On March 31, 2023, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy regarding civil surgeon signatures on USCIS Form I-693, Report of Immigration Medical Examination, and Vaccination Record. Extending the validity of the civil surgeon’s signature from 60 days to up to 2 years.
As part of the process of obtaining a green card while inside the United States, the intending immigrant must submit USCIS Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record completed by a designated civil surgeon. One of the many requirements is proof of vaccination against COVID-19. We discuss the required medical examination and the COVID-19 vaccination requirement here.
On September 29, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services announced an extension of the temporary waiver of the validity of the civil surgeon’s signature on USCIS Form I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record through March 31, 2023, for all Form I-693s that have not been adjudicated regardless of when the application was filed or signed by the civil surgeon.
Depending on your type of immigration case, you may be required to obtain a medical examination as part of the immigration process. The medical exam is done by designated medical professionals who complete USCIS Form I-693 as part of the process. We explain the medical examination and who is qualified to perform one here.