On July 14, 2022, US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), released some helpful tips for employment-based adjustment applicants and the USCIS Form I-693 Medical Examination. The following are some Do’s and Dont’s for your Form I-693 Medical Examination from USCIS.
- If you have a pending Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, do NOT send an unsolicited Form I-693 to USCIS. They are proactively identifying employment-based adjustment of status applications with available visas that lack a valid Form I-693 and are directly contacting applicants to request that form.
- If you know that your previously filed Form I-485 does not have a valid Form I-693, your underlying petition is approved, and a visa is available to you, it will help USCIS use the available visas and adjudicate your application if you have a valid Form I-693 on hand when they send the request to you. This will avoid additional delays as it can take a few weeks to receive the completed medical.
- If you are planning to file an adjustment of status application in the future, be sure to include a valid Form I-693.
- A Form I-693 is valid for two years from the date that the civil surgeon signs the form.
Following these guidelines from USCIS will avoid delays in case processing and additional requests from USCIS.
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