New USCIS Policy Regarding Medical Exams

Erick Widman

A new USCIS policy requires medical exam results be submitted within 60 days of their completion.

As most of our clients know, anyone applying for permanent residency will need to visit a USCIS-approved physician. During this visit, the doctor will fill out Form I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination record, and place it in a sealed envelope. This envelope is then submitted to USCIS along with the rest of a green card application.

As of November 1, 2018, Form I-693 must be submitted to USCIS within 60 days of the date it is signed. In other words, it’s important your case is filed in 60 days or less from the date of your medical exam. Otherwise the form becomes invalid.

If you’ve completed the exam but cannot file your petition within 60 days, reach out to your physician and ask them to resign the form before submission. Otherwise you may have to complete the exam all over again.

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