Form I-693

Employment-based Adjustment of Status Applicants: Send in Your Medical Forms ASAP for More Efficient Processing

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) plays a significant role in the processing of employment-based visas, and USCIS wants to ensure the center uses as many available visas as possible in fiscal year (FY) 2022, which ends on Sept. 30, 2022.  

USCIS Temporarily Waiving 60-Day Rule for Civil Surgeon Signatures

Release Date 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is temporarily waiving the requirement that the civil surgeon sign Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record, no more than 60 days before an applicant files an application for the underlying immigration benefit (including Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), until Sept. 30, 2022.  

Extension of Validity of Medical Certifications on Form I-693


Form I-693 is normally valid for a period of one year from the date it was signed by the civil surgeon. In accordance with USCIS policy, in any case that is adjudicated on or before September 30, 2013, the officer will accept as valid a Form I-693 that was signed more than one year before the date of the adjudication of a pending adjustment of status or temporary residence application if the following conditions are met:

• Form I-693 was included with the initial filing of the adjustment of status or temporary residence application; and