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USCIS Extends Validity of Form I-693 Medical Exam for Two Additional Years

Washington, D.C., August 12, 2021: USCIS has extended 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. USCIS is making this temporary change due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting processing delays and backlogs for the agency.

USCIS has confirmed on their I-693 website that 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.

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