on course to help more employment-based adjustment of status applications than it has since FY 2005.  They have prioritized employment-based adjustment of status applications through each step of its processing and adjudication during this fiscal year. They continue to make processing and resource allocation decisions to advance the pace of adjudications and reduce the potential for employment-based visa numbers to go untouched.

If you have questions or concerns regarding Form I-693 and would like clarification, do not hesitate to reach out to our skilled New York immigration attorneys today.

When will the USCIS consider a completed Form I-693 valid?

  • The civil surgeon’s signature is dated no more than sixty 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

Reach out to our seasoned New York immigration attorneys about your Form I-693 and how this will affect your immigration status.

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John Sesini is an experienced immigration attorney with offices in Green Bay and Milwaukee Wisconsin. Our firm understands what is at stake when it comes to immigration law matters, which is why If you have any questions, you should not hesitate to contact the Sesini Law Group, S.C., and schedule your initial consultation with our firm today.

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