Last Updated on February 23, 2023
NOTE: This article was originally published on Dec. 10, 2021. It was updated on Oct. 4, 2022 to reflect new information.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is extending a temporary waiver of a policy that requires civil surgeons to sign medical reports no more than 60 days before applicants submit adjustment of status applications.
Based on this waiver extension, USCIS will continue to accept applications for an immigration benefit, such as Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, even if a civil surgeon signed an applicant’s Form I-693 more than 60 days ago. The policy waiver is currently set to end after March 31, 2023.
Due to processing delays and related impacts from COVID-19, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is temporarily waiving a requirement that the Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, must have been signed by the civil surgeon (physician) performing the examination no more than 60 days before an applicant applies for an immigration benefit. This includes the Form I-485 application to register permanent residence or adjust status, which requires submission of the Form I-693 before the application can be approved.
Envoy is pleased to provide you this information, which was prepared in collaboration with Ian Love and Anne Walsh, who are Partners at Global Immigration Associates (GIA), one of the two independent U.S. law firms Envoy exclusively works with on the Envoy Platform (the "U.S. Law Firms").
Content in this publication is for informational purposes only and not intended as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. For additional information on the issues discussed, consult an attorney at one of the two U.S. Law Firms working with the Envoy Platform or another qualified professional. On non-U.S. immigration issues, consult an Envoy global immigration service provider or another qualified representative.